Internship Opportunities in Public Health
Class of 2010 alumna, and fall 2017 Alumni Panel speaker, Catherine Couper Espinoza forwarded us the following opportunities for Croft students and alumni interested in public health:
Tufts Hemispheres Undergraduate Journal: Call for Papers
Croft alumnus Matthew Archer, who is pursuing a Ph.D. at Yale University, forwarded us this call for papers from Tufts University.
Alumni Spotlight: Catherine Couper Espinoza, '10
Spanish – Latin America (Study abroad: Uruguay) – Social and Cultural Identity
Emergency Management Specialist, Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Alumni Spotlight: Patrick Dogan, '08
Spanish – Latin America (Study abroad: Chile) – Political and Economic Transitions
Manager of Marketing Analytics, Arby’s Restaurant Group, in Atlanta, GA, since 2014
Alumni Spotlight: Joel Fyke, '05
Spanish – Latin America (Study abroad: Costa Rica) – Social and Cultural Identity
Associate with Forman, Watkins, Krutz & Tardy LLP in Jackson, MS, since 2014
Croft Senior Spotlight - Francisco Hernandez
Hometown: Valencia, Spain – French – Europe – Global Economics and Business
After I graduate I plan on going to graduate school, either right away or after a couple years of work experience. I would love to work for a company with an international outlook, whether it is in the non-profit sector, the business sector, or the media. As for graduate school, my interests are international relations, global policy, or political science.
Croft Professor Wins U.M. International Collaboration Grant to Study History of Nanjing
Dr. Joshua Howard, Croft Associate Professor of History and International Studies, has been awarded the U.M. International Collaboration Grant for the summer of 2018. The grant will fund a six week research trip to Nanjing, where he will be conducting research at the Municipal Archives and China's Second Historical Archives. His research, "Beyond Social Control and Resistance: Labor under the Wang Jingwei Collaborationist Regime" is a joint project with Professor Liangqin Jiang, Professor of History and Executive Director of the Center for Studies on the History of Republican China at Nanjing University. Using as a main source several hundred labor-capital arbitration cases during the World War II era, when Nanjing was the capital of the Wang Jingwei collaborationist regime, Dr. Howard and Dr. Jiang are writing a social history of occupied Nanjing. This summer they intend to co-author the first of several articles on wartime Nanjing. Dr. Howard has also been invited to speak at Nanjing University.
Humanity in Action Fellowship
The Humanity in Action Fellowship programs will take place in Amsterdam, Atlanta, Berlin, Copenhagen, Detroit, Sarajevo and Warsaw in 2018. Intensive and demanding, the Humanity in Action Fellowship brings together international groups of college students and recent graduates to explore national histories of discrimination and resistance—including the political foundations of racial hierarchies, Antisemitism, Islamophobia and colonial domination—as they affect different minority groups today. The Fellowship seeks to educate, connect and inspire the world's future leaders in the fields of human rights and social justice. The 2018 European program dates are June 8 through July 8, 2018. The American programs, the John Lewis and Detroit Fellowships, are July 10 through August 5, 2018. Croft alumna Susanna Rychlak (B.A. 2014), did a Humanity in Action Fellowship in summer 2013.
Applications for the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowships are now open.
Apply to the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellowship.
Boren Awards: Funding for Language Study & Research Abroad
The application for the 2018 Boren Awards is now open at www.borenawards.org!
Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded. The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language‐focused study abroad. Contact Tim Dolan at the Office of National Scholarship Advisement (email@example.com) for more information. More than a dozen Croft students and alumni have received Boren Awards over the years.
Eight Croft Students Inducted into U.M. Chapter of Phi Kappa Phi
Congratulations to the following Croft students on their Fall 2017 induction into the University of Mississippi's chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi:
Croft Senior Spotlight - Abby Bruce
Saltillo, MS – Spanish – Latin America (Study abroad: Perú) – Social and Cultural Identity
Post-graduation, I am hoping to work in either economic and community development, higher education administrative work (study abroad advising; international student coordinator; student affairs), or international business. Although these professional fields may seem very different, they all link personal interaction and relationship building with technical skills. I would love to relocate to somewhere where Spanish is the dominant language or at least prevalent, whether that be another country or a region in the United States with a large Hispanic population, so that I can continue to utilize what I know and improve my proficiency.
