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Furman faculty play an integral role in student recruiting. They make telephone calls, attend out-of-town receptions and even invite prospective students and parents into their classrooms. This kind of personal attention makes Furman distinctive and helps boost student yield.
On May 4, Furman’s 590 graduates from the Class of 2013 received their degrees at commencement. Now, these students are preparing to start the job search, begin graduate school, and explore the world.
As they make their way in the world, they know they’re armed with the right tools.
Spending the summer looking at animal feces and struggling to find phone reception isn’t most people’s idea of a good time. But throw in the chance to track mountain lions in the wild and you have a summer Jesse Woods has been thinking about ever since she arrived at Furman.
“I remember hearing about this project on a scholarship interview before I even decided to go to Furman,” said Woods ’14. “That was one of the reasons why I wanted to come here.”
September 14, 2012
by Vince Moore, Director of News and Media Relations
Valerie Horsley, a stem cell researcher at Yale University and a 1998 Furman graduate, is on an award-winning roll. She is one of two recipients of the 2013 Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award, which is presented every three years to two top women scientists in the field of genetics. Earlier this summer, she received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest scientific honor bestowed on young scientists by the White House.
SEPTEMBER 14, 2012
by Sara Morano, Contributing Writer
Update from the editor: Photos from the September 29 race are posted here
In most academic settings, students study the impact of cancer underneath a microscope or in a textbook. But Renee Chosed, a Furman biology professor, is taking a different approach this fall in her “Biology, Cancer and Beyond” course. She has added a human element. Her students will meet with cancer survivors and the relatives of those who have passed from the disease, and participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure event in downtown Greenville.
AUGUST 21, 2012
by John Roberts, Newspage Editor
Faculty appointments to one life-time and four limited-term endowed professorships were announced last week by John Beckford, vice president for academic affairs and dean. The honored professors are Tom Allen (Computer Science), Jeff Petty (Chemistry), Eli Hesterman (Biology), Kathleen Player (Business Administration) and Tami Blumenfield (Asian Studies).
APRIL 3, 2012
by Erikah Haavie, Media Relations
The National Science Foundation has awarded Furman a five-year, $600,000 grant to provide merit-based scholarships to students who demonstrate financial need and who are pursuing degrees in science-based fields. Beginning this fall, biology and chemistry majors entering the university will be eligible to receive financial aid awards of up to $40,000 as part of the new scholarship program.
Melissa Youssef, who graduated from Furman in 2011 with a degree in biology, is a research coordinator at Roger C. Peace Hospital in Greenville. In an op-ed for The Greenville News, she writes that the hospital is attempting to answer an important question. Do patients with functional and cognitive impairments—whether related or unrelated to aging—have access to the appropriate resources necessary to drive independently?