ClarkNow Articles & Blogs

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.)
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...
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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...
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...
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...
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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...
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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...
Tiana Golding stands in front of the Great Wall of China
April 27, 2018
For years, Tiana Golding ’19 has been fascinated with China and how the world’s most populous country interacts with the United States. She studied China as a student at the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School in Hyde Park, Massachusetts. And she set her sights on continuing her studies at Clark University....
Photo of people's legs and feet walking
April 26, 2018
One in 10 Massachusetts households — more than 726,000 people — is food-insecure, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Clark University alumna Anna Spack ’16 is working to combat the problem. Spack, who majored in communication and culture, and Spanish, at Clark, is communications coordinator for Boston-based...
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
Gretchen Silverman sitting in a chair, gesturing and talking, with student to her right, watching
April 23, 2018
On February 17, 1998, Gretchen Silverman and her American teammates defeated Canada in the first ever women’s ice hockey Olympics gold medal game. Silverman became the first woman ever to score a goal in an Olympic gold medal game. “Us versus Canada — there were no-holds barred,” she told an audience a Clark audience at an...
Liam Day and Jaime Silverman sitting on chairs in the theatre at Clark University
April 23, 2018
Clark University shone brightly at this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival regional event, with juniors Jaime Silverman and Liam Day each earning awards for their contributions to Clark Musical Theater’s fall production of “The Little Mermaid.” The Region 1 Festival, which drew theater students from...
Clark-University-Practicing-Environmental-Science-2018
April 19, 2018
Clark alumni recently returned to campus to share their insights with budding environmental scientists about their educational and career pathways and strategies for how best to prepare for a successful professional future.
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April 16, 2018
“It’s not only about poverty. It’s about inequality.” Sir Michael Marmot From that simple premise, Sir Michael Marmot, a world leader in studying health inequalities and social determinants of health, delivered an illuminating President’s Lecture on April 11. Roaming the stage in Jefferson 320, Marmot talked about the vast...
clark-university-clarkCONNECT-psychology
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...

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