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At Paris talks, USDA presents global food security report; Clark scientist a lead author

Climate change is projected to result in more frequent disruption of food production in many regions and increased overall food prices, according to a USDA report released Dec. 3.

As world leaders meet in Paris for international climate change talks, a just-released report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture co-authored by Clark University Professor Edward Carr is focusing attention on how climate change will likely impact the world’s food security. Carr, director of the International Development, Community and Environment Department, was a lead author…

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…

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.…

Wallenberg Foundation lauds Akcam’s work on Armenian Genocide and ‘unsung heroes’

Clark University Professor Taner Akçam, Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, meets with Republic of Armenia President Serzh Sargsyan, at a reception sponsored by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation, Sept. 30 in Washington, D.C.

Taner Akcam recognized at Congressional reception welcoming Armenia’s president Clark University Professor Taner Akçam, Kaloosdian/Mugar Chair in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, recently was lauded at a Congressional reception organized by the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF), where President of the Republic of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan presented the Wallenberg Medal to Robert Morgenthau, former U.S. Ambassador…