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Vienna Hosts Panel on Gender Equality

March 09, 2020

Focused on this year's International Women's Day theme of "Each for Equal," Webster Vienna Private University’s Working Group on Equal Opportunities hosted an introspective panel discussion addressing the theme and exploring what we as individuals can do every day to promote gender equality within society.

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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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Chris Parr, chair of Religious Studies

In the News: Parr on Church abuse, Norman on hip hop, Smith on Twitter

August 17, 2018

Chris Parr, department chair of Religious Studies, was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor on the grand jury report of sexual abuse in Catholic parishes in Pennsylvania. ... Walker School faculty member Rosalind "Roz" Norman was on St. Louis Public Radio for the 30th anniversary of landmark hip hop albums by NWA and Public Enemy. ... School of Communications faculty member Julie Smith was quoted in the Huffington Post on ownership of news media Twitter accounts.

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News around Webster

Around Webster: Jensen on debate; Nomikos on Balkans; Rosen on sims in teaching; Wiggins on fake news

September 14, 2017

Scott Jensen published two articles in forensic journals and will present a paper next week. ... John Nomikos edited "Intelligence Beyond the Anglosphere: Mediterranean and Balkan Regions." ... Amanda Rosen published a journal article on using games and role-playing exercises to teach research methods in political science, and will present a workshop on the topic. ... Bradley Wiggins published an analysis of "fake news as a socio-cultural and political phenomenon."

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International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

Löwstedt, Wiggins, Schwärzler-Brodesser, Rockwell in International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

June 05, 2017

Webster University School of Communications faculty members Anthony Loewstedt, Bradley Wiggins, Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser and Rick Rockwell have papers in the latest edition of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. Loewstedt and Wiggins co-edited the special issue, with several of the papers originating at the annual Media Trends conference held in Vienna. They teach at Webster's Vienna campus, while Rockwell is based in St. Louis.

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Radio Preservation Task Force Speaker Feb. 22

February 20, 2017

The School of Communications welcomes Josh Shepperd, the national director of the Library of Congress’ Radio Preservation Task Force, for a discussion on key issues in the humanities, such as historical memory and advocacy for cultural visibility. Shepperd will present a lecture, Radio Preservation and Locating the Missing Voices of U.S. Cultural History, on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. in the East Academic Building, room 102.

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Speakers at the lecture on perceptions of Africa

Ghana Faculty Lecture on Africa's Perception Around the World

November 28, 2016

Most people who live outside of Africa fail to truly understand this rich, complex, and diverse continent. Globally, it is perceived as a land plagued by poverty, war, diseases, etc. Webster's Ghana campus hosted a public lecture with faculty discussing how these perception of Africa are shaped largely by how it is portrayed by the media.

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Webster alumnus Dave Mead and Netherlands campus director Jean Paul van Marissing

Alumnus Profile: Marketing in the Netherlands

January 25, 2016

Webster University alumnus Dave Mead, who graduated from the Leiden campus in 1994 with a BA in Strategic Marketing Management and Media Communication, has used the combined perspectives of American and Dutch education in his work for two companies and with charities. The leader of the Webster University Alumni Association the Netherlands is stepping down after nine years of service to create more time for his volunteer work.

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