Monthly Archives: April 2014

Prof. Michael Butler awarded fellowship to examine intervention ‘deficit’

Clark University associate professor of political science Michael Butler has recently been awarded a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship to support continuing work on his research monograph “Shunning Strangers: Explaining the Humanitarian Intervention Deficit.” Butler’s work is concerned with examining what he calls a “humanitarian intervention deficit” arising from the increasing reluctance on the…

Clark U. political science students tour U.N., meet with ambassadors

Students from the Clark University Model United Nations Program, along with students enrolled in the University’s “United Nations and International Politics” course, made a field visit to United Nations Headquarters in New York on April 17. The delegation, led by Political Science Professor Srinivasan Sitaraman, included a visit to the Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka…

Clark University police ‘Finish Strong’ in Watertown 5K

Members of the Clark University Police Department participated in the April 19 Watertown Police Finish Strong 5K, held on the one year anniversary of the capture of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect. The goal of the event, organized by the Watertown Police Supervisors Association, was “to fill the streets of Watertown in a celebratory…

Clark University Prof. Bebbington elected to esteemed American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among those elected this year is Anthony Bebbington, Director of the Graduate School of Geography and Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society at…

Obesity, diabetes on the table at 2014 Family Impact Seminar

The Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University made its annual visit to the Massachusetts State House on March 26 to apprise policymakers on the toll that obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease is taking on the state’s residents, particularly those within low-income and minority communities. “A Lot On Our Plate: Chronic Health Threats in…

Bebbington awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Anthony Bebbington, Director of the Graduate School of Geography and Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society at Clark University, was recently awarded a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in support of his forthcoming book, “Natural resource extraction in Latin America: transforming the human-environment, challenging social science.” Professor Bebbington’s…

Clark University Ph.D. student economist selected for prestigious Young African Scholars Program

Clark University economics researcher and Ph.D. student Gbetonmasse B. Somasse has been selected by the International Economic Association to present a recent paper at the Young African Scholars Program. Somasse’s research is built on his insights about the problems faced by African countries during the development process – especially the role played by education. He will present…

Trish Cronin named director of athletics at Clark University

Clark University President David Angel announced that Patricia H. (Trish) Cronin has been named Director of Athletics and Recreation at Clark University. Cronin served as interim director of Athletics and Recreation for the past eight months while the University conducted a highly competitive national search to fill the position. Read more… Read the Worcester Telegram story