ClarkNow Articles & Blogs

February 25, 2016
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, founder, CEO and editor-in-chief of MuslimGirl.net, is kicking off Women’s History Month at Clark University. Al-Khatahtbeh, 23, who founded the website as a 17-year-old, plans to discuss how the site has been a forum for serious discussion about the intersection of Islam and Muslim women’s feminist...
February 24, 2016
Clark University junior Alicja Gancarz has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Phi Beta Kappa Association of Boston (PBK-Boston), a local affiliate of the nation's oldest and most distinguished collegiate honorary society, in recognition of her strong academic record and for her exemplary essay describing how she...
February 22, 2016
Clark University is number 23 on the Peace Corps' 2016 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities. Clark is ranked on the list of small colleges and universities, with 8 alumni currently volunteering worldwide. Since 1961, 255 Clark alumni have served in the Peace Corps; this is the second straight...
Produce at a supermarket
February 22, 2016
One in six Americans struggles with hunger. That's 49 million people. It's a disarming statistic, and it's also an unnecessary one, insists Doug Rauch, the former president of the Trader Joe's Company grocery chain.
Joel Simonson Clark University Student
February 19, 2016
Joel Simonson ’15, wasn’t sold on Clark right away. He liked it, but didn’t love it, when he first visited as a high school student. But as he saw the opportunities unfolding — the offer of a Traina Scholarship, the chance to do meaningful research in biology, a shot at playing on the varsity tennis team — Simonson grew...
Théodore Chassériau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
February 18, 2016
Witches cursed, ghosts haunted, guilty hands were stained with stubborn blood, and once again, as he has on countless stages for almost 400 years, the murderous Macbeth met the fate he deserved. It all took place in Shakespeare & Company’s 2016 touring production of “Macbeth” in Atwood Hall, Feb. 3-5. The performance...
Boston Harbor
February 16, 2016
  In old science fiction movies, invading aliens would warn the human race: "Resistance is futile." For coastal cities facing their own invading force — rising sea levels — resistance may indeed be futile, but resilience and creativity could be the keys not only to surviving, but thriving. That was the takeaway message of...
February 10, 2016
New Hampshire Public Radio recently interviewed Clark University Political Science Professor Valerie Sperling about her new book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia.” Sperling explores the ways in which“politicians and political activists in Russia use masculinity, femininity, and homophobia to...
February 8, 2016
Jennifer Abrams Jennifer R. Abrams ’91 graduated from Clark with a degree in art history and urban geography and has been on the move since. She’s worked for Calvin Klein, Armani, The Limited and Ann Taylor, and prior to her career in fashion worked at Christie’s, the Guggenheim Museum and the Phillips Collection....
From left, Khatchig Mouradian, Asya Darbinyan (doctoral student), Professor Taner Akcam, Carolyn Mugar, and Anna Aleksanyan and Emre Cam Dagioglu (doctoral students)
February 4, 2016
Student defends dissertation on Genocide and Humanitarian Assistance in Ottoman Syria (1915-1917) before Professors Taner Akҫam and Debórah Dwork, as well as Raymond Kévorkian, director of the Nubarian Library in Paris.
From left, Daniela Barbosa ’00, Professor Gino DiIorio ’83, Dan Zisson ’95, Professor Raymond Munro and Professor Steve DiRado at last week’s screening of “Home.”
February 2, 2016
Jefferson 320 hosted Clarkies from across the decades for the January 26 showing of the film “Home,” with executive producer Dan Zisson ’95 and producer Daniela Barbosa ’00 on hand to describe the process of bringing the story to the screen. “Home” details a young man’s struggle with mental illness and the personal...
The Princeton Review's "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck."
February 2, 2016
Clark University is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at any affordable price, as recognized in 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.” “Clark offers...
Brad McNamara displays a typical product of a Leafy Green Machine.
January 22, 2016
Clark University officially has its own farm. There are no animals, no barn, not even soil. And yet it will supply a steady harvest of crops regardless of the season.
January 15, 2016
The Worcester Art Museum's current exhibition, "Cyanotypes: Photography's Blue Period," is a bit of unfolding history. It's the first major museum exhibition in the United States exclusively devoted to the 150-year legacy of this long-overlooked technique that gives photographs a distinct blue tint, turning even mundane...
January 7, 2016
Rebecca Liebman is shining a light in what some consider to be a most confusing place — financial literacy for 20-somethings — and the world is taking notice. The 2015 Clark graduate co-founded LearnLux, a free website that teaches millennials personal finance skills, with her brother Michael two years ago. Just this week...
December 18, 2015
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has again included Clark University on its list of the country’s best values in private colleges for 2016. Kiplinger’s annual list ranks 100 private universities, 100 public schools and 100 liberal arts colleges. Clark appears at number 27; the full list is available online.
December 16, 2015
In kung fu and the classroom, Clark first-year student Cheyenne Lachapelle, of Worcester, is just beginning to prove how far her hard work and passion will take her.
Clark University Model UN team members at the Northeast Regional Model Arab League Conference at Northeastern, from left: Maame Abena Anan-Ankomah, Andrew Mezzi, Conor Mulqueen, Michael Pierce and Absar Ali.
December 9, 2015
The Clark University Model UN Team has concluded a successful fall semester, winning numerous awards and looking forward to more strong performances next year. The Clark team participated in the Boston Area Regional Model United Nations held at Boston University, in the 43rd National Collegiate Security Conference at...
December 9, 2015
Clark University Model UN team members at the Northeast Regional Model Arab League Conference at Northeastern, from left: Maame Abena Anan-Ankomah, Andrew Mezzi, Conor Mulqueen, Michael Pierce and Absar Ali. The Clark University Model UN Team has concluded a successful fall semester, winning numerous awards and looking...
December 7, 2015
Climate change is projected to result in more frequent disruption of food production in many regions and increased overall food prices, according to a USDA report released Dec. 3.
November 23, 2015
When Clark University Rose Professor of Holocaust History Debórah Dwork addressed an audience on Nov. 15 about Jews’ search for loved ones after the Holocaust, she took note of the timing of her talk.
November 18, 2015
The terrorist attacks in Paris and near Beirut last week have triggered outrage around the world and a military reaction by France. But they have also led to an increase in anti-Muslim public sentiment and calls for all Muslims to apologize for the attacks. On Sunday, a moment of silence during the football game between...
November 15, 2015
Samantha Lakin, a doctoral student at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University, delivers a TEDxFulbright talk in Santa Monica (Sept. 26), relating her research experiences, which involved working with survivors of the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda.
Ken Liu
November 12, 2015
Audiences will soon be pouring into movie theaters to experience the seventh installment of the “Star Wars” saga. But science fiction, even the variety filled with tales of aliens and distant galaxies, is marked by themes that are acutely human, drawing as they do from contemporary culture, deep history and embedded belief...
November 5, 2015
Clark University senior Elisabeth "Zizi" Spak recently completed a project for the Worcester Art Museum (WAM), "Jeppson Idea Lab: Statuette of an Olmec Figure," which was funded through Clark's Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP) initiative. Spak presented a poster about her LEEP Project at Fall Fest

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