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Clark University to hold 112th Commencement on Sunday, May 22

Esteemed social entrepreneur Catalina Escobar ’93 will speak at Clark’s Commencement, May 22. She is pictured here at the Juanfe Foundation in Colombia, which she created and directs.

Speaker is Colombian health care champion, globally recognized social entrepreneur and Clark alumna Catalina Escobar The 112th Clark University Commencement will be held on Sunday, May 22, on the Jefferson Academic Center Green. The procession from the Kneller Athletic Center will begin at noon, followed by a University-wide ceremony. This year’s commencement speaker is Catalina…

Third Culture Kids Conference: Redefining home, evolving identities in a global world

Joining forces at the Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads Conference (Feb 27) at Clark University are, from left, conference co-chairs Melina Toscani ’16 and Santiago Deambrosi ’17, and presenters Farah Weannara ’16, Michino Hisabayashi ’15, and Maisha McCormick ’13. (Photo: Fileona Dkhar ’17)

Navigating the being of being more than one particular thing. For Teja Arboleda ’85, keynote speaker of the annual Third Culture Kids/Global Nomads Conference held on Feb 27 at Clark University, these words described his own journey through multi-national, multiracial, multiethnic and multicultural identities. As one of several conference speakers, Arboleda presented a talk titled…

Ben Bagdikian ’41 championed the public’s right to know

Bagdikian hires

Ben Bagdikian ’41, who died March 11 at the age of 96, enjoyed a storied career in journalism. He won the Pulitzer Prize, reported on prisons, poverty and civil rights, and defied the federal government by helping publish the Pentagon Papers, thus securing one of history’s greatest victories for freedom of the press. Later he…

What motivates managers? Money, yes, but so much more

GSOM Professor of Management Laura Graves

Clark University and Center for Creative Leadership publish research on workplace motivation It is often said that “money talks,” but does it motivate? While many organizations use salary, bonuses, stock options, and promotions to motivate managers, a recent study reveals that relying on these types of extrinsic rewards alone is not guaranteed to foster productive…

The Deregulatory Moment? Prof. Boatright edits ‘must read’ on campaign finance law

Robert Boatright, Clark University associate professor of political science

Robert G. Boatright, associate professor of political science at Clark University, is the editor of a collection of essays titled, “The Deregulatory Moment? A Comparative Perspective on Changing Campaign Finance Laws” (University of Michigan Press 2015). “The Deregulatory Moment?” has been called a “must read for anyone interested specifically in campaign spending, and more generally…

Clark students attend Supreme Court hearing

Clark University students in front of the Supreme Court

Twelve Clark University students accompanied Professor Mark C. Miller of the Political Science Department to Washington, D.C., Feb. 28 and 29 to hear oral arguments at the United States Supreme Court. The trip was funded in part by the Barry ’62 and Elaine ’65 Epstein Pre-Law Fund, the June Patron ’65 Endowed Fund, the Law &…

4 years since Leap Day ‘launch,’ Clark’s LEEP efforts making lasting influence on learning

LEEP slide

On Leap Day in 2012, Clark University celebrated the official launch of its pioneering model for higher education known as LEEP (Liberal Education and Effective Practice). Today, the first students to experience LEEP throughout their four years as “Clarkies” are preparing to graduate, making this February 29th seem an opportune time to share the progress, challenges…