Category Archives: Education

Anderson University College of Health Professions Dean Gains Prestigious Recognition

[caption id="attachment_19949" align="alignleft" width="214"] Dr. Don Peace, Dean of the Anderson University College of Business[/caption] Dr. Don Peace, Dean of the Anderson University College of Health Professions, was recently re-certified as a Fellow in the America College of Healthcare Executives. The American College of Healthcare Executives is an international professional society of 40,000 healthcare executives…
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Furman University again selected as Beckman Scholar institution

[caption id="attachment_19906" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Furman has been awarded seven consecutive funding cycles since the Beckman Scholars Program began in 1998.[/caption] Furman has been awarded seven consecutive funding cycles since the Beckman Scholars Program began in 1998. Release is online: http://bit.ly/2DGNUb5 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University’s Department of Chemistry has once again been selected to…
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SC Teacher Recruitment and Retention Concerns Continue

Rock Hill – The Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention, and Advancement (CERRA) has released its South Carolina Annual Educator Supply and Demand Report for the 2017-18 school year. As has been the trend in recent years, more public school teachers are leaving their positions, causing more vacancies and the need for more teachers to fill…
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Upstate leaders selected to become Riley Diversity Fellows

[caption id="attachment_19638" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Forty-two leaders from the Upstate will participate in the Riley Institute's Diversity Leaders Initiative this spring.[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Forty-two leaders from the Upstate and surrounding area have been selected to participate in the Riley Institute at Furman’s Diversity Leaders Initiative (DLI) this spring. “Though we are a diverse population, discovering ways in…
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Furman’s Riley Institute landmark study shows positive impact of public Montessori programs in S.C.

[caption id="attachment_19629" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Furman's Riley Institute landmark study shows positive impact of public Montessori programs in S.C.[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—With support from the Self Family Foundation and the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee, the Riley Institute at Furman University has completed a five-year study of Montessori education in South Carolina’s public schools. Showing evidence of…
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Furman psychology professor Gilles Einstein receives lifetime achievement award

[caption id="attachment_19621" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Gilles O. Einstein, Department of Psychology, was named co-recipient of a 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the International Conference of Prospective Memory.[/caption] Einstein’s work in prospective memory has garnered international recognition. GREENVILLE, S.C.—Gilles O. Einstein, Professor of Psychology at Furman University, was named co-recipient of a 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award…
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Furman University president Elizabeth Davis elected to CIC board of directors

[caption id="attachment_19555" align="alignnone" width="1143"] Elizabeth Davis became President of Furman in 2014. She will serve a one-year term for the CIC board of directors.[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University President Elizabeth Davis has been elected to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors. Davis will serve a one-year term from January 2018 to January 2019.…
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Siemens taps Clemson students to mitigate Baby Boomer exodus from its work force

[caption id="attachment_19600" align="alignnone" width="626"] Six Clemson University marketing students celebrate after presenting the findings of their undergraduate research project about passing institutional knowledge from Baby Boomers to new hires at SIEMENS headquarters building in Atlanta, Ga., Dec. 1, 2017. (Photo by Ken Scar)[/caption] CLEMSON – What happens to a company if it abruptly loses a…
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University of California Santa Cruz professor Zachos speaks about global climate change Jan. 25

[caption id="attachment_19553" align="alignnone" width="1070"] James Zachos, Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, will speak at Furman Jan. 25[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar James Zachos, professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences at University of California Santa Cruz, will speak Thursday, Jan. 25 at 5:30 p.m. in Plyler Hall, Patrick…
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Furman chemistry professor Greg Springsteen and Furman undergraduates study origins of life

[caption id="attachment_19534" align="alignnone" width="1140"] Junior Chandler Joel Rhea and professor Greg Springsteen carried out their research in the Furman chemistry lab.[/caption] Findings, which cover five years of experiments, are published in Nature Communications. Release is online: http://bit.ly/2mo5gP8 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—Where did we come from? Probably few questions are as challenging to scientists as…
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