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.

Rhodes Unveils New Look for Lynx Athletics

The Rhodes College Lynx have a new look. The college has unveiled a reimagined set of logos representing the Lynx athletic brand. The primary logo shows the Lynx with the iconic “M Bridge," to illustrate the key partnerships and deep relationship between Rhodes and its home city.

New Professor of Sociology Dr. Earl Wright Publishes Book Illuminating Scholarship of Early African American Sociologists

Dr. Earl Wright II, who joined Rhodes’ Department of Anthropology and Sociology this year as professor of sociology, has published a new book titled Jim Crow Sociology: The Black and Southern Roots of American Sociology. The eye-opening book features the activities and contributions of early African American sociologists at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) such as Tuskegee Institute, Fisk University, Howard University, and Atlanta University.

Political Science Mentoring Relationship Results in Fellowship, Bolsters Academic Success

Rhodes students are known for being intellectually curious and self-motivated, but it always helps to have the guidance of faculty mentors. Natalie Smith ’22, with the assistance of Dr. Ali Masood in political science, has been working on a project focusing on redistricting cases in the American federal judiciary. Masood calls Smith’s project “well thought out and well executed” that has the potential to be published in a peer-reviewed outlet.