Archive for April, 2013

Clark University education professor co-authors book, says ‘coaching makes better teachers’

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Clark University education professor co-authors book, says ‘coaching makes better teachers’

Can coaching a bunch of teenage girls on a soccer field make you a better teacher?  A new book co-authored by Clark University professor Eric DeMeulenaere, “Reflections from the Field: How Coaching Made Us Better Teachers” (Information Age Publishing, $24.95), argues just that. DeMeulenaere and his co-authors James E. McDermott, part-time faculty member at Clark University;... »

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Activist Carolyn Mugar to speak at Clark commencement, May 19

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Activist Carolyn Mugar to speak at Clark commencement, May 19

Clark University will hold its 109th Commencement on Sunday, May 19, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green, rain or shine. The procession from the Kneller Athletic Center begins at 1:15 p.m.; the ceremony starts at 1:30 p.m. The commencement speaker will be Carolyn Mugar, executive director of Farm Aid, an organization that keeps family... »

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Clark is first Mass. school to commit to ‘real food’ purchasing

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Clark is first Mass. school to commit to ‘real food’ purchasing

Clark University President David Angel has signed a pledge that the university will have 20 percent “real food” by 2020. This commitment is part of a national campaign coordinated by the Real Food Challenge, an organization that works with colleges and universities across the country to shift spending in cafeterias toward more locally produced,... »

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Clark named in Princeton Review’s 2013 guide to top ‘green colleges’

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013
Clark named in Princeton Review’s 2013 guide to top ‘green colleges’

Clark University has been recognized by the Princeton Review as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the United States and Canada, joining the ranks of outstanding universities and colleges nationwide that are leading the “green” movement through their own special programs and initiatives. Clark is included in the just-released, fourth edition of the... »

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William ’76 and Jane ’75 Mosakowski are honored for gift to Goddard Library collections

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
William ’76 and Jane ’75 Mosakowski are honored for gift to Goddard Library collections

Libraries are typically quiet places, reserved for study and reflection. But for a brief moment on April 15, inside the Robert H. Goddard Library, the golden rule was heartily ignored as members of the Clark University staff and faculty broke into applause to honor William ’76 and Jane ’75 Mosakowski for their significant contributions... »

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Harrington lecturer Walt explores curse-worthy U.S. foreign policy

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Harrington lecturer Walt explores curse-worthy U.S. foreign policy

“The events of this past week remind us that we still live in a dangerous world, where we need well-informed and intelligent public policies to keep us safe.” With this allusion to the Boston Marathon bombing that had occurred three days earlier, Harvard  Kennedy School of Government Professor Stephen Walt introduced the subject of... »

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Franklin Eneh ’13 places second in Chinese language speech contest

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Franklin Eneh ’13 places second in Chinese language speech contest

Clark University’s Franklin Eneh ’13 placed second in the advanced level of the Chinese Bridge Mandarin Chinese Language Speech Contest held recently at the Confucius Institute at UMass Boston. The contest was open to students from colleges and universities in Massachusetts. A student from Harvard University won first place. “First semester freshman year I... »

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Climate change book series features Clark University contributors

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
Climate change book series features Clark University contributors

A new book series about climate change has Clark University written all over it. The four-volume “Climate Change: An Encyclopedia of Science and History” is co-edited by Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy, and boasts contributions from a host of Clark faculty, students and alumni. The series provides a holistic consideration... »

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Clarkies flaunt their talents, celebrate creativity at REVERB

Monday, April 15th, 2013
Clarkies flaunt their talents, celebrate creativity at REVERB

On Friday, April 5, Clark University students held REVERB, a student-designed event that showcased the creativity of, and fostered collaboration among, the Clark community. More than 50 Clark students, faculty, and staff shared their knitting and rug-making techniques and Cirque du Soleil-type stunts with fellow Clarkies, while others impressed their peers with their poetry,... »

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Harrington lecture will focus on dysfunction of U.S. foreign policy

Friday, April 12th, 2013
Harrington lecture will focus on dysfunction of U.S. foreign policy

Clark University’s Harrington Public Affairs Lecture Series will sponsor “Follies, Failures and -Ups: Why is U.S. Foreign Policy So Dysfunctional?,” a lecture by Stephen M. Walt of the Harvard Kennedy School. The talk will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. in room 320 of Jefferson Academic Center. It is free and open to... »

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