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Local leaders in business, nonprofit and government will share their perspectives on programs that promote equality and how you can be an advocate in your organization . Be part of a dynamic conversation on how and where changes in policy and culture originate to make workplaces more equal. RSVP .

Tuesday, March 3
5:00-7:30 p.m.
Lynn Pippenger Hall
The next installment of the iCAR Climate Change speaker series will feature Dr. Mathew Hauer, assistant professor of sociology at Florida State University, who will discuss the impact of climate migration. H is talk will focus on how many people are at-risk to sea level rise in the United States, the destinations of likely migrants, potential adaptations and how demographic and climate change could amplify environmental inequality and racism.
Tuesday, March 3
7:00 p.m.
Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
Come out for USF St. Petersburg’s fifth annual Miracle Dance Marathon . Last year, students raised over $10,000. This year they hope to surpass that total.

Dance Marathon is a nationwide movement involving college and high school students at more than 250 schools across the country, all raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in their community. Help the USFSP community raise money and awareness nationally for the Children’s Miracle Network and locally for All Children’s Hospital.

Wednesday , March 4
4:00 p.m. - midnight
University Student Center Ballrooms
Dance, comedy and more will be performed during USF St. Petersburg’s Short & Sweet Theatre Week . The second annual event will showcase works written, directed and performed by local and professional artists and actors, featuring six original performances that will run between 10 and 60 minutes. The free performances will take place across campus in unexpected settings such as The Grind coffee shop, lounges and decks.

Monday, March 9 - Wednesday, March 11
4:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Across Campus
David Brancaccio, the host and senior editor of Marketplace Morning Report, will share his take on how to ride the waves of disruption with the new distributed economy. He will discuss the differences of sharing and gig economies, the rise of robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how technology is changing nearly every job.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. To guarantee admittance, please RSVP to reserve your seat(s) .

Brancaccio's visit is proudly hosted by the Aresty Speaker Series and the Open Partnership Education Network at USF St. Petersburg in collaboration with WUSF Public Media and American Public Media.

Wednesday , March 11
5:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
The Palladium Theater
St. Pete Pitch Night returns to campus to showcase, elevate and seed community-based businesses ready to make an impact. We will celebrate our entrepreneurial community while cheering on a friendly competition between five selected entrepreneurs for $5,000 in prize money. Each participant will be given six minutes for their pitch, followed by a six minute question and answer session.

St. Pete Pitch Night is organized and presented by the St. Pete Greenhouse, USF St Petersburg's Kate Tiedemann College of Business and Region’s Bank.

Thursday , March 12
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Lynn Pippenger Hall
Wisdom teachers from a variety of faith traditions will gather to share, compare and explore the perspectives and possibilities of interfaith understanding. Reverend Susan Sherwood will serve as Moderator in a conversation with Dr. Frank Tedesco (Buddhism), Reverend Kim Wells (Christianity), Rabbi Philip Weintraub (Judaism), and Imam Saad Slaoui (Al-Islam). 

This interfaith conversation is a collaboration between the Open Partnership Education Network at USF St. Petersburg, the Tampa Bay Area Muslim Association and the City of St. Petersburg.

Tuesday, March 24
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
University Student Center Ballrooms