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On Display: Eclipse @ Furman

Currently on display in the Sanders Science Library is a selection of interesting books about solar eclipses. Please feel free to check out any of the books on display in preparation for the total solar eclipse occurring on August 21. Titles include: The solar eclipse of 2017: where and how to best view it In […]

On Display: Winging It

A selection of interesting books about musical improvisation is currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library. This exhibit, called “Winging It,” includes the following titles: Grateful Dead and the art of rock improvisation The improvising mind: cognition and creativity in the musical moment Improvisation, creativity, and consciousness: jazz as integral template for music, education Improvisation […]

On Display: Matters of the Mind

Currently on display in the Sanders Science Library is a selection of interesting books about the human brain. This exhibit, called “Matters of the Mind,” includes the following titles: Hunger, thirst, sex, and sleep : how the brain controls our passions Can neuroscience change our minds? Welcome to your brain : why you lose your car […]

On Display: Meditation & Mindfulness

Visit the James B. Duke Library to view an exhibit about meditation and mindfulness. Titles include: Mindfulness in Plain English Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life Mindfulness Diaries: How I Survived My First Nine-Day Silent Meditation Retreat Relaxation & Breathing for Meditation: With Rodney Yee A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation: 10 Days to Change […]

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, […]

Novels for Musicians

Currently on display in the Maxwell Music Library is a selection of novels for musicians and music lovers. Titles include: The Fortress of Solitude: A Novel Half-Blood Blues: A Novel The Piano Tuner A Visit from the Goon Squad Orfeo: A Novel Station Eleven: A Novel The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto A Cathedral Singer Stabat […]

Hail to the Chief

‘Hail to the Chief’: The Official Anthem of the U.S. President A new display in the Maxwell Music Library calls attention to the history of the official anthem of the U.S. President.   “Hail to the Chief” has been played for many years to announce the arrival, or to acknowledge the presence, of the President of […]

The Last Interviews

A new display in the James B. Duke Library highlights books in The Last Interview series. Hannah Arendt: The Last Interview and Other Conversations In these interviews—including her final interview given in October 1973, in the midst of Watergate and the Yom Kippur War—Hannah Arendt discusses politics, war, protest movements, the Eichmann trial, Jewish identity, and language […]

What on Earth?

A new display in the Sanders Science Library highlights climate change. Titles include: The hockey stick and the climate wars: dispatches from the front lines Global weirdness: severe storms, deadly heat waves, relentless drought, rising seas, and the weather of the future Climate change: examining the facts What we’re fighting for now is each other: […]

On Display: MayX

Have you considered signing up for an on-campus May Experience course? We have a display up as you enter James B. Duke Library that has more information. What is the May Experience? The May Experience is a 3-week term that moves out of the classroom, melding theory with practice for intensive learning experiences. It offers […]