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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 […]

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 […]

Authors Visit for Black History Month

Furman University Presents Black History Month 2017 Attend one of the many CLPs offered throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month and then visit the James B. Duke Library to check out books authored by the various speakers. Feb. 7, Message in the Music: The Role of Hip Hop Music in Social […]

Appalachian Trail CLP-Library Resources

CLP: Lessons Learned from the Nature of the Appalachian Trail WHEN: Monday, November 28, 2016, 7 – 8:30pm WHERE: Johns Hall, Room 101 A National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Jennifer Pharr Davis has logged over 13,000 miles of long distance trails on six continents, including thru-hikes of the Pacific Crest Trail, Colorado Trail, Vermont’s […]

International Education Week

2016 International Education Week Celebration! NOVEMBER 14-18, 2016 International Education Week, a nationally observed celebration presented by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education, aims to highlight the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Universities, colleges, K-12 schools, non-profit organizations, and local governments are encouraged to participate by hosting events […]

CLP & Corresponding Library Resources

Syrian Refugee Crisis – CLP WHEN   Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 7 – 8pm WHERE Johns Hall 101 The Syrian Refugee Crisis is one of the biggest humanitarian and refugee crises of our time, with over 4.8 million Syrian residents fleeing violence in their homeland and seeking refuge and safety elsewhere. This lecture is part of […]

Reality Bites: CLP!

On Thursday, October 20th, at 7 pm The Friends of the Furman University Libraries, the Environmental Action Group, and the Tri Beta Biological Honor Society are co-hosting a guest speaker.  The title of the CLP is, “Reality Bites: Cultural Challenges in Conservation.”  This event focuses on current threats to the world’s endangered crocodilians and turtles […]

CLP and Corresponding Library Resources

Good White People – CLP Thursday, October 6, 2016, 4-5:30pm McEachern Lecture Hall Dr. Shannon Sullivan has written about well-meaning white liberals that she sums up as “white middle-class goodness,” an orientation she critiques for being more concerned with establishing anti-racist bona fides than with confronting systematic racism and privilege. Sullivan untangles the complex relationships […]

CLP and Corresponding Library Resources

Islam in the 21st Century – CLP Monday, September 26, 2016, 1:30 – 3pm Johns Hall 101 Understanding Islam in its various forms is essential in our current political context. Dr. Charles Kimball is an expert analyst of the Middle East, Islam, Jewish-Christian-Muslim relations, and the intersection of religion and politics in the U.S. In an age […]

A Gathering of Laureates (CLP)

A GATHERING OF LAUREATES (CLP) Hartness Pavilion Thursday, April 21, 4:00 PM  This event will be a joint poetry reading and discussion by South Carolina’s three appointed Poets Laureate: SC Laureate Marjory Wentworth, who has held her office since 2003; Laurel Blossom, the Poet Laureate (since 2014) of Edgefield, SC; and Ed Madden, the recently-appointed […]