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Clark U. political scientist authors book on congressional primary elections

Clark Professor Robert Boatright

The fact that fewer than fifteen percent of eligible voters showed up for the 2014 primary elections indicates that primary elections do not matter to very many citizens. However, Clark University associate professor of Political Science Robert Boatright contends that congressional primary elections matter—a lot. He explains their importance, and dispels claims and myths about…

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…

Clark geographer awarded NASA grants to study carbon release, uptake in U.S. forests

Christopher Williams

Christopher A. Williams, associate professor of geography in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, was recently awarded two grants from the National Atmospheric and Space Administration (NASA) for a set of projects aiming to determine the balance of carbon uptake and release across forests in the United States using the latest satellite remote-sensing…

Clark U. geographer awarded NSF grant to study governance in community land trusts

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Deborah Martin, associate professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, Joseph Pierce (Florida State University) and James DeFilippis (Rutgers University), were recently awarded $175,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their four-year project titled “The scale of governance in the regulation of land: community land trusts in the Twin Cities.” Clark’s…

Millennials with kids? They’re loving it

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New Clark University Poll of Established Adults finds thirtysomething parents happy despite the strain A remarkable 86 percent of 25- to 39-year-olds with children say “more joy” is a consequence of being a parent, according to the new Clark University Poll of Established Adults. Clark University, the nation’s leading institution tracking the development of Emerging Adults…

New report finds LGB parents and their children faring well despite heterosexism

Clark University associate professor of psychology Abbie Goldberg

A new report co-authored by Clark University associate professor of psychology Abbie E. Goldberg  finds that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) parents and their children are functioning quite well despite confronting heterosexism in a variety of social contexts, including healthcare, legal and school systems. Co-written with Williams Institute scholars Nanette K. Gartrell and Gary Gates,…

John Templeton Foundation awards $1.45M to Clark University

Seana Moran, Clark University research assistant professor of psychology

Grant supports research on how college experiences can give direction to youths’ lives   Clark University has been awarded a $1.45 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study how universities around the world can help students find a strong sense of purpose. Seana Moran, Clark research assistant professor of psychology, is the principal investigator…

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

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 demonstrates…