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Clark U. student awarded scholarship from Phi Beta Kappa-Boston

Alicja Gancarz '17

Clark University junior Alicja Gancarz has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Boston (PBK-Boston), a local affiliate of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished collegiate honorary society, in recognition of her strong academic record and for her exemplary essay describing how she embodies the society’s motto, “Love of learning…

Research smokes out facts on tobacco use

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The American Cancer Society launched the Great American Smokeout in 1977 as a way to encourage millions of Americans to put down their cigarettes, cigars and pipes for 24 hours in recognition of the dangers of their habit. Held on the third Thursday of each November, the event promotes the singular message: Quit. Now. Samantha…

Clark geographers’ new study projects melting of Antarctic ice shelves will intensify

Luke Trusel, postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, stands near sea ice covered in melt ponds at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, in 2010. Trusel received a Ph.D. in geography at Clark University in 2014.

New research published today projects a doubling of surface melting of Antarctic ice shelves by 2050 and that by 2100 melting may surpass intensities associated with ice shelf collapse, if greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel consumption continue at the present rate. Ice shelves are the floating extensions of the continent’s massive land-based ice sheets.…

Oct. 15 at Clark: Distinguished scientist Eric Lambin to lecture on globalization, impacts

Eric Lambin professor  at the School of Earth, Energy & Environmental Sciences at Stanford  (Photo: Tore Marklund)

Globalization expert Eric Lambin will present “Land Use Change in the Globalization Era: Challenges and Opportunities,” the Wallace W. Atwood Lecture presented by the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University. The lecture is free and open to the public beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, in Tilton Hall, Higgins University Center, 950 Main St. Professor Lambin will discuss…

Hard choices in the nonprofit world

Clark University Professor Rosalie Torres Stone (with microphone) and students Donovan Snyder ’17 and Jiawei Mao ’15 presented Dr. Matilde Castiel, with a check for $10,000 to aid with the work at Hector Reyes House.

For Jessica Horton ’17, the straightforward course title, Community and Health: Nonprofit Grantmaking, hardly hinted at the immersive experience to come. Throughout the fall semester, Horton and her classmates researched, wrote and pitched grant proposals on behalf of several Worcester nonprofit health organizations that address health and social disparities among underserved populations. But the most…

Clark alumnus donates rare Holocaust-era currency to the Strassler Center for faculty and student use

Robert Messing '59 and Deborah Dwork, professor and director of Clark University's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies has acquired the Holocaust Numismatic Collection of Robert Messing ’59, of Woodstock, New York, and is making it available to students and faculty for research and classroom use beginning next month. During the Holocaust, money issued in concentration camps and ghettos was part of a complex…

Clark University student researchers receive Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellowships

The 2015 Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellows were introduced at Clark University and also welcomed by some past NOAA Fellows, on April 28. Pictured, from left, are Julianne Murphy ’17, Mosakowski Institute Director Jim Gomes, Michino Hisabayshi ’15, Robert Johnston, director of the Marsh Institute; Vanessa Carrasco ’15, Daniela Reyes Saade ’17, Faye Harwell ’15, Saira Khan ’17, and Lucas Earl ’14. Missing from the photo is NOAA Fellow Katherine Landesman ’16, who was studying abroad at the time.

Three Clark University students have been named 2015 Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellows and soon will embark on summer internships to conduct ecological research alongside esteemed scientists in Maryland and Hawaii. The George Perkins Marsh Institute and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, in partnership with NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), introduced the students during a luncheon/reception at the Mosakowski Institute,…