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Worldwide Access to Faculty Credentials

September 20, 2018

Building on Webster University’s success documenting faculty credentials for HLC, the Office of Academic Affairs is pleased to announce the launch of a new SharePoint site “Faculty Credentials.” This site houses all faculty credentials worldwide including transcripts, CVs, tested experience, and course approvals collected for HLC Accreditation and beyond.

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Webster Hosts Weekend of Digital Citizenship: Summit Sept. 21-22

September 13, 2018

The Digital Citizenship Institute, in partnership with Webster University, will host its 4th Annual Digital Citizenship Summit on the Webster Groves campus of Webster University Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21-22. This annual gathering of digital citizenship enthusiasts and influencers from around the world will build up connections among four critical stakeholders namely, students, parents, business leaders and educators.

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Applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline.

2019-20 Faculty Research Grant Application Period Open

September 06, 2018

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for Faculty Research Grants for the 2019-20 academic year. This program encourages and promotes faculty research and professional development. Grant applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline. Proposals that might lead to external funding are encouraged. Apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.

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Call for 2019 Messing Faculty Award Applications

September 06, 2018

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for the 2019 Wilma and Roswell Messing, Jr. Faculty Award. Every year since 1977, the Messing Faculty Award has been presented to a full-time faculty member for international summer activity that strengthens the curriculum of the faculty member’s department or improves the teaching/learning relationship. The award will fund travel and activities in Summer 2019.

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Condoleeza Rice

CHINA Town Hall: A videoconference featuring Condoleezza Rice

September 06, 2018

China Town Hall is a national conversation on China taking place in scores of communities throughout the United States and in Greater China. This year's event includes a national videoconference featuring former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. Hosted in St. Louis by the Confucius Institute, locally the videoconference will be followed by an in-person lecture by Joan Kaufman, speaking on “China’s Current Health and Demographic Challenges.”

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Undergraduate Advising Program, First Session

September 05, 2018

The first program in a year-long series on undergraduate advising will take place on Friday, Sept. 14 at 2:00 p.m. This session will take up Advising Basics, including Pillars of Advising, using the degree audit and undergraduate catalog, taking advantage of the Student Success Portal, and what’s new on the Undergraduate Advising webpage.

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Elsa Fan (right) will moderate the talk by Elanah Uretsky (left).

Confucius Institute Event: Doing Business in China

September 05, 2018

The Confucius Institute at Webster University will host an event, "What They Don't Teach You about Doing Business in China in Business School," on Wednesday, Sept. 26, on the main campus in Webster Groves. Hear from Elanah Uretsky, an anthropologist at Brandeis University whose research includes medical anthropology, HIV/AIDS, gender roles and disease transmission. A reception follows her talk, which is moderated by Elsa Fan, assistant professor of anthropology at Webster University.

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Robin Ramcharan presenting his analysis at the Rohingya Crisis conference

Thailand Faculty Contribute to International Conference on Rohingya Crisis

September 04, 2018

Webster University Thailand’s faculty members, Kenneth Houston and Robin Ramcharan, along with scholars from around the world, contributed to “The Rohingya Crisis: A Multidimensional Tragedy” International Conference in Bangkok on Aug. 24. Ramcharan presented analysis of the role that ASEAN has (or has not) played in the crisis, while Houston analyzed the official discourse of Myanmar’s government.

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Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship: Faculty Mobility Applications for Fall 2019

August 31, 2018

Applications for the Fall 2019 term are now open. The Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship is the university’s in-network faculty mobility program. This program allows faculty the opportunity to travel to teach for a term or semester at one of the following Webster international campuses: Athens, Geneva, Leiden, Vienna, Accra, Cha-am/Bangkok, St. Louis (main campus and Gateway campus).

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Dr. Derek Butler (center, front) hosted the group at BASECLEAR at the Leiden BioScience Park.

Leiden Campus Hosts China MBA Students, Alumni

August 30, 2018

A group of 22 Webster China MBA students and alumni completed a summer study tour through the Netherlands this month, hosted by the Webster Leiden campus. Activities included Webster faculty lectures and site visits on topics like consumer technology, biotech, EU economy and more. It was the 11th such tour with Webster China MBA partners Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), and the University of Electronic Science and Technology China (UESTC).

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Students watch the 'Meet the Artists' lecture

Webster Geneva 'Meet the Artist' Series Connects International Artists to Local Community

August 29, 2018

Webster University’s Geneva campus hosted the first season of a monthly "Meet the Artists" lunch lecture series this summer, giving artists the chance to present their work and creative process to an audience from the campus community as well as external guests. Each artist was also interviewed for a podcast. The series, which will return next year, was co-hosted by Webster University's Global Citizenship Program, the Webster Center of Creativity and Innovation, and the Department of Media Communications, and organized by Julianna Sandholm-Bark.

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John Buck and Anna Dickherber were interviewed by Fox2 as part of a student move-in feature.

In the News: Top colleges overseas; Palmer on Monsanto; Student move-in; Ghana outreach

August 24, 2018

Forbes named Webster one of the top U.S. colleges with branches overseas. ... John Buck and Anna Dickherber were interviewed on camera for a Fox2 feature on student move-in day. ... J.P. Palmer was interviewed on Fox 2/KPLR 11 regarding the employee impact of the Monsanto-Bayer merger. ... Webster Ghana was featured in multiple news outlets for recent community engagement on National Youth Day, investigative journalism, and the #metoo movement.

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