Archive for February, 2014

Clark University, City of Worcester forge academic health partnership

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014
Clark University, City of Worcester forge academic health partnership

The City of Worcester and Clark University announce the creation of an innovative Academic Health Department, the result of a partnership combining scholarship and practice to improve public health. The city’s Division of Public Health and the University’s Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, together through the Academic Health Department, will harness a variety of relationships and, based upon consideration of local... »

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Clark Model U.N. Team excels at Harvard, McGill conferences

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Clark Model U.N. Team excels at Harvard, McGill conferences

Clark University’s Model United Nations Team performed well at the 60th session of the prestigious Harvard National Model U.N. Conference (HNMUN 2014), which took place Feb. 13 - 16 in Boston. The Harvard Model U.N. conference is one of the most competitive conferences in the Model U.N. circuit, attracting more than 3,000 student delegates... »

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Clark history professor’s new book examines complex world of prostitution in 18th-century Paris

Monday, February 24th, 2014
Clark history professor’s new book examines complex world of prostitution in 18th-century Paris

In her new book, “Erotic Exchanges: The World of Elite Prostitution in Eighteenth-Century Paris,” Clark University associate professor of history Nina Kushner explores the world of the eighteenth-century Parisian demimonde, in which women sold sex, company, and even love to the men of the elite in exchange for being “kept.”  In “Erotic Exchanges” (Cornell... »

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Clark professor's 'Dream Nation' explores cultural effects of Puerto Rican independence movement

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Clark professor's 'Dream Nation' explores cultural effects of Puerto Rican independence movement

While the Puerto Rican independence movement was a political failure, it has contributed immensely to the Puerto Rican identity, influencing both literature and culture. A provocative new book by Clark University associate professor of Spanish María Acosta Cruz uses examples from Puerto Rican literature, history, and pop culture to emphasize how the territory’s residents... »

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Old Clark University OneCards find a musical new life as guitar picks

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
Old Clark University OneCards find a musical new life as guitar picks

Members of the Clark University community are always finding creative ways to recycle just about everything. Clark’s OneCard’s Office recently started recycling old Clark OneCards into guitar picks. Business Manager Paul Wykes had the idea after he bought his son a guitar pick maker for Christmas in 2012. This past year, his son received... »

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Pat Glispin joins the 500 win club

Thursday, February 13th, 2014
Pat Glispin joins the 500 win club

The Clark University women’s basketball team gave longtime head coach Pat Glispin her 500th career coaching victory with a 54-51 win over Wellesley College on Feb. 12. The win also keeps the Cougars’ playoff hunt alive. Glispin, who is now in her 30th season as the head coach at Clark, becomes just the 22nd coach... »

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Clark University Mock Trial team wins bid to national tournament

Friday, February 7th, 2014
Clark University Mock Trial team wins bid to national tournament

One of Clark University’s two Mock Trial teams is moving on to the national tournament, earning its bid during the regional Intercollegiate Mock Trial Tournament held Jan. 31 – Feb. 2 at St. Anselm’s College in Manchester, N.H. The veteran “A team” will compete in the national event in Philadelphia in March. Clark entered... »

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President's lecture takes the temperature of climate change

Friday, February 7th, 2014
President's lecture takes the temperature of climate change

As climate change occurs, scientists continue to struggle with questions of how the human race must prepare, adapt, and meet its challenges. Daniel Schrag, director of the Harvard University Center for the Environment, dived into some of these critical issues in his lecture, “The Anthropocene and Its Discontents: Climate Change and the Future of... »

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‘Don’t Bite Your Tongue’ series brings campus community together over dinner and dialogue

Thursday, February 6th, 2014
‘Don’t Bite Your Tongue’ series brings campus community together over dinner and dialogue

A new series of “Don’t Bite Your Tongue” dinners brings together Clark University students – face-to-face in their residence halls – for challenging discussions on topics often kept “off the table.” The premise of the dinners is to allow for an open conversation on a potentially contentious issue, such as politics, religion, and race.... »

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Clark University to host panel discussion, ‘The financial crisis: five years later,’ on Feb. 6

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014
Clark University to host panel discussion, ‘The financial crisis: five years later,’ on Feb. 6

Clark University will host “The Financial Crisis, Five Years Later: Progress or Paralysis?” at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Razzo Hall, Traina Center for the Arts, 92 Downing St., Worcester.  Professor Jacqueline Geoghegan, chair of the Department of Economics, will moderate the discussion. Panelists include several prominent Clark alumni: Paul Saltzman ’82,... »

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