2017 Academics News Articles

Starfish

Starfish Advising and Retention Gathers Information at Workshop

June 12, 2017

Advising and retention group Starfish returned to campus for a three day workshop to learn more about Webster University and our readiness, as an institution, to accept this new system and use it as a tool to help us achieve our student success goals as outlined in the strategic plan. The workshop consisted of focus groups, a leadership assessment and a workshop for colleagues to begin the work of building our system.

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Brown-Kennerly teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences.

In the News: Undergraduate research on herbicide impact on ants

June 08, 2017

NPR affiliate St. Louis Public Radio aired a story on Webster University undergraduate research into the effects of man-made contaminants such as herbicides on the behavior of ants. The research, supervised by assistant professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly, found that the presence of the herbicide Roundup caused Western harvester ants to stop digging. But they also found that glyphosate -- the chemical most associated with the product -- was not the culprit.

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