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Undergrad research shines at MARCUS

Undergrad research shines at MARCUS

| October 14, 2014

Sweet Briar College’s Honors Program held its 16th annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference of Undergraduate Scholarship, known as MARCUS, on Saturday, Oct. 11.

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Science under the sea

Science under the sea

| June 25, 2014

In May, NC State doctoral student Doreen McVeigh ’09 embarked on a multi-week cruise in the Gulf of Mexico. But it wasn’t a tourist trip — in fact, McVeigh spent much of her time 2 miles below the ocean surface inside the manned submarine DSV Alvin.

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Conservationist receives lifetime award

Conservationist receives lifetime award

| April 21, 2014

Research professor of biology Lincoln Brower was in St. Louis earlier this month to receive the University of Missouri-St. Louis Harris Center Conservation Action Prize for his lifetime work in monarch butterfly conservation.

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Running with the big dogs

Running with the big dogs

| April 2, 2014

Alison Lifka ’13 has always been fascinated by dog driving. She just never quite knew how one becomes a “musher” — until last winter, when she worked as a dog handler for Lev Shvarts, an Iditarod rookie, in Willow, Alaska.

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Monarch expert wants to keep the record straight

Monarch expert wants to keep the record straight

| January 31, 2014

Lincoln Brower wants to be absolutely clear about the No. 1 threat to the annual migration of monarch butterflies.

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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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Scholarship not all work and no swordplay

Scholarship not all work and no swordplay

| July 25, 2013

Sweet Briar’s Anne Gary Pannell Merit Scholarship lets exceptional first-year students spend their sophomore year exploring something that really interests them — something beyond their normal academic responsibilities, just because they want to know about it.

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A bug’s life: Cicada walks reveal all

A bug’s life: Cicada walks reveal all

| May 30, 2013

Biologist Linda Fink, Duberg Professor of Ecology, will lead two walking tours and discuss the natural history of periodical cicadas for those who want to learn more about the winged insects that are visiting campus in such numbers this year.

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Daughter’s future good return on investment

Daughter’s future good return on investment

| May 10, 2013

For Bill and Debbie Booth, college is a family matter. Since the day daughter Alyson visited Sweet Briar for the first time, the Booths’ life has been pretty much all pink and green.

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Butterfly expert to appear on NPR’s ‘Science Friday’

Butterfly expert to appear on NPR’s ‘Science Friday’

| April 11, 2013

Sweet Briar research professor of biology Lincoln Brower will make an appearance on National Public Radio’s “Science Friday” on April 12. The approximately 20-minute interview with correspondent Flora Lichtman is set to begin around 3:35 p.m

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