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By SUZANNE SCRUGGS

© St. Petersburg Times, published March 30, 2001


ART: USF's pre-college and community outreach program will host Saturday Arts for Youth classes beginning Saturday on the Tampa campus. The classes offered will be cartooning: comic strips (ages 7-10), drawing I (ages 8-11), and watercolor (ages 12-17). Call (813) 974-2403.

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USF is hosting the 25th Annual Juried USF Student Art Exhibition from Saturday to April 20 in the contemporary art museum on campus. An opening reception and awards event will be held at 7 p.m. today at the USF CAM & ArtHouse: College of Fine Arts Breezeway (building FAH). The exhibition features the work of USF graduate and undergraduate students in all media. Call (813) 974-4133 or (813) 974-2360.

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HCC presents The "Green Man Returns -- An Installation for Spring" today through April 15 in the Ybor campus art gallery. The show features the cast and sculpted glass artworks of HCC sculpture professor Susan Gott. Gott's sculptural glass embodies her interest in mythological imagery, symbolism, and traditions from historic and ancient cultures. The Green Man installation investigates and reinterprets this ancient image of creativity through life-size glass floor sculptures and wall installations. Professor Gott is a glass artist and educator who owns and operates the Phoenix Glass Studio in Tampa. She earned an MFA in sculptural glass from Kent State University and studied glass at Pilchuck, Haystack, and Penland schools. Call (813) 253-7674.

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USF presents guest artist sculptor, Florencio Gelabert, from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at Graphicstudio, Spectrum Boulevard, Suite 100, (Tech Park), at USF. Gelabert trained at the Academia Nacional de Artes de San Alejandro and the Instituto Superior de Artes de la Habana, residing in Miami. Call (813) 974-3547.

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HCC's Exhibit Gallery is showcasing Hillsborough County high school art students in its first fine arts competition. An awards presentation and reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday in the student services building, room 108, Dale Mabry campus. The exhibition is free. Call (813) 253-7386.

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MUSIC: UT will host a concert with Dr. Judith Edberg, UT professor of music, at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Musicale and Federated Clubs building, 809 Horatio St., in Tampa. Edberg will be the featured soloist in Ernest Bloch's "Concerto Grosso for Piano and String Orchestra" in Twentieth Century Rewind, the final concert in the Champagne Concert Series by Conductor Richard Cormier's Chamber Orchestra of Florida. Admission is $20, free for UT students. Call (813) 253-3333, ext. 3376.

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USF's School of Music hosts the Monday Night Jazz Series concert at 8 p.m. on Monday in the music recital hall (FAH 101). The special guest vocalist will be Sheila Jordan. $10 general admission, $4 students and seniors. Call (813) 974-2323.

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EVENTS: USF's College of Public Health will offer free health screenings to the community on Monday. The Hillsborough County Health Department will have its mobile health unit parked in USF's front parking lot from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Screenings will be available for cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, vision, and dental. Confidential testing for sexually transmitted diseases will also be offered. Call June Lake (813) 974-8861.

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USF's Honors program is hosting its Second Annual Conference from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday in the Marshall Center Ballroom on the Tampa campus. Guest speakers from Goucher College and the University of Virginia will be in attendance, along with USF faculty members. Topics for discussion will focus on popular culture. This event is free. Call (813) 974-3087.

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LECTURE: UT will host a lecture by Dr. Karin Otto at 4 p.m. on Tuesday in room AV-2 of the Macdonald-Kelce library. Otto is an assistant professor of biology and chair of the biology department at UT. She will discuss "The Human Genome Project". Admission is free. Call (813) 253-3686.

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UT is hosting a lecture by Dr. Peter Calvert at 4 p.m. on Thursday in room AV-2 of the Macdonald-Kelce library. Calvert, a professor of comparative and international politics at the University of Southampton, England, will present "Comparing Revolutions". Admission is free. Call (813) 253-3686.

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USF presents the film premiere of "Raices de Mi Corazon" (Roots of My Heart) at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday in the university lecture hall on the Tampa campus. The film is in Spanish with a discussion in English. Gloria Rolando, a Cuban filmmaker, will present and discuss her latest work, a story of a young woman who "recovers" a nation's memory through family photos and newspapers. It is the buried memory of Cuba's Independents of Color (Independentes de Color), the first black political party in Latin America and the massacre of 6,000 members in 1912. Call (813) 974-3547.

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USF hosts a lecture and slide presentation by Manuel Duran, a (retired) Yale University literature scholar, from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday in the USF Tampa library, fourth floor. The lecture and slide show will be on four Latin American writers: Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Juan Rulfo, and Octavio Paz. Call (813) 974-3547.

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USF welcomes Nadine Fernandez for a lecture from 2 to 4 p.m. on Thursday in Cooper Hall, Room 459, on the Tampa campus. Fernandez, professor of anthropology, at Florida International University, will present her latest research on race issues in contemporary Cuba. Call (813) 974-3547.

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THEATER: USF's Department of Theatre presents The Life and Death of Marilyn Monroe by German playwright Gerlind Reinshagen at 8 p.m. on Thursday in Theatre 2 on campus. The play is a surreal wild ride through the glitzy, glamorous Hollywood circus of moguls, stars, lovers, agents, columnists and fans. Admission is $8 adults, $4 students and seniors. Call (813) 974-2323.

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UT presents live theatre "Upstairs/Downstairs at the Tampa Bay Hotel." The single character performance of Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt-Hotel guest and First Lady 1901, played by Nonie White, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday in The Henry B. Plant Museum. Admission is $5 adults, $3 children. Call (813) 254-1891, ext. 23.

- Send information for the Campus Calendar to Suzanne Scruggs, St. Petersburg Times, 1000 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, FL 33602, or fax it to her at (813) 226-3381.

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