Monthly Archives: October 2012

Clark University’s 7 new M.A.D. Scholars set to make a difference

Seven first-year Making a Difference (M.A.D.) Scholarship recipients joined the Clark Community this fall, continuing to demonstrate their leadership and meaningful commitment to social change. The M.A.D. scholarships are offered to incoming first-year students. Recipients are offered a stipend and housing allowance to support projects they may undertake in the Worcester community during the summer…

Prof. Robert Johnston named to EPA Science Advisory Board

Clark University Professor of Economics Robert Johnston, director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute,  has been appointed to the Science Advisory Board of the Environmental Protection Agency. In this role, Johnston will serve as a special government employee and will provide independent advice on technical issues underlying the EPA’s policies and decision-making. The Science Advisory Board (SAB) is organized under the Federal…

Clark University among partners lauded for Main South housing

A ribbon-cutting ceremony outside a new housing unit on Hammond Street on Oct. 25  heralded the completion of the Kilby-Gardner-Hammond Revitalization Project, a major initiative to provide safe, affordable housing in the Main South area. The project was accomplished under the auspices of the University Park Partnership, a collaboration involving Clark University, the Main South…

Prof. Stephens presents ‘smart grid’ research at Denmark conference

Clark University associate professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Jennie Stephens, presented research and organized a research panel on energy system transitions at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S) conference held Oct. 17 to 20 at the Copenhagen Business School in Frederiksberg, Denmark. At the conference, which was held jointly with…

Family Impact Seminars named Bright Idea; Mass. program directed by Clark University

The Family Impact Seminars were recently named a Bright Idea by the Innovations in American Government Awards Program at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The Massachusetts Family Impact Seminars are organized and presented by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University and directed by Denise Hines, research assistant professor…

GSOM one of Princeton Review’s ‘Best 296 Business Schools’

The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Clark University is listed among the nation’s best in The Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of “Best 296 Business Schools.” Clark appears as one of the “Best Business Schools in the Northeast.” In the Clark University business school profile, students surveyed frequently agreed the program had “friendly students,” “cutting-edge…

Geographer Karen Frey receives Arctic science research grants

Karen Frey, assistant professor of Geography at Clark University, recently received Arctic Science research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSF grant is for a collaborative effort between the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Sciences, Clark University and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. In…

Clark lecture to focus on Supreme Court, polarization of politics

Clark University’s Harrington Public Affairs Lecture Series will sponsor “The Supreme Court and the Polarization of American Politics,” a lecture by political scientist Lawrence Baum of Ohio State University. The talk will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 4 p.m. in Tilton Hall, second floor of the Higgins University Center. Professor Lawrence Baum studies…

Research finds social movements can change the developing world

In the developing world, social movements led by urban, rural and often indigenous people who are opposed to projects they regard as inappropriate and exploitative can be very effective, according to recently released (Oct. 10) findings based on research led by Anthony Bebbington, Higgins Professor of Environment and Society and director of the Graduate School of…