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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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Sweet Briar displays plantation artifacts

Sweet Briar displays plantation artifacts

| March 13, 2013

Sweet Briar College’s agrarian past is the focus of the upcoming exhibition “ ‘I have lately bought me a Plantation’: A Brief Survey of Farming and Land Use at Sweet Briar,” which opens at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in Whitley Gallery at Sweet Briar Museum.

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C-SPAN Bus visits Sweet Briar

C-SPAN Bus visits Sweet Briar

| February 18, 2013

Sweet Briar students and the community will have the opportunity to learn about C-SPAN’s programs and resources from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, by stepping aboard the C-SPAN Bus.

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Events scheduled for Black History Month

| February 1, 2013

In commemoration of Black History Month, the College is hosting several events during the month of February. All events are free and open to members of the Sweet Briar community.

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