Archive for September, 2012

Worcester an Innovation Center in $2.6M arts-STEM learning grant

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Worcester is one of three cities selected to share a National Science Foundation (NSF) award of $2,654,895 for the Art of Science Learning Phase 2 grant titled "Integrating Informal STEM and Arts-Based Learning to Foster Innovation." Over the next four years, this  NSF grant will fund arts-based incubators for innovation in STEM (Science, Technology,... »

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Clark community celebrates: ‘We finally have the campus we wanted’

Friday, September 21st, 2012
Clark community celebrates: ‘We finally have the campus we wanted’

Block Party heralds Downing St. transformation September 14 was a day of celebration at Clark, as students, faculty, staff and friends joined President David Angel at a Block Party to officially recognize the transformation of Downing Street into a pedestrian plaza as well as other notable campus improvements. President Angel told the gathering that... »

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Johnston receives grant for research that will help protect Northeast coastal communities

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Johnston receives grant for research that will help protect Northeast coastal communities

Clark University Professor of Economics Robert Johnston, director of the George Perkins Marsh Institute, was recently awarded a $199,947 grant from the Northeast Sea Grant Consortium for his project titled “Climate change adaptation and ecosystem service resilience in Northeast coastal communities.” The grant will support his research on the vulnerability of Northeast coastal communities... »

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Political Science students hear guest lecture by ex-Gov. Dukakis

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Political Science students hear guest lecture by ex-Gov. Dukakis

  Michael Dukakis, former Governor of Massachusetts and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee, offered his insider’s perspectives to a group of Clark students on Sept. 17 during a frank discussion about life in public office, his own and current election strategies – both winning and losing – some recent political history, and today’s political climate.... »

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Difficult Dialogues Symposium to feature cultural historian, Sept. 17

Monday, September 17th, 2012
Difficult Dialogues Symposium to feature cultural historian, Sept. 17

Fall events, lectures to focus on death, extinction, renewal Clark will host cultural historian Morris Berman tonight for the first public lecture of the fall semester’s Difficult Dialogues Symposium, “The End of Things/Death, Extinction, Renewal." Berman will deliver “The Waning of the Modern Ages” at 7 p.m. Monday evening, in the Higgins Lounge at... »

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Clark University rises in U.S. News & World Report college rankings

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012
Clark University rises in U.S. News & World Report college rankings

Clark University is again recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s 2013 edition of Best Colleges. The just-released issue recognizes Clark’s outstanding academics and financial value, placing Clark at No. 83 among national universities and No. 28 on the list of “Great Schools at Great Prices.” Clark placed at No. 94 in last year’s... »

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New Clark Poll of Emerging Adults belies 'freeloader' stereotype

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012
New Clark Poll of Emerging Adults belies 'freeloader' stereotype

In contrast with cultural stereotypes, particularly that of "freeloading" off their parents, young people actually receive little to no financial support from their parents and strive for independence, even if it means living on a tight budget, according to the latest Clark University Poll of Emerging Adults. The poll, directed by Clark research professor of psychology... »

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Prof. Gary Chaison’s labor expertise makes him a media favorite

Monday, September 10th, 2012
Prof. Gary Chaison’s labor expertise makes him a media favorite

In 2009, faced with a 23 percent pay cut and threats to close permanently The Boston Globe, the union employees of New England’s flagship newspaper returned to the bargaining table and settled for a 6 percent wage cut, pension freeze, reduced health care benefits and a five-day unpaid furlough. According to Gary Chaison, professor... »

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GSOM’s O’Brien greens businesses from Worcester to Vietnam

Friday, September 7th, 2012
GSOM’s O’Brien greens businesses from Worcester to Vietnam

Will O’Brien may have the campus’s best answer to the age-old question: How did you spend your summer vacation? O’Brien, visiting lecturer at the Clark University Graduate School of Management, devoted two weeks in June to lecture about sustainability practices to 40 M.B.A. students at Vietnam National University in Hanoi. The overseas trip also... »

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Class of '16, returning students greeted by campus transformations

Friday, September 7th, 2012
Class of '16, returning students greeted by campus transformations

Students and other members of the Clark University community who had been away during the summer were greeted by many changes to the campus landscape. The transformation of a portion of Downing Street—from Florence to Woodland streets—into a pedestrian plaza was among a host of physical changes, including an expansion of the Fuller Quad... »

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