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Clark University has again been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the country's best institutions for undergraduate education. Clark is included in the education services company’s 2013 annual college guide, "The Best 377 Colleges," released August 21. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year...
Clark students work on home restoration in Biloxi, Mississippi. For nearly a decade, several of Clark University’s incoming students have taken the opportunity to begin their Clark college careers a little early – and away from campus. This summer, nine incoming students, two student mentors and a Clark administrator...
Clark University has introduced a pioneering model for higher education called LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) that fully integrates life-changing world, workplace and personal experiences with a robust liberal arts curriculum, giving students the full range of skills needed to thrive in today's complex...
The 2013 revised and updated Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Clark University among the list of  “best and most interesting of the more than 2,200 four-year colleges in the United States.” The Fiske Guide is compiled by Edward B. Fiske, who served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times.  Now a leading...
Eight Clark undergraduate students received stipends of up to $2500 to conduct internships in the non-profit sector this summer.  The support for these internships was made possible through the generous support of Larry Franks '73, Ellen Berelson and the Theodore H. Barth Foundation. Following is a list of these...
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, celebrity, and host of Top Chef Padma Lakshmi '92 has found a recipe for a sweet and savory life If you try to find Padma Parvati Lakshmi in the 1992 "Pasticcio", you'll be lucky to spot her in a single blurry, uncaptioned photo where she stands among a large group of students holding a...
Student uses $10,000 stipend from Davis Projects for Peace to make his dream come true Petros Vilakati '13 Clark University junior Bonginkhosi (Petros) Vilakati ’13 spent the summer establishing a recycling and composting program in his native Swaziland with the help of a $10,000 grant he received this spring from...
Participants in the 2012 APA/Clark University Workshop pose with the statue of Sigmund Freud The 8th annual American Psychological Association-Clark UniversityWorkshop for High School Teachers was held on the Clark campus from July 16through July 18.  The APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS)...
Clark University appears in Forbes’ annual “America's Top Colleges” report; it is #128 on the list of 650 schools recognized this year. Besides the overall ranking, Clark appears as #111 in the list of Private Colleges and is #51 in the list of Research Universities. The rankings, which are compiled exclusively for...
♦ Top results: Sex with emotional commitment; marriage before children; unions that last forever ♦ In an age of short-lived celebrity marriages, widespread divorce, babies being born outside of marriage, and the ever-popular “hooking up,” young people are remarkably traditional about their expectations for love,...
Assistant professor of geography Christopher Williams monitors a micrometeorological tower, part of the global FLUXNET data-collection network. water, and energy exchanges. Findings from a new scientific study indicate a major carbon release from extreme turn-of-the-century drought in the North American West – the...
From Cambodia to Boston, Clark undergrads help edit survivor testimonies, analyze Holocaust education materials, examine human rights issues Clark University Undergraduates Danielle Osterman’14, Shelby Margolin’13 and Anna Voremberg’13 have been spending their summer months continuing their studies and conducting...
Clark University’s School of Professional Studies announces the launch of graduate programs in cyber security, beginning in this fall. The Cyber Security Graduate Programs are designed to address a growing knowledge and talent gap related to global cyber security challenges. Cyber threats are rapidly becoming the...
Girls conduct chemistry experiments at Clark, during Girls Inc. Worcester's Eureka! program for STEM learning. (Girls Inc. Worcester/Heather Keenan) The mission at Girls Inc. of Worcester is to “inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold.”
Career Services at Clark and the LEEP initiative were recognized in a roundup of “20 Colleges with the Best Career Services,” designated by Best Colleges Online in a July 4 blog post highlighting institutions that “really stand out for what they have to offer students who are entering one of the toughest job markets in...
Clark research plays key role in landmark paper on fungal genome evolution; Co-authors of paper published in Science magazine include 10 from Clark, including undergrads Taking a break from their summer research in the Hibbett Lab at the Lasry Biosciences Center are, from left, Clark post-doctoral fellow Laszlo Nagy;...
Lynne Sorenson '86 in the black pine tree that stands outside the Little Center. The October 29, 2011, freak snowstorm was a tree killer. Throughout the Northeast, thousands of snow-laden limbs — made extra heavy because the leaves still clung to them — crashed to the ground. Trees large and small were split like...
http://youtu.be/1YD_eB3eEMo Summertime, and the living is … noisy. Those working on and around campus these warm days are getting used to the sounds of backhoes and jackhammers as crews transform Downing Street into a pedestrian plaza, and connect the Sanford and Johnson residence halls. The hydraulic song of...
  Associate professor Michael Butler Michael Butler, associate professor of political science, has long been preoccupied with the question of “why we fight” and how America’s political leaders justify going to war with other countries; he shares his thinking on this question  in his recent book “Selling a 'Just' War:...
"We Owe Allegiance to No Crown," John Archibald Woodside. Oil on canvas, c. 1814. Sidney Hart, M.A. ’69, Ph.D. ’73, recalls that when history professor George Billias perceived that something wasn’t quite right, the pitch of his voice would rise as he delivered a proposed solution. So it was when Hart was writing his...
A new initiative aims to build a grand tree of life that will bring together everything scientists know about how all living things are related, from the tiniest bacteria to the tallest tree. Clark University professor and fungal evolutionary biologist David Hibbett is one of the scientists erecting the tree — research...
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  Jake Kramer ’12 knew he would be in for a long day at Amazon. The company typically conducted a series of one-on-one interviews to determine if a software engineering candidate was a good fit. But Kramer’s pursuit of a coveted position at the e-retail giant coincided with the introduction of a new hiring protocol at...
Clark is among six universities chosen to work with Boston College’s proprietary MediaKron digital instruction platform and will participate in the most extensive educational technology initiative in BC history. Following a nationwide request for proposals, BC's Office of Academic Technology invited faculty from six...
Discovery of phytoplankton mega-blooms beneath Arctic sea ice stuns scientists; Clark researcher co-authors report on the NASA ICESCAPE findings ICESCAPE scientist and Clark geography Professor Karen Frey takes optical measurements in a melt pond, with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the background. (NASA's...

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