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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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Webster University faculty in the news

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, eclipse; Woolf on human rights; Cross on violence

August 21, 2017

Nicole Miller-Struttmann appeared on CBS affiliate KMOV's evening and morning newscasts to discuss her research with bees and their behavior during the eclipse, which will be part of a national study. ... Linda Woolf was quoted in USA Today and also was interviewed on KGO Radio in San Francisco about human rights and combatting the spread of hate in the wake of events in Charlottesville. ... Remy Cross was interviewed by KMOX-AM and on BBC World News about violence in Charlottesville.

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In the News

In the News: Miller-Struttmann's bees, Cross on Minneapolis, Rumenjak on IR, MBAs in Egypt

July 24, 2017

Nicole Miller-Struttmann's research on tracking bees received additional coverage from the Associated Press and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ... Remy Cross was quoted in AP stories about the Minneapolis Police Department after a fatal shooting of a woman who had called 911 ... Webster Leiden lecturer Nives Rumenjak was consulted for an IAmExpat profile about the international relations program. ... Seven Webster MBA grads were among 52 welcomed home through a joint U.S.-Egypt program for women scholars.

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Using microphones and computer algorithms to rapidly identify and quantify bee activity could reduce the tracking costs for farmers and conservationists.

Science Professor's Bee-Tracking Research in the News

June 12, 2017

The recently published study on bee tracking co-authored by Nicole Miller-Struttman is making news across the nation, with coverage in public radio and science-focused outlets. With declines in pollinating species of bees concerning scientists, environmentalists and farmers, Miller-Struttman's research using microphones and computers to track bees provides a safer, less time-consuming and less expensive way to track and quantify bee flight activity.

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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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The sounds of bumble bees as they pollinated plants were captured using Mini iPads and microphones in a bee-tracking study led by Professor Nicole Miller-Struttman

Professor Uses Microphones, iPads to Track Pollinating Bees in New Study

June 07, 2017

Webster University Biology Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann and her colleagues tracked the activity of bumble bees using microphones strategically placed in Colorado meadows and reported great success in being able to predict the bee activity and pollination services. The paper was published today in PLOS ONE, a scientific journal,

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Cardenas

Cardenas Selected for NCAA Career In Sports Forum

May 31, 2017

Webster University senior student and softball team member Karissa Cardenas has been selected to attend the NCAA Career In Sports Forum. This is the eighth year the NCAA has invited student-athletes with an interest in working in the sports industry to attend the forum. Cardenas will be the lone representative from St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference schools.

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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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