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Helping out low-income homeowners

Roy Johnson didn’t know when he’d ever get enough money to seal leaks, do caulking, insulation and other projects to weatherize his home. As it turned out, he didn’t need to. That work was done free, courtesy of a partnership between Furman’s Community Conservation Corps (CCC) and Habitat for Humanity of Greenville County. The partnership, […]

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Dean’s List for 2015 fall term

Here are the students who made the Dean’s List for the 2015 fall term. 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.  The students, who are listed alphabetically by state, represent 38 states and 19 foreign countries.

Furman Dean’s List Fall 2015

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Furman Q&A: The Truth About Brain Games

In 2014, Furman psychology professor Gil Einstein was among a prominent group of neurology and psychology researchers from around the world to sign a consensus statement critical of the brain training industry, citing its “frequently exaggerated” marketing. After the makers of the Lumosity program agreed recently to pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it didn’t have the science to back up its claims, we asked Dr. Einstein to answer a few questions about the validity of brain games and to tell us if there are other effective ways to deal with cognitive decline associated with age.

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Furman senior Chris Drose named to Forbes “30 Under 30″

When Chris Drose isn’t taking classes and finishing up his senior year at Furman, he enjoys researching companies and trying to determine the true value of their stock prices. It’s not only a talent that helped pay some of his college expenses, but one that Forbes magazine has recognized by naming Drose to its fifth annual list of “30 Under 30” in Finance. At 21, Drose was the youngest person included in the Finance category.

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Making the holidays a little brighter

Jeremiah Drummond, a Dorman High School senior, is helping needy families capture the Christmas spirit this year by providing free holiday portraits to needy families.  His initiative, “Picture a Family Together,” is a service project he developed for the Riley Institute’s Emerging Public Leaders program at Furman. When Drummond and a team of volunteers spent […]

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President Davis featured in magazine article

Read Q&A with President Elizabeth Davis In a wide-ranging interview with Black Box Magazine, Furman President Elizabeth Davis talked about everything from growing up in New Orleans and playing in a band with Wynton Marsalis to what it means to be Furman’s first female president. She also discussed her views on the cost and value […]

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What Really Matters? Read President Davis’ Speech

Furman President Elizabeth Davis talked about what is truly important and why thinking like an accountant is not necessarily a bad thing when she delivered the “What Really Matters?” lecture on campus Tuesday evening in the Daniel Chapel. Her talk was part of L.D. Johnson Lecture Series that honors the memory of the late L.D. Johnson, who served as chaplain and professor of religion at Furman for nearly 15 years before his death in 1981.

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President Davis to speak on “What Really Matters Nov. 17

Furman president Elizabeth Davis will speak on “What Really Matters?” Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in Furman’s Daniel Chapel. Her CLP talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Furman’s Chaplains Office and is part of the L.D. Johnson Lecture Series. Davis, who came to the university after spending 22 years at Baylor, became Furman’s 12th President on July 1, 2014.

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Duke Endowment awards Furman $22.3 Million Grant to Support Student Scholarships

Furman has received a $22.3 million grant from The Duke Endowment to strengthen and support one of the University’s premier merit scholarship programs. The grant includes $22 million for the University’s endowment to augment Furman’s James B. Duke Scholarship program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to students who display “exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment.” The remaining $300,000 is operational funding that will support the University’s ongoing initiatives to enhance the Duke Scholars’ academic experiences.

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NIH awards Furman $1.3 million in funding to support biomedical research

Furman will use $1.3 million in new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide resources for students and faculty engaged in biomedical research, K-12 outreach and science infrastructure. The funding is part of a five-year, $18 million NIH award to South Carolina, where Furman will partner with colleges and universities across the state in an effort to strengthen the Palmetto State’s biomedical research capacity.