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

By Jane Salerno

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... »

Bebbington awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

By Anne Gibson

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... »

Adam Institute hosts Urban Teacher Educator Conference

By Melissa Lynch

Clark University’s Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice hosted the seventh annual meeting of the Urban Teacher Education Consortium, March 5-7. In attendance were more than 50 participants from colleges and universities from the Northeast, Midwest and California. The consortium was coordinated by the Adam Institute, the University of Chicago Urban Teacher... »

Chaison’s book explores the impact of globalization on unions

By Anne Gibson

Will the rise of the global economy be the death of unions and collective bargaining? How can unions safeguard employee wages, benefits and workplace conditions when companies can hire workers in countries where they have no bargaining power or legal protection? Can unions deal with globalization by using their traditional approaches to representing workers,... »

Clark University research lends insight into sustainably managing urban ecosystems

By Jane Salerno

Among the most pressing global issues of the 21st century are the environmental challenges posed by urbanization and the differing ways people manage urban land. New research led by Clark University associate professor of geography Colin Polsky is aiding the scientific understanding of these practices and effects via a unique study of U.S. lawncare practices.... »

Clark history professor’s new book examines complex world of prostitution in 18th-century Paris

By Jane Salerno

In her new book, “Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris,” Clark University associate professor of history Nina Kushner explores the world of the eighteenth-century Parisian demimonde, in which women sold sex, company, and even love to the men of the elite in exchange for being “kept.”  In “Erotic Exchanges” (Cornell... »

Clark professor's 'Dream Nation' explores cultural effects of Puerto Rican independence movement

By Jane Salerno

While the Puerto Rican independence movement was a political failure, it has contributed immensely to the Puerto Rican identity, influencing both literature and culture. A provocative new book by Clark University associate professor of Spanish María Acosta Cruz uses examples from Puerto Rican literature, history, and pop culture to emphasize how the territory’s residents... »

Clark University Mock Trial team wins bid to national tournament

By Melissa Lynch

One of Clark University’s two Mock Trial teams is moving on to the national tournament, earning its bid during the regional Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, N.H. The veteran “A team” will compete in the national event in Philadelphia in March. Clark entered... »

Clark University scientist challenges government on carbon capture and storage subsidies

By Melissa Lynch

  Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy at Clark University, has published an opinion piece recommending that the resources devoted to reducing carbon emissions be redirected to finding alternatives to fossil fuels. In the Dec. 20, 2013, piece, which was published in the prestigious international journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change... »

Physics research in Kudrolli lab attracts major funding support

By Jane Salerno

Despite a difficult environment for research funding around the nation in recent years, important work conducted in Clark University Professor Arshad Kudrolli’s physics laboratory has, in just recent months, attracted major research grants. Kudrolli, who is the Jan and Larry Landry University Professor at the Department of Physics, and members of the Complex Matter and... »