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Snapshots: Biological sciences social distancing grad event

May 28, 2020

Like all students at the home campus and other global and extended campuses, Biological Sciences students completed the Spring 2 semester virtually. Wanting to do something special for their graduates, faculty in the Biological Sciences Department held an informal graduation celebration outside of Browning Hall on Saturday, May 23.

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Sam Wobbe

Political Science Student Sam Wobbe Receives 2020 Julia Walsh Award

May 26, 2020

The faculty of History, Politics, and International Relations congratulate political science student Sam Wobbe for winning the 2020 Julia Walsh Award, an annual recognition of the best student paper in the fields of history, politics, and international relations. Wobbe’s paper, “From Bismarck, to Wilhelm, to Hitler: Germany’s Legacy of Imperialism,” explored the roots of Nazism.

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John Link, director of the CPDC

In the News: Link on job search in pandemic; nurses who sing and excel

May 20, 2020

John Link and Lisa Camp were interviewed on "St. Louis On The Air" about advice for graduates amid the shifting job market amid the pandemic. ... Nursing student Rodney Armstead was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Friday for singing to patients to help keep them calm. ... Nursing alumna Emily Wacker was profiled in the Post-Dispatch and recognized for her outstanding work at Barnes Jewish Hospital as a heart transplant coordinator.

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Nigora Turaeva

News Around Webster: Turaeva, Krueger, Baden, Cosic

May 15, 2020

Nigora Turaeva and Herman Krueger co-published an article on oxidization by gold nanoparticles, and Turaeva also published chemistry papers for Elsevier and in "Frontiers in Chemistry: Theoretical and Computational Chemistry." ... Larry Baden received the Distinguished Faculty Award from ACUI. ... Zlatko Cosic's pandemic-postponed collaboration with St. Louis composer Christopher Stark was broadcast by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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Dean Tony Wallner during the virtual 2020 Commencement ceremony

Webster World Report Podcast 7: Dankert, Johnson, Wallner

May 15, 2020

The seventh edition of this podcast linking voices from across Webster's network features in-depth interviews from Tashkent and St. Louis: nursing student Charlie Johnson, who works on the front lines in the pandemic, Dean Tony Wallner of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Maggie Dankert in Tashkent. The news segment features Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussing her new bee census project called ShutterBee, and a short excerpt from the commencement address by Vladimir Ivkovic '99.

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Nicole Miller-Struttmann

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on Shutterbee, Falconer on mental health, Smith on social media

May 14, 2020

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" about how citizens in St. Louis can help catalogue bees in the region through her "Shutterbee" project. ... Jameca Falconer was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK discussing the mental health implications of staying home during the pandemic. ... Julie Smith was interviewed on KMOX 1120 about media literacy and how to tell real COVID-19 stories from fake and conspiracy-fueled ones.

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Alex Rudd, Singin' in the Rain

Webster At Home: Aurelia virtual choir; Philosophy Capstone via Webex; Musical theatre student project

May 12, 2020

Conservatory of Theatre Arts student Alex Rudd completed a video project assignment in Webster Groves, performing the notable scene from movie Singin' in the Rain. ... The singers in Aurelia have completed their first virtual choir, conducted by Assistant Professor Stuart Chapman Hill. ... The Philosophy Department held its traditional end-of-year Capstone Colloquium via WebEx this year.

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In the News: Soccer teams' lunch for nurses, Balogun on WHO, Steenz on the air

May 11, 2020

St. Louis Public Radio interviewed animator and School of Communications adjunct faculty member Christina “Steenz” Stewart, on her vision for "Heart of the City." ... The soccer teams' donation of lunch to local nurses was covered by Gazelle Magazine, Fox 2 news, KTRS 550 AM radio, and the Webster-Kirkwood Times. ... Emmanuel Balogun's op/ed on the WHO's importance in global and U.S. health efforts ran in the Washington Post and was picked up by several other newspapers.

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Jean Paul van Marissing

Webster World Report Podcast 6: Voices from Vietnam, Leiden, St. Louis, San Antonio

May 08, 2020

The sixth edition of the podcast returns this week, featuring an interview with Vietnamese photojournalism student Phuong Bui of Webster’s School of Communications, who spent 23 days in quarantine after returning home to deal with the pandemic there. The program also features interviews with Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster University Leiden, and Erica Ellard, director of the Academic Resource Center. The news segment of the program features Jian Gong, web services analyst in San Antonio, discussing her protective mask-making project, the San Antonio Chinese Alliance Face Masks Group.

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CRF Orientation for Those Seeking Initial Status of Tenure, FDL May 12

May 07, 2020

The Committee to Review Faculty (CRF) will hold its annual orientation for faculty seeking initial status of tenure or FDL via WebEx on Tuesday, May 12, at 1 p.m. CRF co-chairs Joe Sencibaugh and Larry Baden will discuss deadlines and process for the coming year. They will distribute information sheets for candidates seeking initial status and for department chairs as well as take questions about the process.

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Spring 2020 International Distinction Award Recipients

May 05, 2020

The Office of Study Abroad is pleased to announce the Spring 2020 International Distinction award recipients. International Distinction recognizes bachelor’s degree students who meet achievements in international education while at Webster, including advanced proficiency in a foreign language, study abroad and international fieldwork.

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Dean Tony Wallner, a chemist, demonstrates how to make the WHO's home sanitizer recipe.

In the News: Wallner's sanitizer demo; Ramcharan on South China Sea

May 01, 2020

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Tony Wallner, a chemist, became something of a TV news star as he appeared on outlets across the U.S. this week. Wallner demonstrated how to make the WHO's home hand sanitizer recipe, in a KSDK segment that was picked up by TV stations affiliated with multiple networks. ... Robin Ramcharan at Webster Thailand was quoted in "The Nation: Thailand” about recent disagreements in Southeast Asian countries over control of the South China Sea.

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Biological Sciences Senior Thesis Virtual Presentations

April 28, 2020

The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences invites the Webster University community to virtual attend their student senior thesis presentations. Scheduled times, presenters and topics of talks are now available at this time. A Webex meeting link is now available for the community to watch these presentations.

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