News Articles

Ryan Liberati

News Around Webster: Zhang on China, Woolf-Hulsizer chapter, Ibroscheva on Merkel, Liberati president

June 15, 2018

Dongling Zhang co-organized an academic conference, “Confronting predicament: The mentality and patterns of behavior of Chinese intellectuals in the second millennium,” in Hong Kong. ... Elza Ibroscheva presented in New York on feminism and Angela Merkel. ... Linda Woolf and Michael Hulsizer have published a chapter, "Peace psychology: A gateway and path to culture and diversity." ... Ryan Liberati has been re-elected president of the Illinois College Counseling Association.

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The two-day event featured keynotes, panels and workshops on a variety of trauma and therapy topics.

Webster Geneva Hosts International Conference on Trauma

June 14, 2018

Webster University's Geneva campus hosted a two-day international conference on trauma with a wide range of experts, researchers, practitioners and general participants interested in understanding and alleviating human suffering. Speakers, panelists and workshops covered such topics as collective trauma, anger and revenge, trauma and imagination, trauma from war, displacement or gender-based violence, and more.

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Batora discussed the political situation in Slovakia after a journalist investigating corruption was murdered.

Webster Professor Discusses Uprising in Slovakia

June 13, 2018

Last month The 1020, a program at Webster Vienna exploring international relations, interviewed faculty member Jozef Bátora for his analysis of the ongoing crisis in Slovakia, where people took to the streets after a journalist investigating corruption was murdered. Protests led to the resignation of the prime minister. Bátora was previously interviewed on Austrian TV about the news. Listen to the insightful interview on SoundCloud or YouTube.

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Melissa Spriggs

Spriggs Leads Human Services Graduate Program

June 11, 2018

Associate Professor Melissa Spriggs has been named director of the human services graduate program. As the program's coordinator, she has already managed student inquiries, advising, and orientation, as well as the hiring and mentoring of new adjunct instructors. She has taught several courses in the program including the culminating field experience.

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Catherine Schook's presentation in Portugal led to an invitation to present a workshop at a Sex Positive conference in Norway.

Leiden Student's Sexology Research Leads to More Opportunities

June 06, 2018

Catherine Schook, a MA in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology student at Webster Leiden Campus, recently presented her research findings on sex positive attitudes at the European Federation of Sexology (EFS) Congress in Albuferia, Portugal on behalf of Webster Leiden. Her presentation eld to an invitation to the Youth Committee of EFS and also to give a workshop at an upcoming Sex Positive Conference in Oslo, Norway, based on her research at Webster.

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Fritzen and Kern's final research papers were published in WIRR.

International Relations Student Research on North Korea, Pakistan

June 06, 2018

The Department of History, Politics, and International Relations congratulates Charles Kern and Katharine Fritzen for the publication of their final research in the Webster International Relations Review: The Graduate Student Working Paper Series (WIRR). WIRR is a competitive, peer-reviewed journal that publishes the best graduate research papers from Master of Arts and Global Master of Arts students in international relations. Kern addressed North Korea's nuclear strategy, while Fritzen researched aid in Pakistan.

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Julie Smith

In the News: Pease on Korea radio, Smith on social media, Miller-Struttmann's Bee Blitz

June 04, 2018

Kelly-Kate Pease was interviewed by the "Morning Wave” radio program on BEFM Radio in Busan, South Korea, about President Trump’s trade war against China. ... Julie Smith appeared live on the 6 p.m. FOX 2 newscast Tuesday to discuss the Roseanne Barr controversy, offering advice on social media use. ... The community-based St. Louis Bee Blitz science project led by Nicole Miller-Struttmann was one of St. Louis Magazine’s recommended outdoor activities for June.

tags: college of arts and sciences, faculty, school of communications, international relations, media literacy, biological sciences, in the news, webster today

Dean Cummings on NBC affiliate KSDK television.

In the News: Cummings on jobs, Smith on media, Cross on police, Folds of Honor alum

May 25, 2018

Two students were featured with Dean Simone Cummings in a TV segment on what graduates should be doing to find a job. ... New photography graduate Beatrice Gibson is featured as a Schnucks Folds of Honor scholarship recipient. ... Julie Smith was featured by Experts Finder for her ability to translate her expertise on media literacy and social media to reporters. ... Remy Cross was quoted in a story in the Webster-Kirkwood Times about police advisory boards.

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Deborah Taffa

News Around Webster: Cosic, Kunz, Robinson, Taffa

May 21, 2018

Deborah Taffa was chosen Desert Writers Award recipient by the Ellen Meloy Fund for Desert Writers. ... Sandra Kunz was appointed to the Oklahoma Commission by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. ... Marva Robinson was nominated regional representative for the national board of directors of The Association of Black Psychologists. ... Zlatko Cosic had films screened at multiple festivals in Italy and the U.K. this month.

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Commencement 2018

In the News: Pease on NPR; Curtis on cybersecurity; Tony-nominee alumni; Shifting demographics

May 14, 2018

Kelly-Kate Pease's sit-down on the nationally broadcast NPR program 1A is now available online. ... Jim Curtis appeared on the educational podcast "Yes College" discussing Webster's cybersecurity program. ... An Inside Higher Ed column examines how schools like Webster have evolved over the decades to meet changing demographics, like non-traditional and online students. ... A sydnicated round-up of Tony nominees highlights where they went to school, like Webster alumnus Norbert Leo Butz.

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Bennett said Webster's globalized curriculum helped prepare him for the coming year in Germany.

Webster Student Wins German Young Professional Fellowship

May 03, 2018

Jake Bennett, a Webster University student majoring in International Relations with a minor in German, has been awarded the coveted Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. The immersion program, funded by the German Bundestag and U.S. Department of State, annually selects 75 American and 75 German young professionals between the ages of 18-24 to spend one year in each other’s countries, studying, interning, and living with hosts.

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Centre Francophone high school French essay contest

Webster Hosts 92 Students in Centre Francophone Essay Contest

May 02, 2018

Webster University hosted 92 French language students from high schools across the St. Louis region for the Centre Francophone's annual French essay contest. The contest is open to students from any local high school who are in the second, third, fourth and fifth years of French language study.

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Eight Webster students presented and four faculty members served as judges at STLAURS 2018.

Students, Faculty Honored at St. Louis Research Conference

April 30, 2018

Eight students representing different disciplines across the Webster University College of Arts and Sciences presented their research projects at the annual St. Louis Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (STLAURS). Students Taylor Michl and Hannah Rowold were awarded the “Best Humanities Oral Presentation,” and Elsa Fan, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology, was awarded the “Outstanding STLAURS Faculty Advisor Award.”

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The event is free and open to anyone age 10, but registration is required.

Help Track Pollinators at the Bee Blitz 2018 in Forest Park

April 30, 2018

You're invited to the second annual St. Louis BeeBlitz, June 16 in Forest Park. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you! After a crash course in “bee photography,” participants will work in teams to conduct photo surveys. Your photographs will help biologists track bee populations around the nation through BeeSpotter, a web-based citizen science program. You'll also learn about bee biology and how you can support wild bee populations. The blitz is free and open to anyone over age 10, but registration is required.

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