ClarkNow Articles & Blogs

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:
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...
May 20, 2015
Steve Steinbrecher '55 thanks Prof. Sharon Krefetz for her work with the Steinbrecher Fellowship Program. They retraced the footsteps of Jack Kerouac, provided support to victims of human trafficking in Albania, and harvested the eggs from threespine stickleback fish. They learned how to reclaim scorched earth, and...
May 18, 2015
Matt Goldman, co-founder of the iconic Blue Man Group and of the Blue School in Manhattan and a Clark University alumnus, delivers the commencement address, May 17. Goldman described the process of launching Blue Man Group as "ordinary people collaborating to achieve extraordinary results."
May 6, 2015
The headline on the Sept. 6, 2004, cover of Forbes magazine was hardly subtle. "CRUSHING RADIO" it declaimed. Then the subhead: "Sick of stupid ads, stale playlists & schlock jocks? No wonder XM Satellite is making waves." Three images illustrated the sentiment. Aboom box, a sledgehammer, and Hugh Panero '78, then...
May 6, 2015
JANICE CULPEPPER ‘77 remembers visiting a one-room hospital in Tanzania, with 30 children crammed onto five twin beds. Their mothers slept on the dusty floor, standing guard as their babies lay hooked up to IVs, receiving medicine to keep them alive. She knows better than anyone that this scene is duplicated in hundreds of...
May 6, 2015
Sport psychologist Dr. Joel Fish '75 helps athletes succeed in the most competitive arena of all — the mind Specifically, the player was having trouble hitting free throws in the last two minutes of games. Rather than analyze his technique, as a coach would do, Fish chose an alternate route. He created a routine for the...
Baseball Hands
May 1, 2015
Midway through this year’s National Basketball Association season, sport psychologist Dr. Joel Fish ’75 received a visit from a player mired in a slump. “I'm just feeling really tense on the court,” Fish remembers the player saying. “I'm not relaxed.” Dr. Joel Fish ’75
April 22, 2015
Duncan Hardy '16 and Eli Goldman '16  
April 21, 2015
On April 8, Clark University graduate students came together to celebrate and showcase the work of 65 of their peers across ten of the University’s graduate departments and divisions. An annual event, the Graduate Student Multidisciplinary Conference (MDC) includes oral presentations as well as a poster session. Open to...
April 20, 2015
Hosts and organizers greet attendees at Clark University's first TEDx event, April 11 in Razzo Hall. The Global Scholars Program at Clark University, in collaboration with administration, faculty and student volunteers, executed a daylong TEDx event on April 11 that brightened a long-awaited sunny spring day with a...
man in indie clothing
April 15, 2015
Ten years after graduating from Clark, Doug Martung ’05, who goes by the stage name Voli, is blazing his own path through the music industry. I spoke with him about where he’s been, where he’s going and how his time at Clark has impacted his music. Your music is a hybrid of rap, rock, hip-hop and pop. Have you always had...
April 13, 2015
Caleb Encarnacion '18, Kefiana Kabati '17, Johanna Merlos '16 and Clark visiting professor of education Raphael Rogers spoke at the 2nd annual Youth Summit on Race, Class and Education, at Clark University (April 9). More than 100 high school students from across Massachusetts attended the second annual Hiatt Youth...
April 7, 2015
In this 90 second video, produced by Carlos Deschamps '16, members of the Clark Community pledge to create an environment on campus where everyone feels, and is, safe. A diverse group of students and campus leaders express their willingness to take responsibility and do something to prevent sexual violence on campus.
April 6, 2015
By Abhijit Singh and Alex Turgeon "What is there to do in Worcester?" That was a common question we heard during Week One orientation, and it stuck with us. While Alex grew up in Holden, Mass., and had been able to experience all that Worcester had to offer, Abhijit was raised in Singapore, and had little knowledge of...
History Heaven - Clark University
March 20, 2015
Chuck Agosta, professor of physics and astronomy Archivist Fordyce Williams receives periodic requests from people inquiring about a family member's time at Clark University. "Can you send me the yearbook photo of my grandfather?" they may ask. Or, "Did The Scarlet review the student play my mother directed?"
March 17, 2015
When the baby died in her arms, Catalina Escobar ’93 knew she had to do something. Volunteering in a hospital in Cartagena, Colombia, Escobar was helpless as the infant passed away. She later learned that the child could have been saved if his mother had been able to afford the $30 needed to pay for life-saving medication...
March 16, 2015
While it's safe to say that the majority of Clarkies went home or ventured to sandy beaches as a respite from studying and shivering here in Central Massachusetts, dozens of students participated in organized activities that allowed them to stay active, exercising their problem-solving skills and helping others during...
March 2, 2015
 When he talks about what defines success, Fayaz Taher, M.A. IDSC ‘09, doesn’t speak in the first person, or mention personal goals or aspirations. He talks about teamwork. “Being successful isn’t about myself, but about other people,” he says. “When I am able to help people working with me become successful, I believe I...
February 24, 2015
Top projects include agraponic food systems, a campus pub, and help for students struggling academically
February 18, 2015
Clark University is number 10 on the Peace Corps' 2015 rankings of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities in the U.S. Clark is ranked on the list of small universities and colleges, with 11 alumni volunteering worldwide. Since 1961, 239 Clark alumni have served in the Peace Corps, but the University last...
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