Campus News & Events

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EcoReps, Net Impact, Clark Sustainability Collab. hold free tour of solar farm on 10/30

The Clark Sustainability Collaborative, EcoReps and GSOM’s Net Impact are co-sponsoring a tour of a solar farm in Charleton, MA. The FREE tour is open to all in the Clark community including students, staff and faculty. Date: Thursday, Oct. 30 Time: Meet in Maywood Lot at 11:30 a.m. to catch the bus; return about 1 p.m. RSVP:…

Oct. 29: Kick off Halloween at Fright Night in the Higgins Lounge

Wednesday, October 29 at 7 p.m. | Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons The appeal of frightening tales is complex and contradictory. Scary stories get our hearts racing; make us feel both small and invincible; permit us to confront death; and awaken us from the stupor of everyday life. As Halloween approaches, join us as professors…

Estabrook and Graduate Housing see Sustainability Improvements

While you’ve already read about the improvements to Alden Quad and the Dolan, many other buildings received attention this summer for sustainability improvements. Estabrook was outfitted with 210 new aluminum windows to replace the old wood and metal ones. The new windows feature clear, low-e (emissivity) glass to ‘filter’ ultraviolet and infrared rays which maximizes passive solar…

Oct. 25: Presentation by Leslie James Pickering on activisits, free speech, federal surveillance & freedom struggles

Friday, Oct. 24 at 5 p.m. Higgins Lounge in Dana Commons Leslie James Pickering will present: “US Out of my Living Room: The Case of Leslie James Pickering, the Earth Liberation Front Press Office & Burning Books” A decade after being under heavy federal surveillance for exercising free speech in support of the underground Earth Liberation Front,…

Strassler co-sponsors conference on ‘Manufacturing Denial: The Assault on Scholarship and Truth,’ Oct. 24-25

Strassler Center Co-Sponsors Multidisciplinary Conference – Manufacturing Denial: the Assault on Scholarship and TruthSocial scientists, natural scientists, political theorists, and historians will discuss different forms of denial and why they persist in the face of facts. They will consider the ways in which scholarship has become the battleground in this struggle — which resonates far…

Sustainability comes to the Dolan with solar-powered lighting, LEDs, and synthetic turf

The Dolan Field House now has 3 solar-powered path lights behind the baseball field. This model is being trialed for additional use on campus, and so far it is working well! Dolan’s main gym was retrofitted with all LED (light emitting diode) lamps, replacing the fluorescents that had replaced the halogens 3 years ago and…

Fall Biology seminars continue Oct. 29

All seminars are held in room 237 of the Lasry Center for Bioscience. Oct. 29; 4 p.m. Robert Bertin,College of the Holy Cross “Land use, climate, alien species, and the changing flora of Worcester County”   Nov. 5; 4 p.m.               Cassandra Extavour, Harvard University “Eggs, chickens and baskets: the…