upcoming events

August 2018

Orientation Begins

When: Sat Aug 18 2018 9:00am to 12:00pm

Description: First-year and transfer students attend a special extended New Student and Transfer Orientation (August 18-26, 2018) that will help you prepare to navigate our academic program and allow you the opportunity to meet the new friends and network that will get you to your graduation day. Learn more at http://www.ncf.edu/orientation

Fall Classes Begin

When: Mon Aug 27 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Where: New College

Description: View the complete New College Academic Calendar at https://www.ncf.edu/academics/academics-at-new-college/academic-calendar/

September 2018

NCF On The Road in Jacksonville

When: Thu Sep 6 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: Museum of Science and History Planetarium, 1025 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL 32207

Description: You and your family are cordially invited to this special event in Jacksonville to learn more about New College of Florida! During this event, you'll have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various campus departments as well as current students. You'll also be able to complete your application on site. Attendees will be treated to dessert. Register at https://apply.ncf.edu/register/?id=bb2038a6-8f60-471c-9121-e5a8710bd873

Tuition and Fees Payment Deadline

When: Fri Sep 7 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Description: View the complete New College Academic Calendar at https://www.ncf.edu/academics/academics-at-new-college/academic-calendar/

October 2018

New Music Free Artist Conversation: Sō Percussion

When: Thu Oct 4 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Meet the artists in advance of their Oct. 6 performance. This quartet of master percussionists will challenge expectations. Their performance will include Bryce Dessner's Music for Wood and Strings and Julia Wolfe's String Quartet No. 5, both Sō Percussion commissions. Yes, this is a quartet of percussionists, and yes, both commissions are for strings. This is not your average percussion ensemble; these are ground-breaking musicians who challenge themselves and their commissioned composers to reach new heights of inventiveness. read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/so-percussion.

NCF On the Road in Miami

When: Thu Oct 4 2018 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Where: The Bass Museum, 2100 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139

Description: You and your family are cordially invited to this special event in Miami Beach to learn more about New College of Florida! During this event, you'll have the opportunity to meet with representatives from various campus departments as well as current students. You'll also be able to complete your application on site. Attendees will be treated to dessert. Register at https://apply.ncf.edu/register/?id=dadafcb6-984c-4c42-ae6c-621923f02ee9

New Music New College: Sō Percussion

When: Sat Oct 6 2018 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: A pre-concert talk begins at 7:30 p.m. This quartet of master percussionists will challenge expectations. Their performance will include Bryce Dessner's Music for Wood and Strings and Julia Wolfe's String Quartet No. 5, both Sō Percussion commissions. Yes, this is a quartet of percussionists, and yes, both commissions are for strings. This is not your average percussion ensemble; these are ground-breaking musicians who challenge themselves and their commissioned composers to reach new heights of inventiveness. Read more at newmusicnewcollege.org/so-percussion

Fall Break Begins

When: Mon Oct 15 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Description: View the complete New College Academic Calendar at https://www.ncf.edu/academics/academics-at-new-college/academic-calendar/

New Topics - Sustainability and “the Sweet Life:” How our Personal Happiness is Linked to Community and Nature

When: Thu Oct 18 2018 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road.

Description: The New College Foundation presents Dr. William Powers, Senior Fellow, the World Policy Institute and adjunct professor, New York University, who has led development aid and conservation initiatives in Latin America, Africa, and Washington, D.C., for over two decades. Powers has worked as a fellow at the World Bank; head of programs for Catholic Relief Services in Liberia; and chief of party of the USAID / Conservation International rainforest conservation program in Bolivia. His new book is Dispatches from the Sweet Life: One Family, Five Acres, and a Community’s Quest to Reinvent the World (September 2018). The event is free; reserve your seats at https://donate.ncf.edu/newtopics2018019

Fall Classes Resume

When: Mon Oct 22 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Description: View the complete New College Academic Calendar at https://www.ncf.edu/academics/academics-at-new-college/academic-calendar/

November 2018

Spring 2019 Registration Begins

When: Thu Nov 8 2018 8:00am to 9:00am

Description: View the complete New College Academic Calendar at https://www.ncf.edu/academics/academics-at-new-college/academic-calendar/

New Music Artist's Conversation: Inter/Action

When: Thu Nov 8 2018 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Meet New College professor of digital media and music Mark Dancigers, and New College students who will perform a new piece Nov. 10 that uses the sound of rain data as an inspiration for improvisation and dance. The second half of the concert will feature the duo Grand Electric -— Dancigers on guitar and electronics and renowned New York City-based pianist Aaron Wunsch —- as a bridge between the electric and acoustic worlds. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/interaction

