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Macalester part of three-year collaborative NSF grant promoting undergraduate research
November 8, 2012

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Macalester College and 18 other colleges and universities across the United States a three-year collaborative grant in the amount of $437,883 in support of undergraduate research.  The 19 undergraduate-focused institutions are a consortium known as “The Undergraduate ALFALFA Team” (UAT).

Macalester math professor named to American Mathematical Society first class of fellows
November 8, 2012

Macalester College Mathematics Professor David Bressoud is one of the mathematical scientists from around the world who has been named a Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2013, the program's initial year.  This inaugural class of 1119 Fellows represents over 600 institutions.

Pianist Grant Loehnig and Baritone Marcus DeLoach in recital
November 8, 2012

The Macalester Music Department presents pianist Grant Loehnig and baritone Marcus DeLoach in recital 3 p.m., Sun., Nov. 18, Mairs Concert Hall, Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul.  The concert is free and open to the public.  For more information, call 651-696-6808.

Facebook's head of consumer marketing elected to Macalester board
October 29, 2012

Rebecca Van Dyck, Facebook's first head of consumer marketing, has been elected to a three-year term to the Macalester College Board of Trustees. 

El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies
October 22, 2012

The El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies with the theme  “Transgressing Boundaries & Black Identities,” presents two talks this year.  University of Chicago Prof. Cathy Cohen will present, A Post Election Discussion on Nov. 8, and Duke University Prof. Mark Anthony Neal will present, A Discussion on a New Vision of Black Masculinity on Nov. 9, both at Macalester College.

Theatre and Dance Department Presents Romeo and Juliet
October 16, 2012

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.

Macalester Alumnus wins 2012 Hugo Award for comic “Digger”
October 15, 2012

Ursula Vernon, author of the popular children’s book series “Dragonbreath” and a 1998 Macalester Anthropology graduate, has received her first nomination for a Hugo award for her comic “Digger.”

Macalester astrophysicist receives grant to study mysterious galaxies
October 11, 2012

In the world of astrophysics, the evolution of galaxies remains one of the great, unsolved mysteries. Macalester Professor John Cannon has received a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for over $295,000 to try to discover how a certain curious type of galaxy changes over time.


Macalester Receives $354,500 Mellon Grant for Student Fellowships
October 11, 2012

Macalester College has received a $354,500 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York to continue its Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program through the 2014-2015 academic year. Now in its twelfth year at Macalester, MMUF aims to reduce the serious underrepresentation of minorities in the faculty ranks of institutions of higher learning by encouraging minority students to earn PhDs.