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In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, eclipse; Woolf on human rights; Cross on violence

August 21, 2017

Nicole Miller-Struttmann appeared on CBS affiliate KMOV's evening and morning newscasts to discuss her research with bees and their behavior during the eclipse, which will be part of a national study. ... Linda Woolf was quoted in USA Today and also was interviewed on KGO Radio in San Francisco about human rights and combatting the spread of hate in the wake of events in Charlottesville. ... Remy Cross was interviewed by KMOX-AM and on BBC World News about violence in Charlottesville.

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Since 1995, over 32,000 volunteers have given more than 141,000 hours of service on WWW day.

Webster Works Worldwide: Call for team leaders

August 21, 2017

Webster Works Worldwide (WWW), our annual community service day, is just around the corner on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Since the start of WWW in 1995, over 32,000 volunteers have given more than 141,000 hours of service! We hope you will join us in this very important Webster tradition again this year. In St. Louis, the project database is open and team leaders are needed. Team leaders serve as liaisons between individual volunteers and the agency in need and serve a critical role in making WWW a success.

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Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann works with sixth grade students on setting up scientific equipment for a national bee study.

Webster Professor Works with Area Sixth-Graders on National Bee Study

August 21, 2017

Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann, who holds the Laurance L. Browning, Jr. endowed chair in the Department of Biology, has been working with area students and teachers, to set up scientific equipment and collect data on how bees behave during a solar eclipse. The project is part of the “Beeclipse,” a national study conducted by several universities during the recent eclipse.

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The City of Webster Groves approved a Conditional Occupancy Permit for the Building Friday.

Construction Update Aug. 18: City Approves Permit for Browning Hall

August 18, 2017

The City approved a permit to occupy Browning Hall Friday. Some construction is still going on, so students, faculty and staff are asked to be aware of the work and exercise caution when navigating the building. In other news, contact information on how to schedule rooms in the building has been determined, and Marletto's is nearly finished.

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Apply by Sept. 15.

Adjunct Faculty Development Fund Submission Period Now Open

August 15, 2017

The application period for Adjunct Faculty Development Fund requests opens today, Aug. 15, and runs through Thursday, Sept. 15. The fund, which was established last year by the Office of the Provost, is designed to support eligible adjunct faculty for professional development, professional travel, and research activities. The grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.

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Simone Cummings

In the News: Cummings profile; Woolf on Trump; Cottam on online; Erbs '85 salute

August 11, 2017

Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis American for her new role as dean of the Walker School. ... Linda Woolf's op/ed on President Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ... EducationDIVE spoke with Michael Cottom about online learning opportunities for degree completion. ... Donna Erbs ’85 has been named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of this year’s Most Influential Business Women.

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This is an image of a piano.

Faculty Member's 'Pianos for People' an Arts Innovator of the Year

August 11, 2017

Patricia Eastman, adjunct professor of piano, presented about Pianos for People at the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy. Eastman is co-founder of Pianos for People, which received the 2017 Regional Arts Commission “Arts Innovator of the Year” award. The unique nonprofit is quickly gaining national attention for addressing the diminishing presence of pianos in households, and the increasing number of pianos that are abandoned or destroyed.

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Addressing the graduates

Global MA in International Relations Cohort Completes Program in Vienna

August 09, 2017

Webster University’s Global Master of Arts in International Relations students celebrated their program completion at a graduation luncheon held at the Palais Wenkheim on the Vienna campus. Students complete this degree in 11 months, traveling every eight weeks to a new campus location in the Webster system. The class of 2017 studied in Vienna, Leiden, Athens, Geneva, Accra, Havana, Beijing, Bangkok, and Washington, D.C.

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Faculty networking and resource fair

Save the Date: Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair Sept. 14

August 08, 2017

All faculty are invited to attend the Faculty Networking Event and Resource Fair on Thursday, Sept. 14 for an afternoon of learning and socializing. The goal of this event is for faculty to learn about services and resources available to them and their students -- an excellent opportunity to learn about new developments and meet colleagues. If your office or unit is interested in hosting a table at this event, please fill out the survey to let us know.

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Kingston

News Around Webster: Pollak, Kingston, Woolf, Cornell

August 03, 2017

Associate professor and institute director Lindsey Kingston contributed a chapter to the new book "Understanding Statelessness." ... Webster Vienna director Johannes Pollak is co-editor of "Representation," a book in a series from the Library of Contemporary Essays in Governance and Political Theory. ... Professor Linda Woolf has been named a fellow within the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). ... School of Education associate professor and department chair Thomas Cornell presented at the World Congress on Education in Dublin, Ireland.

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Public Safety

New Version of Webster Alerts Launches This Week

August 01, 2017

Beginning today, community members will receive an e-mail announcing the updated version of Webster Alerts, with instructions on how to make sure you receive these alerts on your cell phone or another email address. Webster Alerts the primary messaging system for letting students, faculty and staff know when there is an emergency on or near campus, or to notify of campus closures caused by severe weather, power outages or other factors.

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Global Leadership Academy 2017

Global Leadership Academy 2018 Applications Open

August 01, 2017

Applications for the 2018 Global Leadership Academy are now open. Faculty and staff throughout the Webster University network are encouraged to apply for this cohort program, which entails a series of workshop and activities that help faculty and staff lead successfully within the university. There will be three information sessions at the end of August for those interested in applying by the application deadline of Sept. 29.

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