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Ellen Hansen, senior policy advisor to the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, UNHCR. [Photo: Oliver O'Hanlon]

Geneva's 23rd Humanitarian Conference Addresses Refugees, Migration

February 22, 2018

Webster University Geneva’s 23rd International Humanitarian and Security Conference drew 250 to Geneva’s U.N. district for five keynote speakers and two dozen panelists around the theme, “The Need for Effective Global Compacts on Refugees and Migration.” The annual conference was organized in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and benefited from the High Patronage of the Government of the Republic and Canton of Geneva.

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The Briefing Book published by the Foreign Policy Association

Discuss Global Issues with Webster Faculty in Great Decisions 2018

February 21, 2018

Alumni, students and members of the Webster Community are invited to Great Decisions 2018, the ever-popular series of current events presentations and discussions led by Webster University faculty and sponsored by the Webster University Alumni Association. The schedule this year will run eight consecutive Monday evenings, March 5 to April 23. Register online or by calling the Alumni Office at 314-968-7149.

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Molly Stehn

News Around Webster: Stehn on 'Frozen'; Brown on dating violence; History, IR students present on gender

February 20, 2018

Molly Stehn was published in The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. ... La Vera Brown presented on teen dating violence and received a leadership award at the North Carolina Counselor Association. ... Vienna international relations grad students Krista Price and Julia Zimmerman presented at the Vienna UN Conference on Gender Equality. ... History student Katie Lade will present in Birmingham at the conference on Bystanders And Complicity In Nazi Germany And The Jim Crow South.

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Webster faculty in the news

In the News: Page, Woolf on school shootings; Ibroscheva on #metoo; Reddy on 'smart' gyms

February 19, 2018

Webster's Florida State counseling program director Kristin Page was interviewed by multiple local news outlets about how to respond to tragedies like last week's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. ... Linda Woolf's article on the topic was one of Psychology Today's "Essential Reads" on Thursday. ... Exercise Science director Dave Reddy was in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on the evolution of "smart" gyms. ... Elza Ibroscheva was quoted in Footwear News article about how the #MeToo movement challenges the marketing industry to diverge from "sex sells" policies.

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Academy of Sciences

St. Louis Science Fair: Call for collegiate judges

February 15, 2018

The College of Arts and Sciences is hosting the Honors Division of the Academy of Sciences St. Louis’ Science Fair on Saturday, Feb. 24. Science experts with advanced degrees or certification are needed to judge collegiate-quality student science projects during a morning poster session and an afternoon oral defense. Grad students in science-related field are also eligible to serve as judges.

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The event was held at Hazelwood Central high school on Jan. 28

Biological Sciences Faculty in K-12 STEM Outreach

February 14, 2018

For the seventh year in a row, the Department of Biological Sciences represented Webster University at the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Extravaganza, held at Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Missouri. This year, professors Mary Preuss and Victoria Brown-Kennerly provided hands-on demonstrations with fruit flies, ants, phage, and scale models of the solar system. The family event draws hundreds of participants of all ages including K-12 students, and showcases many different types of STEM-based institutions in the St. Louis region.

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Counseling professors Musangali and Stehn will lead a roundtable discussion.

Festival Preview: Student Success Portal, FlipGrid, Storytelling, Instructional Design, more

February 13, 2018

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Wednesday’s sessions at the Teaching Festival, which will feature a presentation about using FlipGrid to engage students, as well as workshops on the Student Success Network (Starfish), storytelling and instructional design, and using experiential learning to teach complex topics such as climate change.

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Counseling professors Musangali and Stehn will lead a roundtable discussion.

Tuesday at the Teaching Festival: Student-Centered Learning, Integrative Learning, Office365

February 12, 2018

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in Tuesday’s sessions at the Teaching Festival, which will feature a roundtable discussion on ensuring student competency while supporting student success (this session available globally via WebEx), a panel presentation with Webster students on integrative learning, and a workshop focused on Office 365.

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Jenifer Lewis '79 at 2015 commencement

In the News: Lewis '79 feature, Gateway students on the beat, Hayes and Norman on KDHX

February 09, 2018

Jenifer Lewis '79 was profiled in a Washington Post feature that was picked up by other U.S. outlets. ... Adjunct faculty members Bernie Hayes and Rosalind Norman were part of KDHX’s live panel discussion of "Race and the Blues" as part of the station's "Black History Month series. Video is available on Facebook ... Two students at the Gateway were featured by local media for their role as police officers working the Cherokee beat as part of a community policing effort.

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Interact with faculty, staff and students and hear the latest on approaches to engaged learning at sessions from Feb. 12-16.

RSVP for the 2018 Teaching Festival

February 06, 2018

Now is the time to RSVP for next week's annual Webster University Teaching Festival. The entire Webster community is invited to participate, with several sessions to be broadcast via WebEx. This year’s festival includes workshops, poster presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions by Webster faculty, students and staff on the theme "Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning." Find out the latest tools, research and happenings and interact with colleagues and classmates at any session Feb. 12-16.

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Remember to RSVP for the talk on Feb. 10

Author of 'Empire of Cotton: A Global History' Visits Webster Feb. 10

February 06, 2018

Celebrated author and Harvard professor Sven Beckert is speaking at Webster University Saturday, Feb. 10, 9:30-10:30 a.m. in H. Sam Priest Center 104. Sven is the author of Empire of Cotton: A Global History, which won the Bancroft Prize in history and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2014. The book is a brilliant retelling of the origins and spread of capitalism, focused on one essential commodity. In his Webster talk, Sven will reflect on the significance of his book, its challenge to conventional wisdom, and the response of his critics.

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Lisa Brunette

News Around Webster: Hellinger's Fulbright, Brunette's 'Love Story,' Wilkinson and Marshall Keynotes

February 05, 2018

Daniel Hellinger has received a Fulbright Award and will teach and deliver public lectures at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in spring 2019. ... Lisa Brunette's latest game project was a new challenge: A Love Story, in 27 Characters or Less. She incorporated the concept in her game design course this term. ... Webster Lakeland, Florida, adjunct faculty members Berney Wilkinson and Richard Marshall will be keynote speakers at the International Conference on Psychology, Counseling, and Education in the Philippines.

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Psychology Lecture Series: Metacognitive awareness Feb. 7

February 02, 2018

The Department of Psychology presents cognitive psychologist Heather Mitchell for her presentation "It’s Time for a Change: Metacognitive Awareness in College Transitions Courses" on Feb. 7, from 10-11 a.m. in Browning Hall Auditorium, room 160. The talk will highlight beneficial learning and study strategies. All are welcome to attend.

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Hasmik Chakaryan will discuss internationalizing counseling as a profession and graduate degree.

Faculty Research Symposium Presenters Announced

January 31, 2018

Eight presenters have been announced for the annual Faculty Research Symposium, which takes place this year on Thursday, Feb. 18, during the annual Teaching Festival. Life in southeast Asia, dance injury prevention, helping students publish and athlete hazing are just some of the topics to be covered by presenters Keith Welsh, Monte Hancock, Bill Russell, Kim Kleinman, Hasmik Chakaryan, Nicole Miller-Struttmann, Con Christeson and Allison Levin.

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