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Students in the class of 2018 tell their stories

Students in the class of 2018 share the stories of why they came to Clark University.

There’s an adage in journalism that everybody has a story. The LEEP Center set out to prove it true in a fun and revealing Orientation exercise in which first-year students were asked to compose personal narratives that will help them chart their unique Clark paths. The Aug. 23 session, “Telling Your Story,” held in Atwood…

New Clark Poll finds millennials grown up, getting by, and OK about turning 30

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The often criticized “Me Generation” could be turning into the “We Generation” Clark University, the nation’s leading institution tracking the development of Emerging Adults (18-29 year olds), released its first poll of Established Adults (25-39 year olds), which shows a generation whose lives are deeply connected to children, parents, friends and co-workers – bonds strengthened…

Clark University biology professor receives NSF grant to study lizard limb re-evolution

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Philip Bergmann, assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Clark University, has been awarded a $153,155 grant from the National Science Foundation for his three-year project “Developmental and functional mechanisms of complex trait re-evolution: limb loss and gain in skink lizards.” “This grant is a wonderful opportunity to address some fundamental questions in evolutionary…

Washington Monthly: Clark University is 71st in ranking of top national colleges

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Washington Monthly ranks Clark University among the top 75 U.S. colleges in its annual College Guide and Rankings, which rates schools based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to…

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)…