Archive for December, 2010

Clark students receive funding to turn one rooftop on campus ‘green’

Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
Clark students receive funding to turn one rooftop on campus ‘green’

An innovative student-sponsored idea to turn one of the rooftops of an existing building on the Clark University campus “green” has been chosen as the winner of this year’s U-Reka: The Big Idea Contest, an annual contest sponsored by Clark’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) program.  Other ideas that received funding include an after school... »

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Students in Sustainable University course present research projects

Friday, December 17th, 2010

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... »

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

Monday, December 13th, 2010

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... »

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Clark group travels to Global Alternative Forum in Mexico

Monday, December 6th, 2010
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... »

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Noted author issues withering assessment of education reform

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

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... »

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Three Clark students spending the year abroad with Fulbright Awards

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010
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.... »

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

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010
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... »

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