- The Washington Times - Thursday, August 16, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

At the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases the new residential construction for July. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

11 a.m. — Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the airline traffic data for May . Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting by teleconference of the Advisory Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes. Location: None given. Contact: 301/415-5294.

5 p.m. — Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting by teleconference. Agenda includes the 2009 budget, commissioner responses to briefing reports and state advisory committee issues: New Jersey SAC, South Carolina SAC, Vermont SAC. Location: None given. Contact: 202/376-8582.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

User experience conference — all day Adaptive Path holds a User Experience Week 2007 Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Dan Saffer of Adaptive Path delivers the keynote address on “New Sources of Inspiration for Interaction Design.”

11:30 a.m. — Martin Moeller of the National Building Museum, delivers remarks on “The National Building Museum: From the Inside Out.”

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 523 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 773/620-2947.

Laborlore symposium — all day The Library of Congress holds a symposium on “Laborlore Conversations IV: Documenting Occupational Folklore Then and Now.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Nick Spitzer, host and creator of American Public Media’s American Routes radio program, delivers the keynote address on “In Katrina’s Wake: The Building Trades in New Orleans.”

Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-5510.

NASA conference — 8:50 a.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a student-teacher conference, beginning at 8:50 a.m., (live from the International Space Station) in which winners of a national poster contest will be able to ask questions. Astronaut and teacher Barbara Morgan and mission specialist Rick Mastracchio participate. Location: Challenger Center for Space Education, 1250 North Pitt St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/358-7022.

High school performance — 10 a.m. The Alliance for Excellent Education holds a discussion on “Turning Around Low-Performing High Schools: Lessons for Federal Policy From Research and Practice.” Former Gov. Bob Wise, West Virginia Democrat, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education; and Robert Balfanz, research scientist at the Center for Social Organization of Schools at Johns Hopkins University, participate. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/828-0828.

Back-to school report — 10 a.m. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University holds a press conference to release its annual back-to-school report, “National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse XII: Teens and Parents,” with Joseph Califano Jr., chairman and president of CASA. Location: Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 212/841-5260.

Chertoff address — 10:15 a.m. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff delivers remarks at the quarterly meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Book discussion — noon The International Spy Museum holds a book discussion on “Gatekeeper: Memoirs of a CIA Polygraph Examiner” with author John F. Sullivan. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

Family stability — 1 p.m. The American Coalition for Fathers and Children and the National African American Coalition for Shared Parenting hold a press conference on government policy undermining the family. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/538-2221.

Brain discussion — 3 p.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on “The New Science of Neuroplasticity.” Dr. Norman Doidge, author of “The Brain That Changes Itself”; Ronald Dworkin, senior fellow of the Hudson Institute, and John O’Sullivan, senior fellow of the Hudson Institute, participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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