On this day in 1926, Clark Physics Professor Robert Goddard (A.M. 1910, Ph.D. 1911) successfully launched the world's first liquid-fueled rocket — and with it, the space age. Standing in a snow-covered field in Auburn, he watched as the rocket he had built rose 41 feet into the air, flew for two and a half seconds, and landed 184 feet away.
In his diary, which is housed in Clark's Archives and Special Collections, Goddard wrote: "The first flight with a rocket using liquid propellants was made yesterday at Aunt Effie's farm in Auburn. ... It looked almost magical as it rose, without any appreciably greater noise or flame, as if it said 'I've been here long enough; I think I'll be going somewhere else, if you don't mind.'"
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Students in Clark University Geography Professor Rinku Roy Chowdhury's First-Year Intensive/Problems of Practice seminar explored the significance of waterways in Worcester and central Massachusetts. To understand how the Blackstone Canal contributed to the growth of the region's economy in the 19th century, they conducted research at Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park. Read more about the class: http://bit.ly/2HDACu1 #clarkresearch
BusinessNewsDaily recently focused on #ClarkCONNECT, calling it "a modern way of networking between students, alumni, faculty and parents," and pointed to the experience of Maddie Bowers '18 (right). She interned with Laura Faulkner ’10, M.P.A. ’11 (left), last summer at Opportunity at Work in Washington.
Read more about Bowers' experience: http://bit.ly/2pdVMHL Clark University Alumni Association International Development, Community, and Environment Department
Environmental journalist John Morano ’82 visits Clark today for a lunchtime writing workshop and 5 p.m. talk, "Giving Voice to the Voiceless: A Journalist Writes Novels About Endangered Species and Imperiled Habitats," and book signing in Higgins Lounge, Dana Commons.
Morano is professor of journalism at Monmouth University and author of The John Morano Eco-Adventure Series. Below, read an interview with him by Davina Tomlin '20. The event is co-sponsored by the Clark University English Programs Undergraduate and Graduate and International Development, Community, and Environment Department.
Niche has named Clark University as one of its top 10 "Best Small Colleges in Massachusetts" for 2018. Clark received an overall grade of "A" and also netted an "A" in two categories: Academics and Diversity. Niche rated small private and public colleges with less than 5,000 students. See http://bit.ly/2FAZiqv.
It's Pi Day, it's Albert Einstein's birthday, and the world lost brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking. And as you might expect, we've found a Clark connection. Albert A. Michelson, professor and first chair of Clark's Physics Department (1889-92), conducted research with Edward Morley on the speed of light, laying the groundwork for Einstein's Theory of Relativity. In 1907, Michelson became the first American scientist to win the Nobel Prize. Read more on Michelson on the American Physical Society's website: http://bit.ly/2FVlaML
About 50 Clark students and faculty gathered in Red Square at 10 a.m. today to join a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence. The 17-minute event was held in memory of the 17 students killed by a gunman at Margory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.
As of 4 p.m. today, a reported 17.7 inches of snow had fallen on Worcester. It's still snowing out there. How much more do you think we'll get? Check US National Weather Service Boston MA for updates.
We interrupt this snowstorm to bring you some exciting news from sunny Austin, Texas: LearnLux, the Boston personal finance startup co-founded by Rebecca Liebman '15 when she was a senior at Clark, has won the PerfectPitch competition — and $400,000 in investments — at the 2018 SXSW festival.
Due to the prediction of significant snowfall and heavy winds for most of the day, Clark University will be closed and all classes canceled tomorrow, Tuesday, March 13.
Essential personnel, such as designated Physical Plant staff, food service employees, and University Police, will be working during the storm. There will be some services available for students and others on campus:
• The Higgins Café in the University Center will be open normal hours from 7 a.m to 8 p.m. Tues...day. The Bistro will open at 11 a.m. Tuesday and close at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday. Jazzman's and the Den will be closed. Please also note that the Bistro will close tonight at midnight.
• The Information Technology Help Desk in Academic Commons will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. (in person and via phone).
• Clark Safety Escort Services will not be operating Tuesday night, but University Police will be available to provide escorts; if you find yourself needing one, call 508-793-7575.
• The Goddard Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a limited staff. The Academic Commons plaza level will be open its usual hours.
• Please check the Athletics Department website (http://www.clarkathletics.com/landing/index) for the hours of operation for the Kneller Athletic Center.
Stay safe and warm, Clarkies!
A $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is funding research by Donald Spratt, a protein chemist and structural biologist at Clark, and his team of undergraduate and graduate students. They hope to better understand the biochemical roots of cancer, Ebola and other medical issues. #clarkresearch
Welcome back, Clarkies! We hope you had a great time on spring break. Did you miss the snow? Well, another nor'easter is coming. The US National Weather Service Boston MA predicts around 14 inches of snow for Worcester tonight through Tuesday evening. Keep your eyes on the weather forecast!
Worcester loves a parade, especially for St. Patrick's Day. Here are some scenes from today's Worcester County St. Patrick's Parade, which drew thousands of people for festivities along Park Avenue, near Clark's campus. Mark your calendar for the actual St. Patrick's Day this Saturday, March 17. And don't forget to wear green!