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Paula Witkowski (center) discussed dyslexia on St. Louis On The Air.

In the News: Fatton on Asia security, Witkowski on dyslexia, Film Series

October 18, 2019

School of Education Professor Paula Witkowski was interviewed for a half hour discussion on dyslexia on St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air” program. ... Geneva's Lionel Fatton was interviewed by Swiss, Swedish and Chinese media to discuss different aspects of security and international relations topics in Japan, China, North Korea and Hong Kong. ... Webster's Film Series was featured for the upcoming screening of "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" with live accompaniment by The Invincible Czars.

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Fall 1 Grades Due Oct. 24: Guidance on incomplete grades

October 16, 2019

Incompletes are tricky business. Since all graduate and undergraduate Fall 1 course grades are due by Oct. 24, now is the time to look over the resources Webster has available to help faculty determine when or if an Incomplete grade is appropriate.

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Human Rights Conference

In the News: Witkowski, Geraghty-Rathert, Human Rights Conference

October 15, 2019

Paula Witkowski will be on St. Louis Public Radio at noon Wednesday to discuss the many misunderstandings the public has about dyslexia. ... Anne Geraghty-Rathert appears in a Time Magazine story about a murder conviction that was overturned due to an ineffective defense attorney. ... Blake Hamilton, one of the guest speakers at last week's annual Human Rights Conference, was on KMOX 1120 discussing the conference and immigration in St. Louis.

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Rad

Annual Research Across Disciplines Conference Dec. 6

October 10, 2019

Submit your work for the RAD conference and gain valuable experience as an emerging contributor to your field. Original work from students in any field, and throughout all levels of Webster’s global network can be submitted. All submissions will be considered for an oral presentation, poster presentation, or creative display. Submissions are being accepted until Nov. 10.

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St. Louis Sound

'St. Louis Sound' Book Author Reading Oct. 10

October 08, 2019

The English Department and Faculty Speaker Committee welcome Steve Pick, author of "St. Louis Sound: An Illustrated Timeline," for a book reading on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 1:30 p.m. in Pearson House. The book is a remarkable compendium of 170-plus entries spanning more than 100 years of St. Louis music history. Pick and collaborator Amanda Doyle have fashioned an unabashed love letter to the city’s rich and varied tradition of jazz, blues, folk, rock ‘n’ roll, R&B, country, hip hop, and more, accompanied throughout by a lavish array of photographs.

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Pollak

Around Webster: Pollak election, Corrigan awards, Kracen keynote, Christeson arts

October 07, 2019

Webster Vienna director Johannes Pollak has been elected chairman of the Institute for European Politics board of directors. ... Don Corrigan won two first-place awards for journalism at the 153rd Missouri Press Association convention. ... Amanda Kracen was the keynote speaker for the Mental Health Assembly to kick off the mental health week at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA). ... Con Christeson and two colleagues will present with Americans for the Arts in Oakland this month.

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Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing congratulated Fried Kramer with his recent appointment as Program Director of the Leiden City of Science 2022 organization.

Leiden Named 'City of Science' 2022

October 03, 2019

The city of Leiden has received the prestigious title "European City of Science" for the year 2022. As a result, the home city of Webster's campus in the Netherlands will host the biggest biennial multidisciplinary science convention of Europe in 2022. “This will be a great opportunity for our faculty, Leiden students and study abroad students coming to our campus in 2022,” says Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster Leiden Campus.

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Juan William Chávez

Around Webster: Chávez grant, Drake, Palmer nominations, Rosenblum talk

September 26, 2019

Juan William Chávez has received a Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. ... Nursing faculty members Mary Ann Drake and Janice Palmer are finalists for the March of Dimes Missouri, Metro-East Nurse of the Year Awards. ... Warren Rosenblum was selected to deliver the University of Cincinnati History Department’s annual Von Rosenstiel lecture, "No Place for Disability: The Origins of Mass Murder in Fantasies of Perfection."

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Hemla Singaravelu received an award for her presentation on

News Around Webster: Singaravelu award, Brown state appointment, Cuille on Camus

September 25, 2019

Hemla Singaravelu received an award for her presentation on "Gender Difference in Mental Health Needs Among Bosnian Refugees" at the World Communication Association Conference in New Zealand. ... Earl Brown, who has been a faculty member in the Counseling program at Webster Rolla for two decades, has been appointed by Missouri Gov. Mike Parson to the State Rehabilitation Council. ... Lionel Cuillé will present in French on "La Chute" by Albert Camus at La Société Française on Sept. 27

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Students Examine Struggles in 'Night of Dictatorship' in The Hague

September 20, 2019

Webster University international relations faculty members Iwona Gusc and Nives Rumenjak led 60 students from the Leiden campus through a thought-provoking evening during the annual Night of Dictatorship in The Hague. The question this year was "Which story do you believe?" asking attendees to think critically about power and authority. Students heard from journalists, human rights defenders and refugees, and also learned about the Netherlands' transition to democracy.

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Professor Emmanuel Balogunwill lead a group of K-12 administrators, teachers, and higher education faculty to Ghana to study the history, culture and politics of Ghana through the lens of pan-Africanism.

Professor Receives Fulbright-Hays Grant for Curriculum about Africa

September 19, 2019

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program grant to Webster University Professor Emmanuel Balogun. The goal of the project is to help educators create curriculum for K-12 and college students that centers the knowledge, experiences, and perspectives of Ghana and Africa more broadly and to develop a St. Louis-based organization that will continue the work after the study has completed.

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Webster Vienna

Vienna Series Hosts Political Scientists, Historians, Sociologists, Philosophers

September 10, 2019

Webster Vienna this fall is hosting a series of lectures and workshops with leading political scientists, historians, sociologists, and natural philosophers. Among them are top Norwegian political scientist and social anthropologist Iver B. Neumann, returning to Webster Vienna, and Asian Studies expert David Shambaugh as the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professor.

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Dog's Best Friend?

Around Webster: Armbruster on dogs, Vahldick audition guide, Cosic films

September 04, 2019

Karla Armbruster's essay, “Dogs, Dirt, and Public Space," is part of the collection, "Dog’s Best Friend?: Rethinking Human-Canid Relations," published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. ... Community Music School faculty member Tyler Vahldick partnered with the Kansas City Symphony to create a website and video guide for students preparing for All-State Band auditions. ... Zlatko Cosic has films screening at international festivals in Malta and Palestine this month.

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Attending the U.S.-Iran panel discussion

U.S.-Iran: Geneva panel on politics of confrontation, escalation

September 04, 2019

The International Relations Department at Webster University Geneva hosted a panel of experts discussing the escalation of tensions between the United States and Iran in the Persian Gulf region. Department head Jubin Goodarzi welcomed colleagues from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs to discuss the latest phases of the conflict and the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran Nuclear Agreement.

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Dorian Hunter Davis

Around Webster: Davis, Liberati, Woolf, Hulsizer, Stiles, Cosic

August 26, 2019

Linda Woolf, Michael Hulsizer and Debbie Stiles presented at the APA convention, and Woolf published a Psychology Today column on mass shootings. ... Ryan Liberati was awarded the Registered Play Therapist credential by the Association for Play Therapy. ... Dorian Davis Hunter critiqued a book on elections reporting for the International Journal of Communication. ... Zlatko Cosic is a finalist for InSITE 2020, a May 2020 public exhibition developed by the Downtown STL Public Art Initiative.

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