Humanistic Inquiry Articles & Blogs

Théodore Chassériau [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
February 18, 2016
Witches cursed, ghosts haunted, guilty hands were stained with stubborn blood, and once again, as he has on countless stages for almost 400 years, the murderous Macbeth met the fate he deserved. It all took place in Shakespeare & Company’s 2016 touring production of “Macbeth” in Atwood Hall, Feb. 3-5. The performance...
Image of Middle East from book cover
February 16, 2016
Clark University Professor of History Douglas Little Clark University history Professor Douglas Little's newest book, "Us versus Them: The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise of the Green Threat," examines the political and cultural conflicts that triggered America's shift in attention from the "Red Threat" of...
January 15, 2016
The Worcester Art Museum's current exhibition, "Cyanotypes: Photography's Blue Period," is a bit of unfolding history. It's the first major museum exhibition in the United States exclusively devoted to the 150-year legacy of this long-overlooked technique that gives photographs a distinct blue tint, turning even mundane...
December 9, 2015
Clark University Model UN team members at the Northeast Regional Model Arab League Conference at Northeastern, from left: Maame Abena Anan-Ankomah, Andrew Mezzi, Conor Mulqueen, Michael Pierce and Absar Ali. The Clark University Model UN Team has concluded a successful fall semester, winning numerous awards and looking...
Ken Liu
November 12, 2015
Audiences will soon be pouring into movie theaters to experience the seventh installment of the “Star Wars” saga. But science fiction, even the variety filled with tales of aliens and distant galaxies, is marked by themes that are acutely human, drawing as they do from contemporary culture, deep history and embedded belief...
August 28, 2015
Grant will support Nicole M. Overstreet, Ph.D., in examining the needs of those affected by intimate partner violence Nicole Overstreet, assistant professor of psychology at Clark University
June 19, 2015
Clark University undergraduate Hannah Kogut will spend a month in the U.K. this summer studying history as a Fulbright Summer Institute program participant.
April 15, 2015
Ten years after graduating from Clark, Doug Martung ’05, who goes by the stage name Voli, is blazing his own path through the music industry. I spoke with him about where he’s been, where he’s going and how his time at Clark has impacted his music. Your music is a hybrid of rap, rock, hip-hop and pop. Have you always had...
November 12, 2014
History Professor Janette Greenwood Clark University History Professor Janette Greenwood has teamed up with retired teacher and Charlton historian Frank Morrill to research the identities of some early Worcester residents — people of color — pictured in rare photographs that date back to the turn of the last century.
Company One Theater Company
November 3, 2014
Let's call this act one, scene one. Clark University, 1998. Students in Charge of the Clark University Players Society want to put on the play "Picasso at the Lapin Agile." The plot twist: rights to produce the play are not available. The Clarkies ask the powers-that-be in the Visual and Performing Arts Department for...
October 29, 2014
  For more than a century, if a science fiction book was read in a college classroom, it likely was hidden behind a textbook or secretly propped open under a desktop. These days, however, the popular genre is no longer an alien subject in academia.
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...
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...
20 under 30 - Clark University
April 5, 2012
Mary Badon surgically mends broken bones. Sara Brown is helping mend a broken country. Jay Shapiro's new film chronicles Uganda's first Little League team. Scott Silver's new film aims for major-league thrills.Caitlyn Thayer teaches business owners how to be social-media savvy. Gunnar Hagstrom teaches kids separated by...
The man in the glass - Clark University
February 10, 2012
If you flip to page 534 of the Clark College Monthly for June 1912, you will find a black and white photograph of that year's graduating class. It is a formal portrait from a formal time, an era when, especially if you hoped to get on in the world, you conformed to the prevailing dress code that signified respectability....
June 20, 2011
Deborah M. Merrill, associate professor of sociology, recently published "When Your Children Marry: How Marriage Changes Relationships with Adult Children."
Medic of the Mind - Clark University
March 3, 2011
When you're a soldier serving in Iraq or Afghanistan, danger is a constant companion. Mortar fire and roadside bombs, landmines and sniper fire can inflict anything from a light wound to life-changing devastation. You may worry that you'll give in to the fear that nags at you, that you'll inadvertently let your buddies...
June 2, 2015
Clark University students are aspiring psychologists, communication specialists, international developers, scientists, educators … and writers. For students whose passion is the written word, The Worcester Journal provides a public outlet for their prose.
April 6, 2015
Belén Atienza, associate professor of Spanish, introduces poet and AIDS activist Norberto Stuart (seated) to students and guests in her classroom in Estabrook Hall, March 30. On March 30, Clark University and the Department of Language, Literature and Culture welcomed a special guest, poet and AIDS activist Norberto A....
March 5, 2015
Guiding the highly successful third annual TCK/Global Nomads Conference at Clark University (Feb. 21) are, from left: Santiago Deambrosi '17, TCK conference student co-chair; Farah Weannara '16, TCK Student Coordinator and conference chair; and Scott Keller, International Students & Scholars Office assistant director...
January 5, 2015
Patricia DeCarvalho '15 and Hannah Martin '15 Clark University seniors Hannah Martin '15 and Patricia DeCarvalho '15 — two of this year's LEEP Fellows — have refreshed and branded "The Fashion Cookbook," a fashion and lifestyle blog featuring an image consulting service. The two presented their LEEP Project, "Launching...
August 28, 2014
Students in the class of 2018 share the stories of why they came to Clark University. There's an adage in journalism that everybody has a story. The LEEP Center set out to prove it true in a fun and revealing Orientation exercise in which first-year students were asked to compose personal narratives that will help them...
April 12, 2012
Joe Abdow '14 and Matt Schulman '15 perform a scene from the 2012 New Play Festival. The 2012 New Play Festival features nine student playwrights, three readings and six full productions staged at the Little Center through April 28. The biannual festival heralds the arrival of exciting, fresh talent on the college...

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