In every academic discipline, Rhodes students are conducting leading-edge research and creative activity that produces original intellectual or creative contributions to a wide range of fields of study. Research and creative activity take many forms at Rhodes, from re-examining media coverage of the Vietnam War or analyzing the high levels of microRNA 201 in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, to redefining the Roman hero in Virgil’s Aeneid or learning to conduct a choral ensemble.
Every spring, we celebrate our students’ research and creativity at the Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Symposium (URCAS), an engaging annual event showcasing student work through both oral and poster presentations. Usually held at the end of the academic year, presentations occur at various locations on the beautiful Rhodes campus, beginning shortly after the morning Awards Convocation and continuing throughout the day. Student presentations highlight work in all disciplines and departments, as well as student engagement in the Memphis community.
The Rhodes Student Travel Fund provides support for students to present their research or creative activity at professional meetings. This fund gives students the opportunity to communicate their results to a professional audience and to experience networking with professionals in their discipline and students with similar interests.