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New College Cancels Classes Thursday Sept. 7 Through Monday Sept. 11

Because the predicted path and intensity of Hurricane Irma remains uncertain, New College of Florida has canceled classes Thursday, Sept. 7, Friday, Sept. 8, and Monday, Sept. 11. The College has encouraged students to leave campus to be with their families or…Read more

New College’s Kessie Elected to FPCA Post

Michael Kessie, chief of the Campus Police Department, was elected director of the Florida Police Chiefs Association District 1, which includes Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Hardee and Highlands counties. Kessie was sworn in as the district director by Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine…Read more

C4 Changes Name to Cross College Alliance and Adopts Memorandum of Agreement

Eckerd College, New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota, University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee and The Ringling/FSU share a common vision of building an educational network that amplifies and expands learning…Read more

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Natural Sciences Seminar: Replaying Life's Tape

When: Fri Sep 22 2017 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Where: Heiser – East Wing 168

Description: Dr. Nic Kooyers, a research scientist at the University of South Florida, Tampa, will speak on using recurrent spatial patterns to understand the process of adaptation. This talk focuses on leveraging natural experiments to understand how plants adapt to herbivore pressure, changing seasonal timing and drought stress – selective pressures that are nearly universal across plant species. The implications of this research are discussed in the context of global climate change and agricultural improvement.

Natural Sciences Seminar: Phase transitions in the Ising Model and in Randomized algorithms

When: Fri Sep 22 2017 4:14pm to 5:00pm

Where: Heiser – East Wing 168

Description: Dr. David Gillman, assistant professor of computer science, will speak. Some metals are magnetic at low temperature and lose their magnetism at high temperature. The Ising model was invented to mimic this "phase transition": on an n x n square grid, each grid site has a spin, + or -. The random configuration of spins favors neighboring sites with like spins, to a degree that is stronger at low temperature. One can simulate the Ising model with randomized algorithm, an automaton called a Markov chain, which walks among Ising configurations by randomly flipping one spin at a time. A recent discovery is that the phase transition affects the "mixing rate" of this Markov chain, i.e., the rate of convergence to a random configuration. The configurations can be described as graphs. We will show how to characterize slow mixing by counting graphs, and we will show that the Markov chain mixes slowly for some boundary conditions at low temperature.

Concert: Duo Cortona

When: Tue Oct 3 2017 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: College Hall Music Room

Description: Rachel Calloway and violinist Ari Streisfeld will give a free concert as Duo Cortona, their new project dedicated to the creation of works for mezzo-soprano and violin. The duo will perform wiht the Amernet String Quartet at New College Oct. 7.

Artists Conversation: Amernet String Quartet with Rachel Calloway

When: Thu Oct 5 2017 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion

Description: Talk with the performers before their Oct. 7 New Music New College concert. This event is free.

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Inter-College Collaboration the Topic at Oct. 5 Luncheon September 19, 2017   Sept. 19, 2017 The next Sarasota Tiger Bay Club luncheon will feature a panel discussion about the Cross College Alliance, a collaboration between Eckerd College, New College of Florida, Ringling College of Art and Design, State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota, University of South…Read more

New College among 10 colleges where students graduate with the least debt September 15, 2017 September 15, 2017 New College of Florida has been lauded by a U.S. News & World survey examining debt loads of college graduates. New College ranked eighth in the nation in a list of U.S. schools whose class 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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