ClarkNow News

Brad McNamara posed inside a Leafy Green Machine, with a growing vegetable
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
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...
Nicole Overstreet lecturing in front of class
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
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
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
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...
Students sitting and discussing the film "Black Panther"
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
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...
Clark-University-Commencement-May-20-2018
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
Tiana Golding stands in front of the Great Wall of China
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
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-...
Corn dying in a field because of parched earth from drought
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
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...
Liam Day and Jaime Silverman sitting on chairs in the theatre at Clark University
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
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.
Sir-Michael-Marmot-Clark-University-Presidents-Lecture
“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...
clark-university-clarkCONNECT-psychology
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...
Head shot of Sir Michael Marmot, with words to right saying "Health and health inequalities tell us a great deal about the good or bad effects of social policies." Sir Michael G. Marmot
Clark University will host Sir Michael G. Marmot for a President’s Lecture, “The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World,” at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11, in Room 320 of Jefferson Academic Center, 950 Main St. His talk is free and open to the public. Marmot, who has studied health inequities for 40 years, will...
Krithi Vachaspati stands in Clark's Academic Commons
Some unsung heroes are the ones behind the camera. Krithi Vachaspati ’18, a photographer for Clark University’s student newspaper, The Scarlet, and a social media outreach coordinator for Clark’s Amnesty International chapter, is looking to reframe the big picture by helping shape public policy and law in the areas of...
Gary-Labovich-Clark-University-ClarkCONNECT
Gary Labovich ’81 arrived at Clark University thinking he would become a lawyer, but an Introduction to Economics class with Professor Roger Van Tassel helped changed his mind. “I loved just about everything in the course,” he recalls. “I’d never been exposed to traditional economics, and I found it fascinating.”...
Steve Steinbrecher standing with five of the Steinbrecher Fellows
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’...
Sarah Michaels standing, with arms on hips
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...
The staff of Student Affairs standing in a group and posing for a photo, with hands in the air
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...
Clark students in hazmat suits stand outside at construction site in Baton Route
Eighteen Clark undergraduate students and two alumni volunteers took a 27-hour bus ride to spend their March spring break in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, restoring abandoned buildings and demolishing homes destroyed by the catastrophic floods of August 2016.  News coverage of the Clark students' volunteer work in Baton Route...
Emily Moscufo, Emmye Vernet and Rose Goldberg sit on wooden floor, with eyes closed, meditating
Mindfulness practices like meditation, reflective writing, and other de-stressors are becoming more and more a part of campus life at Clark University. Jessica Bane Robert

Pages