Tag Archive for Worcester

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 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…

Undergrads refresh ‘Fashion Cookbook’ with support from Clark’s LEEP Initiative

Patricia DeCarvalho '15 and Hannah Martin '15

Clark University seniors Hannah Martin ’15 and Patricia DeCarvalho ’15 — two of this year’s LEEP Fellows —have refreshed and branded “The Fashion Cookbook,” a fashion and lifestyle blog featuring an image consulting service. The two presented their LEEP Project, “Launching and Branding a Small Business: The Fashion Cookbook,” at Clark’s annual Fall Fest academic…

Clark U. History Professor investigating rare, century-old photos of Worcester’s early residents of color

Clark History Professor Janette Greenwood

  Clark University History Professor Janette Greenwood has teamed up with retired teacher and Charlton historian Frank Morrill to research the identities of some early Worcester residents—people of color—pictured in rare photographs that date back to the turn of the last century. The photos are those of the late William Bullard, of Worcester, a photographer…

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…