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Italian Supreme Court Justice Giuliano Amato visited the Geneva campus for a panel on international careers.

Italy Supreme Court Justice, Former Prime Minister Visits Webster

May 24, 2017

Italian Supreme Court Justice and former prime minister Giuliano Amato visited Webster's Geneva campus to participate in a panel on international careers. He discussed the impact of the field of international relations, praised the global outlook of American universities, and emphasized that preparing to succeed in any international career ultimately requires the study of "the other."

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Tim Noelker '73 was appointed by the White House to the national volunteer service agency.

Webster Alumnus Appointed General Counsel to Corporation for National and Community Service

May 22, 2017

St. Louis senior counsel Tim Noelker '73 has devoted countless volunteer hours advancing the work of nonprofits and charitable organizations. But when he leaves Thompson Coburn this summer for a high-profile new position, volunteering will become his work. He has been appointed by The White House to serve as General Counsel for the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS) in Washington, D.C., effective July 5, 2017.

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Webster Adds 11 New Online Programs to Robust Catalog

May 22, 2017

Webster University’s nationally recognized online education program is expanding. The Online Learning Center has added five new master’s programs, two certificates and four bachelor’s programs to its extensive catalog of majors that can be earned completely online. Students at Webster now have an online selection of 20 certificate programs, 31 graduate degrees and four undergraduate degrees. The center also offers four undergraduate completion programs.

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Ramser-Young '88 among fellow Webster grads on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Video: Class of '88 Alumna Gets Long-Awaited Commencement Day

May 19, 2017

The Class of 2017 weren't the only graduates calling last Saturday a special Webster University commencement day. Karla Ramser-Young, who earned her MA in 1988 but was near full term in her pregnancy at the time, finally got to walk across the stage 29 years later. Her son, Joshua, arranged with Webster for her to cross this item off her "bucket list." Watch a video on what the moment meant to Karla and her son.

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Kingston and Hall insights into various aspects of U.S. politics.

Panel of American Faculty in Leiden Covers U.S. Politics

May 09, 2017

Leiden's International Relations Department and IR Club organized a panel discussion on U.S. politics and the impact of the presidential election on refugees and migration with faculty members Lindsey Kingston, William Hall, Daniel Russell and Jill Adler.

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vienna greek symposium flyer

Vienna Draws Leading Economists for Symposium on Greek Debt Crisis

May 09, 2017

Vienna will host a symposium entitled, "Greece, Out of the Crisis: Debt-End or Dead End," on May 17. Organized by Nikolaos Antonakakis, head of the Department of Business at Webster Vienna, the symposium will draw leading economists to Webster to consider the background of the crisis, its current state, and weigh radical solutions.

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Hannah Rowald has won a scholarship to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders.

Webster Biology Student Earns Prestigious Scholarship to Leadership Conference

May 08, 2017

Hannah Rowold, a biology and psychology double major in the College of Arts & Sciences, was awarded a full scholarship to attend the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, to be held at the University Maryland, College Park May 31 to June 3. The scholarship was awarded by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), an organization founded in 1881 to fight for the rights of women.

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The path of the eclipse's totality will cross the home campus in Webster Groves, where Webster University was founded in 1915.

Solar Eclipse: Webster to Celebrate, Observe Rare Event on Campus

May 03, 2017

Webster University’s Department of Biological Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences will host festivities celebrating and observing the full solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, 2017. Webster's home campus in Webster Groves is right in the path of this rare, beautiful celestial phenomenon, which hasn't tracked across the United States since 1918.

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Webster University received a state grant to enhance the nursing program, it was announced Tuesday.

Webster Receives State Grant to Enhance Nursing Program

May 03, 2017

Webster University was awarded a grant for the Nursing Department, it was announced Tuesday. Webster will receive $112,013 from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and the Missouri Board of Nursing through the Nursing Education Incentive Grant program. Webster will use the grant to purchase a patient simulator to further enhance Webster’s Master’s of Science in Nursing program.

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A rendering of the expanded parking garage.

The Parking Garage Extension is Open

May 02, 2017

The City of Webster Groves issued an occupation permit for the parking garage expansion Tuesday, allowing students faculty and staff to park in the new areas immediately. The second, third and fourth levels were opened Tuesday night. The ground level will open as soon as workers finish some caulking and move some materials stored on that level.

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President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble speaks to the attendees at the Stand with Students event held on campus last week. During that symposium, Webster University was lauded as one of five universities that helps students succeed.

Webster University Provides Educational Success to Underrepresented Students, Study Says

May 02, 2017

Webster University was one of five institutions of higher education in the region lauded for offering greater educational success to students from “underrepresented populations.” The citation was made Friday during the “Stand with Students” symposium sponsored by the non-profit St. Louis Graduates and the St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce.

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Learn, engage and support student research at Webster!

RAD Schedule: Join in Supporting Student Research May 5-6

May 02, 2017

Take a break from your end-of-semester tasks and come out to support undergraduate and graduate student research at the Research Across Disciplines Conference May 5-6. This spring's conference features a lineup of diverse topics from a variety of disciplines, including psychology, biological sciences, education, music, art, French, literature, nursing and so much more. Among the 47 presentations, six will be via teleconference and one will be via creative display.

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