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The Clark University Model U.N. team had a busy fall semester, participating in four conferences and hosting their annual High School Model U.N. Conference in October. BestDelegate.com, a popular website on Model UN, recognized them at #23 on their Fall 2014 North America College Model UN Rankings and Recognition list.
Jeffrey Alexander meets with Professor of Sociology Shelly Tenenbaum, left, and assistant professor of English Esther Jones, at a Dec. 2 reception hosted by the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in the Siff Gallery, Cohen-Lasry House, Clark University. (Photo by Tyler Sirokman ’18)
Clark University has opened a new chapter in both fundraising and alumni relations with the hiring of Jonathan Kappel ’81 as director of campaign advancement and Lindsay Allen as director of alumni and friends engagement. “I’m absolutely delighted that Lindsay and Jonathan have taken on these key roles on Clark’s...
Susan Hanson, former director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University Susan Hanson, Distinguished University Professor Emerita, former Director of the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, and member of the National Academy of Sciences has been awarded the Association of American...
Dr. Nichole Pinkard delivered the Dr. Lee Gurel '48 lecture at Clark University on Dec. 3 The word “literacy” traditionally has meant knowing how to read the printed word. That definition is so last century. Today, literacy also means having the ability to make a video, navigate online search engines, or produce a...
Uwe Gertz expected perhaps 80 to 100 attendees at the reunion of the Henry J. Leir Luxembourg Program-Clark University (LLP-CU) on Nov. 1. But the turnout exceeded all expectations, necessitating a change of venue from Dana Commons to the Higgins University Center to accommodate more than 160 people — one of them...
For a generation that has grown up amid a parental divorce rate of 50 percent, most millennials – now in or near their thirties, are succeeding remarkably well in their love lives, so far. Clark University, the nation’s leading institution tracking the development of Emerging Adults (18 to 29 years old), has released a...
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...
Participants in the IDCE workshop “Witnessing: Taking testimonies and constructing refugee narratives” (Sept. 19-21) gather in the Rose Library at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Leading the workshop are Leora Kahn and Anita Häusermann Fábos.  
Eric Schwarz presents "The Opportunity Equation"   If Rip Van Winkle awoke from a 99-year nap he would discover a world that had vastly changed in all areas except one: education. A lone teacher imparting academic lessons to a classroom of students remains the familiar, comfortable model that has persisted for...
Clark University Professor Valerie Sperling's new book, "Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia."   In her new book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia,” Clark University Political Science Professor Valerie Sperling explores the ways in which “politicians and political...
The legacy of slavery might be discussed widely in the Caribbean, but here in the United States we struggle with how to teach the past to our children. So noted Raphael Rogers ’94, assistant professor of education at Clark University, in his Nov. 13 Higgins School lecture, “Slavery on their Minds: Representing the ‘...
The fact that fewer than fifteen percent of eligible voters showed up for the 2014 primary elections indicates that primary elections do not matter to very many citizens. However, Clark University associate professor of Political Science Robert Boatright contends that congressional primary elections matter — a lot. He...
History Professor Janette Greenwood Clark University History Professor Janette Greenwood has teamed up with retired teacher and Charlton historian Frank Morrill to research the identities of some early Worcester residents — people of color — pictured in rare photographs that date back to the turn of the last century.
Natasha Trethewey Natasha Tretheway’s newest collection of poems, titled “Thrall,” enthralled an audience in Clark University’s Atwood Hall on Nov. 4, as she delved into matters of race, family, history, and the moving target that is our evolving perceptions of all three. Tretheway’s appearance was part of the...
You know those holiday-dinner movie scenes, where aging parents and their grown children serve up bitter resentments or long-held hostilities? Good drama, maybe, but merely an escape from reality for most adults, thankfully. A new poll finds that, as the so-called millennials move into their 30s, most are enjoying...
Patricia De Carvalho ’15 (third place), contest sponsor Hervey Ross ’50/LHD ’07, Katherine Liptak ’15 (first place), and Spencer Gale ’15 (second place).
Eric Schwarz Eric Schwarz, author of "The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center at Clark University. Schwarz's lecture, "The Opportunity Equation: How a...
Alumni Dr. Andrew Dennis
The camera crew from the CNN documentary series “Chicagoland” follows Dr. Andrew Dennis ’92 into the Trauma Unit at Cook County Hospital, where he puts his hands into the open abdomen of 24-year-old Jerimiah Milsap and works feverishly to pull him from the brink. Moments earlier, Jerimiah had been gunned down while...
Company One Theater Company
Let's call this act one, scene one. Clark University, 1998. Students in Charge of the Clark University Players Society want to put on the play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." The plot twist: rights to produce the play are not available. The Clarkies ask the powers-that-be in the Visual and Performing Arts Department for...
  Professor Yuko Aoyama Yuko Aoyama, professor in Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography, was awarded a prestigious four-week academic writing residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, in Bellagio, Italy.
President David Angel introduces Steven Roberts ’74 and his wife Eva Louise Frazer, M.D. prior to their presentation about Ferguson, Missouri.
Anthony Bebbington, Clark University Professor of Geography and Higgins Professor of Environment and Society, signs the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780.  
Natasha Trethewey Pulitzer Prize-winner and recent U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will speak at Clark University 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 4,  in Atwood Hall, on Woodland Street. “Poetry and History: An Evening with Natasha Trethewey” is a continuation of the Dialogue Symposium and African American Intellectual...

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