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What motivates managers? Money, yes, but so much more

GSOM Professor of Management Laura Graves

Clark University and Center for Creative Leadership publish research on workplace motivation It is often said that “money talks,” but does it motivate? While many organizations use salary, bonuses, stock options, and promotions to motivate managers, a recent study reveals that relying on these types of extrinsic rewards alone is not guaranteed to foster productive…

The Deregulatory Moment? Prof. Boatright edits ‘must read’ on campaign finance law

Robert Boatright, Clark University associate professor of political science

Robert G. Boatright, associate professor of political science at Clark University, is the editor of a collection of essays titled, “The Deregulatory Moment? A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws” (University of Michigan Press 2015). “The Deregulatory Moment?” has been called a “must read for anyone interested specifically in campaign spending, and more generally…

Clark Model UN Team returns from Harvard Conference with awards in hand

The Clark Model U.N. participants

A delegation of 20 members of Clark University’s Model U.N. Team recently participated in the 62nd session of the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference (HNMUN 2016); several returned with awards for their performance in highly competitive committees. Doga Bilgin ’16 and Pingzhen Hu ’16 were awarded Outstanding Delegate in the Science and Technology Committee;…

Clark U. student awarded scholarship from Phi Beta Kappa-Boston

Alicja Gancarz '17

Clark University junior Alicja Gancarz has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Boston (PBK-Boston), a local affiliate of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished collegiate honorary society, in recognition of her strong academic record and for her exemplary essay describing how she embodies the society’s motto, “Love of learning…

Clark LEEP Fellow, art history professor help Worcester Art Museum prepare for Olmec Star God exhibit

Spak presented a poster about her LEEP Project at Fall Fest

Clark University senior Elisabeth “Zizi” Spak recently completed a project for the Worcester Art Museum (WAM), “Jeppson Idea Lab: Statuette of an Olmec Figure,” which was funded through Clark’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) initiative. Spak’s LEEP project was to help prepare an upcoming exhibit, The Jeppson Idea Lab: Olmec Incised Standing Figure, in…

Todd Livdahl’s Bermuda research has bite

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A whole lot of people would cheer any efforts to control the pesky mosquitoes that can turn any picnic into a swat fest. But for some countries, mosquito control is a matter of life and death. Biology professor Todd Livdahl has found that very scenario in Bermuda. While accompanying Clark biology students at the Bermuda…

Clark geographers’ new study projects melting of Antarctic ice shelves will intensify

Luke Trusel, postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, stands near sea ice covered in melt ponds at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, in 2010. Trusel received a Ph.D. in geography at Clark University in 2014.

New research published today projects a doubling of surface melting of Antarctic ice shelves by 2050 and that by 2100 melting may surpass intensities associated with ice shelf collapse, if greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel consumption continue at the present rate. Ice shelves are the floating extensions of the continent’s massive land-based ice sheets.…