Welcome to Clark University Hybrid Splash

Our next Splash will be November 13, 2022!


ESP Biography



ETHAN GOLDSTEIN, Clark Senior Majoring in Biology




Major: Biology

College/Employer: Clark

Year of Graduation: 2014

Picture of Ethan Goldstein

Brief Biographical Sketch:

A cool dude.



Past Classes

  (Clicking a class title will bring you to the course's section of the corresponding course catalog)

H410: Write a Parody Song! in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 25, 2015)
Embrace your inner Weird Al! Parody songs are songs that take existing music but add new and humorous lyrics, often to mock the original. In this class, we'll learn the basics of lyrics writing (rhyming, meter, scansion, etc.) by voting on a popular song and writing a parody of it.


H424: Debunking myths surrounding mental illness in Splash Spring 2015 (Apr. 25, 2015)
Most mentally ill people lead normal lives with modern medicine. Nonetheless stigma and negative associations are commonplace. In this class we will learn the stereotypes and why they are false and why those with a mental illness should be treated fairly.


H305: Write a Parody Song! in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 16, 2014)
Embrace your inner Weird Al! Parody songs are songs that take existing music but add new and humorous lyrics, often to mock the original. In this class, we'll learn the basics of lyrics writing (rhyming, meter, scansion, etc.) by voting on a popular song and writing a parody of it.


S372: Disease and Civilization and Ebola in Splash Fall 2014 (Nov. 16, 2014)
The Black Plague. AIDS. Ebola. Throughout history, plagues, outbreaks, and pandemics have had an incalculable effect on society, oftentimes defining eras and changing the way of life for people around them. This joint History / Biology course will look at both the molecular mechanisms responsible for disease as well as what effects they've had on human civilization, and will span from Medieval to Modern times, ending on a discussion of the modern disease Ebola, how it works, and how pandemics are controlled in the modern world.


S223: Disease and Civilization in Splash Spring 2014 (Apr. 13, 2014)
The Black Plague. Tuberculosis. AIDS. Throughout history, plagues, outbreaks, and pandemics have had an incalculable effect on society, oftentimes defining eras and changing the way of life for people around them. This joint History / Biology course will look at both the molecular mechanisms responsible for disease as well as what effects they've had on human civilization, and will span from Medieval to Modern times, ending on a discussion of modern pandemics like HIV/AIDS and potential pandemics of the future, like Bird Flu, SARS, and MERS.


S240: What's a Genome? in Splash Spring 2014 (Apr. 13, 2014)
All of our cells are controlled by our genes, which carry information between generations and allow for life to occur. But what actually is a gene, and what else is in the "Genome", which is the sum of all the genetic information we carry? This class is for anyone interested in genetics and biology, and will address popular and controversial issues in modern medicine, like sequencing and changing our genomes to combat disease.


S146: Disease and Civilization in Splash Fall 2013 (Nov. 16, 2013)
The Black Plague. Tuberculosis. AIDS. Throughout history, plagues, outbreaks, and pandemics have had an incalculable effect on society, oftentimes defining eras and changing the way of life for people around them. This joint History / Biology course will look at both the molecular mechanisms responsible for disease as well as what effects they've had on human civilization, and will span from Medieval to Modern times, ending on a discussion of modern pandemics like HIV/AIDS and potential pandemics of the future, like Bird Flu, SARS, and MERS.


A85: Video Broadcast Journalism 101: Who Makes the News in Splash Spring 2013 (Apr. 20, 2013)
Ethan Goldstein, the Executive Producer of CCNews (Clark's video news show) teaches the process of planning and producing a news broadcast, using CCNews as an example.


S90: Genomics and Disease in Splash Spring 2013 (Apr. 20, 2013)
It has recently become apparent that Human genome sequencing is becoming easier and easier with advances in DNA technology. But what does this mean? Will this help predict vulnerability to disease? Help treat disease? Or lead to a dystopian GATTACA-style future? This class is great for people who read science articles but want to know the background and implications of recent headlines.


H111: Lyrics: Rhyme, Meter, and Flow in Splash Spring 2013 (Apr. 20, 2013)
We all can list off words that rhyme or sound good together, but how do those elements blossom into a smart, memorable lyric? In this class, using examples primarily from musical theatre, we will discuss the different types of rhymes, alliterations, assonances, and meters which make for successful lyric writing.


H53: Armenian History and Culture in Splash Fall 12 (Nov. 10, 2012)
A general overview of the history and culture of Armenia and the Armenian People. Not only will you learn about the 3000-year past of Armenia, but you will also learn about cultural elements such as Armenian dancing, songs, and music, and authentic Armenian food will be served.


S54: Disease and Civilization in Splash Fall 12 (Nov. 10, 2012)
Diseases have affected the course of human history for thousands of years. We will discuss how several major civilizations, throughout world history, have dealt with and responded to disease. Our case studies will likely include the role of the Mongols in spreading bubonic plague throughout Eurasia, the effects of smallpox on the indigenous peoples of the Americans, and the Spanish flu of 1918. We will also discuss modern pandemics like SARS.


A57: Video Broadcast Journalism in Splash Fall 12 (Nov. 10, 2012)
Ethan Goldstein, the Executive Producer of CCNews (Clark's video news show) teaches the process of planning and producing a news broadcast, using CCNews as an example.


S31: Diseases and Diagnostics: Case Studies in Biology in Splash Spring 2012 (Apr. 21, 2012)
Embrace your inner House as we learn about how all our organ systems can fail in fascinating ways. This class is for anyone with a basic understanding and interest in applied Biology or medical science.


S32: Disease and Civilization in Splash Spring 2012 (Apr. 21, 2012)
Diseases have affected the course of human history for thousands of years. We will discuss how several major civilizations, throughout world history, have dealt with and responded to disease. Our case studies will likely include the role of the Mongols in spreading bubonic plague throughout Eurasia, the effects of smallpox on the indigenous peoples of the Americans, and the Spanish flu of 1918. Time permitting we will discuss modern pandemics like SARS.