Faculty Articles & Blogs

Dancers perform during International Gala 2017 at Clark University.
April 7, 2017
More than 300 student performers showcased the Clark community’s diverse cultures during “International Gala 2017: United We Gala,” which took place March 31 in the Kneller Athletic Center. Organized by Clark’s International Student Association, Gala highlights traditional and contemporary dance, music, song, theater and...
April 6, 2017
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Megan Marshall will speak about her recent biography and memoir, “Elizabeth Bishop: A Miracle for Breakfast,” at Clark University at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 12, in Tilton Hall. Marshall is the first Charles Wesley Emerson College professor at Emerson College. She studied under Elizabeth...
Karen Frey collecting samples of arctic ice
April 4, 2017
Karen E. Frey, associate professor in the Clark University Graduate School of Geography and research associate professor in the George Perkins Marsh Institute, has been appointed by the National Academy of Sciences to serve on the Marine Working Group of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC). Only two U.S....
Samuel "Vladi" Highland in Jonas Clark Hall at Clark University
April 4, 2017
Samuel “Vladi” Highland ’16 discovered a sense of purpose studying psychology at Clark University. “I chose my major because psychology was already of interest to me, but once I started taking the seminars and research courses, I knew I had found my place,” the recent alumnus says. Highland came to Clark because he found...
April 4, 2017
I am one of the first. Of what, you ask? One of Clark’s first eight majors in Media, Culture and the Arts, a new, interdisciplinary program introduced last semester where I focus on art as the center of my major while still immersing myself in other subjects. After my first semester at Clark, I transferred to the Maine...
Thomas Kühne, Clark University history professor and director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
April 3, 2017
In his new book, “The Rise and Fall of Comradeship: Hitler’s Soldiers, Male Bonding and Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century” history professor and director of the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies Thomas Kühne examines how the concept of comradeship shaped the actions, emotions and ideas of ordinary...
Participating at the 5th Annual TCK/Global Nomads Conference are, from left: Teja Arboleda ’85, conference chair Farah Weannara ’16/MBA’17, Amanda Connolly, associate director of the International Students and Scholars Office, and conference co-cha
March 30, 2017
Explaining. It’s what Third Culture Kids find themselves doing — a lot. TCKs are challenged daily to explain their looks, language, culture, ethnicity, nationality, and so on. And this can be a good thing. Why? Because they become very skilled at explaining, exploring, understanding and accepting differences — in...
3 Piece Meal
March 29, 2017
In 2015, Clark University students Akiba Davis ’16, Asir Arif ’18 and Diego Baraona Calvo ’17 added “groovy beats” to the annual International Students Association International Journey event. A year later, the trio — transformed into 3 Piece Meal — created “Tomorrow’s Forecast,” their first studio album released Feb. 8 on...
Carolyn Finney photo with book jacket
March 28, 2017
Distinguished writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney didn’t hide her surprise and delight upon seeing her former Clark University professors among the small crowd gathered for Part II of the Graduate School of Geography Spring 2017 Colloquium series, on March 23.
Solar Awning on National Grid Sustainability Hub, Main St., Worcester
March 28, 2017
Clark University President David Angel speaks at a March 24 event recognizing a new, state- of-the-art solar awning installed at the  National Grid Sustainability Hub.  
Jason Feifer '02, editor-in-chief at Entrepreneur Magazine (Photo by Rachel Pradhan)
March 27, 2017
The most valuable lesson Jason Feifer ’02, editor-in-chief at Entrepreneur Magazine, learned while a Clark University student? Question everything. The advice has served him well as he’s navigated a writing and editing career through media outlets like the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Boston Magazine, Men’s Health,...
March 22, 2017
In about a week, the Clark community will gather for “United We Gala,” the 15th edition of the International Gala, hosted by the International Students Association. This annual tradition is one of the biggest cultural celebrations on campus and students eagerly anticipate it each year. Gala, which takes place at 7 p.m....
Congressman Jim McGovern and Senator Ed Markey hold Town Hall at Clark University
March 21, 2017
Town Hall meetings, not ordinarily known for attracting hundreds, have gained renewed attention in the current political environment. A Town Hall event featuring U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-Worcester) and Edward Markey, U.S. Senator for Massachusetts, demonstrated this increased energy, drawing more than 400 people to...
Delight Gavor
March 21, 2017
Delight Gavor ’16 lives by a lesson she learned at Clark University: To dream big, then never stop trying to turn those dreams into reality. Gavor, now working toward a master’s degree in education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, held true to that lesson as a Global Scholar pursuing a psychology...
March 20, 2017
Times Higher Education (THE) has named Clark University number 12 on its list of the World's Best Small Universities. The ranking, released March 7, includes 20 universities in 12 different countries. Clark is one of four small U.S. schools included. Read more about Clark's rankings and recognition
Markiesha Duverneau, Clark University student and CfSI intern
March 19, 2017
College for Social Innovation While college study abroad programs garner a lot of attention, a growing number of study away programs are offering closer-to-home options for students seeking internships, college credit, and a chance to make a meaningful difference. Clark University and the University of New Hampshire (UNH...
Meghan Kelly, a graduate student at Clark University, standing on land in the Arctic.
March 16, 2017
Researching spoon-billed sandpipers in the Arctic might not sound like a job for a prospective M.B.A. student, but that’s exactly what led Meghan Kelly down the path toward graduate school at Clark University. In a recent blog article for the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International’s...
Sarah Wells
March 15, 2017
If you’re a student of physics, you might understand the abstract concepts behind Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle of quantum mechanics or Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, which describes gravitation. But if you’re an English major, you might think about the words “uncertainty” or “gravity” in a more poetic sense...
March 15, 2017
Clark University has launched the Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Master of Health Science in Community and Global Health program, offered through the International Development, Community, and Environment Department (IDCE) beginning in August 2017. The M.H.S. program, which was created with the help of a $500,000 grant from the...
Ashley York on campus at Clark University
March 14, 2017
Glaciers can seem fairly straightforward: they’re large, move slowly and when global temperatures rise, they melt. However, Ashley York, a geography doctoral candidate at Clark University, is discovering the icy behemoths’ relationship to climate change is more nuanced and complex. She’s mapping terminus, or frontal,...
March 13, 2017
Boston-area author and transgender advocate Chris Edwards will talk about his life-changing journey and read from his memoir, “BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some,” at Clark University at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 16, in the Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons, 2nd Floor. The event is part of the Higgins School of Humanities’ spring...
Alissa Kramer and Evan Wilson
March 9, 2017
Clark University has hired Alissa Kramer to steer the Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs. As director, she is responsible for managing the operations of the office and providing holistic support to students throughout the pre-departure, on-site and the re-entry phase of their experience.
March 9, 2017
Leading scholar and author Jennifer L. Hochschild will present a free, public lecture, “ 'Here They Treat Us Like a Different Race': Political Implications of Class-in-Race Inequality,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons, Clark University. Hochschild’s lecture is part of the Phi Beta Kappa...
Clark's Mock Trial A team
March 8, 2017
Clark University’s Mock Trial team recently earned individual awards and a sportsmanship award at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament at Yale University. Due to its exemplary performance, the A team received an at-large bid to the Opening Round Championship Series Tournament to be held March 25 and 26...
clark-university-web
March 8, 2017
Clark University’s website continues to garner professional recognition for its bold, interactive redesign. In February, Clark and external design partner KWALL received the Best in Class distinction from the Interactive Media Awards for displaying “the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism.” Created...

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