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  Clark University Associate Professor Laurie Ross, of IDCE   The announcement of a $450,000 grant from the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts sounded a clear and hopeful note at press conference on “Addressing Youth Homelessness in Worcester,” on Feb. 15 at the YWCA in Worcester.
Private liberal arts colleges across the country are forming a picture of their Class of 2017, as applications and acceptances for fall 2013 are counted. The picture at Clark University is framed in good news, as the University measures a 29 percent increase in applications, the highest number of undergraduate...
Clark University received a piece of positive financial news this week when Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services announced it has upgraded the University’s credit rating from A to A+. Jim Collins, executive vice president and treasurer, said the upgrade will allow Clark to borrow at lower interest rates and to pay...
Cho Huun-Jin '90 In the United States we have CNN and the White House. The equivalent in South Korea is YTN and the Blue House. The fast-rising career of Cho Hyun-Jin ’90 has included stints at both South Korea’s major media outlet and its seat of government. In January, 2013, Hyun-Jin earned yet another title to his...
Even if they’ve left the nest, a vast majority of today’s emerging adults, defined as young people between the ages of 18 to 29, maintain close contact with their parents via texting, email, phone or in person, according to the Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults. The Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults,...
Roger E. Kasperson, research professor and distingushed scientist at Clark University “The Public Acceptance of New Energy Technologies,” an essay co-authored by Clark University Research Professor and Distinguished Scientist Roger E. Kasperson and Bonnie J. Ram ′75, M.A. ′82, of Ram Power LLC, appears in the Winter...
Clark University has received awards in the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District I Excellence contest. The University’s admissions recruiting package (which included two viewbooks, academic brochures, a water bottle, poster and a T-shirt) earned top honors with a silver award (no gold...
Clark University first-year student Lina Nguyen, a Neighborhood Strings program mentor, helps a student place his violin in its case. On a chilly winter night, young students and family members from the neighborhood gathered in the Winton Faculty Dining Room at Clark University to celebrate the love of music. The...
The Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) Program at Clark University announced winners of this year’s U-reka! Big Idea contest, a friendly competition that encourages students to create improvements to the Clark campus community and provides funding to help turn their ideas into reality.
Shalyn Hopley '14 and Eric Devenney '13 discuss rare books in the University's collection with Professor Parminder Bhachu. Jonas Clark loved books. In fact, the founder of Clark University was so passionate about volumes filled with words in languages both modern and ancient, and illustrations etched with detail and...
The Clark University Model UN Team photo; 8 members attended the Yale National Security Simulation 2012 Conference, Oct. 4 to 7. UPDATE: The Model U.N. Team has been ranked in the top 25 of  Best Delegate's fall 2012 North American College Model U.N. Rankings. Clark is number 14 on the list of 50 schools, released...
The fall semester’s Difficult Dialogues symposium was structured on the theme “The End of Things,” exploring the nature of conclusions, both dramatic and whispered, in art, in the environment, in language and in government. Last week’s creation, and later dismantling, of a traditional Buddhist sand mandala in the lobby...
Christopher A. Williams, assistant professor at the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University presented two invited talks and participated in a NASA-sponsored media briefing on “Fire in a Changing Climate and What We Can Do About It,” at the American Geophysical Union’s 45th annual Fall Meeting, Dec. 3-7 in San...
(From left) GSOM Dean Catherine Usoff, Mark Fishman '82 and President David Angel Mark Fishman ’82 may have forged an estimable career in high finance, but his message to the students gathered at the Dec. 5 dedication of the Fishman Student Center in Carlson Hall was less about making money than about making...
Members of the Clark University Recycling Crew and Sustainable Clark were in Boston to receive a MassRecylce award for their outstanding efforts. (* Caption details in text, at bottom.) Clark University’s outstanding achievement in recycling and waste reduction was recognized by MassRecycle, a statewide recycling...
Clark University Graduate School of Geography Professor Richard Peet The work and life of Clark University Graduate School of Geography Professor Richard Peet is the subject of “Richard Peet: Geography Against Neoliberalism,” a new book released in Spain.
Clark University is included in the new U.S. News Most Connected Colleges ranking, released Nov. 14. The Connectivity Index measures four areas of a college’s effectiveness in providing online services: Internet speed, Internet access, applications and technical support, and resources. “This is wonderful affirmation...
In September 2012, Clark University was awarded $600,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support Humanities Present, a new initiative of the Higgins School of Humanities that promises to have a critical impact on the Clark curriculum and to contribute to Clark’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP)...
Graduate School of Geography Associate Professor Colin Polsky Clark University Graduate School of Geography Associate Professor Colin Polsky has been appointed co-Convening Lead Author for the Land-Use and Land-Cover Change chapter of the National Climate Assessment (NCA). The NCA, commissioned by the Office of...
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has included Clark University on its list of the country’s best values in private colleges. Kiplinger’s annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges. The top 50 colleges and top 50 universities appear in Kiplinger’s December issue—on newsstands November 6. Clark...
More than a survivor: Miriam Lipschutz Yevick, 88, shares  journey of a buoyant spirit and ever-searching mind  Miriam Lipschutz Yevick reads from her book, "A Testament for Ariela." As part of an eloquent introduction of guest lecturer Miriam Lipschutz Yevick, associate professor of Foreign Languages and Literatures...
ACLU President Susan Herman speaks at Clark during the Difficult Dialogues event. The USA Patriot Act was passed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, at a time when the nation was traumatized and feeling vulnerable. The new law significantly reduced the restrictions on law enforcement agencies’ ability to...
Brad McNamara in the Freight Farms container by the Clark Recycling Center. "I'm terrible at growing things," laughs Brad McNamara, MBA/ES&P '13, as he holds a tray of basil sprouts. He's being modest. The sprigs look healthy enough, and McNamara already has produced a harvest of perfectly edible lettuce. NPR's "...
Psychology Prof. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett directed the Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults. Despite the unstable economy and the difficult job market, nearly 90 percent of emerging adults (ages 18 to 29) are confident that they will eventually get what they want out of life with 83 percent even believing that “...
Participants in the Hervey Ross Leep Talks contest included, from left: Sharon Bort '14, Shaun Holt '14, Shelby Margolin '13, Hervey Ross ’50, L.H.D. ’07, Irene Nakabonge-Lugude '13, Alison Mayer '13, Zach Hariton '13, Deviyani Dixit '13, and Becca Rood-Goldman '14. “I have grown up surrounded by ghosts of the...

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