Category Archives: Education

Riley Institute at Furman Receives Grant to Expand Study of Montessori Education

[caption id="attachment_21072" align="alignnone" width="1140"] ©2018. Courtesy American Montessori Society. Used with permission. All rights reserved.[/caption] New randomized control trial to explore Montessori’s potential for closing achievement gap is among largest of its kind FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GREENVILLE, S.C.—The Riley Institute at Furman University has been selected to join a research team that will explore how…
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USC Upstate’s Career Closet Receives Donation from Enterprise Holdings Foundation

[caption id="attachment_21067" align="alignnone" width="1280"] From left, alumnus Kris Walker and Alisha Fligg, both of Enterprise, pay it forward with a donation to the Career Closet. Also pictured are Sherry McAdams, director of Career Services, Jessie Cochran, Career Services coordinator, and Stephen Frey, director of annual giving.[/caption] Alumnus Kris Walker ’08 was thinking about all things…
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Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Students Focus of Anderson University Forum

While the growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning make higher education more important than ever, it has the potential to create roadblocks to low-income students seeking a college degree. That's the thesis of Dr. Alice Anne Bailey, an applied social psychologist and director of the Go Alliance, a national program of the Southern Regional…
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Emory University’s Melvin Konner to Deliver Townes Lecture on Faith and Reason March 20

[caption id="attachment_20974" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Melvin J. Konner delivers Furman University's Charles Townes Lecture on Faith and Reason[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Cultural anthropologist Melvin J. Konner of Emory University will deliver the Charles H. Townes Lecture on Faith and Reason Tuesday, March 20 at 7 p.m. in Shaw Hall of the Melvin and Dollie Younts Conference Center…
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Nobel laureate to speak at Clemson

CLEMSON — Renowned chemist Robert H. Grubbs, who won a Nobel prize for unlocking the door for new customizable polymers and other advanced materials, will speak at Clemson University April 11. The event is free and open to the public and will be streamed live at https://ensemble.clemson.edu/hapi/permalink/Fy34Rkq7. “Few Nobel laureates have spoken on campus in…
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Southern Wesleyan University salutes public servants

[caption id="attachment_20897" align="alignleft" width="300"] Seneca Mayor Dan Alexander, left, and S.C. Vocational Rehabilitation Oconee-Pickens Area Supervisor Sheila Ford meet Southern Wesleyan University students Zella Wilson and Allen Williams, right, during Southern Wesleyan’s annual Government and Legislative Appreciation Luncheon Feb. 26. Williams is a business major from Seneca and Wilson is a biology major from Central.…
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USC Upstate School of Education Completes CAEP Accreditation Visit

Spartanburg, S.C. – The University of South Carolina Upstate is pleased to announce that its School of Education has completed its self-study and accreditation visit through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Sarah-Hunt Barron, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Education, chaired the committee to ensure that USC Upstate’s commitment to…
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