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Sweet Briar biologist nominated for conservation prize

Sweet Briar biologist nominated for conservation prize

| August 18, 2015

Sweet Briar research professor of biology Lincoln Brower, one of the world’s foremost experts on the monarch butterfly, is a nominee for the 2016 Indianapolis Prize. Worth $250,000, it is the largest conservation award in the world, according to the Indianapolis Zoo, which administers the prize.

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Faculty appointment strengthens economics program

Faculty appointment strengthens economics program

| August 12, 2015

As Sweet Briar College prepares to welcome new and returning students this month, academic departments have been assessing ways to strengthen their curricula.

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Pannell Scholarship affirms career aspirations

Pannell Scholarship affirms career aspirations

| May 11, 2015

Emily Welch embarked on her Anne Gary Pannell Merit Scholarship project with two goals in mind: to learn everything she could about the field of occupational therapy and to share that knowledge with others.

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Recalculating route

Recalculating route

| January 26, 2015

Life doesn’t always take us where we think we want to go, but its course has a funny way of self-correcting. We spoke to a few alumnae whose careers took a new or unexpected direction.

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After 5: Faculty and staff reveal avocations

After 5: Faculty and staff reveal avocations

| January 22, 2015

Sweet Briar’s faculty and staff have many avocations outside of their work at the College. Here, four members of our community share more about their lives beyond campus.

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Conservationists’ petition to protect monarch considered

Conservationists’ petition to protect monarch considered

| January 6, 2015

Last August, research professor of biology Lincoln Brower joined other conservationists to petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act. On Dec. 29, the federal agency announced it will review the monarch’s status.

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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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