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“Economic and Social Justice In The 21st Century” Featuring Dr. Julianne Malveaux, Pres. of Bennett College
February 22, 2012

Dr. Julianne Malveaux, President of Bennett College, will talk about “Economic and Social Justice In The 21st Century” as the keynote speaker for the 13th Annual American Studies Conference at Macalester College, Thursday, February 23rd in Kagin Commons, Alexander Hill Ballroom, 1600 Grand Ave., St. Paul. Her talk begins at 6 p.m.

Christy Hanson named Dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship
February 16, 2012

Christy Hanson has been named Dean of Macalester College’s Institute for Global Citizenship.

Intimacy and Belonging: The Association between Sexual Activity and Depression among Older Adults
February 8, 2012

Kathryn Ganong, a 2010 Macalester alumnae and graduate student at Boston College, and Macalester Sociology Prof. Erik Larson have discovered sexual activity that typically incorporates other forms of physical intimacy has a robust association with lower depression for both women and men. In spite of popular perceptions that sex might matter more for men, they found no significant difference in this association between men and women. They recently published their findings in the journal Society and Mental Health.

Macalester senior Derek Ochi named AMGEN Fellow
February 7, 2012

Macalester Senior Derek Ochi has been named one of 100 Amgen Fellows selected from incoming Teach For America corps members with undergraduate degrees in Math and Science. Ochi has been accepted as a 2012 Teach For America corps member and the San Diego native will begin teaching in Los Angeles next fall.

Sociology Majors Awarded All Three Prizes in Midwest Sociological Society Paper Competitions
February 7, 2012

Senior sociology majors Jeremy Carp, Kate Lanning, and Chloe Souza have won the top three prizes at the 48th Annual Midwest Sociological Society Student Paper Competition.  Carp received first prize, Lanning placed second, and Souza was awarded third prize by the Midwest Sociological Society.

Macalester Earns Place on Peace Corps’ Annual Top Colleges Rankings
February 1, 2012

Since the Peace Corps began in 1961, 343 Macalester alumni have served, and for the seventh year in a row, Macalester has placed on the Peace Corps’ list of top colleges nationwide producing Peace Corps volunteers.  With 18 alumni currently serving as Peace Corps volunteers, Macalester is No. 15 in this year’s rankings among small-sized colleges and universities.

Macalester College Presents Cellist Matt Haimovitz
January 27, 2012

Cellist Matt Haimovitz will perform for Macalester College students, staff, and friends at 8 p.m. on Friday, February 3, 2012 at Weyerhaeuser Memorial Chapel, 1600 Grand Ave, St. Paul, Minn.

Public Art Today: Beyond Murals, Monuments, and Memorials at Macalester
January 27, 2012

The symposium on public art at Macalester, “Public Art Today: Beyond Murals, Monuments, and Memorials,” explores different facets and tensions of contemporary public art as practiced in the United States today. The panelists will discuss how public art engages with issues of societal change, policy making, and environmental concerns, as well as how intellectual debates within the field have affected both the production and reception of public art in recent years. The symposium brings together artists, arts administrators, educators, and students in a discussion of the central issues in public art as they are unfolding today and its importance for particular communities and constituencies.

Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department Presents "Stop Kiss"
January 27, 2012

The Macalester College Theatre and Dance Department presents Stop Kiss, by Diana Son, 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., Friday and Saturday Feb. 17 and 18, and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Feb. 23–25 and at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. There will be a talk back following the Sunday matinee performance. Stop Kiss is directed by Cheryl Moore Brinkley, Visiting Instructor in the Theatre & Dance Department. For ticket information, call 651-696-6359.