Photo to the left: Wilbur C. Holland circa 1930, founding father of the Carolina Geological Society.
It was 75 years ago, in 1937, that Wilbur C. Holland, then Geology Professor at Furman University, founded the Carolina Geological Society (CGS) to create an active community of geologists in the area. The main purpose of the society [...]
Brannon Andersen, Bill Ranson, Suresh Muthukrishnan, and our newest faculty member, Betsy Beymer-Ferris (starting in August), attended a Mellon Foundation funded travel seminar in sustainability that visited Copenhagen and Aarhus, Denmark, and Freiburg, Germany. A total of 18 faculty from 8 different colleges participated in this program. The group met with city [...]
The department of Earth and Environmental sciences is excited to announce that we are now on Facebook. If this doesn’t excite you, then hear this – Dr. Garihan now has a Facebook page too. If you don’t believe me, go and search. Well, we have posted lots of photos from the good old days [...]
The Surficial Processes class went to Kentucky before the spring break for a weekend field trip to study the Karst processes and landscapes in and around the Mammoth Cave National Park area. The focus of this field trip was to understand the geological, hydrological, and environmental conditions that lead to formation of more than 400 [...]
We are working hard to find as many ways as possible to connect and keep in touch with our students, alumni, and friends. Over the years, our collection of videos and photographs from field trips and study away trips have been growing, and we have launched our own video streaming channel on YouTube to share [...]
Bartram Society organized their annual fall camping trip in September. The group chose Big Creek Campsite in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park located in western edge of NC. In spite of rain most of the weekend, they survived and in fact enjoyed the rain by hiking, swimming, cooking, and above all eating bugs! Yeah! [...]
This program will begin with intensive six-week course work at Furman, followed by a five-week residential experience at Madras Christian College (MCC) in Chennai, India. This will then be capped with a 4 week travel program from south to north India. The Fall 2011 courses offer an array of closely connected and interdisciplinary pursuits including, [...]
On a Remote Fijian Island, a Global and Local Community Lives. Come join the Furman tribe on Vorovoro for in May 2011! Tribe Wanted is a sustainable development experiment that meshes sustainable living with community building and cultural adventure on a made-to-order castaway isle: 200 acres, surrounded by reefs, fronted by golden sand beaches, and [...]
Just two weeks from the end of the semester, students taking EES 210, Surficial Processes class went on a field trip to coastal South Carolina to study Barrier Island ecosystem, coastal processes affecting them and the impacts of global sea level rise and human development on them. This weekend camping trip includes a [...]
Surficial Processes class went to Kentucky to study karst processes and landscapes. They visited Mammoth Cave National Park and went wild caving to study different cave formations, geological history, types of cave passages, surficial geology and hydrology of the area. Dr. Suresh Muthukrishnan teaches this class in spring every year.