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Lab Life: Chemists and Their Contributions

Lab Life: Chemists and Their Contributions A new display in the Sanders Science Library highlights biographies of chemists. The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science Walther Nernst: Pioneer of Physics and of Chemistry Master Mind: The Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber, the Nobel Laureate Who Launched the Age […]

Fall Exam Hours

You’re almost at the finish line! To help you get through finals, the James B. Duke Library has extended its hours. December 9 Sunday 1pm – 10pm December 10 Monday 10am – 2am December 11 Tuesday 10am – 2am December 12 Wednesday 8am – 2am December 13 Thursday 8am – 2am December 14 Friday 8am – 8pm December 15 Saturday 10am – 8pm December 16 Sunday 10am – 2am December 17 Monday 8am – 2am December 18 Tuesday 8am – 2am December 19 Wednesday 8am – 5pm

Meet the Scholar of the Month

Congratulations to Caroline Stanton (’19)! She is the lucky winner of the Scholar of the Month contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Caroline wins a private study room in the library for the month of December. Perks of the private study room: • floor-to-ceiling dry erase wall • super-duper comfy chair • large study table with […]

Tame the Paper Writing Dragon

Tame the Paper Writing Dragon Dedicated time to work on your projects with experts standing by to help! And snacks! Research Assistance Librarians and Writing and Media Lab Consultants on hand to confer with. Did we mention snacks? Two Sessions on Thursday, December 6th: 3-5 pm in WGSS/LGBTQ resource room (Furman Hall 138) 5-7 pm […]

In Memory of George H.W. Bush

Selected Furman Library books related to President George H.W. Bush’s life and work: All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings  Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush  Out of the Shadow: […]

A Librarian in Your Pocket

A Librarian in your Pocket Got a question and a cell phone? Text your librarian at (864) 214-7172.

Director of Libraries Retiring

Dr. Janis Bandelin, who has served as Furman’s Director of Libraries since 1996, is set to retire in December. Janis attended the University of California at Davis, majoring in English and received her elementary and secondary teaching credentials. Seeking adventure and international work experience, she taught junior high and high school students at the Collegio […]

Furman Singers Scrapbooks

Furman Singers Scrapbooks Founded in 1946, Furman Singers is one of the premier collegiate ensembles in America. The group tours across the United States and Europe, showcasing a repertoire that covers everything from Renaissance motets to the finest choral music of the 20th century. Each year since 1970, the Furman Singers compile a scrapbook documenting […]


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