ClarkNow News

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...
The Graduate School of Management and the International Development, Community, and Environment Department are proud to announce that two dual-degree graduate students have been chosen as Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellows this year. Christian Davies (MBA/MS-Environmental Science & Policy, ’16),...
Clark University student Jacqueline Savageau, of Holden, celebrates her First Place win at the 2015 National Voice Competition July 7. She’s joined by her voice instructor, mezzo-soprano Julie Krugman. Talk about starting the summer on a high note!
Political Ecologies of Meat by Jody Emel
Livestock production worldwide is increasing rapidly, but there are many concerns about the sustainability of increased meat production and consumption. “Political Ecologies of Meat” (Routledge, 2015), co-edited by Clark University Professor of Geography Jody Emel, examines these issues from various perspectives,...
To the Clark Community: With deep sadness, we share news of the death on Sunday of our friend and esteemed alumnus D'Army Bailey. Judge, civil rights activist — even actor — D'Army Bailey ('65/L.L.D. '10/P '00) was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at Reunion 2015, although he was not able to attend.
The 2014-2015 academic year saw Clark University computer science students make their debut at the annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), described in their Fact Sheet as "the premiere global programming competition conducted by and for the world's universities."...
Clark University joined with academic leaders from eight colleges and universities who convened in Arlington, Virginia, to begin work on advancing the goals of the LEAP Challenge recently launched by the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U).
* Federal grant supports project to streamline patient-to-provider transport * Moumita Dasgupta (MA ’12/Ph.D. ’15) is team leader for the Smart Transit to Healthcare project. She recently completed her doctoral research at Clark University in experimental physics.
The Fiske Guide to Colleges, revised and updated for 2016, includes Clark University on its list of the "best and most interesting of the more than 2,200 four-year colleges in the United States." The Fiske Guide covers a range of topics, including academic quality, student body, social life, financial aid, campus...
Sara Goldstein B.A. ’14/M.A. ’15 is headed to Taiwan on a Fulbright Award Sara B. Goldstein B.A. '14/M.A. '15 has received a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Taiwan. Goldstein will participate in the English Teaching Assistant (ETA) Program, a program that places recent college graduates and young...
Clark University undergraduate Hannah Kogut will spend a month in the U.K. this summer studying history as a Fulbright Summer Institute program participant.
Delight Gavor '16 received $10,000 award from Davis Projects for Peace to share her "Butterfly Effect Program" with Ghanaian schoolchildren
Jeffrey Gillooly Clark University announces the appointment of Jeffrey H. Gillooly as Vice President for University Advancement. In collaboration with Clark’s senior leadership, Gillooly will lead fundraising efforts that will support the University’s academic and capital initiatives, deepen and broaden areas of...
Nine Clark University undergraduate students were recently awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to support their pursuit of original ideas, creative research, and community service projects this summer and during the 2015–2016 academic year. Information about the students and their projects follows:
Caps and gowns are nowhere to be seen and the pace on Clark's campus has slowed down a bit. Faculty and students come and go as they work on research and special projects, and administrators and staff people take on tasks and long-range planning they had put off during the busy academic semesters. And the parking is...
Clark University students are aspiring psychologists, communication specialists, international developers, scientists, educators … and writers. For students whose passion is the written word, The Worcester Journal provides a public outlet for their prose.
 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...
Lauren Stiller Rikleen '75 delivers the Reunion Dinner keynote address.   The millennial generation is lazy, entitled and disloyal. That all sounds pretty terrible if it's true. But it's not, Lauren Stiller Rikleen '75 told an alumni audience at the May 15 Reunion Dinner in Tilton Hall.
President David Angel and Trustee Elyse Darefsky '79 hold a poster with an artist's rendering of the Alumni and Student Engagement Center at the May 15 groundbreaking.   Clark University broke ground on its much-anticipated Alumni and Student Engagement Center on May 15, the cusp of Reunion and Commencement weekend. "...
Steve Steinbrecher '55 thanks Prof. Sharon Krefetz for her work with the Steinbrecher Fellowship Program. They retraced the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, provided support to victims of human trafficking in Albania, and harvested the eggs from threespine stickleback fish. They learned how to reclaim scorched earth, and...
Matt Goldman, co-founder of the iconic Blue Man Group and of the Blue School in Manhattan and a Clark University alumnus, delivers the commencement address, May 17. Goldman described the process of launching Blue Man Group as "ordinary people collaborating to achieve extraordinary results."
(From left to right) Brian Kane '15, Alex Marshall '16, Olivia Isom '17 and Barbara Garcia '18 repaint the railings outside the Jacob Hiatt Magnet School.
Baseball Hands
Midway through this year’s National Basketball Association season, sport psychologist Dr. Joel Fish ’75 received a visit from a player mired in a slump. “I'm just feeling really tense on the court,” Fish remembers the player saying. “I'm not relaxed.” Dr. Joel Fish ’75
Matt Malsky named Associate Provost and Dean of the College   Clark University has named Professor Matthew P. Malsky Associate Provost and Dean of the College. He will start his new post on June 1. Professor Malsky has been at Clark for 21 years, first as an adjunct instructor, then as a multi-year visiting assistant...

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