Clark in Worcester

Clark in Worcester

 

Welcome to the Clark in Worcester Collection.

Highlighting Clark University’s current work and ongoing legacy of engagement in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Clark in Worcester collection gathers an array of Worcester-related works located across Clark’s Digital Commons Repository. Explore faculty and student works, archival resources, images, theses, dissertations and open access research articles related to Worcester from the present back to the University’s foundational years.

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Works from 2023

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The effects of land use change on ant communities in New England, Amelia K.L. Curry, Joseph A. Nelsen, Dale R. Stevens, and Kaitlyn A. Mathis

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Building a Representative Workforce: How We Can Help Our Gateway Cities Recruit and Retrain Employees Reflective of Their Communities, Jessica Lynn Feldman and Andrew J. Russo

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Tracks Magazine (Issue #1: Bridge), Sophie Gill and the TRACKS Magazine Team

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COVID-19 responses restricted abilities and aspirations for mobility and migration: insights from diverse cities in four continents, Dominique Jolivet, Sonja Fransen, William Neil Adger, Anita Fábos, Mumuni Abu, Charlotte Allen, Emily Boyd, Edward R. Carr, Samuel Nii Ardey Codjoe, Maria Franco Gavonel, François Gemenne, Mahmudol Hasan Rocky, Jozefina Lantz, Domingos Maculule, Ricardo Safra de Campos, Tasneem Siddiqui, and Caroline Zickgraf

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“Become a Gas Leak Detective!” Evaluating a multigenerational citizen science program for connecting distribution pipelines to energy justice, Sarah Lerman-Linkoff, Sara Wylie, Kirk Jalbert, Gaylen Moore, and John Rogan

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We Shall Overcome: A Case Study of the LGBT Asylum Task Force, a Parish Ministry, Max Niedzwiecki

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Working to Elect Under-Represented Groups in Public Office, Jenny Pacillo

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Worcester's Changing Media Landscape and Political Participation, Claire M. Robbins

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Assessing the Impacts of Increasing the Availability of Non-Automobile Modes of Transportation on Carbon Emissions and Accessibility in Worcester, William Schechter

Works from 2022

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"Worcester Inter-University Refugee Workshop" presentation, Jozefina Lantz

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Worcester Public Art for ESL Students, Eleanor Rueffer

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"Unpacking Displacement" presentation, Noa Shaindlinger

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Archives and Literary History: English House, Christina Rose Walcott and Justin Shaw

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The Malleability of Home: A Genealogy of Clark University's English House, Christina Rose Walcott and Justin Shaw

Works from 2021

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A Gateway to Economic Success, Nathan R. Boudreau

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A Comparison of Community Development Corporations (CDCs) in Worcester, Massachusetts, Benjamin L. Gessel

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'Seeding an Integration and Belonging Hub', Academic Innovation Fund Application, Integration and Belonging Hub

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Pernet Family Health Service, Inc.: Organizational Restructuring & Change Management Best Practices, Carly Massino

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Modeling the spatial distribution of the current and future ecosystem services of urban tree planting in Chicopee and Fall River, Massachusetts, R. Moody, N. Geron, M. Healy, J. Rogan, and Deborah Martin

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Urban Permaculture for Climate-Resilient Farming in Worcester, Massachusetts, Priyanka Shrestha

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A Comprehensive Analysis of Food Insecurity and Solutions in Worcester, Massachusetts, David Sullivan

Works from 2020

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Mapping spatiotemporal variability of the urban heat island across an urban gradient in Worcester, Massachusetts using in-situ Thermochrons and Landsat-8 Thermal Infrared Sensor (TIRS) data, A. Elmes, M. Healy, N. Geron, M. M. Andrews, J. Rogan, D. G. Martin, F. Sangermano, C. A. Williams, and B. Weil

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Higher Education Responses to Crisis: A Case Study of Clark University and the Pandemic of 2020, Lisa Gillingham

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How museum utilize social media on communication, Jiake Han

