Author Archive: Jennifer McManamay

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A bibliophile’s bibliophile to visit Sweet Briar

A bibliophile’s bibliophile to visit Sweet Briar

| March 18, 2014

Love books? It is fair to say that Nicholas Basbanes does. He recently published his ninth volume on them.

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‘Israel on the Appomattox’ author visits Sweet Briar

‘Israel on the Appomattox’ author visits Sweet Briar

| March 13, 2014

Melvin Patrick Ely will speak about his award-winning book, “Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War,” at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Wailes Lounge in Memorial Chapel.

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Lacrosse to celebrate centennial

Lacrosse to celebrate centennial

| March 6, 2014

Sweet Briar lacrosse turns 100 this year. The athletics department will officially mark the occasion when the Vixens host Hollins University at 5 p.m. Monday, March 31, at Babcock Field.

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Robeva accepts SCHEV award

Robeva accepts SCHEV award

| March 4, 2014

Sweet Briar professor of mathematical sciences Raina Robeva recently accepted one of 12 2014 Outstanding Faculty Awards from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. An OFA award is the commonwealth’s highest honor given to faculty at its private and public universities and colleges.

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Pieces of Virginia history made here

Pieces of Virginia history made here

| March 1, 2014

David Givens’ fingers worked carefully at the object in his hands, attempting to separate one kind of plastic stuck to another.

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Showed in: Riders shine in storm-compressed schedule

Showed in: Riders shine in storm-compressed schedule

| February 25, 2014

The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team competed in four shows this weekend, ending the regular season as the Zone 4, Region 2 reserve champions.

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Pilobolus lands on Sweet Briar stage

Pilobolus lands on Sweet Briar stage

| February 17, 2014

Pilobolus, a dance theater company named for a fungus and noted for its staying power, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, in Sweet Briar College’s Murchison Lane Auditorium.

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Sweet Briar hosts Wikipedia ‘edit sprint’

Sweet Briar hosts Wikipedia ‘edit sprint’

| February 12, 2014

Sweet Briar is hosting an Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the top floor of the new wing of Cochran Library.

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‘Life Lessons’ to open in Benedict Gallery

‘Life Lessons’ to open in Benedict Gallery

| February 7, 2014

“Life Lessons: The Teaching Artist” will open Thursday, Feb. 13, at Sweet Briar College’s Benedict Gallery with a reception for artists May Carter, Jill Jensen and Rosalie Day White from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. Admission is free and open to all. The exhibition will be on view until April 20.

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Fox says ‘Ban fracking’

Fox says ‘Ban fracking’

| February 5, 2014

Josh Fox, the documentary filmmaker who gained international notoriety after the release of “Gasland” at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, delivered a 10-point case against fracking for natural gas at Sweet Briar’s 2014 Waxter Environmental Forum last night.

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