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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... »

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... »

Clark University to partner with museum on 'City Science' exhibit

By Jane Salerno

Professor/co-PI Colin Polsky and Clark students to contribute urban ecology expertise, research for prototype activities A $250,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will be used to develop "City Science," an interactive exhibit at the EcoTarium. The grant was awarded to a team of researchers led by Robert L. Ryan, professor of landscape architecture and regional planning... »

Clark University scientists report first satellite-based quantifications of Antarctic ice sheet surface melt

By Jane Salerno

  For the first time, scientists are able to use satellite observations to quantify the amount of melt occurring across the surface of the Antarctic ice sheet, according to a paper recently published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. Clark University Ph.D. student (and NASA Earth and Space Science... »

What's 'getting primaried'? Clark University prof's new book explains

By Jane Salerno

  Primary challenges in recent election cycles have attracted more media hype than ever, with special interest groups and intense partisan fundraising campaigns polarizing voters and taking aim at moderate incumbents – a practice known as “primarying.” Yet, according to Robert G. Boatwright, professor of political science at Clark University, the link between primary... »

Clark University professor speaks on global consumption at World Resources Conference in Davos

By Jane Salerno

Clark University Professor Halina Brown attended the World Resource Forum (WRF) conference held in Davos, Switzerland, October 7-9. The conference’s primary emphasis is the use of technological advances to solve some of the   world’s most pressing environmental challenges. Brown was invited to be a plenary speaker at the conference, where she addressed issues surrounding... »

New Clark study on clearcuts shows surprising trends in carbon, water

By Jane Salerno

A new study by Clark University scientists, released today in Global Change Biology, is the first detailed account of how carbon, water, and energy balances shift in the three years following the clearcut of a deciduous forest. The study, conducted by Clark University Professor Christopher Williams and colleagues in a 20-acre clearcut in Petersham,... »

Conference at Clark expands global scholarship on consumerism

By Jane Salerno

Scholars from around the world gathered at Clark University (June 12-14) for the international conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI), The Future of Consumerism and Well-Being in a World of Ecological Constraints. The conference, which drew 117 participants, included presentations by scholars working in the field of sustainable consumption, policy... »

Back to the Arctic: Clark University student researchers embark on polar science expeditions

By Jane Salerno

While basting on a crowded beach or waiting for the AC to cool your sweltering car interior, imagine yourself cutting through Arctic seas aboard an icebreaker or exploring the wilderness from your base aboard a river barge in Siberia. That’s where some intrepid Clark University students and graduate researchers will be as they embark... »