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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...
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.
Image of the words how to motivate
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. 
Binary code image
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...

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