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A Relational theory of risk: a case study of the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation in Worcester, MA, Joey Hersh, Deborah G. Martin, Nicholas a.B. Geron, and John Rogan

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Refugee Housing in Worcester: A Neighborhood Case Study of Bell Hill, Tyler Seth Maren

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A Community mental health needs assessment of a racially and ethnically diverse population in New England: narratives from community stakeholders, Rosalie A. Torres Stone, Esteban V. Cardemil, Kristen Keefe, Paige Bik, Zachary Dyer, and Karyn E. Clark

Works from 2019

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Worcester Chamber of Commerce: Recruiting Minority Business Owners, Ryan DiMaria, Alexander Hull, Xikun Lu, Haopeng Wang, Jiacheng Hou, and Danning Zhao

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Modeling the potential dispersal of Asian Longhorned Beetle using circuit theory, Arthur Elmes, John Rogan, Christopher Williams, Samuel Ratick, and David Nowak

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Webster Square Neighborhood Plan, Conor McCormack

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Changing the Current Perception of Affordable Housing in Worcester, Simone McGuinness, William Roberts, Vaske Gjino, Tong Zhou, Mengxin Ma, and Sarawadee Sonpuak

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“Greening” Worcester: Municipal Best Practices for Sustainability, Erin McKeon, Charline Kirongozi, Jared Duval, Antannia Greene, Qianshu Sun, and Zewei Yao

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Analyzing the Relationship Between Perception of Safety and Reported Crime in n Urban Neighborhood Using GIS and Sketch Maps, Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, Laurie Ross, Thomas Caywood, Marina Khananayev, and Casey Starr

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Food Deserts Debunked and Decentered: From Deficit to Relational Mapping for Food Justice in Worcester, MA, Brenna Robeson

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Clark University LGBTQ+ History, Robert D. Tobin; Toni Armstrong; Arai Long; Griffin Minigiello; Students of "Sexuality and Textuality", Spring 2018; Students of "Sexuality and Human Rights", Fall 2018; and Students of "Sexuality and Textuality", Spring 2019

Works from 2018

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Foreclosures for Sale: Revisiting Stories of Worcester's Mortgage Crisis, A Radio Documentary, Hallie Blashfield and Beatrice Misher

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Media Analysis of City-Wide Local News Portrayals of Youth Criminality: Worcester, Massachusetts, Andrea Boffice

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A Guide for Hiring Mature Employees at Ascentria, Binghe Change, Calleigh Leach, Elsie Lu, Hongquiang You, Mengge Wang, and Nina Mariotti

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Holocaust Education in Worcester Schools: An Evaluation, Spencer Cronin

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Water in Worcester A Campaign for Public Fluoridation, Ryan Early, Xiao Gu, Yajing Huang, Lauren Meininger, Emma Phillips, and Yao Su

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Predictors of Mortality for Juvenile Trees in a Residential Urban-to-Rural Cohort in Worcester, MA, Arthur Elmes, John Rogan, Lara A. Roman, Christopher A. Williams, Samuel J. Ratick, David J. Nowak, and Deborah G. Martin

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Worcester Community Clean Energy Project: A Preliminary Assessment of Project Aims and Potential, Gabe J. Epstein

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What's the Vibe? Curriculum, Atmosphere, and Youth-Adult Partnerships, Jacob Folsom-Fraster

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Worcester Center for Crafts: A Transition to Online Sales, Monica Gow, Carly Branconnier, Srilatha Prodduturi, Ekaterina Shusharina, and Alberta Yamoah

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SWOT Analysis of Comprehensive Anti-Gang Strategies (CAGS), Jenelle Howard

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Underserved and Unaccompanied: LGBTQ Youth, Meeting the Intersecting Needs of Youth Homelessness and LGBTQ Identities in Worcester, MA, Molly Kellman

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Identifying Reasons for Attrition at the Clemente Course in the Humanities, Worcester, MA, Mollie Rayner-Haselkorn

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Queering Sexual Health: The Intersection of Sexual Health and LGBTQ Identities in Worcester, MA, Sara Richman Davidow

