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Clark alumnus donates rare Holocaust-era currency to the Strassler Center for faculty and student use

Robert Messing '59 and Deborah Dwork, professor and director of Clark University's Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Clark University’s Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies has acquired the Holocaust Numismatic Collection of Robert Messing ’59, of Woodstock, New York, and is making it available to students and faculty for research and classroom use beginning next month. During the Holocaust, money issued in concentration camps and ghettos was part of a complex…

Clark University faculty respond generously to Liberia book drive

Clark University faculty respond generously to Liberia book drive

Individuals in Clark’s Chemistry Department recently helped teachers and students in Liberia replenish their supply of textbooks. The department responded generously to a request by Denise Darrigrand, vice president for student affairs and dean of students, who announced that members of her church were collecting textbooks—specifically math and science books and encyclopedias—for students in Liberia.…

Clark’s Mock Trial Team honored for outstanding performance in N.H.; advances to nationals in Washington, D.C.

The Mock Trial teams pose with their awards.

The Clark University Mock Trial team was awarded an automatic bid to the American Mock Trial Association National Tournament in Washington, D.C., in March, as a result of their outstanding performance at the 2015 Manchester, New Hampshire Regional Tournament at St. Anselm College. The team earned a trophy for Outstanding Trial Team, and finished fourth among…

Clark U. Prof.’s ‘Marriage Checkup’ helps couples improve intimacy, marital satisfaction

Psychology Professor James Córdova

Clark University Professor of Psychology James V. Córdova and the researchers at Clark University’s Center for Couples and Family Research, have determined that the Marriage Checkup, an innovative, two-session relationship health checkup designed by Professor Córdova, and described in a book by the same name, is effective at helping couples increase relationship health and happiness.…

Clark U.’s Akçam recognized with Hrant Dink Spirit of Freedom and Justice Medal

Clark History Professor Taner Akcam

Clark University History Professor Taner Akçam was recently presented with the Hrant Dink Spirit of Freedom and Justice Medal by the Organization of Istanbul Armenians on the 8th commemoration of Dink’s assassination. The late Hrant Dink was a prominent Turkish-Armenian journalist known for his efforts of reconciliation between Turks and Armenians and his advocacy of…

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…

Clark U. geographer receives prestigious residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center

Clark U. Professor Yuko Aoyama

  Yuko Aoyama, professor in Clark University’s Graduate School of Geography, was awarded a prestigious four-week academic writing residency from The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, in Bellagio, Italy. The residency will provide Professor Aoyama with an unparalleled opportunity to network with fellow residents at the Center next summer, and a serene setting in which to…

Clark gets its close-up in McConaughey film

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Chuck Agosta could have anticipated many things when he chose to become a physics professor, from dealing with procrastinating students to vying for dwindling pools of grant money. But he never would have expected to be coaching a movie star on how to deliver his lines. On Sept. 5, Agosta, chair of the Clark University…