Croft Boren Scholarship Winners Featured in U.M. College of Liberal Arts Newsletter
The two Croft students, Alison Bartel and William Bumpas, who won Boren Scholarships to study in Nanjing, China, this year are featured in the U.M. College of Liberal Arts newsletter, The View From Ventress, as well as an official Ole Miss news story.
Croft Graduate and Junior Highlighted on "I am a Rebel" Website.
A Croft graduate, William Bumpas (B.A. 2014), and a current junior, Lizzy Wicks, are two of the six University of Mississippi students highlighted on the new "I am a Rebel" website. Lizzy is included in the "I am a Curious Rebel" section, which focuses on the Lazarus project, a suite of cameras and image analysis software that allows researchers to see hidden information in manuscripts, paintings, and artifacts. William, currently completing his Chinese Language Flagship Capstone Year in Nanjing, China, is highlighted as a "Global Rebel."
The University of Mississippi news service recently wrote a story about the 2014-2015 Croft Scholars, Matthew Forgette, Natalie Gagliano, Alexandra Gersdorf, Kate Hill, Sarah Meeks, and Matthew McInnis, and the two winners of the Rose Bui Academic Excellence Scholarship, James DeMarshall and Hadley Peterson.
Fall of the Berlin Wall Event Series Begins
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall (November 9, 1989), the Croft Institute and the Department of Modern Languages are holding a series of two lectures and three films from Monday, November 3 through Thursday, November 13. The events are made possible thanks to the generous funding of the German Embassy in the United States.
Spring 2015 Korea-Related Course Offerings
Croft Visiting Assistant Professor of Korean Studies Dr. Shine Choi will be teaching three Korea-related courses next spring, and the department of modern languages will be teaching four levels of Korean language.
Christopher Longest Lecture: The Growing Impact of African Languages in the United States
Monday, October 27 - Bondurant Auditorium - 5:30 p.m.
Professor Antonia Schleicher of Indiana University is giving the 54th Christopher Longest Lecture, sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, on Monday, October 27, and 5:30 p.m. in the Bondurant Auditorium. Antonia Folarin Schleicher is a Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. She is also the Executive Director of IU Joint Language Resource Centers and the Director of the United States National African Language Resource Center.
Joshua Howard Speaks at Sichuan University in China
Croft Associate Professor of History Joshua Howard recently gave a public lecture at the Institute of History and Culture at Sichuan University in China.
Croft Professor Vivian Ibrahim's Essay Published on Late 19th Century Egypt
Croft Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History Dr. Vivian Ibrahim recently had a chapter published in the collection The Long 1890s in Egypt: Colonial Quiescence, Subterranean Resistance.
Dr. Gutiérrez Appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at U.S. Air Force Academy
Croft Professor of Spanish Dr. John Gutiérrez has been appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy for the 2014-2015 academic year. While there, Dr. Gutiérrez will be teaching classes in culture and Spanish linguistics and consulting with the faculty on their current curriculum.
Croft Graduate Authors Book about Historic Memphis Signs
Croft graduate Caitlin Pendergrass Horton (B.A. 2009) collaborated with painter Rebecca Phillips to create Memphis Type History: Signs and Stories from Just Around the Corner. The book, available from Caitlin's website, Memphis Type History ( http://memphistypehistory.com/book/), consists of nineteen paintings of iconic Memphis signs and their stories.
Croft Graduate's State Department Internship Featured in Liberal Arts Newsletter
The most recent edition of The View from Ventress, the newsletter of the College of Liberal Arts, features a story about Croft graduate Walker Messer (B.A. 2014), who interned with the U.S. Department of State Office of Bilateral Trade in the summer of 2013. According to the article, Walker "utilized his background in the politics and economics of Latin America - and semester in Ecuador - to brief U.S. Ambassadors prior to their departure to Latin American countries...attended Senate hearings, researched policy issues, and provided market analysis for American CEO's conducting business in the region."
Research Fellow, Stanford Law School
Standford Law School in California is looking for graduating seniors or recent graduates with bachelor's degree in the social sciences or mathematics and exceptional writing and quantitative research skills to work as Research Fellows for Professors John J. Donohue, Daniel Ho, Daniel Kessler, and Alison Morantz. These positions offer a competitive salary and benefits package, and past fellows have gone on to Ph.D. programs and law school at Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, and MIT. The fellowship begins in the spring or summer of 2015 and lasts for one year, with an option to renew.
Work Study Opportunity: Office of Sustainability Composting Team
Croft student Madeleine Achgill shared this job opportunity for a work study position with the Office of Sustainability Composting Team.
Language Opportunities at Leidos
Leidos, a national security, health and engineering company that started with the proud traditions of SAIC, is currently looking for individuals with experience in linguistics, language analysis, and translation.
U.M. New York and Washington Internship Experience
The University of Mississippi has two programs designed to support students pursuing internships, one in Washington, D.C. and the other in New York, N.Y. The programs provide guidance in finding an internship, housing, the opportunity to earn academic credit, and the benefits of being enrolled as a U.M. student - including access to financial aid - while interning. For more information, visit the programs' websites:
Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program
Croft juniors, seniors and alumni interested in a career with the Foreign Service should considering for a Thomas R. Pickering fellowship. Funded by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship provides funding to students interested in pursuing a Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State. While this is an extremely competitive fellowship, all eligible Croft students (U.S. citizens with a GPA of 3.2 or above) are encouraged to apply, especially women, members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service, and students with financial need.
Boren Awards Scholarships and Fellowships for International Study
Boren Scholarships and Fellowships provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. undergraduate and graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Critical Language Scholarships
The CLS Program is a fully-funded overseas language program for American undergraduate and graduate students, with the goals of broadening the base of Americans studying and mastering critical languages and building relationships between the people of the United States and other countries. The thirteen CLS languages are: Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu.