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Brower visits monarch colony with former president

Brower visits monarch colony with former president

| March 20, 2013

Sweet Briar research biologist Lincoln Brower’s most recent trip to observe overwintering monarch butterflies in central Mexico included rewarding highs and distressing lows.

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Of mice and philanthropy: A donor’s tale

Of mice and philanthropy: A donor’s tale

| March 14, 2013

It’s the people — classmates and lifelong friends, professors and staff — who keep Katherine Powell Heller ’78 connected to Sweet Briar. But lately the mother of two grown daughters says her thoughts are drawn to her college days for reasons she never expected.

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Expert tells butterfly’s remarkable story

Expert tells butterfly’s remarkable story

| February 18, 2013

Lincoln Brower, research professor of biology at Sweet Briar College, will present “The Grand Saga of the Monarch Butterfly” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in Heuer Auditorium at Sweet Briar’s Guion Science Center.

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‘NewsHour’ series features College’s STEM program

‘NewsHour’ series features College’s STEM program

| January 16, 2013

Sweet Briar’s STEM teacher development program is featured in a new online video series produced by PBS’s “NewsHour.”

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Helping hands in the Philippines

Helping hands in the Philippines

| December 13, 2012

Caroline Tade ’08, a third-year student at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, visited the Philippines, where she helped out at a birthing clinic last summer.

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Experts, Sweet Briar make cameos in novel

Experts, Sweet Briar make cameos in novel

| November 20, 2012

As author Barbara Kingsolver promotes her latest best-seller in interviews around the country, she mentions the help she received from Sweet Briar research professor of biology Lincoln Brower and his wife, Duberg Professor of Ecology Linda Fink.

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Y:1 students get high-tech exposure

Y:1 students get high-tech exposure

| November 16, 2012

Students in Janet Stevens’ “Economic Botany” class use iPads and high-tech photographic technology to study plant communities on Sweet Briar’s campus.

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Sweet Briar alumna studies chocolate

Sweet Briar alumna studies chocolate

| September 27, 2012

Alexandra Gold DiFeleceantonio ’08 is the lead author behind a recent study that explains why we can’t stop eating chocolate — among other things. The study, undertaken by scientists from the University of Michigan, was published in the journal Current Biology and is featured in an article in the Smithsonian’s online magazine and at scientificamerican.com.

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Biologist Argues Fishery is Risky Business

Biologist Argues Fishery is Risky Business

| April 24, 2012

  Soon, cownose rays will be arriving at their summer breeding ground in the Chesapeake Bay. They swarm into the Bay, by some estimates in the millions, setting up an inevitable clash between man and fish that seems to escalate with each migration. The rays — big mollusk-eating predators — are blamed for harming commercial [...]

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2012 Presidential Medalist is Crazy Like a Vixen

2012 Presidential Medalist is Crazy Like a Vixen

| March 23, 2012

Once a year, Sweet Briar bestows upon a senior its highest honor, the Presidential Medal. Alexandra St. Pierre accepted this year’s medal from President Jo Ellen Parker on Wednesday, March 21, during the Academic Recognition Dinner. The annual event also celebrates first-year honors and dean’s list students. Speculation is typically rampant as the ritual ceremony [...]

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