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Jim Gomes introduces the seminar. Is the recession helping to create a population of young people so disillusioned by their bleak job prospects that they’ve abandoned the notion of finding meaningful work? Has the media devoted so much attention to lurid accounts of child abuse that they are missing the real story —...
The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Clark University will welcome Stephen Roach, one of Wall Street’s most influential economists, for a public lecture on “The Changing Financial Climate in Asia: China’s Growing Role in the World,” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, 92...
The Political Science Department at Clark University will present the 2012 Harrington Public Affairs Lecture, delivered by M. Steven Fish, titled "“Islam and Democracy: A Look at the Evidence,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Tilton hall, 950 Main Street. Professor Fish is a comparative political scientist at the...
Photo of Annie Jenkins at the stove, with headline saying "The Queen of Comfort Food"
Watch a video with Annie "I hate making pancakes! They're just an all-around hassle." "Hey Annie, you're not supposed to boil them, you know!" Annie Jenkins looks up from the grill at the guy wearing the NStar T-shirt and grins. He's just delivered a good punchline, and she knows it. In fact, she would have been a...
Clark VP for Government and Community Affairs Jack Foley, left, and Congressman James McGovern check out the EV charging station outside the Lasry Center for Biosciences. (Photos: Steven King) On any typical weekday, the parking lot at the Lasry Center for Biosciences is packed with cars. But on the afternoon of...
Collage that includes old photos of Jonas Gilman Clark and Granville Stanley Hall
By Albert B. Southwick '41 Jonas Gilman Clark was born in the hardscrabble town of Hubbardston, Mass., in 1815. Granville Stanley Hall was born about 80 miles west in the hardscrabble town of Ashfield, Mass., in 1845. Their humble beginnings were about the only thing they shared.
20 under 30 - Clark University
Mary Badon surgically mends broken bones. Sara Brown is helping mend a broken country. Jay Shapiro's new film chronicles Uganda's first Little League team. Scott Silver's new film aims for major-league thrills.Caitlyn Thayer teaches business owners how to be social-media savvy. Gunnar Hagstrom teaches kids separated by...
Off the menu - Clark University
There was a time when food was something you ate but rarely pondered. You did not know, or care, where your dinner came from, or how it would interact with your body once it was consumed. That was then. Sure, many folks still eat with abandon, but many others, like the Clarkies profiled on these pages, are trying to...
Prof. Anthony Bebbington Anthony Bebbington, Higgins Professor of Environment and Society and Director of the Graduate School of Geography, recently traveled to Ottawa to serve as an invited witness before the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on “The Role of the Private Sector in...
William Koelsch in the stacks at Goddard Library. "Check the Koelsch book." It's the standard response to the innumerable questions that arise about Clark's past. Why was anthropology professor Franz Boas' research considered revolutionary for its time? What president of the United States delivered Clark's 1905...
Drawing on unprecedented access to greatly extended and once secret  documents from the Ottoman archives of 1913 onward, Taner Akçam, associate professor at Clark University has written a timely new book, “The Young Turks' Crime Against Humanity: The Armenian Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Ottoman Empire” (...
Mortimer H. Appley, the sixth president of Clark University, died Thursday, March 29, at the age of 90. Appley was inaugurated as Clark president on July 1, 1974, and served for 10 years. “The Clark community is saddened to learn of the death of Mort Appley, an accomplished academician, who also provided a firm hand in...
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center office located at Clark University has been named the winner of the 2012 Service Excellence award, according to an announcement by Robert Nelson, Massachusetts U.S. Small Business Administration District Director.
George Allen '08 addresses one of the LEEP discussion groups at the Feb. 29 kickoff event. As deputy chief of staff for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, T.F. Scott Darling ’84 works for an organization that knows a thing about getting people from one place to another. So it seems appropriate that as he...
It’s safe to say that a winning attitude is nestled comfortably in Wally Halas’ DNA. He is descended from sports royalty. His great uncle, George Halas, was the legendary coach of the Chicago Bears, which steamrolled through the NFL in the ’30s and ’40s, earning the team the nickname “Monsters of the Midway.” Halas’...
Electric vehicles are slowly but steadily gaining traction with consumers in New England, and drivers of EVs in Worcester will soon be “topping off” at charging stations at Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Quinsigamond Community College, and other sites set to be in service soon. The public is invited...
Front row, L-R: Jamie Fitzgerald, Katy Gibbs, Julie Erthal, Linda Valsdottir Back row, L-R: John Soghigian, Matt Warndorf, Prof. Todd Livdahl
What is a college education worth? The question is both blunt and pervasive, and it’s at the forefront for many prospective students and their parents, who are weighing the value of a college diploma against the expense of earning it. Families are looking for schools that not only provide an excellent education, but...
Guidance counselors talk with Prof. Jeffrey Jensen Arnett (sitting at right, green jacket) They arrived on campus from Chicago and Los Angeles, St. Louis and Raleigh, Cincinnati and Minneapolis, New York and Boston. The schools they represented ran the gamut from elite private institutions to charter schools in...
Clark University’s ONE Chapter may only include 20 students, but they’re an amazing and effective group of young organizers.  As of this writing, Clark’s ONE Chapter is third on the leaderboard in the ONE Campus Challenge (OCC), a friendly national competition involving 3,000+ schools to determine which university’s...
(From left) Associate Professor Kristina Wilson, Goddard Library architect John M. Johansen and Steven Foote, architect of the Academic Commons John M. Johansen considered the audience seated before him inside the Robert Hutchings Goddard Library’s Rare Book Room, and offered a humble assessment of the building he...
Team members celebrate the completion of their task, building a house in the Clark neighborhood. While many students spent their spring breaks in more traditional ways and in warmer climates,  26 Clark University undergraduates stayed on campus from March 7 to 11, setting out each day to volunteer with area agencies...
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named Clark University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youths. Clark has appeared on the honor roll every year since its launch in 2006.
The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will host the Second International Graduate Students’ Conferencefor  Holocaust and Genocide Studies on March 29 – April 1, presented in partnership with the Danish Institute for International Studies and the International Association of Genocide...
Clark's Model UN team celebrates their success. From left: Yohan Senarath, Shahryar Alamgir Khan, Justin Raphaelson, Jessica Chung, Tamar Gzirishvili, Nicholas Hyman; kneeling is Samer Said.

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