Geography Articles & Blogs

Off the menu - Clark University
April 5, 2012
There was a time when food was something you ate but rarely pondered. You did not know, or care, where your dinner came from, or how it would interact with your body once it was consumed. That was then. Sure, many folks still eat with abandon, but many others, like the Clarkies profiled on these pages, are trying to foster...
Changing the world, one student at a time - Clark University
March 3, 2011
The year was 1967 and Richard Ford was doing what he loved best: studying the vibrant cultures, social rhythms and political nuances of Africa. As visiting professor at the University of Natal, he'd traveled to South Africa with his wife Nancy to continue his research when he received an unexpected letter in the mail. It...
Political Ecologies of Meat by Jody Emel
July 20, 2015
Livestock production worldwide is increasing rapidly, but there are many concerns about the sustainability of increased meat production and consumption. “Political Ecologies of Meat” (Routledge, 2015), co-edited by Clark University Professor of Geography Jody Emel, examines these issues from various perspectives, including...
August 15, 2014
"Prior to the infestation, our neighborhood was an area of beautiful tree lined streets. Shade was abundant and the neighborhood looked lovely. Now our area is barren and depressing." This is one Worcester resident's response to a survey question posed by student researchers at Clark University, who, for the past three...
April 4, 2014
The Clark University Graduate School of Geography has awarded more Ph.D.s than any other geography program in the United States. 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...
October 8, 2013
Clark University Ph.D. student Pheakkdey Nguon was presented with an IPCC research fellowship award, on Sept. 30, in Monaco. 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...
February 26, 2013
Clark University geography student Yelena Finegold Clark University student Yelena M. Finegold, a senior in the Graduate School of Geography, will travel to Rome for a prestigious Forest Futures summer internship with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO).
October 15, 2012
Professor Bebbington In the developing world, social movements led by urban, rural and often indigenous people who are opposed to projects they regard as inappropriate and exploitative can be very effective, according to recently released (Oct. 10) findings based on research led by Anthony Bebbington, Higgins Professor...
May 8, 2012
James Salo Like most alumni facing a milestone reunion, James Salo '02, M.A. '03, is looking forward to catching up with friends and faculty he hasn't seen since his commencement. But Salo has an additional reason to anticipate Reunion 2012 — he will be honored with the annual Young Alumni Award. "It's really special,"...

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