National and global news about Rhodes students and alumns. 

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Bryce Berry ’20 Secures Meaningful Finance Internship in South Africa

When senior business major Bryce Berry arrived in Memphis in 2016 as a first-year from St. Louis, little did he know that his college journey would take him to Cape Town, South Africa. As a result of winning a merit-based scholarship allowing students to obtain work experience in a foreign country, he was a finance intern for the nonprofit organization Gold Youth. He describes it as an unforgettable experience that has equipped him with life and career skills.
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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.
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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.
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Annie Paris ’21 is Helping Make the World Golf Championships a Success in Memphis

One Rhodes rising junior has been at the center of the action for the last six months, preparing for the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Forty-six of the top 50 players in the world will be participating and, as golfers and golf lovers from around the world descend on Memphis July 24-28, Paris hopes their star power elevates Memphis and recruits more supporters for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  

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New Study Abroad Policy Will Help More Rhodes Students Experience the World

Study abroad is an integral part of a liberal arts education at Rhodes, introducing students to courses, internships, and research opportunities around the globe. The college is now making it possible for students to use their federal and institutional aid on any one of more than 300 Rhodes- affiliated semester-long study abroad programs.