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At this field school, students dig into the past - literally | Science Museum of Minnesota News | July 17, 2018
Students from Macalester College and the University of Minnesota joined Macalester Anthropology professor Scott Legge and Science Museum archaeology curator Ed Fleming on a summer archaeology field school experience. The primary excavations took place at Macalester's Ordway Field Station.
macnews  macfaculty  Anthropology  SpringLake  Dakota  KatharineOrdwayNaturalHistoryStudyArea  MacStudents  piper 
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U.S. best-seller author introduces book on Genghis Khan | Vietnam News | July 18, 2018
Jack Weatherford, professor emeritus, Anthropology, went to Vietnam to introduce the Vietnamese version of his book "Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World."
macnews  macfaculty  GenghisKhanandtheMakingoftheModernWorld  Anthropology  piper 
2 days ago by macalestercollege
The Scariest Books They Have Ever Read | New York Times | July 17, 2018
The New York Times asked 13 authors what books caused them to lose sleep at night. English professor Marlon James weighed in.
macfaculty  Author  ABriefHistoryofSevenKillings  CharlesDickens  scary  piper 
3 days ago by macalestercollege
History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides | July 10, 2018 | National Review's Great Books podcast
John J. Miller is joined by Andrew Latham of Macalester College to discuss Thucydides’s "History of the Peloponnesian War."
macnews  macfaculty  PoliticalScience  PeloponnesianWar  piper 
9 days ago by macalestercollege
Buckingham Palace celebrates 50 years of Man Booker Prize | The Bookseller | July 6, 2018
Publishers and past winners, including English professor Marlon James, joined the Duchess of Cornwall at a reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate 50 years of the Man Booker Prize.
macfaculty  English  ManBookerPrize  ABriefHistoryofSevenKillings 
14 days ago by macalestercollege
Kevin Costner's fascination with westerns continues in new TV series, "Yellowstone" | Star Tribune | June 19, 2018
Kevin Costner's "Yellowstone" rides the new wave of westerns, a world in which good and evil aren't so clear-cut. Theatre and Dance professor Harry Waters Jr. was interviewed and quoted.
macnews  theatreanddance  westerns  television  macfaculty 
4 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Is food self-sufficiency making a comeback? | African Arguments | June 15, 2018
Qatar and Burundi have been forced to innovate due to political crises. But the rest of the world could learn a lot from their experiments. Geography professor William Moseley wrote this commentary.
macnews  Geography  macfaculty  foodselfsufficiency  Africa  UAE  piper 
4 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Minnesota novelist Marlon James offers peek at new series he calls 'African Game of Thrones' | Star Tribune | June 13, 2018
English professor Marlon James described his new series as "an African 'Game of Thrones,'" and even though the first book won't be published until February 2019, the buzz is already starting.
macnews  English  macfaculty  BlackLeopardRedWolf  book 
5 weeks ago by macalestercollege
This is huge: North Korea agrees to return remains | KARE-TV | June 12, 2018

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement committing to the recovery and returning of remains of U.S. military personnel missing in action and presumed dead from the Korean War. Political Science professor Andrew Latham was interviewed.
macnews  macfaculty  northkorea  piper  PoliticalScience  veteransremains 
5 weeks ago by macalestercollege
East Side Freedom Library honors its founder with free symposium | Pioneer Press | June 3, 2018
Sometimes credit isn’t given where credit is due. So it was a fine idea for Peter Rachleff’s former students, colleagues and friends to organize a symposium June 8-9 in honor of the former Macalester College teacher, author, labor historian and founder/co-executive director, with his wife, Theatre professor Beth Cleary, of the nonprofit East Side Freedom Library. Mary Lethert Wingerd '90 was quoted.
macnews  macfaculty  History  eastsidefreedomlibrary  macalumni 
6 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Too much bad news can make you sick | CNN | June 1, 2018
With every news alert or breaking story, the world seems to be pushed further and further into crisis. It is taking a serious toll on the environment but also on people's mental health. Christie Manning, assistant professor of environmental studies and psychology, was quoted.