New Music New College: Inter/Action

When: Sat Nov 10 2018 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Composer and electric guitarist Mark Dancigers returns to New College as the college’s first professor of digital media and music. Inter/Action will engage the possibilities of digital media through works that explore sound, music, movement, and images. Dancigers will lead New College students in a new piece that uses the sound of rain data as an inspiration for improvisation and dance. The second half of the concert will feature the duo Grand Electric — Dancigers on guitar and electronics and renowned New York City-based pianist Aaron Wunsch — as a bridge between the electric and acoustic worlds. A pre-concert talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/interaction

New Topics - Feeling the Burn: Ocean Acidification/Warming and Adaption to a Dynamic Environment

When: Thu Nov 15 2018 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Description: New College’s Division of Social Sciences presents Dr. Andrew Stamper, Science Operations Manager/Clinical Veterinarian, Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment, at Walt Disney World Resorts. Ocean temperatures are changing at an unprecedented rate and magnitude due to natural cycles and from anthropogenic carbon dioxide/methane emissions. To compound this environmental shift, acid-base balances are being altered by carbon dioxide, decreasing the pH of the water and leading to a suite of chemical alternations. The good news is that through carbon reduction and other techniques such as coral reef rehabilitation, people, businesses, nonprofits and governments are finding ways to minimize carbon production and help ecosystems adapt to climate change/ocean acidification. The event is free; reserve your seats at https://donate.ncf.edu/newtopics2018019

January 2019

New Topics - Excavating the Foundations of Charity in Classical Jewish Texts

When: Tue Jan 22 2019 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Description: The Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies at New College presents Gregg Gardner, associate professor and The Diamond Chair in Jewish Law and Ethics, at The University of British Columbia. While the Hebrew Bible demands a welcome for the stranger, as well as care for orphans and widows, it leaves specifics undisclosed. Rabbinic Judaism crafted these aspirations into communal and institutional almsgiving. Leading us through a close look at texts from the 3rd century C.E. and following, Professor Gardner reveals glimpses of the obstacles and possibilities that led to the establishment of the two key Jewish charitable organizations – the “soup kitchen” (tamhui) and the “charity fund” (quppa), as well as other methods for protecting the dignity of those who give or receive support. The lecture is sponsored by New College of Florida, The Klingenstein Chair of Judaic Studies and The Jay Rudolph Endowment, and New Topics New College. The event is free; reserve your seats at https://donate.ncf.edu/newtopics2018019

Artist's Conversation: Ensemble Dal Niente with George Lewis

When: Thu Jan 24 2019 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Club Sudakoff

Description: Meet Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente in advance of their Jan. 26 concert. Their program for NMNC will feature pieces by George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, and Katherine Young that, while notated, each have origins in improvisation. Composer and MacArthur (“Genius Grant”) Fellow George Lewis will join us for this concert. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/dalniente

New Music: Ensemble Dal Niente with George Lewis

When: Sat Jan 26 2019 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Club Sudakoff

Description: Chicago-based Ensemble Dal Niente has been showered with critical praise and prestigious awards since forming in 2004. Their astonishing virtuosity is put entirely in the service of musical communication, making even the most demanding contemporary works accessible and compelling. Their program for New Music New College will feature pieces by George Lewis, Anthony Braxton, and Katherine Young that, while notated, each have origins in improvisation. Composer and MacArthur (“Genius Grant”) Fellow George Lewis will join us for this concert. A pre-concert talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/dalniente

February 2019

New Topics - America and the World: A Tale of Love and Disruption

When: Thu Feb 14 2019 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Description: New College Foundation presents retired ambassador Nancy McEldowney, director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service program at Georgetown University. A 1981 graduate of New College, Ambassador McEldowney has had a distinguished career as a leader in foreign affairs training, senior policy advisor and high-profile diplomat. Most recently, she served as the Director of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI), the premier foreign affairs training provider for the U.S. Government. Drawing upon three decades as a career diplomat, she will help put the headlines of today within a broader context as she explains new research into the underlying and often unidentified trends that are driving controversy both at home and abroad. The event is free; reserve your seats at https://donate.ncf.edu/newtopics2018019

New Music: Tigers Above and Tigers Below

When: Fri Feb 15 2019 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: New College of Florida - Black Box Theater, 5845 General Dougher Pl, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Here we are. What are we going to do? In this new commission Eliza Ladd, in collaboration with New College students, will create a score of “Live Sound Action” (her theatrical approach to composition and performance) to be performed in the New College Black Box Theater. Ladd’s approach, at once visual, aural and physical, combines the sounds of objects and human movement with layers of primitive voice and song. This original New Music composition will be influenced by a theme of migration: what gets carried over time across place, and the act of searching, listening and thriving as it manifests in the flight of birds, the walking of humans, and on an elemental scale of geology. What is the sound image of our human contraption moving ‘forward’ in time and space? What is the moment of tigers above and tigers below? How do we locate ourselves? A pre-concert talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/tigers

