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$300,000 NSF MRI grant awarded to Furman, Mount Holyoke, Richmond to expand program for young chemists

The three-year grant is earmarked for the purchase of an additional high-performance computer cluster to join existing MERCURY resources hosted offsite. The grant will enable 13 more undergraduate-focused research groups to benefit, growing the...
4-Oct-2023 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Wamsley awarded NSF grant to study impact of wakeful rest on memory

Erin Wamsley is the Herman N. Hipp Associate Professor of Psychology in Furman University's Department of Psychology and Program in Neuroscience. She was awarded a $562,000 NSF RUI grant to study mechanisms of memory consolidation in offline...
21-Aug-2023 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Furman chemists receive $1 million grant to create technology to better analyze air particles

Mac Gilliland, assistant professor of chemistry and Mary Elizabeth Anderson, professor of chemistry, will work with engineers and scientists at 908 Devices, a mass spec manufacturer in Boston. At least a dozen Furman undergraduate students will also...
26-Jul-2023 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newly Named Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities Casts Wide Net

Furman University has announced the Shi Institute for Sustainable Communities, a hub composed of three centers aimed at addressing sustainability solutions across education, research and leadership. Formerly known as the David E. Shi Center for...
27-Oct-2020 12:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Krebs Cycle replication offers new clues to life’s origins

Furman University chemistry graduate and first-year Emory Ph.D. candidate Trent Stubbs authors a new study in Nature Chemistry that may fundamentally alter humanity's understanding of the origin of life on Earth and where else in the universe it may...
12-Oct-2020 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Unfounded fear helps fuel police violence

Research shows that policing is a relatively safe job, but fear stoked by and among officers put black lives in danger.
24-Jun-2020 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

After the Protests: How Communities Can Make Systemic Change

How Black Lives Matter commemorations can create lasting change in communities
24-Jun-2020 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Pausing during the pandemic

Short consumer article with advice and tips for using the pandemic down time to reflect on who and what you want to be.
2-Apr-2020 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Help for Ted Lasso and Nathan Shelley; A Furman psychology professor weighs in on the strained relationship

If you follow Ted Lasso, the hit show on Apple TV+, you know the rift between the affable, golden retriever of a coach and the sometimes sweet, sometimes very angry former kitman Nathan Shelley is one of the most intriguing storylines of the series....
4-May-2023 5:20 PM EDT

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The Pandemic Philosopher

This is a feature story about Furman University professor of philosophy Aaron Simmons, who started a YoutTube channel of selfie videos with encouraging and educational messages.
14-Apr-2020 3:05 PM EDT

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