@Clark: News for Alumni and FriendsStory series spotlights Clarkies' summer work,Bernadette Arakwiye, Clark University

Story series spotlights Clarkies' summer work

Clark University's reach is international, a fact we proudly call out in our motto, "Challenge Convention. Change Our World." In our special series 7 Continents, 1 Summer, we've been sharing stories of the great work that Clark faculty, students and alumni are doing across the globe while classes are out of session. We invite you to catch up with the accomplishments of people like graduate student Bernadette Arakwiye (pictured above), who is using high-resolution images to enhance forest restoration efforts in her native Rwanda, and many others from the Clark community who are indeed changing our world. And if you have a story of your own, let us know and we'll be in touch. More ›

  Themal Ellawala, Clark University

Agent of change

Themal Ellawala '17 returned to his native Sri Lanka this summer to conduct research that increases the understanding of LBGTQ issues while battling ingrained bigotry.

  Rachel Polinsky, Clark University

Unearthing a terrible history

Rachel Polinsky '16 joined an archaeological dig in Lithuania that earned international headlines when researchers discovered a tunnel dug by Jews to escape the Nazi killing regime during the Holocaust.

  Jude Fernando, Clark University

All the world's a classroom

Whether in Haiti or Nepal after devastating earthquakes, or in politically unstable Sri Lanka, Professor Jude Fernando teaches his students to be disciplined, thoughtful and compassionate, even in the midst of chaos.

  Christopher Williams, Clark University

Australia's great thirst

Geography Professor Christopher Williams spent most of the past year Down Under studying the impact of extended drought on the nation's ecosystems, especially the trees, which are drying and dying.

  Students nurture Colombia effort to grow food for people - Clark University

Dirty hands, full hearts

Two Clark students have helped build an urban garden that allows the "grandmother farmers" of Bogotá, Colombia, to feed their families and pay for health care and education.

  Richard Siple, Clark University

A long and frosty relationship

Clark's connection to Antarctica is both historic and urgent — from Paul Siple's, Ph.D. '39, invention of the wind chill factor, to Professor Karen Frey's climate change work atop the disappearing ice sheets.


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