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Art Professor Godollei Wins Thomas Jefferson Award
March 28, 2013

Ruthann Godollei, Professor of Art, has been awarded the 2013 Thomas Jefferson Award. The award was established in 1961 by the Robert Earll McConnell Foundation to honor faculty members who exemplify the principles and ideals of Thomas Jefferson. Godollei was selected by a committee of past Jefferson Award winners.

2013 Projects for Peace winners
March 26, 2013

Four Macalester students, Valentino Grbavac ‘15, Andrea Grimaldi ’16, Omar Mansour ’16 and Joseph Sengeh ‘16, have received grants to undertake projects for peace in two different regions of the world. One student will help improve the quality of education in the town of Ljubuški in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the other three will work in the Sierra Leonean community of Kpetema Village building toilets and new roofs while increasing awareness of healthy sanitation practices.

Macalester Professor Awarded American Academy of Arts and Letters 2013 Literature Prize
March 18, 2013

Macalester English Professor Peter Bognanni is one of 19 writers who’s been granted an American Academy of Arts and Letters 2013 award in literature. The awards will be presented in New York in May at the Academy’s annual Ceremonial.

“International Law as Smart Power” 32nd Annual Mitau Lecture with Yale’s Harold Hongju Koh
February 26, 2013

“International Law as Smart Power,” is the title of Harold Kongju Koh’s talk as the 32nd Annual Mitau Endowed Lecturer, 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2013, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn.  It’s free and open to the public.  For more information, call 651-696-6290.

Armed and not Dangerous: Jesus in Jerusalem, Arnold Lowe Lectureship with Yale’s Dale B. Martin
February 22, 2013

“Armed and not Dangerous: Jesus in Jerusalem,” is the title of Dale B. Martin’s talk for the Arnold Lowe Lecture, 4:45 p.m., Thursday, March 7, 2013, in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn.  It’s free and open to the public.  For more information, call 651-696-6141.

The Oleg Jardetzky Lecture on Science, Culture, and Ethics With Emory’s Frans de Waal
February 22, 2013

"The Bonobo and the Atheist: Morality, Religion, and Prosocial, Primates," is the title of Frans B. M. de Waal’s talk for the annual Oleg Jardetzky Lecture on Science, Culture, and Ethics in Honor of Jim and Mary Engel and Robert Morgan, 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center.  The lecture is free and open to the public.  Call 651-696-6141 for more information.

Macalester Connect+ Leadership Conference with Keynoter Fred Swaniker ’99
February 21, 2013

This weekend, February 23-24, Macalester is hosting a conference designed to bring together a diverse group of student leaders from colleges throughout the United States to serve as a launching pad for their individual projects. The conference is inspired by the 50th Anniversary of the United World College movement. For more information, go to Connect+ Schedule.

A Recital of New Music by Randy Bauer March 1 at Macalester
February 19, 2013

Randy Bauer will present a recital of new music Friday, March 1, at 8 p.m., Mairs Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul.  The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information call 651-696-6808.

Allison Charney, soprano, and Mark Mazullo, piano in recital March 3
February 11, 2013

Allison Charney, soprano, and Mark Mazullo, piano will be in recital Sunday, March 3 at 3 p.m., Mairs Concert Hall, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul.  The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information call 651-696-6808.