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Whittemore, Bready named Goldwater Scholars

Thomas Whittemore ’23 and Conor Bready ’24 have been named Goldwater Scholars, the preeminent honor for undergraduate students studying the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. Whittemore, from Easley, South Carolina, is majoring in chemistry. He...

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George Shields wins Goldwater mentor award

George Shields has a knack for mentoring. Four students under the chemistry professor’s tutelage have won Fulbright awards and 13 became Goldwater Scholars, including five at Furman University, three of those in 2021. Now, Shields...

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Mary Elizabeth Anderson wins SCICU Excellence in Teaching Award

Mary Elizabeth Anderson, associate professor of chemistry, is Furman University’s 2021-2022 SCICU Excellence in Teaching award recipient. Each year, the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) recognizes and celebrates outstanding professors through the Excellence...

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Fall 2021 Dean’s List

More than 1,000 students made the Dean’s List for the 2021 fall term. The honor is awarded to full-time undergraduates who earn a grade point average of at least 3.4 during the semester. The students,...

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Panel: Expectations are different for female academics

Furman opened Women’s History Month on March 1 with a panel discussion featuring six women faculty members at Hartness Pavilion. Representing a diverse range of academic disciplines, years at Furman and life experiences, the faculty...

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Pontari named interim vice president for academic affairs and provost

Beth Pontari, who has led Furman University’s engaged learning efforts as associate provost since 2017, will serve as interim vice president for academic affairs and provost, beginning July 1, Furman President Elizabeth Davis announced Wednesday....

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Have we gotten student success completely backward?

In an article appearing in The Chronicle of Education, Aaron Basko, associate vice president for enrollment management at the University of Lynchburg, in Virginia, cites the Gallup-Purdue Index, which lays out “The Big 6 for...

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A grand passion

Gavin George ’25 is a longtime fan of Dutch violinist and conductor Andre Rieu. Not surprising – millions of classical music aficionados around the world are. What is surprising is that George became a fan...

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Fran Ligler ’72 wins award from American Chemical Society

One of the most decorated chemistry alumni in the history of Furman University, Frances S. Ligler will add another award to her collection when she accepts the 2022 ACS Award in Analytical Chemistry at the...

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