Twenty Rhodes Students Compete in Fulbright Award Competition for 2021-2022

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and provides grants for English teaching assistantships as well as for individually designed study/research projects. Twenty Rhodes students have been nominated for Fulbright U.S. Student awards to be used for the 2021-2022 academic year. Winners will be announced throughout Spring 2021.

Rhodes Announces 2020 Alumni Awards

Three annual alumni awards, presented annually at Alumni Convocation during Homecoming and Reunion Weekend are announced. Chloe Hakim-Moore ’16 is recipient of the 2020 Young Alumni Award, Melanie A. Hillard ’92 has been selected as the 2020 Black Student Association Distinguished Alumni Award, and Allen Reynolds ’60 is the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award.

Prof. Kiren Khan and Her Research Team Examine Impact of Summer Success Kindergarten Readiness Program

Dr. Kiren Khan, assistant professor of psychology, has been supervising a team of Rhodes students on research related to the Summer Success kindergarten readiness program she co-developed with researchers at The Ohio State University and implemented in Memphis across the previous two summers. Four psychology majors who are members of Khan’s Language and Literacy Lab were involved in summer 2020 research. They are Taylor Duncan ’21, Eraine Leland ’21, Meredith Schoel ’21, and Leticia Rosas ’22.

Prof. Jackson’s New Book Up for Prestigious Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction

A new book by Professor of History Dr. Jeffrey H. Jackson has been selected for the longlist for the 2021 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, which is a joint initiative of Carnegie Corporation of New York and the American Library Association. Only 46 books were chosen. The book is titled Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis.

Rhodes Alumnae Develop “Ask The Experts” Series for Rhodes Professors to Delve Into America’s Big Issues

Carly Goeman and Kelsey Hope, both attorneys and members of the Rhodes Class of 2011, participated in mock trial while students. Goeman captained teams, and Hope even went on to compete during law school. Now the two have relied on relationships formed during their college mock trial experiences to get a new video series off the ground, branded as Ask The Experts.

Nov. 10 Launch Set for Prof. Jeffrey Jackson’s Book About Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis

Rhodes College Professor of History Dr. Jeffrey H. Jackson describes his new book as the “World War II you’ve never heard before.” Paper Bullets: Two Artists Who Risked Their Lives to Defy the Nazis (Algonquin Books, 2020) tells the story of Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe, who drew on their skills as Parisian avant-garde artists to use psychological warfare to demoralize and intimidate Nazi troops occupying their adopted home on the British Channel Island of Jersey.