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Steve Wassell Makes List of ‘300 Best Professors’

Steve Wassell Makes List of ‘300 Best Professors’

| April 5, 2012

Sweet Briar College professor of mathematics Steve Wassell is one of the country’s best undergraduate teachers according to The Princeton Review. Wassell is profiled in the Review’s new book, “The Best 300 Professors,” published April 3. The Princeton Review, known for its student survey-based college rankings and annual “Best Colleges” guide, teamed up with RateMyProfessors.com [...]

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Sweet Briar Professors’ Biomathematics Paper Stands Out

| February 7, 2011

A paper co-written by biology professor Robin Davies and mathematical sciences professor Raina Robeva has been selected for inclusion in the “Highlights of 2010” issue of CBE-Life Sciences Education. Robeva and Davies wrote the paper, “Mathematical Biology Modules Based on Modern Molecular Biology and Modern Discrete Mathematics,” with co-authors Terrell Hodge, formerly of Sweet Briar [...]

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Faculty Publications

| October 29, 2010

Rob Granger Linus Books recently released two textbooks by professor of chemistry Rob Granger, entitled “Chemistry: A Decidedly Pre- Organic Approach” and “Chemistry: An Introduction to Advanced Topics.” The set is designed for an emerging curricular trend in college chemistry, which splits the general chemistry curriculum in two with organic chemistry sandwiched in between. The [...]

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Math Professor Makes Pedagogical Case in Science Magazine

Math Professor Makes Pedagogical Case in Science Magazine

| July 30, 2009

Raina Robeva, professor of mathematics at Sweet Briar College, is the principal author of an article published in the July 31 edition of Science magazine. Robeva co-authored the piece, “Mathematical Biology Education: Beyond Calculus,” with Virginia Tech researcher Reinhard Laubenbacher to prompt educators to rethink the way the growing fields of mathematical and computational biology [...]

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Wassell to Speak at L.C. Symposium

| April 9, 2009

Steve Wassell, professor of mathematics at Sweet Briar College, will speak Saturday, April 25 at a daylong symposium sponsored jointly by Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest and Lynchburg College.

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Lecture Explores Opportunities in Interdisciplinary Science

| April 1, 2009

Sweet Briar’s math sciences department is hosting a lecture by Brett Tyler of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 6 in Guion Room 202.

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Robeva to Speak at AAAS Annual Meeting

| February 9, 2009

Raina Robeva, professor and chair of the mathematics department at Sweet Briar College, will speak at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, to be held Feb. 12 through 16 in Chicago.

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Robeva to Speak at Mathematics Association Meeting Nov. 8

| October 29, 2008

Raina Robeva, professor and chair of Sweet Briar’s mathematical sciences department, will speak Saturday, Nov. 8 at the Fall 2008 meeting of the Maryland-District of Columbia-Virginia Section of the Mathematical Association of America. The meeting will be held at Hood College in Frederick, Md., and Robeva’s talk is titled, “A Slot Machine, a Test Tube, [...]

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Building interest in Math, Science among middle school girls

| September 17, 2008

Sweet Briar College will host a one-day science workshop for girls in grades six through nine from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 in Guion Science Center.

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Kirkwood Awarded Cameron Fellowship

Kirkwood Awarded Cameron Fellowship

| May 29, 2008

When her aunt passed away last year, Emily Clifton ’08 said it was math professor and recent Cameron Fellowship recipient Jim Kirkwood who “took the time to sit down and let me talk about her without making me feel silly or overemotional when tears came through the discussion.” When asked about Kirkwood, Clifton’s first response [...]

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