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The Clark University Graduate School of Management announces a ‘greener’ selection of  business courses for the academic calendar for 2011-2012, emphasizing Clark’s continued leadership in focusing on environmental , social change and sustainability issues in today’s business industry . Recently voted one of the top “...
Clark University's Anti-Violence Education (CAVE) program recently was named by the U.S. Department of Education as a “case study” for violence prevention programming. Clark is one of only seven universities to be singled out as a national model in the violence prevention category. Clark University has long been...
Prof. Denise Hines and Canadian Senator Anne Cools at the Roundtable on Family Dynamics, in May 2011, at Parliament in Ottawa, Canada. Denise A. Hines, Clark University Research Assistant Professor of Psychology, was one of twelve experts called upon to participate in the Roundtable of Family Dynamics of the Senate of...
Agnes Beckmann is pictured with one of the teachers and a group of 1st grade girls in Nepal Agnes E. Beckmann '12 received a Steinbrecher Fellowship from Clark University and has spent the beginning of her summer vacation volunteering at a day care and school in Kathmandu at a non-profit organization, Orchid Garden...
Clark University graduate students Michael J. Geheran and Joanna Sliwa, and recent graduate Serena T. Pham, are spending the 2011-12 academic year studying abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The three scholars were selected on the basis of academic or professional achievements, as well as for their...
From left: Tirrell-Wysocki poses with President Angel the day Clark Eco-Reps planted 350 daffodils around campus buildings in honor of Earth Day. Photo by Champo Mapulanga. Hannah J. Tirrell-Wysocki, of Canterbury, N.H., was the first student to be recognized at Clark University for Leadership in Sustainability.
The memorial to Clark's Dean of Women, Hazel Hughes, outside JC001 (the former women's gym) An old adage insists that “everyone has a story,” and never was that truer than at the May 21 gathering of Clark’s early women athletes in Room 001 of Jonas Clark Hall — the former Women’s Gym. Their stories flowed freely,...
Ron Shaich '76 spoke about his Clark and business experiences, at the alumni dinner on May 20. "It all started at Clark." With those five words, Ron Shaich '76, the founder and longtime CEO of Panera Bread, launched a rousing multi-media presentation at Reunion Weekend, tracing the path that has led to his newest...
Deborah M. Merrill, associate professor of sociology, recently published "When Your Children Marry: How Marriage Changes Relationships with Adult Children."
One of five "good government" maps of proposed 2012 Massachusetts Congressional Districts, prepared by Clark University students taking a special spring course, "Congressional Districting: The Geography of Politics." The Special Joint Committee on Redistricting at the State House in Boston, now grappling with the task...
The International Center of Worcester (ICW) will host former Ambassador to Qatar and Lebanon, Mark Hambley, to speak on the topic “Reflections on the ‘Arab Spring’ as it Moves into the Long, Hot Summer,” at the ICW Annual Meeting, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Tilton Hall in the Higgins University Center at Clark...
Former President John Bassett and his wife, Kay, with the portrait that now hangs in the Bassett Admissions Center, along with artist Charlotte Wharton '80 and President David Angel Prospective Clark University students have streamed through the John and Kay Bassett Admissions Center since it opened in late 2010, and...
University Police Sgt. Michael Palermo is one of two officers comprising the University Bike Patrol. Two Clark police officers have begun patrolling the campus differently and sustainably—on new mountain bikes—thanks to an idea proposed by recent graduate Daniel Snyder, and funded by a University contest.
Clark University celebrated its 107th Commencement—the first under the stewardship of Clark’s ninth President, David P. Angel—on Sunday, May 22. Degrees were granted to 1,045 Clark graduates:  524 baccalaureate, 486 masters, and 35 doctoral. Alan Khazei, the founder and chief executive officer of Be the Change Inc. and...
The doctorate program at the Clark University Graduate School of Geography is one of the top-ranked in the nation by the National Research Council (NRC). In April, the NRC released an update to its Data-Based Assessment on Research Doctorate Programs in the United States, a complex and long-anticipated assessment first...
The Corporation for National and Community Service has named Clark University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youths.  Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for...
Eleven Clark University undergraduate students were recently named Steinbrecher Fellows; all will undertake projects this summer and during the 2011-2012 academic year. The Steinbrecher Fellowship Program was established in 2006 to encourage and support Clark undergraduates’ pursuit of original ideas, creative research...
Students and dignitaries help to plant the "Traina Tree" in University Park. The Worcester Tree Initiative is planting thousands of trees across the city to reclaim the urban forest decimated by the Asian long-horned beetle and the 2008 ice storm, but one white oak taking root in Main South holds special significance...
Professor and Chair of the English Department Virginia Mason Vaughan, at the conference with Heather MacKenzie '12. MacKenzie received a prize for best student presentation. Undergraduates from eleven colleges and universities across New England represented Shakespeare through scholarship and performance as they...
The Clark University community will throw a belated Earth Day party beginning at noon, Sunday, May 1, with “Go Green on the Green,” a sustainability festival featuring music, games and several memorable and educational visual displays all meant to help  Sustainable Clark celebrate existing programs and to grow an even...
Alan Khazei was named one of America’s 25 Best Leaders, by U.S. News & World Report. (Photo: Martha Stewart) Clark University will hold its 106th Commencement on Sunday, May 22, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. The procession, from the Kneller Athletic Center to the Campus Green, begins at 1:15 p.m., and...
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2011 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Kristina Wilson, Clark University associate professor of art history, for her book “The Modern Eye: Stieglitz, MoMA and the Art of Exhibition, 1925-1934” (Yale University Press, 2009). It...
The Princeton Review has recognized Clark University as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, including Clark in the just-released, second annual edition of the “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition." Clark University joins the ranks of...
Who doesn’t enjoy a fairy tale ending? Beautiful princess, handsome prince, a white horse, and a lifetime spent in a castle surrounded by a moat ... or at least a picket fence. Ah, but that’s the stuff of Disney. Reality is a far messier proposition, where people forge lives that follow no script, and women not only...
Last month, the White House launched the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith cooperation and community service programming on campus. President Obama called the initiative an important way to build...

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