Category Archives: Education

John Templeton Foundation Awards $230K Grant to Furman Philosophy Professor Epright and Furman Psychology Graduate Harden

[caption id="attachment_11856" align="alignleft" width="960"] Carmela Epright, Furman University Department of Philosophy[/caption] With the funding, researchers will study moral luck and social justice. GREENVILLE, S.C.—A $231,000 grant from the John Templeton Foundation has been awarded to Furman University philosophy professor Carmela Epright, and 2003 Furman psychology graduate Paige Harden, now an associate professor of psychology at…
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Research aims to improve water management during extreme droughts

CLEMSON — Research from Clemson University could help scientists, engineers and policymakers better understand drought, considered to be the world’s most widespread natural disaster. With the help of a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation, Ashok Mishra, an assistant professor of civil engineering, is building a computer model that will incorporate more factors…
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Clemson agriculture college names associate dean for undergraduate studies

CLEMSON — Clemson University’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences has named Jean A. Bertrand Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. [caption id="attachment_11733" align="alignleft" width="275"] Jean Bertrand[/caption] Bertrand has served as Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs for the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences since 2006. Prior to her time at UGA,…
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Wofford Interim class explores community life in the Carolina Foothills

[caption id="attachment_11726" align="alignleft" width="400"] Wofford Interim class explores community life in the Carolina Foothills[/caption] SPARTANBURG, S.C. (February 6, 2017) — Lydia Estes, a first-year student at Wofford College from Carlisle, Pa., never thought she’d get to meet with Tawana Weicker, TEDx speaker and CEO of Warhorse Solutions, or have the chance to tour a multi-million…
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GTCHS Board Of Directors Election

Greenville Technical Charter School is opening annual board elections.  Candidate filing date will be February 17, 2017. The statute governing charter schools provides parents/guardians and faculty/staff members with the opportunity to elect the Greenville Technical Charter High School Board of Directors.  Each family receives one vote per child currently enrolled in GTCHS. Full time school…
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Greenville Technical College selects professor and adjunct professor for honors

[gallery size="medium" columns="2" ids="11688,11689"] Amber Morgan was selected as Professor of the Year at Greenville Technical College from the approximately 350 faculty members who work across five campuses. Morgan is department head for Academic Connections at the college, working to increase student success through initiatives including a First-Year Experience Program that enhances student engagement and…
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Princeton Review names Clemson a top ‘college that pays you back’

[caption id="attachment_11723" align="alignleft" width="1498"] The R.M. Cooper Library at Clemson University bustles with activity, Jan. 26, 2017. (Photo by Ken Scar)[/caption] CLEMSON — Clemson University is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company…
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Historian Doug Egerton Speaks About Reconstruction and Film “Glory”

[caption id="attachment_11611" align="alignleft" width="200"] Doug Egerton[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—Doug Egerton, professor of history at Le Moyne College (Syracuse, N.Y.) will deliver the 2017 George B. Tindall Memorial Lecture in History Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. in Johns Hall 101 on the campus of Furman University. His talk, “Thunder at the Gates: The Black Civil War…
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Wofford again among Princeton Review’s ‘Colleges That Pay You Back’

2017 edition of nation’s best for outstanding academics and affordability SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Wofford College continues to be recognized as one of the nation’s best colleges for providing an excellent education at an affordable price. The college is included in The Princeton Review’s “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools that Give You the…
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WWI Exhibition Now Open at Furman University James B. Duke Library

[caption id="attachment_11609" align="alignleft" width="1309"] Furman's original copy of "Spirit of the American Doughboy” makes a trek to Duke Library. (Furman University Photo)[/caption] GREENVILLE, S.C.—A new exhibition marking the United States World War I Centennial is now on display at Furman’s James B. Duke Library. The exhibition, “Over Here, Over There: Greenville in the Great War,”…
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