Clark University

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Clark's vibrant intellectual environment is built upon three key "signatures" of a Clark education. Clark students "Learn Through Inquiry," "Make a Difference" and "Experience Diverse Cultures." These signatures permeate campus life in many ways: through courses, independent projects, internships and other learning opportunities; through research and social action, both locally and globally; through interactions with the eclectic members of the Clark community and study-abroad experiences. All of these signatures are supported and explored by Clark's faculty and staff, who are just as eclectic and involved as Clark students.

Clark is a teaching and research institution founded in 1887 and was the first all-graduate institution in the United States. Clark claims many firsts in the exploration of intellectual frontiers. The University's first president, G. Stanley Hall, earned the first Ph.D. in psychology in this country at Harvard. He founded the American Psychological Association and was the first to identify adolescence as a separate stage of human development. Clark physics professor A.A. Michelson was the first to measure the speed of light. Clark alumnus and professor Robert Goddard is known as the father of the space age because of his development and launch of the first liquid-fueled rocket. And alumnus and arctic explorer Paul Siple was the first to develop and measure the wind-chill factor. Explore the Clark Web site to learn more about ideas that originated at Clark and how current students and faculty are challenging convention and changing our world.

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