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Fasana ’22, Anderson bring home a top chemistry honor

Christine Fasana ’22 wasn’t crazy about chemistry when she arrived at Furman four years ago. Then she took Mary Elizabeth Anderson’s chemistry class. Not only did she like it, she was good at it. “It...

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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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Petal prowess: Oconee bell wildflowers might be one giant organism

Thousands of delicate pink-white wildflowers known as Oconee Bells blanket parts of northwest South Carolina each spring, attracting admirers from near and far. [caption id="attachment_53010" align="alignright" width="197"] Oconee Bells. Courtesy Keith Bradley, South Carolina Department...

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Furman research helps farm-to-table movement be more sustainable

Consumers generally know about the “farm-to-table” movement, but do they know about regenerative and permaculture farming the restaurants are often practicing, and are they willing to pay a little more for them? Furman faculty and...

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The art of medicine: visual learning fine tunes observation skills

It’s often said that medicine is as much art as it is science. Now Furman University’s art department is embarking on a visual literacy project that aims to produce better healthcare providers. “It is based...

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President who? People remember president names more than faces

More than 65 percent of respondents to a survey thought that Alexander Hamilton was a president of the United States, despite a blockbuster Broadway musical that explained otherwise. The finding was part of a study...

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Furman ranks third in South Carolina in NSF funding

Funding to Furman University from the National Science Foundation (NSF) has grown more than six-fold in recent years. New data from the NSF show Furman received $2.129 million in fiscal year 2020, the third-highest amount...

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Proteins that help cells move like Spiderman also control cell spreading

Cells move around in our bodies kind of like Spiderman, by sticking to something and pulling themselves along. It’s well known that cells adhere to each other using sticky proteins called desmogleins, but new research...

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Summer research reaches new height

For more stories about student research, click here. Students and faculty have been doing summer research together at Furman since at least 1966, but the numbers have grown steadily in recent years. In 2016, there...

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Students study race, COVID-19 in tweets

For more stories about student research, click here. For their Research and Evaluation in Health Sciences class in the fall of 2020, Samantha Norton ’23 and Imaya Virani ’22 wanted to know if they could...

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