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Italian Supreme Court Justice Giuliano Amato visited the Geneva campus for a panel on international careers.

Italy Supreme Court Justice, Former Prime Minister Visits Webster

May 24, 2017

Italian Supreme Court Justice and former prime minister Giuliano Amato visited Webster's Geneva campus to participate in a panel on international careers. He discussed the impact of the field of international relations, praised the global outlook of American universities, and emphasized that preparing to succeed in any international career ultimately requires the study of "the other."

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Tim Noelker '73 was appointed by the White House to the national volunteer service agency.

Webster Alumnus Appointed General Counsel to Corporation for National and Community Service

May 22, 2017

St. Louis senior counsel Tim Noelker '73 has devoted countless volunteer hours advancing the work of nonprofits and charitable organizations. But when he leaves Thompson Coburn this summer for a high-profile new position, volunteering will become his work. He has been appointed by The White House to serve as General Counsel for the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, D.C., effective July 5, 2017.

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From Cosic's

Around Webster: Erickson play opens; Rockwell in Peru; McElwee, Cosic screenings

May 17, 2017

Michael Erickson's "Honor Student" opens this weekend, directed by alumnus Taylor Gruenloh. ... Van McElwee's "Objects In A Landscape" was screened at the National Gallery of Art this month, while "Flag And Its Shadow" opened in Los Angeles. ... Several Zlatko Cosic films are screening this month in St. Louis and in June at the OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival in Switzerland. ... Rick Rockwell gave two presentations at the Latin American Studies Association conference in Lima, Peru.

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Polgar Israel feature; Solomon on media mergers; Hall on Comey; van Marissing on leadership

May 12, 2017

Susan Polgar was profiled in the Times of Israel feature, "The female chess grandmaster who checked male privilege," Eileen Solomon was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sinclair's proposed purchase of Tribune Media, William Hall was quoted on Jeff Sessions' role in James Comey's firing, and Jean Paul van Marissing was interviewed for thoughts on leadership in the Dutch magazine, Hello Zuidas.

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Clark will take a five-week course as part of her study abroad experience in Russia.

International Relations Student First to Study Abroad in Russia

May 12, 2017

This summer Shannon Clark, an international relations major, will be the first Webster University student to study abroad in Russia, through a five-week program on politics and public diplomacy at Moscow International University. Drawn to Webster because of its diversity, she has been able to pursue independent studies in Russian language and cultures with guidance from faculty member Raisa Belotserkovsky.

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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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Kingston and Hall insights into various aspects of U.S. politics.

Panel of American Faculty in Leiden Covers U.S. Politics

May 09, 2017

Leiden's International Relations Department and IR Club organized a panel discussion on U.S. politics and the impact of the presidential election on refugees and migration with faculty members Lindsey Kingston, William Hall, Daniel Russell and Jill Adler.

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Scientists will lead participants in a

Join Webster's St. Louis Bee Brigade to Track Bee Populations

May 09, 2017

Join Webster University faculty and students in science-in-action. The Department of Biological Sciences invites nature enthusiasts and concerned citizens to join the St. Louis Bee Brigade, a citizen science effort to monitor bees. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you! During the St. Louis BeeBlitz at Forest Park on Saturday June 17, scientists will lead participants in a “photo survey,” during which photos are taken of every bee observed.

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Hannah Rowald has won a scholarship to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Webster Biology Student Earns Prestigious Scholarship to Leadership Conference

May 08, 2017

Hannah Rowold, a biology and psychology double major in the College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded a full scholarship to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, to be held at the University Maryland, College Park May 31 to June 3. The scholarship was awarded by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization founded in 1881 to fight for the rights of women.

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Sigma Iota Rho Chapter Inducts New Members

May 04, 2017

Webster University’s chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the honor society for international relations, welcomed 15 new members at its spring induction ceremony on April 30. Faculty, students, family and friends gathered in the H. Sam Priest Center to acknowledge the academic accomplishments of graduate and undergraduate students from Webster's campuses in St. Louis, Leiden and Vienna. Professor Daniel Hellinger's keynote encouraged members to pursue the creative conduct of international affairs through service.

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