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IT HAS BEEN 68 YEARS since the sneakered feet of a Clark woman first raced across the hardwood floor that now lies beneath the blue carpet in Room 001 of Jonas Clark Hall. Two poles are visible holding up the ceiling in this portion of the former Women’s Gym, a stark contrast to the grove of pillars that once made...
Historian, author and Clark University Professor Emeritus George Athan Billias, of Worcester, will receive the James P. Hanlan Book Award from the New England Historical Association during the NEHA fall conference at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, on Oct. 16.
Clark University President David P. Angel recently announced the appointment of Professor Douglas Little as the first holder of the new Robert H. and Virginia N. Scotland Endowed Chair in History and International Relations at Clark University and the appointment of Professor of Political Science Sharon Krefetz as the...
A gathering at Clark University on October 24 Recognizes the Key Role of Central Massachusetts in Addressing Climate Change The Massachusetts Climate Action Network, along with the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise and the George Perkins Marsh Institute of Clark University, announce that the Ninth Annual...
A new international study in the journal Nature reveals that global water evaporation from land and plants has been weakening over the last decade, as the soil dries up in many southern regions.  The study suggests that limitation in moisture supply in the Southern Hemisphere has contributed to falling rates of...
A photo accompanying a Clark Diaries post by Sarah Surprenant '13 titled, "BEING SICK ON CAMPUS: what to do when you find yourself under the weather."
United Way of Central Massachusetts, in partnership with Clark University, the Worcester Educational Collaborative, Main South Community Development Corporation, Worcester Public Schools and the Office of City of Worcester Mayor Joseph O’Brien, is the recipient of a Promise Neighborhoods Planning Grant recently awarded...
Clark University’s long-running Difficult Dialogues initiative presents a fall symposium titled  “Slowing in a Wired World” that offers opportunities to slow down, examine, and perhaps try going “unplugged” in a culture of information overload, constant connectivity and work and personal pressures.
President David P. Angel acknowledges the audience at his inauguration. Under sunny skies, David P. Angel was sworn in as Clark University’s ninth president today, Sept. 24 The ceremony drew hundreds of alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends under a tent set up on the campus green, as well as students who sat...
Sociology Prof. Robert J. S. Ross and graduate student Laura Faulkner ’10 The recession has taken its toll on many American households as jobs disappear and families reel under harsh financial circumstances.
A pre-Inaugural dinner was held (Sept. 23) in the beautifully "dressed up" Dolan Field House at Clark.
Cynthia Abramson Nikitin ’81 speaks at the first of the Inaugural Symposium series, "Sustainability in the 21st Century." Cynthia Abramson Nikitin ’81 held up the package that had contained the Philadelphia Cream Cheese she’d spread on her bagel that morning. The label, she noted, said the cream cheese had been made...
Desserts are enjoyed at the Passport Dinner's Austria buffet in the Higgins University Center.
Clark and Worcester will close a short section of Downing Street to create a pedestrian plaza. Clark President David Angel and Worcester City Manager Michael O’Brien announced Monday (Sept. 20) that the University and the city will pursue the closing of a short section of Downing Street, from Florence Street to...
Being a HERO at Clark University doesn’t require having superpowers or wearing a cape, but it helps to have a sharp mind for scientific research and a keen interest in the environment. A good raincoat and sturdy boots also may come in handy. For more than a decade, the Human-Environment Regional Observatory  (HERO)...
Paul S. Ropp, research professor of history at Clark University, recently published “China in World History” (Oxford University Press 2010). The book is a compact history of Chinese political, economic, and cultural life, ranging from the origins of civilization in China to the beginning of the 21st century. “China...
Clark University will celebrate the formal installation of David P. Angel as its ninth president during a public Presidential Inauguration ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, on the campus green. “Clark University is a special place where faculty members engage in cutting-edge scholarship and meaningful...
Ali Fedotowsky '06 and Roberto Martinez, center, pose with fans. Clark University alumna Ali Fedotowsky visited campus on Sept. 7, invited by students to talk about her experiences as the recent star of the ABC-TV “The Bachelorette” reality show. She also introduced her fiancé Roberto Martinez to a crowd of about 200...
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded a grant of $451,000 to Clark Labs in support of their current work with Google.org in the development of on-line tools for REDD projects. REDD, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, is a climate change mitigation strategy that offers developing...
Physics Prof. Charles Agosta shows Jeffrey Simon, MA Recovery & Reinvestment Office director, Machflow technology under development.
Clark University President David P. Angel announces the appointment of Davis W. Baird as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
The fact that Clark is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education is no secret; Clark’s quality speaks for itself. Still, it can be interesting each year to check out further recognition of the University’s strengths in some of the world’s premier college guides and rankings publications. Here is...
Professor of Psychology Jeffrey Jensen Arnett has struck a national chord with his studies on “emerging adulthood,” a term he’s coined to describe the phenomenon of young men and women delaying their commitment to careers and relationships.
Prof. Colin Polsky introduces a workshop on how to effectively communicate scientific research, held July 21-22 at Clark. The public’s increasing lack of understanding and growing distrust of science has become apparent to many, from members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences to the casual talk-radio...

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