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Obesity, diabetes on the table at 2014 Family Impact Seminar

The Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University made its annual visit to the Massachusetts State House on March 26 to apprise policymakers on the toll that obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease is taking on the state’s residents, particularly those within low-income and minority communities. “A Lot On Our Plate: Chronic Health Threats in…

Where Are the Men? Counselor Symposium to examine gender gap

Dozens of college advisers and guidance counselors from around the country will convene with a panel of distinguished academics and professionals for the Third Annual Counselor Symposium at Clark University, titled “Where Are the Men?” The symposium, on Sunday March 23 and Monday March 24, will focus on the growing gender gap between young men…

Clark University scientist challenges government on carbon capture and storage subsidies

  Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy at Clark University, has published an opinion piece recommending that the resources devoted to reducing carbon emissions be redirected to finding alternatives to fossil fuels. In the Dec. 20, 2013, piece, which was published in the prestigious international journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change and…

Clark University prof. publishes collection of essays about beauty

Beauty matters. It defines identity and causes controversy. A volume of essays about how beauty has done so over the course of the twentieth century—all across the world—has recently been released by Thomas Kuehne, Clark University professor of history and Strassler Family Chair in the Study of Holocaust History, and Hartmut Berghoff, director of the…

NASA-funded climate change study focus of meeting at Clark

  Christopher Williams, assistant professor of geography, welcomed a group of distinguished colleagues to a Nov. 22 project meeting at Clark University, where they continued to develop methods for more accurately measuring climate change. Williams and his fellow team members, whom he describes as “leaders in the field of remote sensing,” are in their third…

What’s ‘getting primaried’? Clark University prof’s new book explains

  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 competition…

Betsy Huang leads Clark University Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Last September, Clark University’s Higgins School of Humanities was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation following a complex, sometimes grueling application process successfully executed by a team of faculty and staff. Associate Professor of English Betsy Huang spent over a year on the project, and was excited about turning her full…