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New College Foundation Names New Members, Officers

The Board of the New College Foundation welcomed three new members and appointed new officers at its Feb. 3 meeting. Joining the board are Karin E. Gustafson, Charles H. Hamilton ‘64 and William R. Johnston. Gustafson is a retired non-profit executive…Read more


John Jakes Writing Scholarship Founded at New College of Florida

  The Rotary Club of Sarasota and friends of the renowned American historical novelist John Jakes are establishing a scholarship in his honor for students at New College of Florida. Every year, the John Jakes Endowed Writing Scholarship will support…Read more


New College of Florida Named A Top School for Return on Investment

  New College of Florida was again named one of the country’s top colleges for return on investment by the respected and long-running Princeton Review. The ranking comes in the just-released 2017 edition of The Princeton Review’s book, “Colleges That…Read more

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Natural Sciences Seminar: The Isoperimetric Problem and Applications

When: Fri Feb 24 2017 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Where: Chae Auditorium

Description: The isoperimetric problem asks to find the curve (of fixed length) that encloses the largest area. For centuries, people have correctly guessed that the optimal curve is a circle, but it wasn't until the last century that a complete and rigorous proof (in all dimensions) was given. Jeffrey Langford, Ph.D., assistant professor of mathematics at Bucknell University, will discuss the origins of the isoperimetric problem along with a bit of history and related modern work. I'll also discuss applications and related problems in mathematical physics with a focus on vibrating membranes.

Black Arts & Performance Series: Concert Sur la Bay

When: Sat Feb 25 2017 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: New College Bayfront

Description: Celebration on black activism featuring several performance artists and a slot for performances.

Performance: "installation 0:04"

When: Sat Feb 25 2017 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Black Box Theater, Hamilton Center

Description: Performance s at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., on the individual's faith in the divine. A short (less that an hour) performance experiment where we conjure up some pearly gates. What does heaven look like now that AmazonPrime gets you there with free two-day shipping? What does it even mean to feel spiritual presence? How long can this last? Have we already felt it? Is it love? Is it eating to fullness? Is it being hungry? Is it spectacular and full of color? Is it barren? This performance is open to all audiences. Performances will be every two hours, seating is limited.

"Performance, Display and the Spectacular: The 'Great Peace' and Samurai Culture in Tokugawa, Japan"

When: Mon Feb 27 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Where: Sainer Pavilion

Description: The Asian studies program at New College welcomes Dr. Constantine N. Vaporis, professor of history and Asian studies at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

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Black History Month Event at New College of Florida: African-American Read-In; Writer and graphic novelist Mildred Louis
Don411.com February 19, 2017

Don411.com  February 19, 2017 Writer and graphic novelist Mildred Louis is author of “Agents of the Realm,” a webcomic with a cult following. She will read from her work and discuss the representation of black characters in graphic novels at…Read more

New College professor fosters future exchanges between U.S., Cuba
Herald Tribune February 19, 2017

Herald Tribune, February 19, 2017 With eye on the past, New College professor fosters future exchanges between U.S., Cuba..... The renewal of full diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2015 caused myriad feelings for Americans and Cubans alike: approval, skepticism, anger,…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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