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Woody Cooper

In the News: Cooper on police, Rodney on school openings, Kracen on Kennard

July 09, 2020

Jameca Woody Cooper was quoted in Salon on why many police departments target ethnic minority communities. ... Basiyr Rodney was interviewed by KSDK about the plans to reopen K-12 schools in the St. Louis region. ... Amanda Kracen co-authored a St. Louis American editorial calling for Kennard Classic Junior Academy to be renamed.

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Balazs Szanto

In the News: MacNeill on inequality, Szanto on Vietnam, alumni in news

July 06, 2020

Allan MacNeill was quoted extensively by CNBC regarding racial wealth inequalities and how they perpetuate social injustice. ... Balaz Szanto was quoted by DAP News about the ASEAN member conference and how Vietnam is positioning itself in border disputes. ... Alumnus Ken Lorentzen co-wrote an article for the U.S. Army website about artificial intelligence and data strategy in the Army. ... Webster University was mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine in a profile on John Zorn, who studied music at Webster before beginning his legendary composing career.

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Bill Hall

In the News: Pease on pandemic, Ramcharan on Iran, Hall on protests, alum takes command

July 02, 2020

Kelly-Kate Pease was quoted extensively in El Universal, the major Mexican newspaper, on the impact of Covid 19 on the future of multilateralism and international organizations. ... Robin Ramcharan was quoted in Iranian news outlets about the impact of U.S. withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Treaty. ... Bill Hall was quoted in Time Magazine about "the history of looting" in the United States. ... Alumnus Lt. Col. Jay VanDenbos was profiled after taking command of the U.S. Army 900th Contracting Battalion.

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Warren Rosenblum

In the News: Rodney, Rosenblum, Smith, Cooper

June 29, 2020

Warren Rosenblum was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK and KWRH radio about the historical context of Christopher Columbus and Confederacy monuments and their removal. ... Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed by MEL Magazine on “How to Use Motivational Interviewing Tactics to Make People Realize They’re Wrong." ... Julie Smith was on the “Persons of Interest” podcast on how to debunk false info on social media. ... Basiyr Rodney penned an op-ed in the newsletter for the PanAfrican Ahmadiyya Muslim Association USA.

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Jameca Woody Cooper

In the News: Cooper on children and protests; Smith on social media; Alum's lifetime achievement award

June 23, 2020

Jameca Woody Cooper was interviewed in "Insider" amid debate about the role of children in political activism. ... Julie Smith was interviewed by a PBS program and the Arizona Republic about sorting fact from fiction in social media. ... Alumna Rosetta Keeton was featured in the St. Louis American for her "Lifetime Achiever in Healthcare" award.

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Stewart

In the News: Steenz 'One to Read,' Smith one to follow in Slate, BLM banner on KSDK

June 11, 2020

Faculty member Christina "Steenz" Stewart was named by CBR.com (Comic Book Resources) as one of 15 Black Comic Book Artists that everyone should be reading. ... KSDK ran a short story Monday about the "Black Lives Matter" banner Webster installed in front of the Luhr Building. ... Julie Smith was cited by Slate Magazine as one of a handful of people who are helping the public understand how to tell real information from fake information online.

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Heather Mitchell

In the News: Mitchell on cognitive dissonance; Hodson on trauma; University statements

June 04, 2020

Heather Mitchell was interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" about cognitive dissonance, about how people navigate their risk-taking decisions such as during the pandemic. ... Carol Hodson was interviewed on the "Truth and Consequences" podcast about her use of the languages of art to address trauma and its aftermath. ... The University's plan for fall was on local TV news, while the statement on the killing of George Floyd was posted by the AACU.

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Mansouri

In the News: Ridenhour in Post; Woody Cooper, Mansouri on Medium

June 02, 2020

Student-athlete Jason Ridenhour was featured for his achievements on being named All-American athlete by the NCAA on the front page of the sports section in St. Louis Post-Dispatch.... Jameca Woody Cooper published a post on Medium about how COVID-19 is disproportionately impacting low-income and minority communities in the United States... Soheil Mansouri published a piece on Medium about the growing need for more English as a Second Language instructors in the classroom.

