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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
Students sitting and discussing the film "Black Panther"
May 7, 2018
While Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” has smashed box-office records since its release in February, the Clark University community recently gathered to discuss the film’s other, more culturally significant, impact. From left, professors Asha Best, Ousmane Power-Greene, Betsy Huang and post- doctoral fellow John Palella.
Hands on a piano keyboard
May 4, 2018
The American Academy of Arts and Letters will recognize Clark University Associate Professor John Aylward with its annual Walter Hinrichsen Award in Music, given for the publication of a work by a mid-career American composer. Professor Aylward will receive the award at the Academy’s annual ceremonies next month. This is...
Emily Dart stands in lab with Professor Nathan Ahlgren
April 27, 2018
Emily Dart, a first-year doctoral student in biology at Clark University, has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship, making her one of only 2,000 students, out of 12,000 who applied, to receive the prestigious award this year. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) recognizes and...
Timothy Downs, seated, in office, holding a water bottle
April 26, 2018
A four-year study by Clark University and Boston University researchers examining the vulnerability of Holliston, Massachusetts’ drinking-water sources has raised questions about residents’ exposure to contaminants. Furthermore, the authors conclude, “the findings in Holliston have national and global significance for...
Corn dying in a field because of parched earth from drought
April 25, 2018
Two experts from Clark University will serve as lead authors for the next major report by the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Professor Edward Carr
Clarkies pose at Family Impact Seminar in room at State House
April 13, 2018
Clark University’s Mosakowski Institute for Policy Enterprise recently hosted the 2018 Massachusetts Family Impact Seminar at the State House, drawing a roomful of legislators, community members, staffers, and students to consider research and policy options to address various facets of youth trauma.
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April 12, 2018
Clark University’s legacy in the social sciences dates back to its founding, when renowned psychologist G. Stanley Hall was named Clark’s first president. The American Psychological Association was launched here; Sigmund Freud delivered his only lectures outside of Europe at Clark; and the research of Clark-trained...
Pauline Wan, seated to left of James Dye, talking to him in his studio and looking at artwork on desk
April 6, 2018
When the Worcester Art Museum opens a five-month-long exhibition of local artist James Dye’s work on April 7, the art criticism of two Clark University undergraduates also will be on display. James Dye's award-winning "Temples of the Burdened Host." Read more about Dye's and other upcoming exhibitions and art criticism by...
Lyndon Estes standing next to tree on Clark University campus
April 4, 2018
A study led by Clark University geographer Lyndon Estes and published this week in Nature Ecology and Evolution suggests how ecologists might employ better methods and scales for collecting data on ecological phenomena. Ecologists study ecosystems by comparing changes over time and between different areas of a region or...
Steve Steinbrecher standing with five of the Steinbrecher Fellows
April 4, 2018
Nine Clark University undergraduates have been awarded Steinbrecher Fellowships to pursue creative research projects in the sciences and humanities. The projects will begin this summer and continue through the 2018-19 academic year. The Steinbrecher Fellowship Program encourages and supports Clark undergraduates’ pursuit...
Sarah Michaels standing, with arms on hips
April 2, 2018
Clark University Education Professor Sarah Michaels has been selected to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the largest national interdisciplinary research association dedicated to the science of education and learning. This prestigious award is presented to a...
Nathan Ahlgren standing at railing inside in Clark's Lasry Center
March 30, 2018
Nature News recently highlighted research by Nathan Ahlgren, assistant professor of biology at Clark University, and his collaborators at the University of Southern California. The March 19 article, titled “Machine learning spots treasure trove of elusive viruses: Artificial intelligence could speed up metagenomic studies...
The staff of Student Affairs standing in a group and posing for a photo, with hands in the air
March 30, 2018
Clark University has been recognized as one of the "Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs" (MPPWSA) by the ACPA-College Student Educators International and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. This national award celebrates student affairs workplaces that are vibrant, diverse, supportive, and committed to staff...
Damon Davis talks to an audience member before his lecture
March 26, 2018
Filmmaker Damon Davis was in Ferguson, Missouri, during the protests that followed the 2014 fatal police shooting of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. He had an idea for a film, but initially didn’t bring a camera with him onto the streets. For the St. Louis native, the city in turmoil was not only a subject for a...
Toni Armstrong stands and looks out a window
March 23, 2018
Toni Armstrong ’19 didn't come to Clark University to take it easy.  In her three years here, the art history/ancient civilization double major has indulged her curiosity and demonstrated her talents and passions in ways that span multiple disciplines. This kind of workload would be daunting for anyone, but Armstrong has...
Kathryn Parent of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, leads a group of Clark students on a tour next to the river at River Bend Farm Visitor Center at the Blackstone Canal Heritage State Park in Uxbridge, Massachusetts
March 15, 2018
When Aidan Giasson ’21 arrived at Clark University from Rockland, Maine, in fall 2017, she wasn’t yet sure about her academic interests. A First-Year Intensive (FYI) seminar with Associate Professor of Geography Rinku Roy Chowdhury, Ph.D.’03, helped Giasson sort that out. "The class helped me discover what some of my true...
Donald Spratt standing with his research team of students in his lab
March 12, 2018
What do autism spectrum disorder, Huntington’s disease, breast cancer, HIV, flu virus, Ebola and male infertility have in common? They are among the many medical issues linked to the biochemical dysfunction of proteins within the human body controlled by another protein, ubiquitin. For more than a decade, Donald Spratt, a...
Several students gather with Professor Richard Peet on the staircase of Jefferson Academic Center at Clark University in 2004
February 28, 2018
Clark University Geography Professor Richard (Dick) Peet will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Geographers (AAG) at the association’s Annual Meeting in April. The AAG will honor Peet “for his extraordinary career as a scholar, teacher, mentor, editor and activist.” “AAG honors are among...
Robert Johnston standing on shore of lake
February 28, 2018
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in Washington recently invited Robert Johnston, professor of economics, director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University and editor of the journal Resource and Energy Economics, to present research to inform a study on "The Potential for...
Victor Uhuru sits at table, holding a pen and writing in a notebook, with another book in front of him
February 27, 2018
Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies has welcomed Victor Uhuru, the Inaugural Fellow-Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation. Uhuru is a graduate of the University of Nairobi in Kenya and president of the Youth Advancement Initiative, which engages young adults in decision-making...
Scott Zimmerman speaks at podium in Anderson House conference room
February 20, 2018
“What can you do with an English degree?” is a question that Clark University’s English Department encourages students to explore, especially by meeting with alumni who return to campus to talk about their careers. At a recent gathering in the department’s Anderson House, Scott Zimmerman ’99 relayed what happened when he...
Kim Lucian in front of tank
February 14, 2018
Lucian Kim ’92 calls himself a wanderer. The summer before his first semester at Clark University, he backpacked his way around Eastern Europe. He did it again two summers later — then spent his junior year studying abroad in Germany. He made his first trip to Russia that year as well. All that roaming has served Kim well...
Clark University Research Professor Cynthia Enloe
February 6, 2018
Clark University Research Professor Cynthia Enloe was selected for inclusion on the Gender Justice Legacy Wall, which was launched at the United Nations in December. "The work is certainly not done." Cynthia Enloe The Legacy Wall, created by the Women’s Initiative for Gender Justice in celebration of the 20th anniversary...
Jeffrey Lurie standing in front of football field
February 5, 2018
Editor's note: In light of the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl win on Sunday, we're republishing this fall 2013 CLARK magazine story about Eagles owner and Clarkie Jeffrey Lurie '73.

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