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Warren Rosenblum

News Around Webster: Link, Pollak, Rosenblum, Stiles

March 25, 2020

Warren Rosenblum was awarded a Fulbright grant to Belgium for research and teaching on his project, "Between Sympathy and Persecution: The ‘Feeble-Minded’ in Modern Europe." ... Johannes Pollak’s book on the future of Europe was among the Council Library's most popular reads in 2019. ... John Link will present on “best practices for career engagement through digital tools." ... Debbie Stiles was invited by the International Council of Psychologists to serve on the Advisory Council for the Global Network of Psychologists for Human Rights.

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Chemistry lab

Biological Sciences Department Donates PPE to Mercy Hospitals to Aid Healthcare Workers

March 25, 2020

In support of the urgent nationwide need for personal protective equipment for those working on the front lines of the coronavirus testing and treatment, Webster University's Biological Sciences Department has donated their unopened stock supply of N-95 masks, goggles, gloves and disposable lab coats to Mercy Hospitals in St. Louis.

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Soheil Mansouri

News Around Webster: Mansouri, Pesakovic, Wiggins

March 22, 2020

Soheil Mansouri was selected as a Specialized Professional Association program reviewer for TESOL and the Council for Accreditation of the Educator Preparation. ... Gordana Pesakovic's chapter on National and Regional Branding of Central Asia appears in the new text, "Economic, Educational, and Touristic Development in Asia." ... Bradley Wiggins’ book, "The Discursive Power of Memes in Digital Culture: Ideology, Semiotics, and Intertextuality," was reviewed by the prestigious European Journal of Communication.

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COVID 19: St. Louis, St. Louis County, Illinois Orders

March 21, 2020

We want to acknowledge again the tremendous effort our community has undertaken as we transition to remote working operations. We are writing again to re-emphasize the need to support public health initiatives during this pandemic. Please be aware of the recent "stay home" public health orders issued by the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, and by the State of Illinois.

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Josh Johnson Earns Multiple Regional Honors in Basketball

March 20, 2020

Webster University senor Josh Johnson raked in two regional honors for his performance on the basketball court this season, earning places on the National Association of Basketball Coaches Second-Team All-District Team for the Central Region and Second-Team All-Central Region honors by Johnson becomes the first Gorlok men's basketball player to earn a spot on the All-Central Region Team since the organization began its postseason awards program in 2002.

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Webster University Announces Virtual Commencement for 2020

March 20, 2020

Webster University has announced plans to alter its commencement for the 2020 year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The University-wide ceremony will now be held as a virtual commencement for the Class of 2020, while individual school and college events will be held during Homecoming and Alumni Weekend Sept 25-26, assuming gatherings of that size will be deemed safe for everyone.

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Webster University

Modified Operations Status: Moving to Remote Operations

March 18, 2020

In continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Webster University is moving to Modified Operations status. Under this status, to further reduce person-to-person contact during the pandemic, employees who are not already working remotely may do so in consultation with their supervisors. The objective remains to increase safety while maintaining academic programming and student support, on-ground facilities, and essential services to students who cannot leave campus due to extenuating circumstances.

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COVID-19 Updates: Adobe and online access, faculty FAQ, more

March 17, 2020

The past week has seen so much adjustment, collaboration and new learning throughout our community. It has also created personal anxiety and challenges for so many as we balance the demands of daily public advisories affecting Webster with the uncertainty of a global pandemic that impacts our homes and our families. We are grateful to all of you who have risen to the challenge in these uncertain times.

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Webster Groves

COVID-19 Update: Closure of Student Housing in Webster Groves

March 16, 2020

Out of an abundance of caution, Webster University will initiate the closing of all student housing facilities, on and off campus. This does not mean all students will be asked to move out immediately; rather, Housing and Residential Life staff will begin assisting residents, until March 22, through a phased departure based on the distance of their permanent address from the main campus. Students with extenuating circumstances who do not have access to alternative housing may request to remain on campus.

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Adobe is extending at-home access to students at learning institutions who have moved to online instruction on a temporary basis during COVID-19.

At-Home Adobe Creative Cloud Use for Students

March 16, 2020

Adobe is opening up access to its Adobe Creative Cloud for students at learning institutions who have moved to online instruction on a temporary basis during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information Technology is helping implement this option for our students during this unprecedented time. As a reminder, all active faculty and staff automatically have access to Adobe Creative Cloud on work and personal devices.

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