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Mother’s gratitude to College shows

Mother’s gratitude to College shows

| April 16, 2014

When Dee Branch Oliver’s husband, Johnnie, died suddenly at a young age, her family was not prepared — despite their years together working at H.D. Oliver, the funeral home business his family has operated in Virginia Beach since the Civil War.

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Sophomore collects books, prize money

Sophomore collects books, prize money

| May 7, 2013

Camille Reding ’15 is this year’s winner of the Nicole S. Basbanes ’04 Student Book Collecting Contest.

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Witt ’74 is UVa medical school’s Outstanding Alumnus

Witt ’74 is UVa medical school’s Outstanding Alumnus

| April 16, 2013

A Sweet Briar alumna is the first woman to be named Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.

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Sweet Briar alumna studies chocolate

Sweet Briar alumna studies chocolate

| September 27, 2012

Alexandra Gold DiFeleceantonio ’08 is the lead author behind a recent study that explains why we can’t stop eating chocolate — among other things. The study, undertaken by scientists from the University of Michigan, was published in the journal Current Biology and is featured in an article in the Smithsonian’s online magazine and at scientificamerican.com.

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Scientist Patricia Martin Rodier ’66 dies

Scientist Patricia Martin Rodier ’66 dies

| May 22, 2012

Patricia Martin Rodier, Ph.D., Sweet Briar College Class of 1966, died Thursday, May 3, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, N.Y. She was 68.

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Gooooooooal! Psych Students Teach Rats to Play Soccer … Well, Sort of

Gooooooooal! Psych Students Teach Rats to Play Soccer … Well, Sort of

| December 7, 2007

No one expected them to bend it like Beckham. They were rats after all – not highly trained athletes – with itty bitty legs, beady red eyes and no detectable soccer skills. But psychology students set out two weeks ago to teach them how to play soccer, or at least how to push a sucrose-coated [...]

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