George Perkins Marsh Institute


NOAA Internship Opportunities - Student Information Session


The Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise and the George Perkins Marsh Institute in partnership with the NOAA National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science will again be offering paid $4000 internships for Summer 2015. A student information session will be help on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 (4-5:30 pm) in the University Center, Grace Conference Room. The NOAA Internships will place Clark students in exciting, hands-on projects at locations around the United States. Students from a wide range of majors will have the chance to learn from working scientists and policy experts at one of America's leading public scientific institutions. The interns will also be mentored by Clark faculty to maximize the connections between their internship experiences and their academic programs.

Click here for the application (word file) and the job listings. Student applications are due on February 24th. We anticipate placing three interns from Clark during summer 2015. Any questions should be directed to Robert J. Johnston, Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute.

Seminar Series 2014-15 Academic Year

The George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library announce the 2014-15 Academic Year Seminar Series. Seminars will present cutting-edge research on human/environment interactions taking place at Clark University and are designed to catalyze discussions regarding future research possibilities. Seminars are open to all in the Clark community. The format is a 40-45 minute presentation followed by 15-20 minutes of questions and discussion. Interaction with the speaker is encouraged. Light refreshments will be provided. Please feel free to bring your own brown-bag lunch if desired. The fourth seminar of the series is as follows:


Anita H. Fabos, Associate Professor, Department of International Development, Community, and Environment, Clark University

"From Refugee to Forced Migration to Mobility Studies: Conceptualizing Conflict and People on the Move"
Thursday, February 19, 2015
12:15 – 1:15 pm
University Center, Lurie Conference Room

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Nature's Shape Shifter

Pittsburgh Quarterly 11/15/2014

"Across the recent span of roughly three decades, coyotes have exploited every available habitat here, from remote woods of the Allegheny National Forest to Pittsburgh's urban fringe, while carving out a still-evolving ecological niche. All but unheard-of before 1980, coyotes now live in all 67 Pennsylvania counties and throughout West Virginia and Ohio in numbers that are difficult to pinpoint. ...Female weights (lighter than males in all wild canids) present even more compelling evidence that something about the eastern coyote is different and new. Dr. Jonathan Way, a research scientist at Clark University in Worcester, MA, studies eastern coyote ecology. Way analyzed coyote weights from across North America and found that the average weight of female eastern coyotes is 21 percent heavier than males from outside the region." More »