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This season is the Conservatory's 50th anniversary, with a special celebration weekend planned for April 20-22.

Webster Wins Industry Awards for Conservatory, Browning Hall Promotions

March 15, 2018

The Global Marketing and Communications unit has earned Webster University five more industry awards for advertisement, print production and video work that promoted two major initiatives in 2017-18. The Collegiate Advertising Awards and Service Industry Advertising Awards announced over the past month recognize creative work for this year's Conservatory of Theatre Arts 50th anniversary and last fall's dedication and academic symposium for the opening of Browning Hall.

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Leslie Klieb

News Around Webster: Chappell, Cosic, Klieb, Wiggins

March 14, 2018

Leslie Klieb at Webster Thailand presented a research paper on trust and online shopping in China. ... John Chappell chaired a panel and presented a paper at the Far Western Popular Culture Association conference. ... Webster Vienna's Bradley Wiggins spoke by invitation at a special debate on upholding democracy in an age of "fake news" at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly meeting. ... Zlatko Cosic's "STORY 2: SCENES 1-9" will screen at the INTERFACE exhibition in Bolton, United Kingdom.

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March 10 includes a Germaine Dulac double bill with an original score and live accompaniment by the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra.

Webster Film Series Presents French Film Festival with Cinema St. Louis

March 08, 2018

The 10th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival — co-presented by Cinema St. Louis and the Webster University Film Series — celebrates St. Louis’ Gallic heritage and France’s cinematic legacy. The featured films span the decades from the 1920s through the 1990s, offering a revealing overview of French cinema.

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Amanda Kracen

News Around Webster: Kracen, Corrigan, Weeks, McGrath

March 07, 2018

Amanda Kracen chaired a symposium and presented findings on research co-authored by Webster students at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference. ... Edythe Weeks' book, "Do Race Relations Matter, in the United States?" publishes this week on Amazon/Kindle. ... Don Corrigan received the Award for Outstanding Service from the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis. ... Kim McGrath presented on internationalization at the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) conference.

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Academy of Sciences

Browning Hall Opens Doors to Area Science Fair

March 07, 2018

High school students who completed collegiate-level research in regional classrooms and labs competed in the Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair - Honors Division on Saturday, Feb. 24. The event was held at Webster University’s Browning Hall, Interdisciplinary Science Building, with several Webster faculty members serving as judges for the competition.

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See the exhibit in May Gallery March 2-31.

May Gallery: Centre Francophone Hosts Exhibit, Talk 'Mon Paris' by Peter Glendinning

March 07, 2018

The Centre Francophone will host an artist's talk with Peter Glendinning, whose "Mon Paris" ("My Paris") is on exhibit in the May Gallery March 2-31. The talk at 3 p.m. Friday, March 9, in Sverdrup Room 123, is moderated by Webster University faculty members Bill Barrett and Lionel Cuillé. Glendinning shares his vision of Paris having rented an apartment in the Marais annually for two weeks each summer.

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Oreste Foppiani

News Around Webster: Hong, Foppiani, Kaiser, Ervin

March 05, 2018

Oreste Foppiani was appointed political advisor to an EU body fighting human trafficking and smuggling. ... Katie Ervin is the first female elected as an officer of the Command and General Staff College Foundation board. ... Celine Hong is presenting a paper on social media at this month's International Public Relations Research Conference. ... DJ Kaiser had two papers recently published in international journals, on his research in South America and on a pronunciation mobile app.

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The panel took questions from the audience in Leiden.

Leiden Panel Covers Balkan-EU Relations 10 Years after Kosovo Independence

March 02, 2018

The International Relations Department at Webster's Leiden campus hosted an expert panel on Balkan relations with the EU around the 10th anniversary of Kosovar independence. The panel included an ambassador, former European Parliament member and a faculty member who worked on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. The event coincided with current student coursework for a conference on "Political Expediency Behind International Criminal Courts" this weekend in The Hague.

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On the Beestenmarkt in Leiden

Leiden Students Lead 'One Billion Rising' Event

March 01, 2018

Webster University Leiden campus organizers mobilized fellow students, faculty and women’s groups from the area for a "One Billion Rising" event on Valentine’s Day, dancing on the Beestenmarkt in the city. In the largest turnout yet for this annual student-led event, their flash mob danced to "Break the Chain" as part of the global campaign to raise awareness of and stop violence against women and girls.

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President Stroble discussed the upcoming conference on Fox 2.

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion, English-language learners, #NeverAgain

February 27, 2018

President Beth Stroble appeared on Fox 2 This Morning to discuss this week's Diversity and Inclusion conference. She discussed keynote speaker Donald Suggs and the topic of unconscious bias. ... Nicole Roach also discussed those topics on "St. Louis on the Air" on St. Louis Public Radio. ... DJ Kaiser was also on that NPR affiliate to discuss the growth of English-language learners in the suburbs. ... Remy Cross was credited for his work on a New York Times video about youth leading recent protest movements.

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Twenty-two faculty members received Faculty Research Grants for 2018.

2018 Faculty Research Grants Announced

February 23, 2018

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 22 recipients and 18 projects of the 2018 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University.

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Ellen Hansen, senior policy advisor to the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR. [Photo: Oliver O'Hanlon]

Geneva's 23rd Humanitarian Conference Addresses Refugees, Migration

February 22, 2018

Webster University Geneva’s 23rd International Humanitarian and Security Conference drew 250 to Geneva’s U.N. district for five keynote speakers and two dozen panelists around the theme, “The Need for Effective Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.” The annual conference was organized in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and benefited from the High Patronage of the Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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The Briefing Book published by the Foreign Policy Association

Discuss Global Issues with Webster Faculty in Great Decisions 2018

February 21, 2018

Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community are invited to Great Decisions 2018, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. The schedule this year will run eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 5 to April 23. Register online or by calling the Alumni Office at 314-968-7149.

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Molly Stehn

News Around Webster: Stehn on 'Frozen'; Brown on dating violence; History, IR students present on gender

February 20, 2018

Molly Stehn was published in The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. ... La Vera Brown presented on teen dating violence and received a leadership award at the North Carolina Counselor Association. ... Vienna international relations grad students Krista Price and Julia Zimmerman presented at the Vienna UN Conference on Gender Equality. ... History student Katie Lade will present in Birmingham at the conference on Bystanders And Complicity In Nazi Germany And The Jim Crow South.

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