Geography Events


The Graduate School of Geography Fall 2014 Colloquium Speaker Series

All lectures are free and open to the public. Lectures will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:25 PM in Jefferson Academic Center, Room 218 (unless otherwise noted).

Thursday, September 4
Wendy Wolford, Development Sociology, Cornell University
"From Pangea to Partnership: The Rise of Brazilian Experts and Expertise in Mozambican Agriculture"

Thursday, September 18
David Delaney, Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought, Amherst College
"Fear and Loathing in the Nomosphere: What is Legal Geography Good for?"

Thursday, October 2
Tom Robertson, Humanities and Arts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
"'Guns and Fences' Conservation in Asia?: The Origins and Evolution of Nepal's Chitwan National Park"

Thursday, October 23
Kate Derickson, Geography, Environment and Society, University of Minnesota
"Toward an interim politics of resourcefullness for the Anthropocene"

Thursday, November 6
Becky Mansfield, Geography, Ohio State University
"Epigenetic life: new geographies of body-environment relationships"

Thursday, November 13
Morgan Grove, US Forest Service*
"Developments in Long Term Social Ecological Research: The Case of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) and Linking Science and Decision Making"

*Co-Sponsored with the George Perkins Marsh Institute. Talk will be in the Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center

Additional Events
Monday, October 6
Kevin Ward, Director of cities@manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester
"Making waves: the multiple policy mobilities of Edinburgh's Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Model"

Past Events

The Graduate School of Geography Spring 2014 Colloquium Speaker Series

All lectures (*except for Atwood; event details below*) will be held on Thursdays from 12:00-1:25 PM in Jefferson Academic Center Room 218 and are open to the public.

Thursday, January 23
Don Mitchell, Department of Geography, Maxwell School. Syracuse University.
"Whose City? Contentious and Non-Contentious Spaces in Colorado's Front Range"

Thursday, February 6
Dan Weiner, Vice Provost, Office of Global Affairs. University of Connecticut.
"Geography, International Studies, and Academic Leadership"

Thursday, March 20 *ATWOOD LECTURE*
Richard Alley, Department of Geosciences. Penn State University.
"Learning While Burning: An Optimistic View of Energy, Environment, and Our Future"

Thursday, April 3
Emma Archer van Garderen, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. "Climate Change in Southern Africa: Latest Findings, and a Case Study from the Arid Zone"

Thursday, April 17
Rebecca Lave, Department of Geography. Indiana University.
"Marketing Environmental Science and Management: Stream Mitigation Banking in the US"

Thursday, April 24
Robert Kennedy, Department of Earth & Environment. Boston University. "Adventures in space-time: Landsat time-series analysis for fun and profit"

View the Spring 2014 Colloquium Speaker schedule (PDF)

Practicing Geography Week | April 14-20th

This April we held our Third Annual Peter Condakes Practicing Geography Week; a week of career-focused events for our undergraduate students, developed to give our students in Geography, Global Environmental Studies (GES), and Earth System Science (ESS) a chance to explore various career and graduate school options in preparation for what lies ahead after undergraduate life at Clark. It also provided various opportunities to network with faculty, graduate students, and alumni from our programs!

Events included a drop-in info session, trivia night, our departmental undergraduate awards and honors ceremony, a talk from our alum Susan Sharp (BA, '08), a weekend field trip to New York City, and much more!

See here for more details.

Annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture Series presents "Learning While Burning: An Optimistic View of Energy, Environment, and Our Future"

Richard Alley The Graduate School of Geography was delighted to host this year's Atwood Lecture, with a talk given by Dr. Richard Alley, an Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Professor Alley is a leading scholar in climate change research and communication, with particular interests in polar ice, glaciology, sea level change, and abrupt climate change. He has researched, published, broadcast, and advised widely on these topics, with involvement in activities ranging from the Nobel-Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to specials on public television.

Dr. Alley's lecture took place on Thursday, March 20th in Tilton Hall at 7:00 PM, with a reception following the event. View the event announcement.

Watch the lecture via Livestream


NESTVAL 2013 Annual Meeting at Clark University

The annual meeting of the New England St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society will be held October 18-19, 2013 at Clark University. NESTVAL is the regional arm of the Association of American Geographers.  Call for Papers and Conference Registration [PDF] and Online Registration is now open and will be open until September 15, 2013.  For more on NESTVAL.

Earth Transformed + 25 Event

Tuesday, April 2, 4:00pm - 5:30 p.m., Tilton Hall, University Campus Center

Albert, Norma and Howard '77 Geller Lecture

Above: "From Earth Transformed to Sustainability Science" by William C. Clark, with Discussion by B.L. Turner II and Robert W. Kates

William C. Clark's Powerpoint presentation

Panel 1 Discussion: 12:45-2:00 pm
Global Change and Adaptation (Lurie Conference Room)
Karen Frey, Ron Eastman, Colin Polsky (Moderator: Tony Bebbington)

Panel 2 Discussion: 2:15-3:30 pm
Social Transitions and Global Change (Lurie Conference Room)
Jennie Stephens, Timothy Downs, James Murphy (Moderator: Robert Johnston)

These events were co-sponsored by the George Perkins Marsh Institute, the Graduate School of Geography and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise.

Annual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture Series presents "Contested Hydro-Modernities: From Manufacturing Rivers to Desalting the Seas"

Professor Erik Swyngedouw

The department is proud to feature Erik Swyngedouw, Professor of Geography, School of Environment and Development at Manchester University. Some of Dr. Swyngedouw's research interests include: Political Economy, Poltical Ecology
Theory and Practice, and the Politics, Economics, Ecology, and Urbanization of Water.  Dr. Swyngedouw has published several books and over a hundred research papers over the last two decades with a focus on bringing politically explicit
yet empirically grounded research to the table, contributing to a more humanizing geography.

Please join us on Thursday, October 4th at 7:00pm in Daniel's Theater at Atwood Hall. Reception to follow.  This event is free and open to the public.