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Changing the world, one student at a time - Clark University
The year was 1967 and Richard Ford was doing what he loved best: studying the vibrant cultures, social rhythms and political nuances of Africa. As visiting professor at the University of Natal, he'd traveled to South Africa with his wife Nancy to continue his research when he received an unexpected letter in the mail....
Photo of Diana Levine with text of the title "Shooting Stars"
Imagine you're a recent college graduate living in one of the greatest cities in the world. Your job is to take fabulous photos of big-time celebrities while you travel to exciting places, honing skills that are lighting the career path you chose when you were still in school. It might seem like a sweet fantasy, but...
Finding Mr. Wu  - Clark University
The story begins with a man and a baby, his daughter. There are tears. In a Taiwan hospital, Zhen-yi Wu weeps not for his infant girl, who was born prematurely, yet who is healthy and beautiful. He cries for his wife, who had experienced complications during childbirth, requiring blood transfusions and other dramatic...
On March 30 and 31, the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) will celebrate its first ten years as a formal department, inviting the Clark community to a keynote address and symposium. IDCE students are immersed in studies of grass roots initiatives, social movements, government...
Clark University will present “Popular Protests, New Media, & Change in the Middle East” a panel on the events unfolding in the Middle East, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor, Higgins University Center, 950 Main Street. The six featured panelists include: Taner Akcam, Kaloosdian/...
Clark 2010 graduate Adrienne Adeyemi, left, and senior Stephanie Richardson, with Richardson’s winning photographic art work. Clark University senior Stephanie M. Richardson may place a new title on her photographic triptych “Image 4 and Image 62,” perhaps naming it “Image 1” after winning the top honor as best in...
John Aylward, assistant professor of music composition and theory at Clark University, is one of 15 composers selected for an award by The American Academy of Arts and Letters.  His award will be presented at the Academy's annual Ceremonial in May.   Aylward, a professor, composer, and pianist, will receive one of only...
Clark's Model U.N. team, representing France, garnered two "Outstanding Delegate" awards and claimed several honorable mentions. Twenty-eight students represented Clark University’s Model U.N. team at the Harvard National Model United Nations Conference (HNMUN) in Boston, Feb. 17 to 20, competing vigorously in...
Clark Labs at Clark University is supporting the conservation efforts of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) with its Land Change Modeler software. WWF is the world’s leading conservation organization, with projects and staff in over 100 countries. The Land Change Modeler software includes utilities to analyze and...
Clark University student Eric J. Fuchs-Stengel is among 50 semifinalists in the Students in Service Awards sponsored by Washington Campus Compact and Inspireum. The awards recognize outstanding college students whose volunteer service positively impacts society and inspires others to serve.
The GSOM-CAIA partnership was announced at Clark on Feb. 18. Pictured, from left, are: Clark Provost Davis Baird, GSOM Interim Dean Joseph Sarkis, CAIA Association Program Director Hossein Kazemi, GSOM visiting Professor of Finance Sondra Vitols, and GSOM Associate Professor Richard Spurgin. Clark University Graduate...
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy Jennie Stephens with her daughters. What does Clark University Assistant Professor Jennie Stephens have in common with Oscar-nominated actress Natalie Portman? Stephens, along with five other “scientist mothers,” has joined the actress in urging the...
Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile talks about “The Shifting American Political Landscape,” at Clark on Feb. 10. Donna Brazile looked out over the audience in Razzo Hall last Thursday and, after offering her opinion of the frigid weather (she’s not a fan), she established an immediate connection with...
Clark Ph.D. student researcher Luke Trusel in Antarctica. Unfazed by the East Coast’s record snowfall, Clark University Ph.D. student Luke D. Trusel recently returned from a six-week research expedition based out of a large ice core drilling site on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS Divide) from where he traveled to...
Clark University has been awarded the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching’s 2010 Community Engagement Classification. The University is one of 115 schools to most recently earn this designation, which acknowledges Clark’s “significant commitment to and demonstration of community engagement, improved...
Prof. SunHee Kim Gertz Clark University English Professor SunHee Kim Gertz used a different approach last fall when she taught her Introduction to Graduate Studies seminar, adding a requirement that paved the way for her students to achieve on a level usually reserved for Ph.D. candidates. Professor Gertz added to her...
Clark University School of Geography professors Yuko Aoyama, James T. Murphy and Susan Hanson have authored a new textbook, “Key Concepts in Economic Geography,” published by Sage Publications. Written by internationally recognized geographers, the book is recommended as an essential addition to any geography student’s...
Students receive their master’s degrees in November at Astrakhan State University in Russia. Commencement officials included, front row, l-r: Dan Nicholes, acting director of COPACE graduate programs (Clark), Alexander P. Lunyov, chancellor (ASU), Paula David, vice president of Marketing and Communications (Clark),...
Heather Mooney '11 Clark University senior Heather A. Mooney, of Waltham, will gain experience in the art of advocacy as a delegate to the annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women meetings to be held from Feb. 22 to March 4 at the U.N. headquarters in New York City. She is one of only 23 women students...
IDCE Director William Fisher is interviewed as a panelist at the Global Health Council’s aids2031 book launch on Jan. 13, at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Experts in the long battle against HIV/AIDS gathered in Tilton Hall on Jan. 19 to offer hope that the world now stands at the midpoint of the disease’s global...
Clark University ranks No. 18 on the Peace Corps 2011 rankings of colleges and universities in the small size category. There are currently seventeen (17) undergraduate alumni serving as Peace Corps volunteers. This is the second time that Clark University has made the national rankings; the first time was in 2007.
Harrington Public Affairs Fellows Matt Diamond ’12, Amelia Najjar ’12 and Sonya Grabowski in Washington, D.C. Undergraduate political science majors Sonya Grabowski ’11, Matt Diamond ’12, and Amelia Najjar ’12 were awarded Harrington Public Affairs Fellowships to attend special academic seminars in Washington, D.C....
Clark University will present “The Shifting American Political Landscape,” a lecture by veteran Democratic political strategist Donna Brazile, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, at Razzo Hall, at the Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing Street.
Clark President David Angel (standing, third from right) joins TOPICS students and sponsors, including All Points Limousine, outside the University’s main gate on Main Street, Jan. 19. (Photo: Champo Mapulanga '13) The Clark University student anti-violence organization TOPICS (Training, Outreach, Prevention,...
Clark's 2010-2011 recruitment poster features an upside-down Zachary Meager '12. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named Clark University a winner in five marketing and communications categories in the 2011 CASE District I Communications Awards. Competing against colleges and...

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