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Virtual exhibit highlights College’s past

Virtual exhibit highlights College’s past

| March 25, 2014

A student assistant and an intern at Mary Helen Cochran Library are working to preserve Sweet Briar’s history for generations to come. Using the open-source web publishing platform Omeka, Nicole Epperson ’14 and Rebecca Thomson have been scanning and uploading photographs dating back to the College’s earliest days.

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Sweet Briar announces commencement speaker

Sweet Briar announces commencement speaker

| March 12, 2014

Sweet Briar College has announced that Dr. Virginia “Ginger” Upchurch Collier ’72 will deliver the keynote address during the College’s 105th Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 17.

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Poet of the people takes job to heart

Poet of the people takes job to heart

| February 20, 2014

From the moment Natasha Trethewey took the stage in Murchison Lane Auditorium last night, she had everyone’s attention — including that of a tiny, resolute stinkbug perched stubbornly on the podium.

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‘Hidden History’ uncovers African-American heritage in Virginia

‘Hidden History’ uncovers African-American heritage in Virginia

| February 18, 2014

Sweet Briar College research professor Lynn Rainville has released “Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia,” a book chronicling 200 years of African-American cemeteries in this area and the stories behind the individuals buried in them.

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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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