May 2017


Points of Pride

Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies David Brain secured a contract with the Center for the Future of Places at KTH Royal Institute of Technology School, Stockholm, for a project on Public Space and Urbanism Research Database Development.

Professor of Biology and Director of Pritzker Marine Biology Research Center Sandra Gilchrist has secured funding from Publix Super Markets Charities for her PUSH/SUCCESS program’s 15-year anniversary. PUSH/SUCCESS provides a comprehensive educational activity for local, financially-challenged middle-school and high-school youth in a college setting.

Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Emily Saarinen has been selected by the University of Florida to partner with them in performing research on the conservation and recovery of key at-risk butterflies, including listed taxa and those of conservation concern across Florida and California.

Gender Studies students Addie Allen, Jessica Brown, Charles Rowe, Sarah Scully and Shelby Statham have received New College of Florida’s Margaret L. Bates Award, awarded annually to students who exhibit outstanding academic achievement through research on topics in gender studies and present their work at an academic conference.



Outside New College

Three students presented virtually in COPLAC’s annual Southeast Regional Undergraduate Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Conference: Adriana Souza, “Exchange-rate Targeting and Gold Demand by Central Banks;” Scott Smedley, “The Shawshank Redemption and Imprisonment Today;” and Sarah Olsen, “Frankenstein, Volney, and the French Revolution.”

Amelia Kallaher, scholarly resources librarian, gave a poster presentation at the Association of Research and College Libraries 2017 conference. The presentation, co-authored with Associate Dean of the Library Alison Piper, concerned making evidence-based collection decisions by analyzing citations from course syllabi, theses and faculty publications.

Dean of the Library Brian Doherty has been named an alternate to the OCLC Americas Regional Council of the Global Council for 2017-18. Brian has also published a preface for an edition of Anton Rubinstein’s sacred opera Der Thurm zu Babel, op.80 for Musikproduktion Jürgen Höflich in Munich.

The New College of Florida Toastmasters Club recently received the local district’s Excellence in Education award.

The New College of Florida Quiz Bowl Team (students Yonathan Stone, Alexander Koutelias, Leo Law and Quinn Ferguson) attended the 2017 ACF Nationals tournament at Columbia University in New York April 22-23, and brought home a third place Division II title.

Professor Jing Zhang, Xia Shi and Fang-yu Li were selected as awardees to participate in the 2017 Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) Institute on Infusing Chinese Studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum, to be held July 31 to Aug. 11 this summer in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Students Phoebe Sartori was elected as the district governor for Suncoast region of Circle K International and Jennifer Lin was elected as District Editor.

Assistant Professor of (Asian) Religion Manu Lopez won a competitive spot in the NEH Summer Institute “Islam in Asia: Traditions and Transformations.” Professor Lopez’s goal is to build the foundational expertise necessary to be a good colleague to future faculty, with expertise in Islam, while incorporating some Islamic content into his coverage of Asian religions.

Associate Professor of German Wendy Sutherland recently returned from an invited talk at Grinnell College about her work on staging race in late-18th and early 19th-century drama. She spoke earlier this year at Mount Holyoke College.

Assistant Professor of Art History Katie Brion gave an invited talk at the Dali Museum on March 1, entitled “Frida Kahlo’s Legacy: Exploring Gender in Art and Art History.”

Professor of English Miriam Wallace co-chaired a roundtable discussion on “The Public Humanities in the Eighteenth Century” at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies—with speakers from NYU, Notre Dame University, Texas Christian University, and University of Colorado. Their audience included faculty, administrators, and grants officers all concerned about the state of humanities in the public eye.

In Print

Alyson Gamble, science librarian and Tammera Race, systems, metadata and assessment librarian, have published a chapter entitled “From Potato Chips to Vegetables: Embedded Instruction in a General Biology Classroom” in The First-Year Experience Librarians Cookbook.


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