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Authors, musicians, historians and more fill events calendar

Authors, musicians, historians and more fill events calendar

| September 15, 2014

Martha Woodroof will be on campus Oct. 9 for a reading and book signing — one of a dozen upcoming events that include lectures, musical performances, arts shows, a 19th-century cooking demonstration, and the ever-popular annual Cardboard Boat Regatta brought to you by the students of ENG 110 — Designing Our World.

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RuneS project features 2012 grad

RuneS project features 2012 grad

| July 3, 2014

Holley Ledbetter ’12 arrived in Germany three weeks ago — just in time for the soccer country’s quadrennial immersion in World Cup mania. But hers is a passion of a different sort. A former medieval and Renaissance studies major with a master’s in art history, Ledbetter is investigating ancient runes.

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Bakich publishes book on ‘limited war’

Bakich publishes book on ‘limited war’

| May 28, 2014

Sweet Briar associate professor of international affairs Spencer Bakich’s new book, “Success and Failure in Limited War: Information and Strategy in the Korean, Vietnam, Persian Gulf, and Iraq Wars,” is now available through the University of Chicago Press.

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Historian to speak on ‘Gay Berlin’

Historian to speak on ‘Gay Berlin’

| March 27, 2014

Sweet Briar will present a lecture by history professor Robert Beachy at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the 1948 Theater in the Fitness and Athletics Center. “Gay Berlin: Birthplace of a Modern Identity” is based on his upcoming book by the same title.

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‘Israel on the Appomattox’ author visits Sweet Briar

‘Israel on the Appomattox’ author visits Sweet Briar

| March 13, 2014

Melvin Patrick Ely will speak about his award-winning book, “Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War,” at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Wailes Lounge in Memorial Chapel.

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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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Annual workshop highlights ‘Civil Rights in Education’

| June 3, 2013

Sweet Briar College will host the annual Teaching with Historic Places workshop, co-sponsored by the Tusculum Institute and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, on Saturday, June 15. This year’s theme is “Civil Rights in Education.”

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Worth a thousand words

Worth a thousand words

| April 30, 2013

Last month, Spencer Beall ’14 and her mentor, Sweet Briar Professor Marie-Thérèse Killiam, published a 353-page Apple iBook, “Painting With Words: Writers’ Transpositions of Masterpieces into Art,” based on their collaborative research.

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A young alumna gives back

A young alumna gives back

| April 15, 2013

It’s only been four years since Amanda Strickland graduated from Sweet Briar — thanks in part to scholarships made possible by alumnae donations. Now, the Class of 2009 grad is doing her part to ensure future Sweet Briar women can enjoy the same opportunities.

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Endstation premieres original play ‘In Sweet Remembrance’

Endstation premieres original play ‘In Sweet Remembrance’

| March 15, 2013

Endstation Theatre Company and Sweet Briar College will host a reading of “In Sweet Remembrance” by playwright Tearrance A. Chisholm at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Pannell Gallery. A reception follows the event, which is free and open to the public.

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