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Dr. Anton Wallner was named the new dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Anton Wallner Appointed Dean of College of Arts and Sciences

February 23, 2017

Anton S. Wallner, associate dean of Undergraduate Programs and a professor of Chemistry at Barry University in Florida, was appointed the new dean of Webster University’s College of Arts and Sciences, it was announced today. Wallner will start the new position this summer, just in time to help faculty and staff move into Browning Hall, the Interdisciplinary Science Building.

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Faculty Research Grant

2017 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

February 16, 2017

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 23 recipients and 22 projects of the 2017 Faculty Research Grants. The awards will fund faculty research and professional development activities which will advance academic excellence for the individual faculty members and for Webster University. Click through to view the recipients.

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Chris Parr teaches courses in East Asian religions.

2017 Messing Award: Parr to Study Buddhist Art in China

February 15, 2017

This year’s recipient of the Wilma and Roswell Messing Jr. Faculty Award is Chris Parr, professor in the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will spend two weeks in China in the summer of 2017 with a focus on the cultural context of Buddhist art in several towns and ancient capitals.

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Human resources announcement

Voluntary Retirement Incentive Program Announced for Full-Time Faculty, Staff and Administrators

February 13, 2017

Starting Feb. 15, 2017, Webster University will offer a voluntary retirement incentive program for full-time employees who are at least 60 years old who meet specific service criteria. The program was developed after hearing increasing requests from faculty and staff for a retirement incentive program. The Board of Trustees approved the program at their January meeting.

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The MOU will enable collaboration at multiple Webster campuses around the globe.

Webster to Sign MOU with African Renaissance and Diaspora Network

February 06, 2017

Webster University and the African Renaissance and Diaspora Network, Inc. (ARDN) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Wednesday, February 8 at 11 a.m. in the East Academic Building, room 252/263. Djibril Diallo, the Director of the UNAIDS Regional Support Team for West and Central Africa, will be at Webster University for the event.

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Research Grant Recipients

Spring 2017 Provost Student, Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Recipients

February 03, 2017

The Office of Academic Affairs congratulates the recipients of the Provost Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant. Now in its fourth year, the program has funded more than 80 undergraduate research and creative projects covering more than 15 academic departments. The latest recipients have projects ranging from photography and design to pollination, cancer cell research, music and more. Many students present their work at professional conferences including Webster’s Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference.

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Webster University, a worldwide institution

Statement on U.S. Dept. of State Visa Revocation Memo

February 02, 2017

The University is working closely with attorneys and national educational organizations to clarify this latest action so we can offer better guidance to our community. We are stressing that any students, faculty or staff with a passport from those seven countries should refrain from any international travel at this time and until there is greater clarity about these policies, as they may not be able to re-enter the country.

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See the links for full coverage.

In the News: Schuster, Hellerud on Trump travel ban; Hall on protests

January 31, 2017

Webster Provost Julian Schuster and Vice Provost Nancy Hellerud were each interviewed on by local news on the impact on universities and students of the Trump administration executive order on immigration. Political Science adjunct faculty member William Hall was quoted in an article about protest marches.

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Join us Friday, Feb. 3.

Save the Date: Town Hall on Immigration Executive Order

January 30, 2017

The Webster University community is invited to a town hall to discuss the impact on students, faculty and staff of the Trump administration's Jan. 27 executive order on immigration. The event at noon on Friday, Feb. 3, in Winifred Moore Auditorium will also be streamed online. It will include on-campus resources, thoughts from an immigration attorney, and University leaders fielding the community's questions and concerns.

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Webster University

Statement on U.S. President Executive Order on Immigration

January 28, 2017

Webster has students, faculty and staff representing nationalities of more than 140 nations and six continents. Our international community has strengthened the University’s core values of diversity and inclusion. We are closely monitoring this developing situation and acknowledge the problems this raises for the international scholarly community.

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King during the 1963 civil rights march in Washington (U.S. National Archives)

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Renewing and Increasing Our Resolve

January 13, 2017

As the nation reflects on the legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and Provost Julian Schuster call on the community to renew and increase our resolve to create a truly inclusive community through our interactions with each other, through programs and events, through new policies and practices.

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