Archive for September, 2011

Six new MAD scholars arrive at Clark ready to make a difference

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Six new MAD scholars arrive at Clark ready to make a difference

Clark University welcomed six Making a Difference (MAD) Scholars at the start of the Fall semester.  The Making a Difference Scholarship is awarded to incoming First-Year students who demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to social change. The 2011-2012 recipients are: Alejandro Baez, of New York, NY, is a former HIV/AIDS peer counselor who participated in... »

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Lund Award recipients honored for efforts in community engagement

Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Lund Award recipients honored for efforts in community engagement

Clark University President David Angel presented the 2011 John W. Lund Community Achievement Award to Greg Doerschler, senior analyst in Clark’s Office of Institutional Research and adviser to the Outing Club, and to fifth-year student Andre Kenstowicz. Doerschler and Kenstowicz were honored at a September 20 recognition dinner at Harrington House, the residence of... »

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Conflict, complicity and Congo: Clark summit urges informed activism in troubled African nation

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
Conflict, complicity and Congo: Clark summit urges informed activism in troubled African nation

Chouchou Namegabe stood before a spellbound audience in the Kneller Athletic Center on Saturday and talked about the rape of her country. “Women’s bodies are being used as a battlefield,” Namegabe said. “Each single case is a tragedy.” The journalist and activist described how systematic sexual assaults on women and children in east Congo... »

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Aspen Institute names Clark MBA program to biennial list of top 100

Friday, September 23rd, 2011
Aspen Institute names Clark MBA program to biennial list of top 100

Clark University’s Graduate School of Management (GSOM) has been included on a list of Top 100 MBA programs worldwide, compiled by The Aspen Institute for its biennial Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey. GSOM was selected for demonstrating significant leadership in integrating social, environmental and ethical issues into its program. The Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey is... »

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Prof. wins Fulbright Canada award to study possible cancer links

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011
Prof. wins Fulbright Canada award to study possible cancer links

Liza Grandia, Assistant Professor at Clark University’s International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Department, has been granted a Fulbright Canada award to conduct research at McGill University. Grandia will focus on Dow Chemical’s NAFTA challenge of Canada’s ban of the herbicide 2,4-D, due to its alleged links to cancer causation. Professor Grandia will join... »

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Clark announces endowed chairs

Friday, September 16th, 2011
Clark announces endowed chairs

Clark University Provost Davis Baird has announced the appointment of the next holders of four endowed chairs. Arshad Kudrolli has been appointed to a three-year term as the new Jan and Larry Landry University Professor. Established in 1997, the Landry University Professorship is made possible by a generous gift from Larry Landry ’71, M.B.A.... »

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Mayor Wong to speak on education, Chinese heritage issues Sept. 28

Thursday, September 15th, 2011
Mayor Wong to speak on education, Chinese heritage issues Sept. 28

Fitchburg Mayor Lisa A. Wong (黃素芬), Massachusetts’ first female mayor of Chinese heritage and so far the United States' second youngest Chinese-heritage mayor, will speak at Clark University about education and Chinese heritage issues, at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the Grace Conference Room, Higgins University Center, 950 Main St. The event, which... »

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More than 1,000 expected at int'l summit on conflict-free minerals

Thursday, September 15th, 2011
More than 1,000 expected at int'l summit on conflict-free minerals

More than 1,000 people from around the globe will travel to Clark University on September 24th to participate in an international summit on Informed Activism: Scarce Resources, Armed Conflict and Congo.  Convened by the University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, in partnership with Los Angeles based Jewish World Watch, the summit will... »

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Clark celebrates 25 years of the Higgins School of Humanities

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

♦ Fall Symposium to focus on ‘Why We Educate’ ♦  This fall, Clark University’s Higgins School of Humanities will celebrate 25 years since its founding by Alice Coonley Higgins.  Since 1986, the Higgins School as provided a wealth of support through grants for humanities faculty research, sponsored innovative interdisciplinary seminars, and convened innumerable public programs,... »

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Clark in top 40 'Great Schools, Great Prices' in U.S. News 'Best' list

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Clark University’s academic caliber and financial value has helped it climb up ten spots from last year to earn a No. 31 ranking in the “Great Schools, Great  Prices” category of the 2012 edition of America’s Best Colleges released by the U.S News Media Group. “We think it is especially noteworthy that Clark was... »

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