ResearchMatters Articles & Blogs

An ounce of prevention - Clark University
April 2, 2014
In health care circles, John O'Brien is known as a "turnaround guy." He takes something that's struggling and makes it succeed, or he takes something that's already working and makes it work better. O'Brien has been the CEO of two hospital systems, served as the commissioner of public health for the city of Cambridge, Mass...
Justice for Varter - Clark University
October 15, 2013
It began with a knock on the door. Mugrditch Nazarian, a merchant in the city of Mezre, was roused in the middle of the night by Turkish gendarmes who said they wanted to make some immediate purchases at his store. Things quickly turned ugly, and Mugrditch was dragged from his house in his pajamas. It was the last time his...
August 14, 2013
Asian Longhorned Beetle   Five years ago, the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) descended upon Worcester County and forced the removal of over 30,000 trees from the area, dramatically altering the lives in, and landscapes of many local neighborhoods. In recent years, local organizations and city, state, and town officials...
Fire and Ice - Clark University
May 5, 2013
For centuries, human beings — from poets to religious leaders to scientists — have speculated about the end of the world. Will it conclude with a whimper or a bang? Will we be consumed by fire or slowly freeze to death? These fatal visions reflect our instinctive fear of a climate that's either "too hot" or "too cold" for...
November 1, 2012
  President David Angel presented a certificate to Andrew Hostetler '13, in recognition of the senior's O'Connor HERO Fellowship, during a reception for student scholars and researchers at Harrington House on Oct. 16.
June 15, 2012
The 2012 HERO Fellows: (back row) Joeseph Danko, Sean Peters, Andrew Hostetler, Abigail Nehring, Andreas Jozwiak, and Patrick Sheppard; (front row) Shannon Palmer, Michelle Seefeld, Martha Ziemer, Gabriela Spitzer, and Emma McDonell. Clark has been awarded a three-year, $329,992 grant from the National Science Foundation...
May 24, 2012
Prof. John Rogan Clark University has been awarded a three-year, $329,992 grant from the National Science Foundation for a new program titled, “REU Site: Mapping Beetles, Trees, Neighborhoods, and Policies: A Multi-Scaled, Urban Ecological Assessment of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Invasion in New England (HERO).” This...
April 5, 2012
William Koelsch in the stacks at Goddard Library. "Check the Koelsch book." It's the standard response to the innumerable questions that arise about Clark's past. Why was anthropology professor Franz Boas' research considered revolutionary for its time? What president of the United States delivered Clark's 1905...
November 3, 2011
Some of the HERO Fellows and faculty pause before presentations in Jefferson 320 (July 28). From left, are Joseph Krahe ’12, Matthew Manley ’13, Prof. Robert Gil Pontius, Prof. John Rogan, Martha Ziemer ’13, and Prof. Colin Polsky. There are HEROs among us here at Clark University. They may not be able to leap tall...
June 20, 2011
Deborah M. Merrill, associate professor of sociology, recently published "When Your Children Marry: How Marriage Changes Relationships with Adult Children."
September 17, 2010
Being a HERO at Clark University doesn’t require having superpowers or wearing a cape, but it helps to have a sharp mind for scientific research and a keen interest in the environment. A good raincoat and sturdy boots also may come in handy. For more than a decade, the Human-Environment Regional Observatory  (HERO) program...
September 17, 2010
Watch: HERO Program Director Colin Polsky discusses how the program provides the Fellows with important opportunities for professional development.
August 12, 2010
The first findings of the largest study to date focusing on male victims of female-perpetrated domestic violence were recently released, showing the existence of severe, controlling abusive behavior by women toward their male partners, on a level that many would describe as "intimate terrorism." Study results will be...
July 2, 2010
For the third year, Clark students have earned a spot on the ‘Rising Stars’ arctic research field course.   A small boat moves up the Panteleikha River, in the Polaris Project research area. (Photo by Chris Linder)
February 2, 2010
Dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are everybody's concern, and the resulting pain and shame that often occurs when one is victimized can be prevented when somebody — a friend or even a stranger — decides to act. Bystander intervention has proved effective time and again in thwarting an assault. Yet studies have...
November 22, 2009
Clark University recently honored four students who were selected to become members of its 2009-2010 Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) Fellowship program. Clark President John Bassett presented the awards at the annual fall dinner reception for outstanding students Initiated at the Graduate School of Geography...
May 11, 2015
The 2015 Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellows were introduced at Clark University and also welcomed by some past NOAA Fellows, on April 28.
August 20, 2014
Sadie Hazelkorn ’15 started working with the Worcester Education Collaborative (WEC) last September to fulfill an internship requirement for her capstone in Urban Politics and she’s been working with them ever since. Hazelkorn spent the past few months in Worcester creating literacy programs for local students. Hazelkorn...
May 9, 2014
Gov. Deval Patrick visits with students at the Claremont Academy, where he announced $225,000 in Innovation Schools Fellowship funding, May 9.   In partnership with Clark University, city high school will focus on college readiness
July 30, 2013
Prof. James Córdova   James V. Córdova, associate professor of psychology and director of Clinical Training and The Marriage Checkup Project at Clark University, has been awarded a $56,156 grant from the Department of Defense’s Defense Health Program to support his project,  "Disseminating the marriage checkup in Air...
January 25, 2013
Denise Hines, Clark University research assistant professor of psychology  
October 11, 2012
The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women has awarded $499,962 to four colleges of the Worcester Consortium: Clark University, Assumption College, the College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as part of the government’s Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence,...
June 27, 2012
  View from the Northeast Science Station, East Siberia. (Photo © Karen Frey)
July 18, 2011
For fourth year, Clark undergrads selected for ‘Rising Stars’ Arctic field program A barge serves as home base, laboratory, and transportation for Polaris Project scientists and students. (Karen Frey/2010) Two Clark University undergraduates are in Siberia with an international team of scientists, including  students...
July 12, 2010
Most adults find the time to have regular dental checkups. So why do so few employ the same planned care and maintenance for their marriages? James V.

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