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June 24, 2011
From left: Tirrell-Wysocki poses with President Angel the day Clark Eco-Reps planted 350 daffodils around campus buildings in honor of Earth Day. Photo by Champo Mapulanga. Hannah J. Tirrell-Wysocki, of Canterbury, N.H., was the first student to be recognized at Clark University for Leadership in Sustainability.
June 22, 2011
Read: "It all started at Clark," says Ron Shaich '76, the founder and longtime CEO of Panera Bread, about his company and his newest venture, Panera Cares.
June 21, 2011
The memorial to Clark's Dean of Women, Hazel Hughes, outside JC001 (the former women's gym) An old adage insists that “everyone has a story,” and never was that truer than at the May 21 gathering of Clark’s early women athletes in Room 001 of Jonas Clark Hall — the former Women’s Gym. Their stories flowed freely,...
June 9, 2011
The International Center of Worcester (ICW) will host former Ambassador to Qatar and Lebanon, Mark Hambley, to speak on the topic “Reflections on the ‘Arab Spring’ as it Moves into the Long, Hot Summer,” at the ICW Annual Meeting, from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 27, at Tilton Hall in the Higgins University Center at Clark...
June 8, 2011
Former President John Bassett and his wife, Kay, with the portrait that now hangs in the Bassett Admissions Center, along with artist Charlotte Wharton '80 and President David Angel Prospective Clark University students have streamed through the John and Kay Bassett Admissions Center since it opened in late 2010, and now...
June 1, 2011
University Police Sgt. Michael Palermo is one of two officers comprising the University Bike Patrol. Two Clark police officers have begun patrolling the campus differently and sustainably—on new mountain bikes—thanks to an idea proposed by recent graduate Daniel Snyder, and funded by a University contest.
May 22, 2011
Clark University celebrated its 107th Commencement—the first under the stewardship of Clark’s ninth President, David P. Angel—on Sunday, May 22. Degrees were granted to 1,045 Clark graduates:  524 baccalaureate, 486 masters, and 35 doctoral. Alan Khazei, the founder and chief executive officer of Be the Change Inc. and...
May 19, 2011
The doctorate program at the Clark University Graduate School of Geography is one of the top-ranked in the nation by the National Research Council (NRC). In April, the NRC released an update to its Data-Based Assessment on Research Doctorate Programs in the United States, a complex and long-anticipated assessment first...
May 19, 2011
The Corporation for National and Community Service has named Clark University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youths.  Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for...
May 17, 2011
Eleven Clark University undergraduate students were recently named Steinbrecher Fellows; all will undertake projects this summer and during the 2011-2012 academic year. The Steinbrecher Fellowship Program was established in 2006 to encourage and support Clark undergraduates’ pursuit of original ideas, creative research,...
May 11, 2011
Students and dignitaries help to plant the "Traina Tree" in University Park. The Worcester Tree Initiative is planting thousands of trees across the city to reclaim the urban forest decimated by the Asian long-horned beetle and the 2008 ice storm, but one white oak taking root in Main South holds special significance for...
April 29, 2011
Professor and Chair of the English Department Virginia Mason Vaughan, at the conference with Heather MacKenzie '12. MacKenzie received a prize for best student presentation. Undergraduates from eleven colleges and universities across New England represented Shakespeare through scholarship and performance as they...
April 27, 2011
The Clark University community will throw a belated Earth Day party beginning at noon, Sunday, May 1, with “Go Green on the Green,” a sustainability festival featuring music, games and several memorable and educational visual displays all meant to help  Sustainable Clark celebrate existing programs and to grow an even...
April 26, 2011
Alan Khazei was named one of America’s 25 Best Leaders, by U.S. News & World Report. (Photo: Martha Stewart) Clark University will hold its 106th Commencement on Sunday, May 22, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. The procession, from the Kneller Athletic Center to the Campus Green, begins at 1:15 p.m., and...
April 22, 2011
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2011 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Kristina Wilson, Clark University associate professor of art history, for her book “The Modern Eye: Stieglitz, MoMA and the Art of Exhibition, 1925-1934” (Yale University Press, 2009). It is...
April 20, 2011
The Princeton Review has recognized Clark University as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, including Clark in the just-released, second annual edition of the “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition." Clark University joins the ranks of outstanding...
April 19, 2011
Who doesn’t enjoy a fairy tale ending? Beautiful princess, handsome prince, a white horse, and a lifetime spent in a castle surrounded by a moat ... or at least a picket fence. Ah, but that’s the stuff of Disney. Reality is a far messier proposition, where people forge lives that follow no script, and women not only aren’t...
April 19, 2011
Last month, the White House launched the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith cooperation and community service programming on campus. President Obama called the initiative an important way to build...
April 18, 2011
From left: Geographers Anthony Bebbington, Susan Hanson, and Roger Kasperson The setting was as appropriate as a setting could be. The National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. was the site of a March 15 reception honoring five distinguished geographers with Clark ties who are members of the prestigious National...
April 14, 2011
The Clark University Ecological-Representatives (Eco-Reps) have invited the entire Clark community to join them for a planting of 350 daffodils in celebration of Earth Day. The student group members, in conjunction with the Sustainable Clark office, will help volunteers – including Clark President David Angel – plant the...
April 14, 2011
In honor of the centennial of Elizabeth Bishop’s birth in Worcester, Clark University will host "A Mirror on Which to Dwell": Elliott Carter's Settings of Six Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor at the Higgins University Center. "An amazing night" -- Read a review, "Music,...
April 10, 2011
Read: IDCE celebrates ten years of global impact.
April 8, 2011
David Lake ’78 conducts a special guest lecture with students of Professors Kristen Williams and Michael Butler, on April 8, in the Grace Conference Room. Lake presented the Harrington Lecture on April 7. (Photo by Sean Morrow '11) As countries in the Middle East and North Africa roil with political upheaval, the United...
April 8, 2011
Representing a “new generation of psychologists,” the Clark University Undergraduate Psychology Committee (UPC) and members of Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society, will present the first biennial conference on “Developing Psychology in a Globalizing World,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in...
April 6, 2011
Census data from 2010 indicates that there are now 50.5 million Latinos in the United States — one sixth of the U.S. population. These figures represent more than a 46 percent increase in the Latino population since 2000 and reveal that Latinos are far and away the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Thus,...

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