Archive for November, 2012

New book chronicles professor’s ‘Geography Against Neoliberalism’

Friday, November 30th, 2012
New book chronicles professor’s ‘Geography Against Neoliberalism’

The work and life of Clark University Graduate School of Geography Professor Richard Peet is the subject of “Richard Peet: Geography Against Neoliberalism,” a new book released in Spain. Núria Benach, professor of geography at University of Barcelona, visited Clark University in the autumn of 2010 to interview Peet and gather contents for the... »

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U.S. News ranks Clark University among 'Most Connected Colleges'

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Clark University is included in the new U.S. News Most Connected Colleges ranking, released Nov. 14. The Connectivity Index measures four areas of a college’s effectiveness in providing online services: Internet speed, Internet access, applications and technical support, and resources. “This is wonderful affirmation that Clark University is uniquely positioned as a small, liberal-arts-based,... »

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$600K Mellon Foundation grant backs Clark humanities initiative

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

In September, Clark University was awarded $600,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support Humanities Present, a new initiative of the Higgins School of Humanities that promises to have a critical impact on the Clark curriculum and to contribute to Clark’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) initiative. “This generous Mellon Foundation grant... »

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Polsky appointed to co-author chapter of U.S. Climate Assessment

Monday, November 12th, 2012
Polsky appointed to co-author chapter of U.S. Climate Assessment

Clark University Graduate School of Geography Associate Professor Colin Polsky has been appointed co-Convening Lead Author for the Land-Use and Land-Cover Change chapter of the National Climate Assessment (NCA). The NCA, commissioned by the Office of Science & Technology Policy in the White House, is the official U.S. statement about impacts and vulnerabilities associated... »

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Clark University among Kiplinger’s Top 50 'Best Values' in education

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has included Clark University on its list of the country’s best values in private colleges. Kiplinger’s annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges. The top 50 colleges and top 50 universities appear in Kiplinger’s December issue—on newsstands November 6. Clark appears at No. 40. The full list... »

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Guest lecturer, author recalls flight from fascism, shares life lessons

Friday, November 9th, 2012
Guest lecturer, author recalls flight from fascism, shares life lessons

More than a survivor: Miriam Lipschutz Yevick, 88, shares  journey of a buoyant spirit and ever-searching mind  As part of an eloquent introduction of guest lecturer Miriam Lipschutz Yevick, associate professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures Belén Atienza remarked that the speaker had “come to the right place when she came to speak at Clark,... »

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ACLU president warns of eroding freedoms from the War on Terror

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
ACLU president warns of eroding freedoms from the War on Terror

The USA Patriot Act was passed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, at a time when the nation was traumatized and feeling vulnerable. The new law significantly reduced the restrictions on law enforcement agencies’ ability to gather intelligence through the search of phone, email, financial and library records, all in the name... »

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Clark M.B.A. student officially launches Freight Farms company

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Clark M.B.A. student officially launches Freight Farms company

“I’m terrible at growing things,” laughs Brad McNamara, MBA/ES&P ’13, as he holds a tray of basil sprouts. He’s being modest. The sprigs look healthy enough, and McNamara already has produced a harvest of perfectly edible lettuce. McNamara is standing inside a shipping container lined with rows of vertical “growing towers” bathed in pink... »

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Clark poll shows nearly 90% of emerging adults are confident they'll get what they want out of life

Thursday, November 8th, 2012
Clark poll shows nearly 90% of emerging adults are confident they'll get what they want out of life

Despite the unstable economy and the difficult job market, nearly 90 percent of emerging adults (ages 18 to 29) are confident that they will eventually get what they want out of life with 83 percent even believing that “anything is possible,” according to the Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults. This high level of... »

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Oratorical contest gives voice to LEEP Project Pioneers' experiences

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Oratorical contest gives voice to LEEP Project Pioneers' experiences

“I have grown up surrounded by ghosts of the Holocaust.” With that line, Shelby Margolin ’13 delivered an impassioned and seamless speech that earned her first place in the Hervey Ross LEEP Talks at Clark University. Visit the LEEP website for more videos and information about the Pioneers. The event, held Oct. 18 in... »

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