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Students in the Introduction to Women and Gender Studies course at the Feminism Awareness Project on Dec. 7

Snapshots: Feminism Awareness Project Demonstration

December 12, 2017

Students in the Introduction to Women and Gender Studies course took part in the annual Feminism Awareness Project on Dec. 7, learning a valuable lesson on feminist activism. This semester, in particular, has been especially interesting for this class because some of the key topics, like sexual harassment in the workplace and sexual assault, have been all over the news.

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Spanish students visit Red Latina

Spanish Language Students Visit Red Latina

December 12, 2017

On Thursday, Dec. 7, students in SPAN 1100 (second semester Spanish), had an opportunity to put their language skills to good use when they met with the president of the bilingual newspaper Red Latina, located on Washington Ave. Students shared their future plans for networking, advertising and interest in working with Hispanic communities in the St Louis area.

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McConnell

Service Remembering Professor Bill McConnell

December 08, 2017

A memorial service for longtime Webster University Professor Bill McConnell will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster Hall. A pioneer for the MAT in Science program which he coordinated for most of his tenure, McConnell served as a professor at Webster from 1965-2009, and then continued as an adjunct faculty member until 2015.

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(right) One of the top award recipients

Vienna Students, Alumni Present Research at Graduate Research Summit

December 04, 2017

Webster Vienna held its Inaugural Graduate Research Summit (GRS) on Nov. 28. The evening began with a specialized thesis workshop, followed by oral presentations given by four students and alumni and a keynote address on the importance of student research. The research presented was selected by the scientific committee, with awards for the top presentations.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Sand mandala, Brown on media consolidation, Preuss at Cori event

December 04, 2017

HEC TV created a five-minute video featuring the sand mandala created at the Webster Groves campus this fall. ... Jessica Brown was quoted in the West End Word on the effects of media consolidation and the latest Sinclair Media acquisition. ... Mary Preuss represented Webster University at an event commemorating local Nobel Prize winning scientists Gerty and Carl Cori, covered in the Webster-Kirkwood Times.

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Kim Jackson

College of Arts and Sciences Welcomes Director of Operations

December 01, 2017

The College of Arts and Sciences welcomes its new director of operations, Kimberly Jackson. An alumna of Webster of University. Jackson holds a BS in Business Administration from Fontbonne University and a master's in Management and Leadership from Webster. She will work collaboratively with the dean’s office, the College, and the University to support and manage their goals around operations and budget management.

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Nishant Upadhyay, BA '16

Alumus Spotlight: Nishant Upadhyay Reflects on His Learning Experience at Webster Thailand

November 30, 2017

Originally from India, Nishant Upadhyay studied for his BA in International Relations at Webster Thailand’s Cha-Am / Hua Hin campus from 2014 to 2016. After considering various institutions to attend across Southeast Asia, Upadhyay felt the opportunity to study ASEAN within the framework of global politics was best addressed in Thailand.

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Join professor Chris Parr on Dec. 4 to hear about his Messing Award summer discoveries

2017 Messing Award Summer Discoveries: Meandering Along China's Silk Road

November 29, 2017

The 2017 recipient of the Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award is Chris Parr, professor in the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences. Parr spent two weeks over the summer in China focusing on China’s renowned Silk Road. Join him for a brown-bag lunch talk on Monday, Dec. 4, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the UC Presentation Room.

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Join Milich on Dec. 5 for a talk focusing on the difficulties of teaching controversial topics

'Navigating New Cold War Shoals in the Classroom' with Peter Milich

November 27, 2017

Peter Milich, visiting professor in the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations, will be giving a brown-bag lunch talk at noon on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Library Conference Room. The talk, titled “Strategies for Navigating New Cold War Shoals in the Classroom” will focus on the difficulties of teaching controversial topics.

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Webster University and ARDN Announce Global AIDS Prevention Project on World AIDS Day

November 27, 2017

With more than 36 million people living with HIV in 2016, the United States accounted for 1.3 million persons and more than12,000 more of those people live in Missouri. On Friday, December 1, in recognition of World AIDS Day, Webster University and the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) will announce their domestic and global initiatives for AIDS awareness and prevention during a joint press conference and live stream event at 10:00 am CST in the Browning Hall Auditorium at Webster University in St. Louis.

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News around Webster

Around Webster: Wallner, Kleinman, Alakoc, Dinh-Trang

November 22, 2017

Tony Wallner co-edited two books and authored a chapter on chemistry curriculum. ... Burcu Pinar Alakoc received an International Studies Association award for her project on Syrian refugees in Turkey. ... The most recent installment of Kim Kleinman’s long term biographical project on the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Edgar Anderson was published at Science Direct. ... Thanh Dinh-Trang's paper was accepted for the Fulbright Association Conference.

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News around Webster

Around Webster: Global Learning, Community College conferences; Rosenblum; Ryan

November 16, 2017

Warren Rosenblum gave the lecture, "Disability and Human Rights: Towards a Global History," at the U.S. State Department. ... Kim McGrath, Ron Daniel and Tyann Cherry co-presented with WINS partner Kent State at the Global Learning Conference. ... Christina Gilbert and Kelsey Bourne and faculty member Stephanie Schroeder presented at the Missouri Community College Association convention. ... Tim Ryan received the Audio Engineering Society's Board of Governors Award.

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Mieko Hironaka-Bergt

In the News: Pollak, Cross, Werfelmann, Hironaka-Bergt, Bushey

November 14, 2017

Music faculty David Werfelmann and Mieko Hironaka-Bergt will be interviewed Wednesday on 107.3 FM about their Nov. 21 concert. ... Vienna director Johannes Pollak was on Austrian radio FM4 about Brexit's prospects. ... Criminology professor Remy Cross was interviewed about the investigation of police action during the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. ... Art and psychology major Amanda Bushey was featured in the Belleville News Democrat for her art therapy work with veterans dealing with PTSD.

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Webster University English Department presents a reading with novelist Curtis Sittenfeld Nov. 16

Join Novelist Curtis Sittenfeld Nov. 16

November 07, 2017

The Webster University English Department invites you to a reading by Curtis Sittenfeld - a major novelist with international stature who has been getting a lot of press in the last year or two. Sittenfeld's most notable books include Prep, which was lauded by the New York Times as one of their five notable books of fiction for 2005, and Eligible, a modern re-telling of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice published in 2016. There will be drinks and snacks and books for sale that the author would be happy to sign.

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A panel of experts included lawyers, health professionals and business leaders sharing insights on their career paths.

Orlando Women's Networking, Mentoring Event Connects Grads, Leaders

November 07, 2017

Webster University's Orlando campus location hosted a "Positivitea Mentoring and Networking Brunch" to connect recent graduates from Webster and FAMU with successful women business leaders, who will serve as mentors and advisors to these young professionals as the navigate their new career paths. More than 150 women attended and toured the Webster location in downtown Orlando.

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