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Furman University Scholar Exchange

Did you realize that the Furman University Scholar Exchange (FUSE) is fully integrated with Google Scholar? When users search Google Scholar, your research in FUSE appears high in their search results. This means your research is being downloaded and read more frequently. If you have research in FUSE, you can keep track of how often it’s viewed […]

Pitts Room Tech Upgrade

The Pitts Room, located on the 2nd floor of the James B. Duke Library, received a major technology upgrade, adding the best features of a “smart classroom” to the space. We now have an LCD projector and large screen for presentations, together with a complete computer, DVD, Apple TV, and overhead document camera housed in […]

Click here to win a private study room!

The library has created a private, upgraded study room reserved for the “Scholar of the Month” and their friends.  Perks include: exclusive access to the upgraded study room during October (think of it as your own office in the library!) floor-to-ceiling dry erase wall comfy lounge chair large study table with 4 chairs bookcase to store […]

Shubh Navratri!

Navratri: September 21– September 30, 2017 by Krissa Stewart, Library Intern, Summer 2017 Navratri is a nine day Hindu festival celebrated in the fall of each year. In the eastern and north eastern states of India, Navratri is synonymous with Durga Puja, when the warrior goddess Durga battled a buffalo demon to help restore dharma. […]

Rosh Hashanah: To a Good Year

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time for self-reflection and examination of conscience. It is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. This year, Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on September 20 and ends at nightfall on September 22. The holiday is a time to […]

Summer Research and Creative Fellows

Please join us for a presentation from Emory Conetta ’18 and Chrissy Hicks ’20, the inaugural Special Collections and Archives Summer Research and Creative Fellows, to learn about their research projects in women’s history and medieval music. Thursday, September 21st at 4pm in the Pitts Room of the James B. Duke Library.

P.S. Remove the records!

When British troops began to advance toward the United States’ new capital of Washington in the summer of 1814, it was clear that government leaders had not prepared an adequate defense for the city and its government buildings. Upon seeing the British advancing toward Washington, Secretary of State James Monroe, dispatched a note to President […]

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 […]

Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month

    From September 15th to October 15th, organizations around the U.S. will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the many contributions that Hispanic Americans have made to our society. Do you need to brush up on your Spanish or Portuguese? Mango Languages offers Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), and Portuguese courses. Mango Languages is an online […]

Freshmen Hazing at Furman

Freshmen hazing was an accepted part of life at Furman University throughout most of  the twentieth century. Freshmen, referred to as “rats,” were required to wear “rat caps” like the beanie pictured above. They were sometimes required to wear rat ears and signs around their necks identifying themselves as rats.  A ceremony called Rat Court […]