March 20 talk to examine cultural wealth, education
We bring brilliant people together to share, to learn from each other, and to work together to tackle important problems. Where their interests overlap, powerful solutions blossom.
Clark’s research institutes and centers play a central role in enabling interdisciplinary collaboration. Alongside peers with diverse academic and intellectual experiences, faculty members and students work across boundaries to develop innovative solutions to contemporary challenges.
Adam Institute for Urban Teaching and School Practice
The Adam Institute strives to develop successful models of urban teacher preparation, teaching practice, and college-going learning cultures. The aim is to put all students — especially those who are underrepresented or underprepared — on a path to college.
Center for Gender, Race, and Area Studies (CGRAS)
This academic hub studies diverse or disadvantaged populations with an emphasis on promoting social justice. CGRAS integrates women’s and gender studies, Holocaust and genocide studies, Asian studies, Latin American and Latino studies, Africana studies, comparative race and ethnic studies, and peace studies.
Clark Labs researches and develops geospatial technologies that support effective environmental management, sustainable resource development, and equitable resource allocation. Clark Labs is best known for its flagship product, the IDRISI GIS and Image Processing software.
George Perkins Marsh Institute
The Marsh Institute conducts collaborative research around the complex relationship between humans and our environment. Its areas of focus encompass climate change, resource and environmental policy, applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and more.
Hiatt Center for Urban Education
The Hiatt Center engages scholars, practitioners, community members, and youths to study and develop improved approaches to urban education. Ultimately, we create learning cultures that support youths of all backgrounds and ensure students can be successful, active members of a more just society.
Higgins School of Humanities
The Higgins School of Humanities fosters connections between the humanities disciplines (English; language, literature and culture; visual and performing arts; philosophy; and history) and the rest of the campus. The School supports humanities faculty research and public events.
Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise
This institute mobilizes and conducts cutting-edge research to address important social causes, linking Clark’s research and teaching to actions that address major challenges. Starting in academic year 2018-19, the Institute will focus on the behavioral health of adolescents and young adults.
Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Dedicated to teaching, research, and public service, the Strassler Center offers the only doctorate in Holocaust history and genocide in the country. This is an intellectually dynamic forum for education and scholarship related to the Holocaust, the Armenian genocide, and other genocides around the world.