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Griep serves as Salzburg's artist in residence
JULY 31, 2012

St. Olaf Professor of Art Mary Griep has spent the month of July living and working in Salzburg, Austria, where she is serving as the city's artist in residence.

Student studies HIV at prestigious institute
JULY 30, 2012

As part of a select group of students chosen to participate in a highly competitive research program at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, Kelly Hennessey '13 is developing mathematical models to predict the early evolution of HIV strains.

Hands-on medicine
JULY 26, 2012

Hennepin County Medical Center neurosurgeon Gaylan Rockswold '62 has designed a new clinical and research program that gives St. Olaf College students the opportunity to shadow physicians at the hospital, scrubbing in to observe everything from surgeries to births.

New scholarship program supports summer internships
JULY 25, 2012

This summer 13 St. Olaf students — like Benjamin Olsen '13 (at left) — are gaining valuable career experience with the support of the college's new Johnson Internship Scholarship Program.

Oles lead theater workshop in Ireland
JULY 24, 2012

St. Olaf Artist in Residence Dona Freeman '80 and two students will lead workshops and direct productions at a theater festival in Ireland that aims to enrich and celebrate the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities.

Student uses research award to study cancer
JULY 20, 2012

Douglas Haase '13 was one of just 10 undergraduate students from across the country selected to receive a research award from the American Society of Hematology, which he's using this summer to assist a University of Minnesota medical doctor with his cancer research.

Collaborative research in Superior National Forest
JULY 20, 2012

Assistant Professor of Biology and Environmental Studies Mike Swift and four students spent five weeks this summer performing research at a wilderness field station in the Superior National Forest, where they learned the value of collaborating with researchers from other academic institutions.

Music professor takes two prizes in Italian competition
JULY 17, 2012

Assistant Professor of Music Catherine Ramirez won third prize in two categories at the recent "Città di Padova Prize" music competition in Italy, the only American prizewinner in the event.

Examining the economics of health care
JULY 11, 2012

Assistant Professor of Economics Ashley Hodgson and student Ryan Peterson '14 are teaming up this summer to examine how a California law has changed the health care industry and affected treatment patterns.

$2.575 million gift names and endows the Harry C. Piper Center for Vocation and Career
JULY 9, 2012

The family of St. Olaf Board of Regents Chair Addison "Tad" Piper has given St. Olaf College $2,575,000 to establish and support the Harry C. Piper Center for Vocation and Career, the successor to the college's Center for Experiential Learning.

Years of guiding young entrepreneurs
JULY 5, 2012

This summer the St. Olaf College Estenson Internship Program, founded by brothers-in-law Mark Johnson '82 and Paul Estenson '80, marks 15 years of connecting students with alumni in the Twin Cities and giving them, as Johnson (at left) says, "a 'laboratory' to explore their entrepreneurial impulses through paid internships."

Research on the Hill leads to rare artifacts in Jamestown
JULY 4, 2012

Alexandra Garrett '12 parlayed her hands-on research in early American history at St. Olaf College into a tenure at the Jamestown Archaeological Field School this summer — where she's already made a rare find.

Grant supports physics and engineering camp for girls
JULY 3, 2012

A $5,000 grant from Xcel Energy — the third the college has received in as many years — will support a St. Olaf physics and engineering camp for high school girls.

Oles honored at Minnesota Academy of Science symposium
JULY 2, 2012

Three recent St. Olaf graduates won awards at the Minnesota Academy of Science's Winchell Undergraduate Research Symposium, where they presented their findings on map turtles, married couples, and brook trout.