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.
One of the great things about attending a liberal arts college is that you don’t have to have your whole life figured out by the time you’re 18. Or 19. At Sweet Briar, the Anne Gary Pannell Merit Scholarship helps sophomores explore their particular academic interests for an entire year.
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.
On March 28, 2012, seven Sweet Briar students were inducted into Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, in the Browsing Room of Cochran Library. The largest foreign-language honor society in existence, Sigma Delta Pi was established on Nov. 14, 1919, at the University of California Berkeley. Sigma Delta Pi is devoted exclusively [...]
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 [...]
The sixth book of poetry by Sonia Mereles Olivera, assistant professor of Spanish and Latin American studies at Sweet Briar College, deals with a subject close to her heart: a national tragedy in her home country of Paraguay. “They Locked the Doors! Narremas of the Ycua Bolaños Tragedy” tells the story of an August 2004 supermarket fire that killed hundreds in Paraguay. Many of the victims were children, and the store’s owners ordered that the doors be locked, fearing customers would flee with merchandise they hadn’t paid for.
Sweet Briar College’s International Writers Series continues Thursday, Oct. 16 with Spanish writer Luis Goytisolo. Goytisolo will lecture and read from his work at 7:30 p.m. in the Browsing Room of Sweet Briar’s Cochran Library. The lecture and reading will be in Spanish. Admission is free.