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.
Sweet Briar professor of mathematical sciences Raina Robeva recently accepted one of 12 2014 Outstanding Faculty Awards from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. An OFA award is the commonwealth’s highest honor given to faculty at its private and public universities and colleges.
Sweet Briar’s Babcock Fine Arts Center has been under construction lately — in a good way. Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges, the theater is adding a new ticket booth in the lobby, as well as technical and sound booths in Murchison Lane Auditorium.
The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team competed in four shows this weekend, ending the regular season as the Zone 4, Region 2 reserve champions.
Sweet Briar College research professor Lynn Rainville has released “Hidden History: African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia,” a book chronicling 200 years of African-American cemeteries in this area and the stories behind the individuals buried in them.