upcoming events

November 2018

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

Cafe Connections with Don

When: Mon Nov 26 2018 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Where: Jane Bancroft Cook Library 5800 Bay Shore Rd, Sarasota, FL 34243, United States

Description: Have a question for President O'Shea? Come to the library's new first-floor Cafe.

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