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Webster Students Present at National Undergraduate Research Conference

April 25, 2017

Eleven students along with their faculty mentors from Webster University’s departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology attended the 31st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Memphis, Tennessee, with each student presenting results from their several collaborative research projects.

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Flags in the University Center

ILC Launches New Translation Program in French and Spanish

April 24, 2017

In the Fall, the Department of International Languages and Cultures (ILC) will begin offering French- and Spanish-to-English Translation Certificates. This program will coincide with ILC’s move to Browning Hall, the new Interdisciplinary Building, where there will be a state-of-the-art Translation Lab. Translation is one of the fastest growing occupations according to the U.S. Department of Labor, and Webster has one of the few professionally-oriented translation certificates in the country.

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arts and education flyer

Webster Supports 2017 Arts, Education Workplace Giving Campaign

April 18, 2017

The arts are vital to our region. They make St. Louis a great place to live! Whether it’s music, dance, theatre, film, literary or visual arts, the arts continue to teach us and inspire us, and for over 50 years, the Arts and Education Council has been shaping a vibrant arts community throughout the bi-state St. Louis region. The arts play a role in adding value to our community, which is why Webster is a proud participant in the Arts and Education Council’s 2017 Annual Campaign.

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Webster community members in the news

In the News: Legal Studies and human trafficking; Smith on fake news; Algieri on U.S.-Europe-China relations

April 14, 2017

The "Stop Human Trafficking" event co-sponsored by the Legal Studies Department was covered on KPLR TV and St. Louis Public Radio, School of Communications adjunct faculty member Julie Smith was interviewed in a Washington Post Magazine feature on media literacy and fake news, and Vienna international relations head Franco Algieri was interviewed by Der Standard on U.S., China and Europe relations.

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News around Webster

News Around Webster: Rosenblum, Workie, Cuille, McGrath, Cosic

April 12, 2017

Warren Rosenblum was awarded a fellowship at the U.S. Holocaust Museum and Memorial. Lionel Cuille presented at an International French Studies colloquium. Kim McGrath presented "Women in Leadership: How to Prepare for Difficult Conversations" at the Forum on Education Abroad. Menbere Workie is publishing a monthly commentary on economics and finance. Zlatko Cosic's newest film, "Even The Birds Know It," will screen at a festival in Gdańsk, Poland.

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McKissack was among the most prolific children's authors on African-American history and lore.

Remembering Patricia McKissack '75, Internationally Acclaimed Author, Teacher

April 11, 2017

The Webster University community mourns the passing of Patricia McKissack (MA ’75), an internationally acclaimed children's book author and teacher whose more than 100 books helped fill a need for children's literature for minorities. McKissack was named Outstanding Alumna in 2005, received an honorary doctorate in 2010 and served on the School of Education advisory board. Her legacy lives on in countless classrooms across the country.

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photos of outstanding alumni awardees

Alumni Association Announces 2017 Award Winners

April 11, 2017

The Webster University Alumni Association has announced Marilynne Bradley, Vanessa Cooksey, Adam Neal, Emily Hencken-Ritter and Christopher Dietrich as recipients of its 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award. This award recognizes alumna or alumnus from each school or college who has achieved outstanding success and recognition in their profession and/or voluntary service.

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Dan Hellinger

Around Webster: Hellinger at Georgetown, Eskerod in Thailand, Mullen on Myanmar, van Marissing in The Hague

April 05, 2017

Thailand's Matthew Mullen was profiled for his research and book on Myanmar, Dan Hellinger spoke on Venezuela at the Center for Latin American Studies, the Netherlands' Jean Paul van Marissing spoke in The Hague on International Women's Day, and Vienna's Pernille Eskerod presented research as part of her visit to Webster Thailand in Spring 1.

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Women and Gender Studies

Annual WGST Open House April 6

April 05, 2017

The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Committee invites the Webster community and the public to their annual Spring Open House event, to bring visibility to women, gender, sexuality and diversity issues. Student and campus organizations will be represented as well as community agencies at the Open House on Thursday, April 6, from 4-6 p.m. in Sunnen Lounge.

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Series of events commemorates bond between United States and France

Centre Francophone, Webster Film Series Host WWI Cine-Concert 'Wings'

April 04, 2017

One hundred years after the United States entered World War One, the French Embassy seeks to shed light on this momentous occasion through a series of events across the U.S. throughout 2017 as part of a yearlong program “How 1917 Changed the World." Join the Webster University Film Series & the Centre Francophone, and Cinema St. Louis for a special ciné-concert to commemorate the centennial.

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ILC Trivia Night

TAs Host Friendly Competition at ILC International Trivia Night

March 31, 2017

Teaching assistants from the Department of International Languages and Cultures hosted an International Trivia Night on on March 28, creating a fun event in which Webster students could learn about other countries and cultures through some friendly competition. Over 50 students attended the event, which included pizza and snacks.

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safe zone

Safe Zone Brown Bag Lunch Series March 31 and April 14

March 29, 2017

Safe Zone at Webster University will be coordinating a two-part brown-bag lunch series on Friday, March 31 and Friday, April 14 from 12-1 p.m. in East Academic Building, Room 238. The two events, on allies and resources for LGBTQIA+ and on "communicating my identity," are designed for faculty, staff and students to share their perspective in an open conversation. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunch and join the conversation.

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Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing and Rwanda's ambassador to the Netherlands, Jean Pierre Karabaranga

Snapshot: Webster Director Discusses International Human Rights with Rwandan Ambassador

March 28, 2017

Webster University the Netherlands director Jean Paul van Marissing met with Jean Pierre Karabaranga, the Ambassador of the Republic of Rwanda, at the embassy of Rwanda in The Hague. They discussed the importance of international human rights and the commemoration of genocide. Among the Webster degree programs offered in the Netherlands is the MA in International Human Rights.

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