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Alex Threlkeld ’24 bound for Germany with a Fulbright teaching grant

Threlkeld is the 53rd student in Furman's history to receive a Fulbright grant. He'll serve as an English teaching assistant in the Rhineland-Palatinate region near the French border.

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Conor Bready ’24 receives national graduate research fellowship

Bready will continue his studies at the University of California, Berkeley. A research fellowship from the Department of Energy will help him apply mathematics to solve complex chemical problems. Ultimately, he wants to better understand...

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Beth Pontari Named VP of Academic Affairs and Provost

Pontari was a key leader in developing The Furman Advantage and the underlying Pathways Program. She started her career at Furman in 2001 as an assistant professor of psychology. Her new role begins May. 1.

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Erin Hahn receives Jim Smart Award

The award, from Furman's Cothran Center, pays tribute to faculty and staff who help students add depth and meaning to the life decisions they make while in college.

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U.S. Judge Thomas Cullen ’00 to Speak at Furman Commencement

As a U.S. attorney, Cullen oversaw prosecutions resulting from the August 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was appointed to the federal bench in September 2020.

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Furman’s Hecimovich wins L. A. Times Book Award

Hecimovich's book is a biography of the first known Black woman novelist. She wrote "The Bondwoman's Narrative" as an enslaved woman in North Carolina. Hecimovich's book was chosen from more than 100 entries.

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Burkholder’s work in social inequality cited in Scientific American

Assistant Professor of Psychology Amanda Burkholder came to Furman in 2022. She worked with Melanie Killen who writes about how children process and work through issues related to social injustice.

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Barker and Longsworth named Goldwater Scholars

The newest Goldwater Scholars at Furman study differing veins of chemistry, but both want to contribute research toward a more sustainable planet.

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Roger Sneed receives Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award

Professor of Religion and Faculty Chair Roger Sneed will teach several classes at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic, during the 2024-2025 academic year.

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Leadership awards honor student legacies, impact

The Furman University Student Leadership Awards were presented April 7 in Younts Conference Center. Students were recognized in 15 categories; two student groups and two advisors were also recognized.

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Furman Dedicates Benefactors Green to Honor Donors

Benefactors Green, to the northeast of the James B. Duke Library, honors donors in the White Oaks Society, a group of benefactors who have give $1 million or more to Furman.

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Furman Engaged continues to highlight The Furman Advantage

A record number of students participated in this year's Furman Engaged, covering topics from piano music of Bohemia to cryptological warfare.

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