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Webster Vienna

Vienna Series Hosts Political Scientists, Historians, Sociologists, Philosophers

September 10, 2019

Webster Vienna this fall is hosting a series of lectures and workshops with leading political scientists, historians, sociologists, and natural philosophers. Among them are top Norwegian political scientist and social anthropologist Iver B. Neumann, returning to Webster Vienna, and Asian Studies expert David Shambaugh as the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professor.

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Bruce Umbaugh

In the News: Cross, Donovan '95, Smith, Stroble, Umbaugh

June 10, 2019

President Beth Stroble was interviewed on Radio 63119 about Webster's diversity and inclusion efforts. ... Remy Cross was on KMOX discussing study that found thousands of racist posts on Facebook by active-duty police. ... Bruce Umbaugh spoke with Reviewed about data privacy issues with life and health tracking apps. ... Julie Smith was quoted in a Forbes article about social media platforms handling false and doctored political material. ... Matthew Donovan '95 has become acting secretary of the Air Force.

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Hill and Bollan

Hill, Bollan Win 2019 Freshmen Writing Awards

April 23, 2019

Congratulations to this year's Freshman Writing Award winners, who were celebrated at the event's 14th annual ceremony and luncheon sponsored by the Academic Resource Center. The 1st-place winner was Sarah Hill for her essay, "U.S.-Russia Nuclear Pact and The Blame Game," for Kelly-Kate Pease. The Creative Writing Award winner was Jai Bollan for his essay, "The Validity of My Humanity," for Kate Parsons.

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Dr. Alison Reiheld will deliver the keynote presentation on March 30

Philosophy Conference: Student presentations, keynote Alison Reiheld on civility and anger

March 23, 2018

Join us for the 13th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference organized by Webster University students and the Philosophy Department. This year’s conference features engaging student presentations on topics of contemporary interest, as well as a timely Keynote Presentation by Alison Reiheld (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville), "I Can’t Hear You When You’re Angry: Civility, Righteous Anger, and Silencing.”

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David Carl Wilson

Wilson in LSE Business Review on Leadership Lessons from Philosophy

June 01, 2017

The London School of Economics Business Review featured an article by David Carl Wilson, dean emeritus and professor of philosophy, on the lessons philosophy can teach about leadership and management. Wilson addresses two recent books on philosophy in management and leadership that missed the mark.

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Carrie Figdor

Eleventh Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference March 31

March 28, 2017

The 11th Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference Friday, March 31will feature six student presenters and keynote speaker Carrie Figdor, from the University of Iowa. Figdor's address, "Philosophy and Gender: Beyond the Socratic Stereotype," will explore how the gendered tradition of philosophy harms those who do not fit the Socratic stereotype, why philosophy has lagged behind many sciences and humanities disciplines in bringing in women and minorities into the field, and what is being done to change these traditional norms.

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Gateway Campus

Call for Papers: Webster Hosts Philosophy of Management International Conference July 13-16

January 04, 2017

Webster University will host the 12th annual Philosophy of Management International Conference at the Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis, July 13-16. It will be of special interest to philosophers, management researchers, management teachers and students, practicing managers, and consultants. Submission of conference papers are due Feb. 22.

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This year’s recipients are Emily Thompson, Rozan Riley, Mercedes Stephenson, Bruce Umbaugh

Excellence in Teaching: Kemper Winners Thompson, Umbaugh, Riley, Stephenson

May 10, 2016

The William T. Kemper Award for Excellence in Teaching is awarded each year to two full-time and two part-time faculty members at Webster University who demonstrate teaching at its finest. This year’s recipients are Emily Thompson, Bruce Umbaugh, Rozan Riley and Mercedes Stephenson.

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Cao works at the intersection of philosophy of biology, philosophy of mind, and neuroscience.

Annual Undergraduate Philosophy Conference April 9

April 05, 2016

Join Webster philosophy students and others April 9 for the 10th annual Webster University Undergraduate Philosophy Conference. Student papers cover a range of topics, including globalization, motherhood, and our relationships with and obligations to non-human animals. Will intelligent machines take over the world? Can octopuses feel pain? Can people really upload their minds into computers? Rosa Cao of Indiana University will cover these questions in her keynote address.

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