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Jonas-Clark-Hall-Students
August 9, 2018
Clark University once again has been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, and is included in the 2019 edition of the annual college guide, “The Best 384 Colleges.” Of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges, only about 15 percent are profiled in the Princeton...
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August 8, 2018
Times Higher Education (THE) has placed Clark University no. 7 on its list of the World’s Best Small Universities, up from number 12 last year. The ranking, released August 3, includes 20 universities in 15 different countries; Clark is one of only four small U.S. schools included.
HERO Fellows standing and talking to Mat Cahill of the DCR
July 31, 2018
As a budding biologist in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Lohr ’19 surveyed and mapped all the trees on her high school campus. Now an undergraduate at Clark University, she is pursuing her passion for trees on a much larger scale, through the Graduate School of Geography’s HERO (Human-Environment Regional Observatory...
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July 30, 2018
Generations of college students equate the term “road trip” with the raucous events depicted in the 1978 frat comedy “Animal House.” Story fromClark magazine, summer 2018 Half a century earlier, Clark University staged its own road trip, and about the only thing it had in common with the movie version was a road. Oh,...
Jeffrey-Lurie-Super-Bowl-Philadelphia-Eagles
July 26, 2018
The Philadelphia Eagles led the New England Patriots 41-33 with nine seconds remaining in Super Bowl LII when Patriots quarterback Tom Brady dropped back, scurried away from defensive end Brandon Graham, and heaved a Hail Mary pass toward the end zone. If he could somehow connect for the touchdown, the Patriots would then...
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July 23, 2018
Three Clark University doctoral candidates and two recent graduates received prestigious fellowships from the Fulbright U.S. Student Program and other programs to fund their postgraduate research, teaching, and study abroad.    Janae Davis, doctoral candidate in geography “At Clark we have a long-standing success in...
Brooks family gift Clark University
July 16, 2018
Blossom Brooks liked nothing more than a good adventure.  After graduating from Clark in 1953, she went to study in Berlin as tensions within the city were escalating. Daily, she passed through “Checkpoint Charlie,” the most-trafficked crossing point between West and East Berlin. One day, as she was walking to the West...
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.
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...
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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...
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...

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