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The Montessori model and creativity

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Can school environment impact creativity among schoolchildren? Furman University’s Brooke Culclasure of the Riley Institute, David Fleming, Riley Institute researcher and professor in the Department of Politics and International Affairs, and Furman alumnus Daniel Zhang ’17 studied a total of nearly 150 children at a Montessori public school and children at a demographically similar traditional public school. Their findings were published in the Journal of Montessori Research.

Zhang, a Furman political science graduate, is a master’s candidate in the Security Studies Program at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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A Record-Breaking Giving Tuesday

The Furman family celebrated this year’s Giving Tuesday with a record number of dollars raised during the event.

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FSO and Oratorio Chorus present Handel’s ‘Messiah’

The performance takes place at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in McAlister Auditorium. Tickets are $5-$20.

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Furman professor elected fellow of AAAS

Chemist George Shields is the 11th faculty member at Furman to become a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Furman plays role in NSF grant to advance women in STEM

Advancing STEM Careers by Empowering Network Development involves six partner institutions and up to 75 participants from colleges and universities across three regions.