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News from the Croft Institute
  • MA/MSc in International and World History: Columbia University and the London School of Economics

    The MA/MSc in International and World History presents an innovative two year program focusing on understanding what has shaped our world through research and analysis. The first year is spent in New York at Columbia University and the second year is spent in London at the London School of Economics. 

    Application Information
    First Deadline: January 11, 2019*
    Final Deadline: March 15, 2019
    Financial Aid and Fellowship opportunities are available
    *Priority deadline for funding applications

     For more information visit worldhistory.columbia.edu or 
    contact worldhistory@columbia.edu.

  • UM Freeman Internship Interest Meetings

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m. in Croft 305
    Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 12:00 p.m. in Croft 305
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 4:00 p.m. in Croft 305
    Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:00 p.m. in Croft 305

    UM Experiential Learning in Eastern Asia is supported by a grant from the Freeman Foundation, of Honolulu, Hawaii, by the University of Mississippi Office of Global Engagement, and by the applicants’ respective schools to intern in an Eastern Asian country during summer 2019. Grantees will receive $7,500 to advance their career goals and gain professional experience by interning full-time for at least eight weeks. Learn more about it at the info session.

    If you have any questions, please email Bree Starnes at bstarnes@olemiss.edu.

  • 14th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series

    All films to be screened in Croft 107.
    Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
    Free and open to the public.

    Yoko The Cherry Blossom
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
    2015, Director: Gen Takahashi, 114 min.

    Oyster Factory
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
    2016, Director: Kazuhiro Soda, 145 min.

    A Story of Yonosuke
    Wednesday, November 7, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
    2013, Director: Shuichi Okita, 160 min.

    Sponsors: Croft Institute for International Studies, University of Mississippi Office of Global Engagement, Japan Foundation, University of Mississippi: Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, Department of Modern Language, and University of Mississippi East Asian Studies. 

  • Two Croft Freshmen awarded prestigious Honors Scholarships

    Croft Freshmen, Samuel Starr and Hayden Williamson, were both awarded the Doris Raymond Honors Scholarship this fall. They are two of the 14 Freshmen Scholars in the University of Mississippi's Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College who received one of the university's most prestigious scholarships, totaling $434,000 in scholarships.

    Samuel Starr, who is focusing on Spanish, recently began his undergraduate degree in International Studies. From Troy, Illinois, Sam was an Illinois State Scholar and highly involved in Student Government, the National Honor Society, and Madison County Youth Board. Sam participated in Model United Nations as well and won several awards at the University of McKendree Model United Nations.

    Hayden Williamson, who is focusing on Spanish in Europe in  International Studies, is a from Ocean Springs High School. Hayden was president of the Ocean Springs Mayor's Youth Council, co-founder and secretary of the OSHA Debate Club, committee chair at the Mississippi Youth and Government's Youth Legislature and chief justice at the Model UN. A member of the 30+ ACT Club, Hayden was on the principal's list, in the National Honor Society, American Legion Auxiliary's Magnolia Girls State and Palazzo Youth Leadership Summit.

  • Gwenafaye McCormick Finished Year Long Abroad Experience in Japan

    In the fall of 2017 as most students prepped to return to Oxford, MS for their fall semester, Gwenafaye McCormick prepared for an academic year abroad in Tokyo, Japan. An international studies major, Gwenafaye begins her senior year now with a new perspective after her time at Waseda University, a private independent research university in Tokyo. 

    Interested in Japan and its culture for years before, Gwenafaye's time abroad provided her with the opportunity to experience of the everyday life. Before going abroad, Gwenafaye was selected as Inaugural Ira Wolf Scholar from the U.S. Japan Bridging Foundation encouraging her extended stay in Japan as well as allowing her to fully immerse herself in the unique, artistic, and complex culture of Japan.

