Making Music in London
While studying at King’s College London, Sam Tygiel ’13 visited ancient churches, immersed himself in the arts scene, and composed new music.
Twin sister English majors Andrea and Juliet Wilhelmi ’14 created a name for themselves in high school - Mirror Image. Under this title, they made a CD, won songwriting contests and have performed around campus.
Long-run challenges for the U.S. Economy
Timothy Taylor, managing editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives, well-known economist, and award-winning teacher shared his thoughts about the "Long-run challenges for the U.S. Economy" at an alumni breakfast on October, 13, 2011. This is a recording of his talk.
Students, Chelsea Hansen '13 and Danait Teklay '13 share their experience working with Professor Andy Overman attempting to excavate Mount Vernon where approximately two to three hundred of George Washington's slaves are buried. Through the excavation they would like to give recognition to the deceased slaves.
Davis Peace Project
Winner of one of this year's Davis Projects for Peace grants, Rayanatou Laouali ’12, discusses her project to bring economic agency and sustainability to impoverished female peanut oil laborers in Niger.
Philosophy professor, Martin Gunderson, discusses international standards for informed consent in relation to studies conducted on human subjects.
Podcast: Contemporary Slavery
History professor James Stewart talks about contemporary slavery in this country and trafficking worldwide and why these issues are nearly invisible. Stewart established Historians Against Slavery to develop "abolitionism on our campuses and in our community."
Podcast: Electric Cars
Economics professor Sarah West talks about the latest developments in electric cars. West has studied how gas prices and fuel economy affect consumer purchasing decisions.
About the Pilgrims
Was there really a first Thanksgiving or is that holiday actually the fictional construct of a certain patriotic 19th century woman?
In Professor James Heyman's lab they study graphene, the strongest material ever. Only one atom thick, graphene has exceptional electronic properties. more
Harry Elam Delivers El-Kati Lecture
A talk by Stanford University Professor Harry J. Elam, Jr. "Struggling with Racial Legacies: Adrienne Kennedy and the Power of African American Theatre." Harry J. Elam, Jr., is author of Taking it to the Streets: The Social Protest Theater of Luis Valdez and Amiri Baraka, and the Erroll Hill Prize winning book The Past as Present in the Drama of August Wilson.
Podcast: Alex Lemon
Macalester alumnus Alex Lemon '00 read from his book, Happy.
Podcast: Tips for Parents & Students
Vice president for student affairs Laurie Hamre talks about what things to do and what things you just shouldn't worry about during the first year of college.
Summer in the City
In this episode of Macalester Talks, Professor David Lanegran, geography, talks about some of the best cities to visit - and makes a strong case for visiting the Twin Cities.
Obesity & the Minnesota State Fair
In this episode of Macalester Talks, Professor Jaine Strauss talks about what makes overeating at certain festivities, such as the state fair, seem ok. Strauss is chair of the Psychology Department. Her research focuses on body image, eating disorders, mood and conceptions of self.
Podcast: Israel's Mizrahim
Frank Adler, Political Science, has researched the role of Israel's Mizrahim, Jews who for millennia were deeply rooted in the region, but were summarily expelled from Arab states after the state of Israel was founded in 1948. Professor Adler examines the "orientalist" discrimination that Mizrahim suffered in Israel, but also raises the possibility that both as Jews and Arabs, the Mizrahim might serve as a bridge to regional reconciliation.
Podcast: Who Should Live and Who Should Die
With the national debate over health care reform at a crossroads, Macalester held an open forum about the issue. Panel Participants included: Jeffrey Kahn, Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota, Michael Zis, Political Science, Macalester College, Earl Schwartz, Director of the Social Justice Program and Professor of Religion, Hamline University
Podcast: Life Expectancy and Crime
If you thought you wouldn't live very long, what would you do? Senior Jeremy Roth wondered if it would make people more likely to commit a crime. His paper on the subject earned him first place at the Minnesota Economic Association. In this episode he talks about how he came about his conclusion and how it can be applied.
Podcast: Shilad Sen
Professor Shilad Sen knows his way around computer code and the notes of a musical score. This summer he's working on something he calls a poliwiki and in his spare time, playing the saxophone in three jazz bands.
Podcast: What is an XMAC Laboratory
Professor Chad Topaz talks about what happens in the lab, patterns found in nature and how this Harvard scholar came to a liberal arts college.
Water and Power
Roopali Phadke, assistant professor of Environmental Studies, talks about her class Water and Power, the effects of water management on our global environment and where she hopes our society will be in 20 years in that area.
Podcast: State of the Union
Adrienne Christiansen, political science professor and director of the Jan Serie Center for Scholarship and Teaching, gives us her take on President Obama's State of the Union address.
Podcast: Sara Boyer on Daddy Long Legs
Daddy Long Legs: Sara Boyer, Biology, talks about what the daddy long legs can tell us about geological history.
Podcast: Our Health Care System
Political Science Professor Michael Zis talks about how politics, the economy, and the simple act of change all play a role in reforming the country's health care system.
That the World May Know
English Professor James Dawes shares his experience about interviewing the confessions of Japanese war criminals, who were responsible for some of the greatest atrocities of the 21st century.
Book of Night Women
"We tend to demonize humans but don't humanize demons," says Marlon James about his characters in the novel The Book of Night Women, which has received rave reviews.
Daylanne English, professor of English who studies African American literature, shares insights about Toni Morrison's novel Beloved. Morrison spoke on Macalester's campus for opening convocation 2006.
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