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In the News: Cybersecurity, Design and Theatre Alumni

September 20, 2017

Webster University's cybersecurity program was covered in the Orange County Business Journal and the Orange County Register as it expands to the Irvine, California, campus this fall. ... BFA Graphic Design alumna Ashley Webelhuth was profiled as the “Designer of the Week” in the major design periodical, PRINT Magazine. ... Conservatory alumna Courtney (Dempsey) Burkett and the Detroit Public Theatre she co-founded was featured in American Theatre Magazine.

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Webster University in the news

In the News: English Language Learner grant; MacCartney on gender gap; Karlovsky on dance

September 11, 2017

In further coverage of the $2.7 million federal grant Webster University received, President Stroble was quoted in the Post-Dispatch and DJ Kaiser in St. Louis Public Radio stories. ... Danielle MacCartney was interviewed for a WalletHub feature on causes of the gender gap in health and survival. ... Dawn Karlovsky was the interview subject for Nancy Kranzberg’s arts show on KDHX-FM radio.

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Fox2 coverage of the $2.7 million grant for Webster University's School of Education.

In the News: $2.7M DOE grant, Psihountas, Mitchell advice to Fine Arts freshmen

September 06, 2017

Fox2 visited campus to speak with Provost Julian Schuster and School of Education professor DJ Kaiser about the $2.7 million grant to train local teachers for working with English language learners. ... Finance professor and MBA director Debbie Psihountas was interviewed in an “Ask the Expert” feature at WalletHub about auto industry sales and consumer purchasing tips. ... Alumnus Jerry Mitchell was featured in Playbill’s piece, "15 Broadway Stars Share Their Best Advice for College Freshmen."

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Webster University faculty in the news

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on bees, eclipse; Woolf on human rights; Cross on violence

August 21, 2017

Nicole Miller-Struttmann appeared on CBS affiliate KMOV's evening and morning newscasts to discuss her research with bees and their behavior during the eclipse, which will be part of a national study. ... Linda Woolf was quoted in USA Today and also was interviewed on KGO Radio in San Francisco about human rights and combatting the spread of hate in the wake of events in Charlottesville. ... Remy Cross was interviewed by KMOX-AM and on BBC World News about violence in Charlottesville.

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Simone Cummings

In the News: Cummings profile; Woolf on Trump; Cottam on online; Erbs '85 salute

August 11, 2017

Simone Cummings was profiled in the St. Louis American for her new role as dean of the Walker School. ... Linda Woolf's op/ed on President Trump's speech to the Boy Scouts was published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ... EducationDIVE spoke with Michael Cottom about online learning opportunities for degree completion. ... Donna Erbs ’85 has been named by the St. Louis Business Journal as one of this year’s Most Influential Business Women.

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In the News

In the News: Miller-Struttmann's bees, Cross on Minneapolis, Rumenjak on IR, MBAs in Egypt

July 24, 2017

Nicole Miller-Struttmann's research on tracking bees received additional coverage from the Associated Press and St. Louis Post-Dispatch. ... Remy Cross was quoted in AP stories about the Minneapolis Police Department after a fatal shooting of a woman who had called 911 ... Webster Leiden lecturer Nives Rumenjak was consulted for an IAmExpat profile about the international relations program. ... Seven Webster MBA grads were among 52 welcomed home through a joint U.S.-Egypt program for women scholars.

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President Beth Stroble

Fulfilling the Promise: President Stroble on Student Success, Access Initiatives

June 28, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble authored an article for ACE's Higher Education Today blog about the many initiatives Webster has implemented to fulfill the promise of higher education amid changing demographics for degree-seeking students. The article outlines these national trends and elaborates on how Webster has responded with regional partnerships, state-level initiatives like Reverse Transfer, and Webster's Transitions program, among others.

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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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Commencement ceremonies around the world

In the News: Roach on women of color; Wingo on sustainability; Commencement coverage

May 25, 2017

Nicole Roach one of two guests featured in a live on-air discussion on St. Louis Public Radio about women of color and the barriers they face in the workplace. ... Kelsey Wingo was quoted in a TUN story on university sustainability efforts. ... Webster commencement ceremonies were covered by Ghana News Agency and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Ramser-Young '88

In the News: Stroble on value of degrees; '88 grad gets her day; Curtis on ransomware

May 18, 2017

President Beth Stroble was quoted in an Ingram’s feature examining the costs and value of higher education, in particular from private institutions. ... Professor Jim Curtis was interviewed for an NBC affiliate's story on global ransomware attacks. ... The story of Karla Ramsey-Young '88, who walked at Saturday's commencement 30 years after finishing her degree, was featured by Louisville's WDRB TV.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Polgar Israel feature; Solomon on media mergers; Hall on Comey; van Marissing on leadership

May 12, 2017

Susan Polgar was profiled in the Times of Israel feature, "The female chess grandmaster who checked male privilege," Eileen Solomon was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Sinclair's proposed purchase of Tribune Media, William Hall was quoted on Jeff Sessions' role in James Comey's firing, and Jean Paul van Marissing was interviewed for thoughts on leadership in the Dutch magazine, Hello Zuidas.

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Webster University mentions in the news

In the News: Khoo on Africa; Cross on workforce automation; Drag performer storytime

May 04, 2017

Remy Cross was quoted in the Washington Post about the impact on the workforce of automation, Agnes Khoo was interviewed on Ghana national TV about Africa's place in a potential global conflict, and the recent "Drag Performer Storytime" event at the home campus was featured with multiple alumni in the Riverfront Times.

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Webster community members in the news

In the News: Legal Studies and human trafficking; Smith on fake news; Algieri on U.S.-Europe-China relations

April 14, 2017

The "Stop Human Trafficking" event co-sponsored by the Legal Studies Department was covered on KPLR TV and St. Louis Public Radio, School of Communications adjunct faculty member Julie Smith was interviewed in a Washington Post Magazine feature on media literacy and fake news, and Vienna international relations head Franco Algieri was interviewed by Der Standard on U.S., China and Europe relations.

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