Students and a professor in the neuroscience lab at Rhodes
Students and a professor in the neuroscience lab at Rhodes

Departmental News and Events

Ava Mitra, a senior neuroscience major from Bangladesh, shares with us her experience of adapting to American culture while shaping and adapting her own identity. Finding her communities through involvement in cultural groups, club sports, and classrooms—in particular, the neuroscience labs where she has conducted research all four years—and through sharing her culture and experiences with others, Mitra has forged strong connections while achieving academic success at Rhodes.
Rhodes College welcomes 20 new faculty to its distinguished roster for the 2021-2022 academic year in the areas of anthropology and sociology, biology, chemistry, mathematics and computer science, modern languages and literatures, neuroscience, political science, psychology, religious studies, and urban studies.
Six seniors’ portraits have been added to Rhodes’ Hall of Fame on the second floor of Southwestern Hall. They are K’nori Bone, Jacob Fontaine, Betsy John, Hannah Johns, Sydney Jones, and Mary Thomas. Selection to the Hall of Fame, which was established in 1931, is based on individual merit, leadership in student activities, service to others, and overall contributions to the campus community. Honorees are chosen by their peers.