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New College’s Dr. Maria Vesperi Wins National Anthropology in Media Award

Maria D. Vesperi, professor of anthropology at New College of Florida, received the American Anthropological Association’s 2017 Anthropology in Media Award. Association President Alisse Waterston presented Vesperi with the award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., in December. “This award…Read more

New College of Florida Welcomes Two Members to Board of Trustees

New College of Florida welcomed two new members to its Board of Trustees at the board’s March 3 meeting. Both were recently appointed by Gov. Rick Scott and are subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate. Felipe Colon, 36, of…Read more

Art, Math and Orange Peels: Geometry Meets Fashion Runway

William Thurston, a member of the charter class at New College of Florida, won a Fields Medal – math’s equivalent of the Nobel Prize – for his work in the fields of geometry and topology. He also had an impact…Read more

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Frankenstein At The Movies: “Gods And Monsters”

When: Thu Mar 29 2018 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Ringling College of Art & Design Screening Studio

Description: Introductions by Ringling professor of art history and horror film expert Susan Doll. Part of New College's Frankenfest, celebratign the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein."

Write-a-thon: Game - Jam On

When: Sat Mar 31 2018 10:00am to 8:00pm

Where: To be Determined

Description: Join Ringling professor of creative writing Rick Dakan and friends for this marathon workshop that teaches students and community members how to write viable computer game narratives, with a focus on Frankenstein of course! The last hour participants present their work — come to write or just show up for the good stuff at the end!

Admitted Students Day

When: Sat Apr 7 2018 10:00am to 2:00pm

Where: Bayfront Campus

Description: We cordially invite admitted students and their families to our Admitted Student Day. Come get a look at our beautiful Bayfront Campus, have breakfast with President Don O'Shea, make friends with your fellow admitted students, check out housing options, consult with current students, faculty, and staff about a variety of topics from campus life to financial aid, and more. Register at

Artist Conversation: Dither Quartet

When: Thu Apr 19 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion

Description: Talk to the Dither Quartet, an electric guitar quartet, in advance of their April 21 New Misic New College concert. This event is free.

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The Charm and Utility of Medieval Studies
SRQ March 10, 2018

SRQ     March 10, 2018 Every other year since 1978, medieval and Renaissance scholars from colleges and universities across North America have converged on Sarasota for three days in March to participate in New College’s biennial Medieval-Renaissance conference. This year’s…Read more

New College gets big funding increase in state budget
Sarasota Herald Tribune March 9, 2018

Sarasota Herald Tribune, March 9, 2018 The state’s smallest public school will receive more than $4 million in recurring revenue and other funds. TALLAHASSEE -- Florida’s university system will receive another significant increase in funding next year as part of…Read more

Performance and Lecture Series Performance and Lecture Series

Information about performance, lecture series and annual events held at New College including New Music New College, New Topics and the annual Klingenstein Lecture. All are open to the public.

New Music New College

New Music New College (NMNC) is an extension of the music program at New College that presents five programs of contemporary, avant-garde and experimental music each year.

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New Topics

New Topics is a collaboration of the New College Foundation and New College of Florida.

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Academic Lectures

New College of Florida presents several lecture series that regularly informs, entertains and inspires students, faculty and the community.

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