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Richard Blanco delivered his poem "One Today" at the inauguration of President Barack Obama. One year since he appeared at the podium during President Barack Obama's inauguration, celebrated poet Richard Blanco will join the Clark University celebration of Martin Luther King Day, beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20,...
Prof. Thomas Kuehne Beauty matters. It defines identity and causes controversy. A volume of essays about how beauty has done so over the course of the twentieth century—all across the world—has recently been released by Thomas Kuehne, Clark University professor of history and Strassler Family Chair in the Study of...
Strategies to "green" Clark University, ranging from planting "edible landscaping" to divesting in fossil fuels, formed the theme of final team projects in The Sustainable University course taught by Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy in the Department of International Development,...
Eighty-seven high school students from across Massachusetts recently attended the first annual Youth Summit on Race, Class and Education, organized by Clark’s Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education.   For six hours, high school students focused on the topic of how race and class shapes the educational experiences of...
As a LEEP Project fellow at Clark University, Elliot Altbaum studied the practicality of urban food systems. Take a moment and look in your refrigerator. Do you know where those vegetables came from, or how they were distributed? Are they genetically modified? It is these types of questions and many more that Clark...
Gloria Ladson-Billings presented the 2013 Lee Gurel '48 Lecture on Education When classroom populations are culturally diverse — and students often technologically savvier than their elders — teachers are faced with the challenge of finding ways to engage them in meaningful learning. Gloria Ladson-Billings, a...
Jane Mendillo presented this year's President's Lecture. The Boston Red Sox’ dramatic victories in the World Series may have galvanized New England, but Jane Mendillo had another thought as she watched jubilant fans streaming out of Fenway Park after the clinching win. This team exemplified the leadership of its...
Professor/co-PI Colin Polsky and Clark students to contribute urban ecology expertise, research for prototype activities
  Christopher Williams, assistant professor of geography; Feng Gao, physical scientist at the USDA Agricultural Research Service; Yanmin Shuai, Crystal Schaaf, professor at UMass Boston; and Jeff Masek, NASA research scientist. Christopher Williams, assistant professor of geography, welcomed a group of distinguished...
Satellite image shows large (multi-kilometer scale) melt ponds and streams on the George VI ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. These were taken by the WorldView-1 satellite. (Copyright: DigitalGlobe).  
Clark University associate professor of political science Robert Boatright spoke during a recent panel at the Brookings Institution.   Primary challenges in recent election cycles have attracted more media hype than ever, with special interest groups and intense partisan fundraising campaigns polarizing voters and...
Rebecca Louzan '08 is one of those leading the recovery efforts in Lyons, Colo., which was devastated by flooding in September. When Clark students graduate they anticipate setting out on a new life, one involving a career, perhaps a family. They don’t expect to be tested by a natural disaster.
Silvia Avinoam is in charge of Clark's kosher kitchen and serving area. Clark University Dining Services operates with a sort of culinary conscientiousness that means the food is not only flavorful, but also nutritious, locally sourced whenever possible, and varied enough to satisfy individual dietary needs. This...
Betsy Huang, Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion Last September, Clark University's Higgins School of Humanities was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation following a complex, sometimes grueling application process successfully executed by a team of faculty and staff. Associate Professor...
“How and why do so many negative images of young black males, particularly images steeped in an outsized criminality and violence, persist in mainstream media? What are some of the consequences of this?” These were the central questions posed by Natalie Byfield, associate professor in the Department of Sociology and...
What are the chances you would see a psychologist giving a presentation in a political science class?  Beginning this fall, such an appearance would not be unlikely.  In the past few months, some unlikely disciplines have collided through a tactic known as the “LEEP Lecture.” LEEP Lectures involve collaborations between...
Clark Composts! collaborators from Clark University accept the MassRecycle award for Best Student Effort, on Nov. 6 at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester. Check below for a link to a video of the award presentation. Clark Composts!, an innovative compost collection program under way in Clark University student...
Andrew Brandman '91 The Clark University Board of Trustees has added four new members:  Andrew T. Brandman, of New York City; Kevin D. Cherry, of Roxbury, Mass.; Daniel O. Hirsch, of Chevy Chase, Md.; and Paul Saltzman, of Scarsdale, N.Y.  All received their undergraduate degrees from Clark. Brandman, Hirsch, and...
Clark Model U.N. participants at the Columbia University Model United Nations in New York conference included Yohan Senarath '14, Corie Welch '17, Patrick Burchat '15, Dulara de Alwis '14, Migel A. Lara '15, Doga Bilgin '16, Mariale Poleo '15, and Themal Ellawala '13. If you happen to know someone on the Clark...
Political gridlock in Washington is nothing new, but polarization between the two major parties has become so acute that it’s led to historic dysfunction on Capitol Hill, a renowned researcher told a Clark University audience Monday. Sarah Binder, Ph.D., a political scientist with George Washington University and the...
Two Clark University students are focusing their camera lenses on faces around campus for their new project, Humans of Clark (HoC).  Sophomores Nainika Grover, of Brookline, and Jonathan Edelman, of Leawood, Kansas, are sharing snapshots of students and other members of the Clark community, along with quotes from...
Clark University Ph.D. alumnus Stephen Young ’97 speaks about his Macro or Micro? science/art exhibit at the Traina Center, Oct. 18. Young received the Lifetime Achievement in Service to NESTVAL Award.
Clark University ES&P Professor Halina Brown makes a point during the World Resource Forum conference in Davos. Clark University Professor Halina Brown attended the World Resource Forum (WRF) conference held in Davos, Switzerland, October 7-9. The conference’s primary emphasis is the use of technological advances...
Pausing before a dinner reception at Harrington House on Oct. 9 are (pictured from left) Micki Davis, manager of volunteer programs advising at Clark's LEEP Center, President David Angel, and Lund Award recipients Sheila Hokanson '90 and Amelia Willcox '13.

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