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Clark U. research: Conflict with communities a big cost to business

A new study has uncovered the true scale of the costs companies incur when they come into conflict with local communities. Co-authored by Anthony Bebbington, the Higgins Professor of Environment and Society and Director of the Clark University Graduate School of Geography, the study contends that understanding the relationships between environmental, social, and business risk might…

Clark University Prof. Bebbington elected to esteemed American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Some of the world’s most accomplished leaders from academia, business, public affairs, the humanities, and the arts have been elected members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among those elected this year is Anthony Bebbington, Director of the Graduate School of Geography and Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society at…

Bebbington awarded Guggenheim Fellowship

Anthony Bebbington, Director of the Graduate School of Geography and Milton P. and Alice C. Higgins Professor of Environment and Society at Clark University, was recently awarded a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship in support of his forthcoming book, “Natural resource extraction in Latin America: transforming the human-environment, challenging social science.” Professor Bebbington’s…

Clark University geography program earns prestigious Sussman Foundation support for Ph.D. student researchers

The Clark University Graduate School of Geography has been selected to join a prestigious group of institutions that receive funding from the Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation for U.S.-based environmental science Ph.D. student research. Over the last several years, the Edna Bailey Sussman Foundation has supported students enrolled in a select number of graduate degree programs,…

Clark University senior researches urban farming, potential model for food systems education program

Take a moment and look in your refrigerator. Do you know where those vegetables came from, or how they were distributed? Are they genetically modified? It is these types of questions and many more that Clark University senior Elliot A. Altbaum is attempting to answer with his ongoing research on food systems. Altbaum’s research doesn’t stop with…

Clark University to partner with museum on ‘City Science’ exhibit

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 at…

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…

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

  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 Fellow)…