Archive for March, 2012

Mortimer Appley, Clark’s sixth president, passes away at 90

Friday, March 30th, 2012
Mortimer Appley, Clark’s sixth president, passes away at 90

Mortimer H. Appley, the sixth president of Clark University, died Thursday, March 29, at the age of 90. Appley was inaugurated as Clark president on July 1, 1974, and served for 10 years. “The Clark community is saddened to learn of the death of Mort Appley, an accomplished academician, who also provided a firm... »

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Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark wins Service Excellence award

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at Clark wins Service Excellence award

The Massachusetts Small Business Development Center office located at Clark University has been named the winner of the 2012 Service Excellence award, according to an announcement by Robert Nelson, Massachusetts U.S. Small Business Administration District Director. The Service Excellence award is presented annually to recognize particular MSBDCs for excellence and innovation in providing training... »

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Advisory Committee expected to play key role in shaping LEEP

Thursday, March 29th, 2012
Advisory Committee expected to play key role in shaping LEEP

As deputy chief of staff for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, T.F. Scott Darling ’84 works for an organization that knows a thing about getting people from one place to another. So it seems appropriate that as he talks about Clark’s pioneering model for higher education, LEEP™ (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), Darling uses... »

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Clark's 'golden age' of sports to be recalled at Reunion reception

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
Clark's 'golden age' of sports to be recalled at Reunion reception

It’s safe to say that a winning attitude is nestled comfortably in Wally Halas’ DNA. He is descended from sports royalty. His great uncle, George Halas, was the legendary coach of the Chicago Bears, which steamrolled through the NFL in the ’30s and ’40s, earning the team the nickname “Monsters of the Midway.” Halas’... »

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April 2 plug-in event on campus aims to energize electric vehicle use

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Electric vehicles are slowly but steadily gaining traction with consumers in New England, and drivers of EVs in Worcester will soon be “topping off” at charging stations at Clark University, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Quinsigamond Community College, and other sites set to be in service soon. The public is invited to join government and university... »

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A step toward conservation: Livdahl receives $380,000 NIH grant for parasite dynamics research

Monday, March 26th, 2012
A step toward conservation: Livdahl receives $380,000 NIH grant for parasite dynamics research

Professor Todd Livdahl of Clark's Department of Biology recently was awarded a three-year, $380,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for his research titled "Community diversity and parasite dynamics." This award will support Livdahl’s research on “host dilution,” a hypothesized relationship between the success of a disease and the number of species that the... »

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Return on Education website illustrates value of a Clark degree

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
Return on Education website illustrates value of a Clark degree

What is a college education worth? The question is both blunt and pervasive, and it’s at the forefront for many prospective students and their parents, who are weighing the value of a college diploma against the expense of earning it. Families are looking for schools that not only provide an excellent education, but will... »

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Clark hosts guidance counselors for sessions on Emerging Adulthood, LEEP, college 'investment'

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012
Clark hosts guidance counselors for sessions on Emerging Adulthood, LEEP, college 'investment'

They arrived on campus from Chicago and Los Angeles, St. Louis and Raleigh, Cincinnati and Minneapolis, New York and Boston. The schools they represented ran the gamut from elite private institutions to charter schools in struggling urban areas. Thirty guidance counselors and consultants from across the country spent March 18 and 19 at Clark,... »

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Clark ONE chapter recognized for its programming — and its passion

Monday, March 19th, 2012
Clark ONE chapter recognized for its programming — and its passion

Clark University’s ONE Chapter may only include 20 students, but they’re an amazing and effective group of young organizers.  As of this writing, Clark’s ONE Chapter is third on the leaderboard in the ONE Campus Challenge (OCC), a friendly national competition involving 3,000+ schools to determine which university’s student body has the most effective... »

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Architect John Johansen recalls Goddard Library’s opening chapter

Friday, March 16th, 2012
Architect John Johansen recalls Goddard Library’s opening chapter

John M. Johansen considered the audience seated before him inside the Robert Hutchings Goddard Library’s Rare Book Room, and offered a humble assessment of the building he designed 43 years ago. “Architects think of their most recent work as being their best,” he said. “But they can come back to earlier work and they... »

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