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Clark U. geographer receives prestigious residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

Clark U. Professor Yuko Aoyama

  Yuko Aoyama, professor in Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography, was awarded a prestigious four-week academic writing residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, in Bellagio, Italy. The residency will provide Professor Aoyama with an unparalleled opportunity to network with fellow residents at the Center next summer, and a serene setting in which to…

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

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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…

Student researchers present key findings on beetle infestation’s impact on Worcester’s environment, policies and people

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“Prior to the infestation, our neighborhood was an area of beautiful tree lined streets. Shade was abundant and the neighborhood looked lovely. Now our area is barren and depressing.” This is one Worcester resident’s response to a survey question posed by student researchers at Clark University, who, for the past three years, have examined the…

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,…