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Sturm und Drang in the Library

Sturm und Drang on Display in the Maxwell Music Library Sturm und Drang noun /shtoormˈ oont dräŋˈ/ (translated as “storm and stress”) Definition of Sturm und Drang 1 : a late 18th-century movement in German literature and music aimed at shocking the audience or imbuing them with extremes of emotion 2 : turmoil The Classical […]

SC Voter Registration Deadline Extended

The South Carolina voter registration deadline is extended 10 days in the wake of massive flooding from Hurricane Florence.  According to an article in The Post and Courier, South Carolina voters in all 46 counties have until October 17 to register in person, online or by mail. Pick up a SC voter registration form at the […]

SSL is your BFF

Dogs (and the Sanders Science Library) Are Your Best Friends A display in the Sanders Science Library celebrates dogs and Furman students. Titles include: A dog’s history of America: how our best friend explored, conquered, and settled a continent Origins of the domestic dog: the fossil record Dog sense: how the new science of dog […]

CLP: Desegregation of Greenville Public Library

CLP – Desegregation in Greenville: The Public Library Story Dr. Wayne A. Wiegand, historian and co-author of The Desegregation of Public Libraries in the Jim Crow South: Civil Rights and Local Activism will visit Furman University on October 3rd. Dr. Wiegand will speak about the integration of public libraries in the South during the civil […]

Celebrate Banned Books Week

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been and continue […]

Furman’s Legacy of Slavery

This exhibition invites the Furman community and the general public to reckon with Furman University’s legacy of slavery. The themes, artifacts, and documents presented here are based on research conducted by the Task Force on Slavery and Justice, which was commissioned by the university in the spring of 2017. The exhibition is a companion to […]

Schmooze with the Jews

Schmooze with the Jews outside the JBD Library today, September 5th, from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Then visit the library’s book display! Encyclopaedia Judaica. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik, eds. 2nded. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 18015 pp. 22 vols. Provides an exhaustive and organized overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period […]

Pleased to Share Our Biennial Report

We are pleased to share the Furman University Libraries’ biennial report which highlights accomplishments and activities during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years. Click on the image below to be directed to an online version of the report. 

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: Plastic fantastic: how the biggest fraud in physics shook the scientific world The great betrayal: fraud in science Merchants of doubt: how a handful of scientists obscured the truth on issues from tobacco […]

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 […]