Author Archive: Jennifer McManamay

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Two former professors die

Two former professors die

| July 15, 2014

Sweet Briar is mourning the loss of two longtime community members. Gregory Armstrong, 80, Charles A. Dana Professor of Religion (emeritus), died on July 2. Professor emerita of library science Patricia Smith Wright, 79, died on July 4.

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Working together to build a technical workforce

Working together to build a technical workforce

| July 9, 2014

During the week of July 20-25, more than 20 high school women will immerse in Sweet Briar’s summer Explore Engineering Design, an intensive one-credit college course and a pretty thorough introduction to what engineers in the real world do.

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Riding Center hosts EAP regional clinic

Riding Center hosts EAP regional clinic

| July 8, 2014

The U.S. Hunter Jumper Association will hold an Emerging Athletes Program regional clinic Wednesday, July 9, through Sunday, July 13, at Sweet Briar’s Harriet Howell Rogers Riding Center.

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James F. Jones Jr. named interim president

James F. Jones Jr. named interim president

| June 30, 2014

James F. Jones Jr., retiring president of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, has been named the interim president of Sweet Briar College.

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Professor lands third Fulbright

Professor lands third Fulbright

| June 4, 2014

Professor of anthropology Deborah Durham has received three awards to support her work while she is on sabbatical next year.

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Tusculum to be rebuilt in Amherst County

Tusculum to be rebuilt in Amherst County

| May 30, 2014

Tusculum, the 18th-century home of Sweet Briar founder Indiana Fletcher Williams’ mother, Maria Crawford, will be rebuilt in Amherst County.

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Clabough crosses borders and boundaries at ELINAS

Clabough crosses borders and boundaries at ELINAS

| May 27, 2014

Seth Clabough, director of Sweet Briar’s Academic Resource Center and an assistant professor of English, will travel to Nuremberg, Germany, in May to present his paper “Quantum Novels: Theoretical Physics and the Art of Writing” at a first-of-its-kind conference.

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MDRT to sponsor engineering students’ travel to Brazil

MDRT to sponsor engineering students’ travel to Brazil

| May 26, 2014

The Million Dollar Round Table Foundation has awarded $10,000 through its Worldwide Grant Program to Sweet Briar College to support engineering’s Technology and Society in Brazil projects.

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Alumna finds the perfect match

Alumna finds the perfect match

| May 16, 2014

Before Chasity Clarke Miller ’04 even graduated from Sweet Briar with a degree in art history, she knew she wanted to give back to a college that had given her so much.

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2013 Distinguished Alumna known as problem solver with light touch

2013 Distinguished Alumna known as problem solver with light touch

| May 14, 2014

Michela English ’71 accepted Sweet Briar’s 2013 Distinguished Alumna Award the way her friends and colleagues would expect — with her usual grace and good humor.

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