Photographs by Prof. Rachel Loischild ’05 are on display at the New Art Center in Newton, MA, part of an exhibition funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellowship Program. The show, which runs through March 23, features work by 13 of the program’s fellows and fellowship finalists.
Loischild, who was selected as a 2013 fellow in photography, teaches part-time in the Visual and Performing Arts Department. Her images are also being featured in Art After Clark, a juried exhibition of work by studio-art-major alumni in the Traina Center for the Arts’ Schiltkamp Gallery.
On Tuesday, March 18 at 4:30 p.m. associate professor of art history Kristina Wilson will deliver a talk titled “Race and Gender in American Design: The Politics of George Nelson.” An architect as well as designer, Nelson (1908-1986) was one of the founders of American modernism. The talk will take place at the College of the Holy Cross, Stein Lecture Hall, room 133.
As part of the Worcester Art Museum’s Book Club events, associate professor of art history John Garton will discuss Ross King’s new best-seller Leonardo and the Last Supper. The 35-minute lecture, which is free with Museum membership or admission, will be held on Thursday, March 20th at 6 p.m. at the Worcester Art Museum. The talk will be followed by a walking tour of the Museum’s galleries to consider Da Vinci’s legacy.
- Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
- Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons
Why are some countries rich and others poor? What can explain why the United States is 5 times richer than Colombia in South America or 50 times richer than Sierra Leone in West Africa?
Daron Acemoglu argues that geographic or cultural explanations of these patterns are unsatisfactory. Rather, it is the economic institutions — the structures that shape people’s economic incentives and opportunities — that critically determine a country’s wealth. Inclusive institutions create incentives and opportunities that stimulate saving, investment and innovation, while extractive economic institutions do not. Acemoglu will explain how some societies develop inclusive institutions and become prosperous while others do not. How do extractive economic and political institutions persist?
Daron Acemoglu is the Elizabeth and James Killian Professor of Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association, and the Society of Labor Economists.
This event is co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities and the Departments of Economics and Political Science. It is offered as part of the Higgins School’s Spring 2014 dialogue symposium, Embracing Failure. Click here for a complete list of Symposium events.
Post expires at 1:00am on Wednesday March 12th, 2014
Interested in a Philosophy Major or Minor, or simply taking some classes?
Join us at our
Philosophy Open House
Wednesday, March 19 | 1:30 p.m.
Beck Philosophy House Seminar Room
11 Loudon Street
Lunch will be served
All are welcome – bring a friend!
Post expires at 1:27pm on Friday March 21st, 2014
- Friday, March 14; 4 to 6 p.m.
- Winton Dining Hall
The World Is Yours is a speaker series focused on creatively solving problems. This year’s speakers include:
- Daniel Glass, inventor of The Yuni, the single-side stereo headphones.
- Mollie Murphy, co-founder of Annkissam, a company dedicated to helping nonprofits navigate their data.
Post expires at 6:00pm on Friday March 14th, 2014
Applying to Graduate School Workshop
- Monday, March 17 at 4 p.m.
- Jonas Clark 106
Thinking about Graduate School? Attend this workshop to learn about selecting a program, preparing the application, and taking the GRE.
Post expires at 5:00pm on Monday March 17th, 2014
Clark University’s Department of Political Science and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise
“Are Primary Elections Harming Democracy?”
- Thursday, March 20 at noon
- Lurie Conference Room, Higgins University Center
Robert G. Boatright, Ph.D.
Department of Political Science
Is having elections bad for American democracy? Many recent stories about political polarization have blamed primary elections for our politicians’ reluctance to seek compromise or to work toward bipartisan goals. When incumbents live in fear of “getting primaried,” the story goes, they are forced to appeal to the most ideologically extreme voters and to ignore everyone else. In his new book “Getting Primaried: The Changing Politics of Congressional Primary Challenges,” Robert Boatright looks at congressional primary challenges since 1970. He explains what has and has not changed in these elections, and whether we need to fix the way we elect our legislators.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
Economics professor Wayne Gray ‘s co-authored essay, “Do the Job Effects of Regulation Differ with the Competitive Environment?,” has recently been published in Does Regulation Kill Jobs? (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2014).
Manufacturing companies frequently oppose government imposition of environmental regulations on the grounds that such regulations will jeopardize jobs and stifle productivity. In this chapter, the authors review U.S. manufacturing data from 1973-1994 to evaluate the impact of environmental regulation on employment and output. Their analysis shows that higher levels of regulation led to statistically significant, but quantitatively very small job losses. Industries with rapidly growing demand tended to be less affected, while industries where competition was low were more sensitive to regulation.
Professor Gray’s research focuses on the consequences of environmental regulation for productivity and risk management. He serves as a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and executive director of the Boston Research Data Center of the United States Census Bureau.
THIS WEEK IN CLARK ATHLETICS – 3/10/14
UPCOMING ATHLETIC CONTESTS (Home contests in BOLD)
* NEWMAC Contest
RECENT ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT NEWS
March 10, 2014
Lima Named NEWMAC Baseball Player Of The Week
Clark University junior outfielder Daniel Lima (Manchester, Conn.) has been named New England Women’s And Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) baseball player of the week it was announced on Monday by the league office.
March 10, 2014
Ranta Named NEWMAC Defensive Player Of The Week
Clark University goalkeeper Kevin Ranta (Beverly, Mass.) had been named New England Women’s And Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s lacrosse defensive player of the week it was announced on Monday by the league office.
March 10, 2014
Allen Named NEWMAC Softball Player Of The Week
Clark University senior infielder Maya Allen (Concord, Mass.) has been named New England Women’s And Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) softball offensive player of the week it was announced on Monday by the league office.