Archive for January, 2012

Why Laura Pharis loves teaching at Sweet Briar

Why Laura Pharis loves teaching at Sweet Briar

| January 27, 2012

Laura Pharis is professor of studio art (B.F.A. Virginia Commonwealth University; M.F.A. University of Wisconsin, Madison).

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Why Dave Griffith loves teaching at Sweet Briar

Why Dave Griffith loves teaching at Sweet Briar

| January 27, 2012

Dave Griffith is assistant professor of English (B.A., University of Notre Dame; M.F.A., University of Pittsburgh). He teaches creative writing courses in nonfiction and journalism, including the personal essay, memoir, writing for new media and writing about human rights and social justice issues. He is the author of “A Good War is Hard to Find: [...]

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Hear from Rosie Purvis ’15

Hear from Rosie Purvis ’15

| January 26, 2012

Rosie Purvis ’15 is an engineering major from Missouri.

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Why Angelo Metzidakis loves to teach at Sweet Briar

Why Angelo Metzidakis loves to teach at Sweet Briar

| January 25, 2012

Dr. Metzidakis is professor of French (B.A., M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. Yale University). He is passionate about French literature, particularly the 19th-century novel and the writer Victor Hugo. He is the author of various articles, including “Victor Hugo and the Idea of the United States of Europe” and “Rereading History in Victor Hugo’s ‘Les Misérables’.” In [...]

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Why Cathy Gutierrez loves to teach at Sweet Briar

Why Cathy Gutierrez loves to teach at Sweet Briar

| January 20, 2012

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Why Janet Steven loves teaching at Sweet Briar

Why Janet Steven loves teaching at Sweet Briar

| January 17, 2012

Courses taught: Introduction to Organisms, Introduction to Cells, Introductory Laboratory Techniques, Plants and Human Affairs, Laboratory in Plants and Human Affairs, The Plant Kingdom, Plant Ecophysiology, Evolution Research: I am interested in plant evolution, and in the ecological interactions that lead to selection and diversification in plant lineages. I conduct observations and experiments in the [...]

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Hear from Noelle Ames ’13

Hear from Noelle Ames ’13

| January 9, 2012

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Why Bessie Kirkwood loves to teach at Sweet Briar

Why Bessie Kirkwood loves to teach at Sweet Briar

| January 6, 2012

Bessie Kirkwood holds doctorates in both mathematics and statistics. She has co-authored papers published in Journal of Algebra, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, Pacific Journal of Mathematics and Geophysical Journal International. Her research has applied statistical methods to estimate the motion of tectonic plates and to describe the movement of ice floes. Kirkwood has worked as [...]

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Why Eric Casey loves teaching at Sweet Briar

Why Eric Casey loves teaching at Sweet Briar

| January 6, 2012

Professor Casey is the Associate Professor of Classical Studies who joined the department in 2000. He earned his B.A. at Haverford College and his M.A. and PhD at the University of Pennsylvania. In his teaching and research, Professor Casey focuses on Greek cultural history and Latin literature and poetics. Professor Casey has published on strategies [...]

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Hear from Sarah Muth ’14

Hear from Sarah Muth ’14

| January 5, 2012

Student – Sarah Muth

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