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Webster Ghana campus director Christa Sanders (left) and academic director Michael Williams (right) congratulate Suransky.

Ghana Campus Salutes Suransky on Retirement

October 20, 2017

Leonard Suransky, head of department for International Relations at Webster University's campus in Accra, Ghana, is retiring at the end of October 2017, after serving Webster for nearly 17 years. Suransky, who began teaching at the Webster Leiden campus and also taught in St. Louis and Thailand, described his experience over nearly two decades of service as simply “phenomenal.”

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News Around Webster: Ibroscheva, Tamashiro, Lochli

October 19, 2017

School of Communications associate dean Elza Ibroscheva recently published in two European peer-reviewed journals, on Bulgarian television and Hillary Clinton’s use of Twitter in the 2016 election. ... School of Education professor Roy Tamashiro presented two papers relating to the little-known Jeju 4.3 Massacre in South Korea. ... Webster Thailand’s Roland Nikolaus Lochli published a German language book on East Asian giants, “Die Volksrepublik China, Japan und das Ostchinesische Meer, 1970-2012.”

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Writer, performer and cultural geographer Carolyn Finney was the keynote speaker.

Snapshots: Human Rights Conference addresses environmental justice

October 16, 2017

Webster's 10th Annual Human Rights Conference concluded Oct. 12 after two days of intersectional analysis of environmental racism, sexism, classism, and colonialism. Growing awareness of climate change has led to increasing recognition that human rights and environmental sustainability are inextricably linked, with human rights advocates contending that climate change threatens fundamental rights with particular impact on indigenous people and the global poor.

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Agnes Wilcox

Agnes Wilcox Memorial Service in Loretto-Hilton Oct 22

October 12, 2017

There will be a memorial service for Agnes Wilcox on Sunday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Loretto-Hilton Center theater. Wilcox was on the Conservatory of Theatre Arts faculty, was a recipient of Webster University’s Community Service Award, and made an impact in the St. Louis community and far beyond as a director, educator, and founder of Prison Performing Arts. The family will be present and share images and thoughts from her life and work.

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David Clewell Honored for Lifetime Achievement by Webster Groves Arts Commission

October 11, 2017

David Clewell, Webster professor of English and former Poet Laureate of Missouri, will receive the 2017 Lifetime Achievement in the Arts award from the Webster Groves Arts Commission. The award recognizes outstanding Webster Groves citizens ofor their contributions and excellence in the arts. Clewell will be presented the award on Thursday, Oct. 12, at Webster Groves City Hall.

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Simone Cummings

In the News: Human Rights, Cummings on health, Freeman on CHIP, Film student

October 11, 2017

Kate Parsons was interviewed on KMOX about this week's Human Rights Conference. ... Simone Cummings was interviewed for a Kansas City Star story on the opioid epidemic. ... Alan Freeman was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Congress allowing funding for the CHIP program to expire. ... Film student David Kirkman was profiled in the St. Louis American.

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Browning Hall

In the News: Inside Browning Hall; Miller-Struttmann in Scientific American; alum concert design

October 06, 2017

The St. Louis Business Journal featured inside looks at Browning Hall, which was recently recognized for design excellence. ... Nicole Miller-Struttmann is quoted in a Scientific American story on the effects of climate change on bee populations. ... Alumnus John Cameron Carter is profiled in Projection, Lights and Staging News talking about his experience at Webster.

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Lisa Brunette's new game

Around Webster: Brunette, Burkard, Antonakakis, Clewell-Portnoy-DeMarinis performance

October 04, 2017

Shawn Burkard's work is on display in the "Stray Rays in Grease" exhibition in Granite City. ... Lisa Brunette's new game, "Sender Unknown: The Woods," was featured in the App Store's "New Games We Love" listing. ... Nikos Antonakakis published an article on bond yield spreads in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. ... David Clewell's poetry will be accompanied by Kim Portnoy and Paul DeMarinis jazz in "No Hard Feelings" on Oct. 7.

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Lobsang Dundup Sherpa Subirana

Alumnus Spotlight: Lobsang Dundup Reflects on His Experience at Webster Thailand

October 03, 2017

Originally from Spain, alumnus Lobsang Dundup earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at Webster Thailand’s Hua Hin / Cha Am Campus. Since completing his degree, Lobsang has gone on to be accepted into MSt in International Relations graduate program at the University of Cambridge. When discussing his time at Webster Thailand, Lobsang fondly remembers the profound impact that Webster’s teaching staff had on his studies and the vibrant class discussions with professors and classmates.

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Browning Hall

Browning Hall, Arcade Building Recognized for Design, Architecture

October 03, 2017

Webster University's two most recent major construction projects have been recognized for their quality of design. Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building, was recognized for its design excellence this year by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) St. Louis Chapter. The Arcade Building, home of Webster University’s Gateway Campus, was named the "best conversion or renovation project" by the St. Louis Business Journal.

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Meet and greet will take place in Browning Hall Conference Room 140

Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Meet and Greet

September 29, 2017

This is an interdisciplinary program that takes an intersectional, transnational, feminist approach to the study of women, gender, and sexuality. It takes place Monday, Oct. 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The program investigates how assumptions about gender and sexuality inform social, cultural, and political practices that both reproduce and resist hierarchies of power.

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Webster University is hosting its 10th-Annual Human Rights Conference Oct. 11-12 at Browning Hall Auditorium

Webster University Hosts Human Rights Conference Oct. 11-12

September 28, 2017

Webster University is hosting its 10th-Annual Human Rights Conference Oct. 11-12 at Browning Hall Auditorium on the university’s main campus. The 2017 conference, which explores environmental justice and human rights, features scholars and activists who are concerned about environmental protection and social justice. The two-day event is free and open to the public.

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