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Women & LGBTQ+ in STEM

A new display in the Sanders Science Library highlights women and LGBTQ+ in STEM. Furman University professors are featured and library materials include: The only woman in the room : why science is still a boys’ club Women in science: then and now The man who knew too much : Alan Turing and the invention […]

Discovery by Design

As Chrissy Hicks ’20 clicked play on her laptop, music that has not been heard for centuries filled the quiet study area in Furman’s Special Collections. The product of ten weeks of meticulous study and transcription, Hicks brought these original Medieval music manuscripts back to life. Her project is part of the Special Collections and […]

Furman Faces

If you’ve walked into the Duke Library recently, you’ve probably seen the new display in the library’s foyer titled “Furman Faces: Pictures from the Bonhomie Yearbook.” This display (and all the foyer displays) was organized and executed by Nancy Sloan, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. The photographs represent 116 years of student history from Furman’s time […]

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 […]

Speaking Our Minds

Visit the James B. Duke Library to view an exhibit about free speech. Titles include: We must not be afraid to be free : stories of free expression in America Freedom for the thought that we hate : a biography of the First Amendment Campus hate speech on trial The soul of the First Amendment […]

Exhibition: Collecting History

Collecting History: Coins, Banknotes, and Postage Stamps in Special Collections Exhibition Dates: June – August 2017 Collected by people of all ages and status, coins, banknotes and postage stamps serve a practical function, yet can be considered miniature works of art that reflect the history and culture of their time. Featuring national symbols, notable individuals […]

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 […]