Social Sciences Field School in the Andes
Approaches to Ecological and Social Change
Join Drs. Kate and Miguel Centellas in La Paz, Bolivia, where you'll study the politics, history and culture of the Andes. Through the field school nature of the program, you'll engage in active and experiential learning in multiple sites in and beyond La Paz, garnering a better understanding of the key stages and elements of qualitative and quantitative social science research through different social science disciplines.
February Croftie of the Month Announced
The Croft Senate has elected Chase Young as February's Croftie of the Month. Croft students submitted nominations for the student they felt had been working extremely hard in a class or had exhibited a positive attitude or had done great community service work.
Croft Professor Contributes to "Understanding Latin American Politics" Podcast
Croft Instructional Assistant Professor of Sociology Miguel Centellas gave an interview on Bolivian politics for the "Understanding Latin American Politics" podcast by Greg Weeks (University of North Carolina Charlotte). The podcast serves as a companion for the textbook of the same name. Dr. Centellas's interview is episode 18.
University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal (UMURJ) Call for Submissions
Croft senior Alex Martin, the co-editor of the University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal (UMURJ), has sent out this call for papers:
The University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal (UMURJ) is a peer-reviewed, student-run, and ASB-sponsored initiative exclusively for students at the University of Mississippi. The Journal presents an opportunity for undergraduate students to have their work published. We publish papers in the broad categories of engineering, natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities, but we are open to any high-quality papers with original ideas. We accept submissions on a rolling basis year round. The priority date for the 2016-2017 issue is February 28. Students may submit their papers to email@example.com. Papers are reviewed first by our team of student editors and then edited by faculty in the relevant discipline. We are always looking for faculty that would be willing to review 2-3 papers per academic year. If you have any questions about the Journal or a submission, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your Work to the University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal
The first issue of the University of Mississippi Undergraduate Research Journal (UMURJ) was published at the end of the last academic year. Founded by students for students, UMURJ is a yearly peer-reviewed publication of research articles written by the University’s undergraduate students from all disciplines. Croft senior Alex Martin is the managing editor and sophomore John Chappell is the social sciences editor. The deadline each year is in April, so it is definitely appropriate to submit a condensed version of your senior thesis. Visit the UMURJ website for more information and to submit an article.
Croft Scholars 2016-2017
The University of Mississippi New service released an article about the 2016-2017 Croft scholarship recipients. They included eight freshmen, Emma Rice, Summer Caraway, Jessica Flynn, Olivia George, Kylie Bring, Christina Pendergrast, Joey Baker, and one sophomore, Lauren Newman. Lauren is the recipient of the Rose Bui Academic Excellence Scholarship.
U.M. Article about Croft Scholars
The University of Mississippi News Service recently released a story about the new $5 million commitment from the Joseph C. Bancroft Charitable & Educational Fund to support the Croft Institute.
Two Croft Seniors Inducted into University of Mississippi Hall of Fame
Two Croft seniors, Maia Cotelo and Elizabeth Wicks, were inducted into the University of Mississippi Hall of Fame at a ceremony at the Ford Center on Friday, March 4. Recipients are chosen by a committee in accordance with ASB policy, with selections based on a student’s academic achievement, community service and potential for future success.