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August 8, 2012
Clark University appears in Forbes’ annual “America's Top Colleges” report; it is #128 on the list of 650 schools recognized this year. Besides the overall ranking, Clark appears as #111 in the list of Private Colleges and is #51 in the list of Research Universities. The rankings, which are compiled exclusively for Forbes...
August 7, 2012
♦ Top results: Sex with emotional commitment; marriage before children; unions that last forever ♦ In an age of short-lived celebrity marriages, widespread divorce, babies being born outside of marriage, and the ever-popular “hooking up,” young people are remarkably traditional about their expectations for love, marriage...
July 31, 2012
Assistant professor of geography Christopher Williams monitors a micrometeorological tower, part of the global FLUXNET data-collection network. water, and energy exchanges. Findings from a new scientific study indicate a major carbon release from extreme turn-of-the-century drought in the North American West – the worst...
July 26, 2012
From Cambodia to Boston, Clark undergrads help edit survivor testimonies, analyze Holocaust education materials, examine human rights issues Clark University Undergraduates Danielle Osterman’14, Shelby Margolin’13 and Anna Voremberg’13 have been spending their summer months continuing their studies and conducting research...
July 25, 2012
Read: The Strassler Center's Dr. Mikaela Luttrell-Rowland blogs about social policy and inequality issues on the Huffington Post website.
July 20, 2012
Girls conduct chemistry experiments at Clark, during Girls Inc. Worcester's Eureka! program for STEM learning. (Girls Inc. Worcester/Heather Keenan) The mission at Girls Inc. of Worcester is to “inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.”
July 19, 2012
Watch: Entrepreneur Steven Roberts '74, president and principal of The Roberts Companies, discusses his career path.
July 5, 2012
Career Services at Clark and the LEEP initiative were recognized in a roundup of “20 Colleges with the Best Career Services,” designated by Best Colleges Online in a July 4 blog post highlighting institutions that “really stand out for what they have to offer students who are entering one of the toughest job markets in...
June 28, 2012
Clark research plays key role in landmark paper on fungal genome evolution; Co-authors of paper published in Science magazine include 10 from Clark, including undergrads Taking a break from their summer research in the Hibbett Lab at the Lasry Biosciences Center are, from left, Clark post-doctoral fellow Laszlo Nagy; and...
June 27, 2012
  View from the Northeast Science Station, East Siberia. (Photo © Karen Frey)
June 27, 2012
Lynne Sorenson '86 in the black pine tree that stands outside the Little Center. The October 29, 2011, freak snowstorm was a tree killer. Throughout the Northeast, thousands of snow-laden limbs — made extra heavy because the leaves still clung to them — crashed to the ground. Trees large and small were split like...
June 26, 2012
http://youtu.be/1YD_eB3eEMo Summertime, and the living is … noisy. Those working on and around campus these warm days are getting used to the sounds of backhoes and jackhammers as crews transform Downing Street into a pedestrian plaza, and connect the Sanford and Johnson residence halls. The hydraulic song of construction...
June 25, 2012
  Associate professor Michael Butler Michael Butler, associate professor of political science, has long been preoccupied with the question of “why we fight” and how America’s political leaders justify going to war with other countries; he shares his thinking on this question  in his recent book “Selling a 'Just' War:...
June 25, 2012
"We Owe Allegiance to No Crown," John Archibald Woodside. Oil on canvas, c. 1814. Sidney Hart, M.A. ’69, Ph.D. ’73, recalls that when history professor George Billias perceived that something wasn’t quite right, the pitch of his voice would rise as he delivered a proposed solution. So it was when Hart was writing his...
June 20, 2012
Watch: Barbara Dyer '73 talks about translating values into action at the Hitachi Foundation.
June 14, 2012
A new initiative aims to build a grand tree of life that will bring together everything scientists know about how all living things are related, from the tiniest bacteria to the tallest tree. Clark University professor and fungal evolutionary biologist David Hibbett is one of the scientists erecting the tree — research...
June 13, 2012
Clark is among six universities chosen to work with Boston College’s proprietary MediaKron digital instruction platform and will participate in the most extensive educational technology initiative in BC history. Following a nationwide request for proposals, BC's Office of Academic Technology invited faculty from six...
June 11, 2012
Listen: Chelsea Massachusetts City Manager Jay Ash '83 talks about his path from Clark to city government.
June 4, 2012
Watch: Ron Walter '71 talks about what led him from chemistry to a career in journalism.
May 31, 2012
A new multi-campus partnership involving some of Worcester’s leading colleges will boost efforts to save energy and reduce carbon emissions through innovative technical, financial, and human solutions. Clark University, the College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute have partnered with National Grid and...
May 23, 2012
Boston City Councilor Michael Ross ’93 recounts the opportunities he was given at Clark. The world opened up for Michael Ross ’93 the day he arrived in Hughes Hall as a first-year student in 1989. The kid from a working-class Boston family found himself becoming fast friends with students who hailed from Pakistan,...
May 20, 2012
Clark University celebrated its 108th Commencement on Sunday, May 20.  Degrees were granted to 1,092 graduates:  546 baccalaureate, 520 masters, and 26 doctoral. Carol Geary Schneider, the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), delivered the Commencement address. AAC&U is the...
May 17, 2012
Liza Grandia, assistant professor at Clark University, finds it difficult to look at the coffee, bananas or sausage on her breakfast table without thinking about the territorial plight of the nearly one million people that make up Q'eqchi’ Maya, Guatemala's second largest indigenous group, a group she has followed for...
May 16, 2012
David Angel Clark University President David Angel has entered the blogosphere, writing about the issues affecting higher education, on the national news site The Huffington Post. His first blog makes the case for the value of a college education in a challenging and fluid economy, and he notes how universities are...

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