‘New Scholars’ Answers Questions That You Didn’t Know You Had

Published on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 by David Gulliver

 

Come to New Scholars New College, the annual celebration of student research at New College of Florida, and learn:

–  Neurobiology student Sophia Tahiri’s findings on the factors affecting health outcomes in pediatric patients with nervous system tumors at St. Petersburg’s All Children’s Hospital.

– How gender differences play out in popular country music, with sociology student Addie Allen’s project, “Bein’ the Girl in a Country Music Song, How in the World Did It Go So Wrong?”

– What biology student Kayla  Evens  learned from her personal field work in West Antarctica studying phytoplankton.

– How classics student Tyler Kirby created his own computer software to analyze, compare and solve mysteries about ancient Greek authors.

– About “Florida’s Forgotten War on Crime,” from history student Melissa Rettig’s work on the Wackenhut Security Corporation’s activities in 1967.

– What Facebook usage says about people’s efforts to manage their impressions, from psychology student Clifford Lundin.

Those projects, and many more, will be the subjects of short talks by students from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, at the College’s Sudakoff Conference Center.

The main auditorium also will feature New College’s visual arts students with an installation of their work, and a display of costumes used in this year’s student performances in the College’s Black Box Theatre.

There also will be three panel discussions on major multi-student projects:

– an “alternative spring break” stay in Apopka, Fla., where students lived with migrant farmworkers and worked in the fields.

– an archaeological dig in Phillippi Estate Park, headed by Prof. Uzi Baram and his students.

– the launch of a student-run New College undergraduate research journal , Aeolus.

Provost Stephen Miles will give welcoming remarks at 9:40 a.m. and recognize the support of alumnus and benefactor Bob Freedman. A light lunch will be available at noon. The event is free and open to the public.

New Scholars New College, a celebration of student research and creativity

Friday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sudakoff Conference Center, New College of Florida

Open to the public