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GLA 2017 fellows in Thailand.

GLA Concludes Week in Thailand with Team Presentations

June 16, 2017

The Global Leadership Academy 2017 cohort concluded its summer week in Thailand with group presentations on different topics in higher education and Webster's network, followed by a campus thank you lunch and farewell dinner. They now head back to their respective campuses before a final week together in the fall in St. Louis. The application period for 2018 GLA opens July 28.

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Martha J. Hart

Hart Mentors Singers in Opera Theatre Program

June 14, 2017

Martha J. Hart, director of Vocal Studies in the Webster University Department of Music, has completed another year of teaching for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’ Spring Training program. The two-week program provides high school students with an introduction to the on-stage and backstage world of opera production. Each week culminates in a solo performance and a group scene following time spent in voice lessons, music rehearsal, staging, makeup and movement sessions, plus master classes.

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Webster University junior Josh Fleming

Webster Student Selected in 5th Round of MLB Draft

June 14, 2017

Webster University junior business administration major Josh Fleming is in rarified air. The left-handed conference pitcher of the year had his name called in the fifth round of the Major League Baseball draft, when he was selected by the Tampa Bay Rays on June 13. The 139th pick overall, he was just the second SLIAC player ever selected in baseball's annual draft.

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GLA fellows and the provost joined staff in Bangkok in creating paper flowers, part of a nationwide remembrance of the King of Thailand.

GLA Summer Session in Thailand Continues with Leadership, Cultural Activities

June 14, 2017

The 2017 cohort of Global Leadership Academy continued its summer session in Thailand with leadership and personality reflections with David Pendleton before the group transferred from Bangkok to Cha-am, with cultural activities along the way including a visit to Phra Nakorn Khiri National Museum and Historical Park. The group also participated in the nationwide creation of 60 million paper flowers to commemorate the king who passed away last year.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit Concludes in Vienna

June 12, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about the student leaders' final activities and the closing ceremony.

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GLA fellows settled in Sunday with a cultural tour of Bangkok and group lunch.

GLA Summer Session Opens in Thailand

June 12, 2017

The summer session for the 2017 Global Leadership Academy opened this past weekend in Thailand with a cultural tour of Bangkok followed by Monday's international campus focus and symposium on leadership. The cohort will remain in Thailand's capital for the first half of the week before relocating to Cha-Am and Webster's campus there.

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Using microphones and computer algorithms to rapidly identify and quantify bee activity could reduce the tracking costs for farmers and conservationists.

Science Professor's Bee-Tracking Research in the News

June 12, 2017

The recently published study on bee tracking co-authored by Nicole Miller-Struttman is making news across the nation, with coverage in public radio and science-focused outlets. With declines in pollinating species of bees concerning scientists, environmentalists and farmers, Miller-Struttman's research using microphones and computers to track bees provides a safer, less time-consuming and less expensive way to track and quantify bee flight activity.

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Brown-Kennerly teaches in the Department of Biological Sciences.

In the News: Undergraduate research on herbicide impact on ants

June 08, 2017

NPR affiliate St. Louis Public Radio aired a story on Webster University undergraduate research into the effects of man-made contaminants such as herbicides on the behavior of ants. The research, supervised by assistant professor Victoria Brown-Kennerly, found that the presence of the herbicide Roundup caused Western harvester ants to stop digging. But they also found that glyphosate -- the chemical most associated with the product -- was not the culprit.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Assess Communication Skills, Discuss Fake News at Global Summit

June 08, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about activities for GSLS Days 3 and 4.

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The sounds of bumble bees as they pollinated plants were captured using Mini iPads and microphones in a bee-tracking study led by Professor Nicole Miller-Struttman

Professor Uses Microphones, iPads to Track Pollinating Bees in New Study

June 07, 2017

Webster University Biology Professor Nicole Miller-Struttmann and her colleagues tracked the activity of bumble bees using microphones strategically placed in Colorado meadows and reported great success in being able to predict the bee activity and pollination services. The paper was published today in PLOS ONE, a scientific journal,

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Special Offer from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

June 06, 2017

Webster University has been home to Opera Theatre of Saint Louis’s annual festival season for 42 years. As a thank you for the Webster’s important role in OTSL’s success, the company is pleased to offer Webster faculty and staff members one pair of complimentary tickets to this Friday’s performance of "The Grapes of Wrath."

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