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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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Thomas Jefferson’s true stance on slavery

Thomas Jefferson’s true stance on slavery

| January 21, 2013

Noted author and historian Henry Wiencek will discuss his latest book, “Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves,” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 12, in the Wailes Lounge at the Elston Inn Conference Center at Sweet Briar College.

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Tusculum conference highlights War of 1812

Tusculum conference highlights War of 1812

| May 29, 2012

The Tusculum Institute at Sweet Briar College will host its fourth “Teaching with Historic Places” conference from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9. Registration must be received by June 5.

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Passion for history prompts gift

Passion for history prompts gift

| May 19, 2012

Cynthia Wilson Ottaway ’57 has committed $500,000, to be apportioned over 10 years, to establish the Ottaway Endowed Fund to support the Tusculum Institute. Annual contributions will be split between programming costs and building an endowment to fund Tusculum’s core mission.

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Nine Honors Summer Research Fellows Named

| May 7, 2012

The Sweet Briar Honors Program has announced the 2012 Honors Summer Research fellows.

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Lecture Features ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’

Lecture Features ‘Shakespeare’s Sisters’

| April 11, 2012

Sweet Briar alumna Diana Maury Robin ’57 will present this year’s Gerhard Masur Memorial Lecture at 8 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Wailes Center. “Shakespeare’s Sisters: Voices of Italian Women Writers in England, 1500-1820” is sponsored by Sweet Briar College Friends of the Library. The talk is free and open to the public. Robin [...]

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Examining Palladio’s Influence on American Architecture

Examining Palladio’s Influence on American Architecture

| March 21, 2012

Architectural historian Calder Loth will present “Palladio’s Architectural Influence in America” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 in the 1948 Theater at Sweet Briar College. Loth is senior architectural historian of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and a curator of the exhibition, “Palladio and His Legacy, a Transatlantic Journey.” The 16th-century Italian architect Andrea [...]

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Specialist to Lecture on Islamic Art in Jerusalem

Specialist to Lecture on Islamic Art in Jerusalem

| November 15, 2011

Lawrence Nees, a professor in the art history department at the University of Delaware, will lecture on his paper, “The Eagle Capitals in the Dome of the Rock, Jerusalem,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17 in Pannell Gallery at Sweet Briar College. The paper attempts to explain and contextualize the eagle capitals atop columns in [...]

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