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Gurel APA-Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers celebrates 10 years

By Angela Bazydlo

In the past decade, more than 200 high school teachers from around the country have traveled to Clark during the summer to attend the annual Lee Gurel American Psychological Association-Clark University Workshop for High School Teachers.  This year, participants left the workshop with new contacts, textbooks and posters, and some took with them something a... »

Clark University biologist’s new research probes ‘gray area’ in science of fungal wood decay

By Jane Salerno

Discoveries by a team of fungal researchers, led by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI and Clark University Professor of biology David S. Hibbett, were released today (June 23) in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The paper, titled “Extensive sampling of basidiomycete genomes... »

Two Clark political science professors are Fulbright Scholars

By Jane Salerno

Two professors in the Political Science Department at Clark University will spend time abroad beginning in the fall of this academic year, each to conduct research and teach courses as Fulbright Scholars, a program of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Professor Mark C. Miller will hold the Bicentennial... »

At White House forum, Clark U. psychologist Abbie Goldberg shares research on gay fathers

By Melissa Lynch

On June 9, Clark University associate professor of psychology Abbie Goldberg participated in a Working Fathers panel, organized by the White House, on the topic of the father’s role in parenting and the shifting nature of parenthood.  The Obama administration hosted the forum to spotlight the need for family-friendly policies in the workplace. Other... »

Prof. Wendy Grolnick earns prestigious APA fellowship

By Anne Gibson

Clark University professor of psychology Wendy Grolnick has been named the 2014-2015 Executive Branch Science Fellow by the American Psychological Association (APA). Through a partnership between the APA and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), she will also be a member of the incoming AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellows during... »

Clark U. research: Conflict with communities a big cost to business

By Melissa Lynch

A new study has uncovered the true scale of the costs companies incur when they come into conflict with local communities. Co-authored by Anthony Bebbington, the Higgins Professor of Environment and Society and Director of the Clark University Graduate School of Geography, the study contends that understanding the relationships between environmental, social, and business risk... »

Clark students demonstrate physics at Cambridge Science Festival

By Angela Bazydlo

Five Clark undergraduates— Xiying Huang ’16, Ruoyang Lin ’16, Andrew Masley ’14, David Scheff ’15 and Zhuoming (Colin) Tan ’16—took part in The 8th Annual Cambridge Science Festival at the Cambridge Public Library on Saturday, April 19. The Clark students presented several hands-on demonstrations that made learning the laws of physics accessible and fun.... »

Clark collaborates with the EcoTarium on prototyping 'City Science' Exhibits

By Angela Bazydlo

Students work with museum staff and young patrons to develop exhibits on bird habitats, neighborhoods Where do city birds nest?  What is your neighborhood made of, and how does it work? How do you feel when you look at your lawn?  These questions are the focus of some of the museum exhibits on urban ecology... »

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

By Anne Gibson

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... »

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... »