Chamber Music Concert, June 22
The Rock Creek Chamber Players will perform at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 22 in the 14th floor assembly hall at the Clinical Center. This free public concert, sponsored by the recreation therapy section, will include Crusell's quartet in E flat major for clarinet and strings; Villa-Lobos' Bachianas Brasileiras No. 1 for eight 'cellos; Webern's Four Pieces, op. 7, for violin and piano; and J.S. Bach's cantata Jauchzet Gott, with soprano Jane White, trumpet, strings and continuo. For more information call (202) 337-8710.
Kaiser Plan Service Day
Kaiser Permanente Health Plan will be on the NIH campus Thursday, June 26, to assist plan enrollees who have claims or enrollment problems or questions. A plan representative will be available from 9 a.m. to noon in Bldg. 31, Conf. Rm. 7. No appointment is necessary. Assistance will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis.
AALAS Seminar Set, Sept. 10-11
The 24th annual National Capital Area Branch AALAS Seminar will be held at Turf Valley Hotel & Country Club in Ellicott City, Md., on Sept. 10-11. This year's seminar is entitled, "Future Vision: Laboratory Animal Science -- The Next Generation." A variety of sessions will be offered, including posters, workshops, and a look at women's contributions to science, engineering, invention and math. Abstract submission deadline is Aug. 1 with Dr. John Bartholomew, 6-9733, firstname.lastname@example.org. Room reservations are available at 1-800-666-TURF before Aug. 15. For more information call seminar chair Dr. James Raber, 2-3909, fax 2-0035.
As of June 30, all domestic long distance calls should be dialed as "9-1" and then the 10-digit phone number. This is a change for those members of the NIH community who are used to dialing "8" plus 10 digits for long distance access. The change is being made to eliminate needlessly routing local calls to the FTS 2000 network.
According to the ORS Telecommunications Branch, NIH is spending as much as $8,000 per month on local calls that are mistakenly routed onto the FTS 2000 long distance network by dialing "8" plus a local area code. The new dialing pattern will prevent these unnecessary long distance charges. The elimination of the initial "8" will also free up "8" for future use by NIH as an internal phone exchange.
NIH'ers should reprogram all telephones, fax machines, and computer programs and scripts to dial "9-1" then the 10-digit number. This only applies to procedures for domestic long distance calls. Procedures for local and international calls (including Canada) are unchanged.
If you have any questions about dialing long distance or other telecommunications issues, call TCB at 5-HELP.
FIC Establishes International Intranet
In collaboration with ICD international representatives, FIC has established an international intranet site at: http://silk.nih.gov/public/eue1juy.@www.bookmark.html. The site contains links that will allow users to find addresses, telephone numbers and country codes worldwide; links to NIH international programs; links to grant-related databases and research opportunities that could be useful for NIH scientists, both domestic and foreign; and travel information, including travel warnings, the World Fact Book, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention travel information, embassy addresses and home pages, online language translation, a world clock, currency converter, foreign per diem rates, and even subway maps from around the world. For more information, call Irene Edwards, 6-2075.
Ernst Freese Memorial Lecture
The first annual Ernst Freese Memorial Lecture of the NIH Neuroscience Series took place May 23 in Lipsett Amphitheater and featured Dr. Fred "Rusty" Gage (second from l), a pioneer in developing strategies to induce regeneration in the nervous system. He was introduced by NINDS director Dr. Zach Hall (l). The late Dr. Freese made major contributions to our understanding of heredity in the early fifties with his mutational analyses, and continued to make advances in the areas of bacterial and yeast sporulation. As director of the basic neuroscience program in NINDS, Freese was also credited with supporting and carrying out molecular neuroscience in NINDS. His widow, Dr. Katherine L. Bick (second from r), is a former NINDS deputy director. His son, Dr. Andrew Freese (r), a neurosurgeon and researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, endowed the lectureship.
NIH recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), which administers a National Internship Program that will place about a dozen high achieving college students from Hispanic serving institutions in 10-week summer internships here. On hand for the signing ceremony are (from l) Ileana Trevino, acting director of NIH's Office of Equal Opportunity, NIH deputy director Dr. Ruth Kirschstein, HACU president Dr. Antonio R. Flores, and HACU governing board chair Dr. Thomas Arciniega. Now in its sixth year, the internship program has offered opportunities to more than 850 students nationwide.
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