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News Release (June 20, 1965)


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News Release (June 20, 1965)
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N _E'__,W COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: I Jl/.1 ; An authority on Western intellectual history and an editor, author and lecturer on international affairs have been selected for the Distinguished Visitors program to the New College campus for the 1965-66 academic year. Dr. Crane Brinton, a member of the faculty at Harvard since 1923 and a former Rhodes Scholar, will be on campus for one month beginning early in 1966 to lead a seminar in the comparative study of revolutions, an area to which he has devoted much study. Dr. Vera Micheles Dean, now professor of International Development at the Graduate School of Public Administration of York University and for many years research director and editor of the Foreign Policy Association, will offer a six-week seminar in the third term next spring on the study of the diversity of world cultures in political theories, religions, economics and history. The Distinguished Visitor program, which in the first year of academic operations for New College was initiated with the visit on campus of noted historian Dr. Arnold J. Toynbee, is directed to bringing to the students and also to the community some of the outstanding figures in various fields. -more-


page 2 Dr. Nell P. Eurich, educational coordinator, said that the presence of Dr. Crane and Dr. Dean on campus represents a planned step in the development of knowledge for the students. ''During our initial year, Dr. Toynbee gave to students a broad view of the history of mankind," said Dr. Eurich. "Next year they will be given more specialized views of man in his revolutionary periods and also in his various relationships to his fellow man. 11 She said that by seeking out and finding persons with outstanding reputations in scholarly fields and bringing them to campus for extended periods, that New College can supplement the more directed learning which is developed by the faculty. "Again this year, as with Dr. Toynbee," said Dr. Eurich, ''we hope to be able to make our distinguished visitors available for some public forums. This has always been the college's commitment to the community and we hope that it always wi 11 be." Dr. Brinton earned his A.B. from Harvard and his Ph.D. from Oxford University returning from England to join the Harvard faculty. He currently is McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History at Harvard. His teaching tenure there has been broken only by service with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and with exchange professorships at Knox College, Beloit College, Colorado College, with a visiting professorship at Pomona College, and a fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. -more-


page 3 Author of 15 books dealing mostly with history and political thought, Dr. Brinton has been active as president of the American Historical Association and the Society for French Historical Studies. He is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a life member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters. He currently is working on a book on the intellectual history of the Western World and a comparative history of revolutions. Dr. Dean was born in Russia where her father was a prominent businessman representing American firms. She came to this country in 1919, earned her bachelor's and doctor's degrees at Radcliffe in the area of international law and international relations, adding a master's degree from Yale. In 1928 she came an American citizen. For 30 years she was associated with the Foreign Policy Association, and for most of that time served as research director and editor. She also is general editor of a series of world his tory and world culture volumes entitled ''Contemporary Ci vi lizations Series,'' published by Holt, Rinehart and Wins ton. Mrs. Dean inaugurated an interdepartmental course at Smith College in 1952 on contemporary India and from 1954-62 she organized and directed the University of Rochester program on non-Western civilizations. She is an accredited correspondent to the United Nations for an Indian news service and this summer will travel to Yugoslavia to attend the World Population Conference. Her visit to New College will be one of her first opportunities to interpret the results of this international gathering. II

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