- Oct 5 Chopin Society presents pianist Lukáš Vondráček
- Oct 7 Art for Memory: An Itinerant Museum for the Flow of Memories
- Oct 9 International Roundtable
- Oct 10 Family Fest Weekend
- Oct 10 International Roundtable
- Oct 18 International Archaeology Day: "'Monuments Men (and Women):' Cultural Property in Conflict Today"
- Oct 23 Fall Break
- Oct 24 Fall Break
- Oct 29 Macalester New Music Series: Music from Copland House
- Oct 31 Admissions Fall Sampler
This summer, Diane Rubin ’13 (Amherst, Mass.) and Jenny Liu ’13 (Hsinchu City, Taiwan) saw firsthand that exploring biology isn’t limited to textbooks in a classroom. Some days it takes waders and wetsuits, too.
As two of the Macalester students working as research assistants with biology professor Dan Hornbach, their work took place in both the lab and the water. Part of their research involved collecting data from a stream in the Belwin Conservancy, a 1,300-acre preserve half an hour away from campus. “They get an authentic research experience,” says Hornbach, who works with teams of students each summer. “They actually get to be involved in projects where we don’t know the answers, where we’re trying to find out the answers to particular questions. Providing those experiences for our students is what we’re supposed to do.”