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Film Screening: DamNation

November 2, 5–7:30pm

USF Marshall Student Center, Oval Theater

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Join us for a free screening of DamNation, a documentary film about the role of dams in shaping America’s relationship with its rivers ( Co-sponsored by CLCE (Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement) as part of their Docs & Dinner series.

For questions call CAM at (813) 974-4133 or email




Symposium: A New Ecology of Education

November 3-4

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A New Ecology of Education: Teaching in the Anthropocene is a two-day symposium for the USF community designed to demonstrate and discuss teaching practices that will help instructors in all disciplines to meaningfully engage with the Anthropocene. While the Anthropocene threatens to radically change the Earth’s climate, plant and animal life, it also offers the possibility – and perhaps the necessity – to transform education as well.

Workshops, guest lecturers, art, performance, and displays of student work will highlight interdisciplinary approaches, creative engagement, collaborative endeavors, and alternative imaginaries for crafting a new approach to education in the Anthropocene.

Co-organized by the USF Honors College, this symposium examines how innovative teaching at USF is engaging students in learning about and addressing the conditions of the Anthropocene.




Tampa Heights Community Garden Artist's Talk

November 5, 10am-12pm

Tampa Heights Community Garden | 605 E. Frances Ave, Tampa, FL 33602

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Join us for a discussion on artist Claire Pentecost’s off-site installation of vertical garden pillars in conjunction with the USF Contemporary Art Museum’s fall exhibition Extracted.

Speakers include artists Claire Pentecost and Tory Tepp, anthropology professor Dr. Rebecca Zarger, youth representatives from the Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, and garden members Kitty Wallace and Lena Young.

Pentecost’s multi-part project soil-erg proposes soil as a new form of currency to replace the petroleum linked dollar. The project consists of three parts: a sculptural installation of ingots made from organic compost (soil “gold bars”); a series of paper currency drawings that feature under-sung soil heroes, including environmental cientists, animals from the food-soil web, labor activists and philosophers of ecology;and an off-site installation of vertical garden pillars at three local community gardens. Soil-erg transfers the value of the petrodollar to the soil and in so the responsibility of maintaining the soil to the people within a community.

Installation of the vertical garden towers were made possible with help and resources from the Tampa Heights Community Garden, The Temple Terrace Community Garden, The Tampa Bay Gardens, Tampa Heights Junior Civic Association, and the University of South Florida Department of Anthropology.



Artist Tory Tepp assembling a garden tower with local student volunteers at Tampa Heights Community Garden. Photo credit: Marlena Antonucci



Public Art Walking Tour

November 18, 12-1pm

Starting at the USF John & Grace Allen Building (ALN)

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Join Sarah Howard, USF Curator of Public Art & Social Practice, on a free walking tour of selected works in the USF Public Art Collection on the Tampa campus.

Participants will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the program, and the artists and collaborators who created the site-specific works. Tour will be held weather permitting.

For questions contact USF Public Art at (813) 974-2203 or email



Alice Aycock, Maze 2000, 2002. USF Public Art collection



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USFCAM Hours: Mon. to Fri. 10am–5pm; Sat. 1–4pm; CAM is Closed Sunday and all University and State of Florida holidays and occasionally between exhibitions.

Tours: Groups and organizations interested in tours of the exhibition should contact CAM to schedule at least two weeks in advance at (813) 974-4133.

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