Archive for December, 2013

Clark holds first annual youth summit on race, class, and education

Monday, December 23rd, 2013
Clark holds first annual youth summit on race, class, and education

Eighty-seven high school students from across Massachusetts recently attended the first annual Youth Summit on Race, Class and Education, organized by Clark’s Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education. For six hours, high school students focused on the topic of how race and class shapes the educational experiences of young people across the nation. The... »

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Clark and city schools partner to lead $1.1M project for excellence in science/math teaching

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Clark and city schools partner to lead $1.1M project for excellence in science/math teaching

Clark University has been awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) totaling $1.1 million to support an extensive new project to further teaching excellence in science and math. The Clark Science-Math Teaching and Education Partnership (C-STEP) project, led by Clark University in partnership with the Worcester Public Schools, integrates the expertise of... »

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Clark University senior researches urban farming, potential model for food systems education program

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Clark University senior researches urban farming, potential model for food systems education program

Take a moment and look in your refrigerator. Do you know where those vegetables came from, or how they were distributed? Are they genetically modified? It is these types of questions and many more that Clark University senior Elliot A. Altbaum is attempting to answer with his ongoing research on food systems. Altbaum’s research doesn’t stop... »

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Gurel lecturer: Span cultural divide to teach New Century Students

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Gurel lecturer: Span cultural divide to teach New Century Students

When classroom populations are culturally diverse — and students often technologically savvier than their elders — teachers are faced with the challenge of finding ways to engage them in meaningful learning. Gloria Ladson-Billings, a nationally known educator, urges teachers to immerse themselves in the cultural lives of their students to improve teaching practice. Ladson-Billings... »

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Harvard Management CEO reveals keys to successful leadership

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013
Harvard Management CEO reveals keys to successful leadership

The Boston Red Sox’ dramatic victories in the World Series may have galvanized New England, but Jane Mendillo had another thought as she watched jubilant fans streaming out of Fenway Park after the clinching win. This team exemplified the leadership of its coach, John Farrell, who created a climate that allowed his players to... »

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Clark University to partner with museum on 'City Science' exhibit

Monday, December 9th, 2013
Clark University to partner with museum on 'City Science' exhibit

Professor/co-PI Colin Polsky and Clark students to contribute urban ecology expertise, research for prototype activities A $250,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will be used to develop "City Science," an interactive exhibit at the EcoTarium. The grant was awarded to a team of researchers led by Robert L. Ryan, professor of landscape architecture and regional planning... »

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NASA-funded climate change study focus of meeting at Clark

Friday, December 6th, 2013
NASA-funded climate change study focus of meeting at Clark

  Christopher Williams, assistant professor of geography, welcomed a group of distinguished colleagues to a Nov. 22 project meeting at Clark University, where they continued to develop methods for more accurately measuring climate change. Williams and his fellow team members, whom he describes as “leaders in the field of remote sensing,” are in their... »

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Clark University scientists report first satellite-based quantifications of Antarctic ice sheet surface melt

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Clark University scientists report first satellite-based quantifications of Antarctic ice sheet surface melt

  For the first time, scientists are able to use satellite observations to quantify the amount of melt occurring across the surface of the Antarctic ice sheet, according to a paper recently published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. Clark University Ph.D. student (and NASA Earth and Space Science... »

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