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February 16, 2016
  In old science fiction movies, invading aliens would warn the human race: "Resistance is futile." For coastal cities facing their own invading force — rising sea levels — resistance may indeed be futile, but resilience and creativity could be the keys not only to surviving, but thriving. That was the takeaway message of...
Image of Middle East from book cover
February 16, 2016
Clark University Professor of History Douglas Little Clark University history Professor Douglas Little's newest book, "Us versus Them: The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat," examines the political and cultural conflicts that triggered America's shift in attention from the "Red Threat" of...
February 10, 2016
New Hampshire Public Radio recently interviewed Clark University Political Science Professor Valerie Sperling about her new book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia.” Sperling explores the ways in which“politicians and political activists in Russia use masculinity, femininity, and homophobia to...
February 8, 2016
Jennifer Abrams Jennifer R. Abrams ’91 graduated from Clark with a degree in art history and urban geography and has been on the move since. She’s worked for Calvin Klein, Armani, The Limited and Ann Taylor, and prior to her career in fashion worked at Christie’s, the Guggenheim Museum and the Phillips Collection....
From left, Khatchig Mouradian, Asya Darbinyan (doctoral student), Professor Taner Akcam, Carolyn Mugar, and Anna Aleksanyan and Emre Cam Dagioglu (doctoral students)
February 4, 2016
Student defends dissertation on Genocide and Humanitarian Assistance in Ottoman Syria (1915-1917) before Professors Taner Akҫam and Debórah Dwork, as well as Raymond Kévorkian, director of the Nubarian Library in Paris.
From left, Daniela Barbosa ’00, Professor Gino DiIorio ’83, Dan Zisson ’95, Professor Raymond Munro and Professor Steve DiRado at last week’s screening of “Home.”
February 2, 2016
Jefferson 320 hosted Clarkies from across the decades for the January 26 showing of the film “Home,” with executive producer Dan Zisson ’95 and producer Daniela Barbosa ’00 on hand to describe the process of bringing the story to the screen. “Home” details a young man’s struggle with mental illness and the personal...
The Princeton Review's "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck."
February 2, 2016
Clark University is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at any affordable price, as recognized in The Princeton Review’s just-released book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” “Clark offers...
Students in public health class standing in conference room
January 28, 2016
The Boston Globe reported this stark statistic last fall: Halfway through 2015, more than 4.5 times as many people in Massachusetts had died from opioid-related overdoses than from car crashes. By the end of the year, opioid-related deaths numbered over 1,200, nearly a 400 percent increase since 2000.
Arshad Kudrolli Physics
January 25, 2016
Dynamical jamming might sound like the latest music craze to hit Clark University, but it's actually cutting-edge technology that one day might enhance the fit of prosthetic limbs.
Brad McNamara displays a typical product of a Leafy Green Machine.
January 22, 2016
Clark University officially has its own farm. There are no animals, no barn, not even soil. And yet it will supply a steady harvest of crops regardless of the season.
January 15, 2016
The Worcester Art Museum's current exhibition, "Cyanotypes: Photography's Blue Period," is a bit of unfolding history. It's the first major museum exhibition in the United States exclusively devoted to the 150-year legacy of this long-overlooked technique that gives photographs a distinct blue tint, turning even mundane...
January 7, 2016
Rebecca Liebman is shining a light in what some consider to be a most confusing place — financial literacy for 20-somethings — and the world is taking notice. The 2015 Clark graduate co-founded LearnLux, a free website that teaches millennials personal finance skills, with her brother Michael two years ago. Just this week...
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. “We are now coming to the end of the November pogrom commemorative week, also known as Kristallnacht,” she said of the...
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