- Jan 30 Opening conversation for "The Soul Selects her own Society: Women Artists from the Miller Meigs Collection"
- Feb 3 Taste of Service
- Feb 3 Macalester New Music Series presents INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song
- Feb 4 'Moving Beyond Minnesota Nice:' Engaging Diversity in the Classroom
- Feb 12 Mitau Lecture
- Feb 17 Black History Month Keynote: Dr. Joy DeGruy - "Post-Traumatic Slave Syndrome"
- Feb 18 Mental Health Awareness Film & Speaker
- Feb 19 The Inaugural Lecture of James Dawes as DeWitt Wallace Professor of English
- Feb 19 Robert Blanchette on "Tombs, sunken ships and historic huts: studying ancient wood reveals secrets from the past"
- Feb 19 Chamber Music at Macalester: Brahms Clarinet Quintet with Osmo Vanska
With three summers of National Science Foundation research programs and a semester in a Macalester biochemistry lab on his resume, Xu Han ’10 is attending the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry.
Each summer, Han participated in the National Science Foundation’s Research Experience for Undergraduates programs in St. Louis and Beijing, and before his senior year he also worked at the Dortmund University of Technology in Germany.
"My Macalester education really prepared me well for the rigor and expectations in dental school."
Professors Rebecca Hoye and Liz Jansen helped him explore various dental schools. Hoye, his advisor, encouraged Han to attend an open house at the University of Minnesota, and Jansen connected him with Twin Cities dentists for his Taylor Fellowship.
“I have always enjoyed research, but I also knew that I liked hands-on work,” Han said. “The dental profession allows me to treat patients and explore wide-ranging research topics. My Macalester education really prepared me well for the rigor and expectations in dental school.”
Han prepared for the application and interview process by joining a group of 30 seniors last fall for a five-part weekly workshop hosted by the Career Development Center on topics like interviewing, resume-writing, and networking. He also met one-on-one with CDC staff to discuss his dental school application and to rehearse for the interview process.
“Grad school is such a huge goal for so many of our alumni, and we want to broaden awareness that we can help them,” says career counselor Kate Larson. “These services are available to students during their time at Mac, but they don’t go away when the students graduate.”