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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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...
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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...
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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/...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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),...
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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...

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