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December 18, 2015
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has again included Clark University on its list of the country’s best values in private colleges for 2016. Kiplinger’s annual list ranks 100 private universities, 100 public schools and 100 liberal arts colleges. Clark appears at number 27; the full list is available online.
December 16, 2015
In kung fu and the classroom, Clark first-year student Cheyenne Lachapelle, of Worcester, is just beginning to prove how far her hard work and passion will take her.
Clark University Model UN team members at the Northeast Regional Model Arab League Conference at Northeastern, from left: Maame Abena Anan-Ankomah, Andrew Mezzi, Conor Mulqueen, Michael Pierce and Absar Ali.
December 9, 2015
The Clark University Model UN Team has concluded a successful fall semester, winning numerous awards and looking forward to more strong performances next year. The Clark team participated in the Boston Area Regional Model United Nations held at Boston University, in the 43rd National Collegiate Security Conference at...
December 9, 2015
Clark University Model UN team members at the Northeast Regional Model Arab League Conference at Northeastern, from left: Maame Abena Anan-Ankomah, Andrew Mezzi, Conor Mulqueen, Michael Pierce and Absar Ali. The Clark University Model UN Team has concluded a successful fall semester, winning numerous awards and looking...
December 7, 2015
Climate change is projected to result in more frequent disruption of food production in many regions and increased overall food prices, according to a USDA report released Dec. 3.
November 24, 2015
The American Cancer Society launched the Great American Smokeout in 1977 as a way to encourage millions of Americans to put down their cigarettes, cigars and pipes for 24 hours in recognition of the dangers of their habit. Held on the third Thursday of each November, the event promotes the singular message: Quit. Now.
November 23, 2015
When Clark University Rose Professor of Holocaust History Debórah Dwork addressed an audience on Nov. 15 about Jews’ search for loved ones after the Holocaust, she took note of the timing of her talk.
Professor Todd Livdahl (left) travels to Bermuda every other year with a team of students to closely investigate several mosquito species and to observe the country’s efforts to control them.
November 21, 2015
A whole lot of people would cheer any efforts to control the pesky mosquitoes that can turn any picnic into a swat fest. But for some countries, mosquito control is a matter of life and death. Biology professor Todd Livdahl has found that very scenario in Bermuda. While accompanying Clark biology students at the Bermuda...
November 18, 2015
In the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo, in what has been called the “Rape Capital of the World,” Dr. Denis Mukwege and his team treat as many as 3,000 women and girls each year for injuries due to sexualized violence by rebels, soldiers and civilians. Dr. Denis Mukwege, the founder and medical director of Panzi...
November 18, 2015
The terrorist attacks in Paris and near Beirut last week have triggered outrage around the world and a military reaction by France. But they have also led to an increase in anti-Muslim public sentiment and calls for all Muslims to apologize for the attacks. On Sunday, a moment of silence during the football game between...
November 15, 2015
Samantha Lakin, a doctoral student at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, delivers a TEDxFulbright talk in Santa Monica (Sept. 26), relating her research experiences, which involved working with survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.
Ken Liu
November 12, 2015
Audiences will soon be pouring into movie theaters to experience the seventh installment of the “Star Wars” saga. But science fiction, even the variety filled with tales of aliens and distant galaxies, is marked by themes that are acutely human, drawing as they do from contemporary culture, deep history and embedded belief...
November 5, 2015
Clark University senior Elisabeth "Zizi" Spak recently completed a project for the Worcester Art Museum (WAM), "Jeppson Idea Lab: Statuette of an Olmec Figure," which was funded through Clark's Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) initiative. Spak presented a poster about her LEEP Project at Fall Fest
November 2, 2015
Traditional and new media alike love to opine about Millennials, and in many cases a generational divide, whether real or manufactured, rears its head. Recently, the Los Angeles Times' Chris Erskine, who writes the aptly named "Middle Ages" column, ignited the Twitterverse with his provocative piece, "Millennials, you...
November 1, 2015
In October 2012, doctors in 23 states recognized that an unusual pattern of disturbing symptoms cropping up among their patients was transforming from a medical mystery into a public health emergency. Something was clearly wrong. From CLARK alumni magazine, fall 2015 Then people started dying. The crisis, which ultimately...
October 26, 2015
Janet Mock New York Times bestselling author and advocate for trans women's rights Janet Mock will engage in a conversation about her memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More (Atria Books, 2014), at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, in room 320 of the Jefferson Academic Center....
October 21, 2015
Carroll Wright was president of Clark College from 1902 to 1909.
October 12, 2015
Clark University Psychology Department professor and chair James V. Cordova Clark University Professor James V. Córdova, chair of the Psychology Department, may not be a household name — yet — but his research and comments featured recently in The Wall Street Journal nearly have gone viral.
October 12, 2015
Luke Trusel, postdoctoral scholar at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, stands near sea ice covered in melt ponds at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, in 2010. Trusel received a Ph.D. in geography at Clark University in 2014.
October 9, 2015
Hannah Reich '15 explores a coral reef in Bermuda. No one would ever guess that Hannah Reich '15 was once nervous about scuba diving. How could you? As an undergrad, Reich spent four years on the Clark University swim team, and she grew up enjoying frequent visits to New England's shores. Reich's passion was sparked when...
October 1, 2015
Top prizes in the Hervey Ross ’50, L.H.D. ’07 LEEP Oratorical Contest went to (left to right) Themal Ellawala ’17, third place; Jules Ochoa ’16, second place; and Gabby Seligman ’16, first place.   Gabby Seligman ’16 stood on the stage in Jefferson 320 and embarked on a walking tour — without ever leaving the building....
September 30, 2015
Clark alumnus Gary Cohen is the recipient of one of 24 MacArthur Fellowships — commonly known as “genius grants” — from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Fellows each receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 grant for their cutting-edge work that is transforming their fields. Cohen, a 1978 graduate of Clark...
Biologist David Hibbet
September 25, 2015
Whether bees or bacteria, hyenas or humans, all known life forms have a place in the first draft of the Open Tree of Life, published online last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Molds and mushrooms haven’t been left out either, thanks in part to the work of Clark professor and fungal...
September 18, 2015
 Above:  Professor Taner Akçam gives the keynote address at the 2015 International Hrant Dink Awards in Istanbul.  
September 10, 2015
The world-famous Appalachian Trail is getting a lot of attention lately, from the release of the film “A Walk in the Woods,” based on author Bill Bryson’s 800-mile trek and starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, to a not-so-flattering Associated Press article about how some hikers are treating the trail.

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