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Kevin Wesley standing in doorway in office
December 14, 2017
Kevin Wesley is a former journalist who knows how to open a story. So when he places a pair of Fiat Lux salt and pepper shakers on the table while being interviewed, he’s well aware he has just supplied the writer with the perfect lead. “You’re welcome,” he laughs. An eBay fan, Clark University’s new executive director of...
Olivia Barksdale sitting on a rock in the middle of a stream
December 8, 2017
Problems of Practice (POP) courses at Clark University allow undergraduate students to gain internship-like experience outside the classroom. This semester, students in Professor John Baker’s POP course on “Small-Scale Land Conservation in Massachusetts” connected not only with the great outdoors but with local...
Charline Kirongozi speaks to another student at Clark University's Fall Fest 2017
December 8, 2017
Charline Kirongozi ’18 brings multiple perspectives to her political science studies at Clark University. A native of the Democratic Republic of Congo who grew up in Portland, Maine, Kirongozi draws from her personal experiences while also learning from others. If there’s a common thread to her research, it’s that she...
Erika Schaper standing in the jungle in the Philippines
December 4, 2017
Since 1893, most biologists have accepted Dollo’s law, named for the Belgian paleontologist who hypothesized that evolution moves forward, never reversing. A living organism doesn’t regain a trait — an inherited characteristic, like a tail or limb – lost during its evolutionary development, Louis Dollo suggested. About...
Frank Abell reaches for a glass chemistry tube on a shelf
December 1, 2017
Frank Abell remembers the day his son visited his office on the first floor of Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center. Abell, Clark University’s laboratory manager/chemical safety officer, sat at his desk amid filing cabinets and boxes of supplies as students and professors rotated through. Undergraduates sought to buy white...
Jonas Clark Building - Clark University
November 17, 2017
Clark University has earned an overall grade of an “A” in the 2018 edition of Niche’s Best Colleges In America and received stellar marks in several categories from academics, to value, to campus dining and housing. Clark received an “A+” for professors, an “A” for both diversity and academics, and an “A-“ for value. Clark...
Four NOAA Fellows stand on campus green
November 9, 2017
Clark University’s 2017 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fellows returned to campus this fall after a summer of research in Massachusetts and Maryland. Their faculty mentors and other attendees honored the four undergraduates at a lunch this week on campus. Sponsored by Clark’s Mosakowski Institute...
Sun-Hee Gertz, right, stands and poses with her husband, Uwe Gertz
November 9, 2017
“Since third grade, I knew I would be a professor. I just didn't know of what. In fact, I didn't know which field would become my area of specialization until my first year of Ph.D. studies. Moving from chemistry to philosophy to art to literature, I finally decided on comparative literature with a focus on Western...
pop education - Clark University
November 7, 2017
Clark University’s new interdisciplinary major, Community, Youth and Education Studies (CYES), housed in the Education Department, is among the models singled out in a nationwide project highlighting innovative academic programs that empower graduates for civic and social responsibility.
Jonas Clark Building - Clark University
November 6, 2017
Clark University's Graduate School of Management (GSOM) has been named a "Best Business School," according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in its 2018 annual business school rankings. "We recommend the Graduate School of Management as one of the best to earn an MBA. We chose the...
Women 75 years of Co-ed - Clark University
November 2, 2017
Elyse Darefsky ’79, co-chair of “Celebrating 75 Years of Co-ed Clark,” stood before a Tilton Hall audience of Clark University women and greeted them with a simple message: “Welcome home.” Those two words drew hearty applause from attendees at the Oct. 28 event commemorating Clark’s admitting its first women undergraduates...
Women 75th Krefetz - Clark University
November 2, 2017
Guests attending the event “Celebrating 75 Years of Co-ed Clark” on Oct. 28 could choose from several afternoon activities, including three hour-long panel sessions, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of women’s field hockey at Clark, and a closing reception at the Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center....
