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Almost one in three Webster study abroad students do so on faculty-led programs that include a short-term travel experience.

Faculty-Led Study Abroad Proposal Deadline for Spring, Summer 2018

January 17, 2017

Members of the Webster faculty, adjuncts included, are invited to plan and propose short-term study abroad courses, which are often a necessary alternative for students who cannot accommodate international year-long or semester programs. The deadline for submitting faculty-led courses (hybrid or otherwise) to the Office of Study Abroad with travel during Spring Break 2018 and Summer 2018 is Feb. 15, 2017.

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New students in Ghana include several from across West Africa and three students in the Global MA in International Relations program from the United States (2) and Austria (1).

Webster Ghana Welcomes New Students from Across West Africa, Beyond

January 17, 2017

Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana, welcomed new students from across the West African sub-region to add to its diverse student base for Spring 2017. New students were drawn from Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo-Brazzaville, DRC, and Mali, with students from English-speaking countries in West Africa learning from their French-speaking counterparts and vice versa.

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King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Renewing and Increasing Our Resolve

January 13, 2017

As the nation reflects on the legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster call on the community to renew and increase our resolve to create a truly inclusive community through our interactions with each other, through programs and events, through new policies and practices.

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Japanese New Year Celebration

St. Louis Nihongo Kyoshitsu New Year Celebration Jan. 21

January 05, 2017

The St. Louis Nihongo Kyoshitsu is holding a New Year Celebration Jan. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. in Grant Gym on the home campus. Members of the Webster community are invited to help celebrate the New Year and enjoy a demonstration of homemade mochi (Japanese rice cakes), drumming by the St. Louis Osuwa Taiko group and New Year’s Lion Dance. Admission is free.

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Application

Faculty Mobility Application Deadline Feb. 15

December 21, 2016

Applications for the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship open for Spring, Summer 2018 on Jan. 9, 2017. The Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship is a revision of Webster’s in-network faculty mobility program. The fellowship funds travel, housing and some incidental costs. Both full-time and adjunct faculty are eligible to apply. Full-time faculty must have completed at least one academic year at Webster to be eligible. Adjunct faculty must have taught at least six courses at Webster to be eligible. The submission deadline for applications is Feb. 15, 2017.

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Caritas

Webster Athens Students Host 2nd Annual Holiday Celebration for Refugee Children

December 21, 2016

On Dec. 14, Webster and Odyssey in Athens study abroad students once again transformed the Caritas Refugee Center into a festive wonderland for over 100 children who have left their countries due to war and are living in substandard conditions in refugee camps in Greece. Under the guidance of the Office of Student Affairs, this was the second year Webster Athens students planned and organized this party.

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The Palais Wenkheim, home of Webster Vienna in the capital city's second district.

Webster Vienna to Receive Reaccreditation through 2022

December 16, 2016

Webster University will receive institutional reaccreditation in Austria, continuing dual U.S. and Austrian accreditation for the campus known locally as Webster Vienna Private University. The national accrediting body AQ Austria acknowledged Webster Vienna's effort to meet requirements, which AQA considers fulfilled. The institutional reaccreditation is for the six-year period ending in January 2022.

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The evening also showcased

Video: Vienna WEBTalks Showcases Webster Talent, Common Bonds

December 16, 2016

Webster Vienna hosted its first WEBTalks, an event welcoming three extraordinary Webster-associated speakers for an evening of TED Talk-style insights from Oscar-winning alumnus Charles Randolph, space neuroscientist alumnus Vladimir Ivkovic and Webster chess coach and grandmaster Susan Polgar.

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Anthony Rhodes

Thailand 'Psychology Matters' Podcast Launches with Cross-Cultural Perspectives

December 16, 2016

Webster University Thailand has launched a new "Psychology Matters" podcast on Hua Hin Surf 102.5 FM radio, with faculty member Anthony Rhodes devoting the first few episodes to exploring perceptions and misunderstandings between native Thais and foreigners. With a light-hearted, accessible approach, the series will take a psychological look at a range of topics like Thai language, cross-cultural exchanges and working in culturally diverse workplaces.

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The conference is purposefully organized to be inclusive of all disciplines.

4th RAD Highlights Collaborative Research across Webster Network

December 16, 2016

Webster’s fourth Research Across Disciplines Conference drew 64 undergraduate and graduate student research participants from across Webster and local universities, including Webster students presenting via videoconference from Geneva, Vienna, Zurich and online learning modules. The conference buttresses on-going efforts to afford students access to the high-impact educational practice of collaborative research.

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