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Clark professor explores parents' relationships to gay in-laws
Worcester Telegram and Gazette 03/13/2016
A woman who is gay lives about an hour away from her mother. Yet she only visits her mother every seven years. The mother never mentions her daughters wife, whom she has never acknowledged as her daughter-in-law. There are no holiday gifts for the wife, and the mother never asks about their adopted child. Yet, the woman still feels obligated to make those distressing visits to her mother. Although this extreme a reaction is not typical of parents of gay married children, Deborah M. Merrill, a sociology professor at Clark University, says most of them have initial difficulties when told about upcoming nuptials.

Ben H. Bagdikian, journalist with key role in Pentagon Papers case, dies at 96
Washington Post 03/11/2016
During his tenure as national editor of The Washington Post in the early 1970s, Ben H. Bagdikian embarked on two secret missions under very different circumstances. First, he obtained the Pentagon Papers for The Post, physically delivering them to the home of then-editor Benjamin C. Bradlee. The publication of the papers ultimately resulted in a landmark Supreme Court decision concerning freedom of the press. After graduating from Clark University in Worcester, Mass., in 1941, Mr. Bagdikian began his newspaper career in Springfield, Mass.

Artists team up for audio-visual exhibition at Clark
Worcester Telegram and Gazette 03/10/2016
Photographer and filmmaker Stephen DiRado and composer Matthew Malsky will have a reception for their exhibition Jump-Devolve-Whisper at Clark University at 9:30 p.m. March 16. Their audio/visual installations feature large- and small-scale new films by DiRado and new sound compositions by Malsky. Both are Clark faculty members known for their provocative work, but this is the first time they have worked together on a project. The reception will include music audience participation.

Clark U. study shows key to motivating managers
Worcester Business Journal 03/10/2016
A new study from Clark University [Laura Graves] found that while money does indeed influence employees, fostering a loyal and motivated manager requires intrinsic rewards such as psychological well-being, joy, learning, and fulfillment.

ACF Honors the Legacy of Hagob Bogigian
Armenian Mirror-Spectator 03/10/2016
On Sunday, May 1, at 3 p.m., the Armenian Cultural Foundation (ACF) will honor the legacy of Hagop Bogigian on the occasion of the release of Hagop Bogigian: Armenian American Pioneer and Philanthropist, written by Dr. Martin Deranian. Hagop Bogigian: Armenian American Pioneer and Philanthropist is the labor of Dr. Hagop Martin Deranian [47], grandnephew of Bogigian (his maternal uncle) in whose honor he is named. He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1922, his parents were Genocide survivors from Hussenig. His mother, who died in 1929, lost six children, her first husband, and parents in the Genocide. His father, Marderos, who died in 1957, arrived in America in 1900 and operated a grocery store in Worcester. His father raised him from the age of 7. Deranian is a graduate of Clark University and the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.