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.
Can You Hear the Difference?
If you live in New York, you probably pronounce the words caught and cot quite differently. If you live in California, they most likely come out sounding the same. What Kaitlyn Arctander ’11 (Seacliff, New York) wanted to find out was if Midwesterners, too, were beginning to “merge” these vowel sounds.
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.
John Cage's Sonatas, Interludes and Accumulations
The Macalester Theatre & Dance and Music Departments collaborated on a significant choreographed performance of John Cage’s landmark 1948 piece, “Sonatas and Interludes for Prepared Piano.”
One of the New Music Series concerts featured jazz pianist, composer, and arranger Uri Caine performing solo piano works as well as with a combo, which included Macalester studio instructors Dave Jensen, trumpet, and Kathy Jensen, saxophone. The MacJazz big band, directed by Joan Griffith, performed several works by Caine.
From Mac To Yale
Rebecca Delventhal pursues a PhD at Yale University in Biological and Biomedical Sciences.