From Classroom to Lab
As part of the HHMI Young Researchers group, Jonathan Amezquita took to the lab, where he gained valuable research skills and new friends.
Macalester students went far and wide this summer during their internships, from Amman, Jordan to Washington, D.C.
Climate Change & the City
This summer, Macalester environmental studies professors and students worked on climate-adaptation projects across St. Paul.
A popular political science class blends a traditional syllabus with an internship at the state capitol.
Public radio host and editor Stephen Smith ’82 shares his 30+ years of journalism experience by teaching Macalester students.
Goats and Garlic Mustard
Macalester biology students lived and worked at Ordway Field Station this summer, conducting research on plant nutrition and more.
Alum returns to give lecture-recital
Martínez will give lecture-recital regarding his recent book and CD on the Colombian composer Maruja Hinestrosa (1914–2002).
From Chopin to Chromactics
Along with the usual concerts and a capella performances, Macalester’s Music Department hosted many special guests and witnessed the inaugural performances of new student groups.
A faculty-and-student team evaluates the health of Minnesota's rivers by looking at an unglamorous organism: mussels.
Zeyi Shen ’16 explored a path in finance through a yearlong internship at UBS Wealth Management.
Students in one Mac classroom connect with experts around the Middle East—through Skype.
Investigating Historical Memory
Cameron Kesinger ’15 reflects on conducting research during his semester abroad in Nicaragua.
Professor Nadya Nedelsky publishes book on post-Cold War Central and Eastern Europe
GIS for Public Health
Students used GIS to investigate critical public health problems in the West Bank, Palestine.
Three seniors awarded prizes
Sarah Birkholz, Chidinma Emenike, and Annabelle Nichols were awarded Asian Languages and Culture departmental prizes.
Research & Development at 3M
Four Mac students are working in paid internships at 3M, gaining valuable experience with an industry leader.
How a grade school passion for Japanese led to an award-winning speech.
Macalester Senior Andrew Notaras Awarded Internship Stipend
Andrew Notaras was awarded an internship stipend
Special Visitor to Asian Languages and Cultures Class
Vice President Walter Mondale visited "Narratives of Alienation: 20th Century Japanese Fiction and Film" taught by Arthur Mitchell.
The Elevator Pitch
Francesco Nutricato '17 gives his elevator pitch in–where else–an elevator.
Dean of Geographers
Failing at Failure
President Rosenberg examines the lessons that can be learned from failure.
Building a Website
With guidance from the Mac alumni network, four students learned how to apply computer science to a global humanitarian project.
Geography major Amy Lebowitz ’15 explores the meaning of the great American front yard.
Award-winning novelist/professor Marlon James and actor/director/professor Harry Waters, Jr. team up to teach a new course.
Once in a Century
On Saturday, March 14, math aficionados the world over will celebrate a unique day.
Thanks to the Winter Mann-Hill Fellowships, every winter break there are students out in the world exploring career interests in health care or medicine.
Massive Math Meeting
MSCS students presented their summer research at a meeting of nearly 6,000 mathematicians.
In One Word
What word would you choose to describe college?
Careers and Connections
The MacConnect trip helps students explore career paths through links to Macalester alumni in Silicon Valley.
Hidden Human Computers
Segregated in a remote building, Black women mathematicians known as “computers” provided calculations essential to NASA and the space race.
Real-World Health Experiences
Macalester’s metro location offers many public health internships and research experiences.
Seeing Mental Illness
A popular sociology class examines our country’s incarceration culture.
Can Robots Be Human?
Meet Marvin and Armstrong, two of the robots that roam Olin-Rice Science Center, and two of their human operators.
This year, three Macalester students were represented at the ACTC film competition.
The new atomic force microscope in Olin-Rice Science Center provides researchers with amazing images at near-atomic scale.
In his summer research, Evan Weiler ’16 trained robots to navigate around a building and through the air.
Death and Dying
Learning to face life’s end is a key part of this unique anthropology course.
Mac Students at ABRCMS
With support of the Macalester-HHMI Science Education Award, four students recently attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, two as presenters.
News of 2014
Macalester faculty and students explore some of the year’s top stories.
HHMI Young Researchers
From pain to tiny arachnids, Nicole Mathews applied concepts from her science courses as she pursued answers to real-world questions in the lab.
Tiny Australian Arachnids
Collecting specimens in Australia and identifying them in the lab taught Michelle Coblens a lot about the power of original research.
Health Policy Pursuits
Jyothi Dhanwada researches pain and has interned on a U.S. Senate committee in Washington to learn firsthand about the intersection of science and health policy.
Rivers of Electricity
Noah Lupu-Gladstein explored cutting-edge thermoelectrics research in Professor James Heyman’s physics lab.
Clues from Antarctica
As part of a Keck Consortium research project, Hali Englert studied rocks from Antarctica for what they can tell us about climate change.
Reef Diving in Belize
Ilian DeCorte made daily scuba dives in Belize to learn why otherwise endangered coral were thriving there.
A Database of Brains
Bioinformatics at Harvard–MIT’s Health Sciences and Technology Program allowed Issa Ali to combine his research interests in computer science, biology and chemistry.