Alumni Spotlight: Elizabeth Hook ’11 Brings NASA Science Down to Earth

Elizabeth Hook ’11 works at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center where she uses her Rhodes physics degree to communicate scientific ideas to non-scientists. She recently won the NASA Earth Science Atmosphere Labs Award for Outstanding Performance in Outreach & Mentorship and is currently helping to develop a training program on responding to natural disasters.
Woman stands at a podium that says NASA

Alumni Spotlight: Steve Ash ’06 Develops Technology for Good

After graduating with a degree in computer science at Rhodes College, Steve Ash ’06 earned an M.S. and Ph.D. and now works at Amazon in Seattle. He recently was one of sixty-five professionals who participated in the Tegan and Sara Foundation's Queer Health Hackathon, one example of his belief that technology can be used for good.
Man looks at camera on balcony in front of a partial Seattle skyline on a cloudy day.

Professors Tackle Midterm Elections in Courses

With this fall’s midterm elections quickly approaching, some Rhodes students are following day-to-day news coverage, particularly of Tennessee’s Senate and Governor’s races, in their political science courses. One of those courses is Campaigns and Elections, taught by Prof. Amy Jasperson

“We are focusing on the fundamentals of campaigns, the ‘rules and reality’ that shape them, and the factors that influence the choices of voters,” says Jasperson. 

A blonde female professor at a podium teaching about midterm elections and a male professor sits poised to sign a book.

Q&A: Meet Aretha Milligan, Rhodes' New Director of Residence Life

After thirteen years moving up the ranks of residence life at The University of Memphis, Aretha Milligan has joined the Rhodes College community as the new director of residence life. She hopes to create more on-campus programming and revitalize the residential common areas in order to bring students together and make living on campus an integral part of the student experience.
Aretha Milligan on the Rhodes College campus.

Rhodes College Hosts Jazz Night at the Levitt Shell

Rhodes College and the Mike Curb Institute for Music hosted Rhodes Jazz Night at The Levitt Shell on Sept. 15 as part of Family Weekend celebrations. The annual event featured acts like legendary Memphis jazz vocalist Joyce Cobb, the Rhodes Faculty Players, the Rhodes Jazz Band, and the Stax Academy Jazz Ensemble.
outdoor amphitheater at dusk