asian-studies

Furman Faculty Members Receive Promotions, Tenure

During its spring meeting Saturday, the Furman University Board of Trustees approved promotions and/or tenure for 14 faculty members and granted emeritus status to four professors who are retiring this summer. The trustees also recognized...

Continue Reading

Four Furman students, alumni receive NSF grants

The National Science Foundation has awarded grants through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) to four Furman students and alumni. The recipients are Furman senior chemistry major Michael Davis Turlington (Mills River, N.C.); December 2015...

Continue Reading

Furman graduate named Rangel Fellow

Natalia Arenas, a 2015 Furman University graduate from Simpsonville, has been selected as a Fellow in the Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program. In a highly competitive nationwide process, Arenas was one of only 30...

Continue Reading

Renowned Japanese puppet troupe performs at Furman

As part of a rare visit to North America, the celebrated Tonda Ningyô Jôruri Puppet Theater traveled to Furman University for a one-night performance of traditional Japanese puppetry on March 22 in McAlister Auditorium on...

Continue Reading

Blumenfield co-edits book about China

Furman University James B. Duke Assistant Professor of Asian Studies Tami Blumenfield has co-edited a book about Chinese cultural heritage politics. Cultural Heritage Politics in China is co-edited by Helaine Silverman, anthropology professor at the University of...

Continue Reading

Faculty playing larger role in student recruiting

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...

Continue Reading

Diwali Festival of Lights comes to Furman

NOVEMBER 15, 2012 by Jenn Summers ’13, Contributing Writer More than 150 students and guests arrived at Furman Hall Tuesday to participate in a small lecture and celebration for the traditional Hindu holiday Diwali, organized...

Continue Reading

Three graduates earn Fulbright grants

Three 2013 Furman University graduates have been awarded English Teaching Assistantships from the Fulbright Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The students are: Sarah Johnson (Travelers Rest)....

Continue Reading

Duke Endowment awards 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...

Continue Reading

Kirby Funt ’16 spends summer in Shanghai developing marketing strategy for MeWe

For her first assignment as a summer intern, Kirby Funt was tasked with designing the main interface for a medical company’s online consulting platform. While she hadn’t designed a website before, Funt was willing to...

Continue Reading

Aloha ‘Aina: for the love of the land

Lush tropical greenery, beautiful beaches and waterfalls, spectacular sunsets. While she spent part of her summer sailing through Hawaii, Kelsey Orr ’17 wasn’t on a leisure trip. Her 12-hour days as a student and rookie...

Continue Reading

Blumenfield receives NSF grant

Tami Blumenfield, an assistant professor of Asian Studies at Furman University, has received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study the rapid expansion of material wealth in rural China and Bangladesh. For the proposal,...

Continue Reading