Archive for October, 2013

Harrington lecturer: No easy answer to congressional gridlock

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
Harrington lecturer: No easy answer to congressional gridlock

Political gridlock in Washington is nothing new, but polarization between the two major parties has become so acute that it’s led to historic dysfunction on Capitol Hill, a renowned researcher told a Clark University audience Monday. Sarah Binder, Ph.D., a political scientist with George Washington University and the Brookings Institution, delivered the bleak news in... »

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Photography project focuses on individuals, shares personal stories from the Clark community

Monday, October 28th, 2013
Photography project focuses on individuals, shares personal stories from the Clark community

Two Clark University students are focusing their camera lenses on faces around campus for their new project, Humans of Clark (HoC).  Sophomores Nainika Grover, of Brookline, and Jonathan Edelman, of Leawood, Kansas, are sharing snapshots of students and other members of the Clark community, along with quotes from spontaneous conversation, on a Facebook page... »

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Awards presented at Graduate School of Geography conference

Friday, October 25th, 2013
Awards presented at Graduate School of Geography conference

A giant, walk-in globe, an art/science exhibit, a quiz bowl, awards and – of course – presentations of academic research, speakers and workshops were all part of the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL) 2013 Conference, hosted by the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University on Oct. 18 and 19. This year’s conference... »

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Clark University professor speaks on global consumption at World Resources Conference in Davos

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013
Clark University professor speaks on global consumption at World Resources Conference in Davos

Clark University Professor Halina Brown attended the World Resource Forum (WRF) conference held in Davos, Switzerland, October 7-9. The conference’s primary emphasis is the use of technological advances to solve some of the   world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Brown was invited to be a plenary speaker at the conference, where she addressed issues surrounding... »

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Lund Award at Clark University honors community engagement

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013
Lund Award at Clark University honors community engagement

Clark University President David Angel presented the 2013 John W. Lund Community Achievement Award to Sheila Hokanson and Amelia Willcox ’13, during a recognition dinner, Oct. 9. Hokanson, of Charlton City (MA), was honored for her efforts with Relay for Life and Making Strides against Breast Cancer, as well as her involvement with Big... »

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Kiplinger’s names Clark #35 among best values in private colleges

Monday, October 21st, 2013
Kiplinger’s names Clark #35 among best values in private colleges

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has again 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 5. Clark appears at number 35, up from... »

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Clark University Harrington lecture to focus on polarization in Congress

Monday, October 21st, 2013
Clark University Harrington lecture to focus on polarization in Congress

Clark University’s Harrington Public Affairs Lecture Series will feature “Congress: Legislating in Polarizing Times,” a lecture by Sarah Binder, a political scientist with George Washington University and the Brookings Institution. The lecture will take place on Monday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Tilton Hall (Higgins University Center, second floor). Professor Binder, an expert... »

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Clark University partners with National Grid on Sustainability Hub in Main South

Friday, October 18th, 2013
Clark University partners with National Grid on Sustainability Hub in Main South

Clark students will help area residents assess their energy use On Friday, Oct. 18, Clark University and National Grid celebrated the grand opening for the National Grid Sustainability Hub, a 2,200 square-foot facility at 912 Main Street that offers innovative energy solutions through hands-on demonstrations of “smart” meters, interactive displays on smart grid technologies... »

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New Clark study on clearcuts shows surprising trends in carbon, water

Friday, October 18th, 2013
New Clark study on clearcuts shows surprising trends in carbon, water

A new study by Clark University scientists, released today in Global Change Biology, is the first detailed account of how carbon, water, and energy balances shift in the three years following the clearcut of a deciduous forest. The study, conducted by Clark University Professor Christopher Williams and colleagues in a 20-acre clearcut in Petersham,... »

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Higgins series “Framing Freedom” continues to inspire - Next: Jazz Ambassadors lecture Oct. 23

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

The Higgins School of Humanities Fall Dialogue Symposium  is under way at Clark University, offering lectures, screenings, conversations and exhibits that explore the theme “Framing Freedom.” Coming next in this series, which is free and open to the public, is “Jazz Ambassadors Play the Cold War,” a talk by Penny M. Von Eschen, professor... »

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