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Literary Works In the Time of COVID-19: Faculty Offer Suggestions

With the Rhodes community scattered across the globe this semester as a result of the pandemic, literature has served as a solace for many. Alumni and students have been reaching out to professors in search of reading recommendations, and Dr. Caki Wilkinson ’03 and Dr. Gordon Bigelow have compiled a list of literary works that can serve to educate, entertain, and inspire readers.

Rhodes College Researchers Receive National Science Foundation Grant for Cutting-Edge Motor and Perception Research

The researchers have been awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation grant of $267,970 to study brain activity involved in body movement using 3D motion capture technology. “This equipment is going to put Rhodes College on the map as a serious contributor in the movement science research space,” says Dr. Dan Blustein, principal investigator and assistant professor of psychology. “We are really excited about the diversity of projects we have planned and about getting students from all over the college involved.”

Rhodes Plans for Spring 2021 Reopening

On September 17, Rhodes President Marjorie Hass announced the college is planning to welcome some students back to campus for Spring 2021 and that classes will be a mix of in-person and remote learning.

Rhodes Featured Among Top Schools in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021

Rhodes College is featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2021, which includes profiles of more than 300 of the “best and most interesting” colleges in the country. Rhodes also is recognized for strong programs in economics, English, international studies, history, chemistry, business, biology, and psychology.

From Trivia to Traditions, New Podcast Explores the Little-Known Stories of the College

Lynx to the Past, produced by Rhodes College’s Information Services staff, uses the college’s digital and physical archives to tell stories about the campus’ history, mysteries, and legends.The first two episodes of the podcast focus on the origins of the Whiteball competition, the Rhodes Seal located in Southwestern Hall, and the bronze lynx statue in front of the Rhodes Tower.

Dr. Shana Stoddard and Lab Students Discover Antiviral That Could Aid in COVID-19 Treatment

Teaching remotely, Dr. Shana Stoddard and her first-year lab students found an antiviral compound that may be able to shorten the length of illness for patients with COVID-19. They also figured out how to design the drugs to interact with the coronavirus protein better to facilitate better drug design. The students' work was published  in the Journal Viruses on August 26.