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Brooks family gift Clark University
July 16, 2018
Blossom Brooks liked nothing more than a good adventure.  Undeterred, Blossom continued her Berlin studies, went on to enjoy a long career teaching German and French at East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania, and traveled the world — right up until her death last year at age 86. After graduating from Clark in 1953,...
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July 12, 2018
On Feb. 14., Taner Akçam (above right) joined Thomas Kuehne, his colleague at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, as a new citizen of the United States. The professors say they were motivated to seek citizenship because they wanted to have a voice in the U.S. political process, particularly the ability...
Sam Shepler sits and holds camera in his studio
July 11, 2018
The “humble beginning” origin story is a common theme for many entrepreneurs.  Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease on a dilapidated brewery in Dublin. College dropout Steve Jobs co-founded Apple with a high school friend in his parents’ garage. An imaginative 22-year-old named John Pemberton concocted Coca-Cola,...
Clark-University-Fiske-Guide-2019
July 10, 2018
The Fiske Guide to Colleges, revised and updated for 2019, again includes Clark University in its profiles of more than 300 of the “best and most interesting” colleges in the United States, Canada, and Britain.
Mary Yohannes stands in Goddard Library
July 6, 2018
“My experience and success in any place depends on how fit that space is for me,” says Mary Teketel Yohannes ’19. She found her fit at Clark University.   A native of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Yohannes is pursuing a degree in biology, concentrating in mathematical biology and bioinformatics, with plans for a career in...
Shibbir Khan standing in hallway
July 3, 2018
Thanks to the Clark University Graduate School of Management master’s in business analytics (MSBA) program, Shibbir Khan, M.S. ’18, has not only kept abreast of the latest information technologies, he's also expanded his career contacts at multinational enterprises like The Walt Disney Company and Bank of America. Now...
Clark-University-Dean-Faculty-Esther-Jones
June 25, 2018
Clark University has named Esther L. Jones as its first ever associate provost and dean of the faculty. She began this post on June 1. Jones, associate professor of English, will support faculty mentoring, development, and leadership opportunities in the areas of research, teaching, and service, across all ranks, for the...
Srinivasan Sitaraman stands in the doorway of his office at Clark
June 21, 2018
The diplomatic tango between the United States and North Korea reached sublime proportions in late May, as Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un engaged in will-they-or-won’t-they jockeying over whether nuclear disarmament talks would take place. (They eventually did on June 12.)
Students stand in group pose in Lasry Center
June 14, 2018
Nearly 50 undergraduate students have received funding to work in faculty’s scientific laboratories this summer. As part of their 10-week experience, students are attending weekly workshops by faculty researchers, who are sharing advice on everything from writing scientific manuscripts and submitting them to journals, to...
Clark University School of Professional Studies adds certificates in health informatics and educational leadership
June 12, 2018
Clark University’s School of Professional Studies (SPS) will offer two new certificates in rapidly expanding fields — Health Informatics and Educational Leadership — beginning this fall. Clark’s SPS has also reduced the requirements needed to obtain a master’s degree, reducing the number of courses required to 10 from 12...
Clark-University-Frankenstein-at-200
June 6, 2018
If a great book is one that resonates across cultures and generations, Mary Shelley’s novel “Frankenstein, or "The Modern Prometheus,” qualifies hands down. First published in London in 1818, the tale of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the 8-foot-tall, semi-human creature that he fashioned elicits in its readers strong...
Students measuring a street tree
June 5, 2018
Massachusetts’ Gateway Cities sport architectural reminders of their once-bustling industrial past: factories, warehouses, and ubiquitous triple-deckers, all built close to the street. What’s often missing from this picture? Trees.
Brendan Burgess, wearing a business suit and seated in a chair
May 29, 2018
Clark University’s computer science and mathematics majors found plenty of ways to apply what they learned this year. Not only did six undergraduates place in the top 10 in a recent regional computing contest, but students also lined up jobs and internships at Amazon, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley, IBM, NetApp,...
