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From left: Geographers Anthony Bebbington, Susan Hanson, and Roger Kasperson The setting was as appropriate as a setting could be. The National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. was the site of a March 15 reception honoring five distinguished geographers with Clark ties who are members of the prestigious National...
With support of a $735,192 NASA grant, Clark geographer and research scientist Karen Frey will lead a major NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program project from aboard icebreakers in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Two of her Ph.D. students will also be aboard the ICESCAPE expedition.
The Clark University Ecological-Representatives (Eco-Reps) have invited the entire Clark community to join them for a planting of 350 daffodils in celebration of Earth Day. The student group members, in conjunction with the Sustainable Clark office, will help volunteers – including Clark President David Angel – plant...
In honor of the centennial of Elizabeth Bishop’s birth in Worcester, Clark University will host "A Mirror on Which to Dwell": Elliott Carter's Settings of Six Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor at the Higgins University Center. "An amazing night" -- Read a review, "...
David Lake ’78 conducts a special guest lecture with students of Professors Kristen Williams and Michael Butler, on April 8, in the Grace Conference Room. Lake presented the Harrington Lecture on April 7. (Photo by Sean Morrow '11) As countries in the Middle East and North Africa roil with political upheaval, the...
Representing a “new generation of psychologists,” the Clark University Undergraduate Psychology Committee (UPC) and members of Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society, will present the first biennial conference on “Developing Psychology in a Globalizing World,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in...
Census data from 2010 indicates that there are now 50.5 million Latinos in the United States — one sixth of the U.S. population. These figures represent more than a 46 percent increase in the Latino population since 2000 and reveal that Latinos are far and away the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Thus,...
Michael Addis, Professor of Psychology at Clark, addresses the attendees of the Men at Risk seminar last week at the Massachusetts State House. Men are supposed to be strong. Rather than seek medical assistance for their physical well-being, they are expected to "tough it out." Rather than seek professional help for...
Attending a press conference on Kilby Street in Worcester, March 23, are: (from left, front) City Manager Michael O’Brien, Congressman James McGovern, Clark University President David Angel; and (in back) James Keogh, Clark News and Editorial Director, Scott Zoback, District Press Secretary to Rep. McGovern, and...
A team of traders from Clark University’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) finished fourth in the 2011 CME Group Commodity Trading Challenge. Teams from 166 schools around the world, including two from GSOM, traded crude oil and gold futures contracts during a two-week, around-the-clock competition. The team, led by...
David A. Lake '78 is one of the leading experts on international relations theory and global conflict and cooperation. Esteemed political scientist David A. Lake will discuss the current and continually evolving and expanding political turmoil in Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia, Yemen, and other countries in the Middle...
Clark University recently became a member of the Scholars at Risk network, an international network of institutions and individuals working to promote academic freedom and to defend the human rights of scholars worldwide. A launch event, titled "Academic Freedom in the Middle East and Beyond: Supporting Scholars at Risk...
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration leader Jane Lubchenco, an internationally known marine ecologist and environmental scientist, will present "Growing a Sustainable Future: Reasons for Urgency and Hope," at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in Tilton Hall, second floor, Higgins University Center, 950 Main Street...
The Sustainable Business Network of Greater Boston (SBN), Worcester Local First (WLF) and Clark University announce the Worcester launch of SBN’s proven model program, the Sustainable Business Leader Program (SBLP), an environmental sustainability certification program for small to medium-sized, local and independent...
The Clark community sends heartfelt thoughts to all of the people who have been affected by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The loss of lives and livelihoods is devastating. “We are saddened by the events that have occurred in Japan,” said President David Angel. “We reach out to all our students, faculty, staff,...
Fourth- through eighth-grade students representing nearly 80 different towns and cities in Massachusetts will compete in the state final of the National Geographic Bee at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 1, in the Daniels Theater in Atwood Hall at Clark University. Registration is from 1 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. The final round will...
The 2011 Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar, “Men at Risk: The Physical, Mental, and Social Health of Men in Massachusetts,” will present a briefing to state lawmakers on the latest research on the hidden crisis of men’s relatively poor health, how that negatively impacts the Commonwealth and their families, and what...
Entrepreneur magazine has named the Graduate School of Management at Clark University one of 16 graduate schools of business that are top-notch institutions for MBA students to get an education in “Green Business” fields. For this project, Entrepreneur teamed up with The Princeton Review, the education services company...
Prof. Doug Little Faculty members and students came together in Tilton Hall on March 2 for a robust panel discussion offering analysis, opinions and historical perspectives of the recent political and social upheaval in the Middle East. The full panel discussion can be viewed here.
From Mass Moments: "On this day [March 16] in 1926, Clark University physics professor Robert Goddard launched the world's first liquid fuel rocket — and with it the space age. Standing in a snow-covered field in Auburn, Massachusetts, he watched as the rocket he had built rose 41 feet into the air, flew for two and a...
The International Center of Worcester (ICW) will  host a delegation of three young community leaders from Egypt, from March 24 to April 23. Their travel was delayed by the popular uprising in their country, but finally they are able to visit the United States. The delegation includes a human rights lawyer, the director...
Roman Vishniac: “Jewish Schoolchildren, Mukacevo, ca. 1935-38” (Mara Vishniac Kohn, courtesy International Center of Photography) Sometime in 2012, the International Center of Photography in New York will unveil an exhibit of photographs by Roman Vishniac, a world famous photographer whose prolific published works...
Richard P. Traina, president of the University from 1984 to 2000, passed away at home on March 8, 2011. President Traina was a highly regarded historian, educator, leader, and innovator of Clark's renowned University Park Partnership.
Seven Clark University students and 20 third- and fourth-graders at Woodland Academy in Main South published a bilingual paperback storybook this fall, “Aventuras (Adventures).”  Last semester, Clark students from visiting professor Luisa-María Rojas-Rimachi’s Spanish 127 class met weekly with teachers Danielle Ballon...
Medic of the Mind - Clark University
When you're a soldier serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, danger is a constant companion. Mortar fire and roadside bombs, landmines and sniper fire can inflict anything from a light wound to life-changing devastation. You may worry that you'll give in to the fear that nags at you, that you'll inadvertently let your buddies...

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