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Centennial Celebration

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100 Years of Making a World of Difference

Clark President Wallace W. Atwood launched the Graduate School of Geography in 1921 to establish an area of graduate research excellence. Today, Clark Geography is a global leader in innovative theory-driven research.

On April 13-15, 2023, we invite you to join us as we celebrate 100 years of Clark Geography and the impact our scholars have made on the world.

Note: All panels are free and open to the campus community and the public. The luncheon, dinner, and receptions are limited to GSG undergraduate and graduate alumni, faculty, staff and invited guests, and require an RSVP.

Staying overnight? A special rate of $179/night is available at the AC Hotel Worcester, 125 Front St.; reservations are required by March 14, 2023.

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Schedule of Events

Kendra McSweeneyAnnual Wallace W. Atwood Lecture

Kendra McSweeney
Professor of Geography and Distinguished Scholar
Department of Geography
The Ohio State University

7:00 p.m.
Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts
92 Downing St., Worcester, Mass.
Free and open to the campus community and the public.

Kendra McSweeney’s primary interest is in human-environment interactions, with focus on issues in cultural and political ecology, conservation and development, resilience, demography, and land use/cover change. Her current projects include tracing the socioecological impacts of drug trafficking through Central America, and studying the nature and implications of demographic change among Latin America’s indigenous populations.

Professor McSweeney’s Biography

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Contact Information

Graduate School of Geography

Office Location
  • Jefferson Academic Center, Room 220
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

  • 1-508-793-7336
  • 1-508-793-8881 fax
  • geography[at]clarku[dot]edu