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Chancellor, President Discuss Partnership With Uzbekistan's Ministry of Public Education

November 08, 2019

Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and President Julian Z. Schuster met with the Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan, Sherzod Shermatov, to discuss a potential partnership. The meeting took place on Nov. 1 as a part of Webster leadership’s visit to Uzbekistan for the Tashkent location grand opening.

tags: extended campus, faculty, global, chancellor, president, webster life, webster today, uzbekistan


Dutch, EU Parliamentarian van der Laan Guest Lecturer at Webster Leiden

November 05, 2019

On Oct. 29, Webster University Leiden hosted guest lecturer Lousewies van der Laan, a former fraction leader of the Democrat 66 party in the Dutch Parliament, former EU parliamentarian, and currently head of corporate affairs at Eurojust, the EU agency for judicial co-operation in criminal matters. Van der Laan discussed her current activities at Eurojust and about her former political career, explaining why an organization like Eurojust is so vital in modern Europe.

tags: academics, extended campus, global, webster today, students, leiden


Grand Opening Ceremony for Webster Uzbekistan Held Nov. 1

November 05, 2019

Webster University Uzbekistan held its grand opening ceremony on Nov. 1, beginning with a ribbon-cutting, and followed by a welcome from two current students and the Webster Uzbekistan Academic Director John Grainger. Speeches were given by Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster, and Abdujabbor Abduvohidov, adviser to the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Science, Education, Health and Sports. A short musical program followed, featuring traditional and contemporary Uzbek music and song.

tags: academics, global, president, webster life, home page, webster today, chancellor, uzbekistan, tashkent

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Africana Studies Students Return from Ghana Campus

November 04, 2019

A cohort of nine students of color returned to the main campus in St. Louis after a week-long, immersive, experience in Ghana. The trip was part of a semester-length Introduction to Africana Studies experiential learning course. The students, led by Emmanuel Balogun, assistant professor of International Relations and co-director of Global M.A. International Relations program, also included Corey Hawkins of the Academic Resource Center, and Vincent Flewellen, chief diversity officer of Webster University St. Louis, main campus.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, home page, extended campus, global, webster today, ghana, accra, study abroad, diversity and inclusion, african studies

Ralph Olliges, Webster University School of Education

In the News: Olliges, Smith on digital literacy and safety; Tashkent opening

October 30, 2019

Webster University professors Ralph Olliges and Julie Smith were quoted in separate stories relating to digital literacy and safety for children. Smith, in the School of Communications, was interviewed for a St. Louis Public Radio story about proposed legislation requiring such literacy in K12 curriculum. Olliges, in the School of Education, was on the KMOX commute-time news about teaching kids digital citizenship. ... Separately, the opening of Webster in Tashkent was covered by AKI Press in the Kyrgyz Republic.

tags: academics, faculty, global, in the news, global marketing and communications, media literacy, school of communications, school of education, webster today

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Webster Offers One Week Study Abroad for Spring Break 2020

October 28, 2019

Webster University is offering five fantastic study abroad programs in various locations around the world for students this Spring Break! These courses are taught during the Spring Semester with the study abroad component taking place over Spring Break. There are options for both undergraduates and graduate students. Two of the five courses are online, and thus can work for students studying at any campus.

tags: academics, extended campus, global, study abroad, students, online learning, webster today


Webster Uzbekistan Admissions Meets with Students In Samarkand, Karshi

October 18, 2019

Members of the Webster University Uzbekistan admissions team visited lyceums and universities in two of the country’s regions – Samarkand and Kashkadarya. The goal of the three-day-long series of meetings was to build the Webster brand in cities outside the capital and to inform current high school and undergraduate students about Bachelor's and Master's programs offered in the Tashkent campus.

tags: academics, extended campus, global, webster life, webster today, uzbekistan, students


Chatham University Joins WINS Program

October 16, 2019

Chatham University is the newest institution to join the WINS program. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the university is composed of three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside and Eden Hall Campus which is one of the world’s most sustainable. All Chatham students are encouraged to study abroad, and the university offers a study abroad voucher to support undergraduates choosing from a number of programs that now include the full WINS network.

tags: extended campus, global, webster life, webster today, WINS, study abroad, partnerships,


Webster Leiden Hosts Keys2Hope Concert In Amsterdam

October 14, 2019

Webster University Leiden and Bridge2Hope foundation organized a piano concert, Keys2hope, on Sept. 29 with pianist Raluca Sabau in the beautiful Amstelkerk in Amsterdam. The Bridge2hope foundation, formerly known as the Bijlmer Project, works with survivors of human trafficking, bought and sold for sexual exploitation in the Netherlands and the European Union.

tags: extended campus, global, webster life, webster today, leiden, the netherlands, international relations

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Webster Ghana Holds Social Media Conference

October 11, 2019

Webster University Ghana was involved in the Accra edition of the renowned global Social Media Week (SMW) as a tertiary partner. SMW is one of the world’s leading conferences for media marketing and technology professionals. The 2019 theme was “Stories.” The partnership highlighted the Media Communications department at the Ghana campus, bringing awareness to faculty, academic offerings and how studying media leads to great career prospects in the always illustrious and evolving communications industry.

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Uzbekistan Opens as the Largest International Location in the Webster Network

October 07, 2019

When Webster University Uzbekistan holds a grand opening ceremony at the end of this month, it will have the largest enrollment out of any international operation in Webster’s network. With nearly 500 students enrolled, Uzbekistan has surpassed the size of Webster’s student populations in Thailand, China, The Netherlands, Switzerland, Greece, Austria and Ghana. Only Webster St. Louis, which includes its primary Webster Groves campus, has more students.

tags: global, uzbekistan, strategic plan, home page, chancellor, president

Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing congratulated Fried Kramer with his recent appointment as Program Director of the Leiden City of Science 2022 organization.

Leiden Named 'City of Science' 2022

October 03, 2019

The city of Leiden has received the prestigious title "European City of Science" for the year 2022. As a result, the home city of Webster's campus in the Netherlands will host the biggest biennial multidisciplinary science convention of Europe in 2022. “This will be a great opportunity for our faculty, Leiden students and study abroad students coming to our campus in 2022,” says Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster Leiden Campus.

tags: academics, college of arts and sciences, leiden, home page, the netherlands, study abroad, global, webster today

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May Gallery: 'Mother's Milk, Father's Blood' photography exhibit, lecture Oct. 4

September 30, 2019

The photography exhibit “Mother’s Milk, Father’s Blood” from Elizabeth M. Claffey will be on view at the Webster University May Gallery Oct. 4-Sept. 27. A lecture with Claffey will be held on Friday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m. in Sverdrup 123, followed by an opening reception in the May Gallery from 5 to 7 p.m. The photos examine contemporary Albanian identity and the complex intersection of present and past as shaped by a people’s perseverance, desire, hope, and conflict.

tags: global, school of communications, webster life, webster today, may gallery, photography


Library Invites Faculty to EBSCO Faculty Select Demo, Sept. 25

September 24, 2019

EBSCO has approached Webster University with a new product: EBSCO Faculty Select. Faculty Select makes it easy for faculty to explore Open Educational Resources (OER) and purchasable DRM-free e-books to support their courses. The interface provides the highest quality, affordable course options that drive textbook affordability, access and usability for faculty and students alike. An online demo will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25.

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