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Head shot of Sir Michael Marmot, with words to right saying "Health and health inequalities tell us a great deal about the good or bad effects of social policies." Sir Michael G. Marmot
April 9, 2018
Clark University will host Sir Michael G. Marmot for a President’s Lecture, “The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World,” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in Room 320 of Jefferson Academic Center, 950 Main St. His talk is free and open to the public. Marmot, who has studied health inequities for 40 years, will...
Krithi Vachaspati stands in Clark's Academic Commons
April 6, 2018
Some unsung heroes are the ones behind the camera. Krithi Vachaspati ’18, a photographer for Clark University’s student newspaper, The Scarlet, and a social media outreach coordinator for Clark’s Amnesty International chapter, is looking to reframe the big picture by helping shape public policy and law in the areas of...
Pauline Wan, seated to left of James Dye, talking to him in his studio and looking at artwork on desk
April 6, 2018
When the Worcester Art Museum opens a five-month-long exhibition of local artist James Dye’s work on April 7, the art criticism of two Clark University undergraduates also will be on display. James Dye's award-winning "Temples of the Burdened Host." Read more about Dye's and other upcoming exhibitions and art criticism by...
Sara Cogan and artist Catherine Wilcox-Titus sits on stools and look over artwork placed on the kitchen counter
April 6, 2018
Undergraduate students in last fall’s “Art, the Public, and the History of Worcester: ArtsWorcester,” a Problems of Practice (POP) course taught by Kristina Wilson, professor of art history, are seeing their efforts bear fruit this spring. The students researched contemporary artists to be featured in eight solo...
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April 5, 2018
Gary Labovich ’81 arrived at Clark University thinking he would become a lawyer, but an Introduction to Economics class with Professor Roger Van Tassel helped changed his mind. “I loved just about everything in the course,” he recalls. “I’d never been exposed to traditional economics, and I found it fascinating.” Economics...
Lyndon Estes standing next to tree on Clark University campus
April 4, 2018
A study led by Clark University geographer Lyndon Estes and published this week in Nature Ecology and Evolution suggests how ecologists might employ better methods and scales for collecting data on ecological phenomena. Ecologists study ecosystems by comparing changes over time and between different areas of a region or...
Steve Steinbrecher standing with five of the Steinbrecher Fellows
April 4, 2018
Nine Clark University undergraduates have been awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to pursue creative research projects in the sciences and humanities. The projects will begin this summer and continue through the 2018-19 academic year. The Steinbrecher Fellowship Program encourages and supports Clark undergraduates’ pursuit...
Sarah Michaels standing, with arms on hips
April 2, 2018
Clark University Education Professor Sarah Michaels has been selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the largest national interdisciplinary research association dedicated to the science of education and learning. This prestigious award is presented to a...
Nathan Ahlgren standing at railing inside in Clark's Lasry Center
March 30, 2018
Nature News recently highlighted research by Nathan Ahlgren, assistant professor of biology at Clark University, and his collaborators at the University of Southern California. The March 19 article, titled “Machine learning spots treasure trove of elusive viruses: Artificial intelligence could speed up metagenomic studies...
The staff of Student Affairs standing in a group and posing for a photo, with hands in the air
March 30, 2018
Clark University has been recognized as one of the "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" (MPPWSA) by the ACPA-College Student Educators International and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This national award celebrates student affairs workplaces that are vibrant, diverse, supportive, and committed to staff...
Clark students in hazmat suits stand outside at construction site in Baton Route
March 29, 2018
Eighteen Clark undergraduate students and two alumni volunteers took a 27-hour bus ride to spend their March spring break in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, restoring abandoned buildings and demolishing homes destroyed by the catastrophic floods of August 2016.  News coverage of the Clark students' volunteer work in Baton Route,...
Emily Moscufo, Emmye Vernet and Rose Goldberg sit on wooden floor, with eyes closed, meditating
March 26, 2018
Mindfulness practices like meditation, reflective writing, and other de-stressors are becoming more and more a part of campus life at Clark University. Jessica Bane Robert
John Morano, sitting in chair, speaks to several students, also sitting in chairs, at writer's workshop
March 26, 2018
John Morano ’82 returned to campus for the English Department’s Alumni Lecture Series, reflecting on his career as an environmental journalist, in a March 15 talk titled “Giving Voice to the Voiceless” in Dana Commons’ Higgins Lounge. He also presented a workshop for student writers and sat for an interview with Davina...
