University Marketing and Communications

NOTE: Some sites require registration; some links may expire

Black pastors have long history of leading fight for justice
Worcester Telegram and Gazette 02/08/2016
In the early 1960s, ministers Toussaint Davis, who was then president of the local NAACP, and John A. Stringfield, former pastor of the relocated Belmont Street AME Zion Church, aligned with Worcester Student Movement for Civil Rights members. The movement, founded by then Clark University student activist DArmy Bailey [65], made local headlines with pickets and marches and meetings with local business leaders calling for access to jobs and economic opportunities for the citys black citizenry. Mr. Bailey came to Clark from Southern University in Louisiana on a scholarship established by Clark students for students expelled from southern black colleges for radical activism, he wrote in his book, The Education of a Black Radical: A Southern Civil Rights Activist's Journey.

Clinical observations: replacing paper with mobiles? An interview with Eran David 02/08/2016
"Eran David [M.Sc. 08], Chief Technology Officer at iMDsoft, is responsible for directing technology strategy. He brings both technical expertise and business experience to this role. Eran has led development of the MetaVision Suite since its first release, and has architected many of its key components. His background includes software engineering, and he holds a B.A. in accountancy and information systems, a M.Sc. in computer science from Clark University, and an M.B.A from Heriot-Watt University.

Peter S. Cohan: Two more StartUp Worcester winners moving forward
Worcester Telegram and Gazette 02/07/2016
The Fashion Cookbook is also moving forward. Cofounder Patricia De Carvalho [15] said, Our goal for the year is to grow the blog by focusing on social media strategy, partnerships with Worcester and Boston stores and bloggers, and developing quality, thoughtful content by partnering with local photographers. The Fashion Cookbook hired two interns. We've recently taken on two college interns - one from Clark University and the other from Simmons. This was a tough decision and a long process because we really wanted to find people that would be the right fit and who were dedicated, eager to learn, and understood our holistic view of beauty and self-confidence, said Ms. De Carvalho.

Cyanotype, Photography’s Blue Period, Is Making a Comeback
New York Times 02/06/2016
The Phoenix artist Annie Lopez wanted to stand out among her contemporary peers. Instead of trying to invent something utterly new, she has been turning to a 174-year-old photographic printing process cyanotypes, once used for copying architectural drawings and giving it her own distinctive twist. The images are just now getting their first full-blown museum exhibition, Cyanotypes: Photographys Blue Period, on view at the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Mass., through April 24. One of the best-selling points of this exhibition is that cyanotypes are both underrepresented and trendy at the same time, said Nancy Burns, who organized the Worcester show with Kristina Wilson of Clark University. Its very hip in contemporary art, when you start looking for it.

From conflict to co-operation
The Economist 02/06/2016
Last April the [River Tambo] valley [in Peru] was the scene of a month-long strike that saw pitched battles between the police and hooded protesters hurling stones from catapults (see picture). Two protesters and a policeman were killed; 150 police and 54 civilians were hurt. The protest was over a plan by Southern Peru Copper Corporation, a Mexican-owned company, for a $1.4 billion copper and gold mine, called Ta Mara, on the desert bluffs overlooking the valley. Despite the headlines, more mines go ahead than dont in Peru, points out Anthony Bebbington, a geography professor at Clark University in Massachusetts. Mainly because it has cheap energy and high-grade ores, many of Perus mines are competitive even at todays prices.