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Clark U professor emerita honored with 2015 AAG Award for Creativity in Geography

Susan Hanson, Distinguished University Professor Emerita, former Director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University

Susan Hanson, Distinguished University Professor Emerita, former Director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, and member of the National Academy of Sciences has been awarded the Association of American Geographers 2015 AAG Stanley Brunn Award for Creativity in Geography for her intellectual breakthroughs in geography. The AAG recognizes Hanson for scholarship that…

Refugee Testimonies Workshop at Clark: Teaching techniques, value of ‘witnessing’

Participants in the IDCE workshop “Witnessing: Taking testimonies and constructing refugee narratives” (Sept. 19-21) gather in the Rose Library at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Leading the workshop are Leora Kahn and Anita Häusermann Fábos.

“Not since the end of the Second World War have there been so many refugees, displaced people and asylum seekers,” said Ban Ki-moon in his speech at the recent opening the 69th UN General Assembly. At a three-day workshop at Clark University, participants explored ways of drawing out, preserving and sharing refugee narratives. The International Development, Community…

Sex, Politics, and Putin: Clark University professor’s new book explores political legitimacy in Russia

Clark University Professor Valerie Sperling's new book, "Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia."

In her new book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia,” Clark University Political Science Professor Valerie Sperling explores the ways in which “politicians and political activists in Russia use masculinity, femininity, and homophobia to bolster their legitimacy and to undermine their opponents.” While researching the Russian president as both a man and a…

‘Manufacturing Denial’ conference delves into multi-disciplinary genocide scholarship

The closing panel of the conference “Manufacturing Denial: the Assault on Scholarship and Truth,” in Dana Commons at Clark University (Oct. 25): From left, Massimo Pigliucci, biologist and philosopher at the City University of New York; Johanna Vollhardt, assistant professor of psychology, Clark University; Richard Hovannisian, professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles; and Khatchig Mouradian, editor of the Armenian Weekly and the coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. Mouradian is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Strassler Center at Clark

Historians, social scientists, philosophers, and natural scientists gathered recently at Clark University to discuss the phenomena of genocide denial and the denial of scientific truth—from evolution to climate change—during an academic conference held at both Clark and Worcester State University. “Manufacturing Denial: the Assault on Scholarship and Truth” (Oct. 24-25) was co-sponsored and organized by…

Clark geographer Bebbington inducted into American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Anthony J. Bebbington, Clark University geography professor and Higgins Professor of Environment and Society, signs the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. –Clark University  Professor of Geography Anthony J. Bebbington was among 164 influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders who were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences at a ceremony in Cambridge on October 11. The ceremony included talks by five new inductees: Yale physicist Ramamurti Shankar; Diana Wall, ecologist…

White House selects Clark alumnus for post on board of historic TVA

Ronald A. Walter is a  Clark University alumnus and Trustee.

Update (Dec. 9, 2014) U.S. Senate approves recommendation of WREG president to TVA Board (WREG, TN) Walter, general manager of the Memphis CBS television affiliate WREG-TV, and Lodge, a Nashville business consultant who was previously commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Human Services, won 5-year terms on the 9-member, part-time board that oversees TVA. Ronald A. Walter, Clark…