Orchestra Tunes Up
Conductor Mark Mandarano leads his student performers in the recently rebuilt Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center.
Picking Bones in Montana
Three geology majors spent the summer studying fossils that tell the story of the ancient wetlands of Montana’s Upper Missouri River Breaks.
Cultural Anthro Class
In this first-year course they learn about communities, anthropology and each other.
Halfway through his college years, Patrick Snyder ’13 found his true academic passions.
Fabulous Field Trips
Macalester's location makes it easy for students to enjoy both urban and rural field trips.
Let's Get Physical
It’s 2:20 on a Friday afternoon. Classes are winding down for the week, but inside the Theatre and Dance Department’s black box studio, the energy levels are just ramping up.
Galileo on Trial
Students in HIST 294—Science, Magic, and Belief—reenacted the 1632 trial to decide whether Galileo’s science was a crime against the Catholic Church.
Sophors Khut '14 spent his summer researching parallel computing, troubleshooting software, and writing an e-book.
Mira Hager studied tissue samples from HIV-positive patients to better understand the immune response to HIV.
Learning U.S. history through an understanding of the ethnic groups who have moved within our country’s borders.
Global Food Puzzle
Why is it so hard to get food to the hungry? Students explore problems and possibilities in the course Economics of Global Food Problems.
International Roundtable 2012
The seats were full as speakers from ag businesses and international scholars discussed the future of food.
Exploring Pathways in Medicine
Mariah Belgen explored the effects of iron deficiency and the possibility of pairing an MD with research.
Andrew Matsumoto ’13 used lasers to study molecules and found chemistry research a fascinating—and surprisingly social—endeavor.
We don’t know of another place where we could work with such an important collection of one-of-a-kind dinosaur bones or have ready access to such technology.
Twin Cities Theater Connections
Thanks to being located in an urban area with a rich theater scene, Macalester can offer its students plenty of professionals to learn from.
Theatre and Dance Department Presents Romeo and Juliet
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday Nov. 9 and 10, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Nov. 15–17 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. Romeo and Juliet is directed by Ruth Easton Guest Artist Matt Sciple. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.
Latino Poetry Now Reading Fall 2012
Macalester College welcomed gifted and dynamic Latino poets, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Xochiquetzal Candelaria, and Lorena Duarte, who read from their work.
Kids Cancer Research
Studying pediatric skin cancers was transformative for pre-med student Beatrice Brumley ’13.
Eco Field Research
Yuris Martinez ’13 and her classmates give a tour of the Ordway Field Station to explain the research being conducted.
Geology Field Trip to Iowa
A dozen geology students dug up thousands of Devonian era fossils—and made an especially exciting find.
Space Through the Hubble
At Kitt Peak National Observatory, Erin O’Leary used Hubble Space Telescope images to analyze galaxies. Soon she’ll present her findings to the American Astronomical Society.
Intrigued by a class in structural geology, Nikita Avdievitch ’13 accompanied his professor to Northeast China to study an unusual outcropping of rocks.
Exploring Health Professions
Taylor Fellowships give students a taste of their own kind of medicine.
A focus on feeding the world and a more informal format means many more students will be involved in this year’s International Roundtable.
Chuck Green Fellows 2012
For 12 Macalester sophomores and juniors every spring, the final exams and papers at semester’s end mark simply the halfway point for one of their classes.
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.
Anatomy of a Crime
Within the first 30 minutes of this class, 16 students have already viewed clips from "Psycho," “The Godfather,” and “Silence of the Lambs” to compare the cinematography. They're researching everything from criminal justice to media portrayals of serial killers.
Mathematics professor Chad Topaz is pioneering new methods of teaching in his Applied Calculus and Differential Equations courses.