2017-2018 Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Lecture
The University of Mississippi chapter of Phi Beta Kappa hosted Professor Judith A. Carney of UCLA. In addition to class visits and meals with faculty and students during her September 13-15 visit, Professor Carney delivered the Visiting Scholar lecture, “Seeds of Memory: Food Legacies of the Transatlantic Slave Trade,” to a capacity crowd in Barnard Observatory.
Many thanks to our sponsors who helped make this possible: the UM Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, the College of Liberal Arts, the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, the Arch Dalrymple III Department of History, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture, the Department of Modern Languages — and, of course, the Phi Beta Kappa Society itself for providing us with another outstanding Visiting Scholar.
UM Student Serves as Writing Intern for the Phi Beta Kappa Society
The University of Mississippi has seen multiple students earn a writing internship with the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Their task is to write articles for the national Society’s website. Here you can find one of the most recent publications by a UM student: http://www.keyreporter.org/PbkNews/PbkNews/Details/2323.html
Spring 2017 Initiation Ceremony
The seventeenth initiation ceremony of Beta of Mississippi was held on April 7, 2017, with 70 students accepting the invitation to membership. Dr. Lee Cohen, Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, spoke to the initiates and their guests at the afternoon ceremony held in Paris-Yates Chapel.
The UM chapter of Phi Beta Kappa is grateful for the support of Chancellor Vitter, Provost Wilkin and College of Liberal Arts Dean Lee Cohen in making the 2017 ceremony a meaningful event for our honored students, their families and their friends.