Tag Archive for geography

Clark University geography alumna receives Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award

Esri President Jack Dangermond presented Clark University alumna Safaa Karaki Aldwaik (MA '07, MA '10, Ph.D. '12) with the SAG Award at Esri User Conference in San Diego, July 22. Pictured are Aldwaik, her daughter Samia, Dangermond and Eng. Alaa Abu Ein, Deputy Mayor of Ramallah.

Clark University Graduate School of Geography alumna Safaa Karaki Aldwaik received the Esri Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award for her  geographic information systems work with the City of Ramallah, Palestine. She received her award from Esri President Jack Dangermond during the Esri User Conference 2015 in San Diego, July 22. Aldwaik is the Director of Geographic…

Clark U. professor’s book examines effects of increased meat production, consumption

Political Ecologies Meat, Emel

Livestock production worldwide is increasing rapidly, but there are many concerns about the sustainability of increased meat production and consumption. “Political Ecologies of Meat” (Routledge, 2015), co-edited by Clark University Professor of Geography Jody Emel, examines these issues from various perspectives, including human health, animal welfare, climate change and environmental pollution. The book’s essays explore…

Nine undergraduates awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to support creative projects on campus and abroad

Julianne Murphy '17

Nine Clark University undergraduate students were recently awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to support their pursuit of original ideas, creative research, and community service projects this summer and during the 2015-2016 academic year. Information about the students and their projects follows: Oyut Amarjargal ’17, of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, will conduct research and complete a community service project this…

Clark geographer receives NASA grant to study the impacts of sea-ice thinning and retreat in the Pacific Arctic

Professor Karen Frey

Karen Frey, associate professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Washington, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL), received a grant from NASA for their project titled “Observing and understanding the impacts of…

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

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

Clark University

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…