What's up on campus
By TIMES STAFF
Published November 8, 2006
Area universities and colleges offer lectures and programs open to the public. All events are free unless otherwise indicated. Send information at least two weeks in advance to Catherine Cushing, the Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.
4200 54th Ave. S
St. Petersburg, 864-7979
-Allen Samuels, a member of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College, will speak on the Impact of the Olympic Games on World Politics at 4 p.m. today at Lewis house. This is part of the ASPEC Public Forum Series.-Alizza Punzalan-Hall, director of community and media relations at Eckerd College, will be the guest speaker at a dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. today at the Continuing Education Center. Punzalan-Hall will present From the Snows of Kilimanjaro to the Sands of the Serengeti. $16.50. Seating is limited. Advance registration is required. Call 864-7600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
-The Orchid Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. today in the Raymond James Room at Fox Hall. The ensemble uses ancient musical instruments to play a variety of musical styles, including traditional and contemporary music of China, world music, new music, jazz and creative improvisation.
-Meg Domroese, outreach program manager at the American Museum of Natural History, will speak on Biodiversity Conservation and Education: Working with Communities in Bolivia and the Bahamas at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sheen Auditorium.
- Seyyed Hossein Nasr, professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, will speak on the Heart of Islam at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Raymond James Room at Fox Hall. Nasr is an expert on Islamic science and spirituality. He is the author of more than 50 books, including The Heart of Islam: Enduring Values of Humanity.
-Carlos Carrera's 2002 film, The Crime of Father Amaro, will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday at Miller Auditorium. Gael Garcia Bernal plays a newly ordained priest assigned to a small parish in Mexico who succumbs to temptation and corruption. In Spanish with subtitles.
-Performances of the Eckerd College Theater production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town will be at 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and Nov. 16-18; and at 2 p.m. Sunday and Nov. 19 at Bininger Theater. $10. For reservations, call 864-8269.
- Auditions for Charles L. Mee's play Big Love will be held from 2-5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at Bininger Theater. American Stage artistic director Todd Olson will direct. Perusal scripts are available at the theater offices lobby. For information, call Jessica Greene at 864-8647.
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
140 Seventh Ave. S
-Michael J. Smith, professor and director of the Program of Political and Social Thought at the University of Virginia, and William F. Felice, political science professor at Eckerd College, will speak on Human Rights in the Contemporary World: Are the Four Freedoms Still Relevant? at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at Davis Hall, Room 130. Smith and Felice will discuss the four essential human freedoms President Franklin Roosevelt spoke of in his 1941 State of the Union address. For information, call 873-4872 or visit www.stpt.usf.edu/coas/honors.
St. Petersburg College
6605 Fifth Ave. N
-SPC music majors and special guests will perform at end-of-semester student recitals at 12:45 p.m. Thursdays through Dec. 7. This week's performance will be at the Humanities Building, Room 117. Call 341-3460.
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