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July 2020

Furman Community Silent Mindfulness Retreat Live-Online

July 16 @ 7:30 am

To support us in taking care of ourselves in these challenging times, the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection is offering free weekly drop-in mindfulness sessions that are open to the entire Furman community (students, staff, faculty, alum and friends). Each 30-minute Zoom session will include guided mindfulness meditation practice and some gentle mindful movement. Dr. Meghan Slining in the Health Science Department and Dr. Min-Ken Liao in the Biology Department will be the facilitators for these sessions. All are welcome!…

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Maximize Your Seat at the Table: Increase Your Confidence, Communication Skills and Political Savvy

July 21 @ 12:00 pm

A wise woman once said, “What difference does it make if you have a seat at the table if you don’t effectively use it?” The literal and proverbial “seat at the table” represents your ability to have a voice in your organization and successfully influence others. Some women struggle to get to the table. Others experience challenges maximizing their seat when they get there. To expand your influence, make a bigger impact, and more effectively achieve your professional goals, you…

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Humanities Public Lecture Series – Savita Nair

July 22 @ 6:00 pm

We are offering this selection of organized thoughts from some of Furman’s most illustrious professors of the humanities to divert, delight, and enlighten our community in small ways, or great ways, during this difficult summer. Tolle, Lege (“Take, Read”): Augustine of Hippo writes, in his Confessions, that at a critical moment in his life, he heard a child’s voicing chanting the Latin phrase tolle, lege, “take; read.” Wandering over to his scroll of scripture, he picked a passage at random,…

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Furman Community Silent Mindfulness Retreat Live-Online

July 23 @ 7:30 am

To support us in taking care of ourselves in these challenging times, the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection is offering free weekly drop-in mindfulness sessions that are open to the entire Furman community (students, staff, faculty, alum and friends). Each 30-minute Zoom session will include guided mindfulness meditation practice and some gentle mindful movement. Dr. Meghan Slining in the Health Science Department and Dr. Min-Ken Liao in the Biology Department will be the facilitators for these sessions. All are welcome!…

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Humanities Public Lecture Series – Margaret Oakes

July 29 @ 6:00 pm

We are offering this selection of organized thoughts from some of Furman’s most illustrious professors of the humanities to divert, delight, and enlighten our community in small ways, or great ways, during this difficult summer. Tolle, Lege (“Take, Read”): Augustine of Hippo writes, in his Confessions, that at a critical moment in his life, he heard a child’s voicing chanting the Latin phrase tolle, lege, “take; read.” Wandering over to his scroll of scripture, he picked a passage at random,…

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Furman Community Silent Mindfulness Retreat Live-Online

July 30 @ 7:30 am

To support us in taking care of ourselves in these challenging times, the Cothran Center for Vocational Reflection is offering free weekly drop-in mindfulness sessions that are open to the entire Furman community (students, staff, faculty, alum and friends). Each 30-minute Zoom session will include guided mindfulness meditation practice and some gentle mindful movement. Dr. Meghan Slining in the Health Science Department and Dr. Min-Ken Liao in the Biology Department will be the facilitators for these sessions. All are welcome!…

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What’s the Secret to Being Indispensable in Today’s Workplace?

July 30 @ 12:00 pm

In today’s high collaboration workplace, where you must deal with people up, down, sideways, and diagonal, the Go-to Person is the closest thing to indispensable. Join talent guru and bestselling author Bruce Tulgan for a talk where he shares his guidelines on how to succeed in today’s high collaboration workplace in which lines of authority are often unclear and his insights into how to be the indispensable go-to person. Bruce will cover how to: • Lead from wherever you are—align…

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August 2020

Humanities Public Lecture Series – Bryan Bibb

August 5 @ 6:00 pm

We are offering this selection of organized thoughts from some of Furman’s most illustrious professors of the humanities to divert, delight, and enlighten our community in small ways, or great ways, during this difficult summer. Tolle, Lege (“Take, Read”): Augustine of Hippo writes, in his Confessions, that at a critical moment in his life, he heard a child’s voicing chanting the Latin phrase tolle, lege, “take; read.” Wandering over to his scroll of scripture, he picked a passage at random,…

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The Most Important Thing

August 6 @ 12:00 pm

August 6th at 12:00 PM EDT In the face of massive disruption and change, some people thrive while others struggle. Why is that? In this special webinar Andy Bernstein will share with you: • What matters most for happiness in the face of change according to data from the world’s longest study, and why it’s not money, health, or even family • A new way to understand where stress comes from, and why traditional stress management is based on a…

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Doing the math: COVID-19 and social inequity

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
COVID-19 cells superimposed on numbers and charts

Professors at Furman University, University of Richmond, Rollins College and Trinity University have created a new online workshop, “Mathematics & Data Science Resources to Support Socially Relevant Teaching in the Time of COVID-19.” The live webinar describing the modules available in the workshop takes place Thursday, Aug. 6, 2-3:30 p.m. EDT. The workshop is the latest among nearly a dozen resources on the ACS website that explore topics like teaching languages, ensuring academic integrity, and the nuts and bolts of…

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