Archive for May, 2012

New multi-campus partnership aims for sustainability 'SynergE'

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
New multi-campus partnership aims for sustainability 'SynergE'

A new multi-campus partnership involving some of Worcester’s leading colleges will boost efforts to save energy and reduce carbon emissions through innovative technical, financial, and human solutions. Clark University, the College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute have partnered with National Grid and GreenerU in establishing “SynergE Worcester,” an initiative that will... »

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Clark receives 329K NSF grant to extend REU Site designation, fund HERO program into 2015

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Clark receives 329K NSF grant to extend REU Site designation, fund HERO program into 2015

Clark University has been awarded a three-year, $329,992 grant from the National Science Foundation for a new program titled, “REU Site: Mapping Beetles, Trees, Neighborhoods, and Policies: A Multi-Scaled, Urban Ecological Assessment of the Asian Longhorned Beetle Invasion in New England (HERO).” This grant extends Clark’s designation as a national Research Experiences for Undergraduates... »

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Clark opportunities extolled, alumni feted at Reunion dinner

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
Clark opportunities extolled, alumni feted at Reunion dinner

The world opened up for Michael Ross ’93 the day he arrived in Hughes Hall as a first-year student in 1989. The kid from a working-class Boston family found himself becoming fast friends with students who hailed from Pakistan, Jamaica, and that most exotic of locales, New York. Ross also discovered that Clark was... »

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Clark holds 108th Commencement

Sunday, May 20th, 2012
Clark holds 108th Commencement

Clark University celebrated its 108th Commencement on Sunday, May 20.  Degrees were granted to 1,092 graduates:  546 baccalaureate, 520 masters, and 26 doctoral. Carol Geary Schneider, the president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U), delivered the Commencement address. AAC&U is the leading national organization devoted to advancing and strengthening undergraduate liberal... »

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Anthropologist’s new book looks at plight of indigenous Maya group

Thursday, May 17th, 2012
Anthropologist’s new book looks at plight of indigenous Maya group

Liza Grandia, assistant professor at Clark University, finds it difficult to look at the coffee, bananas or sausage on her breakfast table without thinking about the territorial plight of the nearly one million people that make up Q'eqchi’ Maya, Guatemala's second largest indigenous group, a group she has followed for nearly 18 years. Grandia’s... »

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President David Angel’s blog featured on The Huffington Post

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
President David Angel’s blog featured on The Huffington Post

Clark University President David Angel has entered the blogosphere, writing about the issues affecting higher education, on the national news site The Huffington Post. His first blog makes the case for the value of a college education in a challenging and fluid economy, and he notes how universities are helping their students and recent... »

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New Clark survey of emerging adults reveals views on education

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The “Now” generation says “Wait” - New Clark poll reveals fast-moving emerging adults won’t skip college and view it as ultimate success ticket. Despite the rising cost of tuition, more than 80 percent of emerging adults ages 18 to 29 agree that one of the most important keys to success in life is a college... »

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Peace Corps partners with IDCE in graduate fellowship program

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Peace Corps partners with IDCE in graduate fellowship program

The Peace Corps has welcomed Clark University’s International Development, Community & Environment (IDCE) department to its Paul D. Coverdell Fellows program, a graduate fellowship that offers financial assistance to returned Peace Corps volunteers (RPCVs) and places them in degree-related, professional internships in underserved American communities. Through the program, RPCVs admitted to Clark’s IDCE graduate... »

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Clark students recognized, present at Ethnic Studies Conference

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
Clark students recognized, present at Ethnic Studies Conference

Five Clark University students and two faculty members attended and presented at the 40th annual conference of the National Association for Ethnic Studies (NAES), held April 4-7 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Elizabeth Guarino ’13, an English major, won the Cortland Auser Undergraduate Student Paper Competition for “The Impacts of the ‘Ethnic Studies’ Law on the... »

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Clark undergraduates receive Steinbrecher Fellowships to support creative research

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Clark undergraduates receive Steinbrecher Fellowships to support creative research

Ten Clark University undergraduate students were recently named Steinbrecher Fellows; all will undertake projects this summer and during the 2012-2013 academic year.  The Steinbrecher Fellowship Program was established in 2006 to encourage and support Clark undergraduates’ pursuit of original ideas, creative research, and community service projects. The 2012-2013 Steinbrecher Fellows and their projects are:... »

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