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Chemistry senior advocates going green in blog post

Chemistry senior advocates going green in blog post

| September 5, 2014

Ashley Baker ’15 has published a post on Green Chemistry: The Nexus Blog on the ACS Network, a social platform of the American Chemical Society.

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2014 first-year chemistry award announced

2014 first-year chemistry award announced

| May 1, 2014

Noell Cosby is this year’s top first-year chemistry student, earning her the honor of being the inaugural recipient of the Piepho Award for First-year Excellence in Chemistry.

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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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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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Reintroducing a practical visionary

Reintroducing a practical visionary

| March 4, 2013

Women’s History Month allows us to reflect on yesterday’s pioneers, as well as contemporary happenings that history will ultimately record. This remembrance of Connie Guion is the first in a series of stories related to the 2013 theme, “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.”

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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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Science too cool not to share

Science too cool not to share

| December 7, 2012

Have you ever wondered where the bubbles in your pancakes come from? Or what makes apple cider go “bad”? Answers to these and other fun science questions can be found on Ashley Baker’s blog “Chemistry for Everyone.”

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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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Love of liberal arts drives professors’ donation

Love of liberal arts drives professors’ donation

| May 17, 2012

Retired Sweet Briar professors Sue and Lee Piepho recently committed to a bequest of $1.5 million to the College. The endowed fund will support programs and facilities that have been part of the Piephos’ lives here for more than 40 years.

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Faculty Publications

| October 29, 2010

Rob Granger Linus Books recently released two textbooks by professor of chemistry Rob Granger, entitled “Chemistry: A Decidedly Pre- Organic Approach” and “Chemistry: An Introduction to Advanced Topics.” The set is designed for an emerging curricular trend in college chemistry, which splits the general chemistry curriculum in two with organic chemistry sandwiched in between. The [...]

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