Damon Davis talks to an audience member before his lecture
March 26, 2018
Filmmaker Damon Davis was in Ferguson, Missouri, during the protests that followed the 2014 fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. He had an idea for a film, but initially didn’t bring a camera with him onto the streets. For the St. Louis native, the city in turmoil was not only a subject for a...
Rebecca Carter-Chand standing in front of bookcase in Rose Library
March 26, 2018
Salvation Army bell ringers with their kettles are a familiar sight around the holidays in the United States, and their charitable work is well known, but few are familiar with a dark chapter in the organization’s history. Rebecca Carter-Chand, visiting professor at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies...
Toni Armstrong stands and looks out a window
March 23, 2018
Toni Armstrong ’19 didn't come to Clark University to take it easy.  In her three years here, the art history/ancient civilization double major has indulged her curiosity and demonstrated her talents and passions in ways that span multiple disciplines. This kind of workload would be daunting for anyone, but Armstrong has...
Kaiomi Innis stands in front of audience, holding a microphone
March 22, 2018
Editor's note: Kaiomi Inniss ’19 chaired the sixth annual Third Culture Kid and Global Nomads Conference at Clark on Feb. 24, and co-led a workshop, “Picking Up the Crumbs: An Exploration of Food Politics in the Lives of TCKs,” with Chikondi Thangata ’20. Below, Inniss reports on the day’s events. The question, "Where are...
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March 19, 2018
President David Angel recently presented the 2017 John W. Lund Community Achievement Awards to Micki Davis, assistant director of the LEEP Center and director of special projects, and Megan Tighe ’17, MAT ’18, for their service to the greater Worcester community.  "You have exemplified what Jack Lund wished to celebrate...
ClarkCONNECT event
March 15, 2018
For student-athletes, whose time is consumed by practices, conditioning, and games, attending campus events can be difficult. And when scheduling challenges mean missing out on critical opportunities to prepare for a life and career after college, the problem is amplified. Clark University Athletic Director Trish Cronin...
Kathryn Parent of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, leads a group of Clark students on a tour next to the river at River Bend Farm Visitor Center at the Blackstone Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge, Massachusetts
March 15, 2018
When Aidan Giasson ’21 arrived at Clark University from Rockland, Maine, in fall 2017, she wasn’t yet sure about her academic interests. A First-Year Intensive (FYI) seminar with Associate Professor of Geography Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Ph.D.’03, helped Giasson sort that out. "The class helped me discover what some of my true...
Donald Spratt standing with his research team of students in his lab
March 12, 2018
What do autism spectrum disorder, Huntington’s disease, breast cancer, HIV, flu virus, Ebola and male infertility have in common? They are among the many medical issues linked to the biochemical dysfunction of proteins within the human body controlled by another protein, ubiquitin. For more than a decade, Donald Spratt, a...
Celebrating 75 years of women at Clark University
March 5, 2018
Editor's note: In honor of Women's History Month, we are publishing this winter 2018 Clark magazine story about the 75th anniversary of women at Clark. “You musn’t make waves." Clark University's first Dean of Women, M. Hazel Hughes, at her desk in 1952
Female student lying in hammock and reading under tree on Clark campus
March 1, 2018
Clark University has taken the American College Health Association’s Healthy Campus Pledge and has committed to campus-wide health promotion and prevention services across the administration, operations and academics.  To date, Clark is the only Massachusetts school that has signed on as a Healthy Campus 2020 Partner.
Several students gather with Professor Richard Peet on the staircase of Jefferson Academic Center at Clark University in 2004
February 28, 2018
Clark University Geography Professor Richard (Dick) Peet will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Geographers (AAG) at the association’s Annual Meeting in April. The AAG will honor Peet “for his extraordinary career as a scholar, teacher, mentor, editor and activist.” “AAG honors are among...
Robert Johnston standing on shore of lake
February 28, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington recently invited Robert Johnston, professor of economics, director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University and editor of the journal Resource and Energy Economics, to present research to inform a study on "The Potential for...

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