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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.

Macalester Sociology Graduate Wins National Paper Competition
June 10, 2013

The American Sociological Association: Sociology of Law Section has given its Undergraduate Paper Award to Mary Pheng of Richfield, Minn., a 2013 Macalester Sociology graduate. Pheng received the award for her paper “The Bureaucratic Savior: How Human Service Professionals Allocate Rights to Noncitizens.” The award will be presented during the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association this August in New York.

Eight to be honored at Macalester Reunion in June
May 16, 2013

An EPA Administrator and a London-based Venture Philanthropist are two of eight to be honored at Macalester Reunion in June.

Math professor named AMS Congressional Fellow and elected to new position at MAA
May 16, 2013

Prof. Karen Saxe has been named the American Mathematical Society (AMS) 2013-14 Congressional Fellow.

Recent Macalester student award winners
May 10, 2013

Several Macalester students have recently received scholarships or fellowships.

Music professor receives McKnight Composition Fellowship
May 9, 2013

Music Prof. Randy Bauer has received a McKnight Composition Fellowship, funded by the McKnight Foundation. He is one of four recipients. The American Composers Forum made the announcement.