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Amanda Kracen

In the News: Smith on social media, Kracen on anxiety, Roberts on small business

June 01, 2020

Julie Smith was interviewed on several media outlets about evaluating information spread over social media during breaking news events. ... Amanda Kracen was interviewed in the Webster Kirkwood-Times for her insights on handling stress at home amid pandemic-related worries about jobs, the economy, and family health. ... Joe Roberts was interviewed by Credit Donkey to share tips for small businesses establishing banking relationships.

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John Link, director of the CPDC

In the News: Link on job search in pandemic; nurses who sing and excel

May 20, 2020

John Link and Lisa Camp were interviewed on "St. Louis On The Air" about advice for graduates amid the shifting job market amid the pandemic. ... Nursing student Rodney Armstead was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Friday for singing to patients to help keep them calm. ... Nursing alumna Emily Wacker was profiled in the Post-Dispatch and recognized for her outstanding work at Barnes Jewish Hospital as a heart transplant coordinator.

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Nicole Miller-Struttmann

In the News: Miller-Struttmann on Shutterbee, Falconer on mental health, Smith on social media

May 14, 2020

Nicole Miller-Struttmann was interviewed on "St. Louis on the Air" about how citizens in St. Louis can help catalogue bees in the region through her "Shutterbee" project. ... Jameca Falconer was interviewed on NBC affiliate KSDK discussing the mental health implications of staying home during the pandemic. ... Julie Smith was interviewed on KMOX 1120 about media literacy and how to tell real COVID-19 stories from fake and conspiracy-fueled ones.

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Christina

In the News: Soccer teams' lunch for nurses, Balogun on WHO, Steenz on the air

May 11, 2020

St. Louis Public Radio interviewed animator and School of Communications adjunct faculty member Christina “Steenz” Stewart, on her vision for "Heart of the City." ... The soccer teams' donation of lunch to local nurses was covered by Gazelle Magazine, Fox 2 news, KTRS 550 AM radio, and the Webster-Kirkwood Times. ... Emmanuel Balogun's op/ed on the WHO's importance in global and U.S. health efforts ran in the Washington Post and was picked up by several other newspapers.

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Dean Tony Wallner, a chemist, demonstrates how to make the WHO's home sanitizer recipe.

In the News: Wallner's sanitizer demo; Ramcharan on South China Sea

May 01, 2020

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Tony Wallner, a chemist, became something of a TV news star as he appeared on outlets across the U.S. this week. Wallner demonstrated how to make the WHO's home hand sanitizer recipe, in a KSDK segment that was picked up by TV stations affiliated with multiple networks. ... Robin Ramcharan at Webster Thailand was quoted in "The Nation: Thailand” about recent disagreements in Southeast Asian countries over control of the South China Sea.

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President Julian Z. Schuster

In the News: President Schuster on adapting to pandemic

April 30, 2020

How are universities adapting to the pandemic and a quickly changing reality? Webster University President Julian Z. Schuster answered that and other questions during a 15-minute interview on KTRS 550 AM. "We are in this all together," said Schuster, emphasizing the importance of access and equity for students. "No one is immune to the challenges we are facing. So we as an institution and as a community will do whatever we can to weather this storm, rely on one another, and support each other."

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Albert Sanders Jr. (MAT '04) is teaching on Nine Network.

Alumni in the News: Stokes film, 'One Brick Shy,' Sanders on Nine

April 29, 2020

Webster alumnus Dr. Albert J. Sanders, (MAT '04) is among a dozen local teachers providing two hours of pre-K-4th grade literacy and math instruction on Nine Network during the pandemic. ... Alumnae Jenna McDonald, Abby Dorning and CeCe O’Neill's hit "One Brick Shy" is featured in STL Magazine. ... Cody Stokes '07 was featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for his film, "The Ghost Who Walks," which hit the top 10 on Netflix.

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