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U.S. poet laureate to read at Sweet Briar

U.S. poet laureate to read at Sweet Briar

| February 12, 2014

Sweet Briar College will host 2012-2014 U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey for a reading and book signing at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in Murchison Lane Auditorium in Babcock Fine Arts Center.

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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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Reuben George Miller, longtime economics professor, dies

Reuben George Miller, longtime economics professor, dies

| January 20, 2014

Reuben George Miller, former professor of economics at Sweet Briar College, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, from heart- and lung complications.

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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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2013-14 Pannell Scholars announced

2013-14 Pannell Scholars announced

| November 20, 2013

Eleven students from the Class of 2016 are working on projects funded by the Anne Gary Pannell Merit Scholarship this year.

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Renowned film critic discusses gender at SBC

Renowned film critic discusses gender at SBC

| October 29, 2013

Feminist film critic and author Molly Haskell will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Wailes Lounge in the Elston Inn and Conference Center at Sweet Briar College.

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Common Reading lecture inspires many

Common Reading lecture inspires many

| October 9, 2013

Common Reading speaker Tererai Trent delivered a captivating message of hope through education to an appreciative audience Tuesday night. Students, faculty and staff leaving Memorial Chapel raved about a lecture some called “magical.”

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Oprah’s ‘favorite guest’ to speak at SBC

Oprah’s ‘favorite guest’ to speak at SBC

| October 1, 2013

Human rights activist and repeat Oprah guest Tererai Trent will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Memorial Chapel at Sweet Briar College. Her lecture is presented in conjunction with the College’s 2013 Common Reading selection, “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.”

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Boeschenstein kicks off Writers Series

Boeschenstein kicks off Writers Series

| September 10, 2013

The 2013-2014 Writers Series at Sweet Briar College will open with a reading by visiting assistant professor of creative writing Nell Boeschenstein at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Browsing Room in Mary Helen Cochran Library.

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Sweet Briar begins 108th academic year

Sweet Briar begins 108th academic year

| August 28, 2013

Sweet Briar’s 2013-2014 Opening Convocation began with a moment of silence to honor the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

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