Archive for September, 2011

Fear of Islam is History Repeating Itself

Fear of Islam is History Repeating Itself

| September 28, 2011

Reza Aslan, an Iranian-born scholar of religions who was raised in the United States, told an audience at Sweet Briar College on Tuesday, Sept. 27, that rampant anti-Islamic sentiment in America is no accident. And, he says, Islamophobia is at the highest level it has ever been, including during the Iran hostage crisis, the first [...]

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Endstation Theatre Co. Receives Tourism Grant

| September 28, 2011

Endstation Theatre Company at Sweet Briar College has been awarded $5,000 through the Tourism and the Arts Grant for a collaborative project with the Lynchburg Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, Nelson County Conventions and Visitors Bureau, and Bedford Tourism and Welcome Center. The Tourism and the Arts Grant is supported jointly by the Virginia Commission for the Arts [...]

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Scholar Addresses America’s Problem with Islam

Scholar Addresses America’s Problem with Islam

| September 22, 2011

Reza Aslan was 6 years old during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. He remembers it and despite wishing to, he did not get to stay in Iran to see events play out there. Today he is a naturalized American citizen who profoundly identifies with the founding principles of this country. He is also a scholar [...]

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Retailer Creates Good Vibe for Art Internship

| September 21, 2011

If you’ll pardon the pun, Ellen Reid found a pretty good fit at Anthropologie over the summer. The senior Bachelor of Fine Arts candidate landed an internship at the trendy retailer’s Georgetown store working with the display team. For Reid, who’s majoring in studio art with a minor in dance, it was a chance to [...]

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Smithsonian Postdoc Leads Field Demonstration

Smithsonian Postdoc Leads Field Demonstration

| September 20, 2011

Being the tallest in the class, Alexis Rukenbrod ’12 was elected to collect a sample to demonstrate what the LI-6400 can do. Hopping onto a concrete bench in front of Guion Science Center, she stretched to pluck a leaf from as far up the redbud’s canopy as she could reach. The leaf had to be [...]

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Alumna’s Internet company is off and running

Alumna’s Internet company is off and running

| September 19, 2011

Sweet Briar graduate and entrepreneur Leah Busque’s Internet venture TaskRabbit Inc. is the subject of a feature in the August 2011 issue of Wired magazine.

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Artist’s Works Built for the Camera

Artist’s Works Built for the Camera

| September 15, 2011

Hollins University art professor Robert Sulkin will give a gallery talk during an opening reception from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22 in Babcock Gallery at Sweet Briar College. Sulkin’s exhibition, “The Constructed Image,” will be on display through Dec. 4. In his artist’s statement, Sulkin explains that he selected the photographs for the [...]

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Alumna Marks 9/11 Through Dance

| September 11, 2011

Sarah Skaggs ’79 lived just 20 blocks from the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001. “ … I saw the whole thing,” Skaggs, director of Sarah Skaggs Dance in New York, recently told the Washington Post. “I thought: After something like this, dance — which to me is something joyous, ecstatic, athletic — [...]

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‘Gods and Monsters’ Reveals Two Sides

‘Gods and Monsters’ Reveals Two Sides

| September 10, 2011

“Gods and Monsters: Images of Faith and Horror” opens Friday, Sept. 16 in Sweet Briar College’s Pannell Gallery. The art exhibition featuring works from the permanent collection will be on view through Dec. 9. There also will be “An Evening of Monstrous Performance,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 in the gallery. Sweet Briar students [...]

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We Remember

| September 9, 2011

The chaplain’s office at Sweet Briar College and Amherst-area congregations are hosting a Community 9/11 Commemoration Service at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 in Memorial Chapel. The service will emphasize the themes of remembrance, hope and promise. The choirs of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Amherst Presbyterian Church and Sweet Briar [...]

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