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Oreste Foppiani

In the News: Foppiani on Iran; Falconer on black history; Clewell tributes

February 20, 2020

Oreste Foppiani was interviewed by the Swiss financial magazine Allnews on the Iranian legislative elections and the consequences of tensions between Washington and Tehran. ... Jameca Falconer's public radio interview about teaching black history was picked up by outlets in Florida. ... Two St. Louis publications penned tributes to Webster literature professor David Clewell, who passed away last weekend.

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'The Milly Project' performed at Webster University and was featured by Fox2 News.

In the News: Smith on bots, Kaiser on accents, Legal Studies on Milly Sawyers

February 18, 2020

Fox2 featured an event hosted by Legal Studies Department about the powerful story of Milly Sawyers, an enslaved woman who won her freedom years before the more famous Dred Scott case. ... Julie Smith discussed how to spot bots online in the second part of her appearance, in animated form, on an Arizona news station. ... DJ Kaiser's post on Medium, "Everyone Has an Accent," has gained traction on several platforms and will be published in Age of Awareness Magazine.

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Professor David Clewell, poet laureate of Missouri (2010 - 2012) passed away Saturday morning.

Remembering David Clewell: Missouri Poet Laureate and Honored Professor

February 16, 2020

David Clewell, Missouri’s poet laureate from 2010-2012, author of 10 collections of poetry and more than 50 other works that appeared in various publications, and a long-time professor of literature at Webster University, passed away early Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, his relatives confirmed. He was 65.

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Summer/Fall 2020 Academic Technology Request Deadline March 2

February 13, 2020

In order to manage a growing catalog of software titles, Webster University’s Information Technology organization will assess all new software requests based on a number of factors in coordination with the programs of each school. This is in alignment with the themes of the University’s strategic plan, Global Impact for the Next Century. The lab and multimedia classroom software request deadline for Summer/Fall 2020 is Monday, March 2.

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Africana Studies trip to Webster Ghana, Fall 2019

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion speakers, Ghana trip, Unified auditions

February 10, 2020

Michele Norris, Aisha Sultan and Colleen Starkloff will be guests on St. Louis on the Air Wednesday to discuss topics for Webster's upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. ... St. Louis Magazine published a feature on the Africana Studies fall break trip to Ghana. ... The Chicago Tribune referenced Lara Teeter and Webster's part in the National Unified Auditions for prospective theatre students.

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Upcoming Faculty Professional Development Opportunities from the OLC

February 10, 2020

The Online Learning Center (OLC) is committed to supporting the ongoing teaching and learning in Webster University’s online courses. The same highly qualified faculty who teach for us in the classroom teach our online courses. They are experts in their fields, and contribute not only their content knowledge but also their international experience to the education of our global student body. These upcoming webinars are a great way to learn and practice skills to help elevate the learning process.

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Stuart Chapman Hill

Around Webster: Jostedt, Umbaugh on Neil Young; Hill on teaching music; Tuncel appointment

February 06, 2020

Music education director Stuart Chapman Hill is the co-author of "Musicianship for Teaching," in the Oxford Handbook of Preservice Music Teacher Education in the United States. ... Philosophy faculty members Mike Jostedt and Bruce Umbaugh each contributed to "Neil Young and Philosophy," the latest in the Philosophy of Popular Culture series. ... Ece Tuncel was appointed associate editor at Group Decision and Negotiation," a journal focused on the process of group decision and negotiation.

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Julie Smith discusses child safety on social media with NBC affiliate KSDK.

In the News: Spiess, Drake on flu, coronavirus; Smith on social media; Tashkent feature

January 31, 2020

The opening of Webster University in Tashkent was a top 50 event of 2019, as featured in the Uzbekistan lifestyle magazine, MyDay Special. ... Nursing faculty members Jody Spiess and Mary Ann Drake were interviewed on local news about how the seasonal flu virus is a greater threat than coronavirus. ... Julie Smith was interviewed about child safety on social media after a man was arrested for sexually assaulting underage girls he met through social media.

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Alexanderia Smith

Around Webster: MacCartney, Goedereis in JISE; George, Smith present; GMC ad award

January 28, 2020

Dani MacCartney and Eric Goedereis published a peer-reviewed article, "Creating Common Ground: A framework for promoting interdisciplinarity," in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. ... Rebecca George and Alexanderia Smith will present at the Faculty Women of Color in the Academy National Conference. ... Global Marketing and Communications won a silver award from Higher Ed Marketing for an ad promoting last year's Diversity and Inclusion Conference.

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2020-21 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

January 27, 2020

The Office of the President announced the 20 recipients and 19 projects receiving 2020-21 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities that will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University.

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Adm. Giuseppe De Giorgi is an adjunct faculty member in international relations at Webster Geneva.

In the News: De Giorgi on Mideast, Zhou on resolutions, Breault on gaming

January 22, 2020

Geneva's Giuseppe De Giorgi appeared on three Italian national TV news programs analyzing military and geopolitical implications of the current crises in Iran, Iraq, and Libya. ... The School of Education's Zhichun Zhou penned an article published on Medium about why your New Year's resolutions are likely already broken. ... Mike Breault discussed his gaming career and teaching in Webster's game design program on the gaming podcast, Dice Geeks.

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Spring and Spring 1 Early Term Progress Surveys Launch Jan. 24

January 21, 2020

The Spring and Spring 1 Early Term Progress Surveys launch Friday, Jan. 24, and will be open for 10 days, closing Monday, Feb. 3, at 11 p.m. Central Time. This survey is distributed to all graduate and undergraduate Spring semester and Spring 1 term courses on-ground and online throughout the United States and at the Leiden campus. Faculty members are expected to complete their survey(s) during the 10-day window – even if they have no feedback to submit – because students are responding to this feedback and have a better opportunity to achieve success with early alerts.

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Elsa Fan

Around Webster: Fan, Vix, Scharf publications; Chakaryan workshop; Cosic screenings

January 14, 2020

Hasmik Chakaryan will present a workshop, "Working with Immigrant and Refugee Populations: Increasing Contextual Knowledge and Cultural Competency." ... Elsa Fan co-edited a special section in Medicine Anthropology Theory on how the category "men who have sex with men," or “MSM," circulates in global health spaces and development interventions. ... Heidi Vix and Emily Scharf wrote a chapter in "The Library Workplace Idea Book: Proactive Steps for Positive Change." ... Zlatko Cosic's films screened in Ethiopia, Germany and Croatia.

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Webster Launches New Chapter for BBB National Biological Honor Society

January 10, 2020

Webster University was evaluated and accepted for a new chapter of the Beta Beta Beta (BBB) National Biological Honor Society, also known as TriBeta. This is an honor society for students, particularly undergraduates, dedicated to improving the understanding and appreciation of biological study and extending boundaries of human knowledge through scientific research.

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