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Furman featured in “Campus Wild” guide

Furman University is among 85 colleges and universities featured in a new publication released by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF), The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and “Lands-on” Experiences for Students. The detailed guide highlights how institutions of higher education are playing a dynamic role protecting wildlife and restoring habitats in campus green spaces, including on-campus landscapes and natural areas, as well as distant campus-owned lands.

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2006 Furman graduate Dickson receives M.D.-Ph.D. from Harvard

Anyone who develops a shortcut for calculus should be awarded a Nobel Prize. But Furman biology and chemistry double major John Dickson will have to settle for an M.D.-Ph.D. from Harvard Medical School. The 2006 Furman graduate from Gaffney, S.C. received a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology in 2013 from the Ivy League […]

Bridging language barriers to healthcare

    She met her new friends for the first time on the sixth floor of Greenville Memorial Hospital. And when they saw some of the first pictures of their newest family member, McKenna Luzynski ’18 was there to share their joy. “I got to see the ultrasound and watch the mom interact with the […]


Furman, USC School of Medicine Greenville forge new early admissions agreement

A unique agreement between Furman and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville (USCSOMG) will allow up to five Furman juniors each year to gain early admission to the medical school. The arrangement is designed to help Furman’s pre-med students avoid the expense, travel and stress of the regular medical school admission process as they complete their degree programs at the university. Rising juniors at Furman, or members of the Class of 2017, are eligible to participate in the new early admissions program.


New medical school scholarship established for Furman graduates

Thanks to the generosity of the Sanders Family Foundation of Greenville, a Furman graduate will be able to attend the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville on a full scholarship throughout the student’s time at the medical school. Dr. John Sanders, a Greenville physician and 1988 Furman graduate, said his family wanted to ensure that financial circumstances were not a deterrent for a deserving young Furman alumnus to attend medical school. The first recipient of the Paladin Scholarship is Taylor Mitchell of Hephzibah, Ga., who graduated from Furman in 2015 with a degree in biology.

Furman hosts faculty workshop on public engagement

Should liberal arts colleges engage the public? If so, how and when and on what questions? What does public engagement mean for college professors and to what extent should it be promoted? Seventeen professors from eight liberal arts colleges nationwide gathered at Furman University from June 14-17 to share ideas and attempt to answer some […]


The price of preservation

When your classroom is a beach, taking a course in the summer becomes significantly more enticing. But the seven Furman students who took the Ecological Economics May Experience (May X) class weren’t there for surfing lessons. John Quinn, Ph.D. (biology) and Melanie Cozad, Ph.D. (economics) led the class which included a three-day trip to the South Carolina coast where students […]


Making the spring term Dean’s List

Among the more prestigious honors that Furman students can earn during their time at the university is being named to the Dean’s List. Those making the grade for the 2015 spring term represent 40 states, the District of Columbia, and 20 foreign countries. The honor is awarded to full-time undergraduates who earn a grade point average of at least 3.4 during the university’s fall and spring semesters.


Trustees approve faculty promotions, tenure

During its spring meeting Saturday, the Furman Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 12 faculty members and granted emeritus status to six professors who are retiring this summer. The trustees also recognized the contributions of four board members whose terms will expire June 30. All faculty promotions, tenure and emeritus status become effective Aug. 1.

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A little bird told me

The degree to which we humans can adapt to noise is many and varied. Let’s say we live in a quiet neighborhood where the only sounds we hear are the rustling of trees, children at play, and birds singing. Suddenly, with commercial rezoning of property adjacent to ours, we now hear the din of construction […]