Archive for November, 2011

Clark ranks third in ONE Campus Challenge, holds events this week marking World AIDS Day

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Clark ranks third in ONE Campus Challenge, holds events this week marking World AIDS Day

Clark University’s student chapter of the anti-poverty organization, ONE, will be celebrating World AIDS Day with several events this week, including a World AIDS Day celebration they hope will attract hundreds of students and members of the campus community. Clark currently ranks third (out of 2581 schools) in this year’s ONE Campus Challenge – an... »

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Online conference explores animal behavior; Prof. Foster to moderate 'observational learning' session

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
Online conference explores animal behavior; Prof. Foster to moderate 'observational learning' session

Did you know that humans aren't the only primates that will barter with one another to achieve some mutual benefit? (Capuchin monkeys and chimpanzees also recognize the value of a fair trade.) Or that various animal species, from insects to humans, spar over reproductive roles, with the “breeder” typically enjoying king-of-the-hill status? Or that when it... »

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MBA student, entrepreneur excels at ‘elevator pitch' competition

Monday, November 28th, 2011
MBA student, entrepreneur excels at ‘elevator pitch' competition

Clark University graduate student Brad McNamara won second place at the Princeton Entrepreneurship Pitch Contest in Boston on Nov. 17, presenting an “elevator pitch” about his new business model aimed at meeting the growing demand for environmentally friendly, locally grown produce. McNamara, who is pursuing his MBA in social change and a master’s degree in... »

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Drop by drop: Kudrolli physics lab builds landmark research on sand

Monday, November 28th, 2011
Drop by drop: Kudrolli physics lab builds landmark research on sand

A research paper by Clark University Professor Arshad Kudrolli, chair of the Physics Department and Jan and Larry Landry University Professor, and post-doctoral research associate Julien Chopin, titled “Building Designed Granular Towers One Drop at a Time,” recently scored a science-publication hat trick of sorts, highlighted not only in Physical Review Letters (Editor’s Suggestion) but... »

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Clark Admissions slated to go SAT/ACT optional for fall 2013

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Clark University will make the submission of standardized test scores an optional part of the admissions process, beginning with the class enrolling in Fall 2013. Clark’s decision to institute a test-optional policy follows an extensive study by the Office of Admissions and the Clark faculty. “By taking a holistic view of a student’s capabilities,... »

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MassRecycle names Sodexo at Clark 2011 GOLD Award Winner

Friday, November 18th, 2011
MassRecycle names Sodexo at Clark 2011 GOLD Award Winner

Sodexo, which provides food services at Clark University’s three dining locations and catering for the Worcester campus, has been named “2011 Gold Award Winner” in the Food Establishment category by MassRecycle. The awards recognize individuals, businesses, municipalities and organizations for outstanding efforts to increase recycling and eliminate waste in Massachusetts. MassRecycle presented the Food Establishment Recycling... »

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Students' high-level conservation research aids public reporting

Friday, November 18th, 2011
Students' high-level conservation research aids public reporting

Senior and graduate students in Professor John Baker’s “Small-Scale Land Conservation Principles” course have been engaging in some grand-scale experiential learning this fall, conducting field work at several conservation sites in Petersham, Massachusetts, as they work to produce two public conservation documents to be submitted for approval by the state. Baker, research associate professor... »

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Financial aid handbook cites Clark's 'active discovery' and affordability

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

 Clark University is singled out in the “Best Bets List” included in “The Financial Aid Handbook: Getting the Education You Want for the Price You Can Afford” (The Career Press, Inc. 2011), by Carol Stack and Ruth Vedvik. The authors—college admission officers with more than 70 years of experience between them—include Clark in their list of 60... »

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Gurel lecturer calls for a 'data crusade' in education system

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011
Gurel lecturer calls for a 'data crusade' in education system

In a world awash with information, where everyone from retailers to online dating services gathers, studies and deploys targeted data to improve performance, it stands to reason that the United States’ education system would make similar strides to boost student achievement. But that hasn’t been so. According to Aimee Rogstad Guidera, executive director of... »

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Enloe adds insights to PBS series on ‘Women, War and Peace’

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Secretaries of State, leading activists also in final episode premiering Nov. 8 Cynthia Enloe, Research Professor at Clark University’s Department of International Development, Community, and Environment and Women’s and Gender Studies, will appear in the finale of the acclaimed, five-part PBS series, “Women, War & Peace.” The final episode, titled “War Redefined,” will premiere... »

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