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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...
The 2012 HERO Fellows: (back row) Joeseph Danko, Sean Peters, Andrew Hostetler, Abigail Nehring, Andreas Jozwiak, and Patrick Sheppard; (front row) Shannon Palmer, Michelle Seefeld, Martha Ziemer, Gabriela Spitzer, and Emma McDonell. Clark has been awarded a three-year, $329,992 grant from the National Science...
A new multi-campus partnership involving some of Worcester’s leading colleges will boost efforts to save energy and reduce carbon emissions through innovative technical, financial, and human solutions. Clark University, the College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute have partnered with National Grid...
Boston City Councilor Michael Ross ’93 recounts the opportunities he was given at Clark. The world opened up for Michael Ross ’93 the day he arrived in Hughes Hall as a first-year student in 1989. The kid from a working-class Boston family found himself becoming fast friends with students who hailed from Pakistan,...
Clark University celebrated its 108th Commencement on Sunday, May 20.  Degrees were granted to 1,092 graduates:  546 baccalaureate, 520 masters, and 26 doctoral. Carol Geary Schneider, the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), delivered the Commencement address. AAC&U is the...
Liza Grandia, assistant professor at Clark University, finds it difficult to look at the coffee, bananas or sausage on her breakfast table without thinking about the territorial plight of the nearly one million people that make up Q'eqchi’ Maya, Guatemala's second largest indigenous group, a group she has followed for...
David Angel Clark University President David Angel has entered the blogosphere, writing about the issues affecting higher education, on the national news site The Huffington Post. His first blog makes the case for the value of a college education in a challenging and fluid economy, and he notes how universities are...
The “Now” generation says “Wait” - New Clark poll reveals fast-moving emerging adults won’t skip college and view it as ultimate success ticket. Despite the rising cost of tuition, more than 80 percent of emerging adults ages 18 to 29 agree that one of the most important keys to success in life is a college education,...
The Peace Corps has welcomed Clark University’s International Development, Community & Environment (IDCE) department to its Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program, a graduate fellowship that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) and places them in degree-related, professional internships...
From left: Elizabeth Guarino ’13, Lavar Thomas ’13, Paris Prince MBA ’13, Caitlin Fleck ’12 and Rian Watt ’14 pose for a photo at the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) Conference. Five Clark University students and two faculty members attended and presented at the 40th annual conference of the National...
The Steinbrecher Fellows 2012-13 pose with Stephen Steinbrecher ’55. Front row, from left to right, are Kulani S. Panapitiya Dias ’13, Tricia M. Labbe ’13, Stephen Steinbrecher ’55, Alexis L. Carlson ’13, Alina P. Michelewicz ’14, and Alison D. Berlent ’13. Back row, from left to right are Shane L.J. D’Lima ’14,...
James Salo Like most alumni facing a milestone reunion, James Salo '02, M.A. '03, is looking forward to catching up with friends and faculty he hasn't seen since his commencement. But Salo has an additional reason to anticipate Reunion 2012 — he will be honored with the annual Young Alumni Award. "It's really special...
Tom and Joan Dolan If you were to read aloud the list of positions, awards and achievements that Tom Dolan ’62, M.A.Ed. ’63 compiled during his 42-year career at Clark University, you would first have to draw a deep breath. Indeed, just typing it could give you carpal tunnel syndrome. Regardless, here goes:
From left are the 2012 Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellows, all Clark juniors: Lauren Ziemer, Karissa Lear, Christina Geller, and Emily Sturdivant. (NOAA Fellow Audrey Seiz was unable to attend.) Mosakowski Institute Director James Gomes and Marsh Institute Director Robert Johnston joined the students and spoke at a special...
Clark University computer science students presented projects at the New England Undergraduate Computing Symposium 2012 (NEUCS12) held at Brandies University on April 21. NEUCS 2012 brought together undergraduates in the computing sciences from universities, colleges, and community colleges in the New England area. The...

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