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Life Can Change in the Blink of an Eye Capstone, Christopher Rutigliano, Jillian Elalaoui, Kristin Humphrey, Phillip Gates, Mohamed Ndjikam, Highness Meena, Adam Menard, and Spencer Pickney

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The Implementation of the Family Chaos Diversion Pilot in Worcester, Massachusetts, Nina Thacker

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EPOCA House: The Implementation Strategy, Courtney Thomas, Yaffa Fain, Shuxiao Teng, and Mingjun Xie

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Refugee Case Files as an Indicator of Housing Needs, Molly Weilbacher

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Agribusiness, Food Insecurity, and Chronic Diet-Related Ailments in Worcester, MA: Toward a Nuanced Narrative, Adam Wriggins

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Project Renew Worcester, Danni Yue, Amy Zhang, Jing Han, Omid Ashrafi, and Yiming Xu

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My Choice Greens, Alina Zulfikarova, Amelia Mohr, Hesi Zhang, Ruiqi Huang, Sean Tatar, Yuhao Zhou, and Zijun Zhou

Works from 2017

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HEALTHCARE AND HOMELESSNESS: How can we better service the health needs of homeless individuals? A Case Study of the City of Worcester, MA, Kali Adams

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Public Health Applications of GIS: A Spatial Analysis of Tobacco Sales and Violations for the Worcester Division of Public Health, Thomas M. Caywood

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Effects of urban tree canopy loss on land surface temperature magnitude and timing, Arthur Elmes, John Rogan, Christopher Williams, Samuel Ratick, David Nowak, and Deborah Martin

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Seeing Community Through the Trees: Characterizing Resident Response to Urban-Tree Planting Initiatives, Eli Goldman

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The Latina Women & The Informal Microenterprise, Ivette Olmeda

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Academic Engagement and Learning Experience of English Learners: A Case Study of Chandler Magnet Elementary School, Worcester, MA, Clara J. O'Rourke

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Environmental Justice/Urban Initiative Project: Summer Internship with Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, Tiancheng Ouyang

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GIS Internship at Tighe and Bond, Yuanting Qu M.S.

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Worcester Black Small Businesses and Racial Inequality in Wealth, Shamen Laquan Radcliffe

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Understanding Urban Wilds: Nature, Culture, and Management, Ted Randich

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Analysis of Worcester's Youth Employment Sector, Laurie Ross PhD, Ramon Borges-Mendez PhD, and Alex Rothfelder

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Engaging in Effective Behavioral Health Treatment Methods: The Importance of Building Trust and Relationships with High and Proven Risk Men with a History of Childhood Trauma(s), Tracie Sullivan

Works from 2016

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Childhood Trauma, a Cycle of Violence: Worcester, MA, Samantha Arsenault

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A Complement, not a Competitor: How Public Markets Can Support Business Districts in Worcester, Ron M. Barron

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Somewhere “I can live”: Youths’ Conceptualizations of Nature and the Outdoors in Worcester, MA, Sarah Bertrand

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Refugee Youth Challenges and Unique Needs in Worcester Public Schools that are Satisfied by African Community Education, Heidi L. Biron

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A Partnership's Capacity for Community Impact Understood Through Neoliberal Technologies of Risk and Responsibilization: A Look at Worcester Massachusetts Senator Charles E. Shannon Jr. Community Safety Initative Partnership WORCESTER MASSACHUSETTS’ SENATOR CHARLES E. SHANNON JR. COMMUNITY SAFETY INITIATIVE PARTNERSHIP, Katie Byrne

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Developing an online database of experts for the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Zikan Chen, Douglas Grey, and Pranjal Shah

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Summer Internship at African Community Education, Stephen A. Chiavaroli III

The 2015 Greater Worcester Community Health Assessment: Summer Internship Experiences with The Worcester Division of Public Health and Clark University’s Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, Jennifer Duong and Michael Preko Nkum

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Analyzing Shared Value and Social Business Principles: A Case Study of Honeydrop Beverages and Seven Hills Foundation, Sarah Dys, Maya Grevatt, and Brianna Mirabile

