Archive for June, 2012

Findings point to fungi as prime suspects in fossil fuel mystery

Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Findings point to fungi as prime suspects in fossil fuel mystery

Clark research plays key role in landmark paper on fungal genome evolution; Co-authors of paper published in Science magazine include 10 from Clark, including undergrads More than 300 million years ago, coal production on the planet came to a sudden stop, leaving a puzzle for scientists. What happened? Newly published research by Clark University... »

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Back to Siberia! Clark professor and students embark on ‘Polaris Project’

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Back to Siberia! Clark professor and students embark on ‘Polaris Project’

  No fireworks, perhaps, but the midnight sun should brighten the season for arctic scientist Karen Frey and three of her students as they conduct environmental research in Siberia from June 26 to July 26. Frey, assistant professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, has been a co-principal investigator of The... »

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Clark tree project takes root

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012
Clark tree project takes root

The October 29, 2011, freak snowstorm was a tree killer. Throughout the Northeast, thousands of snow-laden limbs — made extra heavy because the leaves still clung to them — crashed to the ground. Trees large and small were split like cordwood, many beyond saving. In the days after the storm, the Clark green was... »

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Downing St. on its way to renewed purpose as a pedestrian plaza

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Downing St. on its way to renewed purpose as a pedestrian plaza

Summertime, and the living is … noisy. Those working on and around campus these warm days are getting used to the sounds of backhoes and jackhammers as crews transform Downing Street into a pedestrian plaza, and connect the Sanford and Johnson residence halls. The hydraulic song of construction is also being heard at the... »

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New book examines how political leaders 'sell' war to the public

Monday, June 25th, 2012
New book examines how political leaders 'sell' war to the public

  Michael Butler, associate professor of political science, has long been preoccupied with the question of “why we fight” and how America’s political leaders justify going to war with other countries; he shares his thinking on this question  in his recent book “Selling a 'Just' War: Framing, Legitimacy, and US Military Intervention” (Palgrave Macmillan 2012).... »

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Clark alumnus curates War of 1812 exhibit at National Portrait Gallery

Monday, June 25th, 2012
Clark alumnus curates War of 1812 exhibit at National Portrait Gallery

Sidney Hart, M.A. ’69, Ph.D. ’73, recalls that when history professor George Billias perceived that something wasn’t quite right, the pitch of his voice would rise as he delivered a proposed solution. So it was when Hart was writing his doctoral dissertation dealing with themes about American nationalism, he heard that familiar pitch. Hart... »

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Hibbett Lab among research teams working on Open Tree of Life quest

Thursday, June 14th, 2012
Hibbett Lab among research teams working on Open Tree of Life quest

A new initiative aims to build a grand tree of life that will bring together everything scientists know about how all living things are related, from the tiniest bacteria to the tallest tree. Clark University professor and fungal evolutionary biologist David Hibbett is one of the scientists erecting the tree — research limb by... »

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Tech IQ, teamwork land new Clark grad Jake Kramer at Amazon

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Tech IQ, teamwork land new Clark grad Jake Kramer at Amazon

Jake Kramer ’12 knew he would be in for a long day at Amazon. The company typically conducted a series of one-on-one interviews to determine if a software engineering candidate was a good fit. But Kramer’s pursuit of a coveted position at the e-retail giant coincided with the introduction of a new hiring protocol... »

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E-teaching initiative selects Clark to use dynamic multi-media tool

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Clark is among six universities chosen to work with Boston College’s proprietary MediaKron digital instruction platform and will participate in the most extensive educational technology initiative in BC history. Following a nationwide request for proposals, BC's Office of Academic Technology invited faculty from six universities to use MediaKron technology to explore and create dynamic multi-media... »

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ICESCAPE scientists announce stunning discovery under Arctic ice

Friday, June 8th, 2012
ICESCAPE scientists announce stunning discovery under Arctic ice

Discovery of phytoplankton mega-blooms beneath Arctic sea ice stuns scientists; Clark researcher co-authors report on the NASA ICESCAPE findings NASA announced an “astounding” discovery of huge phytoplankton blooms thriving where least expected – beneath the Arctic Ocean sea ice. The report titled “Massive Phytoplankton Blooms under Arctic Sea Ice” was published in the journal... »

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