New Book by Professor Coonin Chronicles the Revolutionary Art of the Sculptor Donatello

Prof. Victor Coonin’s students arrive at his courses with a certain amount of knowledge of Michelangelo’s marble sculpture of David, but they might not be as familiar with an earlier “David,” one wrought in bronze by the sculptor Donatello, who is credited with helping to usher in the Renaissance style. Prof. Coonin has published a book that is being described as the first thorough biography of the Florentine sculptor in 25 years.

Rhodes Named One of the Nation’s Most Innovative Colleges

U.S. News & World Report has named Rhodes College one of the nation’s most innovative national liberal arts colleges in its 2020 Best Colleges rankings. Rhodes was also recognized as a “Best Value College” and on the list of national liberal arts colleges with the “Best Undergraduate Teaching Degrees.”

Dr. Cafiero and Rhodes Junior Conduct Cutting-Edge Research in the UK

Rhodes chemistry professor Dr. Mauricio Cafiero has been studying drug design involving new families of molecules that could help improve treatments for Parkinson’s disease. When he decided to expand his research and work with an international community of scientists this semester, he applied for a Rhodes grant that funded a Rhodes student’s participation in the research.

Recent M.S. in Accounting Grads Continue Program’s Sterling Placement Rate

Since its founding in 1993, Rhodes’ Master of Science in Accounting program has achieved a 100 percent job placement rate for students following graduation. The 2019 graduates continue this sterling success, having all been hired by the Big Four accounting firms—KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte, and PricewaterhouseCoopers—or other national organizations.
 
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Rhodes Student and Professor Spend Summer Exploring Aquatic Ecosystems

Driven by a love of being outdoors and on the water, environmental science major Bernadette Badamo contacted assistant biology professor Dr. Patrick Kelly last year about assisting him with his research on aquatic ecosystems. As a result, she has spent this summer in a canoe measuring sources of organic carbon in Mid-South area lakes to analyze how these lakes store and release carbon and how they cycle nutrients.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to Speak at Rhodes College

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer will deliver Rhodes College’s annual Constitution Day lecture on October 3. “We are honored to have Justice Breyer join us in Memphis,” Rhodes President Marjorie Hass says. “Our community will get a rare look behind the scenes of the Supreme Court. Lectures like this one are a key component of the transformational experience we provide for our students.”