Last August, research professor of biology Lincoln Brower joined other conservationists to petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect monarch butterflies under the Endangered Species Act. On Dec. 29, the federal agency announced it will review the monarch’s status.
Seth Clabough wasn’t thrilled when he realized the hero of his novel was completely obsessed with quantum physics. It meant he had to do a bunch of research.
When the first 51 women enrolled in Sweet Briar Institute in 1906, they were making history — in more than one way. At the time, most women didn’t go to college, especially not in the South. More than a century later, first-year students at Sweet Briar College are still doing their own thing: they’re among just two percent nationwide who chose to go to a women’s college in 2014.
Senior Verena Joerger is a co-author of a paper published in an American Geophysical Union journal, along with assistant professor of environmental science Tom O’Halloran, who spearheaded the project.
Sweet Briar College will hold its annual Vespers service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in Memorial Chapel, preceded by a Holiday Pops Concert at 6 p.m. in the chapel. Both are open to the public and admission is free.
Lynnette Overby, a professor of theater and dance at the University of Delaware, will present a talk about her multidisciplinary work “Dave the Potter” at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Pannell Gallery. Her lecture is free and open to the public.