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Exam Activities in Trone & JBD Library

You have done it! You are wrapping-up another academic year or your first academic year at Furman. Finals are around the corner. Make sure to study hard, BUT make sure to take care of yourselves as well. Know that there are plenty of resources to help you succeed and finish strong this year. There are awesome places to study on campus, places to get free food, and activities to help you de-stress from everything.

 

Up All Night: Trone & Science Library

Anytime is the right time to study in the Sanders Science Library during finals week. We’ll be open all night before exam days, so come on over when you need that perfect place to review for exams or finish up term papers. And, as always, the snack fairy arrives at midnight!

Sanders Science Library Exam Week Hours:
Wed, April 25   8:30 am – Midnight
Thu, April 26   OPEN 24 HOURS
Fri, April 27     OPEN 24 HOURS
Sat, April 28   midnight – 5:00 pm
Sun, April 29   1:00 pm – Midnight
Mon, April 30   OPEN 24 HOURS
Tue, May 1    midnight – 4:30 pm

The Trone Student Center will also have extended hours for studying.

JBD Spring Exam Hours

The James B. Duke Library has extended its hours to help you get through final exams. More hours to take power naps under study room tables and in the comfy chairs!

catching a nap under a study room table

sleeping in the comfy chairs

power napping!

Happy Dins Day!


Message from the Director of Libraries, Dr. Janis M. Bandelin:

While at Furman, you studied and socialized in the library. On the last day of class, you may have even indulged in a Furman tradition – frolicking in the Duke Library fountain!

I encourage you to participate in Dins Day and to show your Furman spirit by making a gift in support of the Libraries through the Friends of the Furman University Libraries fund. As you may know, the Friends partner with other campus departments to host interesting and engaging programs. The Friends also actively support student research and pre-professional engagement. This summer, we will sponsor a Special Collections and Archives Undergraduate Research Fellow in residence and a pre-professional undergraduate library intern. Both are funded, in part, by gifts such as yours. As you think about your participation in Dins Day 2018, please consider designating your gift to the Friends of the Furman University Libraries. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 

Blinding Me With Science Fraud

A new display in the Sanders Science Library entitled, “Blinding Me With Science Fraud,” examines the subject of research misconduct. Titles include:

 

Upstate Digital Collections

Clemson and Furman Partner to Host Upstate Digital Collections 

The South Carolina Digital Library (SCDL) is the organization responsible for providing a single point of access to digital collections across the state. Since its founding, over a decade ago, Clemson University has provided resources, scanning, and collection building services to all SCDL cultural heritage institutions in the Upstate. Until recently, they also hosted digital collections for these institutions on the software CONTENTdm. 

In 2017, Clemson formalized a commitment with Furman to host these digital collections in Furman’s cloud-hosted version of CONTENTdm. Fifteen SCDL collections from Upstate institutions such as Greenville County Library System, the Pendleton District Commission, and Southern Wesleyan University were moved from Clemson’s old servers into Furman’s new cloud servers. 

To provide the most current and intuitive experience for its users, the Digital Collections Center upgraded to the latest version of the CONTENTdm website in December 2017. Visually, the new website is quite different than its predecessor. It offers a cleaner, less cluttered design that really showcases the content of the collections with big, bold graphics. The new site also operates over HTTPS, providing more privacy and security for users. Additionally, the website is designed to be more accessible to users with disabilities compared to previous versions. Finally, the website is built to work effectively on all Internet capable devices. Users no longer have to pinch and zoom or scroll horizontally when trying to access the collections on tablets or phones. 

Even though these SCDL digital collections are now hosted online by Furman, Upstate institutions will still work with Clemson in scanning, metadata/resource support, and building collections while Furman will graciously provide the software that makes the digital collections available online.

American Hookup

American Hookup – CLP

WHEN:   Thursday, April 19, 2018, 7 – 8pm

WHERE: Blackwell Field Lawn Area, Trone Student Center Watkins Room

This event will be a lecture by Lisa Wade (PhD, Occidental College). Wade will discuss her recent book American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus (Norton). American Hookup examines contemporary sexual culture on college campuses as it is experienced by students themselves. Wade argues that hookup culture provides a set of rules for sexual interaction that constrain students’ ability to form meaningful, lasting relationships in college, even when they want to. The rules of hookup culture also play to gender stereotypes, alienating gender-nonconforming students and leaving some students, particularly women, vulnerable to sexual aggression and assault. Wade’s research merges historical analysis with contemporary data from student journal entries and interviews. She explains how “hooking up” has become so synonymous with the college experience, and shows how college students today navigate such a hegemonic sexual culture.

Click here to locate American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus in the James B. Duke Library.

 

Furman Interfaith Better Together Week Exhibit

The James B. Duke Library is the site of a Better Together Week exhibit sponsored by Furman Interfaith.

What is Furman Interfaith?
Furman Interfaith is a student group on campus that is made up of people from different religious backgrounds. Members discuss their faiths, learn about one another’s religion, and most importantly, get to know one another. Furman Interfaith’s mission is to promote religious dialogue and understanding on campus.

This interactive display encourages students to use sticky notes to answer the following questions:

  • What does your faith mean to you?
  • What do you wish more people knew about other religions?
  • What do you love about your faith?

A world map and multi-colored stick pins are also provided to answer the question, “Where are you from and what is your faith?”

To celebrate Better Together Week, Furman Interfaith is sponsoring a CLP called “Different Books, Common Word.” This event will feature a 58 minute documentary film about the partnerships between Muslims and Baptists occurring throughout the United States. Following the film there will be short comments by and then a discussion with Dr. Akan Malici (Department of Politics and International Affairs) and Dr. Bryan Bibb (Religion Department). This CLP will be held in Patrick Lecture Hall on Thursday, April 12 from 6-8 p.m. 

 

The Photographic Essay

A selection of photo projects for ART 303: The Photographic Essay are on display in the James B. Duke Library. In this course, students propose and complete a semester-long project of their choosing. Their photographic essay visually identifies a subject — a person, group of people, place, social or environmental issue — and communicates the subject’s story.