Washington Agenda - Federal Agencies

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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES The National Nanotechnology Initiative holds a meeting Research Council study is looking at the current program and whether it adequately supports the directions that this new field is taking. At this meeting, the study committee will discuss the activities of the six National Science Foundation research centers in nanotechnology, the research focus of various federal agencies, and the support of high-risk research -- exploratory research that may or may not yield beneficial results.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8 a.m. - Executive Session: Discussion of Monday agenda and other committee business

9 a.m. - NSET and Agency Roles in Developing the FY2003 NNI Budget, James Murday, Part-Time Director, NNCO (Thirty minutes for presentation, thirty minutes for Q&A)

10 a.m. - Office of Management and Budget, Role in Developing FY2003 NNI Budget, David Radzanowski, Program Examiner, OMB (Thirty minutes for presentation, thirty minutes for Q&A)

11 a.m. - National Science Foundation, Establishment of Six NSF Centers for Nanoscale Research, Ulrich Strom, Program Director, Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers 1 p.m. - Agency Program Managers: Perspectives on NNI

3:15 p.m. - Nanotechnology and National Security Research Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA), Robert F. Leheny, Director, Microsystems Technology Office

LOCATION: Room 130, Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138


TIME: 2 p.m.

EVENT: FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Office of Plans and Policy will hold a roundtable forum to discuss FCC media ownership policies.

AGENDA: Highlights:

2:00 p.m. -Introduction and Welcome Chairman Michael K. Powell, Federal Communications Commission

12:15 p.m. - Ownership Policies and Competition

Stanley Besen, Charles River Associates

Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America

W. Robert Majure, U.S. Department of Justice

Bruce Owen, Economists Incorporated

James Bird and David Sappington, Federal Communications Commission

2:30 p.m.- Ownership Policies, Diversity and Localism

Douglas Gomery, University of Maryland

Philip Napoli, Fordham University

Joel Waldfogel, University of Pennsylvania

Jonathan Levy and Joel Rabinovitz, Federal Communications Commission

4:15 p.m. - Concluding Observations

Jane Mago and Robert Pepper, Federal Communications Commission

DATE: October 29, 2001

LOCATION: 445 12th Street, SW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Michelle Russo, 202-418-2358

WEB ADDRESS: fcc.gov.

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH presents a conference on Sleep, Fatigue And Medical Training: "Optimizing Learning and the Patient Care Environment."

AGENDA: Highlights:

"Sleep, Fatigue and Performance: Overview of Research and Scientific Issues,"

"Sleep Loss and Fatigue in Medical Education Settings: Impact on Quality of Care,"

"Evaluation and Management of Fatigue in Non-Medical Occupations: Lessons Learned," NHLBI, DATE: October 29, 2001

LOCATION: Hilton Alexandria -Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA

CONTACT: Carl Hunt, 301-435-0199


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH presents the Neuroscience Seminar series entitled "Endocannabinoids--An Overview," With Dr. Raphael Mechoulam, Lyonel Jacobson Professor Of Medicinal Chemistry, Hebrew.

DATE: October 29, 2001

LOCATION: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301 496-1226


TIME: 5 p.m.

EVENT: FOLGER SHAKESPEARE MEMORIAL LIBRARY presents a reading by David St. John the 2001 O.B. Hardison, Jr. Poetry Prize Winner.

NHLBI, DATE: October 29, 2001

LOCATION: Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol Street SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-0345

WEB ADDRESS: folger.edu

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program presents physicist and science writer James Trefil surveying the frontiers of modern science to consider the nature of consciousness and the potential implications for human culture.

DATE: October 29, 2001

LOCATION: S. Dillon Ripley Center, Lecture Hall, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202- 275-0570


TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Resident Associate Program presents CEO John F. Welch Jr. looking back on his career at General Electric and revealing his personal business philosophy and managerial style. Welch's new book Jack: Straight from the Gut (AOL Time Warner) is available for signing after the program.

DATE: October 29, 2001

LOCATION: Lisner Auditorium, GWU, 730 21st St. NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202- 275-0570


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