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Clark innovators offer novel transportation solutions at Worcester incubator event

Clark University was well represented at the Art of Science Learning Worcester Incubator for Innovation event at Union Station, Jan. 22. From left are: Ph.D. candidate Moumita Dasgupta (BA ’10/MA ’12 physics), Christopher Markman (BA ’08 screen studies), Lisa Drexhage (MBA ’11 social change), Daniel Rees (BA ’09 geography/MA ’11 GISDE), Amanda Gregoire (BA ’10 government/MPA ’11), Robin Miller (working toward a dual MBA in business and Environmental Science & Policy, 2016), and Rosemarie Boulanger, who earned a BA in English and MBA in marketing at Clark and was observing the event in her role as a program committee leader with The Venture Forum.

Several Clark University graduate students took part in a special Worcester Incubator for Innovation Launch event on Jan. 22, at Union Station in Worcester. As Fellows in the Art of Science Learning program, the presenting teams offered novel solutions for some of Worcester’s transportation challenges. Two years ago, Worcester, Chicago and San Diego were selected by Art…

Clark U. History Professor investigating rare, century-old photos of Worcester’s early residents of color

Clark History Professor Janette Greenwood

  Clark University History Professor Janette Greenwood has teamed up with retired teacher and Charlton historian Frank Morrill to research the identities of some early Worcester residents—people of color—pictured in rare photographs that date back to the turn of the last century. The photos are those of the late William Bullard, of Worcester, a photographer…

Clark U. geographer receives prestigious residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

Clark U. Professor Yuko Aoyama

  Yuko Aoyama, professor in Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography, was awarded a prestigious four-week academic writing residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, in Bellagio, Italy. The residency will provide Professor Aoyama with an unparalleled opportunity to network with fellow residents at the Center next summer, and a serene setting in which to…

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

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 programs,…

Chaison’s book explores the impact of globalization on unions

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, or…

Clark athletes lead sports camp, conduct research in Guatemala

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 tennis…

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…