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El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies Presents a Talk by Harry J. Elam, Jr
September 23, 2010

The El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies presents a talk by Stanford University’s Harry J. Elam, Jr. The lectureship, established by Macalester alumni Dr. Stanley M. Berry ’75 and Bertram M. Days ’74 along with Ava B. Days, honors Macalester Prof. Mahmoud El-Kati’s career (1970-2003) as a lecturer, writer and commentator on the African American experience.

Sylvia Forman Prize Awarded to Recent Macalester Graduate
September 14, 2010

Eau Claire, Wis., resident MaryBeth Grewe ’10, has been awarded the Sylvia Forman Prize from the Association for Feminist Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association, for the best undergraduate paper in feminist anthropology.

Dr. Paul Farmer to Receive Honorary Degree from Macalester College
September 10, 2010

Physician and medical anthropologist Paul Farmer will receive an honorary degree from Macalester College on Tue., Sept. 14, 2010. He is also speaking to the campus community at opening convocation that day.

Reducing the Achievement Gap
September 1, 2010

Macalester College’s Center for School Change is one of the key partners in a new, five-year, $3 million federally-funded project designed to help produce significant improvements in several St. Paul district and charter public schools.

Economics Professor named to Minnesota committee on International Economic Policy
August 2, 2010

Economics professor Raymond Robertson has been named to the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP) for a two- year term, beginning August 2010.

Macalester Professor Awarded $250K NSF Grant to Study Biological Swarming
July 21, 2010

Dr. Chad Topaz, associate professor in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department at Macalester College, has been awarded a three-year, $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study biological swarming and chemical pattern formation. The project will provide research experience to 12 Macalester undergraduates who will collaborate with Topaz and with each other.

New Associate Director Named at Macalester's Center for School Change
July 13, 2010

Sonal Desai-Redd, an expert at working with students, faculty and families, has been selected as the new Associate Director of the Center for School Change (CSC) at Macalester College. Joe Nathan, CSC director announced the selection after a search that drew several dozen applications from eight states and two countries.

Macalester Professor Awarded $1.2M NSF Grant to Study Tags
July 8, 2010

Dr. Shilad Sen, assistant professor in the Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Department at Macalester College, has been awarded a four-year, $1.2M grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study tags, or words that people use to describe videos, photographs and web pages online. The grant will lay the groundwork for research collaboration between Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. Macalester’s portion of the grant is about $250,000.

Andrew Ver Steegh '09 has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program Scholarship to Egypt
July 8, 2010

Andrew Ver Steegh ’09 of Mahtomedi, Minn., has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Egypt. Ver Steegh also received a critical language enhancement award to study Arabic.