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Pop-up Study Tables and The Unplug & Recharge Zone

As we all know, during exams it’s on and poppin’ in the library and study space is at a premium.  This year we will provide additional study space with Pop-Up Study Tables on the lower level and entry level of the James B. Duke Library. The library is also providing an Unplug & Recharge Zone […]

Dr. Desmond’s Book

Evicted: Poverty & Profit in the American City The Furman Sociology Department sponsored a lecture by Matthew Desmond (PhD, Harvard) on April 19. Dr. Desmond discussed his book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Desmond’s research addresses the significant challenges faced by low income families in urban areas simply trying to find a […]

Library Cafe Naming Contest

Coming Soon The 24-Hour Study Room will be converted to a cafe over the summer of 2017, just in time for fall classes. Vendors will include Due South Coffee, Upcountry Provisions, and Greenfield’s Bagels and Deli. We need your help to pick a name! Submit your ideas here. The contributor of the winning name will […]

Furman Engaged! in the Library

Furman Engaged!  Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Internship posters will be on display in the atrium of the James B. Duke Library. All of the posters will be on display throughout the day (9 a.m.-3:50 p.m.). Specific times when students will present at their posters are listed below. Internship Poster Session #1    9-10:20 A.M. Brooklyn […]

The Bill Of Rights Turns 225

In December of 1771 the final version of 10 amendments to the Constitution of the United States was adopted. The Bill of Rights, as the first ten amendments are known, is our most important document for balancing the rights of individual citizens and the government. The Bill of Rights has endured through many tests during those 225 […]

Winner! Scholar of the Month!

Congratulations to Austin (’18)!  He is the lucky winner of the Scholar of the Month contest.  As Scholar of the Month, Austin wins a private, upgraded study room in the library for the month of April through the last day of exams (May 3rd). Perks of the Scholar of the Month room include: floor to ceiling dry […]

Plastic China CLP: 4/4

Chinese independent documentary director Jiu-Liang Wang first gained international attention with his film, Beijing Besieged by Waste, which traveled the international film festival circuit and created changes to the landfill policies in the area surrounding China’s capital. His second film, Plastic China, has caused quite a controversy in China, though the film has still obtained […]

Tame Wild Textbook Prices!

Did you know: Furman students spend an estimated $1,270 on textbooks each year (1) the cost of college textbooks has increased 88% in the last 10 years (2) there are free online open textbooks written by scholars in most academic disciplines there are Furman faculty who are using and creating open textbooks for their classes […]

On Display: Object Lessons

“The Object Lessons series achieves something very close to magic: the books take ordinary—even banal—objects and animate them with a rich history of invention, political struggle, science, and popular mythology. Filled with fascinating details and conveyed in sharp, accessible prose, the books make the everyday world come to life. Be warned: once you’ve read a […]

Blasts from the Past

An interesting selection of books about volcanoes is currently on display in the Sanders Science Library. Titles include: The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History Island on Fire: The Extraordinary Story of a Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, August 27, […]