- Apr 18 Mac Jazz
- Apr 25 Spring Dance Concert
- Apr 25 Macalester Choirs: Bach Cantata #161 & Fauré Requiem
- Apr 27 Spring Dance Concert
- Apr 27 Macalester Chamber Ensembles Concert
- May 3 Macalester African Music Ensemble
- May 5 Naming Ceremony for the Joan Adams Mondale Hall of Studio Art
- May 6 Classes End
- May 7 HARAMBEE! A Celebration of Multicultural Life at Macalester
- May 11 Chopin Society presents pianist Richard Goode
Periodic Table of the Sciences at Macalester
Macalester students and faculty conduct research at the cutting edge of science. Our location in the Twin Cities translates into access to a wide variety of additional opportunities in academic and corporate labs including 3M and Medtronic. More
Macalester students are working with faculty on science research that is both original and aims to make a difference in how people understand the world.
In one lab students are trying to create thin-film solar cells that may one day replace our dependence on fossil fuels.
Down the hall, other students are working on ways to reduce pain caused by inflammation.
Across the way, students are trying to untangle the fossil record so that we may better understand the history of the earth.
And still others are looking up into the night sky at dwarf galaxies with new results.
This kind of research usually takes place only at big research universities where it is done by graduate students. Says geology Professor Ray Rogers, "When I bring my students with me on expeditions, Macalester students work alongside graduate students from big research institutions, and my colleagues at those institutions are amazed by how hard our students work, by how engaged and in tune with the research they are. Our students shine as researchers."