ClarkNow Articles & Blogs
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.
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...
Clark LEEP Fellow, art history professor help Worcester Art Museum prepare for Olmec Star God exhibit
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
November 2, 2015
Traditional and new media alike love to opine about Millennials, and in many cases a generational divide, whether real or manufactured, rears its head. Recently, the Los Angeles Times' Chris Erskine, who writes the aptly named "Middle Ages" column, ignited the Twitterverse with his provocative piece, "Millennials, you...
October 26, 2015
Janet Mock New York Times bestselling author and advocate for trans women's rights Janet Mock will engage in a conversation about her memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More (Atria Books, 2014), at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, in room 320 of the Jefferson Academic Center....
Carroll Wright, first president of Clark College and first U.S. Commissioner of Labor, inducted into Labor Hall of Honor
October 21, 2015
Carroll Wright was president of Clark College from 1902 to 1909.
October 12, 2015
Clark University Psychology Department professor and chair James V. Cordova Clark University Professor James V. Córdova, chair of the Psychology Department, may not be a household name — yet — but his research and comments featured recently in The Wall Street Journal nearly have gone viral.
October 9, 2015
Hannah Reich '15 explores a coral reef in Bermuda. No one would ever guess that Hannah Reich '15 was once nervous about scuba diving. How could you? As an undergrad, Reich spent four years on the Clark University swim team, and she grew up enjoying frequent visits to New England's shores. Reich's passion was sparked when...
October 1, 2015
Top prizes in the Hervey Ross ’50, L.H.D. ’07 LEEP Oratorical Contest went to (left to right) Themal Ellawala ’17, third place; Jules Ochoa ’16, second place; and Gabby Seligman ’16, first place. Gabby Seligman ’16 stood on the stage in Jefferson 320 and embarked on a walking tour — without ever leaving the building....
September 30, 2015
Clark alumnus Gary Cohen is the recipient of one of 24 MacArthur Fellowships — commonly known as “genius grants” — from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Fellows each receive a no-strings-attached $625,000 grant for their cutting-edge work that is transforming their fields. Cohen, a 1978 graduate of Clark...
September 25, 2015
Whether bees or bacteria, hyenas or humans, all known life forms have a place in the first draft of the Open Tree of Life, published online last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Molds and mushrooms haven’t been left out either, thanks in part to the work of Clark professor and fungal...
September 18, 2015
Above: Professor Taner Akçam gives the keynote address at the 2015 International Hrant Dink Awards in Istanbul.
September 10, 2015
The world-famous Appalachian Trail is getting a lot of attention lately, from the release of the film “A Walk in the Woods,” based on author Bill Bryson’s 800-mile trek and starring Robert Redford and Nick Nolte, to a not-so-flattering Associated Press article about how some hikers are treating the trail.
September 1, 2015
Award-winning Clark professor helps city students tell their stories through film Eric DeMeulenaere guides Worcester high school students in the making of their documentary. What are the stories in people's lives that are not being told? And what stories are being misrepresented in the media? Eric DeMeulenaere, assistant...
August 31, 2015
Clark University Professor Rosalie Torres Stone (with microphone) and students Donovan Snyder '17 and Jiawei Mao '15 presented Dr. Matilde Castiel, with a check for $10,000 to aid with the work at Hector Reyes House.
August 24, 2015
Esri President Jack Dangermond presented Clark University alumna Safaa Karaki Aldwaik (M.A. '07, M.A. '10, Ph.D. '12) with the SAG Award at the Esri User Conference in San Diego, July 22. Pictured are Aldwaik, her daughter Samia, Dangermond, and Eng. Alaa Abu Ein, Deputy Mayor of Ramallah.
July 30, 2015
For the second year in a row, Forbes has named Clark University as one the country's top 20 most entrepreneurial schools, appearing at No. 16 on its list of "Most Entrepreneurial Universities." The rankings appear in the August 17 print issue of Forbes. The list is based on the research universities' entrepreneurial ratios...
July 27, 2015
Clark's strong ties, student/faculty leadership, humanitarian aid expertise combine for lasting, meaningful support Members of the Clark University community gathered at the campus square for a candlelight vigil, songs and shared thoughts and planning as news unfolded about a massive earthquake in Nepal. Months have...
July 22, 2015
The Graduate School of Management and the International Development, Community, and Environment Department are proud to announce that two dual-degree graduate students have been chosen as Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps fellows this year. Christian Davies (MBA/MS-Environmental Science & Policy, ’16), and...
July 10, 2015
The 2014-2015 academic year saw Clark University computer science students make their debut at the annual Association for Computing Machinery International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), described in their Fact Sheet as "the premiere global programming competition conducted by and for the world's universities." The...
Clark University student selected for Fulbright Summer Institute, expands research about Hadrian's Wall
June 19, 2015
Clark University undergraduate Hannah Kogut will spend a month in the U.K. this summer studying history as a Fulbright Summer Institute program participant.
June 17, 2015
Delight Gavor '16 received $10,000 award from Davis Projects for Peace to share her "Butterfly Effect Program" with Ghanaian schoolchildren
Nine undergraduates awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to support creative projects on campus and abroad
June 11, 2015
Nine Clark University undergraduate students were recently awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to support their pursuit of original ideas, creative research, and community service projects this summer and during the 2015–2016 academic year. Information about the students and their projects follows:
Prof. Taner Akçam receives ‘Heroes of Justice and Truth’ award during Armenian Genocide Centennial commemoration
May 28, 2015
Above, Professor Taner Akçam receives a “Heroes of Justice and Truth” award, May 9 in Washington, D.C. Clark University scholars long have been involved and outspoken about the Armenian Genocide. This spring in particular, as events of 1915 were commemorated and discussed at centenary events and among news media around...