New College – New Topics 2019-2020 Lecture Series

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This dynamic series features national speakers
from a broad range of disciplines.
New College of Florida
Mildred Sainer Auditorium
For reservations:
Call 941-487-4888 or visit
Tickets are $15 per lecture
New Topics
2019-2020 Schedule
Tuesday, November 12, 5:30 p.m.
“Can You Dig It: Sea Turtle Research and Conservation at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort” with Rachel Smith, Conservation Programs Manager at Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment.
From climate change to dwindling habitats, sea turtles face a range of challenges. However, they also have powerful allies.
Rachel Smith will explore Disney’s efforts to reverse the decline of this beloved species and share tips on what people can do to help.
Thursday, January 23, 5:30 p.m.
“From Downton to Gatsby: Jewelry and Fashion from
1890-1929” with Andrew Prince.
Downton Abbey’s main characters sported a glittering array of tiaras, combs, earrings and necklaces. Andrew Prince created these exquisite creations and will explore the fascinating intersectionof jewelry, fashion and history in the opulent era at the turn of the twentieth century.
Thursday, February 20,5:30 p.m.
“The Art of Art Recovery: Recovering Stolen and Looted Works of Art” with Christopher A. Marinello, CEO of Art Recovery International.
Art crime is an ugly fact of art history. Fortunately,
Christopher A. Marinello is on the case. His case studies offer a compelling glimpse at the painstaking detective work and tenacious legal wrangling that goes into recovering looted treasures.
Thursday, March 26, 5:30 p.m.
“Bachelor Bromance: A Novel Evaluation of Male Gorilla Social Bonding” with Austin Leeds, research manager at Disney’s Animals, Science, and Environment.
Human beings are social animals. The same applies to one of our closest relatives—Western lowland gorillas. Austin Leeds reveals the social bonding and “bromances” that regulate the gorilla society. His lessons apply to gorillas in zoos and the wild—and possibly ourselves.
Wednesday, April 22, 5:30 p.m.
“Common Ground: The Intersection of Biophilic Design and Urbanism” with David Brain, professor of social sciences at New College, Bill Browning of Terrapin Bright Green, and Dan Slone of Vertical Vision.
Who says cities have to be unnatural? A fresh breed of urban innovators suggest an eco-friendlier alternative. David Brain will host a panel discussion on the new wave of urban design inspired by the patterns of nature.
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