JESS COOLEY is our 2020 Barksdale Award winner! Jess has won $5,000 to travel the Chiquitanía in Bolivia on motorcycle. The Chiquitanía is an arid forest in eastern Bolivia that serves as Bolivia’s natural barrier against global warming, and recently suffered devastating fires as did the Brazilian Amazon and the Australian bushlands. From August to October […]
Congratulations to the 2019 Barksdale Award Winner Maureen Maher! A junior psychology major, Maureen will be taking a 42-day road trip through 12 national parks this summer. Her $5,000 award will allow her to conduct a multilayer study on the national park seasonal worker, and her research will culminate in her honors thesis. Way to […]
Join the SMBHC on February 19th at 7pm at the Ford Center, where UM Sociology and Southern Studies Assistant Professor and SMBHC alum Brian Foster will present Jukebox: Sounds like Then. Before his presentation, the 2019 Barksdale Award winner(s) will be announced. Free and open to the public!
Congratulations to Jarvis Benson, Jaz Brisack, John Chappell, Chinelo Ibekwe, and Marisa Kutchma! Benson, Brisack, and Chappell have been named Rhodes Scholarship finalists, Brisack and Kutchma have been named Marshall Scholarship finalists, and Ibekwe has been named a finalist for the 2018 Rhodes West Africa Scholarship! Grenada, MS native Jarvis Benson is studying international studies and […]
Gabrielle Schust (SMBHC 20) and Bethany Fitts (SMBHC 19) have been named the 2018 Barksdale Award winners. For the full story, click here. Congratulations, Gabrielle and Bethany!
The Barksdale is an award of $5,000 to enable students to undertake projects they have dreamed up, planned out in some detail, and now are ready to implement on their own, if they just had some money to make it happen. That’s why our single criterion is “Make us jealous.” The chance to fulfill a […]