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© St. Petersburg Times,
published September 9, 2001

Eckerd College

4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg

Information sessions on Eckerd College's Program for Experienced Learners, an accredited bachelor's degree completion program for adults over 25, will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdayat St. Petersburg College's University Partnership Center, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole; and at 10 a.m. Saturday at Eckerd College's Franklin Templeton Building. Call 864-8226 for information.

University of South Florida

140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg


Lisa H. Newton, professor of philosophy at Fairfield University in Connecticut, will speak on The 10 Commandments of Global Business at 6 p.m. Thursday in the courtyard of USF's Florida Center for Teachers. Newton is the director of the Program in Applied Ethics and of the Program in Environmental Studies at Fairfield University. She will talk about universal ethical standards for conducting business at home and abroad and about issues such as biotechnology, genetic engineering, the exploitation of people in less developed countries and the impending death of local cultures.

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USF will show the film Alma, a documentary by local filmmaker and USF student Margie Thorpe, at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Florida Marine Research building's Joint Use Auditorium. The film looks at Thorpe's relationship with her mentally ill mother, Alma, and her physically abusive father. The film was part of the Whitney Museum's Biennial Exhibition and won the best documentary feature jury prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival. A reception with Margie Thorpe is scheduled after the screening.

-- 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.

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