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Prof. Michael Addis In his new book, “Invisible Men; Men’s inner lives and the consequences of silence” (2011, Times Books), Clark University Professor of Psychology Michael E. Addis draws on several years of his award-winning scientific research, as well as his own personal and clinical experience to describe an...
A walrus "hauled out" in the northern Bering Sea. (Photo: Karen Frey) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued its annual Arctic Report Card today, and no time might seem more crucial than now as the world grapples with the natural, physical and socio-political aspects of climate change. NOAA...
Clark University’s student chapter of the anti-poverty organization, ONE, will be celebrating World AIDS Day with several events this week, including a World AIDS Day celebration they hope will attract hundreds of students and members of the campus community.
Did you know that humans aren't the only primates that will barter with one another to achieve some mutual benefit? (Capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees also recognize the value of a fair trade.) Or that various animal species, from insects to humans, spar over reproductive roles, with the “breeder” typically enjoying king...
Brad McNamara Clark University graduate student Brad McNamara won second place at the Princeton Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest in Boston on Nov. 17, presenting an “elevator pitch” about his new business model aimed at meeting the growing demand for environmentally friendly, locally grown produce. McNamara, who is...
Some of the tower structures created in Prof. Arshad Kudrolli's granular physics lab.
Clark University will make the submission of standardized test scores an optional part of the admissions process, beginning with the class enrolling in Fall 2013. Clark’s decision to institute a test-optional policy follows an extensive study by the Office of Admissions and the Clark faculty. “By taking a holistic view...
Sharon Bort ’14, Jenny Isler (Clark University Sustainability Coordinator), Heather Vaillette (Clark Dining Services general manager), and Anthony Oduro’12 attend the MassRecycle awards banquet Nov. 15.
Students gathered during a recent trip to the St. Mary & St. Scholastica Monastery in Petersham, MA. Pictured, from left: Katie Friedman ’12, Shannon O’Neil ’11, Mike Keveny ’13, Katie Minnix ’12, Shannon Choquette ’12, Josh Bruckner ’11, Cynthia Henshaw (East Quabbin Land Trust), Sal DeCarli ’12, Jeremy Gerber ’12...
 Clark University is singled out in the “Best Bets List” included in “The Financial Aid Handbook: Getting the Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford” (The Career Press, Inc. 2011), by Carol Stack and Ruth Vedvik. The authors—college admission officers with more than 70 years of experience between them—include...
Aimee Guidera delivers the Gurel Lecture on Education In a world awash with information, where everyone from retailers to online dating services gathers, studies and deploys targeted data to improve performance, it stands to reason that the United States’ education system would make similar strides to boost student...
Secretaries of State, leading activists also in final episode premiering Nov. 8 Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University’s Department of International Development, Community, and Environment and Women’s and Gender Studies, will appear in the finale of the acclaimed, five-part PBS series, “Women, War &...
Jonas Clark Hall circa 1903. The buildings at Clark University tell stories that are steeped in history, touched by drama and even contain a dash of surprise. Did you know, for instance, that the gothic buildings framing the campus green on three sides were at one time meant to be joined by a fourth building that...
Prof. Bob Ross (right) with Tom Hayden The year was 1961, and Tom Hayden had been in jail in the South for participating in civil rights protests when he put pen to paper. What began as a letter to his friends in Students for a Democratic Society blossomed into the blueprint for the Port Huron Statement, the manifesto...
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.

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