When Holly Rueger’s plane took off for Burkina Faso in January, she had a pretty clear vision of what her Pannell project would look like. She would study nongovernmental organizations in the West African country, find out what makes them successful, and figure out how such aid programs can help — “rather than hinder” — communities.
A Sweet Briar alumna is the first woman to be named Outstanding Alumnus of the University of Virginia Medical Alumni Association.
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.
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 [...]