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Melike Sayoglu connects across disciplines

Recently awarded the American Association of University Women’s International Fellowship, doctoral student Melike Sayoglu M.A. ’12 collaborates with a community of scholars across disciplines at Clark and elsewhere while researching film portrayals of black Turkish women. “I love the interdisciplinary and interconnectedness of Clark,” she says.

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JP Burke's career takes off at NASA

Clark University’s connection to the space program dates back to Robert H. Goddard’s early rocketry experiments. It continues today, with JP Burke ’08, a self-declared “spaceflight nerd” who works as a software contractor for NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and who hosts a podcast about NASA history that travels into rarely explored areas of the space program.

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Undergraduates are fanning out across the globe this summer to put their knowledge into practice.

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From Clark to the United Nations

Maria Pena '18 and Maha Akbar '20 find themselves in good company with a growing number of Clark students who say they've worked in the hallowed halls of the United Nations. Both political science majors who received Barth Summer Internship Awards, Maria interned to the Permanent Mission of the Dominican Republic and Maha in the Pakistan Mission to the United Nations. A bonus for Maha: She's learning from Pakistan's first female ambassador to the UN.

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On a quest for truth

As part of her internship at Church World Service in New York, political science major Arielle Pierre ’19 wrote social media posts to highlight the plight of refugees and immigrants. On campus, she’s a member of Clark’s Racial Justice Listening project and co-founder of Floetic Fridays, a poetry, music and art slam. “It’s important for people to speak their truths,” she says.

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Engineering his future

After studying physics and working on a U.S. Department of Energy-funded research project, Nikolay Ionkin ’18 is headed to New York as part of the Clark-Columbia University 3/2 Engineering Program. “I’ll get the best of both worlds – a focus on engineering but at the same time, diversity in the coursework I completed as part of my liberal arts degree from Clark," he says.

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Finding comfort in being uncomfortable

Women’s soccer team captain Emma Deneault ’18 stepped outside the lines of her economics major to take on a LEEP Project as a marketing and social media specialist at Bull Mansion with alumna Victoria Mariano ’08. “If there is one thing I’ve learned at Clark, it’s to find comfort in being uncomfortable,” she says.

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Passion with a Purpose

We lay claim to what we call Passion With a Purpose: those shared places within the human experience that are hungry for transformation.

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Sustainable Environment

Our connection to the planet is a fragile one; the resources that support us are breathtakingly finite. Clark seeks ways to reverse the harmful effects of past abuses and nurture a more viable future.

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Social Justice

Clark University drives global change in places where essential freedoms have frayed and opportunities have dwindled. We do more than give voice to the underserved — we get them to shout from the rooftops.

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Responsible Leadership

Clark helps shape leaders who pursue solutions to intractable problems with creative thrust, entrepreneurial ingenuity, analytical acuity and endless grit, all tied to a code of ethics that promotes the greater good.

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Education Innovation

The work of Clark’s educational institutes enhances the prospects of K-12 students in urban settings, while our pioneering model for higher education, LEEP, helps propel Clark students into lives and careers of consequence.

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Science with Impact

Clark scientists build a foundation of knowledge that not only contributes to our understanding of the world, but may help inform government policy and ignite public action — smartly, collaboratively, urgently.

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Health and Well-Being

Our students, faculty and alumni search for insight into the behaviors and influences that drive us individually and bind us communally, and seek to improve health outcomes for vulnerable populations locally and abroad.

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Humanistic Inquiry

At Clark, the humanities create vital spaces where our community can explore differences and commonalities; consider the past and shape the future; look inward to the self and outward to the structures that organize our world.

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