AREVA Inc. will sponsor the 2014-2015 Explore Engineering program at Sweet Briar College with a gift of $15,000. This is the second consecutive year the company has supported the program as part of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education outreach.
A student assistant and an intern at Mary Helen Cochran Library are working to preserve Sweet Briar’s history for generations to come. Using the open-source web publishing platform Omeka, Nicole Epperson ’14 and Rebecca Thomson have been scanning and uploading photographs dating back to the College’s earliest days.
Encaustic paintings inspired by specimens in Sweet Briar’s biology department and the Sweet Briar Museum will be on display at the College. “Cabinet of Curiosities, The Sweet Briar Suite: Recent Encaustic Paintings by Leslie Van Stavern Millar” opens with a reception and gallery talk by the artist at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in Babcock Gallery.
Sweet Briar voice instructor Marcia Thom-Kaley and arts management director Ursula Kuhar will star in an upcoming Opera on the James production of Mark Adamo’s “Little Women.”
Melvin Patrick Ely will speak about his award-winning book, “Israel on the Appomattox: A Southern Experiment in Black Freedom from the 1790s Through the Civil War,” at 5 p.m., Thursday, March 27, in the Wailes Lounge in Memorial Chapel.