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  • Croft Graduate Wins National Portz Scholarship

    In July, we learned that 2015 Croft graduate Amir Aziz had been chosen as one of four winners of the national Portz Scholarship by the National Collegiate Honors Council.  As a winner, he has been invited to present his thesis, "Al-Arabiyyah, Le Fran├žais, and the Soul of Algeria: The Language Tango between Arabic and French in Algerian Education Policy and Defining Post-Colonial Algerian National Identity," at the 2015 NCHC National Conference in November.  Having come to the University of Mississippi from Singapore, Amir studied both Arabic and French, and his thesis was written under the direction of Dr. Vivian Ibrahim.  Amir used both Arabic and French-language sources and conducted surveys in both languages with young people in Algeria.  As Dr. Ibrahim commented, "His thesis is a huge contribution to the field as it deals with Algeria, a country often ignored inthe context of the Middle East."

    Amir has begun a Ph.D. in French at the University of Texas at Austin.  He is the second Croft graduate to with a Portz Scholarship in the last five years.  The other is Ryan Parsons, who won in 2011, and, after a earning a masters degree in development studies from the University of Cambridge and working as the program coordinator for the McLean Institute for Public Service and Community Engagement here at the University of Mississippi, is now pursuing a Ph.D. in Sociology at Princeton University.

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From the Institute
August 26, 2015

Fall 2015 Language Tables at the Residential College

Once again, the Department of Modern Languages is offering Language  Tables at the South Residential College. These give students a chance to practice their languages in an informal, no-pressure situation.  See the full schedule to find out when your language meets.

January 7, 2015

Croft Graduate Works with Entertainers to Create Innovating Marketing Programs

Croft graduate H.L. Ray (B.A. 2005) was recently featured on Skyward.com's Content Standard blog.  H.L. is the Senior Director of Business Development and Entertainment at Gilt, an online retailer that offers designer fashions and exclusive experiences at discount in flash sales.  He works with entertainers to develop marketing campaigns related to major events, such as a tour or the release of an album.  H.L writes, "My experience [at Croft] has fed greatly into my career as it stands now.  We are super focused on international expansion at Gilt and the curriculum at Croft gave me a solid foundation for building a global career."
http://www.skyword.com/contentstandard/innovator-series/interview-how-gilts-h-l-ray-works-with-celebrities-to-create-extraordinary-content/

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August 31, 2015
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Croft Graduate Wins National Portz Scholarship

In July, we learned that 2015 Croft graduate Amir Aziz had been chosen as one of four winners of the national Portz Scholarship by the National Collegiate Honors Council.  As a winner, he has been invited to present his thesis, "Al-Arabiyyah, Le Fran├žais, and the Soul of Algeria: The Language Tango between Arabic and French in Algerian Education Policy and Defining Post-Colonial Algerian National Identity," at the 2015 NCHC National Conference in November.  Having come to the University of Mississippi from Singapore, Amir studied both Arabic and French, and his thesis was written under the direction of Dr. Vivian Ibrahim.  Amir used both Arabic and French-language sources and conducted surveys in both languages with young people in Algeria.  As Dr. Ibrahim commented, "His thesis is a huge contribution to the field as it deals with Algeria, a country often ignored inthe context of the Middle East."

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April 27, 2015

Schwarzman Scholars: One-Year Interdisciplinary Degree in China

The Schwarzman Scholars program is a new scholarship "designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders."  It offers funding for a one-year Master's degree in public policy, economics and business, or international studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing.  It is open to anyone younger than 28, and applications for the 2016 cohort are now open.  The deadline is October 1, 2015.  Please visit the Schwarzman Scholars website or contact Dr. Schenck for more information.