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Obesity, diabetes on the table at 2014 Family Impact Seminar

By Melissa Lynch

The Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at Clark University made its annual visit to the Massachusetts State House on March 26 to apprise policymakers on the toll that obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease is taking on the state’s residents, particularly those within low-income and minority communities. “A Lot On Our Plate: Chronic Health Threats... »

April 21: ‘Live Long, Die Short’ author to speak at Clark University about successful aging

By Jane Salerno

Former Air Force flight surgeon, dynamic speaker, and author of “Live Long, Die Short: A Guide for Aging Successfully,” Dr. Roger Landry will address one of the fundamental social and public policy issues of our time, in a public lecture titled “The Imperative of Successful Aging: Implications for Policy,” beginning at 4 p.m. Monday,... »

Clark University, City of Worcester forge academic health partnership

By Melissa Lynch

The City of Worcester and Clark University announce the creation of an innovative Academic Health Department, the result of a partnership combining scholarship and practice to improve public health. The city’s Division of Public Health and the University’s Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, together through the Academic Health Department, will harness a variety of relationships and, based upon consideration of local... »

Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellows to embark on summer research

By Melissa Lynch

The Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise and the George Perkins Marsh Institute, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, have announced their NOAA Fellows for 2013. Receiving fellowships for the summer are: Lucas Earl ’14, a geography major, will work on the project Land-based Influences on the Ecology of Coastal Freshwater and... »

Youth at Risk seminar highlights challenges facing children in Mass.

By Melissa Lynch

Homelessness. Hunger. Adoption struggles. These were some of the tough realities addressed at the forum Youth at Risk 2: Children in Need, held by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at the State House in Boston. The event was the fourth annual Family Impact Seminar put on by the institute and the second in... »

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... »

Clark economist Brown named Mosakowski Research Fellow

By Jane Salerno

Clark President David Angel has named Professor of Economics John Brown as the first Jane and William Mosakowski Distinguished Faculty Research Fellow of Clark’s Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise. Brown is an economic historian affiliated with the Clark program in Urban Development and Social Change. He also serves as a research economist with the... »

PEWS conference at Clark to focus on workers, global capitalism

By Melissa Hoffmann

♦ Wallerstein to give public keynote address, ‘Labor vs. Capital?’ ♦ Clark University will host the 36th annual Political Economy of the World System (PEWS) Conference, “Labor, Democracy and Global Capitalism” from Friday, April 20, through Sunday, April 22.  Thirty-five scholars from the United States and around the world will probe the nature of the world system... »

Clark at the Statehouse: Experts brief legislators on ‘Youth at Risk’

By Melissa Hoffmann

Is the recession helping to create a population of young people so disillusioned by their bleak job prospects that they’ve abandoned the notion of finding meaningful work? Has the media devoted so much attention to lurid accounts of child abuse that they are missing the real story — that child abuse has declined dramatically... »

Renowned health care author to deliver Drapos Lecture

By Melissa Hoffmann

Jessie Gruman, Ph.D., nationally known health care author and expert on patient engagement, will deliver the Alex Drapos Memorial Lecture, “That’s Not What I Wanted to Hear!: Evidence-Based Medicine and our Hard Choices,” at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Razzo Hall. The Alex Drapos Memorial Lecture Series is a program of free, public... »