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Clark University has earned an overall grade of an “A” in the 2018 edition of Niche’s Best Colleges In America and received stellar marks in several categories from academics, to value, to campus dining and housing. Clark received an “A+” for professors, an “A” for both diversity and academics, and an “A-“ for value....
Sun-Hee Gertz, right, stands and poses with her husband, Uwe Gertz
“Since third grade, I knew I would be a professor. I just didn't know of what. In fact, I didn't know which field would become my area of specialization until my first year of Ph.D. studies. Moving from chemistry to philosophy to art to literature, I finally decided on comparative literature with a focus on Western...
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Clark University’s new interdisciplinary major, Community, Youth and Education Studies (CYES), housed in the Education Department, is among the models singled out in a nationwide project highlighting innovative academic programs that empower graduates for civic and social responsibility.
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Clark University's Graduate School of Management (GSOM) has been named a "Best Business School," according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in its 2018 annual business school rankings. "We recommend the Graduate School of Management as one of the best to earn an MBA. We chose...
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Elyse Darefsky ’79, co-chair of “Celebrating 75 Years of Co-ed Clark,” stood before a Tilton Hall audience of Clark University women and greeted them with a simple message: “Welcome home.” Those two words drew hearty applause from attendees at the Oct. 28 event commemorating Clark’s admitting its first women...
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Guests attending the event “Celebrating 75 Years of Co-ed Clark” on Oct. 28 could choose from several afternoon activities, including three hour-long panel sessions, a celebration of the 40th anniversary of women’s field hockey at Clark, and a closing reception at the Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center....
The Survey on Campus Culture and Community launched Oct. 2 at Clark University.
Clark University has embarked on a landmark project, unprecedented in its scope and unique in the University’s history. On Oct. 2, Clark launched the Survey on Campus Culture and Community via a campuswide campaign that included emails, as well as tables set up on campus. (See photos on Flickr.)
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Movie lovers and devoted Clarkies now have the opportunity to watch a film produced by a fellow alumnus. Following its debut to two sold-out screenings at the Soho International Film Festival in 2015, Orchard Films has rolled out the comedy “The Networker,” which is available to viewers across a myriad of platforms,...
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About a decade ago, Theatre Arts Professor Gino DiIorio had an idea while reading work submitted by students in his Playwriting class. “I kept saying, 'This isn’t bad. We should get it up on its feet.' Then I thought, why don’t we put it up on its feet?” And the biennial New Play Festival was born. The fifth festival,...
Students posing for group photo of two mock trial teams from Clark University
Clark University students hosted an invitational mock trial tournament on Oct. 21-22, attracting eight college and university teams from as far away as Iowa. “The Clark students organized the tournament themselves, including inviting the competing schools and advertising the tournament through the American Mock Trial...
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The late D’Army Bailey ’65, LL.D. ’10, P ’00, was many things in his storied life: judge, activist, author, father, husband, and Clarkie. Adrienne Bailey attends the ceremony announcing the creation of a fund in her late husband's name.
Clark University faculty members were honored during a Faculty Awards Reception, on Sept. 27 at Harrington House, the home of President David Angel. The event followed the faculty assembly and was attended by 120 of Clark’s more than 180 full-time university faculty. Faculty Award recipients include: Steinbrecher...
Victoria Mariano stands in front of a brick building, her restaurant Bull Mansion, in downtown Worcester while holding onto an iron gate.
If Victoria Mariano ’08 had her way, she never would have attended college. “I wanted to open a business — a recording studio — right out of high school,” the entrepreneur recalls while sitting at a table in her restaurant, Bull Mansion New American Bistro in Worcester. “I took college-level business courses and wrote a...
The Clark University Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will host an academic symposium, “Children and Mass Violence,” Oct. 19 and 20. Experts at the symposium will explore the traumatic impact of mass violence on the most vulnerable segment of society — children and youth. Lina Sergie Attar The...
Clark University is among the most environmentally responsible colleges in The Princeton Review "Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition."
Marissa Callender feeds an elephant in South Africa.
Marissa Callender interacted with amazing wildlife, like elephants here and in photo above, during her internship with Africa Media. Marissa Callender ’18 recently experienced a summer of firsts. It was the first time she traveled alone to a new continent; the first time she snapped a selfie with an elephant; the first...
Isabelle Zoeckler sits in the Academic Commons at Clark University with a laptop open in front of her.
Isabelle Zoeckler ’17 is mastering the ability to use past experiences as a stepping stone to future success. “During each of my internships, I’ve been able to build my skills,” says the fifth-year student in Clark’s Master's in Professional Communications Program. “My biggest take-away from my collective internship...
Clark University has officially launched the digital platform for ClarkCONNECT, an exciting new initiative that connects students to the broader Clark community for mentorship, college-to-career exploration, and world and workplace opportunities. The ClarkCONNECT forum lets alumni, faculty and Clark partners help...
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When Dr. Richard Pietras ’69 was a biology student at Clark University, he achieved two firsts that launched his lifetime of research: his first federal funding, a National Science Foundation undergraduate student grant, and his first scientific report, in neurobiology. “The study was focused on the potential role of...
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As an undergraduate biology major and chemistry minor at Clark University, Christie Joyce ’16, M.S.’17, worked in research laboratories on campus. She wanted to explore career options besides academia and research, as well as address a gap at Clark, so she founded a research journal managed, edited, designed and...
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When Laura Faulkner ’10, M.P.A. ’11, reviews her list of Clark University mentors, it’s a series of dotted lines that eventually led her to her current role as a community engagement manager for Opportunity@Work’s TechHire initiative. The nonprofit social enterprise, based in Washington, D.C., pursues its mission to “...
Mott Linn, Head of Collections Management at the library; long-time volunteer and emeritus Professor Bob Bradbury; and James Dempsey, new FGL president, take a brief pause during preparations for the Friends of the Goddard Library Book Sale. This was the
Each year, hundreds of book lovers from the Clark University community and beyond browse and hunt for bargains at the Friends of Robert Hutchings Goddard Library book sale. On Sept. 28 and 29, the Friends also celebrated the 40th year of this venerable tradition. Visitors to the Academic Commons gleaned finds from among...
Clark students, some in traditional garb, enjoy conversation and refreshment at the Global Scholars reception.
Clark’s 2017 Global Scholars gathered for a welcoming reception and mixer on Sept. 19, hosted by President David Angel and Jocelyne Bauduy, his wife, at Harrington House. The eleven new students, who hail from nine different countries, mixed with Global Scholars from previous classes. Many also met for the first time...
Esther Addo-Scott performs with the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival.
Clark University will welcome the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival to Worcester with its new production “Ten Blocks on the Camino Real,” directed by Festival Curator David Kaplan. The show will be performed by Abibigromma, the national drama company of Ghana, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, in Atwood...
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Associate Professor John Garton, art historian and painter, returned from Italy this past summer with an idea for an exhibition. But when his show opened last week at the Traina Center for the Arts, there wasn’t an artifact or canvas in sight. “On Roman Time: Minute by Millennium” comprises 28 photographs Garton took...

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