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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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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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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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Sweet Briar displays plantation artifacts

Sweet Briar displays plantation artifacts

| March 13, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s agrarian past is the focus of the upcoming exhibition “ ‘I have lately bought me a Plantation’: A Brief Survey of Farming and Land Use at Sweet Briar,” which opens at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Whitley Gallery at Sweet Briar Museum.

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Sweet Briar opens 19th-century cabin to visitors

Sweet Briar opens 19th-century cabin to visitors

| November 9, 2012

Sweet Briar’s historic 19th-century cabin will be open to visitors for self-guided tours in November and December.

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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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Hurt & Proffitt, Sweet Briar College Open New Archaeology Lab

| January 4, 2011

Hurt & Proffitt Inc., a Lynchburg, Va.-based civil engineering and surveying firm, is collaborating with Sweet Briar College to expand its cultural resource management services. The company has teamed with the nearby women’s college to establish the Sweet Briar College Archaeological Materials Laboratory. Under the agreement, the lab will process, record and temporarily curate artifacts [...]

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For Guest Speaker, It’s Just Another Day at the Office

For Guest Speaker, It’s Just Another Day at the Office

| November 1, 2010

It’s not every day a college professor gets an e-mail from the author of one of his assigned texts offering to speak to his class. But that’s what happened to Sweet Briar archaeologist Keith Adams. Ethnographer Sylvia Wing Önder wanted to know if he was the one who ordered 15 copies of her book, “We [...]

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SBC Archaeologists awarded medals for work in Republic of Kazakhstan

SBC Archaeologists awarded medals for work in Republic of Kazakhstan

| August 12, 2008

Husband and wife team Claudia Chang and Perry Tourtellotte, archaeologists and members of the Sweet Briar College community, were honored recently for their work in the Republic of Kazakhstan. Chang, a professor of anthropology, and Tourtellotte, an independent archaeologist, were each presented two medals on July 1.

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Lecture at Sweet Briar Digs into Long Mountain’s Farming Past

Lecture at Sweet Briar Digs into Long Mountain’s Farming Past

| March 12, 2008

Archaeologist Jodi Barnes will be at Sweet Briar College on Wednesday, March 19 to speak about her field work in Amherst County. The illustrated lecture, “From Farms to Forests: The Archaeology of an Appalachian Landscape,” will be held at 4:30 p.m. in Benedict Hall, Room 100.

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