asian-studies

Furman announces new endowed professorships

Furman has announced that four faculty members—Leslie Hicken, Jonis Tevis, Lisa Knight and Nathaniel Cook—have been appointed to endowed professorships at the university. Two of the new professorships are lifetime appointments, while the other two are...

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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...

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Dr. Blumenfield receives Fulbright to study in China

Tami Blumenfield, an assistant professor of Asian Studies, has been selected for a Fulbright Scholar Grant to conduct research in China during the 2015-16 academic year. Dr. Blumenfield will work with the Na communities of...

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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...

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Fulbright grants awarded to four Furman students

Four Furman University students have been awarded English Teaching Assistantships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright recipients, who will begin their teaching assignments this fall, are Natalia Arenas (Simpsonville, S.C.); Bryan Betts (Tega...

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University welcomes newest members of Phi Beta Kappa

Forty-nine Furman students have been elected to the school’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic society. The newest members were inducted during a special initiation ceremony and dinner on...

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Film festival explores the realities of China’s environmental crisis

High on a hillside in southwest China, a handful of elderly residents cry out, pleading for the protection of the mountains, trees, and streams around them. For many generations, protecting their environment has been a...

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A daily dose of art

Jhanay Williams ’14 was wrestling with a life-changing decision as she approached graduation from Furman last year. On one side, there was the safe place to purse her master’s degree: New York University, located in...

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World Religions Symposium continues throughout spring

Furman University will hold its annual World Religions Symposium beginning Thursday, Feb. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in Johns Hall 101 on the Furman campus. The symposium, “Hinduism, A Living Tradition” is free and open to...

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Furman to host Chinese Environmental Film Festival

Seven filmmakers from China and the United States will converge at Furman University Thursday, Feb. 26 through Saturday, Feb. 28 for the university’s first Chinese Environmental Film Festival. The festival features three days of experimental,...

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Furman presents Chinese Environmental Film Festival

Seven filmmakers from China and across the United States will converge at Furman University February 26-28 for the University’s first Chinese Environmental Film Festival. The festival will feature three days of experimental, documentary, and feature...

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Understanding peace through religion

[caption id="attachment_16397" align="alignright" width="300"] Savita Nair (left), Don Aiesi and Helen Lee Turner discuss religions. (photo by Melanie Brannon)[/caption] What do the Hopi Indians, Irish Catholics and Indian Sikhs have in common? They were all...

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