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© St. Petersburg Times, published October 20, 2000

CONFERENCE: USF's Institute for Biomolecular Science, in partnership with All Children's Hospital and the Children's Research Institute, will sponsor the 2000 Suncoast Biomolecular Science Conference today at 8 a.m. on the Tampa campus. The conference features oral and poster presentations by local researchers and USF students. The main guest speaker will be Eric Davidson of the California Institute of Technology. He will discuss Hardwiring for Development of the Animal Genome. Other guest speakers include Denise Cooper of the USF College of Medicine and Gary Litman from All Children's Hospital. Admission is free and open to the public. Call (813) 974-1616.

LECTURES: USF welcomes anthropologist Geyla Frank for a lecture today at 2 p.m. in Room 1048 of the Communication & Information Sciences Building. Frank, an associate professor of occupational science and occupational therapy at the University of Southern California, will address The Ethnographer's Muse: Empathy and Imagination in the Social Sciences for Our New Century. She will revisit the approach of female anthropologists in the 1920s and 30s. By comparing the writing of these modernists and feminists with recent works in alternative ethnography, Frank will reassess the creative skills needed for social science writing in the new century. The lecture is free and open to the public. Call (813) 974-3626.

UT hosts a discussion of the How and the Why of Publishing, presented by Eugene H. Cropsey. The presentation will be Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in room AV-2 in the Macdonald-Kelce Library. Cropsey, a retired UT registrar, is the author of Crosby's Opera House: A symbol of Chicago's Cultural Awakening. He will discuss his experiences with the book. The lecture is free. Call (813) 253-6231, ext. 3402.

THEATER: One of British playwright Joe Orton's finest plays, the farcical What the Butler Saw, will be performed by six UT theater majors today and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Falk Theater, 428 W. Kennedy Blvd. Guest artist Joe McFate is directing the production, which also features scenic and lighting design by Richard Sharkey. General admission is $10, seniors and non-UT students $5, free for UT staff and students. Call (813) 253-3333, ext. 3499.

BUSINESS CLASS: UT's John H. Sykes College of Business hosts the inaugural MBA Executive Tune-Up today from 3-7 p.m. in the new Sykes building. The program's two 90-minute sessions will be aimed at sharpening and refreshing business skills. Dr. Michael H. Truscott, professor of finance, will present Session I: The New Economy Paradigm. Dr. Lee Hoke, professor of economics, will present Session II: Serving on Non-Profit Boards. The cost is $50. Call (813) 258-7532.

ART: HCC's exhibit gallery is featuring an Artists of the American Series reception Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the classroom/social science building, Room 129, on the Dale Mabry Campus. Featured guests include artist Gerardo Aristud and collector/designer Luz Maria Cardenas. Classical guitar professor Mark Switzer will provide music. The reception is free and open to the public. Call (813) 253-7386.

SEMINAR: UT will host a seminar for the Institute for Estate and Financial Planning on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Sword and Shield Room, Bob Martinez Sports Center. The topic of discussion will be Wise Philanthropy and Charitable Tax Strategies. The speaker will be John J. Brown, president of John Brown Limited Inc. Admission to the seminar is free. Call (813) 258-7400.

DANCE: UT's Student Dance Happening, an annual student dance event, takes place Thursday through Oct.28 at 8 p.m. beginning in the UT Dance Center. The dance will continue across campus to Plant Hall and other sites. Choreography and performances by UT students include hip-hop, salsa, ballet, modern and jazz. The event is free and open to the public. Call (813) 253-3333, ext. 3745.

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