Archive for January, 2009

Film Highlights the ‘Incredible’ in Butterflies’ Annual Flight

| January 28, 2009

Sweet Briar College biologist Lincoln Brower was a featured researcher in a documentary on monarch butterflies that premiered Jan. 27 on the Public Broadcasting Service science series NOVA. “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies” follows the 2,000-mile migration of the monarchs from Canada to their overwintering grounds in the mountains of central Mexico.

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Perry Previews Judicial Appointments on Public Radio

| January 28, 2009

Barbara Perry, director of the Center for Civic Renewal and Carter Glass Professor of Government at Sweet Briar College, is scheduled to be a guest at noon Thursday, Jan. 29 on “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” 88.5 FM in Washington, D.C.

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Autism Specialist to Lecture at Sweet Briar

| January 27, 2009

The Sweet Briar departments of education and psychology and the Honors Program will host guest lecturer James Ball, a board-certified behavior analyst who has worked in the field of autism for 20 years, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3 in the Boxwood Room at the College’s Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center.

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Students Kayak in Ecuador, Blog about Adventure

| January 27, 2009

Sweet Briar College seniors Amanda Baker and Sara Rothamel traveled to Ecuador during the winter break for a kayaking trip. The trip was organized by Endless River Adventures, with cooperation from Sweet Briar’s outdoor program’s office – better known as SWEBOP – and funds from the Leadership Fund.

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Student to Deploy with National Guard

| January 23, 2009

Leslie Anne Wertz, a member of Sweet Briar College’s Class of 2010, is on a leave of absence for the 2008-2009 academic year because her Virginia National Guard unit was mobilized. The 20-year-old Cartersville, Va., resident is currently training in Missouri and will be deployed to Afghanistan with her unit in February.

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SBC Launches Series of African Art and Cultural Events

| January 22, 2009

This month, Sweet Briar College will launch a series of events in conjunction with “Telling Objects: African Art from the Permanent Collection of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts,” an exhibit on display Jan. 29 through April 5 in the Anne Gary Pannell Gallery. As the exhibit’s name would indicate, the items in “Telling Objects” are on loan from the Longwood [University] Center for Visual Arts in Farmville, Va. The collection was a gift to the university from Donna and Thomas L. Brumfield Jr.

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Sweet Briar Biologist’s Research Featured on PBS’s NOVA Series

| January 21, 2009

Sweet Briar College research professor Lincoln Brower’s research on monarch butterflies will be featured on the Public Broadcasting Service science series NOVA at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27. The documentary, “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies,” follows the 2,000-mile migration of the monarchs to their overwintering grounds in the mountains of Mexico.

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Ying Quartet to Perform at Sweet Briar

| January 20, 2009

The Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4 in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Sweet Briar College’s Babcock Fine Arts Center. The Chinese-American siblings — violinists Timothy and Janet, violist Phillip and cellist David — got their start in 1992 as a Chamber Music America (then NEA) Rural Residency Program ensemble in Jesup, Iowa. Since then, the Yings have earned a reputation for making creative connections between chamber music and other art forms in ways that appeal to all audiences.

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Staff, Faculty ‘Renew America Together’

| January 19, 2009

Early this morning, Jan. 19, a group of Sweet Briar College’s faculty and staff embarked on a community service project in conjunction with Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service andRenew America Together, a national call to community service initiated by President-elect Barack Obama.

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Perry to Review Inaugural Address on Wisconsin Public Radio

| January 19, 2009

Barbara Perry, director of the Center for Civic Renewal and Carter Glass Professor of Government at Sweet Briar College, has been asked to review and discuss President-elect Barack Obama’s inaugural address on Wisconsin Public Radio. She will be a guest on “At Issue with Ben Merens” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20.

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