ClarkNow Articles & Blogs

March 22, 2017
In about a week, the Clark community will gather for “United We Gala,” the 15th edition of the International Gala, hosted by the International Students Association. This annual tradition is one of the biggest cultural celebrations on campus and students eagerly anticipate it each year. Gala, which takes place at 7 p.m....
Congressman Jim McGovern and Senator Ed Markey hold Town Hall at Clark University
March 21, 2017
Town Hall meetings, not ordinarily known for attracting hundreds, have gained renewed attention in the current political environment. A Town Hall event featuring U.S. Rep. James McGovern (D-Worcester) and Edward Markey, U.S. Senator for Massachusetts, demonstrated this increased energy, drawing more than 400 people to...
Delight Gavor
March 21, 2017
Delight Gavor ’16 lives by a lesson she learned at Clark University: To dream big, then never stop trying to turn those dreams into reality. Gavor, now working toward a master’s degree in education at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, held true to that lesson as a Global Scholar pursuing a psychology...
March 20, 2017
Times Higher Education (THE) has named Clark University number 12 on its list of the World's Best Small Universities. The ranking, released March 7, includes 20 universities in 12 different countries. Clark is one of four small U.S. schools included. Read more about Clark's rankings and recognition
Markiesha Duverneau, Clark University student and CfSI intern
March 19, 2017
College for Social Innovation While college study abroad programs garner a lot of attention, a growing number of study away programs are offering closer-to-home options for students seeking internships, college credit, and a chance to make a meaningful difference. Clark University and the University of New Hampshire (UNH...
Sarah Wells
March 15, 2017
If you’re a student of physics, you might understand the abstract concepts behind Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle of quantum mechanics or Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, which describes gravitation. But if you’re an English major, you might think about the words “uncertainty” or “gravity” in a more poetic sense...
March 15, 2017
Clark University has launched the Henry J. and Erna D. Leir Master of Health Science in Community and Global Health program, offered through the International Development, Community, and Environment Department (IDCE) beginning in August 2017. The M.H.S. program, which was created with the help of a $500,000 grant from the...
Ashley York on campus at Clark University
March 14, 2017
Glaciers can seem fairly straightforward: they’re large, move slowly and when global temperatures rise, they melt. However, Ashley York, a geography doctoral candidate at Clark University, is discovering the icy behemoths’ relationship to climate change is more nuanced and complex. She’s mapping terminus, or frontal,...
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March 13, 2017
Dr. Earl Lewis The 113th Clark University Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 21, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. The procession from the Kneller Athletic Center will begin at noon, followed by a University-wide ceremony. This year’s commencement speaker is Dr. Earl Lewis, president of The Andrew W. Mellon...
March 13, 2017
Boston-area author and transgender advocate Chris Edwards will talk about his life-changing journey and read from his memoir, “BALLS: It Takes Some to Get Some,” at Clark University at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 16, in the Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons, 2nd Floor. The event is part of the Higgins School of Humanities’ spring...
March 10, 2017
Clark University will host “Recursive,” a solo exhibit by Johnathan Derry, sculptor and adjunct professor in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts, from Monday, March 13, through Thursday, April 20 at the Schiltkamp Gallery in the Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing St., Worcester. An opening reception will be...
Alissa Kramer and Evan Wilson
March 9, 2017
Clark University has hired Alissa Kramer to steer the Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs. As director, she is responsible for managing the operations of the office and providing holistic support to students throughout the pre-departure, on-site and the re-entry phase of their experience.
March 9, 2017
Leading scholar and author Jennifer L. Hochschild will present a free, public lecture, “ 'Here They Treat Us Like a Different Race': Political Implications of Class-in-Race Inequality,” at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons, Clark University. Hochschild’s lecture is part of the Phi Beta Kappa...
