TODAY at 3: Geography holds Undergraduate Awards & Honors Ceremony


Posted by Rachel Levitt | Posted on Apr 16, 2014

Please join us for the Geography Departmental Awards & Honors Ceremony TODAY (Wednesday, April 16) from 3 to 4 p.m. in Lurie Conference Room in the UC. There will be a brief ceremony where students will receive their certificates, and there will be a reception to follow (cake and light refreshments)!

We have students who have won the following awards:

  • Ellen Churchill Semple Award
  • IDRISI Excellence in Geographic Information Science Award
  • NCGE Excellence in Scholarship Award
  • Linda Roth Memorial Activist Scholar Award
  • The Marcia V. Szugda-Emani Memorial Scholarship Award
  • Strabo Award
  • Global Environmental Studies Outstanding Student Award

We also have students who will be inducted into Gamma Theta Upsilon during this ceremony (see attached), as well as students who have been inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

We hope that you will be able to join us to honor the academic excellence of our students!

Academic Spree Day is April 23


Posted by Rebecca Bergmann | Posted on Apr 16, 2014

ACADEMIC SPREE DAY will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, from 12 to 4:30 p.m. in the University Center and the Academic Commons (Library).

Come see the research, scholarship, and creativity of Clark’s undergraduate students. Student work includes posters, oral presentations, and art displays.

All are welcome!


Tuesday’s Earth Week Events


Posted by Rachel Sorenson | Posted on Apr 15, 2014

Boy do we have a great line-up for you tomorrow – Tuesday is FULL with diverse events. Make sure to check a couple of these out:

  • Green Grad Scavenger Hunt Continues!
  • Sustainable Clark Tabling 11am-2p, Red Square
  • Green Business Partner Tabling: ITS and EL Harvey, 11am-2pm UC
  • Earth Week Skill Share: Make Biofuel, 12pm-3pm, The Green, outside the Power Plant
  • Earth Week Speaker: The Imperiled Electricity Grid, 2pm-3pm, National Grid Sustainability Hub
  • ES&P Lecture, 3-4:15, Lurie Conference Room
  • E-Waste Collection Drive, Barrel under the stairs in the UC
  • Yoga on the Green! Meet on the Green, 3pm-4:15pm.
  • Teach-ins from 3:00pm-5:00pm Johnson Auditorium in Sackler: – Your favorite Clark staff share their personal green stories and plans for Clark’s more sustainable future. Short presentations followed by Q&A in a lively, informal dialog. Don’t miss this chance! What does real-life sustainability look like? What is happening on your home turf at Clark? Come prepared to ask and learn! The following shows who is presenting and their topic:

Sackler #120, Johnson Auditorium

3:00 – 3:30             Mike Dawley                       What is Happening Across Main St?

3:30 – 4:00            Rachael Shea                       Sustainability & the Sacred

4:00 – 4:30            Alex Villagomez                 A Shipping Container & A Treehouse

4:30 – 5:00            Ben Gardener                      My Green Life, My LEEP

  • Lakota Elder speaks-all welcome to Rachel Shea’s Sustainability & the Sacred class, Goddard Fire Pit, 6:30pm-9pm
  • Movie: Baraka. Jefferson 222, 9pm-11pm

For more information on these events, please consult Earth Week’s Google Calendar. We hope to see you there!  


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April 18: Carl Robert Keyes lecture on advertising, 18th-century lit. magazines


Posted by Shalyn Hopley | Posted on Apr 15, 2014

“Disperse thousands … in every direction or point of the compass…”

Advertisements, Marketing Networks, and Late Eighteenth-Century Literary Magazines presented by Carl Robert Keyes

  • Friday, April 18; 3 p.m.
  • Fuller Music Room (4th floor, Goddard Library)

Advertisements printed on the wrappers that accompanied magazines in the late 18th century transformed  those periodicals devoted to poetry and historical and literary essays into utilitarian instruments for stimulating consumer demand for a variety of goods and services, thereby expanding commercial markets and maximizing profits for the publishers and advertisers.

Carl Robert Keyes is Assistant Professor of History at Assumption College. He is currently revising Early American Advertising:  Marketing and Consumer Culture in Eighteenth-Century America.  He is the author of “A Revolution in Advertising: ‘Buy American’ Campaigns in the Late Eighteenth Century,” included in a three-volume anthology of essays exploring the history of advertising in America. His “History Prints, Newspaper Advertisement, and Cultivating Citizen Consumers:  Patriotism and Partisanship in Marketing Campaigns in the Era of the Revolution” will appear in the Fall 2014 issue of American Periodicals, the journal of the Research Society for American Periodicals.


April 19: Clark Sinfonia to perform free concert in Razzo Hall


Posted by Tina Zlody | Posted on Apr 15, 2014


  • Saturday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts

The Clark Sinfonia was founded in the spring of 2003 and is a string ensemble with the occasional addition of wind, brass, and timpani. Its musical foundations are the excellent repertoire available for strings, along with the symphonic repertoire of Haydn and Mozart. To date the group’s repertoire list includes more than major works, most notably Shostakovitch’s Chamber Symphony and Haydn’s Symphony no. 104, the “London.” The group runs without a conductor to allow the musicians greater freedom and responsibility.

Saturday’s program will include traditional Irish Jigs, music by Shostakovitch and more!

Free and Open to the public.  For more information, call 508-793-7356  or email Clark Arts.

