Monthly Archives: December 2010

Students in Sustainable University course present research projects

Clark University students completing a fall semester course titled “The Sustainable University” recently made a public presentation of their final research projects, revealing issues and posing solutions to Clark’s role in sustainable practices on campus and beyond. This course, which includes undergraduates and also graduate students enrolled in a graduate-level course called “Sustainability and the…

Clark gets $260K Davis Foundation grant to support LEEP initiative

Clark University has received a $260,338 grant to support key components of its Liberal Education and Effective Practice Initiative (LEEP), a multi-year, campus-wide program that aims to re-invent traditional, undergraduate liberal education. The grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation, established by Stanton and Elisabeth Davis after Mr. Davis’s retirement as chairman of Shaw’s…

Clark group travels to Global Alternative Forum in Mexico

From December 4-11, Professor Dianne Rocheleau of the School of Geography at Clark University is traveling with a group of students, each actively engaged in issues of environment, development, social movements and climate change, to attend the Global Alternative Forum for Life & Environmental & Social Justice in Cancun, Mexico.   The group will attend…

Noted author issues withering assessment of education reform

Noted education author and historian Diane Ravitch tugged on “Superman’s” cape, and declared the public education system under siege during a compelling presentation that drew a standing ovation from a packed house at Tilton Hall on Dec. 1. Ravitch delivered the inaugural Dr. Lee Gurel ’48 Lecture, jointly sponsored by the Mosakowski Institute for Public…

Three Clark students spending the year abroad with Fulbright Awards

Clark University graduate students Jody Russell Manning, Elizabeth P. Anthony and recent graduate Angela L. Woodmansee are spending the 2010-11 academic year studying abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  The three scholars were selected on the basis of academic or professional achievements, as well as for their demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Jody…

Clark Labs to unveil forest-saving tools at COP16 event in Cancun

New forest-saving geographic information system (GIS) tools implemented by Clark Labs will be unveiled at Forest Day 4, on Dec. 5 at COP16, the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change 16th Conference of the Parties, in Cancun, Mexico. REDD – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation — is a climate change mitigation strategy first…