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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...
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...
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 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....
July 27, 2015
Clark's strong ties, student/faculty leadership, humanitarian aid expertise combine for lasting, meaningful support Members of the Clark University community gathered at the campus square for a candlelight vigil, songs and shared thoughts and planning as news unfolded about a massive earthquake in Nepal.   Months have...
June 19, 2015
Clark University undergraduate Hannah Kogut will spend a month in the U.K. this summer studying history as a Fulbright Summer Institute program participant.
June 17, 2015
Delight Gavor '16 received $10,000 award from Davis Projects for Peace to share her "Butterfly Effect Program" with Ghanaian schoolchildren
May 28, 2015
 Above, Professor Taner Akçam receives a “Heroes of Justice and Truth” award, May 9 in Washington, D.C. Clark University scholars long have been involved and outspoken about the Armenian Genocide. This spring in particular, as events of 1915 were commemorated and discussed at centenary events and among news media around...
May 6, 2015
JANICE CULPEPPER ‘77 remembers visiting a one-room hospital in Tanzania, with 30 children crammed onto five twin beds. Their mothers slept on the dusty floor, standing guard as their babies lay hooked up to IVs, receiving medicine to keep them alive. She knows better than anyone that this scene is duplicated in hundreds of...
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...
September 13, 2013
President David Angel chats with members of the new class of Global Scholars. Clark University President David Angel and his wife, Jocelyne Bauduy, were joined by several University staff and mentors as they formally welcomed 19 new Global Scholars to the Clark community during a reception on Sept. 3 at Harrington House...
June 19, 2013
A view of the Kolyma River watershed in the Siberian Arctic. (Photo: Karen Frey) While basting on a crowded beach or waiting for the AC to cool your sweltering car interior, imagine yourself cutting through Arctic seas aboard an icebreaker or exploring the wilderness from your base aboard a river barge in Siberia. That's...
May 23, 2013
Clark undergraduates Michelle Andrews '14 and Christina Geller '13 and a group of graduate students enrolled in the Wildlife Conservation GIS Research Seminar taught by Associate Professor of Geography John Rogan and Research Assistant Professor Florencia Sangermano, recently traveled to the Bronx Zoo, the headquarters of...
Fire and Ice - Clark University
May 5, 2013
For centuries, human beings — from poets to religious leaders to scientists — have speculated about the end of the world. Will it conclude with a whimper or a bang? Will we be consumed by fire or slowly freeze to death? These fatal visions reflect our instinctive fear of a climate that's either "too hot" or "too cold" for...
May 2, 2013
(L. to r.) Marcy (Steinbrecher) Puklin '80, Hoamy Tran '15, Claire McDonald '14, Samuel Berman '14, Patrick Burchat '15, Stephen Steinbrecher '55, Emma O'Melia '15, Blaine McCarthy '15, Moriah Day '15, Lyor Dotan '14, and Alan Puklin '81. (Not pictured: Jennifer K. O'Rourke '14) Nine Clark University undergraduate...
Off the menu - Clark University
April 5, 2012
There was a time when food was something you ate but rarely pondered. You did not know, or care, where your dinner came from, or how it would interact with your body once it was consumed. That was then. Sure, many folks still eat with abandon, but many others, like the Clarkies profiled on these pages, are trying to foster...
Medic of the Mind - Clark University
March 3, 2011
When you're a soldier serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, danger is a constant companion. Mortar fire and roadside bombs, landmines and sniper fire can inflict anything from a light wound to life-changing devastation. You may worry that you'll give in to the fear that nags at you, that you'll inadvertently let your buddies...
Changing the world, one student at a time - Clark University
March 3, 2011
The year was 1967 and Richard Ford was doing what he loved best: studying the vibrant cultures, social rhythms and political nuances of Africa. As visiting professor at the University of Natal, he'd traveled to South Africa with his wife Nancy to continue his research when he received an unexpected letter in the mail. It...
Finding Mr. Wu  - Clark University
March 1, 2011
The story begins with a man and a baby, his daughter. There are tears. In a Taiwan hospital, Zhen-yi Wu weeps not for his infant girl, who was born prematurely, yet who is healthy and beautiful. He cries for his wife, who had experienced complications during childbirth, requiring blood transfusions and other dramatic...
September 22, 2015
Charlie Bresler, M. A. '83, Ph.D. '94, speaks about his shift from entrepreneurship to philanthropy and co-founding The Life You Can Save. Photo by Amy Wong '18 The Clark University campus was alive with activity last weekend as students welcomed more than 700 visitors for Family Weekend 2015. From spontaneous selfies...
March 31, 2015
Four Clark University students traveled to Capitol Hill recently to participate in NAFSA (Association of International Education) Advocacy Day, an annual event devoted to educating members of Congress about how international education impacts states and districts, and why it's important to have a more globally engaged...
March 5, 2015
Guiding the highly successful third annual TCK/Global Nomads Conference at Clark University (Feb. 21) are, from left: Santiago Deambrosi '17, TCK conference student co-chair; Farah Weannara '16, TCK Student Coordinator and conference chair; and Scott Keller, International Students & Scholars Office assistant director...
November 25, 2014
Clark graduate students Deviyani Dixit, Deviprasad Adhikari, Caitlin Alcorn, and Federico Sotomayor, along with Jude Fernando, associate professor of International Development and Social Change, recapped their Haiti fieldwork, at an October dinner and presentation held in the National Grid Sustainability Hub on Main...
August 26, 2014
Philip Bergmann Philip Bergmann, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Clark University, has been awarded a $153,155 grant from the National Science Foundation for his three-year project "Developmental and functional mechanisms of complex trait re-evolution: limb loss and gain in skink lizards."

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