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.”
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.
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.
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 [...]
The Lanthanum Chapter of Iota Sigma Pi, the national honor society of women in chemistry, will hold its fall initiation ceremony on Monday, Nov. 17 at Sweet Briar College. The ceremony also marks the 10th anniversary of the Lynchburg, Va.-area chapter, which is made up of students from Sweet Briar, Randolph College and Lynchburg College. [...]