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Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
July 5, 2012
Career Services at Clark and the LEEP initiative were recognized in a roundup of “20 Colleges with the Best Career Services,” designated by Best Colleges Online in a July 4 blog post highlighting institutions that “really stand out for what they have to offer students who are entering one of the toughest job markets in...
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June 28, 2012
Clark research plays key role in landmark paper on fungal genome evolution; Co-authors of paper published in Science magazine include 10 from Clark, including undergrads Taking a break from their summer research in the Hibbett Lab at the Lasry Biosciences Center are, from left, Clark post-doctoral fellow Laszlo Nagy; and...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
June 27, 2012
The October 29, 2011, freak snowstorm was a tree killer. Throughout the Northeast, thousands of snow-laden limbs — made extra heavy because the leaves still clung to them — crashed to the ground. Trees large and small were split like cordwood, many beyond saving. In the days after the storm, the Clark green was littered...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
June 26, 2012
http://youtu.be/1YD_eB3eEMo Summertime, and the living is … noisy. Those working on and around campus these warm days are getting used to the sounds of backhoes and jackhammers as crews transform Downing Street into a pedestrian plaza, and connect the Sanford and Johnson residence halls. The hydraulic song of construction...
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June 25, 2012
Michael Butler, associate professor of political science, has long been preoccupied with the question of “why we fight” and how America’s political leaders justify going to war with other countries; he shares his thinking on this question  in his recent book “Selling a 'Just' War: Framing, Legitimacy, and US Military...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
June 25, 2012
"We Owe Allegiance to No Crown," John Archibald Woodside. Oil on canvas, c. 1814. Sidney Hart, M.A. ’69, Ph.D. ’73, recalls that when history professor George Billias perceived that something wasn’t quite right, the pitch of his voice would rise as he delivered a proposed solution. So it was when Hart was writing his...
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June 20, 2012
Watch: Barbara Dyer '73 talks about translating values into action at the Hitachi Foundation.
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June 14, 2012
A new initiative aims to build a grand tree of life that will bring together everything scientists know about how all living things are related, from the tiniest bacteria to the tallest tree. Clark University professor and fungal evolutionary biologist David Hibbett is one of the scientists erecting the tree — research...
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June 13, 2012
Clark is among six universities chosen to work with Boston College’s proprietary MediaKron digital instruction platform and will participate in the most extensive educational technology initiative in BC history. Following a nationwide request for proposals, BC's Office of Academic Technology invited faculty from six...
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June 11, 2012
Listen: Chelsea Massachusetts City Manager Jay Ash '83 talks about his path from Clark to city government.
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June 4, 2012
Watch: Ron Walter '71 talks about what led him from chemistry to a career in journalism.
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
May 31, 2012
A new multi-campus partnership involving some of Worcester’s leading colleges will boost efforts to save energy and reduce carbon emissions through innovative technical, financial, and human solutions. Clark University, the College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute have partnered with National Grid and...
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May 23, 2012
The world opened up for Michael Ross ’93 the day he arrived in Hughes Hall as a first-year student in 1989. The kid from a working-class Boston family found himself becoming fast friends with students who hailed from Pakistan, Jamaica, and that most exotic of locales, New York. Ross also discovered that Clark was a place...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
May 20, 2012
Clark University celebrated its 108th Commencement on Sunday, May 20.  Degrees were granted to 1,092 graduates:  546 baccalaureate, 520 masters, and 26 doctoral. Carol Geary Schneider, the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), delivered the Commencement address. AAC&U is the...
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May 17, 2012
Liza Grandia, assistant professor at Clark University, finds it difficult to look at the coffee, bananas or sausage on her breakfast table without thinking about the territorial plight of the nearly one million people that make up Q'eqchi’ Maya, Guatemala's second largest indigenous group, a group she has followed for...
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May 16, 2012
David Angel Clark University President David Angel has entered the blogosphere, writing about the issues affecting higher education, on the national news site The Huffington Post. His first blog makes the case for the value of a college education in a challenging and fluid economy, and he notes how universities are...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
May 15, 2012
The “Now” generation says “Wait” - New Clark poll reveals fast-moving emerging adults won’t skip college and view it as ultimate success ticket. Despite the rising cost of tuition, more than 80 percent of emerging adults ages 18 to 29 agree that one of the most important keys to success in life is a college education,...
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May 15, 2012
Watch: Clark and Woodland Academy join forces on a recycling program.
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May 14, 2012
Watch: Hear from one undergraduate playwright about Clark's New Play Festival.
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May 10, 2012
The Peace Corps has welcomed Clark University’s International Development, Community & Environment (IDCE) department to its Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program, a graduate fellowship that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) and places them in degree-related, professional internships in...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
May 10, 2012
From left: Elizabeth Guarino ’13, Lavar Thomas ’13, Paris Prince MBA ’13, Caitlin Fleck ’12 and Rian Watt ’14 pose for a photo at the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES) Conference. Five Clark University students and two faculty members attended and presented at the 40th annual conference of the National...
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May 9, 2012
The Steinbrecher Fellows 2012-13 pose with Stephen Steinbrecher ’55. Front row, from left to right, are Kulani S. Panapitiya Dias ’13, Tricia M. Labbe ’13, Stephen Steinbrecher ’55, Alexis L. Carlson ’13, Alina P. Michelewicz ’14, and Alison D. Berlent ’13. Back row, from left to right are Shane L.J. D’Lima ’14, Kristin M...
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May 7, 2012
Five Clark juniors will spend the summer conducting research in some of the nation’s ecologically sensitive regions, thanks to a partnership between two Clark institutes and the federal agency charged with watching over the health of the nation's skies and oceans. The George Perkins Marsh Institute and the Mosakowski...
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May 7, 2012
Watch: Clark Professor Richard Peet answers the DevNet question: What '1 thing' could make international development efforts more effective?

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