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Kaat was longtime academic director and faculty member at Webster's Leiden campus.

Remembering Jacques Kaat, Former Leiden Academic Director

December 07, 2017

The Webster University community mourned the passing of Jacques Kaat, former academic director of the Leiden campus in the Netherlands. Serving as academic director at Leiden from 2000-14, Kaat was instrumental in bringing Dutch accreditation to the Leiden campus and is remembered as an exceptional leader and friend among colleagues throughout the Webster global network.

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Friday, Dec. 8 is the sign-up deadline.

Call for Volunteers: Transparent Teaching Project

December 06, 2017

Amanda Rosen, associate professor in the Department of History, Politics, and International Relations, is seeking volunteers from the worldwide Webster community to participate in her project on Transparent Teaching. The project focuses on clear communication between professors and students about the purpose, tasks and criteria for success on course assignments.

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Nominations are due to the Office of the Provost by Monday, Feb. 12.

Call for 2018 Kemper Award Nominations

December 05, 2017

The Office of the Provost invites nominations for the 2018 William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching. This award, generously funded by the William T. Kemper Foundation, recognizes faculty members who demonstrate teaching at its finest. Up to four Kemper Awards will be presented. To nominate a faculty member, write a brief paragraph stating why you think he/she is an outstanding teacher. Nominees will be asked to provide background information on their teaching experiences as well as a statement articulating their philosophy of education.

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(right) One of the top award recipients

Vienna Students, Alumni Present Research at Graduate Research Summit

December 04, 2017

Webster Vienna held its Inaugural Graduate Research Summit (GRS) on Nov. 28. The evening began with a specialized thesis workshop, followed by oral presentations given by four students and alumni and a keynote address on the importance of student research. The research presented was selected by the scientific committee, with awards for the top presentations.

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Nishant Upadhyay, BA '16

Alumus Spotlight: Nishant Upadhyay Reflects on His Learning Experience at Webster Thailand

November 30, 2017

Originally from India, Nishant Upadhyay studied for his BA in International Relations at Webster Thailand’s Cha-Am / Hua Hin campus from 2014 to 2016. After considering various institutions to attend across Southeast Asia, Upadhyay felt the opportunity to study ASEAN within the framework of global politics was best addressed in Thailand.

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The Global Holiday Tree Trimming Party attracted crowds from throughout the Webster community

Snapshots: Global Holiday Tree Trimming

November 30, 2017

In celebration of the rich diversity of Webster University’s worldwide network during the holiday season, a uniquely decorated Global Holiday Tree is on display in Loretto Hall, outside of Marletto’s Marketplace throughout the month of December. New ornaments submitted from around the Webster worldwide network are added to the permanent collection that decorates the tree each year. On Nov. 29, faculty, staff, alumni and students kicked off the season with a Tree Trimming Party.

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Join professor Chris Parr on Dec. 4 to hear about his Messing Award summer discoveries

2017 Messing Award Summer Discoveries: Meandering Along China's Silk Road

November 29, 2017

The 2017 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 & Sciences. Parr spent two weeks over the summer in China focusing on China’s renowned Silk Road. Join him for a brown-bag lunch talk on Monday, Dec. 4, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the UC Presentation Room.

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Webster University and ARDN Announce Global AIDS Prevention Project on World AIDS Day

November 27, 2017

With more than 36 million people living with HIV in 2016, the United States accounted for 1.3 million persons and more than12,000 more of those people live in Missouri. On Friday, December 1, in recognition of World AIDS Day, Webster University and the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network (ARDN) will announce their domestic and global initiatives for AIDS awareness and prevention during a joint press conference and live stream event at 10:00 am CST in the Browning Hall Auditorium at Webster University in St. Louis.

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Submit proposals for the 2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium.

2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium: Call for proposals

November 21, 2017

The Office of the Provost, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, University Library, and Faculty Development Center are working together to draw attention to the exciting research being conducted by our faculty. They will host the 2nd Annual Faculty Research Symposium on Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, during the annual Teaching Festival. See this post for how to submit proposals. Contact Emily Scharf with questions.

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Tuskegee University has joined the Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) program

Webster Welcomes Tuskegee University to WINS

November 20, 2017

Tuskegee University, a private liberal arts and historically black university located in Tuskegee, Alabama, has joined the Webster International Network of Schools (WINS) program. Founded in 1881 by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee University has become one of the nation's most outstanding institutions of higher learning, and remains one of the best historically black universities according to U.S. News and World report, Forbes and the Princeton Review.

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 Loy Krathong, which refers to the lotus-shaped baskets (krathong) that people float (loy) down waterways across Thailand. Traditionally made from the trunk of a banana tree and decorated with banana leaves and other flowers, each krathong has its own unique design and personality.

Webster Thailand Celebrates Loy Krathong

November 17, 2017

Celebrated each year, Thailand’s Loy Krathong Festival provides an opportunity for people to wave goodbye to their troubles of the past year and welcome a future of good fortune. Celebrations are held across the country, but are most prominent in Sukhothai, Chiang Mai and Bangkok. 

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