“Courage and Confidence” is the theme of Sweet Briar’s 17th annual Student Leadership Conference, hosted by the Leadership Certificate Program. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at the College’s Elston Inn Conference Center and is open to all college students.
Christopher Roosevelt is unable to present the AIA lecture due to weather in the Boston area. In his place, Michael H. Laughy Jr., assistant professor of classics at Washington and Lee University, will present “The End of Ancient Athens: The Archaeology and History of the Athenian Twilight” at 6 p.m. Feb. 5.
A guest lecture by Harvard geneticist Raju Kucherlapati will be held to honor biology professor Robin Davies’ 25th anniversary on the faculty at Sweet Briar. The lecture will take place at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in the 1948 Theater in the Fitness and Athletics Center, followed by a reception.
A new exhibition at Sweet Briar College reveals the sometimes hidden connections between visual artists of different cultural backgrounds, genres or eras. In conjunction with the College’s four-day Fringe Festival, an opening reception for “Student, Teacher, Mentor, Friend: The Impact of Artists’ Relationships” takes place at 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in Pannell Gallery.
Sweet Briar College is one of five private Virginia colleges partnering with Collegiate Clean Energy to convert methane emissions from landfills into environmentally friendly energy for their institutions.
Reuben George Miller, former professor of economics at Sweet Briar College, died Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, from heart- and lung complications.