Professor of anthropology Deborah Durham has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend.
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.
Catherine Coleman Seaman, 90, former professor of anthropology at Sweet Briar College, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, after a long illness with Alzheimer’s.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 [...]