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Eckerd College

4200 54th Ave. S

St. Petersburg, 864-7979

Paul Wilborn, executive director of the Palladium Theater, will speak on Arts as an Economic Development Engine at 4 p.m. today at Lewis House. This is part of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College Public Forum Series.

Donald Costello, Association for Computing Machinery distinguished lecturer, will speak on Winning and Losing Wars through Secret Messages at 6 p.m. Monday at Galbraith Auditorium. Costello helped start computer science departments and information technology facilities at the University of Nebraska, the University of Wisconsin and Colorado State University. He has managed IT facilities, founded and sold two firms and consulted with more than 100 firms throughout the world.

Jessica Stern, terrorism expert, public policy lecturer at Harvard University and author, will speak on Terror in the Name of God at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Fox Hall. Stern is a faculty affiliate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and from 1994 to 1995 served as director for Russian, Ukrainian, and Eurasian affairs at the National Security Council. She is the author of Terror in the Name of God: Why Religious Militants Kill.

St. Petersburg College

6605 Fifth Ave. N

St. Petersburg

Organist Nathan Laubes will perform on the Heissler pipe organ at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Music Center. Laubes is a student of Alan Morrison at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and performs internationally. Call 341-4301.

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

140 Seventh Ave. S

St. Petersburg, 873-4456

Derek Alderman, associate professor of geography at East Carolina University, will speak on Civil Rights Memorials: Naming Streets for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Davis Hall, Room 130. Alderman specializes in the politics of public commemoration and symbolic landscapes in the South. His upcoming book, Civil Rights Memorials and Geography of Memory, examines the monuments, museums, parks, and streets dedicated to the black struggle for civil rights. Visitor parking permits are required for the USF St. Petersburg parking lots. Permits can be purchased at the Welcome Center at Second Street and Fifth Avenue S. For information, call 873-4931.