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Clark Professor Laurie Ross has been awarded the The Katharine F. Erskine Award by the YWCA. This award recognizes women who have demonstrated leadership and reached exemplary levels of achievement in their professions and communities. Professor Ross is the recipient of the Erskine Award for Education.
With funds from the Compton Foundation, Clark's International Development, Community and Environment department continues to support Environment and Sustainable Development (ESD) Fellowships for master’s level graduate students whose studies focus on cross-cutting themes and issues related to the environment and...
Clark is featured in the “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 286 Green Colleges,” a new, comprehensive guidebook that recognizes the impressive environmental and sustainability programs at universities and colleges across the country. The Princeton Review, in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC),...
Clark's Academic Commons at Goddard Library has received an award in the “Building Additions Category” from the the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). The Academic Commons at Goddard Library was designed by Steven M. Foote, of Perry Dean Rogers Partners Architects, Boston, and built by Consigli...
Clark will hold its 105th Commencement on Sunday, May 23, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. The procession, from the Kneller Athletic Center to the Campus Green, begins at 1:15 p.m., and ceremonies start at 1:30 p.m. Richard F. Celeste, president of Colorado College, will deliver the Commencement address. For...
Scholar, GIS software innovator honored at annual AAG meeting -- Clark University professor of geography J. Ronald Eastman, developer of the IDRISI GIS and Image Processing software, was presented with the Distinguished Career Award from the Association of American Geographers Geographic Information Science and Systems...
Last summer, Clark University senior Mikal Brotnov used the funding he received from the Steinbrecher Fellowship Program to travel to Seattle, Washington and Kamiah, Idaho, to research the Nez Perce Nation and to photographically document the rituals of the Nimiipuu (as the Nez Perce call themselves).
Clark University's Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) program recently announced the winners of this year’s U-Reka: The Big Idea Contest. The winning student-sponsored ideas: a campus thrift store, improved garden facilities, and a new radio program, were chosen in an online student vote as having the greatest...
Clark University among 25 institutions worldwide linked to 52,000 Holocaust testimonies Clark University, through its Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, is among 25 institutions worldwide with access to the University of Southern California’s Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive, founded...
Twelve Clark University undergraduate and graduate students, and one Clark alumnus, returned from another successful International Field Experience with staff from Seven Hills Global Outreach over Spring Break 2010.   The group spent 10 days in São Paulo, Brazil, exploring the concept of Social Entrepreneurship through...
The Clark University Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will host a ground-breaking workshop on the Armenian Genocide, on Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10. An open discussion by key participants, titled “The Armenian Genocide: 95 Years Later - Academic and Personal Reflections,” will be held at 8 p.m...
The International Students Association (ISA), a student initiative at Clark University, will showcase a rich variety of cultural entertainment, fashion, and cuisine during the annual International Gala, beginning at 7 p.m., Friday, April 9, in the Kneller Athletic Center. * Don't miss this year's "... a world gone gala...
From left: Charles Weiss, Red Cross of Central Massachusetts chairman; Marc Benoit; Nicholas Foresti; Jason Smith; Nicholas Gregory-Bernstein; Lisa Piehler, Red Cross of Central Mass CEO; and Alexander Andersen.
John Granville (IDSC '04) on a Fulbright Fellowship in Cameroon in 2003. A new school for young women was dedicated recently in southeastern Sudan and it bears the name of two individuals, one a Clark University alumnus, who were shot and killed by Sudanese gunmen in Khartoum in 2008.
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...
Historian Marilyn Young will deliver this year’s Bland-Lee lectures, “Necessary Wars of Choice:  Counterinsurgency and the American Way of War” and “Korea:  Turning up the Heat on the Cold War,” respectively at Clark University on Wednesday, March 17, and Thursday, March 18, at 4 p.m. in the Grace Conference Room of the...
Clark University Assistant Professor of Environmental Science & Policy Jennie Stephens traveled to Washington, D.C., joining a delegation of prominent scientists and economists who met personally with members of Congress to deliver a call for strong climate action legislation. Stephens met with Sen. Scott Brown (R-...
Thirty Clark University students didn’t head home to recharge their batteries or spend time relaxing in the sun this week, during Spring Break 2010. These students and faculty are spending time in Brazil, Haiti, Nicaragua and South Dakota, building houses and helping humanitarian aid organizations. Regardless of what...
From March 24 through March 27, Clark University will join with other Worcester institutions in honoring poet and activist Charles Olson, who  was born in the city on Dec. 27, 1910, and was an English instructor at the University for two years. The Worcester County Poetry Association is planning the centennial...
The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark University has been selected to receive the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2010 SBDC Service for Excellence and Innovation Award.  In announcing the award, SBA District Director Bob Nelson, noted: “This is a well-deserved and distinct honor that reflects...
"Think your marriage is rock solid? Meet the man who says every couple needs an annual marital checkup to fix what you might not even know is broken!" That’s how the Rachael Ray daytime talk show introduced guest expert and Clark University associate professor James Córdova for the March 9 segment featuring Córdova’s...
Peapod Squad DVD (Kaylie Curran "Peapod Queen") The Clark University Peapod Squad took first place at the 2010 College Beanpot Improv Tournament, held Feb. 24-27 at ImprovBoston. Peapod competed against eight other area college improv teams to win first place, the third Beanpot title for the squad.
From left: Hattie Krakow, Calvin Choi, Nick Haslam, Kristen Bokhan, Sylvie Lepeltier, Lindsay Gemmell and Brendan Labbe. The Clark University Intercollegiate Mock Trial Teams performed well at the New England Regional Tournament that was held on the Clark campus Feb. 19-21, earning a trip to the sub-national...
The Cougars celebrate their NEWMAC tournament win Feb. 28. Fresh off of the fourth NEWMAC Tournament Championship in school history, upstart Clark University will face Albright University out of the Commonwealth Conference in the first round of the 2010 NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship.  The game is...
University named to President’s Honor Roll for Civic Engagement WORCESTER, MA—The Corporation for National and Community Service named Clark University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youths. 

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