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Message to the Community from the President, Provost and Chief Diversity Officer

March 22, 2019

The tragic loss of 51 lives during two horrific terrorist attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand last weekend is another stark reminder that we have much work to do toward encouraging others to learn and accept others with different backgrounds and belief systems. This hatred and bigotry toward our Muslim brothers and sisters, as well as any act of hate toward any member of the human community, should immensely affect us all.

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Hunt Gallery Exhibition: 'palaisdesbeuxarts.at'

March 21, 2019

Popularized in the 19th century as an architectural container for primarily Western European aristocratic wealth and its colonial exploits, Palais des Beaux Arts is now treated with varying degrees of intensity across the globe. For their work in the Hunt Gallery, Palais des Beaux Arts Wien has scaled their website to the limits of the gallery's walls, treating the light from the browser as a sculptural material. The opening reception is 6-8 p.m. Friday, March 22, with remarks by the artist at 6:45 p.m. in the Hunt Gallery.

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Humanitarian Perspectives on a Global Scale at Webster Leiden

March 20, 2019

Webster Leiden's International Relations Department welcomed humanitarian perspectives on a global scale to start the Spring 2019 semester. Visiting leaders from Malaysia, legal experts and NGO coordinators from around Europe engaged students in Leiden, while local trips and regional conferences brought them into the field.

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Géopolitis on channel RTS

In the News: Fatton, Frazier, Nyzhnyk, Rothenbuhler, Seurkamp

March 15, 2019

International relations professor Lionel Fatton was interviewed on Swiss TV about tensions around Taiwan and the South China Sea. ... School of Communications Dean Eric Rothenbuhler was interviewed on KMOX about finding the right fit for college amid an admission scandal among "ultra-wealthy" parents. ... Graduate student and chess team member Illya Nyzhnyk was interviewed by the Associate Press. ... Cybersecurity professor Paul Frazier was interviewed on KMOV about child safety on the internet. ... Alumna Mary Pat Seurkamp was inducted into the Baltimore Sun Civic and Business Hall of Fame.

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Geneva's 24th International Humanitarian Conference: Humanitarian law and human rights

March 14, 2019

Webster University Geneva’s Department of International Relations, together with the Webster Humanitarian Association (WHA), held its 24th International Humanitarian and Security Conference (IHSC) on March 7-8. This year’s conference, “Rebalancing International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and Human Rights: The Significance of the 1949 Geneva Conventions Seventy Years On,” included a gripping and motivating keynote address by Dr. Gilles Carbonnier, Vice-President of the ICRC and Professor of Development Economics at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

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Marilyn Booker delivered the keynote on the third day of the conference.

Snapshots: 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference

March 06, 2019

Webster University's 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew more than 500 speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees to the Webster Groves campus, coming together for three days of thought-provoking activities to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society.

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President Stroble and Jackie Joyner-Kersee, who opened the conference's first day.

Thank You from Diversity and Inclusion Conference Planners

March 06, 2019

The 4th Annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference was a tremendous success thanks to speakers, panelists, volunteers and attendees. We hope that you found the conference informative and worthwhile as members of our community came together to expand the conversation on diversity and learn how to become a more inclusive society. The event this year broke all previous attendance records and would not have been possible without the contributions of so many of you and our generous sponsors.

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Paul Hanstedt will give the keynote presentation at the Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Faculty Workshop

March 04, 2019

Provost Julian Schuster invites the Webster community to the seventh annual William T. Kemper Speaker on Excellence in Teaching and Learning on March 29. There will be a keynote presentation by Paul Hanstedt followed by a faculty workshop, "Creating Wicked Students: Designing Assignments that Improve Student Authority."

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Marilyn Booker delivers the keynote on Thursday, Feb. 28 during the fourth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference at Webster University.

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion Conference, Susan Polgar

March 01, 2019

The fourth annual Diversity and Inclusion Conference drew coverage on several St. Louis outlets this week, and viewers can tune into KPLR Channel 11 this weekend to catch an interview with Morgan Stanley's Marilyn Booker, who delivered the keynote on Thursday. ... Susan Polgar was featured in a profile by WFMZ News in Pennsylvania about how she has broken barriers in her career and inspires young girls today.

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Study Abroad in Summer of Fall 2019

2019 Summer, Fall Study Abroad Application Deadlines

February 27, 2019

Students have a variety of choices for study abroad in summer or fall 2019, and study in Thailand includes a housing scholarship at the Cha-Am campus. The deadline for applying for summer term is Feb. 28. Applications for studying abroad in fall 2019 are due March 30. Interested students should contact the Office of Study Abroad, located in Sverdrup Room 207, or through worldview@webster.edu.

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Music Students Awarded Top Honors at Local NATS Chapter Auditions

February 27, 2019

Three Webster University music majors took top honors at the St. Louis-area chapter auditions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) on Feb. 23. Second-semester student Que Nguyen, and senior Tadhg Duhigg each ranked first in their respective divisions. Sophomore Caleb McCarroll received second place in his division.

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