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Furman Libraries Summer Internship

Have you ever wanted to experience behind-the-scenes in a library to explore a possible career? Are you looking for a productive way to spend your summer? This summer, the Furman Libraries will again offer a full-time internship for Furman undergraduates. Designed for students with an expressed interest in library and/or information science, this internship will […]

Happy Birthday, Nick!

Copernicus’ Secret: How the Scientific Revolution Began Before we began to explore the vastness of our universe with daring missions like launching a billionaire’s mid-sized sedan into space, or attempting to communicate with extraterrestrial beings through artistic images of a balding man blankly consuming a bagel, Europeans sat mostly oblivious to the vastness around them. […]

Overlooked No More

Since 1851, The New York Times has published thousands of obituaries, capturing the lives and legacies of people who have influenced the world in which we live. But many important figures were left out. These remarkable black men and women never received obituaries in The New York Times – until now. Their stories have been […]

Raging Against Aging

A new display in the Sanders Science Library highlights aging and longevity. Titles include: Chips, clones, and living beyond 100 : how far will the biosciences take us? Ending aging : the rejuvenation breakthroughs that could reverse human aging in our lifetime  Long for this world : the strange science of immortality The long tomorrow […]

Primary and Secondary Sources in the Sciences

You may be familiar with the distinction between primary and secondary sources in the humanities. There, a primary source is an account from someone who experienced the event – a first-person account. A secondary source is written by someone who was not there. Likewise, a science primary source is written by someone who experienced the […]

Up All Night in the Science Library

Anytime is the right time to study in the Sanders Science Library during finals week. We’ll be open all night before exam days, so come on over when you need that perfect place to review for exams or finish up term papers. And, as always, the snack fairy arrives at midnight! Sanders Science Library Exam Week […]

Lab Life: Chemists and Their Contributions

Lab Life: Chemists and Their Contributions A new display in the Sanders Science Library highlights biographies of chemists. The Experimental Self: Humphry Davy and the Making of a Man of Science Walther Nernst: Pioneer of Physics and of Chemistry Master Mind: The Rise and Fall of Fritz Haber, the Nobel Laureate Who Launched the Age […]

A Librarian in Your Pocket

A Librarian in your Pocket Got a question and a cell phone? Text your librarian at (864) 214-7172.

Director of Libraries Retiring

Dr. Janis Bandelin, who has served as Furman’s Director of Libraries since 1996, is set to retire in December. Janis attended the University of California at Davis, majoring in English and received her elementary and secondary teaching credentials. Seeking adventure and international work experience, she taught junior high and high school students at the Collegio […]