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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 student researchers receive Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellowships

The 2015 Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellows were introduced at Clark University and also welcomed by some past NOAA Fellows, on April 28. Pictured, from left, are Julianne Murphy ’17, Mosakowski Institute Director Jim Gomes, Michino Hisabayshi ’15, Robert Johnston, director of the Marsh Institute; Vanessa Carrasco ’15, Daniela Reyes Saade ’17, Faye Harwell ’15, Saira Khan ’17, and Lucas Earl ’14. Missing from the photo is NOAA Fellow Katherine Landesman ’16, who was studying abroad at the time.

Three Clark University students have been named 2015 Marsh-Mosakowski NOAA Fellows and soon will embark on summer internships to conduct ecological research alongside esteemed scientists in Maryland and Hawaii. The George Perkins Marsh Institute and the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise, in partnership with NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), introduced the students during a luncheon/reception at the Mosakowski Institute,…

Clark University making composting commonplace around campus

Clark University Composts sticker

Clark University is making great strides toward reducing its environmental footprint by installing composting bins around campus, most recent in the Academic Commons at Goddard Library. This high-traffic campus location was previously equipped with recycling stations for plastic, metal, glass, paper, styrofoam, batteries and cardboard; however, Clark’s sustainability experts knew there was room for improvement.…

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’s Higgins School of Humanities’ spring 2015 dialogue symposium focuses on ‘play’

Students will translate the essence of the late Sol LeWitt's playful wisdom in the Higgins Lounge at Dana Commons this semester

This semester, the Clark University Higgins School of Humanities‘ dialogue symposium is focusing on “The Work of Play” and how play thrives in our achievement and results-oriented society. We will consider free play and games, cooperation and competition, sports and technology. Programming will explore how play provide space for fantasy, diversion, and escape.  It will also examine…

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…

Clark innovators offer novel transportation solutions at Worcester incubator event

Clark University was well represented at the Art of Science Learning Worcester Incubator for Innovation event at Union Station, Jan. 22. From left are: Ph.D. candidate Moumita Dasgupta (BA ’10/MA ’12 physics), Christopher Markman (BA ’08 screen studies), Lisa Drexhage (MBA ’11 social change), Daniel Rees (BA ’09 geography/MA ’11 GISDE), Amanda Gregoire (BA ’10 government/MPA ’11), Robin Miller (working toward a dual MBA in business and Environmental Science & Policy, 2016), and Rosemarie Boulanger, who earned a BA in English and MBA in marketing at Clark and was observing the event in her role as a program committee leader with The Venture Forum.

Several Clark University graduate students took part in a special Worcester Incubator for Innovation Launch event on Jan. 22, at Union Station in Worcester. As Fellows in the Art of Science Learning program, the presenting teams offered novel solutions for some of Worcester’s transportation challenges. Two years ago, Worcester, Chicago and San Diego were selected by Art…