Willem Laursen '11 seeks to understand what causes pain and how to treat it better. He continues his work at the National Institutes of Health.
Anthropology professor Scott Legge takes us on a tour of his office while explaining his field of study, biological anthropology.
Inventions for Mayo Clinic
Two Macalester teams recently presented at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., their analyses and recommendations about inventions in development at Mayo as part of the Mayo Innovation Scholars Program.
A Private Life
Retired Macalester Religious Studies Prof. Cal Roetzel has been translating Civil War letters for 20 years.
Reconciliation and Iraq
Evelyn Daugherty ’11 (Ann Arbor, Michigan) took Arabic to fulfill her language requirement—and discovered her life’s work.
Three Amazing Jobs
After travelling the world, Sarah Louise Galbraith ’03 landed a great job at Discovery Networks, home of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC.
Momchil Jelev works for Johnson & Johnson and credits much of his success now to the experiences he had at Macalester.
Learning the Legislature
This is the kind of class that just cannot be offered at small-town colleges, says Professor Julie Dolan.
Despite having majored in geology, Becky Roberts ’09 never expected to find herself wriggling on her belly through karst caves deep in an Alaskan island. But she did that and much more during her summer as a GeoCorps worker in the Tongass National Forest.
Philosophy professor, Martin Gunderson, discusses international standards for informed consent in relation to studies conducted on human subjects.
Finding Art in Liberal Arts
Pei-Hsaun Wang talks about how the liberal arts has informed her work as an artist.
Why I Like Teaching
Macalester professors talk about what makes teaching students at Macalester rewarding.
Go-go Dancers, Arabic, and YouTube
Three Mac sociology seniors win top prizes for their academic papers.
Studying South Africa
With a double major in political science and international studies, it’s clear that Victor Parker ’11 (Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.) is determined to become a world citizen. But add in his French minor, study of Afrikaans, and two internships in South Africa and his global curiosity becomes even more apparent.
The Great Liberal Arts
Hannah Glaser attends the University of Birmingham's (England) master's program in acting
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."
Interview with Author Charles Baxter ’69
Author Charles Baxter ’69 talks here about his most recent book, Gryphon: New and Selected Stories (Pantheon, 2011), which is the common reading for Macalester Reunion 2011. Baxter, who also wrote the National Book Award-nominated novel Feast of Love, is the Edelstein-Keller Professor in Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota. For more information, visit charlesbaxter.com.
The week-long January seminar, led by Professor Molly Olsen, Department of Hispanic Studies and Paul Schadewald of the Civic Engagement Center, explored the challenges and cultural strategies of resistance in New Orleans neighborhoods in the wake of disaster and in the midst of economic adversity. Participants toured the city and met with a number of community partners, scholars and activists.