Archive for January, 2014

New Geller Jazz Concert Series set to open at Clark with legendary bassist Ron Carter, other greats

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
New Geller Jazz Concert Series set to open at Clark with legendary bassist Ron Carter, other greats

The Visual & Performing Arts Department at Clark University has received a generous gift from The Estate of Selma Geller, which establishes a biannual jazz concert series that will pair new and emerging artists with jazz legends and support audience development programming. The Geller family’s enthusiasm for jazz inspired their gift to Clark, which... »

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Top expert on climate change to speak at Clark University Feb. 4

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Top expert on climate change to speak at Clark University Feb. 4

Clark University will present a lecture by Harvard geologist and leading environmental science expert Daniel Schrag, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, in Tilton Hall, Higgins University Center, 950 Main St. It will be followed by a public conversation with members of the Council on the Uncertain Human Future (see below). In his... »

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‘Embracing Failure’ theme of Higgins School spring dialogue symposium beginning Jan. 28

Friday, January 24th, 2014
‘Embracing Failure’ theme of Higgins School  spring dialogue symposium beginning Jan. 28

The Clark University Higgins School of Humanities will launch the Spring Dialogue Symposium, Embracing Failure, with a Community Conversation facilitated by Professor Eric DeMeulenaere (Education) at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, in the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons. “We live in a society that strives to measure our performance in every conceivable way,” writes... »

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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco packs the house (twice)

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Inaugural poet Richard Blanco packs the house (twice)

Richard Blanco smiled, gestured to the standing-room only crowd, and remarked that it was the first time he’d ever witnessed a “poetry stampede.” Indeed, the prospect of hearing Blanco, who was selected to read his original poem at President Barack Obama’s 2013 inauguration ceremony, reflect on his life and work, drew such an overwhelming... »

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Clark athletes lead sports camp, conduct research in Guatemala

Monday, January 20th, 2014
Clark athletes lead sports camp, conduct research in Guatemala

A group of Clark University student-athletes spent their holiday break participating in the Clark Athletics Service Learning Trip (CAST) to Guatemala, where they conducted research on ecotourism and led sports development activities for area children. Watch a video about the CAST trip here. The nine-day international service trip was the brainchild of former men’s... »

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CLARK magazine earns awards

Monday, January 13th, 2014
CLARK magazine earns awards

The Clark University alumni magazine has received two awards in the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District I Excellence Awards Contest. CLARK alumni magazine earned a gold award for best design, and a bronze for best writing for magazines with circulations of 25,000 and above. “We appreciate the recognition from... »

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Clark University scientist challenges government on carbon capture and storage subsidies

Monday, January 13th, 2014
Clark University scientist challenges government on carbon capture and storage subsidies

  Jennie Stephens, associate professor of environmental science and policy at Clark University, has published an opinion piece recommending that the resources devoted to reducing carbon emissions be redirected to finding alternatives to fossil fuels. In the Dec. 20, 2013, piece, which was published in the prestigious international journal Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change... »

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Physics research in Kudrolli lab attracts major funding support

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014
Physics research in Kudrolli lab attracts major funding support

Despite a difficult environment for research funding around the nation in recent years, important work conducted in Clark University Professor Arshad Kudrolli’s physics laboratory has, in just recent months, attracted major research grants. Kudrolli, who is the Jan and Larry Landry University Professor at the Department of Physics, and members of the Complex Matter and... »

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Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to speak at Clark University Jan. 20

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014
Inaugural poet Richard Blanco to speak at Clark University Jan. 20

One year since he appeared at the podium during President Barack Obama's inauguration, celebrated poet Richard Blanco will join the Clark University celebration of Martin Luther King Day, beginning at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, in Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing Street. In "Journey to the Podium," Blanco will consider... »

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Clark University prof. publishes collection of essays about beauty

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
Clark University prof. publishes collection of essays about beauty

Beauty matters. It defines identity and causes controversy. A volume of essays about how beauty has done so over the course of the twentieth century—all across the world—has recently been released by Thomas Kuehne, Clark University professor of history and Strassler Family Chair in the Study of Holocaust History, and Hartmut Berghoff, director of... »

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