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Buudhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India created the sand mandala at Webster University.

Video: Buddhist monks create sand mandala

October 17, 2017

Last week Webster University welcomed Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India to campus for the creation of a sand mandala around the theme of world peace and diversity. The three-day process involves careful, intricate design with grains of sand. It closes with a destruction of the sand mandala, evoking the theme that everything is moving and temporary in the world. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Fox 2 were among the outlets capturing the activity with video.

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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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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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National Cyber Security Awareness Month kicks off their first week with tips to stay secure online

Cyber Security Awareness Month: 4 Steps for Safety

October 03, 2017

We are excited to kick off the first week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. For this week, we are focusing on how to secure yourself at home. We have a tremendous number of resources to help you. Week 1 will address the top consumer cyber concern, provide simple steps to protect against these concerns and teach you what to do if you fall victim to a cybercrime.

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Thomas Groves at Ghana's first ever Campus Thought Leadership Seminar

Thailand Communications Faculty Member in Ghana on Sverdrup Fellowship

September 28, 2017

Thomas Groves, School of Communications professor based in Webster Thailand, is teaching this Fall 1 term at Webster Ghana through the the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship, Webster University’s in-network faculty mobility program. As part of his activities in Ghana, he was one of a number of prominent speaker’s at Ghana's first ever Campus Thought Leadership Seminar, where he covered the topic, "Evolution of WhatsApp as a Business Tool.” Other speakers at the event included Francis Kofigah, CEO of Dough Man Foods, and Kojo Nyame Biney, co-head of online digital marketing at Ringier Ghana.

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National flags of Webster students in the University Center

Update Following Sept. 24 U.S. Proclamation on Immigration 'Travel Ban'

September 26, 2017

As with previous iterations of the "travel ban" executive order, Webster University leaders will review the latest proclamation with legal counsel and experts and continue to monitor its implementation. As a global institution, we value the mobility of our students, faculty, and staff across campuses and international borders as well as the free flow of information and ideas. Ensuring our community's safety is of utmost importance.

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Message on Title IX Enforcement and Sexual Misconduct

September 25, 2017

On Sept. 22, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded two directives on how to handle sexual violence and sexual misconduct that had been issued during the Obama administration. The federal government also issued new guidelines to be used while it develops new regulations to support Title IX. Webster University is committed to preventing sexual assault, harassment, discrimination and other forms of sexual misconduct. We want to assure our community that Webster's policy on Sexual Assault, Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct will not be weakened by on-going reviews and reviews of this new guidance.

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Robert Koegel

Scholarship Helps Student Make the Most of Japan Study Abroad Experience

September 21, 2017

Senior Robert Koegel used what he’s learned at the home campus to have an excellent study abroad experience. Koegel is majoring in International Studies and minoring in Japanese. He hopes these degrees will help him get a job with an American based multinational company that has offices in Japan so that he can travel between the two. Koegel is originally from Colorado and came to Webster for Cross Country and Track.

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Applications now open for the Leif J. Sverdrup global teaching fellowship

Faculty Mobility: Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship Applications Open

September 18, 2017

Applications for the Fall 2018 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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A message from the president and provost

Message from the President and Provost

September 18, 2017

As a University, we have the obligation and the opportunity to facilitate the listening that leads to understanding and the commitment to lead and enact change. We are living through a moment that reflects society at a crossroads; we must approach this as a time of learning and reflection. How can we gain a greater understanding? How can we support each other as we travel what may well be a difficult journey?

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