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Waxter Forum set for March 17

Waxter Forum set for March 17

| March 16, 2015

Sweet Briar College’s 2015 Julia B. Waxter Environmental Forum will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in the Wailes Lounge at the Elston Inn Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public.

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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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Student-faculty duo publishes paper in national geophysics journal

Student-faculty duo publishes paper in national geophysics journal

| December 4, 2014

Senior Verena Joerger is a co-author of a paper published in an American Geophysical Union journal, along with assistant professor of environmental science Tom O’Halloran, who spearheaded the project.

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Land Atmosphere Research Station opens at Sweet Briar

| November 6, 2014

Senior Verena Joerger’s Honors Summer Research Project was hands on in a very dizzying sense. The results of her work with assistant professor Tom O’Halloran will lead to exciting research opportunities for future environmental science students.

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Webcam captures nature at work

Webcam captures nature at work

| October 22, 2014

Students in Tom O’Halloran’s Advanced Lab in Environmental Science class helped him set up a webcam on the weather tower to track phenology, which is the timing of ecological events.

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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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Sweet Briar to sell warm-season grasses for biofuel

Sweet Briar to sell warm-season grasses for biofuel

| April 10, 2014

Sweet Briar College announced on Tuesday that it has entered into an agreement with FDC Enterprises Grassland Services to convert approximately 250 acres of its hayfields to native warm-season grasses with perennial borders.

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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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Nature draws alumna to the Northwest

Nature draws alumna to the Northwest

| March 14, 2014

Since graduating in 2009, Sarah Doyle has been busy saving the environment, one tree — or salmon — at a time.

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Fox says ‘Ban fracking’

Fox says ‘Ban fracking’

| February 5, 2014

Josh Fox, the documentary filmmaker who gained international notoriety after the release of “Gasland” at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, delivered a 10-point case against fracking for natural gas at Sweet Briar’s 2014 Waxter Environmental Forum last night.

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