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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. 
Steven Rothstein, president of the Perkins School for the Blind, one of the world’s leading institutions for educating the blind and deaf-blind, will present "Individuals with Disabilities: The Next Civil Rights Movement,” as part of Clark University’s Difficult Dialogues program at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 3, in...
Anna Moran ’10, Sarah Richard ’11, Prof. Srini Sitaraman, Katerina Antoniou ’10, Fei Lu ’11, and Abir Joshi ’11 at the Model U.N. conference. Twenty-four students on the Clark University Model United Nations participated and team delegates earned four awards in the highly competitive, international Harvard National...
Clark University’s Office of Intercultural Affairs will present Sapphire, poet and author of the 1996 novel “Push” (which may be better known by its film adaptation title "Precious"), as part of their Black History month celebration at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 22, in Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall on Downing Street,...
Clark University sophomore All-American diver Eileen Garcia (New York, N.Y.) is featured in the February 22 issue of Sports Illustrated. The issue, which hits newsstands on Thursday (Feb. 18) and has American speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno on the cover, has Garcia in the famed "Faces in the Crowd" section detailing her...
From left: Syndicated columnist Bob Franken, Llewellyn King, host and executive producer of White House Chronicle, and James Gomes, director of the Mosakowski Institute at Clark.
Photos provided by Alexa Navasero and Eiji Miura. Ten Clark University students and one Clark alumnus recently returned from Bo, Sierra Leone, with David Jordan, president of Seven Hills Foundation, and longtime adjunct professor at Clark University. Many of the students who participated in the trip had completed...
Clark University was recently named to CollegeSurfing.com’s list of 50 Social Media Innovators in Higher Education, earning a bronze medal in the “Web 2.0 College Olympics.” Clark landed 41st among the fifty schools that CollegeSurfing said “captivated us with their social media savvy.”
Joseph J. McGowan, president of Bellarmine University, passes the gavel to Clark President John Bassett. WORCESTER, MA—Clark University President John Bassett was installed as Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) at the organization’s annual...
WORCESTER, MA— Clark University’s Difficult Dialogues Initiative and The Public Conversations Project, a leading dialogue consulting organization based in Watertown, Mass., will host a conference, “Inviting Dialogue; Renewing the Deep Purposes of Higher Education,” on Thursday, February 11 and Friday, February 12. The...
Dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are everybody's concern, and the resulting pain and shame that often occurs when one is victimized can be prevented when somebody — a friend or even a stranger — decides to act. Bystander intervention has proved effective time and again in thwarting an assault. Yet studies...
Clark University students don’t have to travel to Iraq, Burundi, or Myanmar to help refugees with microfinance; a new course offered in the International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE) Department allows students to assist these populations here in Worcester, and to help secure funding that will launch...
John and Kay Bassett have been deeply involved in the economic and cultural organizations and initiatives of the Worcester community—together and individually—since occupying Harrington House on the Clark University campus a decade ago. Now, the Bassetts will be honored together as co-recipients of the Worcester...
Dignitaries experience ‘magic’ of Clark and city school partnership Gov. Deval Patrick and Clark President John Bassett listen as students talk about UPCS.

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