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Shifting the Understanding of Youth Public Order Crime: An Opportunity for Diversion, Madeleine R. Friga

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Garden-Based Learning in Worcester, Massachusetts: Addressing Science and Health Curriculum Gaps through Summer Youth Programming, Julia Groenfeldt

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Jaques Avenue Bioshelter Report: An Assessment of Needs, Potential Uses and Partnerships in Worcester, MA, Joseph Hersh

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Can We Do It? : The Feasibility of Youth Restorative Justice Implementation in Worcester, April M. Hooper

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Worcester, MA Bike Share Feasibility Study, Corinne Jachelski

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Why Doesn't Worcester Vote?, Molly B. Kazin

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Does crime correlate with fear?: Analyzing the Spatial Relationship between Perceptions of Safety and Crime using Sketch Maps and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Main South Neighborhood of Worcester, MA, Marina Khananayev

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Changes in Floristic Composition in the State Forests in Worcester County (Massachusetts) Over 34 Years, Flor A. Monroe

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Redefining The Impact of Public-Access Media in Worcester, MA, Anthony Ortiz

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Supporting Mentor Competency At African Community Education, Kelsey Renner

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Forest fragmentation in Massachusetts, USA: a town-level assessment using Morphological spatial pattern analysis and affinity propagation, J. Rogan, T. M. Wright, J. Cardille, H. Pearsall, Y. Ogneva-Himmelberger, R. Riemann, K. Riitters, and K. Partington

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Problem Analysis in Community Violence Assessments: Reavealing Early Childhood Trauma as a Driver of Youth and Gang Violence, Laurie Ross PhD, Samantha Arsenault, and Sergeant Miguel Lopez

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Modeling the risk of spread and establishment for Asian longhorned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) in Massachusetts from 2008-2009, Andrew J. Shatz, John Rogan, Florencia Sangermano, Jennifer Miller, and Arthur Elmes

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An Integrated Strategy for Strengthening Worcester's Regional Food System: Key Roles for Education and Information, Joel Simonson

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Evaluating Home Lending Patterns for Discrimination in Worcester, MA, Curtis B. Wiemann

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(Between the Streets) In Worcester : Redefining Professional Education in Community Development to Cultivate Empathy Through a Community Theatrical Framework, Chiu Yi Hannah Yukon

Works from 2015

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Understanding Refugees in Worcester, MA, Anita Fábos, Maya Pilgrim, Muinate Said-Ali, Joseph Krahe, and Zack Ostiller

Works from 2014

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Vulnerability and adaptive capacity in response to the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation in Worcester, Massachusetts, Shannon Palmer, Deborah Martin, Verna Delauer, and John Rogan

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Environmental Ascription in Worcester County, MA: Toxic Pollution and Education Outcomes, Anna Rosofsky, Cristina A. Lucier, Bruce London, Helen Scharber, Ramón Borges-Méndez, and John Shandra

Works from 2013

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Characterizing tree canopy loss using multi-source gis data in central Massachusetts, USA, Andrew E. Hostetler, John Rogan, Deborah Martin, Verna Delauer, and Jarlath Oneil-Dunne

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Up against the law: Legal structuring of political opportunities in neighborhood opposition to group home siting in Massachusetts, Deborah G. Martin

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The impact of tree cover loss on land surface temperature: A case study of central Massachusetts using Landsat Thematic Mapper thermal data, John Rogan, Martha Ziemer, Deborah Martin, Samuel Ratick, Nicholas Cuba, and Verna DeLauer

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A comparison of support vector machines and manual change detection for land-cover map updating in Massachusetts, USA, B. Schwert, J. Rogan, N. M. Giner, Y. Ogneva-Himmelberger, S. D. Blanchard, and C. Woodcock

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Characterizing the Potential Distribution of the Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis) in Worcester County, Massachusetts, Andrew Shatz, John Rogan, Florencia Sangermano, Yelena Ogneva-Himmelberger, and Hao Chen