    You can read more about Gwenafaye's abroad experiences in Japan here

From the Institute
November 1, 2018

Junior Summer Institute program for Public Policy and International Affairs 

The Public Policy and International Affairs Program (PPIA) strives to promote diversity and the inclusion of underrepresented groups in public service. The Junior Summer Institute (JSI) is an opportunity to participate in an intensive seven-week program that prepares students with the knowledge and skill needed for graduate school and a career. Being a part of this program also provides future opportunity for financial and career support through PPIA.

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From the Institute
October 18, 2018
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MA/MSc in International and World History: Columbia University and the London School of Economics

The MA/MSc in International and World History presents an innovative two year program focusing on understanding what has shaped our world through research and analysis. The first year is spent in New York at Columbia University and the second year is spent in London at the London School of Economics. 

From the Institute
October 9, 2018
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UM Freeman Internship Interest Meetings

Wednesday, October 17, 2018, 12:00 p.m. in Croft 305
Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 12:00 p.m. in Croft 305
Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 4:00 p.m. in Croft 305
Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 12:00 p.m. in Croft 305

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From the Institute
October 8, 2018
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14th Annual Japan Foundation Film Series

All films to be screened in Croft 107.
Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

[read more]

Fellowships and Scholarships
September 10, 2018

Memphis World Trade Club: Nell Baugh International Scholarship 

To promote the continued development of the international transportation community in Memphis, this scholarship covers a portion of a student's annual tuition (for a one year period). Funds for the scholarship are raised throughout the year at monthly meetings and through the annual golf tournament.

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Job Opportunities
September 5, 2018

NISOLO: Available Positions

Nisolo produces ethically and purposefully made shoes and accessories. Co-founded by one of Croft's own, Patrick Woodyard (Class of 2010), Nisolo is based in Nashville, TN.

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Students in the News
August 29, 2018
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Two Croft Freshmen awarded prestigious Honors Scholarships

Croft Freshmen, Samuel Starr and Hayden Williamson, were both awarded the Doris Raymond Honors Scholarship this fall. They are two of the 14 Freshmen Scholars in the University of Mississippi's Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College who received one of the university's most prestigious scholarships, totaling $434,000 in scholarships.

[read more]

Job Opportunities
August 27, 2018

Abt Associates seeks entry level Francophone for Analyst position

Croft alumnus, Joe Bateman, ’10, recently informed Croft that a friend of his, Katie Baczeweski who works at Abt Associates, is looking for interested people to apply for an entry level analyst position for the Francophone team for SHOPS Plus.

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Job Opportunities
August 14, 2018

Position available at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI)

JP Tyson, ’11, Croft alumnae, recently shared several available positions at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (MI) where she began working in January. MI is a center-right think tank that focuses primarily on economic issues. JP fundraises for the Adam Smith Society, a branch of MI. Being personally connected to that program, she thought these positions would be specifically interesting to Crofties who have graduated in the last few years.

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Students in the News
August 1, 2018
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Gwenafaye McCormick Finished Year Long Abroad Experience in Japan

In the fall of 2017 as most students prepped to return to Oxford, MS for their fall semester, Gwenafaye McCormick prepared for an academic year abroad in Tokyo, Japan. An international studies major, Gwenafaye begins her senior year now with a new perspective after her time at Waseda University, a private independent research university in Tokyo. 

[read more]

Students in the News
February 21, 2018

Croft Junior Named 2018 Barksdale Award Winner

Croft junior Gabrielle Schust was named a 2018 Barksdale Award Winner by the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College.  Gabbi, who is focusing on Latin America, Spanish, and international governance and politics, is planning to travel to England this summer to interview women in religious orders who provided medical care to the poor in the 1960's and 1970's.  While studying abroad next year, she will interview women who do similar work in religious orders in Peru.  Rates of poverty, maternal and fetal mortality, and life expectancy in the Andes today are quite similar to those in England before the advent of the National Health Service, offering Gabbi a fascinating basis of comparison.  Barksdale Award Winners are given $5000 to support scholarly and creative endeavors.

Alumni News
November 10, 2017

Video of Fall 2017 Alumni Panel

Those who missed the Croft Alumni Panel on November 10 and those who want to see it again can watch the video on YouTube at https://youtu.be/09npXdEA9Io.