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Join professor Chris Parr on Dec. 4 to hear about his Messing Award summer discoveries

2017 Messing Award Summer Discoveries: Meandering Along China's Silk Road

November 29, 2017

The 2017 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 & Sciences. Parr spent two weeks over the summer in China focusing on China’s renowned Silk Road. Join him for a brown-bag lunch talk on Monday, Dec. 4, from 12-1:30 p.m. in the UC Presentation Room.

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Buudhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India created the sand mandala at Webster University.

Video: Buddhist monks create sand mandala

October 17, 2017

Last week Webster University welcomed Buddhist monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India to campus for the creation of a sand mandala around the theme of world peace and diversity. The three-day process involves careful, intricate design with grains of sand. It closes with a destruction of the sand mandala, evoking the theme that everything is moving and temporary in the world. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Fox 2 were among the outlets capturing the activity with video.

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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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Eden Theological Seminary

Adult Learning Classes Offered at Eden

March 16, 2016

Webster University has partnered with Eden Theological Seminary and The OASIS Institute, a leader in adult continuing education and volunteer programs, to create high-level learning opportunities for adults age 50+ in the Webster Groves community at no charge. Classes will feature instructors from Eden, Webster and OASIS.

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Zimmerman's installation will light up the RAC on Delmar.

Around Webster: Zimmerman, Michailides, Cooper, Smith

October 28, 2015

Athens vice chancellor for Academic Affairs Susie Michailides represented Webster at an international economic conference in Kazakhstan, Terry Cooper presented with alum and grad student Matthew Wilkinson at the IAPSP conference in L.A., Brian Zimmerman's light installation for the RAC entrance will have its public unveiling on Oct. 29, and Gladys Smith completed her Psy.D. research defense on African-American women trauma and resilience.

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