Archive for March, 2013

Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo headlines Mobile Media Workshop

Friday, March 29th, 2013
Oscar-winning actress Melissa Leo headlines Mobile Media Workshop

Clark University will experience some star power next week when Academy Award-winning actress Melissa Leo visits the campus as part of the three-day Mobile Media Workshop, April 1-3. Leo, who won the Oscar for best supporting actress in the 2010 film “The Fighter,” will be a hands-on participant, says Hugh Manon, associate professor of... »

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Clark contingent advocates on Capitol Hill for immigration reform, study abroad opportunities

Friday, March 29th, 2013
Clark contingent advocates on Capitol Hill for immigration reform, study abroad opportunities

Three Clark University undergraduates, Bridget Healy ’13, Emily Newton ’13, and Volha Hrytskevich ’13 traveled to Washington, D.C., on March 12-13 to participate in the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Advocacy Day. The three students were accompanied by Patty Doherty, associate director in the Office of Intercultural Affairs; Connie Whitehead Hanks, assistant director of... »

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GSOM Prof. Sarkis posits strategies for China’s economy and environment in Science paper

Friday, March 29th, 2013
GSOM Prof. Sarkis posits strategies for China’s economy and environment in Science paper

“China is under severe environmental distress.  We know it and the Chinese people are living it. New thinking and approaches are needed to help China make progress in addressing environmental issues,” said Joseph Sarkis, Clark University Professor of Operations and Environmental Management in the Graduate School of Management, speaking about a Policy Forum paper he... »

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Clark to celebrate 25th anniversary of ‘Earth Transformed,’ April 2

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Clark to celebrate 25th anniversary of ‘Earth Transformed,’ April 2

A quarter century ago, Clark University hosted a landmark international conference, “The Earth as Transformed by Human Action,” which highlighted international research tracing the effect of human activity on the global environment for the previous 300 years. Humanity continues to face fundamental questions explored at the conference about the fate of the biosphere and the... »

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The Denim Project hosts April events at Clark University to raise awareness on sexual violence

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

The Denim Project is a new Clark University student initiative that uses art, community, and conversation as means of raising awareness of sexual violence. In April, the group will present the following events as part of its Series on Awareness of Sexual Violence: Art Exhibit 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6 Traina Center for the... »

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Where are you from? Third Culture Kids delve into complex answers at Clark University conference

Thursday, March 21st, 2013
Where are you from? Third Culture Kids delve into complex answers at Clark University conference

"Where are you from?” is a simple question with a simple answer for most people. But for many “third culture kids,” it’s complicated and often fraught with social and emotional challenges. This and other questions relating to the growing ranks of so-called TCKs were among topics discussed at the “Third Culture Kid/Global Nomad Conference,”... »

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Clark U. students spend Spring Break helping others, near and far

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Clark U. students spend Spring Break helping others, near and far

While some Clark students might’ve spent their Spring Break regrouping and relaxing, dozens of Clarkies mobilized and set out on organized adventures near and far with the aim of assisting others in need. Thirty-one undergraduates stayed in Worcester and spent several days participating in Clark's second annual Service Learning Alternative Spring Break Staycation.  The... »

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New director sees LEEP Center as ‘a destination and an active player’

Friday, March 15th, 2013
New director sees LEEP Center as ‘a destination and an active player’

Michelle Bata is a relative newcomer to Clark University, but she’s already making history of a sort. As associate dean and the first-ever director of the LEEP Center, Bata is working to help structure the student’s academic journey through the prism of LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), Clark’s pioneering model of higher education... »

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CTCL director kicks off guidance counselor event at Clark University

Monday, March 11th, 2013
CTCL director kicks off guidance counselor event at Clark University

Guidance counselors from as far away as San Juan Capistrano, Calif., to as near as Shrewsbury, Mass., packed the John and Kay Bassett Admissions Center on Sunday to hear words of wisdom from Martha “Marty” O’Connell, the executive director of Colleges That Change Lives. O’Connell’s remarks supplied a fitting kick-off for the two-day symposium... »

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Research points to more rapid loss of glacial ice mass, rising sea level

Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Research points to more rapid loss of glacial ice mass, rising sea level

Study co-authored by Clark University geographer Prof. Gardner shows that glaciers in Canada’s Arctic will melt faster than ever and loss could be irreversible Alex S. Gardner, an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Geography at Clark University, contributed to a recent study reporting that, under a moderate climate-warming scenario, glaciers in the... »

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