WINNER: Scholar of the Month

Congratulations to Yangbo Hua (’16)!  He is the lucky winner of the “Scholar of the Month” contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Yangbo wins a private study room in the library to share with 3 friends for the month of September.

Thanks to the 108 students who entered the contest!  September’s lucky winner was randomly drawn by Steve Richardson, one of your friendly Outreach Librarians.

Follow the Library’s blog, Facebook, or Instagram to learn about future chances to enter the Scholar of the Month contest.

Enter to win a study room!

fortune cookieWouldn’t it be nice to have your own private study room in the library?  For an entire month?  To share with 3 friends?!  SUCH A ROOM EXISTS!  The library has created a private VIP study room reserved for the “Scholar of the Month” and 3 of their friends.  Furnished with a study table, 4 chairs, plus a comfy chair and a bookcase to store belongings. Say goodbye to hunting for vacant study rooms. Say hello to privacy, comfort, convenience and storage space.  

Want to become a Scholar of the Month? Come to the James B. Duke Library and fill out an entry form (one per student). A submission box and entry forms are available in the Research Commons. All entries must be made by 5 p.m. on Friday, August 28th.

We will randomly select one winner from all entries on Monday, August 31st. This lucky student will be named Scholar of the Month and awarded use of the private VIP study room during the month of September.

The Scholar of the Month will be notified via their Furman email and announced on the library’s blog, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

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  • Scholar of the Month is limited to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  Sorry, Freshmen!
  • The drawing for Scholar of the Monday taking place on Monday, August 31st is for the month of September. Drawings for October, November, and December will be held in the future and you will have additional chances to enter those drawings.

Win an iPad mini!

Noah Trotter

During Summer Orientation, the librarians handed out Legos to the Class of 2019 as a way of encouraging incoming students to “connect” with us.  Freshmen, bring your Lego to the Research Assistance Desk in the James B. Duke Library, add it to the growing sculpture and be entered to win an iPad mini!  A random drawing of all those who have entered will take place on September 30th

 

Aynsley '19

Scholar of the Month

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The library has created a private VIP study room reserved for the “Scholar of the Month” and 3 of their friends. Want to become a Scholar of the Month? Simply fill out an entry form (one per person) and place it in the box in the Research Commons (main floor of the James B. Duke Library) before 5 p.m. on Friday, August 28th.

We will randomly select one winner from all entries on Monday, August 31st. This lucky student will be named Scholar of the Month and awarded use of the private VIP study room during the month of September.

The Scholar of the Month will be notified via their Furman email and announced on the library’s blog, Facebook, and Instagram accounts.

fine print:

  • This contest is limited to Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.  Sorry, Freshmen!
  • Drawings for October, November, and December will take place in the future.

 

Class of 2019 Lego Sculpture

Did you remember to bring your Lego to campus? During Summer Orientation, the librarians handed out Legos to the Class of 2019 as a way of encouraging Freshmen to “connect” with us.  Bring your Lego to the Research Assistance Desk in the James B. Duke Library, introduce yourself, add your Lego to the sculpture, get a free Furman Library water bottle, and have your name entered into a random drawing for an iPad mini.  The winner will be emailed on September 30, 2015 and an announcement will be made on the library blog.

Meet Noah!  She was the first member of the Class of 2019 who “connected” with us and our Lego sculpture.

Noah Trotter

Janho Coin Collection

The Janho Coin Collection was donated to the Special Collections and Archives in 1985 by Furman alumnus Khalil Janho ’75. Consisting of 117 coins, the collection ranges in date from c. 3100 BCE to c. 640 CE. Most coins originate from provinces of the Roman Empire, with a few pieces from ancient Greece and Judaea, one from medieval Arabia, and one from 20th-century Palestine. 

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Story of the Janho Family / by Special Collections student assistant Caroline Vereen ’10

The story of the Janho family, who generously donated a large portion of their antiquities collection to Furman, is almost as incredible as the artifacts themselves. As a wealthy and influential family of Palestinian Christians, the Janhos endured many hardships while living in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Khalil Janho’s father Abdul-Nur Janho was a “middle man” who did not identify with the cause of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) or agree with Israeli officials who ignored the Palestinians living on the West Bank. In February of 1978, after Khalil and his brother Rajae, ’77, had graduated from Furman, the PLO gunned down and assassinated Abdul-Nur for his cooperation with the Zionist occupation authority and his statements against the PLO. Around 1,500 people attended his funeral.

Seven years later, in May of 1985 Khalil donated the antiquities in the Janho Artifact and Coin Collection to Furman. These artifacts represent only a portion of those that Khalil and his father had collected over the years, however, before Khalil could send more to Furman, the Israeli government confiscated all of the family’s antiquities, pottery, over 100 pounds in silver, and $600,000 in cash claiming that the Janhos had no right to any of it. Prior to this action the Israeli police arrested and held both Khalil and his mother Anna Janho for questioning, accusing them of acting as go-betweens in helping residents of the occupied territories obtain special privileges. Anna was held for six days in a cell with no light or water but was not brutalized. Khalil was held for twenty-two days in a room with 24-hour lighting and only cold water, interrogated, and beaten when he did not respond. During the questioning, two of his teeth were broken and he was stabbed in the lower abdomen with a writing pen.

The Janhos represent only one incredible family among many in the Furman community who chose to give generously to the University. Today Khalil still lives in Ramallah, while his brother Rajae lives in the United States and practices medicine.

Summer Interim Hours

August 15
Saturday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
August 16
Sunday
1:00pm – 5:00pm
August 17
Monday
9:00am – 5:00pm
August 18
Tuesday
9:00am – 5:00pm
August 19
Wednesday
9:00am – 5:00pm
August 20
Thursday
9:30am – 5:00pm
August 21
Friday
9:00am – 7:00pm
August 22
Saturday
1:00pm – 6:00pm
August 23
Sunday
1:00pm – 6:00pm
August 24
Monday
9:00am – 9:00pm

Scheduled Network Outage

A network outage is scheduled to begin at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4 and last until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5.

During the outage you can expect:

This is a major upgrade, and time estimates are approximate. The upgrade will improve Internet performance, enhance network security, and let the University add Internet capacity in the future. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we upgrade the network. If you have questions, please contact the IT Service Center at 864 294 3277.

The Abode of Peace

Brunei, or Brunei Darussalam (Abode of Peace), became an independent nation on 1 January 1984. Once a sprawling empire but threatened with extinction in the nineteenth century, this tiny state of 2,226 square miles on the northern portion of the island of Borneo survived under British protection from 1888 until independence.

Singh, D. S. Ranjit. “Brunei.” The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World. : Oxford University Press, 2001. Oxford Reference. 2004. Date Accessed 29 Jul. 2015

Continue reading: The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

Location of Brunei (green) in ASEAN (dark grey).  Image by ASDFGHJ, via Wikimedia Commons.

Location of Brunei (green) in ASEAN (dark grey). Image by ASDFGHJ, via Wikimedia Commons.