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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...
Clark students who presented their research and predictions on the swing state of Florida were: Zachary Doenmez '14, Arber Skendaj '13, Christine Rojcewicz '13, and Shannon Donnellan '15. Elections always offer teachable moments, but the volatility, polarity and record spending related to the 2012 presidential race...
Clark University senior Rachel Martin discusses her work with Erik Hobbie, University of New Hampshire Research Associate Professor and Laboratory Director at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space. More than 60 scientists gathered at Clark University for MassMyco, the first regional meeting of fungal...
Emily Sturdivant ’13 researched the spawning patterns of Pacific salmon in Idaho river basins. Sam Moody ’12, a fifth-year student, fought to reduce housing foreclosures and vacancies in Worcester. Ryan Osbaldeston ’13 is building a computer to beta-test a role-playing video game of his own creation.
Made memorable return visit in the spring John Johansen, left, speaks at Clark in March with Associate Prof. Kristina Wilson and architect Stephen Foote. John Johansen, 96, the architect behind Clark University’s Robert H. Goddard Memorial Library, passed away on Oct. 26 in Brewster, Mass. In its obituary of Johansen...
  President David Angel presented a certificate to Andrew Hostetler '13, in recognition of the senior's O'Connor HERO Fellowship, during a reception for student scholars and researchers at Harrington House on Oct. 16.
The 2012 M.A.D. Scholars were honored at a special reception Oct. 16 at Harrington House. Pictured (from left) are: Front row: Leland Smith, Stephanie Vachon, Emma Mitchell, Clara O’Rourke, Jonathan Edelman; back row: Alex Marshall, Todd Rosenberg, CEV manager Micki Davis and Clark University President David Angel....
Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and other dignitaries celebrate the completion of new housing as part of the Kilby-Gardner-Hammond Revitalization Project, which is supported, in part, by Clark University. A ribbon-cutting ceremony outside a new housing unit on Hammond Street on Oct. 25  heralded the completion...
Abbie Goldberg, associate professor of psychology Do children of gay and lesbian parents play the same way children of heterosexual parents do?   If not, how do they differ?  Is there a benefit or drawback to this?
Jennie Stephens, associate professor of Environmental Science and Policy Clark University associate professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Jennie Stephens, presented research and organized a research panel on energy system transitions at the annual meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S)...
The Family Impact Seminars were recently named a Bright Idea by the Innovations in American Government Awards Program at Harvard University’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. The Massachusetts Family Impact Seminars are organized and presented by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise at...
The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Clark University is listed among the nation’s best in The Princeton Review’s 2013 edition of "Best 296 Business Schools.” Clark appears as one of the “Best Business Schools in the Northeast.” In the Clark University business school profile, students surveyed frequently agreed...
Assistant Prof. Karen Frey Karen Frey, assistant professor of Geography at Clark University, recently received Arctic Science research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Lawrence Baum Clark University’s Harrington Public Affairs Lecture Series will sponsor “The Supreme Court and the Polarization of American Politics,” a lecture by political scientist Lawrence Baum of Ohio State University. The talk will be held on Wednesday, October 24, at 4 p.m. in Tilton Hall, second floor of the...
Professor Bebbington In the developing world, social movements led by urban, rural and often indigenous people who are opposed to projects they regard as inappropriate and exploitative can be very effective, according to recently released (Oct. 10) findings based on research led by Anthony Bebbington, Higgins...
Geographers publish findings from  regional research in trade journal Associate Prof. John Rogan
What's eating Mark Bittman - Clark University
The New York Times' food editorialist, and Clark class of '71, offers a sane response to an American diet flirting with madness New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg came under fire this spring, which is hardly an unusual circumstance for the leader of the country's largest and most complicated city. But the reason for...
Professor Willem Klooster Rumors that they had been emancipated fueled many slave uprisings in Europe’s Atlantic colonies during the early modern era, according to Clark University historian Willem Klooster. In his Sept. 20 lecture “Improvised News: Rumors in the Age before Mass Media,” held in the Higgins Lounge at...
Paul Ropp Paul Ropp, research professor of history, has been selected to receive the 2012 John W. Lund Clark Community Achievement Award. “Jack Lund believed that individuals with drive, passion, and vision can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, and you exemplify exactly what Jack had in mind with this...
Clark University has been selected, along with eight other liberal arts colleges and universities, to partner with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in a new initiative called Faculty Leadership for Integrative Liberal Learning: Principles and Practices. Supported by a grant from The...
Charles Himmelberg Clark University will host Goldman Sachs credit strategist Charles Himmelberg for a President’s Lecture, “The Economic Road Ahead: Implications For Markets,” on Thursday, October 11, at 4:30 p.m., in Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing Street, Worcester. The lecture is free and open...
Worcester is one of three cities selected to share a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $2,654,895 for the Art of Science Learning Phase 2 grant titled "Integrating Informal STEM and Arts-Based Learning to Foster Innovation."

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