National and global news about Rhodes students and alumns. 

Announcing Rhodes College’s Nominees for 2020 Watson Fellowship

Rhodes’ Postgraduate Scholarship Committee is endorsing four seniors to compete for the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, which provides a $36,000 grant for purposeful, independent exploration abroad. If selected, fellows execute their conceived projects by traveling outside the United States for one year.

Rhodes Endorses 22 Seniors for 2020-2021 Fulbright Award Competition

Rhodes’ Postgraduate Scholarship Committee is endorsing 22 seniors to compete for Fulbright U.S. Student awards to be used for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

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.

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.

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.