Global Citizenship Awards 2016
Three Macalester seniors honored for their commitment to international service.
Studying in other countries was enriching in multiple ways for two Macalester student-athletes.
Intimidated by Data? Mac Meets You Where You Are
Handling complex data is essential in almost every field. At Macalester you can successfully learn data science from any starting point.
Psychology class creates health ad campaigns directed at their fellow students.
Making College Possible
An internship with College Possible inspired Lillian Hexter ’16 to pursue a career that combines fundraising and social justice.
Eye-tracking in Vienna
Mihaela Barokova ’15 interns at the University of Vienna while studying away in Germany.
Allies across (Dis)ability
Maddie Kornfeld and Marium Ibrahim went to the experts to discover what it takes to build alliances between people with and without disabilities.
Working with the Minnesota Epilepsy Group got Simon Sangaard more interested in clinical practice.
Alumni Win Science Grants
Six recent Macalester grads win NSF Graduate Research Fellowships to support explorations into subjects ranging from stars to monkeys.
Kate Hehre ’15 (Minneapolis) spent part of January on a Macalester-sponsored trip to Guatemala.
Adventures in Interning
Mac students take advantage of their mid-metro location through working at schools, museums, and more.
Superimposing Brittany Lynk’s life path onto a world map would make for a gloriously squiggly mess.
I tweet, therefore I am...outgoing? That’s what most Twitter readers concluded, found Ethan Cline '13.
Obesity in Costa Rica
Chloe Souza ’12 took home an ACM award for her research on childhood obesity in Costa Rica.
Baseball player and psychology major Nathan Rubin ’12 discovered that self-confidence really is the decisive factor in performance.
“Front line soldiers.” That’s how Ruben Pena ‘12 describes the role of nurses. “Doctors plan the patient’s care, but nurses are in the thick of it and doing the day-to-day care,” he says.
Macalester grants tenure status to seven faculty members
Macalester College has granted tenure status to Vittorio Addona, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science; Darcy Burgund, Psychology; Liang Ding, Economics; Laura Smith and Dan Trudeau, Geography; Christopher Wells, Environmental Studies and Chuen-Fung Wong, Music.
Macalester College Hosts Speaker on Performance Anxiety
Performance anxiety expert Sian Beilock will speak at Macalester College on Friday, Nov. 11, 2011, in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Beilock, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago and a former college athlete, is author of the book Choke: What the Secrets of the Brain Reveal About Getting it Right When You Have To. Her talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 8 p.m.
Twin Genetics Research
Evan Welo ’09 is working on one of the world's preeminent twins studies. For Welo, who majored in psychology, working for the Minnesota Twin Family Study is the culmination of valuable research experiences during his time at Macalester.
The Kids are All Right: Few Negative Associations With Moms' Return to Work Soon After Having Children
Children whose mothers return to work before their offspring turn 3 are no more likely to have academic or behavioral problems than kids whose mothers stay at home, according to a review of 50 years of research.
Obesity & the Minnesota State Fair
In this episode of Macalester Talks, Professor Jaine Strauss talks about what makes overeating at certain festivities, such as the state fair, seem ok. Strauss is chair of the Psychology Department. Her research focuses on body image, eating disorders, mood and conceptions of self.
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