Carnegie James C. Gaither Junior Fellows Program
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Their mission, dating back more than a century, is to advance to the cause of peace through analysis and development of fresh policy ideas and direct engagement and collaboration with decision-makers in government, business, and civil society. Working together, their centers bring the inestimable benefit of multiple viewpoints to bilateral, regional, and global issues.
Emilie Dayan '11 Earns Chartered Financial Analyst Designation
Class of 2011 alumna Emilie Dayan Hill recently earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. The CFA is a professional credential awarded to members of the finance industry who meet high ethical and professional standards after passing a series of rigorous exams.
Alumni Spotlight: Dr. John Martin, M.D., B.A. '09
Spanish – Latin America (Study abroad: Uruguay) – Social and Cultural Identity
I graduated Croft in Latin American studies, with a concentration in Social and Cultural identity. My thesis explored examples of effective healthcare delivery in Latin America, with implications for impending U.S. reform (this was 2008-2009, in the lead-up to debate and passage of the ACA).
Croft Students Recognized in The View from Ventress
The Croft Institute is well represented in this year’s issue of The View from Ventress, the annual publication by the University of Mississippi College of Liberal Arts.
Croft Sophomore Wins Rose Bui Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Croft sophomore Sarah David is this year's winner of the Rose Bui Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence. Named for Rose Kim Bui, a Croft Institute Scholar who passed away before graduating in 2005, the scholarship is given to a rising sophomore in the international studies major. Sarah David, who is from Brandon, Mississippi, is studying German. She says that she became interested in Germany after watching the German national soccer team play when she was young. After researching the country and its culture, she decided to learn the language so she could possibly live there one day. Sarah wrote that she is honored and thankful for the scholarship, which will push her to continue her efforts to maintain a high standard in her studies so she will achieve great things in the future.
Croft Alumna Director of Climate Collaborative
Croft alumna Erin Callahan (B.A. 2010) is joining the Climate Collaborative as its first full-time director. The Climate Collaborative is a three-year project of OSC2 and the Sustainable Food Trade Association (SFTA) created to promote action for climate change in the natural products industry. Erin previously worked for CDP, where she managed corporate engagement for the We Mean Business coalition. She did a master's degree in international relations and economics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and, while at Croft, focused on East Asia and international governance.
Croft Graduate Hired by Agile Defense
Congratulations to Croft alumnus Gavin Kerr, class of 2017!
Gavin recently accepted a job in Reston, VA at Agile Defense, Inc., an Information Technology Solutions business providing Cybersecurity, Infrastructure, and Cloud Services to a number of U.S. Government clients. Gavin works as a Business Development Analyst, and he uses both the qualitative and quantitative skills learned as a Croft student on a daily basis.
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Croft Institute Graduation 2017 Videos
If you missed the 2017 Croft Institute graduation ceremony or want to see it again, visit our You Tube channel. You can see the entire ceremony or just the opening remarks, student valediction, or presentation of awards. You can also watch the lecture by Croft Visiting Speaker Todd Cleveland from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Cleveland visited on Monday, April 24, and spoke about the labor strategies of soccer players from Portuguese colonies in Africa.
Two Croft Seniors Inducted into University of Mississippi Hall of Fame
Two Croft seniors, Alex Martin and Miller Richmond, were inducted into the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame on Friday, April 7. Alex, who is focusing on the Middle Eastern region and Global Economics and Business, has served as the executive director of the Big Event, managing editor of the U.M. Undergraduate Research Journal, and ASB director of student affairs. Miller is focusing on the Middle Eastern region and Global Health and also served as the co-director of the Big Event. He was chief of staff for the ASB and was a member of the Columns Society. Read the U.M. news release for more information about Alex and Miller's accomplishments.