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News and scholarly activities from Webster University community members

News Around Webster: Kingston, McGrath, Scharf, Cosic, Hellinger

February 17, 2017

Lindsey Kingston published "Haitians Seeking Refuge in Brazil," Kim McGrath presented a webinar on leadership and negotiation strategies, Emily Scharf co-published on transformative learning, Dan Hellinger consulted on Danielle Smith-Llera’s book on Che Guevara, and Zlatko Cosic's film "It Can't Go Forever" screens at Artspace in Tel Aviv.

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Webster Ghana's Black History Month events include panel discussions and educational events for local schools.

Ghana Marks Black History Month with AAAG, Du Bois Centre, U.S. Embassy

February 16, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, partnered with with the African-American Association of Ghana (AAAG), the W.E.B. Du Bois Centre, and the U.S. Embassy to celebrate Black History Month with a series of panels and educational events for high schools and children on topics such as Pan Africanism, the diaspora, and African arts and culture.

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Faculty Research Grant

2017 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

February 16, 2017

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 23 recipients and 22 projects of the 2017 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University. Click through to view the recipients.

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Chris Parr teaches courses in East Asian religions.

2017 Messing Award: Parr to Study Buddhist Art in China

February 15, 2017

This year’s 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 and Sciences. He will spend two weeks in China in the summer of 2017 with a focus on the cultural context of Buddhist art in several towns and ancient capitals.

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Human resources announcement

Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program Announced for Full-Time Faculty, Staff and Administrators

February 13, 2017

Starting Feb. 15, 2017, Webster University will offer a voluntary retirement incentive program for full-time employees who are at least 60 years old who meet specific service criteria. The program was developed after hearing increasing requests from faculty and staff for a retirement incentive program. The Board of Trustees approved the program at their January meeting.

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teaching festival student engagement

Teaching Festival Preview: Faculty Workshops on Engaging Students

February 08, 2017

Faculty, students and academic partners are invited to attend two workshop sessions on Feb.16 about engaging students in the classroom by Julie Smith of the Communications & Journalism Department. Session one: “Wake Them Up! Engagement Strategies for the College Classroom,"will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, from 11 a.m.-noon in the Library Conference Room (Library 120). Session 2: “Finding the Student Voice of the Introvert,” will be held Thursday, Feb. 16, from noon-1 p.m. in the Library Conference Room (Library 120).

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teaching festival international podcast

Teaching Festival Preview: Faculty Presentation on an International Podcasting Project

February 08, 2017

Giving students voice and showing them how to refine and post those ideas are 21st century skills. They are also skills students know they need and want, so the medium, the simple podcast, becomes a way to promote student agency. By connecting the university’s international sites together with a single project, we can also foster inclusion and diversity.

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Ela Gandhi visits Webster Vienna Feb. 8.

Vienna Welcomes Ela Gandhi, Peace Activist and Interfaith Leader

February 07, 2017

Renowned peace activist and interfaith leader Ela Gandhi will share her insights in a special event for Webster University students, alumni, faculty and staff at the Vienna campus. Through the Gandhi Development Trust, Gandhi works to raise awareness and support for educational and research initiatives around the globe.

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Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training

February 07, 2017

Step UP! Bystander Intervention Training is now available to any interested groups at Webster University. The training program teaches students skills to effectively intervene in problem situations they see on campus. These situations can range from simple to serious. The list of topics includes: relationship abuse, discrimination, hazing, sexual assault, alcohol abuse, and depression

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