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New Topics is a collaboration of the New College Foundation and New College of Florida. This dynamic community series features national speakers on relevant topics of our time. All programs will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Mildred Sainer Pavilion. A reception follows each program and provides an opportunity to meet the speakers, students and faculty.

For reservations and information, please contact the New College Events Office at 941-487-4888 or go to donate.ncf.edu/events.

Media Sponsors: Herald-Tribune Media Group, WEDU and SNN6
Corporate Sponsors: Marriott Hotels, Treviso's

Tickets
Series (6): $100
Individual Lectures: $20
NCF students, faculty & staff: Free
Reservations: (941) 487-4888 or donate.ncf.edu/events


NEW TOPICS NEW COLLEGE 2014–2015

OCTOBER 30 | 5:30 p.m.
New Topics 

Reclaiming the American Dream - SOLD OUT
with Hedrick Smith, author & Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road
Tickets $20; free for New College faculty, staff and students
Reserve online at donate.ncf.edu/events or call 941-487-4888

Drawing on his best-selling book, Who Stole the American Dream?, Smith traces America’s shift from shared prosperity and bipartisan politics, to hyper-wealth and democracy in peril. He focuses on restoring the middle class, by understanding how we lost it and became “Two Americas,” divided by money and power.  

NOVEMBER 18 | 5:30 p.m.
New Topics 
Composing for Broadway, Film and TV 
with David Krane, Broadway, TV & Film Composer
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road
Tickets $20; free for New College faculty, staff and students
Reserve online at donate.ncf.edu/events or call 941-487-4888

A protégé of Leonard Bernstein, Krane has written, arranged and orchestrated music for dozens of Broadway and T.V. musicals, from “Cabaret,” to “Chicago.” Here, he will  share his many stories working with legends such as Liza Minnelli, Carol Burnett, Meryl Streep, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Michael Douglas, and more.

DECEMBER 4 | 5:30 p.m.
New Topics 
Traumatic Brain Injury Research
with Dr. Fiona Crawford, President, Roskamp Institute and Director of Military Research Programs
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road
Tickets $20; free for New College faculty, staff and students
Reserve online at donate.ncf.edu/events or call 941-487-4888

There are more than 1 million Traumatic Brain Injuries in the U.S. each year.  In addition, T.B.I. accounts for a large proportion of soldiers’ casualties who have survived conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Crawford will speak on the Roskamp Institute’s to translate novel targets into clinical practice and subsequent development of neurodegenerative diseases.  


FEBRUARY 19
| 5:30 p.m.
New Topics 
The State of Hate and Extremism

with Heidi Beirich, Director Intelligence Project, Southern Poverty Law Center
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road
Tickets $20; free for New College faculty, staff and students
Reserve online at donate.ncf.edu/events or call 941-487-4888

Beirich is an expert on the hate and anti-government movements and the growing domestic terrorist threat they pose. Beirich has written extensively about these topics in the S.P.L.C.’s Intelligence Report and on its blog Hatewatch. She will discuss the rising tide of hate in this country and the factors that are driving a backlash to America’s increasingly diverse society. 

MARCH 5 | 5:30 p.m.
New Topics
Florida - the Canary in the Climate Change Coal Mine
with Jeff Chanton, '71, Climate Scientist and Professor of Oceanography at FSU
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road
Tickets $20; free for New College faculty, staff and students
Reserve online at donate.ncf.edu/events or call 941-487-4888

Chanton will review the last million years of climate and sea-level history and place today’s world in that context, with an eye towards the future.  More than any state, Florida is vulnerable to climate change effects as expressed by the response of the ocean’s level.  


MARCH 19
| 5:30 p.m.
New Topics 
Burning Questions
with John "Jay" Lentini '69, Fire Scene Investigator
Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Road
Tickets $20; free for New College faculty, staff and students
Reserve online at donate.ncf.edu/events or call 941-487-4888

Lentini has investigated more than 2,000 fire scenes and been called to testify as an expert witness on more than 200 occasions in the U.S. and Canada.  He is one of the leading advocates for improving the scientific quality in fire and arson investigation.  His interests spark from watching prosecutors or insurance companies falsely accuse innocent citizens of arson. He will discuss the current state of the art and present some of his more high-profile cases.

 

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