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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…

Students work toward a more sustainable Clark University

Strategies to “green” Clark University, ranging from planting “edible landscaping” to divesting in fossil fuels, formed the theme of final team projects in The Sustainable University course taught by Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy in the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment. The student teams made their proposals at a…

LEEP Lectures let faculty collaborate across disciplines, provide unique perspectives

What are the chances you would see a psychologist giving a presentation in a political science class?  Beginning this fall, such an appearance would not be unlikely.  In the past few months, some unlikely disciplines have collided through a tactic known as the “LEEP Lecture.” LEEP Lectures involve collaborations between faculty members from distinct disciplines,…

Clark community mourns and remembers Amanda Mundt ’14

Student, three others killed in Haiti crash (July 22) - An update from the Office of the President: We wish to inform you that the Mundt family has made arrangements for a service to honor Amanda Mundt and her aunt, Diane Mundt. Calling hours will be held at Douglass Funeral Service, 87 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, Mass.,…

Clark Alumni Association selects Arlington teacher for OSEA

The Clark University Alumni Association recently presented Marie T. Raduazzo, of Arlington, with the Outstanding Secondary Educator Award (OSEA). The award recognizes a secondary school teacher for the critical role they play in preparing students for higher education. The OSEA is recognized at Honors Convocation, just prior to Commencement, every year.  Clark’s Commencement was held…

Climate change book series features Clark University contributors

A new book series about climate change has Clark University written all over it. The four-volume “Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History” is co-edited by Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy, and boasts contributions from a host of Clark faculty, students and alumni. The series provides a holistic consideration of…

Clark to celebrate 25th anniversary of ‘Earth Transformed,’ April 2

A quarter century ago, Clark University hosted a landmark international conference, “The Earth as Transformed by Human Action,” which highlighted international research tracing the effect of human activity on the global environment for the previous 300 years. Humanity continues to face fundamental questions explored at the conference about the fate of the biosphere and the capacity…