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Inventor, professor, mentor Fran Ligler ’72 honored by National Academy of Engineering

When the National Academy of Engineering met Oct. 4 for its annual meeting, awards were presented to two individuals for their extraordinary impact on the engineering profession. One of the recipients was Furman University alumna...

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Work begins on Joseph Vaughn Plaza

Furman University will break ground next week on the Joseph Vaughn Plaza, which will be home to a statue honoring Furman’s first Black undergraduate student and establish a place for reflection and celebration of those...

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Furman awarded $1.2 million for biomedical research

New biomedical research awards put Furman students and faculty on the leading edge of work that ripples far beyond its campus. With the goal of increasing biomedical research capacity in states where it is most...

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Furman moves up in WSJ/THE rankings

Furman University moved up 13 spots in the Best Colleges 2021 rankings released this week by The Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education. The rankings place Furman as the top college or university in...

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Paladin Pivots: Turning crisis into opportunity

It isn’t the crash course in agility training anyone would have wished for, but for all its chaos, COVID-19 has produced masters of the entrepreneurial pivot. In a new virtual speaker series, “Paladin Pivots: Stories...

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Furman monitoring Sally; will update campus as needed

Update, Thursday, Sept. 17, 10:50 a.m. The Greenville area is now expecting lower amounts of rainfall at 3-4 inches, according to the latest information from the National Weather Service. Most of the rainfall will occur today...

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Furman awarded two NSF grants totaling $720,000

The National Science Foundation’s Major Research Instrumentation program provides funding for equipment and infrastructure for labs across the country, and rarely does it issue two awards to the same university in the same year. But...

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Furman awarded Diversity & Inclusion Grant by Associated Colleges of the South

Furman has been awarded a collaborative Diversity and Inclusion Grant by the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS), marking a significant step toward the university’s goal of creating an inclusive campus environment. “It's super exciting,...

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$1 million NSF grant focuses on increasing diversity in STEM fields

Daniela Mesa ’17 is working toward her Ph.D. at Purdue University. But that might not have come to pass without the support – financial, relational and academic – that she received at Furman. Mesa is...

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