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Some of the HERO Fellows and faculty pause before presentations in Jefferson 320 (July 28). From left, are Joseph Krahe ’12, Matthew Manley ’13, Prof. Robert Gil Pontius, Prof. John Rogan, Martha Ziemer ’13, and Prof. Colin Polsky. There are HEROs among us here at Clark University. They may not be able to leap tall...
In his court case against Turkey, the European Court for Human Rights found that Turkey violated Prof. Taner Akcam's freedom of expression. The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Oct. 25 that a violation was committed against freedom of expression in the case of Clark University Professor Taner Akçam. Akçam, the...
Clark President David Angel and Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella discussed liberal arts education and “Livelihood and Vocation,” part of the Difficult Dialogues series fall 2011 symposium, Oct. 18. Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella, Clark President David Angel, faculty and students...
Aimee Rogstad Guidera, executive director of the National Data Quality Campaign (DQC), will deliver Clark University’s  2011 Lee Gurel Lecture on Education, “From Dartboards to Dashboards: The Imperative of Using Data to Improve Student Achievement.” The lecture will take place at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in Tilton...
Kristina Wilson, associate professor of art history in the Visual & Performing Arts Department will deliver the annual Eldredge Prize lecture, at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, 8th and G Streets NW, in Washington, D.C. * Update: To watch a video of...
Clark University is among the top 100 private institutions named as the nation’s Best Values in Private Colleges for 2011-2012 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, a ranking of the schools that “combine outstanding education with economic value.” Clark stands at No. 28 on the “Best Values” list, which Kiplinger’s...
Kate Walker, research associate at the University of Minnesota Extension Center for Youth Development, and Laurie Ross, associate director of International Development, Community, and Environment department at Clark, pause before Walker's talk at the Logan Symposium, Oct. 21, at the Boys & Girls Club in Worcester...
Jean-Paul Senninger, ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the United States, with Philix Liu '11, Fei Lu '11, Andrew Newton '11, Samuel Shepler '11 and Richard Segal '12. The nation of Luxembourg is small — about the size of Rhode Island — but its economy has remained robust, even while some of its European...
Clark University will host the 9th Annual Millennium Leadership Conference, “Becoming Tomorrow’s Leaders,” from Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6, in the Higgins University Center. The conference features workshops and social events designed to strengthen the networking and leadership skills of college students who...
Bre Lembitz '12 Each night, Breanna “Bre” Lembitz ’12 sleeps on a mat in New York’s Zuccotti Park, covered only by a tarp. She can’t imagine sleeping anywhere else. The political science and economics major has assumed a central role in the Occupy Wall Street movement, working 16- to 20-hour days to ensure that each...
Professor Yuko Aoyama of Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography has received an award from the National Science Foundation for her research, The Global Shift in R&D Alliances: MNEs & the Quest for the BOP markets. The award comprises $269,999 over three years.
The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University is sponsoring an interdisciplinary conference, “Beyond the Armenian Genocide: The Question of Restitution and Reparation in Comparative Review,” opening at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, with a public keynote address in Tilton Hall, Higgins...
IDCE Assistant Professor Jennie Stephens is involved in several Smart Grid initiatives. Jennie Stephens, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy in the Department of International Development, Community and Environment, was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (Science, Technology and Society...
Using GIS skills, geography major Nicholas Rossi '12 created medal-winning maps for the Redistricting Olympics, a contest sponsored by Common Cause Massachusetts. Clark University senior Nicholas Rossi, of North Smithfield, RI, won a gold medal in   the Redistricting Olympics, a contest sponsored by Common Cause...
Jessie Gruman bills herself as a “double insider” when it comes to health care. As founder and president of the Washington-based Center for Advancing Health, she is intensely involved with researching and advocating for policies for the delivery of effective medical treatment. And as someone who has endured four...
Prof. John Coleman '82 Professor John Coleman, a Clark University alumnus and leading expert on political parties, elections and campaign finance in the U.S., will deliver the Fall 2011 Harrington Public Affairs Lecture, “A Primer on the Primaries: Polarized Politics and Presidential Nominations,” at 7 p.m, Monday,...
Back row, from left: Zohar Zimmerman, President David Angel, CEV Director Micki Davis, and Benjamin Walter. In front, from left: Alejandro Baez, Rebecca Liebman, and Cheyenne Wyzzard-Jones. Not pictured: Ashley Cooper. Clark University welcomed six Making a Difference (MAD) Scholars at the start of the Fall semester...
President David Angel, center, meets with Lund Award recipients Andre Kenstowicz (left), fifth-year master’s degree student, and Greg Doerschler, Clark Senior Analyst and student Outing Club adviser. Clark University President David Angel presented the 2011 John W. Lund Community Achievement Award to Greg Doerschler,...
Chouchou Namegabe Chouchou Namegabe stood before a spellbound audience in the Kneller Athletic Center on Saturday and talked about the rape of her country. “Women’s bodies are being used as a battlefield,” Namegabe said. “Each single case is a tragedy.” The journalist and activist described how systematic sexual...
Clark University’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) has been included on a list of Top 100 MBA programs worldwide, compiled by The Aspen Institute for its biennial Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey. GSOM was selected for demonstrating significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into...
Liza Grandia, Assistant Professor at Clark University’s International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Department, has been granted a Fulbright Canada award to conduct research at McGill University. Grandia will focus on Dow Chemical’s NAFTA challenge of Canada’s ban of the herbicide 2,4-D, due to its...
Clark University Provost Davis Baird has announced the appointment of the next holders of four endowed chairs. Arshad Kudrolli has been appointed to a three-year term as the new Jan and Larry Landry University Professor. Established in 1997, the Landry University Professorship is made possible by a generous gift from...
Robert Goddard and his autobiography, which traveled to the moon with astronaut Buzz Aldrin, shown above during the 1969 moon landing (NASA photo) Artifacts often travel great distances to reach their final destinations in university collections. But 238,857 miles? (Or 477,714 miles roundtrip.)
Fitchburg Mayor Lisa A. Wong (黃素芬), Massachusetts’ first female mayor of Chinese heritage and so far the United States' second youngest Chinese-heritage mayor, will speak at Clark University about education and Chinese heritage issues, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Grace Conference Room, Higgins University...
More than 1,000 people from around the globe will travel to Clark University on September 24th to participate in an international summit on Informed Activism: Scarce Resources, Armed Conflict and Congo.  Convened by the University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in partnership with Los Angeles...

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