Sumner Magruder ’16, a neuroscience/biomathematics/computer science bridge major, received a grant from the Boehringer Ingelheim Fonds (BIF) travel award program to conduct research at the University of Gottingen, Germany. BIF is an independent, non-profit organization that supports up-and-coming junior scientists and promotes basic research in biomedicine.
Rhodes puts the “camp” in campus every summer for hundreds of elementary, middle school, and high school students.
When Angelle Henkelmann ’18 chose the American Red Cross of the Mid-South in Memphis for her Rhodes Summer Service Fellowship, she didn’t expect to end up in West Virginia. But when a devastating flood hit the state in June and the call went out for volunteers, she answered.
Robert Wallace of the Red Cross Mid-South chapter related the story on the chapter’s Facebook page:
Ellie Fratt ’18 Wins 2016 STEM Scholarship to Continue Research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Rhodes rising junior Ellie Fratt is a 2016 recipient of the B.A. Rudolph Foundation’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Scholarship, which is making it possible for her this summer to continue previous research conducted at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
“The Paris high water of 2016 was the worst in more than 30 years, but it came nowhere close to the historic and disastrous levels of the city’s 1910 flood, when the Seine reached more than 20 feet above its normal height,” according to Dr. Jeffrey H. Jackson, associate professor of history at Rhodes.
Dr. Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba, associate professor of international studies at Rhodes, has been invited to join the prestigious Council on Foreign Relations as a five-year term member. CFR is a highly-selective organization with 4,900 members world-wide, including Madeleine Albright, Bill Clinton, Dan Rather, and Condoleeza Rice. The organization also is the publisher of Foreign Affairs magazine.
On June 18, Rhodes held a day-long retreat on campus for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members. The event was sponsored by the Compassionate Campus Initiative (CCI), which is led by Prof. Mark Muesse of the Department of Religious Studies and composed of faculty, staff, and students who have been charged by President William E.
Rhodes students trade summers at the beach for research, excavation, and education.
Twenty-five talented high school students from all over the country staged final mock trials on campus June 25 after participating in Rhodes College’s first Mock Trial Academy.