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Alex Hayes paints a brick wall at the Elm Park Community School in Worcester a shade of pink as part of a mural for POW WOW Worcester.
For the next week or so, you’ll find Alex Hayes ’16 surrounded by that which he loves – art and the Worcester community. “Art is a part of my life,” he says, peering up at a three-story brick wall at Elm Park Community School that artist Kristin Farr is transforming for POW! WOW! Worcester. The mural festival, in its...
Crystal Hill stands on a deck overlooking the countryside in Cuba.
Crystal Hill ’20 was one of 11 students who spent nine days in Cuba earlier this summer for the course Youth Culture in Cuba: A Service and Learning Opportunity. The group toured organizations that provide opportunities for Cuban youth to express themselves creatively, socially, and politically. Hill, a women’s and...
Students looking at art exhibit in introduction to biology course
Not everyone learns by reading text or even experimenting. In fact, an oft-quoted statistic notes that a majority of us — 65 percent — are visual learners. Detail of students' depictions of cellular life. For more photos, visit Clark's Flickr account online. To learn about the diversity of life, students in a Clark...
Dancers perform during International Gala 2017 at Clark University.
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...
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...
Hasnaa Mokhtar in the Goddard Library at Clark University
Online magazine Nylon.com marked Muslim Women’s Day this week by highlighting the work of eight female Muslim journalists including Hasnaa Mokhtar, a Clark University doctoral candidate.
The Office of Alumni and Friends Engagement offered a robust series of programming this spring, engaging alumni from across the country. The annual Women’s Leadership Lunch, held February 28 at The Bostonian Boston, brought together more than 40 alumnae to hear State Sen. Harriette Chandler, M.A. ’63, Ph.D. ’73, LL.D ’...
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....
A person browses a newsstand filled with comic books.
Cartoonists James Sturm and Caleb Brown spent time at Clark on Feb. 7 talking about the joys and challenges of their profession as they opened the exhibit "Cartooning: Sense, Nonsense, Applications" at the Higgins Lounge in Dana Commons. Curated by Sturm, co-founder of the The Center for Cartoon Studies, the exhibit...
The EcoTarium's newest permanent exhibit, City Science
It took a village comprising EcoTarium exhibit staff, more than 50 organizations and 200 individuals, including Clark University professors and students, to create the museum’s newest permanent exhibit, “City Science: The Science You Live.” Inspired by the City of Worcester, the exhibit took seven years to develop and...
From the film review in Worcester Magazine: “‘Arrival’ begins with the mini-biography of a mother and daughter relationship, from the girl’s birth to her untimely death as a teenager. Pay attention to it. Beginnings and endings in this film are flexible constructs; time bends and memories seem unsure of themselves. What...
Fileona Dkhar '17
In every Studio Art major’s life, there comes a time when your art has to leave the safe confines of the studio and make its way into the world. Through Studio Topics, my capstone course, my classmates and I have reached that time. While the class is the most intimidating I’ve taken at Clark, it provides the freedom of...
Raechel Segal on stage in "Night Watch."
As a Theatre Arts major, I can’t make many promises. I can’t promise that, come graduation, I won’t be wandering the streets begging for a slice of bread, “Les Miserables”-style. But here’s what I can guarantee: As an involved member of Clark’s theatrical community, I’m meeting the people I should and getting...
Trang Nguyen '17
With fall semester ending and graduation in the not-too-distant future, many seniors are asking themselves an all-important question: “What’s next?”
Mark Bittman '71 speaks at a WGBH Innovation IdeaLab event in Boston.
As a best-selling food author and former columnist for the New York Times, Mark Bittman ’71 isn’t afraid to be bold — with the dishes he creates or his stances on controversial food- and health-related topics. A vocal opponent of the impact of factory farming on Americans’ health and the environment, among other issues...
Clark Writes blog asked students, faculty and staff what they were writing. This is a collage of the answers.
"Poetry!" "Research manuscript!!" and "Wonderfully creative nonsense" were just a few of the answers the Clark Writes editors received when they asked the Clark community to answer the question "What are you writing?" on a picturesque September afternoon in Red Square. Students of all majors, and even some faculty and...
Students respond to the question "If I were president..."
What would you do if you were elected president of the United States? It’s a question many have likely considered, especially during the 2016 election. Clark University students are no exception.
Activist Tom Hayden speaks at Clark University in 2011
Editor’s note: Robert J.S. “Bob” Ross, research professor of sociology, wrote this reflection about activist and legislator Tom Hayden, 76, who died Sunday in California. Ross was close to Hayden, as a student activist and throughout his academic career. Hayden, a vocal opponent of the Vietnam War, was a civil rights...
I begin with two givens. First, we teach our students to argue clearly and convincingly in both their writing and speaking. As faculty members, we aspire for our students to be not just facile with words, but also skilled in how to build a case for their point of view through supporting assertions and propositions with...
Graduates from Clark University's program in Astrakhan, Russia pose with Amy Daly Gardner, associate dean for international programs, and William Fisher, associate provost and dean of graduate studies, after commencement.
More than 100 students joined the ranks of Clark University alumni recently during commencement exercises at Clark’s programs in Astrakhan, Russia and Warsaw, Poland. William Fisher, associate provost and dean of graduate studies, Amy Daly Gardner, associate dean for international programs, and John Chetro-Szivos,...
Clark Professor Benjamin Korstvedt at a music conference in Austria
An ancient Austrian monastery brought 19th-century music to life in a new way for Benjamin Korstvedt this August. The professor of music in Clark University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department traveled to the St. Florianer Brucknertage festival, or Bruckner Days, to present his latest research into the music of...
Clark University’s Higgins School of Humanities’ dialogue symposium, “Home (De)Constructed,” will consider the fluid meanings of home. Lectures, community conversations and exhibits will focus on how we define home’s boundaries, and what makes a particular structure, community, city or nation feel like home. “Together...
Clark University Visual and Performing Arts Professor of Practice Stephen DiRado
During a Friday ceremony, Clark University Visual and Performing Arts Professor of Practice Stephen DiRado will receive the 35th ArtsWorcester Award to honor his years of artistic and cultural contributions to the city — an award his current and former students believe has been years in the making. "I have no idea if I...
Dea Dodi stands with flags at the United Nations
There are few places Dea Dodi ’17 likes to be more than in the United Nations building in New York. You could say she’s been working her way there since the tender age of 12 when she first asked her parents what the term “political science” meant.
Associate Dean for International Programs Amy Daly Gardner in Poland, Clark University
By Amy Daly Gardner Staff at Łódź campus. From left to right: Ewelina Kolendowicz,  Anja Gralweska, Pawel Morawski, Amy Daly Gardner, Yigal Ne'eman and Zbiegniew Pyszka Show of hands: How many of you know that Clark University has a campus in Łódź (pronounced “woodge”), Poland? And one in Warsaw, Poland’s capital? We...

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