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Clark University research lends insight into sustainably managing urban ecosystems

By Jane Salerno

Among the most pressing global issues of the 21st century are the environmental challenges posed by urbanization and the differing ways people manage urban land. New research led by Clark University associate professor of geography Colin Polsky is aiding the scientific understanding of these practices and effects via a unique study of U.S. lawncare practices.... »

Old Clark University OneCards find a musical new life as guitar picks

By Melissa Lynch

Members of the Clark University community are always finding creative ways to recycle just about everything. Clark’s OneCard’s Office recently started recycling old Clark OneCards into guitar picks. Business Manager Paul Wykes had the idea after he bought his son a guitar pick maker for Christmas in 2012. This past year, his son received... »

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... »

Clark Composts! wins MassRecycle ‘Best Student Effort’ award

By Jane Salerno

Clark Composts!, an innovative compost collection program under way in Clark University student residence halls, was recognized as “Best Student Effort” in MassRecycle’s 18th annual state-wide competition, receiving the award on Nov. 6 at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. From its beginning as a student-designed pilot in 2011, Clark Composts! has evolved into an institutionally-supported... »

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... »

Clark University partners with National Grid on Sustainability Hub in Main South

By Melissa Lynch

Clark students will help area residents assess their energy use On Friday, Oct. 18, Clark University and National Grid celebrated the grand opening for the National Grid Sustainability Hub, a 2,200 square-foot facility at 912 Main Street that offers innovative energy solutions through hands-on demonstrations of “smart” meters, interactive displays on smart grid technologies... »

New Clark study on clearcuts shows surprising trends in carbon, water

By Jane Salerno

A new study by Clark University scientists, released today in Global Change Biology, is the first detailed account of how carbon, water, and energy balances shift in the three years following the clearcut of a deciduous forest. The study, conducted by Clark University Professor Christopher Williams and colleagues in a 20-acre clearcut in Petersham,... »

Geographical conference at Clark University to feature giant globe, art, awards and expert keynote

By Jane Salerno

The New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL) 2013 Conference will be held Friday and Saturday, October 18 to 19, at Clark University. Conference themes include “Climate Justice,” “Economic and Financial Crisis,” and “Reimagining Mid-Sized Cities,” and presentations on many topics are scheduled. NESTVAL was established as the nation’s first regional professional geography organization. Beginning with the... »

Clark University doctoral candidate in geography awarded prestigious international research fellowship

By Jane Salerno

  Clark University doctoral candidate Pheakkdey Nguon has been awarded a $40,766 fellowship from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to fund a year of research of the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (REDD+) program in Cambodia, and a year of dissertation writing at Clark. Nguon accepted the award from Prince Albert... »

Clark University MBA program gains int'l ranking in sustainability

By Jane Salerno

The Clark University Graduate School of Management (GSOM) MBA program is ranked 17th in the world in the Corporate Knights Global Green MBA Survey announced today (Sept. 23). The survey provides the definitive annual list examining how universities are faring at integrating sustainability into the academic experience. “We are very happy to receive this... »