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Recalculating route

Recalculating route

| January 26, 2015

Life doesn’t always take us where we think we want to go, but its course has a funny way of self-correcting. We spoke to a few alumnae whose careers took a new or unexpected direction.

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Interim president installed during 109th Opening Convocation

Interim president installed during 109th Opening Convocation

| August 28, 2014

Sweet Briar’s 109th Opening Convocation, the official start of the new academic year, began with the installation of James F. Jones Jr. as the College’s 11th and interim president.

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’83 alumna elected head of Maryland GOP

’83 alumna elected head of Maryland GOP

| May 9, 2013

Diana Duffy Waterman ’83, first vice chair and interim-chair of the Maryland Republican Party, was elected to fulfill the remainder of former Senator Alex X. Mooney’s term through the 2014 elections.

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Leading the charge in biology’s new frontiers

Leading the charge in biology’s new frontiers

| March 25, 2013

Raina Robeva has always appreciated applied mathematics in biology. It’s what she did when modeling the effects of radiation on cell cultures for her master’s degree at Sofia University in Bulgaria.

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Imagine, innovate, inspire: Leah Busque’s steps to success

Imagine, innovate, inspire: Leah Busque’s steps to success

| March 11, 2013

Whether it’s the life-changing discovery of penicillin or X-rays, or the first chocolate chip cookies, innovation often happens by accident. In Leah Busque’s case, genius struck overnight — a “cold winter night in Boston,” to be exact.

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‘NewsHour’ series features College’s STEM program

‘NewsHour’ series features College’s STEM program

| January 16, 2013

Sweet Briar’s STEM teacher development program is featured in a new online video series produced by PBS’s “NewsHour.”

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Nine Honors Summer Research Fellows Named

| May 7, 2012

The Sweet Briar Honors Program has announced the 2012 Honors Summer Research fellows.

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Steve Wassell Makes List of ‘300 Best Professors’

Steve Wassell Makes List of ‘300 Best Professors’

| April 5, 2012

Sweet Briar College professor of mathematics Steve Wassell is one of the country’s best undergraduate teachers according to The Princeton Review. Wassell is profiled in the Review’s new book, “The Best 300 Professors,” published April 3. The Princeton Review, known for its student survey-based college rankings and annual “Best Colleges” guide, teamed up with RateMyProfessors.com [...]

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Sweet Briar Professors’ Biomathematics Paper Stands Out

| February 7, 2011

A paper co-written by biology professor Robin Davies and mathematical sciences professor Raina Robeva has been selected for inclusion in the “Highlights of 2010” issue of CBE-Life Sciences Education. Robeva and Davies wrote the paper, “Mathematical Biology Modules Based on Modern Molecular Biology and Modern Discrete Mathematics,” with co-authors Terrell Hodge, formerly of Sweet Briar [...]

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Wassell to Speak at L.C. Symposium

| April 9, 2009

Steve Wassell, professor of mathematics at Sweet Briar College, will speak Saturday, April 25 at a daylong symposium sponsored jointly by Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and Lynchburg College.

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