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(Left) Elsa Fan, Nicole Miller-Struttmann and Eric Goedereis

Webster Faculty Build Research Capacity with Support from ORSP

May 09, 2017

With support from the new Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP), Webster University faculty members Elsa Fan, Nicole Miller-Struttmann, and Eric Goedereis traveled to Arlington, Virginia, in February to attend the 2017 Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) Dialogues series. Their trip helped them interact with federal agency program officers and other grant funders, and advance overall capacity in their research and research at Webster.

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The path of the eclipse's totality will cross the home campus in Webster Groves, where Webster University was founded in 1915.

Solar Eclipse: Webster to Celebrate, Observe Rare Event on Campus

May 03, 2017

Webster University’s Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences will host festivities celebrating and observing the full solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Webster's home campus in Webster Groves is right in the path of this rare, beautiful celestial phenomenon, which hasn't tracked across the United States since 1918.

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student at national conference

Webster Students Present at National Undergraduate Research Conference

April 25, 2017

Eleven students along with their faculty mentors from Webster University’s departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology attended the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Memphis, Tennessee, with each student presenting results from their several collaborative research projects.

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The $25 Great Decisions Briefing Book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on the eight topics selected for this year’s series.

RSVP for Great Decisions 2017: Discussing global issues with Webster faculty

February 13, 2017

It's time to register for Great Decisions 2017, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. Topics in this year's program, which runs on Monday nights in March and April, include nuclear security, the future of Europe, Middle Eastern issues and Latin American politics. RSVP by March 3.

tags: academics, alumni, college of arts and sciences, advancement, history, politics, international relations, biological sciences, faculty, global, webster life, webster today

Heather Sultz '86 will present on choreography and sustainability

Sultz '86 Visiting as Guest Alumni Choreographer for Dance, Biology

February 07, 2017

Heather Sultz '86, 2017 Guest Alumni Choreographer for the Dance Department, will be in residence in February to set a new dance piece on the Webster University Dance Ensemble, for performance this spring. In addition, she will hold workshops and lectures for both the Dance Department and the Biological Sciences Department.

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The professor is in: Brown-Kennerly took Girl Scouts through a mini-lecture, workshop and dissection.

Professor Provides Girl Scouts Inside Look at Biological Sciences

February 07, 2017

When a local Girl Scout troop was looking for inspiring field experiences in biology, one mom who teaches and performs biological research for a living was happy to step up and give them an unforgettable day. Victoria Brown-Kennerly, assistant professor of Biological Sciences, hosted a local Webster Groves 7th-grade troop on campus for a biology workshop in mammalian anatomy and physiology that thrilled professor, scouts and parents alike.

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STEM Extravaganza

Webster Participates in Hazelwood STEM Extravaganza

February 02, 2017

Five faculty members from the Biology, Math and Computer Science Departments participated in Hazelwood School District’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza in Florissant, Missouri, on Jan. 21. This event showcases educational opportunities in the region for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

tags: college of arts and sciences, webster life, webster today, biological sciences, math and computer science, community engagement

A phage population isolated and characterized by Webster University undergraduates and viewed using electron microscopy

Webster University Biological Sciences Selected for SEA-PHAGES Research

January 24, 2017

Webster University’s Department of Biological Sciences is one of only 14 research groups nationwide to be selected for Cohort 9 of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s SEA-PHAGES program. The discovery-based undergraduate research curriculum provides students hands-on experiences discovering novel phages (viruses that infect bacteria).

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The evening also showcased

Video: Vienna WEBTalks Showcases Webster Talent, Common Bonds

December 16, 2016

Webster Vienna hosted its first WEBTalks, an event welcoming three extraordinary Webster-associated speakers for an evening of TED Talk-style insights from Oscar-winning alumnus Charles Randolph, space neuroscientist alumnus Vladimir Ivkovic and Webster chess coach and grandmaster Susan Polgar.

tags: alumni, faculty, global, president, provost, vienna, home page, chess, film production, biological sciences, webster life, webster today


News Around Webster: Antonakakis Economics, Miller-Struttman Research, Barrett Photography

November 30, 2016

Webster Vienna professor Nikolaos Antonakakis was named by Thomson Reuters among the top economics researchers worldwide in 2016, Bill Barrett’s photograph of Dorothy Day was selected for the Museum of the City of New York "400 Years of NYC History" exhibit, and Browning Professor of Biology Nicole Miller-Struttmann presented in Puerto Rico on her research of bees.

tags: academics, faculty, school of communications, college of arts and sciences, vienna, photographic media, biological sciences, webster today

Webster students in a biochemistry class.

Webster University Receives Two Prestigious Grants in the Sciences

September 08, 2016

The University received more than $1 million in grants for faculty research and student scholarships. Webster University is one of four institutions worldwide and one of only two in the United States to receive the NIH Biomedical/Biobehavioral Research Administration Development grant in this current round of funding. Webster also is one of only five colleges in Missouri to receive grants from both the NIH and NSF this year. This is the first time Webster University has received a grant from the NIH, while the grant from the NSF is the largest it has ever awarded the University.

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Webster researchers will train people how to identify local frogs by their calls during a walk around the bioretention pond.

Earth Day: Frogwatch on Campus, St. Louis Festival

April 22, 2016

Webster University Sustainability is involved in multiple Earth Day weekend events, including a "frogwatch" on campus where visitors can be trained to find and identify species of frogs that are bellwethers for local ecosystems. Webster will also be represented at the St. Louis Earth Day festival in Forest Park, as local nonprofits and business convene to celebrate sustainable solutions with plenty of musical acts, performance art and hands-on activities.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, sustainability, biological sciences, natural area, webster life, webster today

Jeffrey Berry '12 led students, alumni and faculty in a workshop on using RStudio in data analysis.

Biology Alum Returns to Offer RStudio 'Bootcamp'

March 28, 2016

Alumnus Jeffrey Berry ('12), who holds Webster undergraduate degrees in Biological Sciences and in Mathematics, returned to campus to lead 20 undergraduate students, alumni, and faculty in the Biological Sciences in a workshop to use RStudio for data analysis and presentation. Berry, who now works at the Danforth Plant Sciences Center, was brought in as guest of the Students for Biological Sciences club.

tags: academics, alumni, biology, biological sciences, college of arts and sciences, faculty, webster today

Career Planning, Bio Sciences Career Development Series

March 04, 2016

The Career Planning and Development Center and Students for Biological Sciences collaborated on a three-part career series to assist students in their comprehensive career development at the home campus. John Link, career advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences, provided information, tools, and resources for self-branding, targeted cover letter writing and interviewing skills.

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