(Oct. 1, 2007) – Academically gifted students in eighth through 11th grades from Manatee, Sarasota and Pinellas counties will study with New College faculty this weekend, Oct. 6-7, at New College of Florida.
Duke TIP students in Spring 2007 (above).
The young students will participate in the Duke TIP Scholar Weekend Program. The program, held in spring and fall at New College, is a collaboration between New College and the Duke University Talent Identification Program, which is designed to give Florida’s best and brightest middle- and high-school students a college-level enrichment opportunity taught by talented college faculty.
Classes this fall are:
“Ancient Maya Culture, Texts and Lifeways,” instructor: Dr. Gabrielle Vail, research scholar;
“Experiencing Shakespeare: Performance and Theater History,” instructor: Dr. Nova Myhill, associate professor of British and American literature;
“Behavior of Bayshore Animals: From Seahorses to Hermit Crabs,” instructor: Dr. Leo S. Demski, Florsheim professor of biology; and
“Cruising the Caribbean,” instructor: Dr. Sonia Labrador-Rodriguez, associate professor of Spanish language and literature.
The students, who must apply to attend Scholar Weekend, take one of the four courses at morning and afternoon sessions both days.