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News Release (March 12, 1964)


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News Release (March 12, 1964)
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New College News Release, For Release: Thursday P.M. - Friday A.M. (March 12-13, 1964)
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NEW COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: THURSDAY P.M. FRIDAY A.M. (March 12-13, 1964) A distinguished social psychologist, author and editor has been selected dean of the Division of Social Sciences at New College and heads a list of four educators whose appointment to faculty posts is announced by Dr. John W. Gustad, provost and dean of the college. The third and last divisional dean to be appointed is Dr. Fillmore H. Sanford, professor of psychology at the University of Texas. The Virginia born educator who received his PhD. from Harvard University in 1941, joins deans of the divisions of natural sciences and humanities, who have already been appointed. Chosen with him for the growing New College faculty are: Dr. William K. Smith, professor of mathematics at Bucknell University, who will be New College's first mathematics professor; English-born Dr. George Curry, presently professor of history at the University of South Carolina to be New College's professor of history; and Dr. Hiram J. Evans, professor of zoology at Syracuse University, to be New College's professor of biology. Appointment of Dr. Sanford completes New College's selection process to head the principal divisions in the New College curriculum. Sanford, whose field of major interest is inter-personal relationships, has done a great deal of research in speech, personality, leadership and other aspects of social psychology. He has also studied deeply in the psychological factors of the educational process and mental health. For the past seven years Dr. Sanford has given televised psychology courses used by the University of Texas and 11 other central Texas colleges. He has also been active in other educational television courses. (more)


,. NEW COLLEGE -2 He is the editor of Contemporary Psychology, a journal of book reviews published by the American Psychological Association and has written a standard undergraduate text book used in approximately 100 colleges and universities titled "Psychology: A Scientific Study of Man.11 He has another book in preparation, a basic text in social psychology. Married, and the father of seven children, Dr. Sanford holds many professional and scholastic memberships including Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, and has been honored by election to top offices in national and regional psychological associations. In 1962 he was the recipient of the annual award of the New York Association of Psychologists for distinguished contributions to science and his profession. Son and grandson of Baptist ministers, he was the fifth member of his family to attend the University of Richmond and was active in football, track, and basketball. He was selected All State, All Southern Conference, and second team All American in football. He served on active duty in the Navy during World War II as a Lieutenant Commander and has been executive secretary of the American Psychological Association during the period 1950-1956. Dr. Smith received his bachelor and masters degrees in mathematics at Bucknell University and his doctorate at the University of Michigan. He has taught at Bucknell since 1941 with time out for service in the United States Navy and teaching activity at the University of Michigan, Antioch College, and New York State University College. Married, and the father of two daughters, Dr. Smith has published three books including one college mathematics text. He is currently completing a book, Limits And Continuity, to be published by MacMillan. Dr. Curry received his education at London University, the Sorbonne in Paris, was awarded his masters in history at the University of South Carolina and his PhD. at the University of Chicago. Now a naturalized American citizen, he has risen from (more)


NEW COLLEGE -3 instructor at the University of South Carolina to his present post as professor of history at the same university during the 15 years of his tenure there. Prior to coming to the United States he served for seven years in the British Army as Major in the general staff specializing in counter-intelligence. He was awarded the Sir John Dill Memorial Fellowship in 1946-47, was visiting lecturer in modern history at Oxford University during 1959, and visiting professor in British History at the University of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1962. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, American Historical Association, Conference on British Studies, and numerous other professional associations. He has two books in process of publication. Dr. Evans, who is proficient in the areas of biology and zoology, holds four degrees, a bachelor of arts from Hamilton College and masters degrees from Harvard University and Williams College, and his PhD. from Harvard University. He is a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, member of Sigma Xi, and of the American Institute of Biological Science. His publications in the field of zoology and biology cover a 25 year period and include both research and educational works. He is married and the father of four daughters. During World War II he was a member of the Army Air Force and served as captain, and instructor in aviation physiology. He was appointed research associate in physiology at Swarthmore College in 1946 and was appointed instructor at Syracuse University later the same year. He has remained at Syracuse University since that time. #

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