asian-studies

Making connections, uncovering gifts: Marian Strobel receives James H. Smart Award

Several alumni, parents and faculty describe why the 41-year Furman veteran is deserving of the Jim Smart Award from the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection.

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Chinese spy balloon shot down by U.S. officials over Carolina Coast, officials react

Furman's Kate Kaup speaks to FOX Carolina about the fallout of the U.S. shooting down a Chinese surveillance balloon. The downing of the balloon isn't the only thing that worries her.

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Furman announces fall 2022 dean’s list

Congratulations are in order for members of the 2022 fall semester dean's list. Learn more about the high achievers who hail from near and far.

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Furman President Davis opines on the ‘well’ campus in book chapter

Elizabeth Davis describes what it takes to navigate the complex changes that are often a necessary step toward becoming a successful modern university while also respecting the culture and history of the campus.

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COVID-19 origins: Investigating a ‘complex and grave situation’ inside a Wuhan lab

State Department political officer and Asian studies alum Toy Reid '00 employs language skills to uncover a nuanced parlance used by Chinese Communist Party officials when speaking about circumstances related to the pandemic.

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Furman rises in US News rankings; noted for innovation, teaching, research, first-year experience

The university has ranked among the most innovative universities since 2016, and ranked No. 4 this year, signaling the level of awareness of The Furman Advantage and other programs have in higher education.

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Summer in Nepal offers new lessons in public health and in life for Katherine McCann ’23

Katherine McCann '23 spent six weeks in Nepal this summer helping educate locals about public health, and giving women a voice they are not often afforded. She shared this story and these photos with us.

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Furman again featured in The Princeton Review’s ‘Best Colleges’ guide

Furman University ranks highly in “best quality of life,” “best classroom experience” and other categories.

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For graduates, Summer Commencement marked ‘the beginning of a lifetime of learning’

More than three dozen students were eligible to receive degrees during the Davis Chapel ceremony, including many in graduate programs that ended in the summer term.

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Summer Research Fellowship uncovers Furman’s deep Asian connections

Furman’s connections to the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community began more than a century ago. The first Asian exchange student on Furman’s campus was Chu Jung, born in 1869 in Canton (now known...

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Roe v Wade ruling by Supreme Court affects more than abortion rights

In the days following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, we asked Furman faculty members about the moment. They weighed in with expert perspectives representing government and politics (including Constitutional law and...

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As China shuts out the world, internet access from abroad gets harder too

Amid a growing tendency for China to insulate itself from the world, researchers who focus on the communist nation are finding it harder to stay on course in terms of research topics and techniques. Furman...

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