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Macalester receives grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research to study aging
June 14, 2012

Macalester College, McGill University, Université du Québec à Montréal, and the University of Minnesota have received a grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to study aging.  The grant, totaling about $200,000, will allow the researchers, over a period of three years, to study survival analysis as it relates to aging.

Muñoz receives Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship
June 6, 2012

Alicia Muñoz, an assistant professor in Hispanic Studies, has received the Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship for junior faculty. 

Annual Fund closes fiscal year by surpassing $3 million
June 1, 2012

The final results are still being tallied, but all signs point to another successful fiscal year for Macalester’s Annual Fund, thanks to loyal support from the college’s donor community. By late May, the Annual Fund had raised more than $3 million, and a push led by staff and volunteers generated more online gifts in the last two days of May than in any other two-day window in Macalester’s history. Alumni, parents and friends helped ongoing fundraising initiatives flourish and also rallied several classes to new participation records.

Three Macalester faculty to participate in ACM-Mellon SAIL Seminar
June 1, 2012

Andrew Billing, French and Francophone Studies, Scott Legge, Anthropology, and Eric Wiertelak, Psychology and Director of Neuroscience Studies, will participate as a team representing the humanities, social and natural sciences at an ACM-Mellon Seminars in Advanced Interdisciplinary Learning (SAIL) in July titled “Considering Animals.” 

Rhodes Wins Radcliffe Fellowship
May 30, 2012

Jane Rhodes, American studies professor and Dean for the Study of Race and Ethnicity, has been awarded a coveted year-long fellowship by the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard.

Macalester receives $1.3M grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
May 24, 2012

Macalester has received a $1.3M, four-year grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) in support of undergraduate science education. Macalester, one of 47 small colleges and universities in the United States to receive a HHMI award, will use the funding to promote curricular innovation and to provide local and global research experiences for students. Macalester’s application was considered along with 181 other submissions in this national competition.

Eight to be honored at Annual Macalester Reunion in June
May 22, 2012

Former NY/NJ Port Authority executive and national expert on abuse are Two of eight to be honored at Annual Macalester Reunion in June. They are a former NY/NJ Port Authority executive director, a national expert on abuse, a football coach, an actor and mentor, and an advocate at the Special Court in Sierra Leone.  But one thing they all have in common is that they are all Macalester alumni who will be honored in June during reunion weekend.

Macalester and Carleton receive grant from MHS to study Minnesota’s environmental history – Joint conference in June
May 16, 2012

Chris Wells, associate professor of environmental studies at Macalester, and George Vrtis, assistant professor of environmental studies and history at Carleton College, have received a grant of $102,522 from the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) to advance research focused on the environmental history of Minnesota.

Macalester alum Charles Baxter wins prestigious Rea Award for the Short Story
May 16, 2012

Charles Baxter, a 1969 Macalester graduate and fiction writer, has won the Rea Award for the Short Story, a lifetime achievement honor.