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Moody, Wild, Restless, and Wayward

“Moody, Wild, Restless, and Wayward”: Travelers and Travel Literature in Rare Books and Special Collections Exhibition Dates: January – May 2018 The above description of Americans comes from the British political and social theorist Harriet Martineau, who traveled throughout the United States in 1834. Scores of European observers came to America in the late-eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries, eager […]

On Display: Black History Month

Titles include: Selma : the bridge to the ballot Africans in America: America’s journey through slavery The Underground Railroad Spies of Mississippi Black sugar Roads to Memphis The untold story of Emmett Louis Till The Black Panthers : vanguard of the revolution February one 4 little girls Paul Robeson: speak of me as I am […]

On Display: MayX

Registration is now open for on-campus MayX courses. Information can be found online at furman.edu/MayX.

On Display: Supercool(ed) Animals

A new display in the Sanders Science Library called “Supercool(ed) Animals: An Appreciation for Winter Survival Strategies” includes the following titles: Winter world : the ingenuity of animal survival Ravens in winter Behavior of North American mammals Life in the cold : an introduction to winter ecology The biology of small mammals The beaver : […]

Theft: The History of Music Piracy

A new display in the Maxwell Music Library called “Theft: The History of Music Piracy” highlights bootlegs, mixed tapes, Napster, and copyright infringement.  Titles include: Pop song piracy : disobedient music distribution since 1929 Ripped : how the wired generation revolutionized music This is not a remix : piracy, authenticity and popular music Music and […]

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit

Special Collections Pop-Up Exhibit, Just for Study Day! Stop by the Special Collections table in the Rinker Research Commons of James B. Duke Library to see some highlights from our collections, including: newly-acquired medieval manuscripts, a first edition of Thoreau’s Walden, historic campus photographs, 1960s Furman underground newspapers, and more! Today only, 12:00-2:00.  

Do you hear what I hear?

Drop by the Sanders Science Library to browse a display of audiobooks called “Do You Hear What I Hear? Great Science, Great Fiction, Great Listens.” Titles include: Copenhagen Snow crash Cryptonomicon When you reach me Flight behavior The golden compass The subtle knife The amber spyglass A wrinkle in time The world set free   

Effects of Living in a Noisy World

A selection of books about noise pollution is currently on display in the Sanders Science Library. This exhibit called “Decibel Hell: The Effects of Living in a Noisy World” includes the following titles: Discord : the story of noise Sound: from communication to noise pollution Marine mammal populations and ocean noise: determining when noise causes biologically […]

Student Diversity Photo Contest

The Furman Libraries and Center for Inclusive Communities are sponsoring a Student Diversity Photograph Contest that provides prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. We are seeking digital photographs that represent what diversity and inclusion look like to students at Furman. Along with the photo, we are seeking a brief description that “tells the […]

Exercise Your Right to Research

To celebrate Open Access Week, the Duke Library has an exhibit in the Research Commons with information from the Right to Research Coalition a student-run group made up of 77 college student organizations who are committed to open access and have signed the Student Statement on the Right to Research.  A part of the exhibit […]