Unfounded fear helps fuel police violenceFurman University
Research shows that policing is a relatively safe job, but fear stoked by and among officers put black lives in danger.
How Black Lives Matter commemorations can create lasting change in communities
John McArthur, an expert on social distancing, explains why the behavior is so difficult, and how we can convince ourselves to do it anyway.
Frank Provenzano, a Furman University instructor in psychology and a clinical psychologist for more than 40 years, offers five key relationships tips for any intimate partnership.
The 'optical glucometer' is able to measure glucose levels by taking a specialized photo of the eye with sophisticated infrared sensors, eliminating the need for needles, blood or physical contact of any kind.
When she saw the trailer for the movie “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” psychologist and body image researcher Kerstin Blomquist’s first thought was, “Oh, no. They’re doing it again!” Blomquist studies how to prevent disordered eating and how to promote a positive body image. She thought Hollywood had made another movie perpetuating negative stereotypes about people with obesity. Then, she saw the movie. “The movie was surprisingly better than I expected." She talks about what the movie got right, and what it could have done a little better.
Furman University has received a $3.4 million gift to support the school’s nationally recognized Bridges to a Brighter Future, a college access program for high school students whose greatest challenges exist outside the classroom.
The work of Furman classics professor Christopher Blackwell and Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in digitizing the Venetus A manuscript recently was cited by Google.
In his book, The Quest to Feel Good, Furman University psychology professor Dr. Paul Rasmussen examines the power of emotions and the important role they play in mental health. And he says we should listen to the message before trying to subdue the messenger.
Furman University will use a $340,000 grant from the S.C. Energy Office for a new installation of solar panels.
The 2010 Southern Regional Conference for Institutes for Learning in Retirement will take place at Furman University on July 21-23.
An intensive two-week Chinese language and culture camp at Furman University this summer will allow high school students to take their Chinese skills to new levels. Students will study and live with native Chinese language teachers, interact via webcam with high school language partners in China, and plan a virtual trip across China, exploring the history and architecture of bustling Beijing to remote Xinjiang.
As companies become increasingly focused on implementing sustainable business strategies, Furman University will offer a new program this fall that will help executives manage the challenges of a socially conscious business environment.
On March 2, 2010, Furman University hosted a panel discussion titled “Greening our World: Sustainable Colleges, Corporations and Communities.” The discussion, moderated by former New York Times environmental reporter Andrew Revkin and featuring former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Christine Todd Whitman as one of five panelists, is available for viewing online.
Furman University psychology professor Gil Einstein will receive the Council on Undergraduate Research’s highest award for his role in developing Furman’s nationally recognized research programs for undergraduates.
Furman University is featured in a new case study by Clean Air-Cool Planet, an organization that seeks and promotes solutions to global warming. The study recognizes Furman’s unique approach to planning for sustainability initiatives on campus and beyond.
Christine Todd Whitman will teach and deliver a March 2 public lecture at Furman University as the Riley Institute's Woodrow Wilson Fellow-in-Residence. Her topic will be "The Changing Nature of Environmental Policy: How We Got Where We Are and How We'll Get Where We're Going."
What if the energy generated by Furman University students exercising in the fitness center could be harnessed and then converted into electricity to power the building? It’s no pipe dream, and the Class of 2010 plans to bring the technology to campus as its senior gift to Furman.
PBS journalist Judy Woodruff will be the keynote speaker Jan. 11 in Columbia, S.C., as Furman University's Riley Institute presents its annual legislative leadership award.
The master plan proposes a long-range, comprehensive approach to infuse more sustainable practices, policies and pedagogy into all aspects of Furman life. It also outlines specific steps the university can take over the next 17 years to achieve a zero carbon footprint.
Rod Smolla, one of America's foremost First Amendment scholars and Dean of the School of Law at Washington and Lee University, has been named the 11th president of Furman University. His appointment becomes effective July 1, 2010.
Furman University has received a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that will allow the university to install an environmentally friendly geothermal heat pump system in a student housing complex. It is estimated the new system iwill save the university more than $2 million in energy costs over the next 20 years and substantially reduce its carbon footprint.
Even though the fees and expenses associated with a mutual fund can greatly affect a shareholder’s return, consumers are more likely to focus on past performance and virtually ignore cost information, researchers at Furman and Radford universities have discovered.
What is the best way to fully appreciate Henry David Thoreau's Walden? For a course at Furman University this spring, the answer was a bit unusual. Spend one week reading the book and another week building a replica of the rustic cabin that Thoreau lived in while writing much of the book.
The Cliffs Cottage at Furman University has all the latest technological innovations in sustainable living. Geothermal heating and cooling, two solar technologies, bamboo floors, furniture made from reclaimed wood, even cisterns that collect rainwater from the roof. The home has 3,400 square feet, but is so energy efficient that it can be heated and cooled for less than $75 a month.
Furman University has announced it will participate in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program, allowing qualified post-9/11 veterans to attend the university tuition-free. The new program allows veterans to attend private colleges and universities tuition-free, with the schools and Veterans Affairs funding equally the costs that exceed the highest in-state public tuition rate.
Dr. Julian Reed, an associate professor of health and exercise science at Furman University, has written a book about ways that elementary school teachers can help their students become more physically fit while they are in the classroom. "Active Education: Lessons for Integrating Physical Activity with Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies" was just released by Nova Publishers.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, known as Africa's "Iron Lady," will visit Furman University Monday, April 13. Her talk, a conversation with Furman president David E. Shi, is sponsored by Furman's Riley Institute and Water of Life's Global Pebble Project. The event is free and open to the public.
Furman University will host a two-day national conference on United States-China Relations April 7-8. Minister Xie Feng, Deputy Chief of Mission from the Chinese Embassy in the United States, will deliver the opening keynote address on Tuesday, April 7.