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Melishia Santiago records data in a lab at Clark University.
Clark University doctoral candidate Melishia Santiago grew up with palm trees and warm weather near sunny Atlantic beaches in Florida and Puerto Rico before coming north to Massachusetts for college. Now, she spends her time thinking about ice, specifically how climate change impacts sea-ice extent in the western Arctic...
Despoina Lioliou poses in a classroom at Clark University in Worcester
After spending a few years in Greece’s public school system, Despoina Lioliou ’17 of Veroia, Greece, realized students were taught to learn through rote memorization, not thoughtful or creative questioning. She enrolled at Clark University, and discovered her purpose: change how Greek children learn. “In my sophomore...
Ashley York on campus at Clark University
Glaciers can seem fairly straightforward: they’re large, move slowly and when global temperatures rise, they melt. However, Ashley York, a geography doctoral candidate at Clark University, is discovering the icy behemoths’ relationship to climate change is more nuanced and complex. She’s mapping terminus, or frontal,...
R Baldwin, a student at Clark University
Upon arriving on campus, R Baldwin ’19 fell in love with the atmosphere at Clark University: the freedom to pursue an academic interest alongside students and faculty who push you to be your best. “Clark is really good about giving students flexibility in their education, which I think is extremely valuable,” Baldwin...
Lindsay Allen, a doctoral candidate in history at Clark University, sits in the Goddard Library.
During the mid-19th century, American women flocked to new department stores for the service, amenities and wide selection of merchandise. How that consumerism continued to develop during the early 20th century fascinates Lindsay Allen, a doctoral candidate in history at Clark University. Allen’s dissertation focuses on...
Seven Clark University alumni currently in law school or practicing law returned to campus to share their experiences and perspectives with students eyeing a similar post-Clark path.
Seven Clark University alumni currently in law school or practicing law returned to campus on Feb. 15 to share their experiences and perspectives with students eyeing a similar post-Clark path. The event was part of the University’s ClarkCONNECT initiative.
Valerie Ivancic holds up a device in a chemistry lab
Most people don’t lump together Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes, but the two degenerative diseases share a common trait at the molecular level: the presence of misfolded proteins that aggregate and form amyloids. Because Alzheimer’s and Type 2 diabetes, when added together, affect almost 30 million Americans,...
Jonas Clark Hall in the snow
Clark University is one of the nation's best colleges for students seeking a high quality education with great career preparation and at an affordable price, according to The Princeton Review’s just-released book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.” Learn more...
Clark University website home page
Clark's website redesign has won the Gold Award in the 2017 Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District I Excellence Awards. The Clark University Website Redesign and Relaunch took top honors in the category of institutional websites. Judges praised the redesign, including its “compelling videos...
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Clark University this week has reiterated and broadened its message of support and welcome for members of its community left vulnerable by a recent executive order that forbids entry into the United States for people from seven predominantly Muslim countries. Resources available to all Clark students are listed below.
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Critically acclaimed saxophonist, bandleader, and composer Ravi Coltrane is the featured artist for the 2017 Geller Jazz Concert and recipient of the 2017 Selma B. Geller Foundations of Jazz award. The concert will take place Wednesday, March 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts. Tickets, which are...
Professor John Aylward - Clark University
Clark University Associate Professor of Music John Aylward was awarded a 2017 commission by the Fromm Music Foundation. One of 12 composers chosen by the Harvard-based foundation, Aylward’s commission offers him the chance to compose a new work and a subsidy to have his collaborating musicians bring that music to life.
Aoyama Yuko - Clark University Faculty
Clark University Geography Professor Yuko Aoyama’s new book, “The Rise of the Hybrid Domain: Collaborative Governance for Social Innovation,” explores a new model of social innovation through which corporations, states, and civil society organizations develop common social agendas despite differences in their primary...
Cover for the Higgins School of Humanities' spring series 'What's so funny?'
This spring, Clark University's Higgins School for Humanities presents “What’s so funny?” a series of public lectures, community conversations and exhibits on humor. “Our symposium asks how humor creates and fragments communities. What larger cultural, social, and political role does humor play? In short, what can we...
Krissy Truesdale, founder of Solar For Our Superheroes stands outside at Clark University in Worcester
Clark University sophomore Krissy Truesdale lives each day to make the world a cleaner, greener and friendlier place. Solar for Our Superheroes (S4OS), the nonprofit she formed as a 16-year-old, is how she hopes to accomplish that. Truesdale, a Traina Scholar who’s planning to major in global environmental studies,...
Clark professor Ousmane Power-Greene, Robert Ross and Jude Fernando at an MLK Day panel presentation event.
About 600 people attended the Jan. 20 MLK Racial Justice Teach-In at Clark University to honor and celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and to rally for an America that embodies his vision of justice for all members of society. The day-long event was organized by a planning committee comprising faculty...
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Pragmatism, not politics, prompted Cory Bisbee ’19, Clark’s undergraduate student president, to pen an open letter to President Donald Trump urging him to uphold and continue Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), H-1B visas and general visas for international students. He circulated the letter among fellow...
Jacqueline Schnieber
Sometimes, one question can make all the difference — as it did for Clark University English master’s degree candidate Jacqueline Schnieber. During an independent study with Professor James Elliott about the works of Ernest Hemingway, specifically the Nick Adams short stories, Elliott asked her a question: Why choose to...
Clark University Professor Paul Posner
Clark University faculty, students and staff are invited to an open house hosted by the new Center for Race, Gender and Area Studies (CGRAS) on Wednesday, January 25, from 4-5:30 p.m. The center is located in Suite 1 on the first floor of Dana Commons. Light refreshments will be served.
Clark University graduate student Sebastian Winslow holds a book titled "Understanding Comics"
Think comic books are just for fun? Clark University English master’s degree candidate Sebastian Winslow would like you to think again. Winslow — a graduate exchange student from Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, where he is also a master’s candidate in American studies — is researching how comics and...
"The Dutch Moment" book cover
In his new book, “The Dutch Moment: War, Trade, and Settlement in the Seventeenth-Century Atlantic World,” History Professor Willem Klooster delves into the ways “the Dutch built and eventually lost an Atlantic empire that stretched from the homeland in the United Provinces to the Hudson River and from Brazil and the...
Sculptures and artwork in a gallery are part of the "Home" exhibit at Clark University.
Clark University will host a spring art exhibition, “Home: Self, Spirit, Space,” featuring the work of graduate students and renowned artists from throughout New England. “The artists in this exhibition offer various perspectives on this universal longing for 'home' — the quest for a sense of safety, peace, acceptance,...
Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu
Clark University English master’s degree candidate Ama Bemma Adwetewa-Badu considers herself to be a part of what she studies, her work resonating with her personal experience. Adwetewa-Badu, a Worcester resident, researches avant-garde, experimental Black diasporic poets specific to West Africa, America and the...
Clark University alumnus John S. Winkleman speaks at Mount Sinai Hospital in front of a display of his artwork
Walking down Lexington Avenue in New York recently, John S. Winkleman ‘77 noticed a familiar piece of art hanging in a storefront window. Looking more closely, he recognized it as one of his sketches. The anniversary celebration of the Our Town newspaper included a display of artwork by John S. Winkleman '77.
Clark University alumna Goldie Michelson, M.A. '36, died on July 8, 2016, the oldest person in the United States (113).
Above all else, Goldie Michelson relished a good walk. She walked for health. She walked to think. She walked because she hated driving. One of her greatest joys, she once recalled, was the day she sold her car. Her devotion to forward momentum never ceased. Well into her 90s, she was walking a few miles a day in her...

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