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News Release (April 1, 1966)


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News Release (April 1, 1966)
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New College News Release, For Release: Immediate, Mailed April 1, 1966
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FOR RELEASE: IHHEDIATE Mailed April 1, 1966 NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C ARTHUR INFORMATION Dr. David Gorfein, assistant professor of psychology at New College, has been awarded a fellowship in the National Science Foundation Research Participation for College Teachers Program. He spend ten weeks this summer on the University of cam-pus working intensively in research Hith colleagues from other small colleges. Dr. Gorfein' s research area ,.,hile at Michigan ,.,ill be in the field of human short-term memory and he ,.,ill be ,.,or king directly with Dr. Arthur l.J. Melton, a research professor from as Hell as editor of the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the professional periodical in this field. In anticipation of this fellmvship, Dr. Gorfein had scheduled an over-load of classes in the present class term so that his absence will not deprive students of needed coursework. Although his research period extends through part of a class term and through the comprehensive examination period, Professor Gorfein said he would return for the examination period. The NSF fellowships in this program are given only to full-time faculty members who have their doctorate in psychology or a related science and who are prepared to become "principal investigators" and to undertake and super-vise research programs at their own institutions. New research facilities for experimental psychology are included in the science laboratories now under construction on the west campus of the col-lege and expected to be ready in the fall. -more-


Dr. Gorfein, Ne'v College Professor -Page 2 Dr. Gorfein said that the entire NSF-sponsored program at Hichigan is one of "active doing," and he said that all participants are expected to have reasonably well-defined research interests and some with specific research problems. He completed his doctorate in the field of social psychology at Columbia University in 1962 and taught at Eastern Michigan University, Utah State University, and the University of Montana before joining the New College faculty last fall. -30-

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