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Clark University celebrated its 107th Commencement—the first under the stewardship of Clark’s ninth President, David P. Angel—on Sunday, May 22. Degrees were granted to 1,045 Clark graduates:  524 baccalaureate, 486 masters, and 35 doctoral. Alan Khazei, the founder and chief executive officer of Be the Change Inc. and...
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The doctorate program at the Clark University Graduate School of Geography is one of the top-ranked in the nation by the National Research Council (NRC). In April, the NRC released an update to its Data-Based Assessment on Research Doctorate Programs in the United States, a complex and long-anticipated assessment first...
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The Corporation for National and Community Service has named Clark University to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youths.  Launched in 2006, the Community Service Honor Roll is the highest federal recognition a school can achieve for...
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Eleven Clark University undergraduate students were recently named Steinbrecher Fellows; all will undertake projects this summer and during the 2011-2012 academic year. The Steinbrecher Fellowship Program was established in 2006 to encourage and support Clark undergraduates’ pursuit of original ideas, creative research...
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Students and dignitaries help to plant the "Traina Tree" in University Park. The Worcester Tree Initiative is planting thousands of trees across the city to reclaim the urban forest decimated by the Asian long-horned beetle and the 2008 ice storm, but one white oak taking root in Main South holds special significance...
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Undergraduates from eleven colleges and universities across New England represented Shakespeare through scholarship and performance as they participated in the Tenth Annual Undergraduate Shakespeare Conference hosted at Clark University, on April 16. The conference offers a prestigious showcase for student research in...
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The Clark University community will throw a belated Earth Day party beginning at noon, Sunday, May 1, with “Go Green on the Green,” a sustainability festival featuring music, games and several memorable and educational visual displays all meant to help  Sustainable Clark celebrate existing programs and to grow an even...
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Clark University will hold its 106th Commencement on Sunday, May 22, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. The procession, from the Kneller Athletic Center to the Campus Green, begins at 1:15 p.m., and ceremonies start at 1:30 p.m. The Commencement speaker will be Alan Khazei, the founder and chief executive officer...
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum has awarded the 2011 Charles C. Eldredge Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in American Art to Kristina Wilson, Clark University associate professor of art history, for her book “The Modern Eye: Stieglitz, MoMA and the Art of Exhibition, 1925-1934” (Yale University Press, 2009). It...
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The Princeton Review has recognized Clark University as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, including Clark in the just-released, second annual edition of the “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition." Clark University joins the ranks of...
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Who doesn’t enjoy a fairy tale ending? Beautiful princess, handsome prince, a white horse, and a lifetime spent in a castle surrounded by a moat ... or at least a picket fence. Ah, but that’s the stuff of Disney. Reality is a far messier proposition, where people forge lives that follow no script, and women not only...
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Last month, the White House launched the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge, an initiative inviting institutions of higher education to commit to a year of interfaith cooperation and community service programming on campus. President Obama called the initiative an important way to build...
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From left: Geographers Anthony Bebbington, Susan Hanson, and Roger Kasperson The setting was as appropriate as a setting could be. The National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. was the site of a March 15 reception honoring five distinguished geographers with Clark ties who are members of the prestigious National...
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With support of a $735,192 NASA grant, Clark geographer and research scientist Karen Frey will lead a major NASA Ocean Biology and Biogeochemistry Program project from aboard icebreakers in the Chukchi and Beaufort Seas. Two of her Ph.D. students will also be aboard the ICESCAPE expedition.
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The Clark University Ecological-Representatives (Eco-Reps) have invited the entire Clark community to join them for a planting of 350 daffodils in celebration of Earth Day. The student group members, in conjunction with the Sustainable Clark office, will help volunteers – including Clark President David Angel – plant...
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In honor of the centennial of Elizabeth Bishop’s birth in Worcester, Clark University will host "A Mirror on Which to Dwell": Elliott Carter's Settings of Six Poems by Elizabeth Bishop, on Thursday, April 21, at 7 p.m. in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor at the Higgins University Center. "An amazing night" -- Read a review, "...
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David Lake ’78 conducts a special guest lecture with students of Professors Kristen Williams and Michael Butler, on April 8, in the Grace Conference Room. Lake presented the Harrington Lecture on April 7. (Photo by Sean Morrow '11) As countries in the Middle East and North Africa roil with political upheaval, the...
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Representing a “new generation of psychologists,” the Clark University Undergraduate Psychology Committee (UPC) and members of Psi Chi, the international psychology honor society, will present the first biennial conference on “Developing Psychology in a Globalizing World,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, in...
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Census data from 2010 indicates that there are now 50.5 million Latinos in the United States — one sixth of the U.S. population. These figures represent more than a 46 percent increase in the Latino population since 2000 and reveal that Latinos are far and away the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population. Thus,...
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Men are supposed to be strong. Rather than seek medical assistance for their physical well-being, they are expected to "tough it out." Rather than seek professional help for their mental well-being, they are told to keep their emotions in check. But ... Men also commit suicide at four times the rate of women. Men are...
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City, state and federal officials joined President David Angel last week to celebrate two initiatives that will perpetuate what one legislator described as “the Main South Miracle.” On March 23, local leaders gathered in a vacant lot on Kilby Street, just beyond the Clark campus, to announce that the Main South...
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A team of traders from Clark University’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) finished fourth in the 2011 CME Group Commodity Trading Challenge. Teams from 166 schools around the world, including two from GSOM, traded crude oil and gold futures contracts during a two-week, around-the-clock competition. The team, led by...
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Esteemed political scientist David A. Lake will discuss the current and continually evolving and expanding political turmoil in Libya, Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia, Yemen, and other countries in the Middle East and North Africa, as he delivers the 2011 Harrington Public Affairs Lecture, presented by the Political Science...
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Clark University recently became a member of the Scholars at Risk network, an international network of institutions and individuals working to promote academic freedom and to defend the human rights of scholars worldwide. A launch event, titled "Academic Freedom in the Middle East and Beyond: Supporting Scholars at Risk...
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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration leader Jane Lubchenco, an internationally known marine ecologist and environmental scientist, will present "Growing a Sustainable Future: Reasons for Urgency and Hope," at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 5, in Tilton Hall, second floor, Higgins University Center, 950 Main Street....

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