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Student researchers present key findings on beetle infestation’s impact on Worcester’s environment, policies and people

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“Prior to the infestation, our neighborhood was an area of beautiful tree lined streets. Shade was abundant and the neighborhood looked lovely. Now our area is barren and depressing.” This is one Worcester resident’s response to a survey question posed by student researchers at Clark University, who, for the past three years, have examined the…

Clark U. senior receives $10,000 stipend from Davis Projects for Peace, helps cattle farmers and leopards coexist in Sri Lanka

Sanjiv Fernando '15 (left) shakes hands with W.P. Piyadasa, a cattle herder who received one of the mesh enclosures.

  Clark University senior Sanjiv Fernando received a $10,000 grant from Davis Projects for Peace which he used to fund his self-designed conservation project “Mitigating the Human-Leopard Conflict in Southeast Sri Lanka” this summer in his native country. With funding from the Davis Foundation and support from Clark’s LEEP initiative, Fernando spent the summer just…

Clark ranks high on Forbes list of most entrepreneurial universities

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Anyone who knows Clark University knows that creativity, imagination and innovation are part of a Clarkie’s DNA. From entertainment to organic farming, from consulting to personal coaching, Clark alumni are making their marks as successful entrepreneurs. Forbes magazine has taken note, ranking Clark at No. 13 on its just-released list of the nation’s most entrepreneurial…

Clark math and computer science students shine at national, regional competitions; move on to internships and jobs

Clark contest participants at the 2014 Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges (CCSC) — Northeastern Region Conference

The hard work and dedication of members of Clark’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science is borne out by the successes of its students over the course of the 2013-1014 academic year. Several 2014 graduates are moving on to prestigious companies or graduate programs, including Amazon.com (Elena Zhizhimontova), Microsoft (Zachary Herman), Carnegie-Mellon University (Evan Palmer)…

New report finds LGB parents and their children faring well despite heterosexism

Clark University associate professor of psychology Abbie Goldberg

A new report co-authored by Clark University associate professor of psychology Abbie E. Goldberg  finds that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) parents and their children are functioning quite well despite confronting heterosexism in a variety of social contexts, including healthcare, legal and school systems. Co-written with Williams Institute scholars Nanette K. Gartrell and Gary Gates,…

John Templeton Foundation awards $1.45M to Clark University

Seana Moran, Clark University research assistant professor of psychology

Grant supports research on how college experiences can give direction to youths’ lives   Clark University has been awarded a $1.45 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to study how universities around the world can help students find a strong sense of purpose. Seana Moran, Clark research assistant professor of psychology, is the principal investigator…

Incoming Clark student receives Diller Foundation’s Tikkun Olam award for ‘repairing the world’

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A day before she begins classes at Clark University, a school where students are encouraged to “Challenge Convention” and “Change our World,” 18-year-old Maxine J. Harvey, of Methuen, will be recognized and rewarded for co-founding a project which embodies the values of tikkun olam, a central Jewish precept meaning “to repair the world.” Harvey is…