Monthly Archives: August 2012

Clark psychologist publishes groundbreaking book on gay dads

According to a new book by Abbie E. Goldberg, associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Clark University, when gay men adopt, they perceive they are more readily accepted by their family members than they were when they were childless. This finding, and many other findings relevant to gay men’s experiences of adoption (e.g.,…

Princeton Review recognizes Clark among ‘Best Colleges’ 2013 edition

Clark University has again been recognized by The Princeton Review as one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education. Clark is included in the education services company’s 2013 annual college guide, “The Best 377 Colleges,” released August 21. Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and three colleges outside the United States…

LEEP Scholarships offer ‘full ride’ for up to 10 students for Fall 2013

Clark University has introduced a pioneering model for higher education called LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice) that fully integrates life-changing world, workplace and personal experiences with a robust liberal arts curriculum, giving students the full range of skills needed to thrive in today’s complex, ever-changing world. With LEEP, the University is deepening and aligning…

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2013 includes Clark University

The 2013 revised and updated Fiske Guide to Colleges includes Clark University among the list of  “best and most interesting of the more than 2,200 four-year colleges in the United States.” The Fiske Guide is compiled by Edward B. Fiske, who served for 17 years as education editor of the New York Times.  Now a…

Eight Clark students finish up Barth Summer Internships

Eight Clark undergraduate students received stipends of up to $2500 to conduct internships in the non-profit sector this summer.  The support for these internships was made possible through the generous support of Larry Franks ’73, Ellen Berelson and the Theodore H. Barth Foundation. Following is a list of these students and their internship opportunities: Kate…

Clark junior introduces his native Swaziland to recycling, composting

Student uses $10,000 stipend from Davis Projects for Peace to make his dream come true Clark University junior Bonginkhosi (Petros) Vilakati ’13 spent the summer establishing a recycling and composting program in his native Swaziland with the help of a $10,000 grant he received this spring from Davis Projects for Peace.  Vilakati’s project proposal, “Recycling…

Clark hosts workshop for High School psychology teachers in July

The 8th annual American Psychological Association-Clark UniversityWorkshop for High School Teachers was held on the Clark campus from July 16through July 18.  The APA Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) collaborated with the University to develop the workshop, which included presentations by TOPSS members and Clark psychology professors. Approximately 30 high school teachers from…

New Clark Poll: 18- to 29-year-olds are traditional about roles in sex, marriage and raising children

♦ Top results: Sex with emotional commitment; marriage before children; unions that last forever ♦ In an age of short-lived celebrity marriages, widespread divorce, babies being born outside of marriage, and the ever-popular “hooking up,” young people are remarkably traditional about their expectations for love, marriage and children—for both themselves and society at large, according to a…