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March 14, 2012
The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has named Clark University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youths. Clark has appeared on the honor roll every year since its launch in 2006.
March 14, 2012
The Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Clark University will host the Second International Graduate Students’ Conferencefor  Holocaust and Genocide Studies on March 29 – April 1, presented in partnership with the Danish Institute for International Studies and the International Association of Genocide...
March 13, 2012
Clark's Model UN team celebrates their success. From left: Yohan Senarath, Shahryar Alamgir Khan, Justin Raphaelson, Jessica Chung, Tamar Gzirishvili, Nicholas Hyman; kneeling is Samer Said.
March 11, 2012
The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) at Clark University now offers an MBA concentration in sustainability, an innovative program focusing on the critical business and management skills corporate leaders need to effect global change and be true stewards of the environment. Clark’s program couples the principles of...
March 5, 2012
Dean Cycon (second from left, front row) is the founder of Dean's Beans in Orange, Mass., and has traveled the world to build the fair-trade coffee movement. Clark University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program will host successful Massachusetts entrepreneur Dean Cycon as the keynote speaker at an interactive event...
March 2, 2012
Mary-Ellen Boyle lived in Worcester for many years before she joined the Clark University faculty full time in 1999 as a management professor. She was initially attracted to Clark’s reputation for partnering with the city, and, more specifically, with its Main South neighborhood. Today, she’s determined that a Clark...
March 2, 2012
Clark students (from left to right) Heather MacKenzie ’12, Shannon Choquette ’12, Olivia McGill ’13 and Will Cutshall ’13 watch as a fifth grader from Woodland Academy takes an item out of a trash bag and decides if it can be recycled. Fifth grade students at Woodland Academy are thinking twice before throwing things...
March 1, 2012
Students streamed into Tilton Hall yesterday to launch themselves off a platform, strike mid-air poses, and land in the welcome padding of a high-jump mat, their indoor flights caught on camera for posterity. These aerial acrobatics — executed, appropriately, on Leap Day — heralded the official announcement of LEEP (...
February 24, 2012
Matthew Feinstein, co-director of the Worcester Roots Project, is the recipient of the 2011 Telegram & Gazette Visions Young Leader Award, honoring his community leadership. Feinstein, who grew up in Western Massachusetts, came to Clark University and graduated with a master’s degree in International Development in...
February 15, 2012
Catherine Usoff Catherine Usoff, Ph.D., has been selected as dean of Clark's Graduate School of Management (GSOM).  She previously served as professor and chair of the Information & Process Management Department at Bentley University. She starts her new post on June 1. “Professor Usoff has an impressive track record...
February 14, 2012
A packed house in the Daniels Theater last night (Feb. 13) heard renowned scholar, author and journalist Melissa Harris-Perry deliver “Black Is…Complicated,” a rousing talk on the challenges facing contemporary black Americans. * Read an article and watch a video of Harris-Perry’s visit to Clark before her talk, featured...
February 13, 2012
Thaddeus Bell '98 and Darlene Ann Dobisch '95 perform during the Alumni Gala Concert. Four Clark alumni, all of them professional singers, took the stage in Razzo Hall on Jan. 27 to showcase their operatic talents and inspire current students who envision a career in music. Clark Arts presented the Alumni Gala Concert...
February 10, 2012
Clark’s basketball teams excel at driving the lane. But on Saturday night, one lucky person in the Kneller gymnasium just may wind up driving a new car. It’s all part of the fun of “Cougars Gone Wild – Midnight Mayhem 2012,” a unique event to celebrate team spirit and show off Cougar pride; it will be held on Saturday, Feb...
February 6, 2012
'It Was Meant to be Happened,' 39"x 47", 2007. Acrylic on canvas, collage, fluorescent Plexiglas; David Feinberg, with drawing contributions from Tibetan Survivor Dorjay Sakya and artists Caroline Kent, Malorie Binn, Veronica Williams, Lauren Haberly, and Jamie Winter Dawson
February 6, 2012
The Clark University Graduate School of Management (GSOM) announces the introduction of a Master of Science in Accounting (MSA) program, beginning in September 2012. Clark is the only school in Central Massachusetts to offer an MSA program that prepares students to take on increasingly complex responsibilities in the...
January 30, 2012
Students enrolled in Clark's May Term in Luxembourg are treated to views like this. Henry J. Leir made his fortune in metals and mining, but he never forgot that his wealth was earned, not inherited. His work ethic was so prodigious that he went to the office the day before he died at the age of 98.
January 27, 2012
Clark University ranks No. 20 on the Peace Corps 2012 rankings of small universities and colleges. There are 17 undergraduate alumni serving currently as Peace Corps volunteers overseas. Clark University alumni are serving as volunteers in Armenia, Benin, Cameroon, Dominican Republic, Eastern Caribbean, Ecuador, Ethiopia...
January 27, 2012
Melissa Harris-Perry will deliver the President's Lecture, 'Black Is... Complicated,' on Feb. 13 The following events will take place during the month of February as part of Clark University’s Black History Month Celebration. The theme for the month’s programs — “Black is” — is both a statement and a question. It is...
January 27, 2012
James McGovern Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s recent assertion that “corporations are people” helped renew discussion about the role of corporations in public life, and their ability to influence elections. The topic will be addressed in the panel discussion “Corporations are Not People: People’s Rights, Corporate...
January 16, 2012
Kevin Powell Clark's 27th Annual MLK Celebration will feature a talk by author/activist Kevin Powell.  Powell will deliver “From Rosa Parks to Barack Obama: Civil Rights in America,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center.
January 12, 2012
Students enrolled in The Sustainable University course pause for a photo with Jenny Isler, Clark Campus Sustainability Coordinator (front row, second from left), and IDCE Prof. Jennie Stephens (third from left). Rain gardens, e-transcripts, faculty transportation — even making the most of a severe October blizzard — were...
January 6, 2012
Watch: Jill Dagilis M.P.A. '01 of the Worcester Community Action Council, discusses Project Playground with a Clarkie.
January 5, 2012
Li-Young Lee is one of six poets profiled in the film 'Poetry of Resistence.' He took part in the Dec. 1 discussion on 'Creativity and Resilience.' “People have been trying to kill me since I was born.” The line opens “Immigrant Blues,” the autobiographical poem by Li-Young Lee that illuminates his family’s history of...
January 4, 2012
When Carly Simon sang about “anticipation” she could well have been referring to the college-acceptance process. In years past, a prospective student typically held vigil for months, waiting for the letter from the college of choice to arrive (a thick envelope usually signaled good news, because it included backup...
January 3, 2012
Watch: John Kauer '67, Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience at Tufts University School of Medicine, traces his career path back to pivotal research experiences at Clark University.

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