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Jameca Falconer

Webster in the News: Bio Sciences, Falconer, Smith

March 26, 2020

The Biological Sciences Department's donation of needed supplies to hospitals during the pandemic was covered by multiple outlets. ... Jameca Falconer has been interviewed on ABC and CNBC about anxiety and response to the pandemic. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by Catholic News Service about the importance of teaching media literacy.

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Debbie Stiles and Kaori Chaki discussed their research on

In the News: Stiles on child separation, nursing nomination, Kaiser on Medium

March 24, 2020

Debbie Stiles and graduate student Kaori Chaki were interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" to discuss their project, "The Psychological Impact of Separating Immigrant Children from their Families." ... Webster alumna Carlita Vasser is a nominee for the top nurses in the St. Louis area in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's #CelebrateNurses contest. ... DJ Kaiser posted at Medium on varying public health responses to the coronavirus.

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virus

In the News: Falconer, Baebler on coronavirus; Flewellen; Higgins and Rosenblum

March 13, 2020

Jameca Falconer was in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and KSDK on anxiety and reactions around COVID-19. Barrett Baebler was quoted in the St. Louis Business Journal on how businesses can prepare employees amid the pandemic. ... Vincent C. Flewellen provided commentary on Mary Engelbreit on the occasion of her Lifetime Achievement Award. ... Robin Jefferson-Higgins and Warren Rosenblum appeared on The Pulse to discuss the Milly Sawyers story.

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Quinton Ward

In the News: S. Cummings, Wiggins, Ward, Zhou

March 06, 2020

Vienna's Bradley Wiggins was interviewed on RTVi about memes' impact in U.S. politics. ... Simone Cummings was in Ladue News for her role with the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute. ... Alumnus Quinton Ward was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for a position he took to lead a mobile grocery. ... Zhichun Zhou's research on self-control was featured on St. Louis On the Air as part of an interview with her collaborator, Leonard Green.

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Webster languages instructors share traditional foods from their respective cultures.

In the News: Schuster on coronavirus, Schöllhammer on U.S. elections, ILC on food, Kaiser on LGBTQ

March 03, 2020

Julian Z. Schuster was quoted by KMOV, KSDK and the St. Louis Business Journal about how a global institution like Webster is taking precautions amid the coronavirus outbreak. ... Ralph Schöllhammer at Webster Vienna was interviewed by Puls 24 about the U.S. primaries. ... Webster language instructors Yamile Mauad, Malte Hansen and Morgane Daynes were in the KMOX and KSDK newsrooms to share traditional foods and traditions around "Fat Tuesday." ... DJ Kaiser’s latest Medium piece was published in TH-Ink Queerly.

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Chancellor Stroble discusses the Diversity and Inclusion conference with Fox2 in St. Louis.

In the News: Stroble on diversity; Falconer on black history; Webster Groves profile

February 27, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble discussed this year's Diversity and Inclusion Conference on Fox 2, and authored an op/ed in the St. Louis Business Journal on why diversity, equity and inclusion are "a social and ethical imperative." ... Jameca Falconer's St. Louis Public Radio interview on teaching black history was printed in the St. Louis American. ... A KSDK feature on Webster Groves, where the University was founded in 1915, highlighted it as one of the reasons the city is a great place to live.

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Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Chancellor Stroble on Business Journal Higher Education Panel

February 24, 2020

Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble will be part of a St. Louis Business Journal leadership panel discussing the higher education landscape’s rapid evolution. Topics will include how these institutions are addressing the challenges and opportunities facing higher education in the region, as well as how they address the growing workforce needs of the business community. This inaugural event in the publication’s Publisher’s Breakfast Series takes place March 5.

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Ali accepts the award

Vienna Student Receives Global 'Champion of Tolerance' Award in Dubai

February 21, 2020

Syrian national Rania Ali, an international relations student at Webster Vienna, was recognized with the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award in Dubai on Feb. 19. Ali won the tolerance award in the visual arts category for her efforts in spreading awareness about refugee and women issues through filmmaking.

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Oreste Foppiani

In the News: Foppiani on Iran; Falconer on black history; Clewell tributes

February 20, 2020

Oreste Foppiani was interviewed by the Swiss financial magazine Allnews on the Iranian legislative elections and the consequences of tensions between Washington and Tehran. ... Jameca Falconer's public radio interview about teaching black history was picked up by outlets in Florida. ... Two St. Louis publications penned tributes to Webster literature professor David Clewell, who passed away last weekend.

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'The Milly Project' performed at Webster University and was featured by Fox2 News.

In the News: Smith on bots, Kaiser on accents, Legal Studies on Milly Sawyers

February 18, 2020

Fox2 featured an event hosted by Legal Studies Department about the powerful story of Milly Sawyers, an enslaved woman who won her freedom years before the more famous Dred Scott case. ... Julie Smith discussed how to spot bots online in the second part of her appearance, in animated form, on an Arizona news station. ... DJ Kaiser's post on Medium, "Everyone Has an Accent," has gained traction on several platforms and will be published in Age of Awareness Magazine.

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Julie Smith, in avatar form

In the News: Falconer on black history, Smith on fake photos, Baseball ranked 1st

February 11, 2020

Jameca Falconer was interviewed by KWMU about approaches to teaching black history to school children of varying ages. ... Julie Smith was turned into an animation for an Arizona news station that asked her to give lessons on how to tell if online information is real or fake. ... The Webster baseball team was highlighted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as it enters the season ranked first in all of NCAA Division III.

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Africana Studies trip to Webster Ghana, Fall 2019

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion speakers, Ghana trip, Unified auditions

February 10, 2020

Michele Norris, Aisha Sultan and Colleen Starkloff will be guests on St. Louis on the Air Wednesday to discuss topics for Webster's upcoming Diversity and Inclusion Conference. ... St. Louis Magazine published a feature on the Africana Studies fall break trip to Ghana. ... The Chicago Tribune referenced Lara Teeter and Webster's part in the National Unified Auditions for prospective theatre students.

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Falconer

In the News: Ghana featured; Falconer on attention; Smith on 'fake news'

February 05, 2020

Jameca Falconer was a guest on St. Louis on the Air to discuss attention spans and how they can impact the lengthy impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Senate. ... Webster Ghana was featured for its community events, and also mentioned in an Op/Ed about the importance of Africa's academic, economic and cultural importance to St. Louis. Julie Smith was interviewed by Thompson Coburn about “fake news,” Russian misinformation, and what average citizens can do.

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Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble

Chancellor Stroble: We must innovate to advance success for students' diverse needs

February 05, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble highlighted two Webster University initiatives to illustrate her chapter in the President to President thought leadership series. The chapter notes that "no single solution" can address the dynamics of how we educate, whom we educate, for what purpose, and with what value. Webster's TAP program and the Online Learning Center's quality improvement initiative are two examples of assessing and meeting the "twin needs of access and success" for a diverse and dynamically changing student population.

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Julie Smith discusses child safety on social media with NBC affiliate KSDK.

In the News: Spiess, Drake on flu, coronavirus; Smith on social media; Tashkent feature

January 31, 2020

The opening of Webster University in Tashkent was a top 50 event of 2019, as featured in the Uzbekistan lifestyle magazine, MyDay Special. ... Nursing faculty members Jody Spiess and Mary Ann Drake were interviewed on local news about how the seasonal flu virus is a greater threat than coronavirus. ... Julie Smith was interviewed about child safety on social media after a man was arrested for sexually assaulting underage girls he met through social media.

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