GREENVILLE, S.C.—Furman University's fall High Noon at FYI lecture series is currently underway and meets each Wednesday at noon in the FYI center in downtown Greenville.
The fall schedule consists of eight consecutive lectures by Furman professors that will run through Nov. 9.
All FYI lectures begin at noon and last approximately one hour. The FYI center is located at 612 South Main Street across from Mary’s Restaurant at Falls Cottage.
For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-2185 or e-mail Marie Newman-Rogers at email@example.com.
Here is the remaining portion of the schedule:
“Your Life is Your Monastery”
David Shaner, Professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies, Furman University
What does it mean to “be the best you can be?” Is it possible to live our lives holistically, where intellectual, physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs are combined and fulfilled? Dr. Shaner will discuss the relationship between organizational change and personal change as presented in his newest book, The Seven Arts of Change.
“Souls in Transition: The Religious and Moral Trajectories of American Adolescents”
Kyle C. Longest, Professor of Sociology
Among the most pressing concerns in the ever-changing global landscape is the seemingly moral degradation of younger generations. At the center of this apprehension is the perceived eroding influence of religion. Dr. Longest will discuss the findings from a national study that followed more than 3,000 American teens into young adulthood. He will focus on patterns of religiosity among this generation, and how they manage their religious faith in the transition into adulthood.
“Enhancing Learning and Memory: Remembering More without Working Harder”
Gil Einstein, Professor of Psychology, Furman University
Despite a lot of practice, we tend not to have a good understanding of how learning and memory work. For example, a common assumption is that the more information we process, the better we learn and memorize. But recent research shows this is not the case. Dr. Einstein will talk about how we learn, and offer strategies for efficiently improving learning and long-term retention.
Judy Bainbridge, Greenville Historian and Professor of English Emeritus, Furman University
For nearly 200 years, the WestEnd hilltop overlooking South Main Street and the Reedy River has tracked changes in Greenville life. Once a prosperous farm, then the site of Chicora College, and later a dusty group of little shops, it has seen fire, fads, dilapidation and revelry. Come hear former Furman Professor Judy Bainbridge tell the history of the area the FYI building calls home.
“Social Media and Transformations in a Global World”
Janet Kwami, Professor of Communication Studies
Recent citizen uprisings such as the Arab spring and London riots have spurred debate over the role of social media in mobilizing people for different causes, and freedom of expression in a digital age. Dr. Kwami will discuss the use of social media tools such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and IM in these recent events and the stakes of social appropriation of information and communication technologies in changing contemporary societies.