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Henry always had time for Clark
April 24, 2016
Many alumni hold deep affection for Clark University years after they leave campus with diploma in hand. Then there was Henry Ciborowski '50. Ciborowski, who passed away Feb. 6 at the age of 90, left a legacy of passion for his alma mater that included leadership roles in numerous Clark organizations and a record of...
Thea Sahr - Clark University
April 24, 2016
Thea Sahr '86 describes her career path as "very Clarkie." Her professional experiences have been driven by her passions, her routes not especially linear. And "As I look back on it 30 years later, I see that I've had a series of interesting jobs that have turned out to be this really cool career," she says. Sahr is the...
Denisha Brace
April 22, 2016
Spring break is usually a week for college students to relax and not think about anything school related. This was not the case for Clark University senior Denisha Brace. “Spring break wasn’t a break for me,” said the music major, who will perform nine opera songs at her senior recital Sunday in Razzo Hall. It was during...
Jonathan Edelman - Clark University
April 22, 2016
When Jonathan Edelman '16 came to Clark University four years ago, he intended to major in studio art and follow his passion for photography. What he couldn’t know then was that Clark would help him excel in the medium, and at the same time deepen his passion for learning about history and the Holocaust. Edelman will marry...
Harriet Tubman
April 21, 2016
Although he was once celebrated for defeating the British at the War of 1812 in New Orleans and promoting the cause of “the common man,” President Andrew Jackson has become more infamously described by many modern historians as the slave-owning president who helped further codify racism, “manifest destiny” and the forced ...
Earth
April 21, 2016
Mother Nature has a new, powerful ally — a group of 21 Americans ages 8 to 19 who filed a lawsuit against the federal government for, they say, not acting quickly enough to stop global warming. Our Children’s Trust, a climate advocacy group for all generations, according to its website, filed the suit on behalf of the...
April 20, 2016
  It was the extermination of entire tribes — the murder and displacement of millions, the theft of lands, the destruction of cultures. And yet, according to Yale professor Ned Blackhawk (pictured), the eradication of Native Americans in the United States and Canada over several centuries somehow escapes consideration...
April 20, 2016
Clark University graduate student Sarah Dys, from Dracut, presented "Campus Consent: For Students, By Students" at the annual End Violence Against Women International Conference in Washington, D.C., March 21-24. As co-founder of Consenting Communities, Clark’s mandatory orientation educational program, Dys was selected to...
April 20, 2016
  It was the extermination of entire tribes — the murder and displacement of millions, the theft of lands, the destruction of cultures. And yet, according to Yale professor Ned Blackhawk (pictured), the eradication of Native Americans in the United States and Canada over several centuries somehow escapes consideration...
GIS image of gypsy moth movement mapped across United States
April 20, 2016
J. Ronald Eastman remembers arriving at Clark University in 1981 as a visiting professor. The chair of the Geography Department handed him a computer – the first one in the department – to use in cartography classes. “It looked like a glorified Etch-a-Sketch screen,” recalled Eastman (pictured). “Nobody knew what to do...
Columbus Park students visit Clark University
April 20, 2016
Standing inside the Academic Commons at the Goddard Library on a cool, bright April morning, Sarah Cramer ’16 asked a group of fifth-grade students from Worcester's Columbus Park Preparatory Academy a very important question. “Who, after seeing this tour, thinks college is really cool?” Fourteen hands — one belonging to...
Coastal flooding
April 15, 2016
Robert Johnston, Clark University professor of economics and director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute, shared insights into his research in a recent talk, “The Economics of Sea Level Rise, Coastal Vulnerability and Adaptation: Choices and Tradeoffs in New England.” 
Ramallah, city in Palestine
April 14, 2016
If you’re wondering how research skills learned at Clark University can be put to good use in solving a problem halfway across the world, then look no further than Safaa Karaki Aldwaik M.A. '07, M.A. '10, Ph.D. '12.
3 Piece Meal
April 14, 2016
Clarkies are rocking out to some familiar voices at this year’s Spree Day. Students Akiba Davis ‘16, Asir Arif ‘18 and Diego Baraona Calvo ‘17 (pictured above), of the band 3 Piece Meal, and Van Caraviello ‘16, better known as Van Ward, hit the stage on the Green to get students in the celebrating spirit. They’re no...
Nancy Newman, associate professor of musicology at the University of Albany, speaking at Clark University.
April 11, 2016
The Geller Jazz Concert Series on April 6 included the virtuosity of trumpeter Tom Harrell, who performed in Razzo Hall, and a more discreet, though no less impactful, conversation in Dana Commons. Matt Malsky, dean of the college and professor of music, organized and hosted a panel of scholars who addressed the various...
April 8, 2016
From solar power to soccer, the winners of this year’s Clark University Ureka Big Idea Challenge are set to energize the world, quite literally, with their entrepreneurial ideas. The students — who range from a first-year to a graduate student — had five minutes to pitch their ideas to a panel of accomplished alumni judges...
Samantha Arsenault, graduate student at Clark University
April 8, 2016
Just months after graduating from Clark, Samantha Arsenault ’15 found a way to put her economics degree to good use. She conducted research with Associate Professor Laurie Ross to examine a daunting community problem: whether boys who witness or are victims of crimes in childhood may later be drawn to violence, criminal...
Clark University students spend spring break building homes in Florida
April 8, 2016
Spring break provides an opportunity for students to take a much-needed break from the stress of their studies. While some venture to warmer climates for rest and relaxation, others opt to migrate to places where they can ditch their winter coats, roll up their sleeves and help others. Thirteen Clark undergraduates...
Clark University Harrington Lecture - election year politics are no party
April 7, 2016
Anger. Outrage. Distortion. These and other equally unpleasant words have shaped the vocabulary for the 2016 presidential campaign, three political scholars told a Clark University audience last week. And it will only get worse. The speakers were welcomed to Tilton Hall for the Harrington Lecture, sponsored by the...
Threespine stickleback fish
April 7, 2016
As a recipient on an $8.7 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation, Clark University will be a major participant in the world’s largest coordinated, multi-national project on the study of evolution. The research could fundamentally shift our understanding of the evolutionary process. The University will receive $...
Miles Davis portrait
April 1, 2016
If you’ve spent any length of time on Clark’s Worcester campus since 1994, you’ve probably walked by famed jazz musician Miles Davis a hundred times and not realized it. A colorful painting of the famous trumpeter hangs tucked away in a corner of the first floor of the Higgins University Center, on the wall above the...
April 1, 2016
Clark University will host Yale University professor Ned Blackhawk for a President’s Lecture, “Colonial Genocide in Native North America: Varying Methods and Approaches,” on Friday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m. in Razzo Hall in the Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing Street, Worcester. This free, public lecture serves as the...
Denise Hines of Clark University
April 1, 2016
Room 428 in the Massachusetts State House filled up quickly the morning of March 30 as legislators, educators, students and observers came to hear leading clinicians and researchers unpeel hard truths about the debilitating impact of drug use on a growing number of people, often the young.
Clark University Climate Change Teach-In
March 30, 2016
Despite the best efforts of citizens, much of how we respond to climate change is dictated by governments. "Unless we, as a species, figure out a way to conquer the politics of climate change, we are unlikely to deal well with the science," Jim Gomes, director of the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, told the...
March 30, 2016
Session Two of the March 23 Climate Change Teach-in at Clark University was organized around the question, How do we choose to respond?  The session comprised nine conversation groups or panels. One panel, Making Black Lives Matter on Earth, examined racial justice and environmental movements, revealing connections and...

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