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January 10, 2011
"AIDS: Taking a Long Term View" is the much anticipated report from the aids2031 Consortium, a worldwide group of AIDS scientists, health officials, activists, and experts who have come together to look at the global AIDS response 30 years after the disease was first reported and recommend the best way forward over the...
January 7, 2011
Retired Clark president Richard Traina has been renowned for building partnerships in some of the unlikeliest places. He forged ties between his university and the surrounding neighborhood, whose relationship was often troubled, and between Worcester’s business and academic communities, which regarded each other with...
December 22, 2010
An innovative student-sponsored idea to turn one of the rooftops of an existing building on the Clark University campus “green” has been chosen as the winner of this year’s U-Reka: The Big Idea Contest, an annual contest sponsored by Clark’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship (I&E) program.  Other ideas that received...
December 17, 2010
Clark University students completing a fall semester course titled “The Sustainable University” recently made a public presentation of their final research projects, revealing issues and posing solutions to Clark’s role in sustainable practices on campus and beyond. This course, which includes undergraduates and also...
December 13, 2010
Clark University has received a $260,338 grant to support key components of its Liberal Education and Effective Practice Initiative (LEEP), a multi-year, campus-wide program that aims to re-invent traditional, undergraduate liberal education. The grant was received from the Davis Educational Foundation, established by...
December 8, 2010
Watch: Nicholas Carr, author of "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains," discussed the ways in which our online existence is rewiring our minds, replacing deep thought with information overload, and overruling attentiveness with a steady stream of interruptions and distractions.
December 6, 2010
Pausing for a photo hours before leaving for Mexico are (clockwise, from top): Professor of Geography Dianne Rocheleau, Celine Grisi, Ashley Trull, Robert Huttick, and (center) Callista Perry. Not pictured is Jordan Reeves.
December 3, 2010
Noted education author and historian Diane Ravitch tugged on “Superman’s” cape, and declared the public education system under siege during a compelling presentation that drew a standing ovation from a packed house at Tilton Hall on Dec. 1. Ravitch delivered the inaugural Dr. Lee Gurel ’48 Lecture, jointly sponsored by the...
December 2, 2010
Clark University graduate students Jody Russell Manning, Elizabeth P. Anthony and recent graduate Angela L. Woodmansee are spending the 2010-11 academic year studying abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.  The three scholars were selected on the basis of academic or professional achievements, as well as for...
November 19, 2010
Diane speaks at the NEA Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly, New Orleans, where she received the Friend of Education Award, July 6, 2010. Photo by Kevin Lock/NEA.
November 19, 2010
David Lisak spoke at Tilton Hall in the Higgins University Center, Nov. 16. The Clark Anti-Violence Education (CAVE) program brought David Lisak, the pre-eminent expert on rape and sexual assault on college campuses, to Clark University on November 16. “Let’s stop using the term date rape,” Lisak urged an audience in...
November 17, 2010
Critical Mass Critical MASS, a student dance group from Clark University, won the top prize at “Consortium’s Got Talent,” a contest sponsored by the Colleges of Worcester Consortium, held Nov. 12 at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts. Chosen by audience vote, the winners received bragging rights and $1,000 from...
November 10, 2010
Clark University and Chapman University, in Orange, Calif., will partner to create a new graduate fellowship in Holocaust history, the two universities announced today (Nov. 10).  The fellowship will be offered as a “unique and innovative academic collaboration” between the Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman...
November 9, 2010
The Graduate School of Management at Clark University is listed among the nation’s best in The Princeton Review’s  2011 edition of "The Best 300 Business Schools.” The Graduate School of Management (GSOM) is a diverse community of learners, researchers, and business professionals that prepares future leaders to think...
November 8, 2010
Twenty-two Clark University students will spend their Thanksgiving break in a distinctly non-Norman Rockwell setting as they engage in a field course to help develop sustainable agriculture projects with staff and students from the University of Notre Dame d’Haiti (UNDH) school of agronomy in Les Cayes.  The course, part...
November 5, 2010
Fall Fest student research displays at the Academic Commons in Goddard Library, Nov. 3. More than 50 students occupied the Goddard Library on Wednesday, Nov. 3, crowding the Academic Commons main corridor and spilling into the second-floor circulation lobby – all in the name of research. 
November 5, 2010
Internationally renowned, award-winning poet and activist/scholar Sonia Sanchez will share her dynamic work about the evolution of revolutionary black art and politics in “From Black Arts to Hip Hop: Implications for the 21st Century,” a free, public lecture presented by the Higgins School for Humanities at Clark...
November 3, 2010
Sean Sullivan, the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Athletics and Recreation at York (Pa.) College for the past seven years, has been named the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Clark University, President David P. Angel announced on Wednesday. “I am deeply honored to be asked to join the Clark family and...
October 28, 2010
Clark University is among the top 50 institutions named as the nation’s Best Values in Private Colleges for 2010-2011 by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, a ranking of the “top schools that exemplify excellent academics while keeping their costs to a minimum.” * To read more about Clark University in the current...
October 26, 2010
Clark University is one of the nation’s coolest places to get an undergraduate education, according to “Cool Colleges 101,” a new guidebook published this month by Peterson’s. The book profiles more than 240 colleges and includes vivid campus photos, an informative description, fast facts and figures, and contact...
October 19, 2010
Nicholas Carr speaks at Clark University, Oct. 18. Photo: Worcester Telegram & Gazette/Jim Collins In his book “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains,” Nicholas Carr explores the ways in which our online existence is rewiring our minds, replacing deep thought with information overload, and overruling...
October 15, 2010
Caption: Worcester City Councilor Barbara Haller, Clark University Police Chief Stephen Goulet, Clark senior Miranda Muro, and Clark Vice President of Government and Community Affairs Jack Foley, at Harrington House, Oct. 4.
October 14, 2010
Historian, author and Clark University Professor Emeritus George Athan Billias, of Worcester, will receive the James P. Hanlan Book Award from the New England Historical Association during the NEHA fall conference at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, on Oct. 16.
October 11, 2010
Clark University President David P. Angel recently announced the appointment of Professor Douglas Little as the first holder of the new Robert H. and Virginia N. Scotland Endowed Chair in History and International Relations at Clark University and the appointment of Professor of Political Science Sharon Krefetz as the next...

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