Sweta Basnet standing near a building in Nepal
November 1, 2017
Two years after twin earthquakes struck central Nepal, the country is still feeling the aftereffects. Thousands of residents are living in temporary shelters, and communities are working to rebuild hospitals, roads and other infrastructure. About Sweta Basnet ’18 Majors: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Spanish Hometown...
The Survey on Campus Culture and Community launched Oct. 2 at Clark University.
October 31, 2017
Clark University has embarked on a landmark project, unprecedented in its scope and unique in the University’s history. On Oct. 2, Clark launched the Survey on Campus Culture and Community via a campuswide campaign that included emails, as well as tables set up on campus. (See photos on Flickr.)
Rich Buyer - Clark University
October 30, 2017
Movie lovers and devoted Clarkies now have the opportunity to watch a film produced by a fellow alumnus. Following its debut to two sold-out screenings at the Soho International Film Festival in 2015, Orchard Films has rolled out the comedy “The Networker,” which is available to viewers across a myriad of platforms,...
Clark Theatre Rehearsal - Clark University
October 27, 2017
About a decade ago, Theatre Arts Professor Gino DiIorio had an idea while reading work submitted by students in his Playwriting class. “I kept saying, 'This isn’t bad. We should get it up on its feet.' Then I thought, why don’t we put it up on its feet?” And the biennial New Play Festival was born. The fifth festival,...
Jia Wei, at left, pointing at scientific instruments, with Micheal Kebede observing
October 26, 2017
As an undergraduate majoring in biochemistry and molecular biology, Michael Kebede ’18 has spent his time at Clark University immersed in his element. He’s had the opportunity to conduct research in several laboratories on campus, and this summer, as a LEEP Fellow, he interned with Dr. Jia Wei, Ph.D. ’15, a research...
Students posing for group photo of two mock trial teams from Clark University
October 26, 2017
Clark University students hosted an invitational mock trial tournament on Oct. 21-22, attracting eight college and university teams from as far away as Iowa. “The Clark students organized the tournament themselves, including inviting the competing schools and advertising the tournament through the American Mock Trial...
Darmy Bailey Fund - Clark University
October 25, 2017
The late D’Army Bailey ’65, LL.D. ’10, P ’00, was many things in his storied life: judge, activist, author, father, husband, and Clarkie. Adrienne Bailey attends the ceremony announcing the creation of a fund in her late husband's name.
Father at left talking to teen son at right
October 24, 2017
Across two different cultures — Ghana and the United States — when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, youth have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic motivation, and engagement, with less depression. Yet allowing adolescents to make decisions and...
October 20, 2017
Clark University faculty members were honored during a Faculty Awards Reception, on Sept. 27 at Harrington House, the home of President David Angel. The event followed the faculty assembly and was attended by 120 of Clark’s more than 180 full-time university faculty. Faculty Award recipients include: Steinbrecher Family...
Janette Greenwood stands behind student Toni Armstrong and Alice Dillon, who are seated, as they look over photos laid out on the table at the Worcester Art Museum
October 12, 2017
For several months last spring, students in a Problems of Practice history seminar at Clark University painstakingly dug through genealogical records and worked with descendants to unlock the mysteries behind turn-of-the-century photographs of African-Americans and Native Americans in Worcester. This fall, their research...
Victoria Mariano stands in front of a brick building, her restaurant Bull Mansion, in downtown Worcester while holding onto an iron gate.
October 11, 2017
If Victoria Mariano ’08 had her way, she never would have attended college. “I wanted to open a business — a recording studio — right out of high school,” the entrepreneur recalls while sitting at a table in her restaurant, Bull Mansion New American Bistro in Worcester. “I took college-level business courses and wrote a...
October 10, 2017
The Clark University Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will host an academic symposium, “Children and Mass Violence,” Oct. 19 and 20. Experts at the symposium will explore the traumatic impact of mass violence on the most vulnerable segment of society — children and youth. Lina Sergie Attar The conference...
October 5, 2017
Clark University is among the most environmentally responsible colleges in The Princeton Review "Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition."

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