Category Archives: Education

College of Science graduate student featured in PBS and BBC specials

[caption id="attachment_15937" align="alignnone" width="1280"] Kaitlyn Hanley, a graduate student in biological sciences, is interviewed by the BBC. Image Credit: Kaitlyn Hanley[/caption] BEARTOOTH MOUNTAINS, Yellowstone National Park — At the base of mountain cliffs and valley shoulders in western North America lives small mammals that look like a cross between a rabbit and a guinea pig.…
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Furman University Accepting Applications For Corporate Sustainability Program

GREENVILLE, S.C.—Applications for the Furman University Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability are now being accepted. The Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability is a program of Furman’s Center for Corporate and Professional Development. Sessions begin January 25, 2018 and run through May 18, 2018. The program includes five sessions which take place Thursday (8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)…
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Sherman College Becomes Tobacco-Free Campus

Recognizing the health hazards caused by tobacco use and exposure, Sherman College of Chiropractic has updated its policies and is now a tobacco-free environment. The Carolinas’ only chiropractic college, located in Spartanburg, updated its student and employee handbooks this April, banning the use of any tobacco product, including smokeless tobacco products and e-cigarettes. Sherman College…
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Riley Institute At Furman Announces Afterschool & Expanded Learning Policy Fellows

GREENVILLE, S.C.— Sixteen leaders in the field of afterschool and expanded learning nationwide have been selected as White-Riley-Peterson (WRP) Policy Fellows as part of a partnership between the Riley Institute at Furman University and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. The new class of WRP Policy Fellows brings the total number of program participants to 91…
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Clemson names founding dean for College of Science

[caption id="attachment_15634" align="alignleft" width="233"] Cynthia YoungImage Credit: University of Central Florida[/caption] CLEMSON — Cynthia Y. Young, vice provost for Faculty Excellence and UCF Global at the University of Central Florida, has been chosen to lead the College of Science at Clemson University as its founding dean. A professor of mathematics, Young will begin on Aug. 15. As…
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Clemson University Foundation names six new board members

CLEMSON – Six new members have joined the Clemson University Foundation board of directors for four-year terms beginning July 1. The board also re-elected E. Mitchell “Mitch” Norville of Greenville chairman and Robert B. Hambright of Blowing Rock, North Carolina, vice chairman. Norville of Greenville is the owner of Atlantic South Development Inc. He is a 1980 Clemson graduate with a Bachelor…
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Clemson researchers’ advancement in microscopy published in chemistry journal

[caption id="attachment_15546" align="alignleft" width="224"] Principal investigator Jason McNeill (left) and graduate student Yifei Jiang work together in the College of Science’s department of chemistry. Image Credit: Muskendol Novoa[/caption] CLEMSON, South Carolina — Visualizing biological cells under a microscope was just made clearer thanks to research conducted by graduate student Yifei Jiang and principal investigator Jason…
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Spartanburg Methodist College announces new chaplain

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Spartanburg Methodist College (SMC) president Scott Cochran announces that Rev. Timothy Drum, II, will become the college’s chaplain and director of church relations. Drum will officially join SMC July 17, 2017. “Rev. Drum brings to his new role a passion for involving students in the planning, implementation and leadership of their campus Christian…
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USC Upstate Hires Chief Philanthropic Officer

[caption id="attachment_15404" align="alignleft" width="200"] Dr. Meredith N. Brunen[/caption] Spartanburg, S.C. – Dr. Meredith N. Brunen joins the University of South Carolina Upstate on July 3 as the Vice Chancellor for University Advancement, where she serves as the chief philanthropic officer and executive director of the University of South Carolina Upstate Foundation. As a principal advisor…
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Furman Recognizes Graduates Of Postgraduate Diploma In Corporate Sustainability

GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Furman University recently recognized the following Class of 2017 graduates of the Postgraduate Diploma in Corporate Sustainability: Jane Arrington, Greenville Water Mark Borgsteede, Greenville Technical College Walter Bridgham, WestPoint Home LLC Linda Clark, Southern Weaving Robyn Knox, Southern Weaving Keith Lang, WestPoint Home LLC Eddie Lanier,…
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