Making a Museum
A hands-on Mac course examines what it takes to create and operate museums of all types and sizes.
Sylvia Forman Prize Awarded to Recent Macalester Graduate
Katherine Brown ‘16 has been awarded the Sylvia Forman Prize from the Association for Feminist Anthropology
Publishing with Professors
From topics as varied as childhood obesity in Mexico to the discovery of new galaxies, Macalester students research with faculty and publish the results.
From Newborns to Seniors: Anthropology in Action
Andrea Grimaldi ’16 utilizes her anthropology skills daily at Centro, an organization she connected with two years ago as a Chuck Green Fellow.
Global Citizenship Awards 2016
Three Macalester seniors honored for their commitment to international service.
Young Alumni Entrepreneurs
Young alumni create new enterprises by combining ideas, initiative, and determination.
Mac Alumni Named RISE Fellows
Three Macalester alumni were awarded RISE fellowships to help make social justice projects a reality.
Global Citizenship Awards
2015 Global Citizenship Student Awards recognize outstanding work with communities near and far.
Death and Dying
Learning to face life’s end is a key part of this unique anthropology course.
News of 2014
Macalester faculty and students explore some of the year’s top stories.
Anthropology major Katharine Meier ’15 is getting to know the great apes at the Como Zoo.
Alumni Anthro Authors
Many contributors to an important cultural anthropology reader are graduates of the Macalester department.
Rachel Swanson ’15 did an internship 33 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Alaska, using skills learned from Ethnographic Interviewing.
They Found Evidence
Student researchers and Professor Legge found evidence of human life some 2,500 years ago at Macalester's Ordway Field Station.
Interning for the Bureau
Working with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension gave Collin Calvert ’13 a new outlook on law enforcement.
Researching refugee response
When Angela Butel chose to write about Cameroonian refugees for a Macalester class project, she didn’t know that she would be one of the first people to tackle the subject.
Superimposing Brittany Lynk’s life path onto a world map would make for a gloriously squiggly mess.
Anthropology April Fools' Day
Shasta Webb '13 was awarded a William S. Pollitzer Student Travel award to attend the annual conference of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Knoxville, Tenn. this April for her award-winning essay.
Cultural Anthro Class
In this first-year course they learn about communities, anthropology and each other.
South Africa Adventures
Two Mac students had very different study abroad experiences in Cape Town last year.
First-Year Dinners 2012
Politics in Cameroon
Sasha Lansky ’14 (Amherst, Mass.) offers some reflections on her experience meeting a Cameroonian political opposition candidate with classmate Mackey Borg '14 (Honolulu, Hawaii).
Kids Cancer Research
Studying pediatric skin cancers was transformative for pre-med student Beatrice Brumley ’13.
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.
Three standout students were finalists for Mac’s 2012 Global Citizenship Student Award.
Of TB and Tropical Disease
Three students investigate tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases with Professor Christy Hanson, dean of Mac's Institute of Global Citizenship and former USAID infectious disease chief.
Rachel Mueller ‘13 devoted a semester to studying music and spirituality in Senegal.
Migrant Parent Workers
In Bolivia, Erica Martinez ’12 studied what happens to kids left behind by migrant worker parents.
Anthropology Major Receives Danish Institute for Study Abroad's Intercultural Leadership Award
Rachel Higgs '13, from Apple Valley, Minn., has won the Danish Institute for Study Abroad's Intercultural Leadership Award for her Anthropology research last semester.
Immunization, the Amish, and Madagascar make up the disparate worlds of three Mac anthropology majors.
Mo'rocking the Suburbs
Tyler Martinson ’12 studied medical care in Morocco while immersing himself in its many cultures and languages.
Anthropology Professor Jack Weatherford Honored in Mongolia
Weatherford will be the first recipient of the Jack Weatherford Prize and medal. more
Study Abroad 2011
Three out of five Mac students study abroad.
Preparing for Public Health
In his quest to make a difference, Kai Cowger '13 balances many passions, from tutoring to interning at Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Hydropolitics and the Nile
Anthropology major Kevin Boueri '12 returned home to Lebanon this summer to study Arabic and do research for his honors project on hydro-politics and the Nile.
Laura Holt spent the entire month in fabulous San Igancio City, in the Cayo District of Belize. She was participating in a field school run by Dr. Terry Powis of Kennesaw State University.
Alexandra Frankel Receives Fulbright Award to Turkey
Alexandra Frankel will serve as cultural interpreter of the United States for Turkish students and colleagues at Afyon Kocatepe University in Afyonkarahisar. more
Unveiling the Secrets of War
A new book by Professor Olga González was published by the University of Chicago Press. more
Anthropology professor Scott Legge takes us on a tour of his office while explaining his field of study, biological anthropology.
"Between us we held eight mosquito nets and a safety box. In front of Kader sat an old cardboard box full of syringes, vitamin A supplements, and children’s vaccination records," writes Elissa Butler about her study abroad experience and research on polio.
Beth Moretzsky in Denmark
In Summer 2010 I traveled to Copenhagen to take a course in cross-cultural psychology with the Danish Institute for Study Abroad.
Sylvia Forman Prize Awarded to Recent Macalester Graduate
MaryBeth Grewe ’10 received this award for a paper that was inspired by her study abroad experience and developed during the Anthropology Senior Capstone Seminar, taught by Anthropology Professor Dianna Shandy. more
South African Odyssey
Child malnutrition, emergency rural medicine, and adolescents with HIV were the research focuses of three students who recently explored community health in South Africa. more
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