October, 2013

Learning from Cuba

Nadejda Orlowski ’14 found there is much to learn from this island nation.

Buddhism in India

Two Mac seniors spent the summer in Dharamsala—and met the Dalai Lama.

Joining Team Chatterjea

Once this biology student saw what was happening in immunology lab, she signed up on the spot.

Fall Break 2013

Exhibition by Macalester Art Professor

Macalester Art Prof. Gary Erickson will exhibit his work titled “Experiencing China: Jingdezhen Porcelain Spirals,” November 21 – December 18, 2013, at the H. Williams Teaching Gallery, Concordia University, 1301 Marshall Ave., St. Paul, Minn. There will be two public receptions: one, from 5-7 p.m., on Thursday November 21, and the other from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, November 23. All events are free and open to the public.

Summer Research Poster Session

Family Fest Sampler Concerts

International Roundtable 2013

The 20th Annual International Roundtable focused on Global Health: Promoting Equity Within and Across Borders. more

The Literary Bible

A new English Department course explores the King James version of the scriptures along with the works of other 17th century authors.

Macalester Geography Professor Wins Book Prize

Eric Carter's book, "Enemy in the Blood: Malaria, Environment, and Development in Argentina," published by the University of Alabama Press, has received the 2013 Elinor Melville Prize for the best book on Latin American environmental history, awarded by the Conference on Latin American History.

Fall at Macalester

Scenes from today, images from yesterday.

Photos: Fall 2013 Week 7

Macalester professor to talk about Egypt, his home country

Classics Prof. Wessam Elmeligi, a native of Alexandria, Egypt, will discuss Egypt’s recent turmoil in a talk at 12 p.m., Thursday, October 31, in Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel.

Field Trips Fall 2013

Art Supplier

All the Right Moves

Jon Chen ’11 first learned to dance at Macalester. Now he’s showing his ballroom skills on the national stage.

Keeping Secrets

Amazon tracks your purchases. Google sifts your email. And Uncle Sam may be monitoring your international calls. Is privacy even possible in the age of the Internet?

The Anxious, Empathic Writer

Wiffle Ball Hero

President Wilson

Kai Wilson ’14 (West Hartford, Conn.) never took part in student government in high school, but he’s now the president of the Macalester College Student Government (MCSG).

Ten Years

A Gazelle and Flesh-Eating Beetles

9 Professors 4 Answers

The Beez Kneez

An environmental studies degree led Erin Rupp '04 to a carerr producing honey and educating kids about the importance of bees.

Archaeology Students' Posters Presented at MN Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

United Nations Intern

After sending an email to a Macalester alumnus she’d never met, Jolena Zabel ’16 spent the summer in Washington, D.C., interning with the United Nations Population Fund.

Absolute Time

Sam Eklund ’14 helps philosophy professor take a new look at 17th century thinkers.

Favorite Spots

Students talk about their favorite locations around campus, from restaurants to dance halls.

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents “The Government Inspector” November 7-9

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents The Government Inspector, by Nikolai Gogol, in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Tickets are $7 general admission and $5 for seniors and groups. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday Nov. 7, 8, and 9, and Saturday Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. The Government Inspector is directed by Robert Rosen, guest artist in the Theatre and Dance Department. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.

Photos: Fall 2013 Week 6


Alana Horton re-creates Macalester history in her captone project. A devised play that moves across the campus, starting in Wallace Hall, heading to the Old Main War Memorial, and ending in the Theater Building’s furniture storage.

MAC in the City 2013

Macalester alumni gathered in 29 cities worldwide for MAC in the City 2013 on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Macalester Renames Humanities Building after Founder and First President

Macalester College has renamed its Humanities Building Neill Hall after the Rev. Edward Duffield Neill (1823 -1893), founder and first president of the college. The Board of Trustees voted last weekend to make the change.

Macalester alumnus establishes scholarship at college

Macalester alumnus Duane Burnham, retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Abbott Laboratories, has established the Burnham Scholarship at Macalester College which will support five students in each incoming class.

Photos: Fall 2013 Week 5

A Look at Doty

Alysia Jones '17 takes a tour of her residence hall floor.

South Africa Sojourn

A semester in Cape Town led Stephen Peyton ’13 to important research—and his life’s work.

We're No. 1 Again

Per Capita, Macalester Faculty #1 Among Peers for National Science Foundation Grants

Improving Solar Cells

John Graham ’14 worked on cutting edge thin film research for solar cells with physics professor Jim Doyle.

Why Global Health Matters

Christy Hanson, dean for the Institute of Global Citizenship, explains why global health matters.

Spiritual Meets Medical

An interest in Islam led Marni Schreiber ’14 to a project helping hospitals meet the needs of diverse populations.

Boren Scholar to Morocco

David Goldstein ’16 went to Morocco’s Atlas Mountains to intensively study Arabic.

Inaugural Ostermeier Human Rights Lecture Oct. 17

The Inaugural Ostermeier Human Rights Lecture with PEN American Center’s Suzanne Nossel is Thu., Oct. 17, 4:45 p.m., in the John B. Davis Lecture Hall, Ruth Stricker Dayton Campus Center, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul, Minn. Nossel’s talk is titled “The New Free Speech.” The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information call 651-696-6290.