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Poet Richard Blanco to Speak at Macalester Opening Convocation September 11
August 20, 2013

Richard Blanco, inaugural poet for President Barack Obama and author of several acclaimed books, will speak at Macalester’s opening convocation at 4:30 p.m., Wed., Sept. 11, in the Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Kagin Commons.  Blanco will also be awarded an honorary degree.

Nine Tenure-Track Professors Join Macalester
August 15, 2013

Eight new tenure-track faculty members have joined Macalester this fall. They are Morgan Adamson (Media & Cultural Studies), Peter Bognanni (English), Julia Chadaga (Russian Studies), Steve Guglielmo (Psychology), Zeynep Gürsel (International Studies), Rivi Handler-Spitz (Asian Languages and Cultures), Arthur Mitchell (Asian Languages and Cultures) and Marcos Eduardo Ortega (Biology). David Shuman (Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science) will join the MSCS faculty in January 2014.

New Music at Macalester presents the ETHEL string quartet performing “GRACE”
August 6, 2013

Since its founding in 1998, the string quartet ETHEL has been a musical pioneer.  They’ll perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, in Mairs Concert Hall, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center & Gallery, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, Minn.  They are part of Macalester’s New Music Series, sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation.

Macalester 2013 alumna is delegate to 65th Japan-America Student Conference
July 11, 2013

From July 25 to August 19, Kelly Lynn Cargos ’13 from Orange, Conn., will take part in the prestigious Japan-America Student Conference (JASC), the world’s longest running student-led exchange program between the two countries. Cargos will join a group of 70 college students, half from Japan and half from the U.S., traveling around Japan and discussing some of the most pressing issues concerning both countries.

Macalester Board Elects Two New Members
July 2, 2013

The Macalester College Board of Trustees has elected two new trustees: Dr. Patricia Elizabeth Hume, a physician at the San Francisco Free Clinic in San Francisco, Calif., and Aukse Jurkute, an investment banker for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London, England. Both have been elected to three-year terms that begin in October.  They replace outgoing trustees Melvin Collins of St. Paul, Minn., and Per von Zelowitz of Summit, N.J. 

Recent Macalester faculty award winners
June 19, 2013

Several Macalester faculty members have recently received grants or fellowships.

Volunteers of America - Minnesota welcomes Macalester professor to board of directors
June 18, 2013

Volunteers of America-Minnesota (VOA-MN), a nonprofit health and human services organization, recently welcomed Macalester College American Studies Prof. Karin Aguilar-San Juan to its board of directors.  Aguilar-San Juan is one of two new board members who will bring fresh perspectives and deep experience in restorative justice to an organization with a long history of helping ex-offenders and at-risk teens.

Macalester Math professor receives a SIAM Outstanding Paper Prize
June 10, 2013

The Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has chosen a paper co-written by Macalester Math Prof. Chad Topaz and Prof. Andrew Bernoff of Harvey Mudd College for one of three outstanding paper prizes in 2013. Their paper, A Primer of Swarm Equilibria, SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems Vol. 10, Issue 1 (2011), pp. 212-250will also reappear as a "SIGEST" article in SIAM Review, the society's flagship journal.

Professor to continue work in Mongolia with an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellowship
June 10, 2013

Macalester Geography Professor Holly Barcus has been awarded a New Directions Fellowship from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to acquire additional language and cultural training to more fully extend her work on migration in Mongolia.