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Olivia Schwartz standing with her guitar in front of a grafitti wall
May 23, 2018
“I got out of my seat and started jumping around!” That’s atypical behavior for students using Clark University's Goddard Library — inadvisable, really — but Olivia Schwartz ’19 couldn’t help herself. One day in February, the global environmental studies major was studying on the third floor when she learned she’d been...
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May 22, 2018
This summer marks the seventh year Clark University students will put their education into practice through fellowships with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through a collaboration with the University's Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise and George Perkins Marsh Institute, NOAA has invited...
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May 20, 2018
Clark University’s 114th Commencement took place under sunny skies despite the threat of thunderstorms on Sunday, May 20, on the Jefferson Academic Green.  The University awarded degrees to 1,052 graduates (451 bachelor’s, 577 master’s, and 24 doctorates). Clark University President David Angel Steven Swain ‘89, chair of...
Brad McNamara posed inside a Leafy Green Machine, with a growing vegetable
May 17, 2018
Clark University’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) will recognize Brad McNamara, MBA/M.S. ES&P '13, with the 2018 Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Alumni Award. This annual award, presented as part of the University’s commitment to this United Nations-supported initiative, recognizes an...
Clark University student film Eyeline premiere
May 17, 2018
Murder. Betrayal. A man tied up in a basement. A woman crashing through a window. Menacing hallways and shadowy corners hiding ugly secrets. The cast of “Eyeline” poses on the red carpet: From left, Taylore Lombardi, Dylan Tovey, Bridgette Sullivan, and Max Marcotte. Just a typical night at the movies for Clark University.
Nicole Overstreet lecturing in front of class
May 16, 2018
Nicole Overstreet, assistant professor of psychology at Clark University, has been named a 2018 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The award, which is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports junior faculty from underrepresented groups and others committed to...
Andres Gvirtz standing, with drone flying over his right shoulder
May 16, 2018
Some people want to place their big idea into the pipeline. Andrés Gvirtz ’18 prefers that his soars over it. Gvirtz was the winner of the $5,000 first-place prize in the Ureka Big Idea Challenge for his company, CompactCopters, through which he hopes to develop a drone that will revolutionize the pipeline-inspection...
Helen Perham standing in front of her poster of selfies
May 16, 2018
When Helen Perham ’18 spent four months studying abroad at The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, she wanted an inexpensive and accessible way to stay in touch with family and friends. So on Jan. 7, 2017, during her first week in Italy, she posted a selfie and caption on Instagram: “broke the potato chip bowl at the bar...
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May 8, 2018
The 114th Clark University Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 20, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. The procession from the Kneller Athletic Center will begin at noon, followed by a University-wide ceremony. Hauwa Ibrahim
Students sitting and discussing the film "Black Panther"
May 7, 2018
While Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” has smashed box-office records since its release in February, the Clark University community recently gathered to discuss the film’s other, more culturally significant, impact. From left, professors Asha Best, Ousmane Power-Greene, Betsy Huang and post- doctoral fellow John Palella.
Hands on a piano keyboard
May 4, 2018
The American Academy of Arts and Letters will recognize Clark University Associate Professor John Aylward with its annual Walter Hinrichsen Award in Music, given for the publication of a work by a mid-career American composer. Professor Aylward will receive the award at the Academy’s annual ceremonies next month. This is...
Emily Dart stands in lab with Professor Nathan Ahlgren
April 27, 2018
Emily Dart, a first-year doctoral student in biology at Clark University, has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, making her one of only 2,000 students, out of 12,000 who applied, to receive the prestigious award this year. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and...
Timothy Downs, seated, in office, holding a water bottle
April 26, 2018
A four-year study by Clark University and Boston University researchers examining the vulnerability of Holliston, Massachusetts’ drinking-water sources has raised questions about residents’ exposure to contaminants. Furthermore, the authors conclude, “the findings in Holliston have national and global significance for...
Corn dying in a field because of parched earth from drought
April 25, 2018
Two experts from Clark University will serve as lead authors for the next major report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Edward Carr
Clarkies pose at Family Impact Seminar in room at State House
April 13, 2018
Clark University’s Mosakowski Institute for Policy Enterprise recently hosted the 2018 Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar at the State House, drawing a roomful of legislators, community members, staffers, and students to consider research and policy options to address various facets of youth trauma.
clark-university-clarkCONNECT-psychology
April 12, 2018
Clark University’s legacy in the social sciences dates back to its founding, when renowned psychologist G. Stanley Hall was named Clark’s first president. The American Psychological Association was launched here; Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures outside of Europe at Clark; and the research of Clark-trained...
Pauline Wan, seated to left of James Dye, talking to him in his studio and looking at artwork on desk
April 6, 2018
When the Worcester Art Museum opens a five-month-long exhibition of local artist James Dye’s work on April 7, the art criticism of two Clark University undergraduates also will be on display. James Dye's award-winning "Temples of the Burdened Host." Read more about Dye's and other upcoming exhibitions and art criticism by...
Lyndon Estes standing next to tree on Clark University campus
April 4, 2018
A study led by Clark University geographer Lyndon Estes and published this week in Nature Ecology and Evolution suggests how ecologists might employ better methods and scales for collecting data on ecological phenomena. Ecologists study ecosystems by comparing changes over time and between different areas of a region or...
Steve Steinbrecher standing with five of the Steinbrecher Fellows
April 4, 2018
Nine Clark University undergraduates have been awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to pursue creative research projects in the sciences and humanities. The projects will begin this summer and continue through the 2018-19 academic year. The Steinbrecher Fellowship Program encourages and supports Clark undergraduates’ pursuit...
Sarah Michaels standing, with arms on hips
April 2, 2018
Clark University Education Professor Sarah Michaels has been selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the largest national interdisciplinary research association dedicated to the science of education and learning. This prestigious award is presented to a...
Nathan Ahlgren standing at railing inside in Clark's Lasry Center
March 30, 2018
Nature News recently highlighted research by Nathan Ahlgren, assistant professor of biology at Clark University, and his collaborators at the University of Southern California. The March 19 article, titled “Machine learning spots treasure trove of elusive viruses: Artificial intelligence could speed up metagenomic studies...
The staff of Student Affairs standing in a group and posing for a photo, with hands in the air
March 30, 2018
Clark University has been recognized as one of the "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" (MPPWSA) by the ACPA-College Student Educators International and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This national award celebrates student affairs workplaces that are vibrant, diverse, supportive, and committed to staff...
Damon Davis talks to an audience member before his lecture
March 26, 2018
Filmmaker Damon Davis was in Ferguson, Missouri, during the protests that followed the 2014 fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. He had an idea for a film, but initially didn’t bring a camera with him onto the streets. For the St. Louis native, the city in turmoil was not only a subject for a...
Toni Armstrong stands and looks out a window
March 23, 2018
Toni Armstrong ’19 didn't come to Clark University to take it easy.  In her three years here, the art history/ancient civilization double major has indulged her curiosity and demonstrated her talents and passions in ways that span multiple disciplines. This kind of workload would be daunting for anyone, but Armstrong has...
Kathryn Parent of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, leads a group of Clark students on a tour next to the river at River Bend Farm Visitor Center at the Blackstone Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge, Massachusetts
March 15, 2018
When Aidan Giasson ’21 arrived at Clark University from Rockland, Maine, in fall 2017, she wasn’t yet sure about her academic interests. A First-Year Intensive (FYI) seminar with Associate Professor of Geography Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Ph.D.’03, helped Giasson sort that out. "The class helped me discover what some of my true...

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