Archive for October, 2011

A Writer’s Gift Speaks Volumes

A Writer’s Gift Speaks Volumes

| October 25, 2011

As a writer traveling abroad, Masha Hamilton sees people’s needs. As a conscientious person, she does something about them, even if it’s not what she set out to do. Two non-profit organizations, the Camel Book Drive and the Afghan Women’s Writing Project, have resulted from this tendency of hers to act. The former supplies books [...]

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School and work combine to bring future into focus

School and work combine to bring future into focus

| October 24, 2011

Engineering science major Sarah Lightbody made the most of the summer before her senior year. It began with a mission to help people in Ilheus, Brazil, and finished with a coveted internship at AREVA Inc., a nuclear engineering firm and contractor in Lynchburg.

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2011 Regatta Went Swimmingly

2011 Regatta Went Swimmingly

| October 22, 2011

Now in it’s eighth year, the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta can rightly be called a Sweet Briar tradition. It’s been part of Homecoming Weekend since there was a Homecoming Weekend, and it’s as old as the engineering program that sponsors it.

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Sweet Briar Theatre Presents ‘As You Like It’

Sweet Briar Theatre Presents ‘As You Like It’

| October 21, 2011

Sweet Briar Theatre will present William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” directed by William Kershner, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30 in Murchison Lane Auditorium at Babcock Fine Arts Center. “As You Like It” is considered by many to be one [...]

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Research has Implications for Forecasting Climate Change

Research has Implications for Forecasting Climate Change

| October 21, 2011

Assistant Professor Tom O’Halloran is co-author of a paper just published in a highly regarded environmental science professional journal, Global Change Biology. O’Halloran, who joined Sweet Briar’s environmental studies department this year, was part of a team at Oregon State University, where he was a postdoctoral researcher.

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Riders Rave About Clinic, Clinician Raves About Riders

Riders Rave About Clinic, Clinician Raves About Riders

| October 20, 2011

National Show Hunter Hall of Famer Bernie Traurig taught a two-day riding clinic at Sweet Briar in October, in which 17 students participated. Traurig has represented the United States eight times in World Cup Finals and in three Olympic disciplines, show jumping, dressage and eventing. He has competed in more than 60 show jumping grand [...]

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Claremont Trio Performs at Sweet Briar

Claremont Trio Performs at Sweet Briar

| October 18, 2011

Sweet Briar College will present a free chamber music concert by the award-winning Claremont Trio at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in Memorial Chapel. Violinist Emily Bruskin and her twin sister Julia, a cellist, formed the trio with pianist Donna Kwong in 1999 at The Juilliard School. They are winners of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio [...]

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Sweet Briar Champions Abound at Culpeper Show

| October 13, 2011

It was a quite a gaggle of people and horses that trucked up U.S. 29 from Sweet Briar to Commonwealth Park in Culpeper for the Horse Shows in the Sun, aka HITS, circuit finals from Sept. 29-Oct. 2. Between two hunter show teams, the jumper show team and individual students who qualified to compete on [...]

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Performance Combines Sculpture, Dance

| October 13, 2011

Sweet Briar College Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate Ellen Reid ’12 will present “Such is Life,” her senior thesis combining installation sculpture and dance at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 and Friday, Oct. 14 in the black box theater at Babcock Fine Arts Center. Click here to read more about Reid and her performance in [...]

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Rays’ Hope: Good Science Defends Maligned Predator

Rays’ Hope: Good Science Defends Maligned Predator

| October 12, 2011

Maryanne Grey ’12 chooses lunch carefully on days that she is working on her senior independent study research. Sorting through the semi-digested contents of cownose ray stomachs and intestines is smelly work. “I try to eat something that if I was to get sick, I wouldn’t mind it coming back up,” she says. Once past [...]

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