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Time traveler - Clark University
May 5, 2014
In the winter of his junior year, G. Max Bernheimer was walking to class from his apartment on Loudon Street and stepped into a puddle. This was no rain-fed pool — this was a Worcester puddle in all its terrible glory, a deep ugly gash filled with melted snow and chunks of ice. Bernheimer sank to his shin in the frigid...
April 18, 2014
[Update: Elena started her job at Amazon.com on July 28, 2014. Her “super secret” project was the Amazon Fire Phone.] On Feb. 28, Natalia Sternberg, chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, received an email that delivered the sort of student feedback that gladdens any teacher's heart: "Hi Professor...
Towering Ambitions - Clark University
April 2, 2014
Scott Rechler '89 is a major force in the competitive world of Manhattan real estate, but among his greatest achievements is helping One World Trade Center rise from the ashes of Ground Zero. Growing up in New York, he had wanted to attend the sort of leafy New England college whose personality was entwined with a deep,...
In the air - Clark University
April 2, 2014
  Attending the WCUW 40th reunion: (front) John McAvoy '78 and Neil Glassman '75; (middle) Carol Marie Kowalski '81 and Ivan Lipton '78; (back) Peter Sohn '77, Stanley Sakellson '78, Leland Stein '78, Walter Henritze '74 and David Goldberg '78. On October 19, 2013, Clarkies from across the country descended on the...
March 10, 2014
Aerial views of San Diego; Miami; Philadelphia; Chicago; Phoenix; and Levittown, N.Y. (N. Giner, Clark University) Among the most pressing global issues of the 21st century are the environmental challenges posed by urbanization and the differing ways people manage urban land. New research led by Clark University...
March 4, 2014
The Clark University Visual and Performing Arts Department celebrated the artistic visions of 17 studio art alumni at a Feb.12 reception for the third "Art After Clark" exhibition, now on display through April 2 at the Traina Center for the Arts' Schiltkamp Gallery. Represented media and techniques range from handmade...
February 25, 2014
Clark University’s Model United Nations Team performed well at the 60th session of the prestigious Harvard National Model U.N. Conference (HNMUN 2014), which took place Feb. 13 - 16 in Boston. The Harvard Model U.N. conference is one of the most competitive conferences in the Model U.N. circuit, attracting more than 3,000...
January 22, 2014
Inaugural poet Richard Blanco presents 'Journey to the Podium.'   Richard Blanco smiled, gestured to the standing-room only crowd, and remarked that it was the first time he’d ever witnessed a “poetry stampede.”
January 14, 2014
Watch: Sara Brown, Stern Family Fellow at Clark's Strassler Center, is interviewed at the launch of Kwibuka20.
January 8, 2014
Arshad Kudrolli, Jan and Larry Landry University Professor and chair of the Physics Department, in his lab at Clark University.  
January 2, 2014
Strategies to "green" Clark University, ranging from planting "edible landscaping" to divesting in fossil fuels, formed the theme of final team projects in The Sustainable University course taught by Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy in the Department of International Development,...
December 23, 2013
Watch: Four 2013 Clark LEEP Pioneers reflect on their summer projects.
December 23, 2013
Eighty-seven high school students from across Massachusetts recently attended the first annual Youth Summit on Race, Class and Education, organized by Clark’s Jacob Hiatt Center for Urban Education.   For six hours, high school students focused on the topic of how race and class shapes the educational experiences of young...
December 3, 2013
Satellite image shows large (multi-kilometer scale) melt ponds and streams on the George VI ice shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula. These were taken by the WorldView-1 satellite. (Copyright: DigitalGlobe).  
November 18, 2013
Betsy Huang, Chief Officer of Diversity and Inclusion Last September, Clark University's Higgins School of Humanities was awarded a $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation following a complex, sometimes grueling application process successfully executed by a team of faculty and staff. Associate Professor of...
November 14, 2013
Read: Author Leslie Margolis ‘96 has earned a loyal following among young readers thanks to a pair of feisty heroines named Annabelle and Maggie.
November 14, 2013
Leslie (Goldman) Margolis '96 came to Clark knowing she wanted to be a writer. But her doubts led her down a different path, and into a double major of government and sociology with a minor in women's studies. "I couldn't conceptualize how anyone could survive and support themselves writing fiction so I tried to find...
October 21, 2013
Prof. Sarah Binder Clark University's Harrington Public Affairs Lecture Series will feature "Congress: Legislating in Polarizing Times," a lecture by Sarah Binder, a political scientist with George Washington University and the Brookings Institution. The lecture will take place on Monday, Oct. 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Tilton...
Driving force - Clark University
October 15, 2013
With astute analysis and forward thinking, chief economic adviser Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, M.A. '88, Ph.D. '86, helps steer Ford Motor Company toward profitability Ellen Hughes-Cromwick began raising red flags in the fall of 2006. As recounted in the 2012 book "American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor...
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 '...

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