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March 30, 2016
Session One of Clark's Climate Change Teach-in 2016 on March 23 entailed several "new Earth conversations" framed by the question "What is changing, and why?" Faculty from many disciplines offered insights and perspectives on a variety of climate-change topics. Among the teach-in faculty was Karen Frey, associate professor...
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March 30, 2016
"What is it about humans?" The question rings true of just about anything people do, but it has special resonance when considered in the context of our planet's fate.
March 30, 2016
Audience members at the "Disposable Goods, Disposable People, Disposable Planet" panel at March 23 Climate Change Teach-In raised the question "What makes a good life?" in relation to cultural values.
Climate change panel at the Climate Change Teach-In at Clark University
March 30, 2016
The stakes are high. The planet is changing profoundly. What does it mean, what is possible, and what is needed? Clark University's second Climate Change Teach-In on March 23 brought the campus together for a deep consideration of the challenges to the planet's health. The day featured a variety of teach-in sessions and a...
Writing a different future - Climate Change Teach-in on Speculative Fiction
March 30, 2016
In his 2006 film "Children of Men," director Alfonso Cuarón lays out a bleak vision of the future: nearly two decades of human infertility have left society angry, violent and hopeless. But tucked into the “extras” on the DVD of the movie is a documentary that may be even more bleak than the movie itself because it...
Image of data mapping seasonal trends in vegetation in United States
March 29, 2016
An ongoing debate in the scientific community — one that GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz and others have used to reject human-induced climate change — involves an apparent decade-long "hiatus" in global warming.
March 28, 2016
The International Students Association (ISA), a student initiative at Clark University, will showcase a rich variety of entertainment from the many cultures represented within Clark’s community during the annual International Gala, on Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. in the Kneller Athletic Center, Downing Street. For...
Clark University Katlyn Greger stands by a portion of her mural at the Worcester County Food Bank in Shrewsbury
March 25, 2016
For Clark University junior Katlyn A. Greger, artistic interests transcended into effective practice when she was given the opportunity to create a mural for the Worcester County Food Bank. The biology and studio art double-major was initially recognized for her creative abilities while interning with North Grafton-based...
Esteemed social entrepreneur Catalina Escobar ’93 will speak at Clark’s Commencement, May 22. She is pictured here at the Juanfe Foundation in Colombia, which she created and directs.
March 24, 2016
The 112th  Clark University Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 22, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. The procession from the Kneller Athletic Center will begin at noon, followed by a University-wide ceremony. This year’s commencement speaker is Catalina Escobar, founder and director of the Juan Felipe Gomez...
March 24, 2016
Navigating the being of being more than one particular thing. For Teja Arboleda '85, keynote speaker of the annual Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads Conference held on Feb 27 at Clark University, these words described his own journey through multi-national, multiracial, multiethnic and multicultural identities. As one of...
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
March 23, 2016
The world can be a noisy place, but what happens when, out of all of those voices in traditional and social media, you can’t find one with which you identify? That was the issue Amani Al-Khatahtbeh faced and set out to resolve with her website MuslimGirl.net. Al-Khatahtbeh, 23, now the CEO and editor-in-chief, founded the...
Researchers walking toward satellite dish in the forest
March 20, 2016
The work of the Marsh Institute is informed by a fundamental question: What is and ought to be our relationship with nature? The institute uses both fundamental and use-inspired research to help answer this question.
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March 20, 2016
A new study by researchers at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) and Professor Laura Graves at Clark University's Graduate School of Management reveals that the most effective way to motivate managers is by providing "intrinsic rewards” such as psychological well-being, joy, learning, and fulfillment. 
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March 19, 2016
Over the years, Clark’s computer servers have earned nicknames honoring Greek gods, Disney characters, and even some famous rappers. But when it came to tagging the university’s most powerful supercomputer cluster, the technology defied easy categorization. So it’s simply the “cluster” that churns through programs and...
Rob Drewell
March 19, 2016
From left, Professors John Gibbons, Jackie Dresch and Rob Drewell. To hear John Gibbons talk about bioinformatics, you’d think this trend in the sciences is relatively straightforward. "Historically, if you used a computer to analyze biological data, it was considered bioinformatics," he says. But Gibbons, an assistant...
Matt Maranz story about Friday Night Tykes
March 17, 2016
Matt Maranz spent a chunk of his summer in Pennsylvania’s Beaver County, a tradition-rich region northwest of Pittsburgh that has been the breeding ground of NFL stars like Joe Namath and Mike Ditka. As the producer of the Esquire Network’s documentary TV show “Friday Night Tykes,” which devoted its first two seasons to...
March 16, 2016
Ben Bagdikian ’41, who died March 11 at the age of 96, enjoyed a storied career in journalism. He won the Pulitzer Prize, reported on prisons, poverty and civil rights, and defied the federal government by helping publish the Pentagon Papers, thus securing one of history’s greatest victories for freedom of the press.
March 14, 2016
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren poses for a photo with Lee Gurel ’48, prior to the Senator giving the 2016 Gurel Lecture. / Photo: Matthew Healey It was not a religious revival, but Sen. Elizabeth Warren did ask for one “amen” from the podium in Clark University’s Atwood Hall. Recalling the Supreme Court’s historic decision...
March 11, 2016
Professor Deborah Merrill's new book, "When Your Gay or Lesbian Child Marries: A Guide for Parents"
Skye Wingo - Clark University
March 8, 2016
Skye Wingo learned many things while studying abroad in Japan during his junior year, perhaps none more important than this: impossible dreams can come true. “Being a student in Japan was … a dream I called impossible. Once it hit me that I was actually attending classes, the classes I had only seen on TV or read in books...
March 7, 2016
Clark University's Mock Trial Team heads to the American Mock Trial Association Sub-National Tournament for the third consecutive year following their outstanding performance at the 2016 New Haven Regional Tournament at Yale University.
Pile of hundred dollar bills
March 4, 2016
Robert Boatright, Clark University associate professor of political science Robert G. Boatright, associate professor of political science at Clark University, is the editor of a collection of essays titled, "The Deregulatory Moment? A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws" (University of Michigan Press...
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March 3, 2016
Twelve Clark University students accompanied Professor Mark C. Miller of the Political Science Department to Washington, D.C., Feb. 28 and 29 to hear oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court. The trip was funded in part by the Barry ’62 and Elaine ’65 Epstein Pre-Law Fund, the June Patron ’65 Endowed Fund, the Law...
Clark University Climate Change Teach-In is March 23
March 1, 2016
Naomi Klein delivered the Feb. 26 President’s Lecture, which kicked off the University’s second annual Climate Change Teach-In to be held March 23. The Teach-In is a campus-wide event exploring the climate crisis and possible responses to it through a series of panels, presentations and dialogues. "Climate change is a...
Sen. Elizabeth Warren will speak at Clark University in March
March 1, 2016
Senator Elizabeth Warren will speak at the Sixth Annual Lee Gurel '48 Lecture at Clark University, part of the inaugural Gurel Symposium on Education, titled "NEXT GEN LEARNING:  Opportunities for urban education in the new federal law." The free, public event is slated from 10 to noon, Monday, March 14, in Atwood Hall.

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