February, 2015

January, 2015

Refugee Responder

Macalester Yesterday

Basketball in Brazil

The Indispensables

Consent is Mac

Bard of Rock

Seeing Mental Illness

Minnesota State Arts Board Awards Grants to three faculty members and one alumnus for 2015

Crisis Connection

Macalester Theatre and Dance Department presents "Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act" by Athol Fugard February 19-22

Macalester grants tenure status to 12 faculty members

The Inaugural Lecture of James Dawes as DeWitt Wallace Professor of English

Criminal Myths

A popular sociology class examines our country’s incarceration culture.

Exhibition at Macalester - Jan. 30 - March 13 “The Soul Selects her own Society: Women Artists from the Miller Meigs Collection”

Can Robots Be Human?

Meet Marvin and Armstrong, two of the robots that roam Olin-Rice Science Center, and two of their human operators.

Art Saver

An internship with the Midwest Art Conservation Center highlighted the value of art for Kelsey Coia ’16.

Osmo Vänskä at Macalester: Brahms Clarinet Quintet with college faculty and friends Feb. 19

Mighty Microscope

The new atomic force microscope in Olin-Rice Science Center provides researchers with amazing images at near-atomic scale.

Macalester New Music Series Presents “INTERSECTION: Jazz Meets Classical Song" with Soprano Patrice Michaels

Teaching Robots

In his summer research, Evan Weiler ’16 trained robots to navigate around a building and through the air.

Death and Dying

Learning to face life’s end is a key part of this unique anthropology course.

Guatemala J-Term

Each January, Macalester sponsors a trip to Guatemala, where students spend two weeks on sustainable community development projects.

Mac Students at ABRCMS

With support of the Macalester-HHMI Science Education Award, four students recently attended the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, two as presenters.

News of 2014

Macalester faculty and students explore some of the year’s top stories.

December, 2014

November, 2014

Studying Science Abroad

Three science students study abroad, from Singapore to Scotland.

Macalester Becomes Tobacco-Free January 1

HHMI Young Researchers

From pain to tiny arachnids, Nicole Mathews applied concepts from her science courses as she pursued answers to real-world questions in the lab.

Tiny Australian Arachnids

Collecting specimens in Australia and identifying them in the lab taught Michelle Coblens a lot about the power of original research.

Health Policy Pursuits

Jyothi Dhanwada researches pain and has interned on a U.S. Senate committee in Washington to learn firsthand about the intersection of science and health policy.

Rivers of Electricity

Noah Lupu-Gladstein explored cutting-edge thermoelectrics research in Professor James Heyman’s physics lab.

Clues from Antarctica

As part of a Keck Consortium research project, Hali Englert studied rocks from Antarctica for what they can tell us about climate change.

Reef Diving in Belize

Ilian DeCorte made daily scuba dives in Belize to learn why otherwise endangered coral were thriving there.

A Database of Brains

Bioinformatics at Harvard–MIT’s Health Sciences and Technology Program allowed Issa Ali to combine his research interests in computer science, biology and chemistry.

Rocks Tell the Story

In Glacier National Park, Emily Diener and Eric Stephens took core samples that illuminate the geological history of the landscape.

Three Macalester students receive new Joan Adams Mondale Endowed Scholarship

Football Takes Conference Title

Geology in Glacier Park

At Glacier National Park, Emily Diener used core samples from lakes to investigate their geological history.

Trees and Climate Change

Trees store carbon, which helps mitigate climate change. Eli Liebman investigated this process in northern Michigan.

Interrupting Viruses

In Marcos Ortega’s lab, Djoser Ramsey investigated how to interrupt the reproduction of viruses, such as one that causes lymphoma.

From the Farm to the Lab

Economics major Cody Dail is using the many resources at his disposal to prepare himself for medical school.

Science is Discovery

With the support of a Beckmann grant, Charles Benck ’15 is conducting research aimed at new ways to combat pain.

Macalester Provost named President at Whitman College

Kathleen M. Murray, who has been Macalester's Provost since July 2008, has been named the 14th President of Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash.

Football Going to Conference Championship

The Macalester Football team is heading to Illinois to play for the Midwest Conference championship.

Mac Chemistry #1

The Chemistry Department is #1 per capita in National Science Foundation grants for undergraduate research among its 40 peer colleges.

Summer Classics

Two students talk about their internship experiences.