Christian Rentsman sitting on steps outside of doors to building at Clark University
May 29, 2018
Christian Rentsman ’18 just graduated from Clark University — and already has a job to boot. Originally from Corona, New York, Rentsman is moving cross-country to Seattle to work as a software engineer at Amazon. He’s familiar with the company, having interned there last summer.
Olivia Schwartz standing with her guitar in front of a grafitti wall
May 23, 2018
“I got out of my seat and started jumping around!” That’s atypical behavior for students using Clark University's Goddard Library — inadvisable, really — but Olivia Schwartz ’19 couldn’t help herself. One day in February, the global environmental studies major was studying on the third floor when she learned she’d been...
Clark-University-2018-NOAA-Fellows
May 22, 2018
This summer marks the seventh year Clark University students will put their education into practice through fellowships with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through a collaboration with the University's Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise and George Perkins Marsh Institute, NOAA has invited...
Jessica Hoops seated on a couch
May 22, 2018
As a newly minted graduate of Clark University, Jessica Hoops ’18 has left her mark here — especially in the world of words. Hoops, who majored in English and philosophy, received an honorable mention in the Worcester County Poetry Association’s 2018 College Poetry Competition. Selected from among six nominees to receive...
Clark-University-Commencement-2018
May 20, 2018
Clark University’s 114th Commencement took place under sunny skies despite the threat of thunderstorms on Sunday, May 20, on the Jefferson Academic Green.  The University awarded degrees to 1,052 graduates (451 bachelor’s, 577 master’s, and 24 doctorates). Clark University President David Angel Steven Swain ‘89, chair of...
Brad McNamara posed inside a Leafy Green Machine, with a growing vegetable
May 17, 2018
Clark University’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) will recognize Brad McNamara, MBA/M.S. ES&P '13, with the 2018 Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) Alumni Award. This annual award, presented as part of the University’s commitment to this United Nations-supported initiative, recognizes an...
Clark University student film Eyeline premiere
May 17, 2018
Murder. Betrayal. A man tied up in a basement. A woman crashing through a window. Menacing hallways and shadowy corners hiding ugly secrets. The cast of “Eyeline” poses on the red carpet: From left, Taylore Lombardi, Dylan Tovey, Bridgette Sullivan, and Max Marcotte. Just a typical night at the movies for Clark University.
Nicole Overstreet lecturing in front of class
May 16, 2018
Nicole Overstreet, assistant professor of psychology at Clark University, has been named a 2018 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. The award, which is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports junior faculty from underrepresented groups and others committed to...
Andres Gvirtz standing, with drone flying over his right shoulder
May 16, 2018
Some people want to place their big idea into the pipeline. Andrés Gvirtz ’18 prefers that his soars over it. Gvirtz was the winner of the $5,000 first-place prize in the Ureka Big Idea Challenge for his company, CompactCopters, through which he hopes to develop a drone that will revolutionize the pipeline-inspection...
Helen Perham standing in front of her poster of selfies
May 16, 2018
When Helen Perham ’18 spent four months studying abroad at The Umbra Institute in Perugia, Italy, she wanted an inexpensive and accessible way to stay in touch with family and friends. So on Jan. 7, 2017, during her first week in Italy, she posted a selfie and caption on Instagram: “broke the potato chip bowl at the bar...
Clark University Diversity and Inclusion Certificate program graduates
May 9, 2018
Clark University is hosting two commencements this year. In fact, one of them has already taken place. On April 27 in Harrington House, 14 people were honored for completing Clark’s inaugural Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program. Sponsored by the President’s Office and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, the...
Clark-University-Commencement-May-20-2018
May 8, 2018
The 114th Clark University Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 20, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. The procession from the Kneller Athletic Center will begin at noon, followed by a University-wide ceremony. Hauwa Ibrahim

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