News Articles

Bruce Umbaugh

News Around Webster: Umbaugh, Groeneman, Carpenter '18, Bendiremed

December 06, 2018

Bruce Umbaugh has been elected to the Executive Council of the Association for General and Liberal Studies (AGLS). ... Ryan Groeneman had a paper published in the Royal Society of Chemistry journal CrystEngComm, with Dontrell Carpenter '18 as a co-author. ... Leila Bendiremed, a graduate student at the Vienna campus, published an article in Defense IQ on the strategy behind Belgium's decision to purchase F-35 fighters.

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Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussed her research on bees during the total solar eclipse in Smithsonian Magazine.

In the News: Miller-Struttmann in Smithsonian, Croghan 'On the Air,' Dubberke on KSDK

October 12, 2018

Nicole Miller-Struttmann is in Smithsonian Magazine discussing her research of bee behavior during the 2017 total solar eclipse. ... Sports and Entertainment Marketing program lead Jack Croghan appears on Friday's "St. Louis On The Air" program to discuss the latest proposal to bring MLS soccer to St. Louis. ... Economics faculty member Sarah Dubberke was on NBC affiliate KSDK Thursday morning discussing consumer tips for using credit cards.

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Rosenblum on TV

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, Rosenblum on Holocaust, Ibroscheva on media stereotypes

June 21, 2018

Warren Rosenblum was on KPLR Channel 11/Fox 2 News with representatives from the Holocaust Museum Learning Center to discuss the their summer teacher institute at Webster. ... St. Louis Public radio followed Nicole Miller-Struttmann in Forest Park as volunteers tracked bees as part of a national study. ... Elza Ibroscheva was quoted in the story, “Why are Men So Afraid of Skin-Care Products?” in Stylecast Magazine.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Pease on Korea radio, Smith on social media, Miller-Struttmann's Bee Blitz

June 04, 2018

Kelly-Kate Pease was interviewed by the "Morning Wave” radio program on BEFM Radio in Busan, South Korea, about President Trump’s trade war against China. ... Julie Smith appeared live on the 6 p.m. FOX 2 newscast Tuesday to discuss the Roseanne Barr controversy, offering advice on social media use. ... The community-based St. Louis Bee Blitz science project led by Nicole Miller-Struttmann was one of St. Louis Magazine’s recommended outdoor activities for June.

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The event is free and open to anyone age 10, but registration is required.

Help Track Pollinators at the Bee Blitz 2018 in Forest Park

April 30, 2018

You're invited to the second annual St. Louis BeeBlitz, June 16 in Forest Park. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you! After a crash course in “bee photography,” participants will work in teams to conduct photo surveys. Your photographs will help biologists track bee populations around the nation through BeeSpotter, a web-based citizen science program. You'll also learn about bee biology and how you can support wild bee populations. The blitz is free and open to anyone over age 10, but registration is required.

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WATTS scholars toured Cofactor Genomics as part of the Career Development Tour.

WATTS Scholars Meet Scientists, Visit Cofactor Genomics

April 20, 2018

Winning Approaches for Talented Transfers in STEM (WATTS) Scholarship recipients met with scientists and heard career advice as part of a Career Development Tour coordinated by the Career Planning and Development Center. Accompanied by Mary Preuss, associate professor and chair of Biological Sciences, Julie McHugh, program director, and Trezette Dixon, assistant director, Employer Relations, the students heard about a variety of science career paths while visiting with Doisy College of Health Sciences and touring Cofactor Genomics.

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Academy of Sciences

St. Louis Science Fair: Call for collegiate judges

February 15, 2018

The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the Honors Division of the Academy of Sciences St. Louis’ Science Fair on Saturday, Feb. 24. Science experts with advanced degrees or certification are needed to judge collegiate-quality student science projects during a morning poster session and an afternoon oral defense. Grad students in science-related field are also eligible to serve as judges.

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The event was held at Hazelwood Central high school on Jan. 28

Biological Sciences Faculty in K-12 STEM Outreach

February 14, 2018

For the seventh year in a row, the Department of Biological Sciences represented Webster University at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza, held at Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri. This year, professors Mary Preuss and Victoria Brown-Kennerly provided hands-on demonstrations with fruit flies, ants, phage, and scale models of the solar system. The family event draws hundreds of participants of all ages including K-12 students, and showcases many different types of STEM-based institutions in the St. Louis region.

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Tony Wallner, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

News Around Webster: Wallner joins Academy of Science; Guterman on theatre; Fan on anthropology

January 30, 2018

Dean Tony Wallner has been elected to the Academy of Science-St. Louis board of trustees. ... Gad Guterman has two pieces in "Theatre and Cartographies of Power: Repositioning the Latina/o Americas," published by Southern Illinois University Press. ... Elsa Fan co-organized and co-chaired an oral presentation session on global health at the American Anthropological Association annual meeting.

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Tom Palozola's family attended the Veterans Center dedicated in his memory in October.

In the News: Kingston on BBC; Miller-Struttmann in UK; Cross in AP; Vet Center on public radio

January 03, 2018

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was quoted on dwindling bee populations in a story for the U.K.-based Independent that was carried by several international outlets. ... Lindsey Kingston was interviewed on BBC Newsday about the cessation of refugee status for thousands of Rwandans. ... Remy Cross was quoted about the "swatting" incident in Kansas for an AP story picked up by NBC affiliates nationwide. ... Several public radio affiliates aired a story on Webster's Vet Center dedication and Tom Palozola's family's efforts to increase services for veterans with PTSD.

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McConnell

Service Remembering Professor Bill McConnell

December 08, 2017

A memorial service for longtime Webster University Professor Bill McConnell will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster Hall. A pioneer for the MAT in Science program which he coordinated for most of his tenure, McConnell served as a professor at Webster from 1965-2009, and then continued as an adjunct faculty member until 2015.

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News around Webster

Around Webster: Wallner, Kleinman, Alakoc, Dinh-Trang

November 22, 2017

Tony Wallner co-edited two books and authored a chapter on chemistry curriculum. ... Burcu Pinar Alakoc received an International Studies Association award for her project on Syrian refugees in Turkey. ... The most recent installment of Kim Kleinman’s long term biographical project on the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Edgar Anderson was published at Science Direct. ... Thanh Dinh-Trang's paper was accepted for the Fulbright Association Conference.

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Browning Hall

In the News: Inside Browning Hall; Miller-Struttmann in Scientific American; alum concert design

October 06, 2017

The St. Louis Business Journal featured inside looks at Browning Hall, which was recently recognized for design excellence. ... Nicole Miller-Struttmann is quoted in a Scientific American story on the effects of climate change on bee populations. ... Alumnus John Cameron Carter is profiled in Projection, Lights and Staging News talking about his experience at Webster.

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Community members share a historical astrological moment

Solar Eclipse Brings Community Together

August 23, 2017

People across the United States made plans all summer to travel hundreds of miles to be in one of the few prime viewing spots for totality in the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. One of those spots was Webster University's home campus in Webster Groves, where Webster was founded just three years before the last time such an event could be seen from coast to coast in the continental United States. Faculty put on an educational show, while staff from many departments helped ensure some 850 people had a memorable experience at Webster.

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