By CATHERINE CUSHING
© St. Petersburg Times, published March 4, 2001
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Solace, a senior thesis exhibit, will open with a reception, 5-8 p.m. today at the Elliot Gallery. Jennifer Bettridge's ceramics and Morgan Stailey's photography will be on display through Wednesday. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. There will be a gallery talk at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Call 864-7597 for information
Eckerd College will host the third annual Discover Native America Festival and Powwow, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today and Monday. More than 200 tribes from North and South America will be represented. The event will feature American Indian dancers, drummers, artists, crafters, and performers such as Mohican songwriter Bill Miller, the women's group Ulali, flutist Robert Tree Cody, Seminole Chief Jim Billie, the Aztec Fire Dancers of Mexico City and comedian Drew LaCapa. There will be a Living Seminole Village from the 1800s and a Children's Village with special educational events.
John R. Beck, former ambassador for the European Union, will speak on The New Europe and Its Citizens, 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Raymond James Room of Fox Hall. Beck served with the European Commission for 26 years. He is currently a visiting scholar at the University of British Columbia's Institute for European Studies.
Yale University's Amaranta Quartet, winners of the 2000 Yale University Friends of Music Competition, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Dendy-McNair Auditorium. Yves Dharamraj of St. Petersburg, currently a junior at Yale, returns to St. Petersburg as the quartet's cellist. The program will include the American Quartet by Haydn and pieces by Dvorak and Borodin. Call 864-8834 for information.
Jeffrey A. Yoder, research fellow at the Children's Research Institute at the University of South Florida and All Children's Hospital, will speak on The Human Genome Project: What Next? at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sheen Science Auditorium. Yoder will talk about both the scientific and the social aspects.
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Anne Henderson, former director of the Florida Humanities Council, will speak on Making Florida Home: Some Positive Signs, 6 p.m. Monday in the Campus Activities Center. Henderson will talk about a lack of community in Florida that makes it difficult to work together to solve problems, but also about some developments that she believes indicate we are doing better than we think. This is part of "Ethical Issues in Florida's Future," a lecture series exploring issues confronting Florida in the 21st century.
- Area universities and colleges offer educational lectures and programs open to the public. The Times lists these events in an occasional column. 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.