New Music: Tigers Above and Tigers Below

When: Sat Feb 16 2019 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: New College of Florida - Black Box Theater, 5845 General Dougher Pl, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Here we are. What are we going to do? In this new commission Eliza Ladd, in collaboration with New College students, will create a score of “Live Sound Action” (her theatrical approach to composition and performance) to be performed in the New College Black Box Theater. Ladd’s approach, at once visual, aural and physical, combines the sounds of objects and human movement with layers of primitive voice and song. This original New Music composition will be influenced by a theme of migration: what gets carried over time across place, and the act of searching, listening and thriving as it manifests in the flight of birds, the walking of humans, and on an elemental scale of geology. What is the sound image of our human contraption moving ‘forward’ in time and space? What is the moment of tigers above and tigers below? How do we locate ourselves? A pre-concert talk will begin at 7:30 p.m. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/tigers

March 2019

New Topics - Reconstructing U.S.-Russian Relations

When: Tue Mar 5 2019 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Description: The Sarasota World Affairs Council presents Dr. William Pomeranz, deputy director of the Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, D.C., and an expert guide to the complexities of political and economic developments in Russia, particularly through the lens of law. As the head of Kennan’s rule of law program, he leverages extensive, hands-on experience in international and Russian jurisprudence and expertise in issues ranging from the development of Russia’s Constitution to human rights law to foreign investment and sanctions. Dr. Pomeranz also teaches Russian law at the Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies at Georgetown. Prior to joining the Kennan Institute, he practiced international law in the United States and Moscow, Russia. The event is free; reserve your seats at https://donate.ncf.edu/newtopics2018019

New Topics - A Walk on the Wild Side: A Peek at Animal Science in Zoos

When: Thu Mar 28 2019 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Description: New College’s Division of Social Sciences presents Mandi Wilder Schook, science operations manager for Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The recipient of a Ph.D. in veterinary science, Dr. Schook has a passion for hoofstock population sustainability. She completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, the Wilds and Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Center for Research of Endangered Wildlife studying reproduction and metabolism in equids, rhinos and cats. Dr. Schook was the research curator at Cleveland Metroparks Zoo from 2010-2016, coordinating research on welfare, health and reproduction in a variety of species. She currently serves as chair of the International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology, vice-chair of the Association of Zoo’s and Aquarium’s (AZA) Reproduction & Endocrinology Scientific Advisory Group, and is a member of the AZA Research & Technology Committee. The event is free; reserve your seats at https://donate.ncf.edu/newtopics2018019

April 2019

New Topics - Leadership and Perseverance Needed to Effect Positive Change

When: Wed Apr 17 2019 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Auditorium, 5313 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243

Description: The New College Foundation presents Dennis Archer, former mayor of the City of Detroit and associate justice on the Michigan Supreme Court. As mayor of Detroit (1994-2001), he worked to repair the city’s relations with the Detroit suburbs and the local business community through cooperation with suburban business leaders on redevelopment plans for the city. In 1996, Newsweek named him one of the “25 Most Dynamic Mayors in America.” Archer later served as president of the American Bar Association, becoming the first black president of the organization, which, until 1943, had barred African American lawyers from membership. A graduate of Detroit College of Law, he is chairman emeritus of the Dickinson Wright law firm in Detroit. The event is free; reserve your seats at https://donate.ncf.edu/newtopics2018019

Artist Conversation: Kate Soper

When: Thu Apr 25 2019 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Meet Kate Soper's Ipsa Dixit, as she returns to NMNC April 27 to perform Voices from the Killing Jar, another of Soper's theatrical works. This work from 2010-12 depicts a series of female protagonists caught up in “hopeless situations, inescapable fates, impossible fantasies, and unlucky circumstances.” Soper writes, “The women in ‘Voices’ are bound together by their pain, their silence, their anger, their perception, connected not just via juxtaposition, but through their communal duress. As the narrator of their stories, I empower them by resurrecting their voices, which echo and forge connections across the movements, and by bringing them to life before an audience. I inhabit these voices in part by recalling the emotions and mental states which are the catalysts for their speech and song.” Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/killing-jar

New Music: Wet Ink Ensemble -- Voices From the Killing Jar

When: Sat Apr 27 2019 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Where: Mildred Sainer Pavilion, 5313 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, USA

Description: Kate Soper's Ipsa Dixit, which New Music New College presented as a work-in-progress in 2015, went on to be a finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize. Wet Ink returns to NMNC to perform Voices from the Killing Jar, another of Soper's theatrical works. This work from 2010-12 depicts a series of female protagonists caught up in “hopeless situations, inescapable fates, impossible fantasies, and unlucky circumstances.” Soper writes, “The women in ‘Voices’ are bound together by their pain, their silence, their anger, their perception, connected not just via juxtaposition, but through their communal duress. As the narrator of their stories, I empower them by resurrecting their voices, which echo and forge connections across the movements, and by bringing them to life before an audience. I inhabit these voices in part by recalling the emotions and mental states which are the catalysts for their speech and song.” A pre-concert talk begins at 7:30 p.m. Read more at www.newmusicnewcollege.org/killing-jar