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Clark University geography program earns prestigious Sussman Foundation support for Ph.D. student researchers

By Jane Salerno

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... »

Chaison’s book explores the impact of globalization on unions

By Anne Gibson

Will the rise of the global economy be the death of unions and collective bargaining? How can unions safeguard employee wages, benefits and workplace conditions when companies can hire workers in countries where they have no bargaining power or legal protection? Can unions deal with globalization by using their traditional approaches to representing workers,... »

Clark athletes lead sports camp, conduct research in Guatemala

By Jane Salerno

A group of Clark University student-athletes spent their holiday break participating in the Clark Athletics Service Learning Trip (CAST) to Guatemala, where they conducted research on ecotourism and led sports development activities for area children. Watch a video about the CAST trip here. The nine-day international service trip was the brainchild of former men’s... »

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... »

Physics research in Kudrolli lab attracts major funding support

By Jane Salerno

Despite a difficult environment for research funding around the nation in recent years, important work conducted in Clark University Professor Arshad Kudrolli’s physics laboratory has, in just recent months, attracted major research grants. Kudrolli, who is the Jan and Larry Landry University Professor at the Department of Physics, and members of the Complex Matter and... »

Clark University to partner with museum on 'City Science' exhibit

By Jane Salerno

Professor/co-PI Colin Polsky and Clark students to contribute urban ecology expertise, research for prototype activities A $250,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant will be used to develop "City Science," an interactive exhibit at the EcoTarium. The grant was awarded to a team of researchers led by Robert L. Ryan, professor of landscape architecture and regional planning... »

Clark University scientists report first satellite-based quantifications of Antarctic ice sheet surface melt

By Jane Salerno

  For the first time, scientists are able to use satellite observations to quantify the amount of melt occurring across the surface of the Antarctic ice sheet, according to a paper recently published in Geophysical Research Letters, a journal of the American Geophysical Union. Clark University Ph.D. student (and NASA Earth and Space Science... »

What's 'getting primaried'? Clark University prof's new book explains

By Jane Salerno

  Primary challenges in recent election cycles have attracted more media hype than ever, with special interest groups and intense partisan fundraising campaigns polarizing voters and taking aim at moderate incumbents – a practice known as “primarying.” Yet, according to Robert G. Boatwright, professor of political science at Clark University, the link between primary... »

Photography project focuses on individuals, shares personal stories from the Clark community

By Angela Bazydlo

Two Clark University students are focusing their camera lenses on faces around campus for their new project, Humans of Clark (HoC).  Sophomores Nainika Grover, of Brookline, and Jonathan Edelman, of Leawood, Kansas, are sharing snapshots of students and other members of the Clark community, along with quotes from spontaneous conversation, on a Facebook page... »

Awards presented at Graduate School of Geography conference

By Jane Salerno

A giant, walk-in globe, an art/science exhibit, a quiz bowl, awards and – of course – presentations of academic research, speakers and workshops were all part of the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL) 2013 Conference, hosted by the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University on Oct. 18 and 19. This year’s conference... »