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SBC Naturalist-in-Residence Talks about AT Adventures

| April 7, 2009

At 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, Sweet Briar College’s naturalist-in-residence, Mike Hayslett will present, “Mountaintop Summer: Adventures on the Appalachian Trail.”

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Deer Excluded in Pursuit of Research

| February 27, 2009

Two Odocoileus virginianus cruising the northern base of Monument Hill for tasty shoots poking through the forest floor stop suddenly.”What the heck?” one mutters to the other. “Hal, do you see that?” Before the white-tailed deer is a black mesh fence, nearly invisible in the gloaming light but for the yellow and white plastic flags tied along its length. Inside the roughly 49- by 33-foot enclosure, is nothing different than what is outside the fence — yet.

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Film Highlights the ‘Incredible’ in Butterflies’ Annual Flight

| January 28, 2009

Sweet Briar College biologist Lincoln Brower was a featured researcher in a documentary on monarch butterflies that premiered Jan. 27 on the Public Broadcasting Service science series NOVA. “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies” follows the 2,000-mile migration of the monarchs from Canada to their overwintering grounds in the mountains of central Mexico.

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Sweet Briar Biologist’s Research Featured on PBS’s NOVA Series

| January 21, 2009

Sweet Briar College research professor Lincoln Brower’s research on monarch butterflies will be featured on the Public Broadcasting Service science series NOVA at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27. The documentary, “The Incredible Journey of the Butterflies,” follows the 2,000-mile migration of the monarchs to their overwintering grounds in the mountains of Mexico.

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Alexander to Speak at Wildlife Rehab Conference Nov. 8

| October 3, 2008

Rob Alexander, associate professor of environmental studies, will speak Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Wildlife Center of Virginia’s 13th Annual Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference. His talk is titled “The Economics of Wildlife Conservation” and deals with species loss as an economic and not biological problem.

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Pioneer in ‘Ecovillage’ Movement to Lecture at Sweet Briar

Pioneer in ‘Ecovillage’ Movement to Lecture at Sweet Briar

| March 12, 2008

Albert Bates couldn’t come to the phone to talk about the lecture he will give at Sweet Briar College on Thursday, March 27. Although he has spotty access to the Internet, “There are no phones this side of Punta Gorda,” he said by e-mail.

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Salamanders Make Pond Pilgrimage

Salamanders Make Pond Pilgrimage

| March 7, 2008

Well, it’s happened again and almost like clockwork, too. On March 4, only a couple of days later than last year’s event, Sweet Briar’s population of spotted salamanders made its annual migration to Guion Pond.

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Sweet Briar College to Host Orchid Workshop

| February 6, 2008

Sweet Briar faculty members Dylan Wittkower and Janet Steven will offer a workshop on orchid biology and culture, open to faculty, staff, students and local community members.

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Michael Pollan Lecture ‘Sold Out’…Still want to go? Get on the waiting list

Michael Pollan Lecture ‘Sold Out’…Still want to go? Get on the waiting list

| September 25, 2007

If you haven’t gotten your tickets for the Michael Pollan lecture on Oct. 9, you might be too late. As of Sept. 25, all 652 seats in Murchison Lane Auditorium – with the exception of some on hold for the media – have been reserved.

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Sweet Briar Hosts Wetlands Restoration Conference and Workshop

| September 24, 2007

Sweet Briar will be quieter in the last days of September, when classes are suspended for two reading days and many students travel home or afield. In their place will be more than 40 ecologists, wildlife biologists and forestry professionals from nine states.

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