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TIME: All Day

EVENT: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES Committee on Earth Studies holds a meeting.

AGENDA: Highlights:

9:30 a.m. - Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation and Comments on the Study

Louis Uccellini, NOAA

1 p.m. - NASA's Earth Science Enterprise Strategic Plan

- Greg Williams, NASA HQ

DATE: January 28, 2003

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

CONTACT: 202-334-2138


TIME: 8:30 a.m.

EVENT: RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY holds a program by Amirzhan Qosanov, Chairman, Republican Party of Kazakhstan, Chairman, Committee to Defend Sergey Duvanov

Entitled "Democracy in Kazakhstan: A Status Report."

DATE: January 28, 2003

LOCATION: 1201 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-457-6949

WEB ADDRESS: rferl.gov

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ARCHIVES presents Andro Linklater discussing Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy. The most urgent problem facing the newly independent United States was how to pay for the war that won its freedom. Its greatest asset was land, but that first had to be measured out and mapped, and a uniform set of measurements had to be chosen. Linklater tells the story of why America has ended up with its unique system of weights and measures--the American Customary System--and how this has shaped our country and culture.

DATE: January 28, 2003

LOCATION: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC,

CONTACT: 202-501-5000

WEB ADDRESS: nara.gov

TIME: 4 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH VRC SEMINAR SERIES presents New Insights Into the Pathogenic Interplay of HIV With Its Cellular Host," with Dr. Warner Greene, Gladstone Institute.

DATE: January 28, 2003

LOCATION: Main Floor Conference Room, Building 40, Bethesda, MD

CONTACT: 301-402-1770

WEB ADDRESS: nih.gov

TIME: 6 p.m.

EVENT: SMITHSONIAN Hirshhorn Museum holds a lecture featuring Christopher Wilson, GWU Art Department, exploring the nature of Velazquez's genius, which traces the development of his art, and portrays his early years in Seville, where he infused scenes of everyday life with an astonishing degree of naturalism. The artist's 37-year career at the court of King Philip IV in Madrid, where he enjoyed a privileged relationship with the monarch, is also explored.

DATE: January 28, 2003

LOCATION: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-357-3030


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