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April 6, 2015
By Abhijit Singh and Alex Turgeon "What is there to do in Worcester?" That was a common question we heard during Week One orientation, and it stuck with us. While Alex grew up in Holden, Mass., and had been able to experience all that Worcester had to offer, Abhijit was raised in Singapore, and had little knowledge of...
March 20, 2015
Chuck Agosta, professor of physics and astronomy Archivist Fordyce Williams receives periodic requests from people inquiring about a family member's time at Clark University. "Can you send me the yearbook photo of my grandfather?" they may ask. Or, "Did The Scarlet review the student play my mother directed?"
March 17, 2015
When the baby died in her arms, Catalina Escobar ’93 knew she had to do something. Volunteering in a hospital in Cartagena, Colombia, Escobar was helpless as the infant passed away. She later learned that the child could have been saved if his mother had been able to afford the $30 needed to pay for life-saving medication...
March 16, 2015
While it's safe to say that the majority of Clarkies went home or ventured to sandy beaches as a respite from studying and shivering here in Central Massachusetts, dozens of students participated in organized activities that allowed them to stay active, exercising their problem-solving skills and helping others during...
March 2, 2015
When he talks about what defines success, Fayaz Taher, M.A. IDSC ‘09, doesn’t speak in the first person, or mention personal goals or aspirations. He talks about teamwork. “Being successful isn’t about myself, but about other people,” he says. “When I am able to help people working with me become successful, I believe I...
February 24, 2015
Top projects include agraponic food systems, a campus pub, and help for students struggling academically
February 18, 2015
Clark University is number 10 on the Peace Corps' 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the U.S. Clark is ranked on the list of small universities and colleges, with 11 alumni volunteering worldwide. Since 1961, 239 Clark alumni have served in the Peace Corps, but the University last...
February 11, 2015
Clark University senior and entrepreneur Rebecca Liebman's startup provides tools that teach financial literacy. "You're doing too much. Try picking one direction." That's what Rebecca R. Liebman says her teachers have been telling her for years. Her response: "What other time in my life can I do this much?"
February 10, 2015
Psychology Professor James Córdova Clark University Professor of Psychology James V. Córdova and the researchers at Clark University's Center for Couples and Family Research, have determined that the Marriage Checkup, an innovative, two-session relationship health checkup designed by Professor Córdova, and described in a...
February 5, 2015
Clark History Professor Taner Akcam
Clark geographer receives NASA grant to study the impacts of sea-ice thinning and retreat in the Pacific Arctic
December 29, 2014
Professor Karen Frey
December 5, 2014
Uwe Gertz expected perhaps 80 to 100 attendees at the reunion of the Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program-Clark University (LLP-CU) on Nov. 1. But the turnout exceeded all expectations, necessitating a change of venue from Dana Commons to the Higgins University Center to accommodate more than 160 people — one of them...
December 3, 2014
For a generation that has grown up amid a parental divorce rate of 50 percent, most millennials – now in or near their thirties, are succeeding remarkably well in their love lives, so far. Clark University, the nation’s leading institution tracking the development of Emerging Adults (18 to 29 years old), has released a new...
November 24, 2014
Participants in the IDCE workshop “Witnessing: Taking testimonies and constructing refugee narratives” (Sept. 19-21) gather in the Rose Library at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Leading the workshop are Leora Kahn and Anita Häusermann Fábos.
November 20, 2014
Eric Schwarz presents "The Opportunity Equation" If Rip Van Winkle awoke from a 99-year nap he would discover a world that had vastly changed in all areas except one: education. A lone teacher imparting academic lessons to a classroom of students remains the familiar, comfortable model that has persisted for...
Sex, Politics, and Putin: Clark University professor’s new book explores political legitimacy in Russia
November 19, 2014
Clark University Professor Valerie Sperling's new book, "Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia." In her new book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia,” Clark University Political Science Professor Valerie Sperling explores the ways in which “politicians and political activists...
November 19, 2014
Rebecca Kirszner Katz Rebecca Kirszner Katz '97, Special Advisor to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, might not be where she is today if she had attended another university. "Here's the thing about Clark," she says. "All my life I've struggled with learning disabilities. I went to a big public high school in...
November 14, 2014
The fact that fewer than fifteen percent of eligible voters showed up for the 2014 primary elections indicates that primary elections do not matter to very many citizens. However, Clark University associate professor of Political Science Robert Boatright contends that congressional primary elections matter — a lot. He...
Clark U. History Professor investigating rare, century-old photos of Worcester's early residents of color
November 12, 2014
History Professor Janette Greenwood Clark University History Professor Janette Greenwood has teamed up with retired teacher and Charlton historian Frank Morrill to research the identities of some early Worcester residents — people of color — pictured in rare photographs that date back to the turn of the last century.
November 4, 2014
Eric Schwarz Eric Schwarz, author of "The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center at Clark University. Schwarz's lecture, "The Opportunity Equation: How a shadow...
November 3, 2014
The camera crew from the CNN documentary series “Chicagoland” follows Dr. Andrew Dennis ’92 into the Trauma Unit at Cook County Hospital, where he puts his hands into the open abdomen of 24-year-old Jerimiah Milsap and works feverishly to pull him from the brink. Moments earlier, Jerimiah had been gunned down while sitting...
November 3, 2014
Let's call this act one, scene one. Clark University, 1998. Students in Charge of the Clark University Players Society want to put on the play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." The plot twist: rights to produce the play are not available. The Clarkies ask the powers-that-be in the Visual and Performing Arts Department for...
October 29, 2014
For more than a century, if a science fiction book was read in a college classroom, it likely was hidden behind a textbook or secretly propped open under a desktop. These days, however, the popular genre is no longer an alien subject in academia.
October 28, 2014
Anthony Bebbington, Clark University Professor of Geography and Higgins Professor of Environment and Society, signs the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780.
October 27, 2014
Technology loves a void. It helps us do many things faster and more efficiently than ever imagined by previous generations. It can be deployed for purposes as miraculous as saving lives or as routine as amusing ourselves for hours on end. In a kind of endless loop, technology is both responsible and responsive — driving...