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Archaeology talk focuses on region of  Turkey during Bronze Age

Archaeology talk focuses on region of Turkey during Bronze Age

| January 29, 2014

Christopher Roosevelt is unable to present the AIA lecture due to weather in the Boston area. In his place, Michael H. Laughy Jr., assistant professor of classics at Washington and Lee University, will present “The End of Ancient Athens: The Archaeology and History of the Athenian Twilight” at 6 p.m. Feb. 5.

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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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Undergraduate scholars gather at MARCUS

Undergraduate scholars gather at MARCUS

| October 15, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s Honors Program hosted its 15th annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship, known as MARCUS, on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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‘Scholarship kid’ gives back

‘Scholarship kid’ gives back

| July 16, 2013

When you’re as busy as Stephanie Berger ’91, the best time to talk to anyone might be in the car. We caught up with her over the phone as she was navigating traffic en route to her Washington, D.C., office — the Hirschberg part of her company, Berger Hirschberg Strategies.

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A young alumna gives back

A young alumna gives back

| April 15, 2013

It’s only been four years since Amanda Strickland graduated from Sweet Briar — thanks in part to scholarships made possible by alumnae donations. Now, the Class of 2009 grad is doing her part to ensure future Sweet Briar women can enjoy the same opportunities.

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Mumbai filmmaker to show documentary at Sweet Briar

Mumbai filmmaker to show documentary at Sweet Briar

| March 12, 2013

Sweet Briar College will host a screening of the 2012 Indian documentary “In God’s Land” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Tyson Auditorium. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the director, Pankaj Rishi Kumar.

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Passion for history prompts gift

Passion for history prompts gift

| May 19, 2012

Cynthia Wilson Ottaway ’57 has committed $500,000, to be apportioned over 10 years, to establish the Ottaway Endowed Fund to support the Tusculum Institute. Annual contributions will be split between programming costs and building an endowment to fund Tusculum’s core mission.

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Anthropologist Eric Gable to Speak on ‘Jefferson’s Ardor’

Anthropologist Eric Gable to Speak on ‘Jefferson’s Ardor’

| February 23, 2012

Discussions about race and culture figure prominently on Sweet Briar’s calendar this season — whether it’s “TestingTolerance,” this year’s Honors Program theme, or two women’s “Entangled Lives.” But what was Thomas Jefferson’s take on these issues? Professor of anthropology Eric Gable attempts to answer this question from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in the 1948 [...]

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Scholarship Paves Way to Study Turkish

Scholarship Paves Way to Study Turkish

| April 12, 2011

Erin Dalvini of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, a junior anthropology major at Sweet Briar College, has received a Critical Language Scholarship to study in Ankara, Turkey, during the summer of 2011. Dalvini will attend the TÖMER Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Centre at Ankara University. The Critical Language Scholarship Program is administered by the [...]

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VCCA Photographer to Speak Jan. 28

| January 25, 2008

Mel Rosenthal, a photographer and artist-in-residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, will speak at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 in Tyson Auditorium at Sweet Briar College.

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