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News from the Croft Institute
  • 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

  • Bancroft Fund Enters $5 Million, Five-Year Commitment to University of Mississippi

    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. 

    http://news.olemiss.edu/bancroft-fund-enters-5-million-five-year-commitment-um/

  • 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.

    Cotelo has a triple major in international studies, economics and mathematics. She is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College and a Croft Institute scholar. A founding member of the RebelTHON dance marathon, she was the event’s 2016 executive director. She received the World Cup Initiative Grant and was the Portuguese Outstanding Student of the year from 2013 to 2015. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi and Omicron Delta Kappa honor societies. She is also on Mortar Board and is recipient of a Taylor Medal, the university’s highest academic award. After graduation, Cotelo plans to take a year to travel and then pursue a career in the nonprofit sector. She is the daughter of Enrique and Irene Cotelo of Oxford.

    An international studies and French major, Wicks is a member of the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, where she was a senator, and the Croft Institute, where she was a senator and vice chair for social activities. She co-founded the Honors College Student Union and was an Associated Student Body senator. She is an NSHSS Di Yerbury International Scholar, and a member of Phi Kappa Phi, Gamma Beta Phi and Phi Eta Sigma honor societies, Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-medical honor society, Alpha Lambda Delta freshman honor society and Pi Delta Phi French honor society. She served as community service chair for Omicron Delta Kappa and on Mortar Board. Wicks also worked with the Lazarus Project multispectral digital imaging team and was a Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine summer scholar and research intern in 2014 and 2015. She helped to organize TEDxUM and is in the Columns Society. Wicks is an Ole Miss Ambassador, Global Ambassador appropriations committee chair and a member of its rules committee. She has volunteered for numerous events and organizations in Oxford, including Boys and Girls Club of North Mississippi, Big Event, RebelTHON, Green Grove Initiative and Operation Christmas Child. After graduation, she plans to attend medical school. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wicks of Ocean Springs.

From the Institute
March 8, 2017

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.

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Students in the News
February 9, 2017

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.

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Faculty News
December 30, 2016

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.

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From the Institute
November 2, 2016

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 umurjournal@go.olemiss.edu. 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 umurjournal@go.olemiss.edu

Students in the News
October 24, 2016

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

Students in the News
October 12, 2016
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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

From the Institute
May 13, 2016
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Bancroft Fund Enters $5 Million, Five-Year Commitment to University of Mississippi

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. 

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Students in the News
March 7, 2016
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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.

[read more]