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White rot on birch (Photo: Sten Porse) Discoveries by a team of fungal researchers, led by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI and Clark University Professor of biology David S. Hibbett, were released today (June 23) in the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Gov. Deval Patrick visits with students at the Claremont Academy, where he announced $225,000 in Innovation Schools Fellowship funding, May 9. In partnership with Clark University, city high school will focus on college readiness Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick presented an Innovation Schools Fellowship grant to the...
Time traveler - Clark University
In the winter of his junior year, G. Max Bernheimer was walking to class from his apartment on Loudon Street and stepped into a puddle. This was no rain-fed pool — this was a Worcester puddle in all its terrible glory, a deep ugly gash filled with melted snow and chunks of ice. Bernheimer sank to his shin in the frigid...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
[Update: Elena started her job at Amazon.com on July 28, 2014. Her “super secret” project was the Amazon Fire Phone.] On Feb. 28, Natalia Sternberg, chair of the Mathematics and Computer Science Department, received an email that delivered the sort of student feedback that gladdens any teacher's heart: "Hi Professor...
The Kids Are All Right - Clark University
Two magazine covers, appearing more than five years apart, make Jeffrey Jensen Arnett alternately cringe and smile. The first, from the Jan. 24, 2005, TIME magazine, shows a man in his twenties, dressed in business-casual attire, sitting in a sandbox and looking wistfully into the distance. The accompanying spring 2014...
An ounce of prevention - Clark University
In health care circles, John O'Brien is known as a "turnaround guy." He takes something that's struggling and makes it succeed, or he takes something that's already working and makes it work better. O'Brien has been the CEO of two hospital systems, served as the commissioner of public health for the city of Cambridge,...
Justice for Varter - Clark University
It began with a knock on the door. Mugrditch Nazarian, a merchant in the city of Mezre, was roused in the middle of the night by Turkish gendarmes who said they wanted to make some immediate purchases at his store. Things quickly turned ugly, and Mugrditch was dragged from his house in his pajamas. It was the last time...
Asian-Longhorned-Beetle-tree-research
Asian Longhorned Beetle Five years ago, the Asian Longhorned Beetle (ALB) descended upon Worcester County and forced the removal of over 30,000 trees from the area, dramatically altering the lives in, and landscapes of many local neighborhoods. In recent years, local organizations and city, state, and town officials...
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Prof. James Córdova James V. Córdova, associate professor of psychology and director of Clinical Training and The Marriage Checkup Project at Clark University, has been awarded a $56,156 grant from the Department of Defense's Defense Health Program to support his project, "Disseminating the marriage checkup in Air...
Fire and Ice - Clark University
For centuries, human beings — from poets to religious leaders to scientists — have speculated about the end of the world. Will it conclude with a whimper or a bang? Will we be consumed by fire or slowly freeze to death? These fatal visions reflect our instinctive fear of a climate that's either "too hot" or "too cold"...
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Denise Hines, Clark University research assistant professor of psychology
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Clark University senior Andrew E. Hostetler is among a select group of student researchers who are members of the national Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) program based at Clark. On Oct. 16, Hostetler received the added honor of being named the 2012 O'Connor HERO Fellow. The O'Connor HERO Fellowship is...
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The U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women has awarded $499,962 to four colleges of the Worcester Consortium: Clark University, Assumption College, the College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) as part of the government's Grants to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence...
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View from the Northeast Science Station, East Siberia. (Photo © Karen Frey) No fireworks, perhaps, but the midnight sun should brighten the season for arctic scientist Karen Frey and three of her students as they conduct environmental research in Siberia from June 26 to July 26. Frey, assistant professor in the...
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The 2012 HERO Fellows: (back row) Joeseph Danko, Sean Peters, Andrew Hostetler, Abigail Nehring, Andreas Jozwiak, and Patrick Sheppard; (front row) Shannon Palmer, Michelle Seefeld, Martha Ziemer, Gabriela Spitzer, and Emma McDonell. Clark has been awarded a three-year, $329,992 grant from the National Science...
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Prof. John Rogan Clark University has been awarded a three-year, $329,992 grant from the National Science Foundation for a new program titled, "REU Site: Mapping Beetles, Trees, Neighborhoods, and Policies: A Multi-Scaled, Urban Ecological Assessment of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Invasion in New England (HERO)." This...
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"Check the Koelsch book." It's the standard response to the innumerable questions that arise about Clark's past. Why was anthropology professor Franz Boas' research considered revolutionary for its time? What president of the United States delivered Clark's 1905 commencement address? How did Clark students respond...
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There are HEROs among us here at Clark University. They may not be able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, but they are developing remarkable powers in environmental research. For more than a decade, the Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO) program at Clark University has provided a unique undergraduate...
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For fourth year, Clark undergrads selected for 'Rising Stars' Arctic field program A barge serves as home base, laboratory, and transportation for Polaris Project scientists and students. (Karen Frey/2010) Two Clark University undergraduates are in Siberia with an international team of scientists, including students...
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There is an old adage that goes "A daughter is a daughter all of her life, but a son is a son 'til he takes him a wife." Deborah M. Merrill, associate professor of sociology at Clark University, explores whether or not this saying accurately describes marriage and intergenerational relationships today in her new book, "...
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Being a HERO at Clark University doesn't require having superpowers or wearing a cape, but it helps to have a sharp mind for scientific research and a keen interest in the environment. A good raincoat and sturdy boots also may come in handy. For more than a decade, the Human-Environment Regional Observatory (HERO)...
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The first findings of the largest study to date focusing on male victims of female-perpetrated domestic violence were recently released, showing the existence of severe, controlling abusive behavior by women toward their male partners, on a level that many would describe as "intimate terrorism." Study results will be...
Jonas Clark Hall - Clark University
Most adults find the time to have regular dental checkups. So why do so few employ the same planned care and maintenance for their marriages? James V. Córdova, associate professor of psychology and director of Clinical Training and The Marriage Checkup Project at Clark University, answered this question and many others...
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For the third year, Clark students have earned a spot on the 'Rising Stars' arctic research field course. Two Clark University undergraduates are on their way to Siberia with a team of scientists from the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. The group departed July 2 for a four-week field...
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Dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking are everybody's concern, and the resulting pain and shame that often occurs when one is victimized can be prevented when somebody — a friend or even a stranger — decides to act. Bystander intervention has proved effective time and again in thwarting an assault. Yet studies...

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