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By United Press International  |  Oct. 8, 2002 at 3:45 PM
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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences Space Studies Board Committee on the Origins and Evolution of Life holds a meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

8:30 a.m. - Welcomes and Introductions

John Baross/J. Craig Wheeler

9 a.m. - Astrobiology Program Status Report

Michael Meyer, NASA HQ

10:30 a.m. - Astronomical Origins Roadmap

Philippe Crane, NASA HQ

11:30 a.m. - The "Astro" in Astrobiology (teleconference)

Carl Pilcher, NASA HQ

1 p.m. - "Astrobiology" at NSF

James Yoder, Ocean Science Division, NSF

3 p.m. - Reflections on Astrobiology and NAI (videoconference)

Bruce Runnegar, UCLA

4 p.m. - Evolution of Coding Organisms in Stochastic Radiation Environments

J. Craig Wheeler

5 p.m. - Discussion of COEL's Astrophysics SOT

Committee and Guests

LOCATION: 500 5th Street, NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-334-2138

WEB ADDRESS: nas.edu

TIME: All Day

EVENT: DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS holds its third National Primary Care: Mental Health conference.

AGENDA: Highlight:

8:30 a.m. -- US Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona

DATE: October 9, 2002

LOCATION: Madison Hotel, 15th and M Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-273-6000


TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a program The State of the Media in Ukraine.

WHO: The speakers are:

Yevhen Hlibovitsky, Senior Correspondent, 1+1 Television (Kyiv)

Julia Mostova, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Dzerkalo Tyzhnia [Zerkalo nedeli] (Kyiv)

Andriy Shevchenko, former News Anchor and Senior Correspondent, Novy Kanal (Kyiv)

Roman Skrypin, Anchor and Editor, STB Television (Kyiv)

DATE: October 9, 2002

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS: rferl.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS American Folklife Center presents Ann Hoog, folklife specialist discussing the Library's project to record the reactions of Americans across the country to the events of September 11.

DATE: October 9, 2002

LOCATION North Gallery of the Great Hall, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-707-5510


TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH CLINICAL CENTER GRAND ROUNDS LECTURE SERIES: CONTEMPORARY CLINICAL MEDICINE: GREAT TEACHERS program entitled "What ADHD Really Means: A Developmental Disorder of Self-Control (Motor, Cognitive, and Social-Emotional)," with Dr. Martha Bridge Denckla, Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

DATE: October 9, 2002

LOCATION: Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301-496-2563

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 3 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON 2002-2003 NIH DIRECTOR'S LECTURE SERIES entitled "Integrating Genetics, Genomics, and Biology of Malignant Melanoma" with Dr. Jeffrey M. Trent, Scientific Director, and Chief, Cancer Genetics Branch, NHGRI.

DATE: October 9, 2002

LOCATION: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301 594-5595

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES presents CIA master spy's Antonio and Jonna Mendez who were members of a team assembled to implement a new generation of techniques to elude the KGB. They tell the riveting story of how they rewrote the CIA's rules of engagement with the KGB.

DATE: October 9, 2002

LOCATION: Marion & Gustave Ring Auditorium, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture

Garden, Independence Ave. & 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


TIME: 6:45 p.m.

EVENT: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS presents Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry, Billy Collins, reading from his work.

DATE: October 9, 2002

LOCATION: Montpelier Room, sixth floor of the Madison Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-707-5394

WEB ADDRESS: loc.gov

TIME: 7 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN ASSOCIATES presents an evening with author Dave Barry whose syndicated column appears weekly in the Washington Post's Sunday magazine. Book signing follows.

DATE: October 9, 2002

LOCATION: GW University, Lisner Aud., 730 21st St., NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


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