Rhodes Plays Host to National Mock Trial Championship Tournament, Eldridge Receives Award

Smart. Talented. Articulate. Dedicated. These words aptly describe the top 48 out of 700 mock trial teams in the nation that were in Memphis April 14-16 for the 38th American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Championship. The event was hosted by Rhodes College and sponsored by Burch, Porter & Johnson and The University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

Richards Selected for National Senior Leadership Academy

Dr. Rashna Richards, dean for faculty development, reviews, and assessment at Rhodes, has been admitted into the 2023-2024 Senior Leadership Academy of the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academic Leadership Institute.Up to 40 participants are selected for the competitive year-long program, which is designed for administrators to acquire knowledge, skills, and experience germane to the responsibilities and activities central to the work of a vice president or cabinet officer.

Two Rhodes College Students Named 2023 Goldwater Scholars

Rhodes College junior Abigail Hultquist and sophomore Ryan McCrory are among the 413 students from across the United States who have been selected as Goldwater Scholars in the 2023 competition. Established by Congress in 1986 to honor Barry M. Goldwater, the Goldwater Foundation provides scholarships to support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming the nation’s next generation of natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering research leaders.

Art Alumna Accepted to Top Graduate Schools, Including Harvard and Yale

Rhodes students refine their passions, even after graduating. Krista Lebovitz ’21 has been visiting elite colleges where she has been accepted to decide where she will pursue a Master of Architecture this fall. Will it be MIT, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, University of Virginia, or Washington University?

Students Discuss Satellite Project at AIAA Conference, Win Prize

A Rhodes College team has been testing a four-inch cube satellite of their own design—dubbed RHOK-SAT—to be launched into space aboard a NASA-sponsored rocket in 2024. Five students of the team got an opportunity to discuss their work at a student conference of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Four Seniors Represented Rhodes at American Psychosomatic Society Conference

The group presented their research at the conference held in San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 8-11. “Students on my research team work with me as collaborators, and this level of involvement and understanding of the research yields opportunities that most undergraduate students at other colleges and universities don’t have,” said psychology and neuroscience professor Dr. Becky Klatzkin, who advised the students. “Dot, Hadiyah, Erica, and Bella presented our work at an international conferences alongside some of the most prestigious researchers around the world, and I think it’s something they’ll never forget.”

Rhodes Graduates Reap Benefits from Decade-Long Ties to Global Seed Vault

Rhodes College fellows have served for a decade on the staff of the Global Crop Diversity Trust, which provides support for the ongoing operations of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The Seed Vault houses more than 1.1 million seed samples from the world’s crop collections as a safeguard against catastrophic or accidental loss.