Stormwater Concerns and Solutions Workshop
The UMass Water Resources Research Center (WRRC), in cooperation with Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University, is hosting a workshop on Stormwater Concerns and Solutions. The workshop will be held on March 12th on the WPI campus in Worcester. Click here for details. This event is free but space is limited and registration is mandatory. Any questions should be directed to Robert J. Johnston, Director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute.
Seminar Series 2013-14 Academic Year
The George Perkins Marsh Institute and Jeanne X. Kasperson Research Library announce the 2013-14 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 fifth seminar of the series is as follows:
Kelly Sims Gallagher, Associate Professor of Energy & Environmental Policy and Director, Center for International Environment and Resource Policy, Tufts University
"The Globalization of Clean Energy Technology"
Thursday, March 13, 2014
12:15 – 1:15 pm
University Center, Lurie Conference Room
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Honor for Dale Hattis
Dale Hattis, along with coauthors L. Zeise, F.Y. Bois, W.A. Chiu, I. Rusyn and K.Z. Guyton, was recently honored by the Society of Toxicology, Occupational and Public Health and Specialty Section, with an award for "Paper of the Year" for 2013. The paper, titled "Addressing Human Variability in Next-Generation Human Health Risk Assessments of Environmental Chemicals" was published in Environmental Health Perspectives, Vol. 121, 2013.
Dale works to bridge the gap between experimental scientists and statistical researchers by representing the causal mechanisms likely to lead to biological damage of interest to policy makers. The principal foci of his past work are the use of various biomarkers and physiologically-based pharmacokinetic models to improve risk assessment for carcinogens; quantitative treatment of inter-individual variability in susceptibility for a wide variety of non-cancer effects; and the use of Monte Carlo simulations to represent the combined effects of multiple sources of uncertainty and variability.
2014 Geller Award Recipient Travels to Peru
Rachel Sorenson, a 2014 Geller Award recipient, traveled to Peru to conduct research for her Master's thesis, "Rural Electrification and Renewable Energy: An Analysis of Photovoltaic Systems for Rural Development in Peru." She is studying the use of renewable energy in rural communities in developing countries, thereby meeting energy needs and helping to alleviate poverty. Rachel is specifically targeting solar energy.
Meat-eaters Versus Carnivores: Is Your Diet Killing Wolves?
Most most large land carnivore populations are in decline. A report from Oregon State University suggests that livestock production is partly to blame. The world's fanged animals are rapidly losing ground to humans, reports a study in the journal Science, thanks in part to the spread of livestock farming. More »