This Rhodes program is coordinated by staff from the Department of International Studies, Career Services, and the Buckman Center for International Education. Ben Tracy, Bella Harden, Austin Schmude, Alex Schramkowski, Hamid Shirwany, and Zach Thornton are the new interns.
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The Rhodes senior is pursuing a double major in international studies and Russian studies. “While in Kazakhstan, I will further examine how this Central Asian republic, with two official languages, intends to implement English language programs as part of its ambitious development goals,” he says.
Daniela Garcia, Emily Forehand, Laurie Williams, Nickolas Erickson, Merare Sanchez, Aylen Mercado, and Anna Maldonado were among the students who attended the symposium.
A Rhodes senior pursuing a double major in political science and Russian studies, Elizabeth Lewis will serve as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Belarus. “I plan to examine the role folk music plays in community building and the preservation of tradition,” she says.
An expert on demographic shifts, she plans to use the fellowship to share research from her current book project on population and to reach out to private sector audiences that use demographics to forecast trends.
Rhodes College Board of Trustees Chair Cary Fowler received the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership. As this year’s honoree, Dr. Fowler gave the keynote address at Monticello in Charlottesville, VA. during Jefferson’s 275th Birthday Celebration.
The Fulbright Specialist Program sends U.S. faculty and professionals to share their expertise, hone their skills, and strengthen institutional linkages at academic institutions abroad.
Rhodes senior Matthew Huber and alumna Kayla Wilson have been offered the fellowships, following a national competition. The new awardees were selected from more than 12,000 applicants.
A biomathematics major, she is one of 211 students nationwide to receive the Goldwater Scholarship for 2018-2019, which is the preeminent undergraduate award of its type in the fields of mathematics, the natural sciences, and engineering.
The research will be conducted by the James Webb Space Telescope, which is scheduled for launch in 2020.