ClarkNow Articles & Blogs

February 11, 2015
Clark University senior and entrepreneur Rebecca Liebman's startup provides tools that teach financial literacy. "You're doing too much. Try picking one direction." That's what Rebecca R. Liebman says her teachers have been telling her for years. Her response: "What other time in my life can I do this much?"
February 10, 2015
Psychology Professor James Córdova Clark University Professor of Psychology James V. Córdova and the researchers at Clark University's Center for Couples and Family Research, have determined that the Marriage Checkup, an innovative, two-session relationship health checkup designed by Professor Córdova, and described in a...
February 5, 2015
Clark History Professor Taner Akcam  
December 3, 2014
For a generation that has grown up amid a parental divorce rate of 50 percent, most millennials – now in or near their thirties, are succeeding remarkably well in their love lives, so far. Clark University, the nation’s leading institution tracking the development of Emerging Adults (18 to 29 years old), has released a new...
November 24, 2014
Participants in the IDCE workshop “Witnessing: Taking testimonies and constructing refugee narratives” (Sept. 19-21) gather in the Rose Library at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University. Leading the workshop are Leora Kahn and Anita Häusermann Fábos.  
November 20, 2014
Eric Schwarz presents "The Opportunity Equation"   If Rip Van Winkle awoke from a 99-year nap he would discover a world that had vastly changed in all areas except one: education. A lone teacher imparting academic lessons to a classroom of students remains the familiar, comfortable model that has persisted for...
November 19, 2014
Clark University Professor Valerie Sperling's new book, "Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia."   In her new book, “Sex, Politics, and Putin: Political Legitimacy in Russia,” Clark University Political Science Professor Valerie Sperling explores the ways in which “politicians and political activists...
November 19, 2014
Rebecca Kirszner Katz Rebecca Kirszner Katz '97, Special Advisor to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, might not be where she is today if she had attended another university. "Here's the thing about Clark," she says. "All my life I've struggled with learning disabilities. I went to a big public high school in...
November 14, 2014
The fact that fewer than fifteen percent of eligible voters showed up for the 2014 primary elections indicates that primary elections do not matter to very many citizens. However, Clark University associate professor of Political Science Robert Boatright contends that congressional primary elections matter — a lot. He...
November 12, 2014
History Professor Janette Greenwood Clark University History Professor Janette Greenwood has teamed up with retired teacher and Charlton historian Frank Morrill to research the identities of some early Worcester residents — people of color — pictured in rare photographs that date back to the turn of the last century.
November 4, 2014
Eric Schwarz Eric Schwarz, author of "The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools," will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center at Clark University. Schwarz's lecture, "The Opportunity Equation: How a shadow...
Alumni Dr. Andrew Dennis
November 3, 2014
The camera crew from the CNN documentary series “Chicagoland” follows Dr. Andrew Dennis ’92 into the Trauma Unit at Cook County Hospital, where he puts his hands into the open abdomen of 24-year-old Jerimiah Milsap and works feverishly to pull him from the brink. Moments earlier, Jerimiah had been gunned down while sitting...
Company One Theater Company
November 3, 2014
Let's call this act one, scene one. Clark University, 1998. Students in Charge of the Clark University Players Society want to put on the play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." The plot twist: rights to produce the play are not available. The Clarkies ask the powers-that-be in the Visual and Performing Arts Department for...
October 29, 2014
  For more than a century, if a science fiction book was read in a college classroom, it likely was hidden behind a textbook or secretly propped open under a desktop. These days, however, the popular genre is no longer an alien subject in academia.
October 28, 2014
Anthony Bebbington, Clark University Professor of Geography and Higgins Professor of Environment and Society, signs the American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Book of Members, a tradition that dates back to 1780.  
The future has arrived - Clark University
October 27, 2014
Technology loves a void. It helps us do many things faster and more efficiently than ever imagined by previous generations. It can be deployed for purposes as miraculous as saving lives or as routine as amusing ourselves for hours on end. In a kind of endless loop, technology is both responsible and responsive — driving...
October 27, 2014
In terms of distance, the width of Main Street is nothing special. A person can cross the road in about ten steps; the journey is accomplished in seconds. But the trip from the front gate of Clark University to the planned Alumni and Student Engagement Center on the opposite side of Main Street carries with it a...
October 20, 2014
Deborah Martin, associate professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, Joseph Pierce (Florida State University) and James DeFilippis (Rutgers University), were recently awarded $175,000 by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their four-year project titled "The scale of governance in the...
October 15, 2014
Read: How Jeffrey Lurie '73 went from sitting in the cheap seats to owning the Philadelphia Eagles.
September 18, 2014
Matthew McConaughey films "The Sea of Trees" outside of Sackler Sciences Center on Sept. 5. Chuck Agosta could have anticipated many things when he chose to become a physics professor, from dealing with procrastinating students to vying for dwindling pools of grant money. But he never would have expected to be coaching a...
September 15, 2014
Clark University welcomes new tenure-track faculty members for the 2014-2015 academic year. David Correll, GSOM
July 31, 2014
Clark contest participants at the 2014 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) —Northeastern Region Conference
July 23, 2014
Seana Moran, Clark University research assistant professor of psychology Clark University has been awarded a $1.45 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study how universities around the world can help students find a strong sense of purpose.