Prof. Jennifer D. Sciubba to Discuss Her New Book—8 Billion and Counting—and Sign Copies on Campus

Dr. Jennifer D. Sciubba, associate professor of international studies at Rhodes College and a political demographer, has a new book out titled 8 Billion and Counting: How Sex, Death, and Migration Shape Our World. On April 12 on campus, she will give a talk and sign copies of the book. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 6 p.m. in Blount Auditorium of Buckman Hall.

Students Bring Renaissance Writer and Philosopher to Life in Barret Library Exhibit

Students enrolled in Prof. Scott Newstok’s Special Topics seminar in the fall of 2021 became intimately acquainted with Michel de Montaigne, a revolutionary writer and thinker and one of Shakespeare’s major influences. In conceiving the course, Newstok approached Associate Director of Barret Library William Short to see whether they could create a curatorial experience for the students, focusing on themes in Montaigne's writing. The successful exhibition in Barret Library brought the writer to life for both the students and spectators.

A Full House: Rhodes Theatre Guild Stages Successful Production of Little Women

The audience kept coming until no seats were left in McCoy Theatre for Rhodes Theatre Guild’s (RTG) production of Little Women: The Musical April 1-3. “Thanks to everyone’s dedication to the project, we were able to put this show together after only three and a half weeks of rehearsals!" says RTG President Annalee McConnell ’22. “It was an honor to perform on the McCoy Theatre mainstage for three sold-out performances, and I think the success of the show is really a testament to the talent of this group of artists and the love of theater that persists on campus.”

Taylor Elliott Presents at Annual American Epilepsy Society Conference

Elliott has been a Le Bonheur Summer Plus Research Fellow since his sophomore year. “I was immediately drawn to the Le Bonheur program,” says Elliott. “It offers a full clinical experience that concludes with the completion of a research project, so it’s an amazing opportunity for students in any discipline on the pre-med track.” In December, he was invited to the annual American Epilepsy Society conference in Chicago to present his clinical research project on the anti-seizure medication cenobamate—the first Rhodes student to attend the event.

Rhodes College to Host Project SEED Program This Summer to Develop Young Scientists

Rhodes College’ Department of Chemistry will host this summer the American Chemical Society’s Project SEED program that provides research and growth opportunities for high school students with diverse identities and socioeconomic backgrounds so they can be empowered to advance and enrich the chemical science discipline. First-time students will receive a $3,200 stipend.

Rhodes Mock Trial Team Headed to Nationals

The Rhodes College mock trial A team has qualified to compete in the American Mock Trial Association National Championship Tournament to be held April 8-10 in Lancaster, PA. Teams competed March 11-13 in the first weekend of the Opening Round Championship Series qualifiers to determine the top 48 advancing to the nationals.