Fabulous Field Trips
Macalester's location makes it easy for students to enjoy both urban and rural field trips.
Let's Get Physical
It’s 2:20 on a Friday afternoon. Classes are winding down for the week, but inside the Theatre and Dance Department’s black box studio, the energy levels are just ramping up.
Galileo on Trial
Students in HIST 294—Science, Magic, and Belief—reenacted the 1632 trial to decide whether Galileo’s science was a crime against the Catholic Church.
Sophors Khut '14 spent his summer researching parallel computing, troubleshooting software, and writing an e-book.
Cyber Politics in Practice
Rather than write individual term papers, political science students built a website to show how presidential candidates used Twitter during the 2012 presidential primary
The Piraq Causa [Who is Still to Blame?]
World Philosophy Day with Dessa
Music Is In the Air
Mira Hager studied tissue samples from HIV-positive patients to better understand the immune response to HIV.
Physical Theater, Robert Rosen's Class
Learning U.S. history through an understanding of the ethnic groups who have moved within our country’s borders.
Global Food Puzzle
Why is it so hard to get food to the hungry? Students explore problems and possibilities in the course Economics of Global Food Problems.
Senior history majors saw first-hand how complicated commemorating history can be, thanks to a capstone class that drew on events marking the 150th anniversary of Minnesota’s U.S.-Dakota War.
International Roundtable 2012
The seats were full as speakers from ag businesses and international scholars discussed the future of food.
Exploring Pathways in Medicine
Mariah Belgen explored the effects of iron deficiency and the possibility of pairing an MD with research.
Andrew Matsumoto ’13 used lasers to study molecules and found chemistry research a fascinating endeavor.
Hannah Warman ‘13 spent the summer in Rwanda as a student researcher.
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.
Presidential Debate Screening Fall 2012
Cone of Light
Students experiment with the film "Line Describing a Cone."
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
“My undergraduate research experience in the Brisbois lab will prove helpful in achieving my career goal.”
Theatre and Dance Department Presents Romeo and Juliet
The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center, Main Stage Theater.
Latino Poetry Now Reading Fall 2012
Macalester College welcomed gifted and dynamic Latino poets, Rigoberto Gonzalez, Xochiquetzal Candelaria, and Lorena Duarte, who read from their work.
Banned Book Reading Fall 2012
Kids Cancer Research
Studying pediatric skin cancers was transformative for pre-med student Beatrice Brumley ’13.
Eco Field Research
Yuris Martinez ’13 and her classmates give a tour of the Ordway Field Station to explain the research being conducted.
Geology Field Trip to Iowa
A dozen geology students dug up thousands of Devonian era fossils—and made an especially exciting find.
Space Through the Hubble
At Kitt Peak National Observatory, Erin O’Leary used Hubble Space Telescope images to analyze galaxies. Soon she’ll present her findings to the American Astronomical Society.
Intrigued by a class in structural geology, Nikita Avdievitch ’13 accompanied his professor to Northeast China to study an unusual outcropping of rocks.
Exploring Health Professions
Taylor Fellowships give students a taste of their own kind of medicine.
A focus on feeding the world and a more informal format means many more students will be involved in this year’s International Roundtable.
Working for Human Rights Watch, Omar El Zoheiry ’13 dealt with the fallout from the Egyptian revolution.
Chuck Green Fellows 2012
For 12 Macalester sophomores and juniors every spring, the final exams and papers at semester’s end mark simply the halfway point for one of their classes.
This summer, Diane Rubin ’13 (Amherst, Mass.) and Jenny Liu ’13 (Hsinchu City, Taiwan) saw firsthand that exploring biology isn’t limited to textbooks in a classroom. Some days it takes waders and wetsuits, too.
Anatomy of a Crime
Within the first 30 minutes of this class, 16 students have already viewed clips from "Psycho," “The Godfather,” and “Silence of the Lambs” to compare the cinematography.
Lecturing three times a week may not be the best way to teach, math professor Chad Topaz has realized. more
Elijah Bernstein-Cooper’s observational astronomy course conducted research at the magnificent Jansky observatory in New Mexico. Astronomical Journal is publishing the results, with all nine students as co-authors.
When you’re a chemistry major at Macalester, the connections extend well beyond the day you receive your diploma. Three alumni of Professor Becky Hoye’s lab are now her colleagues, extending her commitment to research, teaching, and mentoring to the University of California–Berkeley and Princeton.
For her honors project, one history major took a closer look at a Civil War-era conflict she’d studied as a child, paving her way to grad school.
By the time I graduate from Macalester, I will have participated in three fascinating astronomy research projects, and I will be a co-author of one—or maybe more—published journal articles. more
Defense Against the Dark Arts
For a generation of college students raised on the sacred texts of Harry Potter, a course entitled “Defense Against the Dark Arts” is nearly irresistible.
Biology professor Sarah Boyer took three students to the Australian rainforest to research some unique fauna of Australia on their own turf. more
Grandstand - Reborn
Ten years ago, Macalester didn’t even teach Chinese. Now interest in the language has grown so much that this fall the college will open a Chinese language residence.