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Clark University scientist challenges government on carbon capture and storage subsidies

By Melissa Lynch

  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... »

Students work toward a more sustainable Clark University

By Melissa Lynch

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... »

LEEP Lectures let faculty collaborate across disciplines, provide unique perspectives

By Melissa Lynch

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... »

Clark community mourns and remembers Amanda Mundt ’14

By Melissa Lynch

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,... »

Clark University GIS student wins 2013 Summer of Maps fellowship

By Melissa Lynch

  Azavea, an award-winning geospatial analysis (GIS) software development company, has announced that Tyler Dahlberg (GISDE ’14) is one of three students named winners of its second Summer of Maps. Inspired by the Google Summer of Code, Azavea Summer of Maps is a program that offers $5,000 stipends to student GIS analysts to perform... »

Clark Alumni Association selects Arlington teacher for OSEA

By Angela Bazydlo

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... »

Climate change book series features Clark University contributors

By Melissa Lynch

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... »

Clark University to host 'Connecting the Dots: Pathways to a New Economy' summit on April 19

By Melissa Lynch

On Friday, April 19, Clark University will host A New Economics Summit, “Connecting the Dots: Pathways to a New Economy,” from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., in Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall.  The event will allow Clark students, faculty, and local representatives to discuss how to develop pathways to a new economy in the City... »

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

By Angela Bazydlo

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... »

Effort to end youth homelessness gets $450K in new funding; Prof. Ross and Clark University students contribute vital research

By Jane Salerno

The announcement of a $450,000 grant from the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts sounded a clear and hopeful note at press conference on “Addressing Youth Homelessness in Worcester,” on Feb. 15 at the YWCA in Worcester. Laurie Ross, Clark University associate professor and co-director of The Compass Project, made introductions and presented a detailed... »