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April 24: Students of Sima Kustanovich present chamber music concert


Posted by Tina Zlody | Posted on Apr 15, 2014

  • Thursday, April 24 at noon
  • Dana Commons second floor lounge (LEEP Center)

Music students taught and accompanied by Sima Kustanovich will present a noontime concert that is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 508-793-7356  or email Clark Arts.

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April 24: Political Science/IDCE sponsor discussion of internships, career opportunities in diplomacy


Posted by Judith Barton | Posted on Apr 15, 2014

“Discussing Internships and Career Opportunities in Diplomacy”
By Evyenia Sidereas, The U.S. State Department’s Diplomat in Residence for New England

  • Thursday, April 24,; 12 to 1 p.m.
  • JEFF 222 (Jefferson Academic Building)

Evyenia-Sidereas-Talk-April14-14This talk will be followed by a Q&A session for students who might be interested in pursuing careers in the Foreign and Civil Service. Internships and career opportunities are limited to U.S. citizens, but all students are welcome to attend the discussion.

For paid and unpaid Internship programs, please visit

Evyenia Sidereas joined the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in 1999. Her wide-ranging overseas assignments have taken her to Thailand, Kosovo, Egypt and Iraq. Most recently, Ms. Sidereas has served in Washington, DC as a Senior Watch Officer in the Department’s Operations Center, and as Acting Director of the Maghreb Affairs Office, coordinating the State Department’s policy development on North Africa.

A native of Chicago, Ms. Sidereas attended DePaul University, and obtained her master’s degree from the London School of Economics. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Sidereas was a research assistant at a non-governmental organization working to promote human rights. She speaks Greek and Arabic.

Refreshments will be provided; free and open to all in the Clark community.

The talk is co-sponsored by the Political Science Department, through “The Francis A. Harrington Public Affairs Fund” and IDCE



Posted by Joseph Brady | Posted on Apr 14, 2014


APRIL – – Check the Web Site for the updated schedule due to weather and field conditions
Tue 15 Softball MIT  * 
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Tue 15 Baseball Babson College  * 
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3:30 PM
Tue 15 Softball MIT  * 
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Wed 16 Men’s Tennis Coast Guard Academy  * 4:00 PM
Wed 16 Men’s Lacrosse Babson College  * 
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7:00 PM
Fri 18 Softball Babson College  * 
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3:00 PM
Fri 18 Baseball Coast Guard Academy  * 
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Fri 18 Softball Babson College  * 
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Sat 19 Women’s Rowing NEWMAC Championships 
(Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.)
Sat 19 Baseball at Coast Guard Academy  * 12:00 PM
Sat 19 Softball at Emerson College  *
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Sat 19 Men’s Tennis at Wheaton College  * 1:00 PM
Sat 19 Men’s Lacrosse Massachusetts Maritime  * 
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Sat 19 Softball at Emerson College  *
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Sat 19 Baseball at Coast Guard Academy  * 3:00 PM
Sun 20 Women’s Rowing WPI, Tufts University
(Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.)
Sun 20 Men’s Rowing WPI, Tufts University
(Lake Quinsigamond, Worcester, Mass.)

* NEWMAC Contest

April 14, 2014
Dubois, O’Brien Sweep Weekly Awards
Clark University teammates Derek Dubois and Nicholas O’Brien swept the New England Women’s And Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly baseball awards it was announced on Monday by the league office. Dubois picked up his second pitcher of the week award, while O’Brien earned his first ever player of the week nod.

April 14, 2014
Johnson Named NEWMAC Offensive Player of the Week 
During the most explosive offensive week of his young career, Clark University freshman Nick Johnson has been named New England Women’s And Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) lacrosse offensive player of the week it was announced by the league office on Monday.

April 7, 2014
Cronin Named Director of Athletics And Recreation
Trish Cronin, who has served as interim director for the past eight months, has been named the Director of Athletics and Recreation at Clark University it was announced today by University President David Angel following a highly competitive national search.


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TODAY: Geography Info Session & TRIVIA NIGHT


Posted by Rachel Levitt | Posted on Apr 14, 2014

Please join us today ( in Lurie Conference Room from 12-2pm for an info session for undergraduate students looking to learn more about the Geography, Global Environmental Systems (GES), and Earth System Science (ESS) majors and minors!

Then, join us later tonight in Jefferson 218 from 8 to 10 p.m. for TRIVIA NIGHT!
Free snacks will be provided, and prizes will be available!


April 15 Marsh lecture looks at ‘Emerging Alternative Pathways in the 21st Century’


Posted by Lu Ann Pacenka | Posted on Apr 14, 2014



Creative Destruction and Great Transitions: Emerging Alternative Pathways in the 21st Century 


  • Tuesday, April 15; 3 to 4:15 p.m.
  • University Center, Lurie Conference Room

Maharajh_75Rasigan Maharajh, Visiting Scholar: George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University; Research Fellow: Tellus Institute, Boston; Chief Director: Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology, Republic of South Africa

The seminar will explore the aspects of the world systems, crisis’s and conflicts that engulf the contemporary conjuncture. It will focus on Inequality, Unemployment and Ecological unSustainability as institutional anachronisms of the global political economy. In suggesting emerging alternatives, a focus will be placed on the fast emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). An elaboration of counter-hegemony and neo-liberalism will serve to illustrate developmental challenges of the second decade of the 21st Century. Deriving from these and an engagement with the narrative of the ‘great transition,’ some further collaborative and socially engaged research directions are advanced.

Sponsored by: George Perkins Marsh Institute and the ES&P program in IDCE
For more information, e-mail or call 508-751-4619.