Clark's Mock Trial A team
March 8, 2017
Clark University’s Mock Trial team recently earned individual awards and a sportsmanship award at the American Mock Trial Association Regional Tournament at Yale University. Due to its exemplary performance, the A team received an at-large bid to the Opening Round Championship Series Tournament to be held March 25 and 26...
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March 8, 2017
Clark University’s website continues to garner professional recognition for its bold, interactive redesign. In February, Clark and external design partner KWALL received the Best in Class distinction from the Interactive Media Awards for displaying “the very best in planning, execution and overall professionalism.” Created...
Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen stands in front of the Goddard Library at Clark University.
March 7, 2017
Living in Morocco for five years, Leslie Gross-Wyrtzen witnessed the plight of migrants flowing through the country en route to Europe — as they were subjected to horrific violence at the hands of smugglers and endured life-threatening travel conditions. Their experiences made her want to take action. The second-year...
Daysha Williams at Clark University
March 6, 2017
Daysha Williams’ Clark University experience has been a series of serendipitous moments. She first arrived on campus intending to pursue a career in public relations, but registered for a First-Year Intensive course called “How to Act Right on and off the Stage.” In that class, she met Raymond Munro, professor of theatre...
A person browses a newsstand filled with comic books.
March 3, 2017
Cartoonists James Sturm and Caleb Brown spent time at Clark on Feb. 7 talking about the joys and challenges of their profession as they opened the exhibit "Cartooning: Sense, Nonsense, Applications" at the Higgins Lounge in Dana Commons. Curated by Sturm, co-founder of the The Center for Cartoon Studies, the exhibit will...
March 2, 2017
Want to get away? Permanently? Plenty of people do. They may seek to escape crushing debt, collect on a life insurance policy, or disentangle from an ugly family situation. Others simply crave the thrill of reinvention. To truly make themselves invisible they may go underground by committing an act known as “pseudocide” —...
Melishia Santiago records data in a lab at Clark University.
March 2, 2017
Clark University doctoral candidate Melishia Santiago grew up with palm trees and warm weather near sunny Atlantic beaches in Florida and Puerto Rico before coming north to Massachusetts for college. Now, she spends her time thinking about ice, specifically how climate change impacts sea-ice extent in the western Arctic...
Despoina Lioliou poses in a classroom at Clark University in Worcester
February 28, 2017
After spending a few years in Greece’s public school system, Despoina Lioliou ’17 of Veroia, Greece, realized students were taught to learn through rote memorization, not thoughtful or creative questioning. She enrolled at Clark University, and discovered her purpose: change how Greek children learn. “In my sophomore year...
R Baldwin, a student at Clark University
February 24, 2017
Upon arriving on campus, R Baldwin ’19 fell in love with the atmosphere at Clark University: the freedom to pursue an academic interest alongside students and faculty who push you to be your best. “Clark is really good about giving students flexibility in their education, which I think is extremely valuable,” Baldwin says...
Lindsay Allen, a doctoral candidate in history at Clark University, sits in the Goddard Library.
February 22, 2017
During the mid-19th century, American women flocked to new department stores for the service, amenities and wide selection of merchandise. How that consumerism continued to develop during the early 20th century fascinates Lindsay Allen, a doctoral candidate in history at Clark University. Allen’s dissertation focuses on...
Seven Clark University alumni currently in law school or practicing law returned to campus to share their experiences and perspectives with students eyeing a similar post-Clark path.
February 21, 2017
Seven Clark University alumni currently in law school or practicing law returned to campus on Feb. 15 to share their experiences and perspectives with students eyeing a similar post-Clark path. The event was part of the University’s ClarkCONNECT initiative.
Valerie Ivancic holds up a device in a chemistry lab
February 21, 2017
Most people don’t lump together Alzheimer’s disease and Type 2 diabetes, but the two degenerative diseases share a common trait at the molecular level: the presence of misfolded proteins that aggregate and form amyloids. Because Alzheimer’s and Type 2 diabetes, when added together, affect almost 30 million Americans,...

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