Clark U. History Professor investigating rare, century-old photos of Worcester’s early residents of color

Clark History Professor Janette Greenwood

  Clark University History Professor Janette Greenwood has teamed up with retired teacher and Charlton historian Frank Morrill to research the identities of some early Worcester residents—people of color—pictured in rare photographs that date back to the turn of the last century. The photos are those of the late William Bullard, of Worcester, a photographer…

Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize-winner Natasha Tretheway tells her story

Natasha Tretheway’s newest collection of poems, titled “Thrall,” enthralled an audience in Clark University’s Atwood Hall on Nov. 4, as she delved into matters of race, family, history, and the moving target that is our evolving perceptions of all three. Tretheway’s appearance was part of the African American Intellectual Culture Series and the Higgins School…

Expert on American education achievement gap to speak at Clark University Nov. 18

Eric Schwarz

Eric Schwarz, author of “The Opportunity Equation: How Citizen Teachers are Combating the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools,” will speak at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Tilton Hall, 2nd floor of the Higgins University Center at Clark University. Schwarz’s lecture, “The Opportunity Equation: How a shadow education system outside of school is growing America’s achievement…

‘Manufacturing Denial’ conference delves into multi-disciplinary genocide scholarship

The closing panel of the conference “Manufacturing Denial: the Assault on Scholarship and Truth,” in Dana Commons at Clark University (Oct. 25): From left, Massimo Pigliucci, biologist and philosopher at the City University of New York; Johanna Vollhardt, assistant professor of psychology, Clark University; Richard Hovannisian, professor of Armenian and Near Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles; and Khatchig Mouradian, editor of the Armenian Weekly and the coordinator of the Armenian Genocide Program at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights at Rutgers University. Mouradian is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Strassler Center at Clark

Historians, social scientists, philosophers, and natural scientists gathered recently at Clark University to discuss the phenomena of genocide denial and the denial of scientific truth—from evolution to climate change—during an academic conference held at both Clark and Worcester State University. “Manufacturing Denial: the Assault on Scholarship and Truth” (Oct. 24-25) was co-sponsored and organized by…