January, 2013

Leland and Kathleen Hansen Establish Geography Research Endowed Fund

Leland and Kathleen Hansen of St. Paul have established a $100,000 research endowed fund at Macalester College. It will be named the Leland and Kathleen Hansen Geography Research Endowed Fund and support student research in urban geography.

MN State Arts Board grants awarded to 10 Macalester people

The Minnesota State Arts Board has awarded grants to eight Macalester alumni and two Art and Art History faculty members for 2013.

Pursuing the Ultrafast

Maggie Molter’s graphene research allowed her to work directly with her Mac professor and as part of a university research group.

Arabic Abroad

Salman Haji’s dedication to his goal—fluency in Arabic—earned him a coveted Critical Language Scholarship from the State Dept. for study in Jordan.

Museum Aficionado

Through recent museum internships, Elizabeth Allen ’13 has blended her interests in history and art and found a new passion for public history.

Grand Opening Jan. 30 featuring discounts, prizes and refreshments

Highlander, the official store for Macalester College, will host a Grand Opening celebration on Wednesday, January 30. Officially opening in its new location at 32 S. Snelling late last year, Highlander now offers longer hours and expanded product assortments – including robust selections of clothing, gifts, supplies, course materials, and more.

Becoming a Scientist

Elena Tonc discovers the many paths to becoming a scientist.

Preventing Pain

Nathan Scheiner ’13 investigates persistent pain, seeking to prevent suffering.

Macalester grants tenure status to seven faculty members

Macalester College has granted tenure status to the following seven faculty members: Andrew Beveridge, Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science; Sarah Boyer, Biology; John Cannon, Physics & Astronomy; Devavani Chatterjea, Biology; Kristi Curry Rogers, Biology & Geology; Christina Esposito, Linguistics; and Kathryn Splan, Chemistry.

Macalester College presents guitarist Bill Frisell

He the guest for Macalester’s New Music Series, sponsored by the Rivendell Foundation. 8 p.m., Friday, February 22, Mairs Concert Hall.

Macalester’s Art Commons on the cover of Architecture MN

Macalester's Arts Commons is on the cover of the Jan/Feb 2013 Architecture Minnesota with the caption: "A college arts commons brims with light and life." Inside, the issue features an interview with President Brian Rosenberg and six pages of the first phase of the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center (JWFAC) renovation and expansion.

Overseas Interns

Most Macalester students choose to do internships in the Twin Cities, but these three students went for more exotic locales.

Language of Adoption

Silka Schreiber ’13 puts her Mandarin skills to the test helping Americans adopt children from China.

Interning with the MPCA

Michael Galgay ’14 studied urban forests with the MPCA.

War Studies

Shawn Green '13 studied abroad in London to attend the war studies program at King's College.

Arabic Epiphany

Halfway through his college years, Patrick Snyder ’13 found his true academic passions.

Helping Global Farmers

Compatible Technology Institute intern Brianna Besch ’13 learns how innovative tools—like the bicycle-powered potato slicer—help poor farmers get enough to eat.

Will Steger Intern

Meeting acclaimed polar explorer and climate change activist Will Steger was a highlight of Mark Riegel’s internship.

Chinese Twitter

Cerisa Obern ’13 arrived at Macalester already an aficionado of languages. Then she took beginning Chinese, and “I fell in love with the language,” she says. She’s been studying it ever since.

December, 2012

November, 2012

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents Face to Face, Dec. 7-8

The concert features new works by students, faculty, and guest artist Luke Olson-Elm.

Geography Professor Receives AAG Media Achievement Award

Macalester Geography Professor William Moseley has received the Association of American Geographers (AAG) Media Achievement Award.

Music Is In the Air

Romeo and Juliet

Macalester part of three-year collaborative NSF grant promoting undergraduate research

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

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

Pianist Grant Loehnig and Baritone Marcus DeLoach in recital

Understanding HIV

Mira Hager studied tissue samples from HIV-positive patients to better understand the immune response to HIV.

Internship in Palestine

Hannah McIntire ’13 interned for a second summer with the NGO Tomorrow’s Youth Organization (TYO).

Website Entrepreneur

Helping alum Dan Rippy ’89 develop a website for adult learners whetted Ben Bernard’s appetite for entrepreneurship.

Immigration Nation

Learning U.S. history through an understanding of the ethnic groups who have moved within our country’s borders.

An English Major Interns

By doing two publishing internships, Becky Schultz ’13 has helped shape and define her own career goals.

Ag Secretary's Intern

October, 2012

Exploring Pathways in Medicine

Mariah Belgen explored the effects of iron deficiency and the possibility of pairing an MD with research.

Laser Focus

Andrew Matsumoto ’13 used lasers to study molecules and found chemistry research a fascinating endeavor.

Sauropod Summer

We don’t know of another place where we could work with such an important collection of one-of-a-kind dinosaur bones or have ready access to such technology.

Computer Career Pathfinder

A Macalester alumnus guided Adam Oien ’10 to a computer science class, an internship—and then to a job at his company.

Mapping Patagonia

A geography degree, a facility with Spanish, and photography skills have landed Ross Donihue ’11 a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant.

Facebook's head of consumer marketing elected to Macalester board

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. more

El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies

El-Kati Distinguished Lectureship in American Studies “Transgressing Boundaries & Black Identities” Nov. 8-9, Macalester College

Twin Cities Theater Connections

Thanks to being located in an urban area with a rich theater scene, Macalester can offer its students plenty of professionals to learn from

Day Jobs for Artists

Politics in Cameroon

Sasha Lansky ’14 (Amherst, Mass.) offers some reflections on her experience meeting a Cameroonian political opposition candidate with classmate Mackey Borg '14 (Honolulu, Hawaii).

Synthesizing Molecules

“My undergraduate research experience in the Brisbois lab will prove helpful in achieving my career goal.”

Living Legacy

Legacy Russell ’08 is a writer-artist-curator and creative producer who’s actively building an impressive body of work in each of those roles. The lifestyle Web site refinery29. com recently named her one of “The Ten Most Inspiring Young Artists in New York City Right Now.”

Frozen Music

Six Reasons For Political Optimism