macnews  macfaculty  EnvironmentalStudies  Psychology  mentalhealth  piper 
7 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Lisa Ling’s 10 Favorite Books | Vulture | May 31, 2018
Bookseller One Grand Books has asked celebrities to name the ten titles they’d take to a desert island. Below is CNN journalist Lisa Ling’s list, and one of the books on her list is "Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World" by Anthropology Professor Emeritus Jack Weatherford.
macfaculty  Anthropology  GenghisKhanandtheMakingoftheModernWorld  book  author 
7 weeks ago by macalestercollege
'House of Tomorrow,' about a teenager raised in a dome, hits the screen | MPR News | May 24, 2018
Recently, St. Paul novelist and English professor Peter Bognanni got to see the film adaptation of his novel "The House of Tomorrow" screen in theaters. They shot the film in North Branch, just north of the Twin Cities, and Bognanni spent a lot of time on set. He's working on more films, he said, and on a novel based on his experiences tearing tickets at the now-demolished Oak Street movie theater in Minneapolis. It's due out next year.
macnews  macfaculty  TheHouseofTomorrow  Film  novel  English 
8 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Calculus Is the Peak of High School Math. Maybe It's Time to Change That | Education Week | May 22, 2018
For more than 30 years, calculus has been seen as the pinnacle of high school math—essential for careers in the hard sciences, and an explicit or unspoken prerequisite for top-tier colleges. But now, math and science professionals are beginning to question how helpful current high school calculus courses really are for advanced science fields. David Bressoud, Math professor and former president of the Mathematical Association of America, was quoted.
macnews  macfaculty  MathematicsStatisticsandComputerScience  calculus  piper 
8 weeks ago by macalestercollege
‘Dome home’/punk rock movie filmed in Minnesota | Pioneer Press | May 22, 2018
“The House of Tomorrow,” which was partly filmed in Minnesota in 2016, stars Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman and Asa Butterfield, and is based on a novel by Macalester grad/English professor Peter Bognanni ‘01. A coming-of-age drama about a kid, his grandmother, his new pal and the relationships all of them have with theorist R. Buckminster Fuller and with punk music, “Tomorrow” is set in and around North Branch.
macnews  macfaculty  English  TheHouseofTomorrow  Author  Film 
8 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Composer Nights give Minnesota music makers a way to be heard | Classical MPR | May 9, 2018
There can't be too many pieces of music written for a pair of trombones and a didgeridoo, the Australian aboriginal instrument resembling a length of wooden gutter piping. Studio Z in lowertown St. Paul, is the home of the New Ruckus Composer Nights. Emceeing the evening is Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science Visiting Instructor Paul Cantrell, who has been the point man of New Ruckus for most of the 15 years the organization has been operating.
macfaculty  MathematicsStatisticsandComputerScience  composernights  piper 
8 weeks ago by macalestercollege
In massive street protests, Nicaraguans are using Ortega’s revolutionary symbols against him | Washington Post | May 15, 2018
Ortega’s regime has taught generations of Nicaraguans about the revolution. Protesters are throwing that back at him. Eric Mosinger, a visiting assistant professor of political science, is one of the co-writers of this analysis.
macnews  macfaculty  PoliticalScience  Nicaragua  DanielOrtega  protests 
9 weeks ago by macalestercollege
At Walker Art Center, Minnesota artists challenge the idea of 'home' | Star Tribune | May 9, 2018
Weaving together ideas of home and the braiding ritual, a 30-minute film called "Braids" played on a loop at Walker Art Center recently as part of "Choosing Home: A Right, a Privilege or an Act of Trespass," presented by the Walker's MN Artists program and guest curator Speller. History professor Crystal Moten was involved with the program, pictured and quoted in the article.
macnews  History  macfaculty  WalkerArtCenter 
10 weeks ago by macalestercollege
Political Insider: MinnesotaCare, School Funding | KSTP-TV | May 8, 2018
Political analysts Julie Dolan of Macalester College and Chris Chapp St. Olaf College join Tom Hauser to discuss Gov. Mark Dayton's push for MinnesotaCare buy-ins, school funding and more.
macnews  PoliticalScience  macfaculty  MinnesotaPolitics 
10 weeks ago by macalestercollege

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