Archive for January, 2014

Monarch expert wants to keep the record straight

Monarch expert wants to keep the record straight

| January 31, 2014

Lincoln Brower wants to be absolutely clear about the No. 1 threat to the annual migration of monarch butterflies.

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Sweet Briar hosts 17th annual Leadership Conference

Sweet Briar hosts 17th annual Leadership Conference

| January 30, 2014

“Courage and Confidence” is the theme of Sweet Briar’s 17th annual Student Leadership Conference, hosted by the Leadership Certificate Program. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the College’s Elston Inn Conference Center and is open to all college students.

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Archaeology talk focuses on region of  Turkey during Bronze Age

Archaeology talk focuses on region of Turkey during Bronze Age

| January 29, 2014

Christopher Roosevelt is unable to present the AIA lecture due to weather in the Boston area. In his place, Michael H. Laughy Jr., assistant professor of classics at Washington and Lee University, will present “The End of Ancient Athens: The Archaeology and History of the Athenian Twilight” at 6 p.m. Feb. 5.

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Robin Davies celebrates 25 years at Sweet Briar

Robin Davies celebrates 25 years at Sweet Briar

| January 27, 2014

A guest lecture by Harvard geneticist Raju Kucherlapati will be held to honor biology professor Robin Davies’ 25th anniversary on the faculty at Sweet Briar. The lecture will take place at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the 1948 Theater in the Fitness and Athletics Center, followed by a reception.

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Artists’ relationships on display at Sweet Briar

Artists’ relationships on display at Sweet Briar

| January 24, 2014

A new exhibition at Sweet Briar College reveals the sometimes hidden connections between visual artists of different cultural backgrounds, genres or eras. In conjunction with the College’s four-day Fringe Festival, an opening reception for “Student, Teacher, Mentor, Friend: The Impact of Artists’ Relationships” takes place at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Pannell Gallery.

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Virginia private colleges announce sustainability initiative

| January 23, 2014

Sweet Briar College is one of five private Virginia colleges partnering with Collegiate Clean Energy to convert methane emissions from landfills into environmentally friendly energy for their institutions.

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Biltmore weekend more than estate tour

Biltmore weekend more than estate tour

| January 22, 2014

Tom O’Halloran, assistant professor of environmental science, will give a lecture titled “The Mystery of Mountain Haze” during an Alumnae Association-sponsored trip to the Biltmore in Asheville, N.C.

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Alumna grabs chance to underwrite history

Alumna grabs chance to underwrite history

| January 22, 2014

Carolyn Clarke’s love for history didn’t originate at Sweet Briar, but it took root and grew during her two years at the College.

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Maker of ‘Gasland’ to present Waxter Forum

Maker of ‘Gasland’ to present Waxter Forum

| January 17, 2014

Sweet Briar College will host Josh Fox, maker of the documentary films “Gasland” and “Gasland Part II,” as the 2014 Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum speaker.

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Catherine Seaman, retired anthropology professor, dies

Catherine Seaman, retired anthropology professor, dies

| January 17, 2014

Catherine Coleman Seaman, 90, former professor of anthropology at Sweet Briar College, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, after a long illness with Alzheimer’s.

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