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High Noon spring series begins March 28

Kyle Longest's research focuses on how teens make the transition out of high school.

Kyle Longest, an associate professor of sociology at Furman University, will kick off the university’s High Noon spring lecture series Wednesday, March 28 with a talk about how young adults are navigating the age-old tensions between science and religion.

His talk, “In 7 Days or 7 Million Years? How Emerging Adults Construct the Relationship Between Religion and Science,” begins at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman. It is free and open to the public.

Longest’s talk is the first of four lectures by Furman professors in the spring series.  The others are history professor Carolyn Day (April 4), economics professor Jason Jones (April 11) and earth and environmental sciences professor Matthew Cohen (April 18).

All lectures begin at noon and last one hour.  The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

Longest, who joined the Furman faculty in 2009, is a graduate of Indiana University and earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research centers on understanding how teens make the transition out of high school, focusing on substance use, religion and academic behaviors.

A complete schedule of High Noon events can be found here.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or

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