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His chosen field - Clark University
October 5, 2013
The mayor was on the line, welcoming Jeffrey Lurie '73 to town as the new owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, when a rat skittered across Lurie's office floor. As omens go, it was a doozy. Things didn't get better the next morning when The Wall Street Journal ran a front page story taking Lurie to task for overpaying for the...
September 13, 2013
President David Angel chats with members of the new class of Global Scholars. Clark University President David Angel and his wife, Jocelyne Bauduy, were joined by several University staff and mentors as they formally welcomed 19 new Global Scholars to the Clark community during a reception on Sept. 3 at Harrington House...
August 14, 2013
Asian Longhorned Beetle   Five years ago, the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) descended upon Worcester County and forced the removal of over 30,000 trees from the area, dramatically altering the lives in, and landscapes of many local neighborhoods. In recent years, local organizations and city, state, and town officials...
June 19, 2013
A view of the Kolyma River watershed in the Siberian Arctic. (Photo: Karen Frey) While basting on a crowded beach or waiting for the AC to cool your sweltering car interior, imagine yourself cutting through Arctic seas aboard an icebreaker or exploring the wilderness from your base aboard a river barge in Siberia. That's...
May 23, 2013
Clark undergraduates Michelle Andrews '14 and Christina Geller '13 and a group of graduate students enrolled in the Wildlife Conservation GIS Research Seminar taught by Associate Professor of Geography John Rogan and Research Assistant Professor Florencia Sangermano, recently traveled to the Bronx Zoo, the headquarters of...
May 7, 2013
Former recipients of Anton and Steinbrecher fellowships returned to campus April 24 to celebrate the creation of the Steinbrecher and Anton Fellows Society. Pictured are (l. to r.) Harrison Mackler '07, Amy Levine '09, Anna Zonderman '10, Yeshemebet Legesse '03, Brooks Marmon '07, Trista Myers '10, Stephen Steinbrecher '...
A journey with no map - Clark University
May 5, 2013
Writing a memoir is no easy thing. When pursued with honesty and courage it can expose old wounds and bring the author to uncomfortable places. So why do it? Maybe to preserve a legacy, or recapture a forgotten time, or simply to settle scores. Barbara Morrison had a personal story to tell, but her motivations for writing...
More than skin deep - Clark University
May 5, 2013
The nights are the worst. When Norm Apter is lying in bed, eyes wide open, no sound but his own heartbeat, it's as though the entire world has gone to sleep and left him behind. At night when everything is still, the cancer seems to cover him like an extra blanket. This is the time for What ifs and Who knows; for honest...
May 2, 2013
(L. to r.) Marcy (Steinbrecher) Puklin '80, Hoamy Tran '15, Claire McDonald '14, Samuel Berman '14, Patrick Burchat '15, Stephen Steinbrecher '55, Emma O'Melia '15, Blaine McCarthy '15, Moriah Day '15, Lyor Dotan '14, and Alan Puklin '81. (Not pictured: Jennifer K. O'Rourke '14) Nine Clark University undergraduate...
April 23, 2013
William '76 and Jane '75 Mosakowski view the plaque honoring their contributions to the Goddard Library's collections. Libraries are typically quiet places, reserved for study and reflection. But for a brief moment on April 15, inside the Robert H. Goddard Library, the golden rule was heartily ignored as members of the...
February 18, 2013
  Clark University Associate Professor Laurie Ross, of IDCE   The announcement of a $450,000 grant from the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts sounded a clear and hopeful note at press conference on “Addressing Youth Homelessness in Worcester,” on Feb. 15 at the YWCA in Worcester.
December 8, 2012
Ron Shaich ‘76, founder, chairman and co- CEO of Panera Bread, spends his life creating unique solutions for problems he sees in the world.
November 14, 2012
Read: New York Times’ food editorialist Mark Bittman '71 offers a sane response to an American diet flirting with madness.
November 14, 2012
In September 2012, Clark University was awarded $600,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support Humanities Present, a new initiative of the Higgins School of Humanities that promises to have a critical impact on the Clark curriculum and to contribute to Clark’s Liberal Education and Effective Practice (LEEP)...
November 8, 2012
Brad McNamara in the Freight Farms container by the Clark Recycling Center. "I'm terrible at growing things," laughs Brad McNamara, MBA/ES&P '13, as he holds a tray of basil sprouts. He's being modest. The sprigs look healthy enough, and McNamara already has produced a harvest of perfectly edible lettuce. NPR's "Here...
November 1, 2012
Editor's Note: This story was originally published in CLARK Magazine, fall 2012. As of May 13, 2016, Goldie Michelson is the oldest person living in the United States. It is the standard reporter's question, posed to anyone who has turned 100 years old: What is the secret of your longevity? Goldie Michelson, M.A. '36,...
November 1, 2012
  President David Angel presented a certificate to Andrew Hostetler '13, in recognition of the senior's O'Connor HERO Fellowship, during a reception for student scholars and researchers at Harrington House on Oct. 16.
October 30, 2012
Prof. Robert Johnston
October 16, 2012
Assistant Prof. Karen Frey Karen Frey, assistant professor of Geography at Clark University, recently received Arctic Science research grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
What's eating Mark Bittman - Clark University
October 10, 2012
The New York Times' food editorialist, and Clark class of '71, offers a sane response to an American diet flirting with madness New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg came under fire this spring, which is hardly an unusual circumstance for the leader of the country's largest and most complicated city. But the reason for...
August 15, 2012
Entrepreneur, philanthropist, celebrity, and host of Top Chef Padma Lakshmi '92 has found a recipe for a sweet and savory life If you try to find Padma Parvati Lakshmi in the 1992 "Pasticcio", you'll be lucky to spot her in a single blurry, uncaptioned photo where she stands among a large group of students holding a Clark...
July 23, 2012
Clark University’s School of Professional Studies announces the launch of graduate programs in cyber security, beginning in this fall. The Cyber Security Graduate Programs are designed to address a growing knowledge and talent gap related to global cyber security challenges. Cyber threats are rapidly becoming the greatest...
June 15, 2012
The 2012 HERO Fellows: (back row) Joeseph Danko, Sean Peters, Andrew Hostetler, Abigail Nehring, Andreas Jozwiak, and Patrick Sheppard; (front row) Shannon Palmer, Michelle Seefeld, Martha Ziemer, Gabriela Spitzer, and Emma McDonell. Clark has been awarded a three-year, $329,992 grant from the National Science Foundation...
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June 13, 2012
  Jake Kramer ’12 knew he would be in for a long day at Amazon. The company typically conducted a series of one-on-one interviews to determine if a software engineering candidate was a good fit. But Kramer’s pursuit of a coveted position at the e-retail giant coincided with the introduction of a new hiring protocol at...
June 8, 2012
Discovery of phytoplankton mega-blooms beneath Arctic sea ice stuns scientists; Clark researcher co-authors report on the NASA ICESCAPE findings ICESCAPE scientist and Clark geography Professor Karen Frey takes optical measurements in a melt pond, with the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the background. (NASA's Goddard...

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