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Unknown objects at the heart of the Milky Way are beaming radio signals, then mysteriously disappearing

The radio telescope at the Parkes Observatory at sunset near the town of Parkes, Australia, July 15, 2019.Stefica Nicol Bikes/Reuters Mysterious radio waves emanating from the center of the galaxy have astronomers stumped. Four objects have briefly emitted radio signals that don't resemble any known type of star. Scientists think each of the four signals could come from a new type of object unknown to astronomy. Ziteng Wang found a needle in an astronomical haystack.Wang, a physics PhD st...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, News, Australia, Trends, Nasa, Stars, South Africa, Milky Way, Galaxy, Spitzer Space Telescope, Murphy, Wang, Sweet Briar College, University of Sydney, PARKES Australia

Sweet Briar excited to compete against higher competition

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A new riding season at Sweet Briar College comes with a step up in competition. Sweet Briar announced in late August that the college had joined the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. SBC becomes the first Division III team to enter the NCEA ranks, a governing body of equestrian sports, which has […]
Tags: News, Ap, Lynchburg Va, Sweet Briar College, NCEA, Nation & World, National Collegiate Equestrian Association SBC

Sweet Briar College revamps curriculum, cuts costs

SWEET BRIAR, Va. (AP) — After nearly closing two years ago, Sweet Briar College is reducing costs for students and revamping its curriculum. The Richmond Times-Dispatch and News & Advance in Lynchburg report the changes at the women’s college in Amherst County will take effect in the 2018-2019 school year. The college is adopting a […]
Tags: News, Ap, Richmond Times Dispatch, Sweet Briar College, Lynchburg, Nation & World, Amherst County

Outstanding CEOs and Top Executives Winner: Jo Ellen Parker

Before taking over as president and CEO of the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Jo Ellen Parker served as president of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. When she assumed her current role in 2014, she saw it as a natural progression. “In many ways the structure of a museum is much like that of a college or university,” she said. “Both have different departments with the same mission of cultural preservation and transmission of the information.” Since taking over, Parker has created two major… ...
Tags: Virginia, Parker, Sweet Briar College, Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Jo Ellen Parker

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What does it take to go to Amherst College? See the average SAT and ACT scores, acceptance rate, financial aid, and other college admissions data.
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Where Writers Write: Lex Williford

Welcome to another installment of TNBBC's Where Writers Write!   Where Writers Write is a series that features authors as they showcase their writing spaces using short form essay, photos, and/or video. As a lover of books and all of the hard work that goes into creating them, I thought it would be fun to see where the authors roll up their sleeves and make the magic happen.  This is Lex Williford.  A University of Arkansas MFA and a Texas native, Lex has t...
Tags: Books, New York, Texas, California, Washington, Superman, Chicago, New Hampshire, Iowa, Harper, Lex, Lascaux, University Of Alabama, Mac Mini, Pearl, Wacom

Monarch butterfly populations are multiplying

Monarch butterflies are finally on the rebound. With the colorful pollinators threatened by everything from pesticides to habitat destruction, the U.S. government pledged $3.2 million to the cause last year. Back in March, a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Mexico survey found reason for hope, showing a substantial population increase in migration numbers. But the butterflies aren't in the clear just yet. According to University of Chicago professor Marcus Kronforst, in 1996 around one billion mona...
Tags: Design, News, Mexico, United States, Conservation, Deforestation, Wwf, University Of Chicago, Insects, Luna, Nature / Environment, Environmental Destruction, Unesco World Heritage, Reuters, Monarch Butterfly, Sweet Briar College

Researchers use drones and satellite photos to document illegal logging in monarch butterfly reserve

The monarch butterfly has been called “the Bambi of the insect world.” These fascinating insects are famous for their bright colors and their incredible fall migratory route, which can be as long as 2,500 miles. Starting from as far north as Canada, millions of monarchs take a two-month journey to a mountain range that straddles the border of two Mexican states, Michoacán and México, where they spend the winter. This area, known as the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve, is sacred ground for en...
Tags: Books, Featured, Mexico, Canada, United States, Drones, United Nations, Journals, Etymology, Monarch Butterfly, Entomological Society of America, MichoacAn, Sweet Briar College, Brower, Richard Levine, Oxford Journals

Not friends yet: Japan, S. Korea mark 50-year treaty

Virginia's attorney general announced a mediated settlement Saturday to keep open Sweet Briar College, using $12 million raised by determined alumnae to keep college afloat in the upcoming academic year and... Virginia's attorney general announced a mediated settlement Saturday to keep open Sweet Briar College, using $12 million raised by fiercely determined alumnae to keep the women's college afloat in the upcoming... Felecia Sanders survived the attack on her Bible study group by pretending to...
Tags: Japan, Virginia, Korea, Sweet Briar College, Felecia Sanders