Furman's new Institute for the Advancement of Community Health will be devoted to supporting healthier lifestyles in the local community.Read more
The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health (IACH) will allow students and faculty to be more strategically involved in the work of community organizations devoted to supporting healthier lifestyles.
The university is one of only three schools nationwide to receive CUR's Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment.
The new strategic vision, which will transform the student experience, combines a liberal arts education with immersive experiences outside the classroom.
The grant will support a collaboration of undergraduate research teams at 25 primarily undergraduate institutions nationwide.
Sixty-one students joined the nation’s oldest and most prestigious academic society during a special initiation ceremony this spring.
The National Science Foundation has awarded grants through the Graduate Research Fellowship Program to four Furman students and alumni.
Nine Furman faculty and staff members have received grants from the Associated Colleges of the South (ACS), an organization serving 16 nationally ranked liberal arts institutions. ACS Faculty Development Grants are funded by the Mellon Foundation and the Woodruff Foundation. The grants support projects that develop method rather than content, have a direct impact on student learning and assessment of that learning, and help increase the efficiency and reduce the cost of a liberal arts education.
Furman chemistry professor Lon Knight has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in recognition of his accomplishments in the scientific community. He was among 347 Fellows worldwide to be honored in 2015 for their contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership. Election as an AAAS Fellow is bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. Dr. Knight will be honored in February 2016 at the AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Furman has received a $22.3 million grant from The Duke Endowment to strengthen and support one of the University’s premier merit scholarship programs. The grant includes $22 million for the University’s endowment to augment Furman’s James B. Duke Scholarship program, which provides full-tuition scholarships to students who display “exceptional academic achievement and distinctive personal accomplishment.” The remaining $300,000 is operational funding that will support the University’s ongoing initiatives to enhance the Duke Scholars’ academic experiences.