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While in Armenia, Chakaryan discussed counseling and the importance of a code of ethics in a live TV interview.

Chakaryan Discusses Counseling, Ethics in Armenia

September 24, 2018

Hasmik Chakaryan traveled across Armenia this summer as part of work with a Webster University Faculty Research Grant she received for 2018-19. During the trip, Chakaryan held two workshops, the first on clinical counseling and a second on the need for and importance of a Code of Ethics in Armenia. The workshops drew public attention to these topics, including a live television interview (conducted in Armenian) that is now available on YouTube.

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International Review Board policies and procedures

Changes Coming to Webster's IRB Policies and Procedures

September 19, 2018

The Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Webster University reviews all research proposals involving human subjects to ensure the protection of research participants. All researchers submitting an IRB application need to complete a required training program for ethical research with human subjects and submit proof of completion with their applications.

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Midwest Academy of Management

Webster to Host 2018 Midwest Academy of Management Conference

September 12, 2018

The Webster University George Herbert Walker School of Business and Technology will host the 2018 Midwest Academy of Management conference ) Oct. 11-13 at the Westin St. Louis Hotel and at Webster's Gateway Campus in downtown St. Louis. The conference theme, "The Spirit of Community: Academics and Practitioners Collaborating to Improve our Future," draws upon the spirit of St. Louis heritage. Attendees will have more than 100 management-related papers and symposiums to choose in a wide range of areas of study.

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Students working in interdisciplinary science building

Psychology Student Completes Competitive Research Experience

September 12, 2018

Webster University student Kathleen Lamb was one of nine students selected for the competitive eight-week Washington University Summer Research Experience in Aging and Neurological Diseases Program. This highly competitive opportunity has students conduct research on neurological conditions and diseases that often interplay with the aging process: stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and dementia.

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Applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline.

2019-20 Faculty Research Grant Application Period Open

September 06, 2018

The Office of the Provost and the Office of Academic Affairs are now accepting applications for Faculty Research Grants for the 2019-20 academic year. This program encourages and promotes faculty research and professional development. Grant applications are invited for scholarly research, academic projects, artistic performances, exhibitions and studies in any discipline. Proposals that might lead to external funding are encouraged. Apply by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 2.

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Fritzen and Kern's final research papers were published in WIRR.

International Relations Student Research on North Korea, Pakistan

June 06, 2018

The Department of History, Politics, and International Relations congratulates Charles Kern and Katharine Fritzen for the publication of their final research in the Webster International Relations Review: The Graduate Student Working Paper Series (WIRR). WIRR is a competitive, peer-reviewed journal that publishes the best graduate research papers from Master of Arts and Global Master of Arts students in international relations. Kern addressed North Korea's nuclear strategy, while Fritzen researched aid in Pakistan.

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Catherine Schook's presentation in Portugal led to an invitation to present a workshop at a Sex Positive conference in Norway.

Leiden Student's Sexology Research Leads to More Opportunities

June 06, 2018

Catherine Schook, a MA in Psychology with an Emphasis in Counseling Psychology student at Webster Leiden Campus, recently presented her research findings on sex positive attitudes at the European Federation of Sexology (EFS) Congress in Albuferia, Portugal on behalf of Webster Leiden. Her presentation eld to an invitation to the Youth Committee of EFS and also to give a workshop at an upcoming Sex Positive Conference in Oslo, Norway, based on her research at Webster.

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The event is free and open to anyone age 10, but registration is required.

Help Track Pollinators at the Bee Blitz 2018 in Forest Park

April 30, 2018

You're invited to the second annual St. Louis BeeBlitz, June 16 in Forest Park. All it takes is a camera, a patch of flowers, and you! After a crash course in “bee photography,” participants will work in teams to conduct photo surveys. Your photographs will help biologists track bee populations around the nation through BeeSpotter, a web-based citizen science program. You'll also learn about bee biology and how you can support wild bee populations. The blitz is free and open to anyone over age 10, but registration is required.

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Eight Webster students presented and four faculty members served as judges at STLAURS 2018.

Students, Faculty Honored at St. Louis Research Conference

April 30, 2018

Eight students representing different disciplines across the Webster University College of Arts and Sciences presented their research projects at the annual St. Louis Area Undergraduate Research Symposium (STLAURS). Students Taylor Michl and Hannah Rowold were awarded the “Best Humanities Oral Presentation,” and Elsa Fan, assistant professor of anthropology and sociology, was awarded the “Outstanding STLAURS Faculty Advisor Award.”

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Congratulations to Marianne Grant

Vienna Student Wins Best Graduate Thesis in International Relations

April 17, 2018

Marianne Grant, studying at the Vienna campus, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Graduate Thesis Award in International Relations for "Buying Time: The Effect of Costly Signaling and Interdependence on Low-Conflict Duration." Webster Thailand student Len Thanh Vu received a certificate of honorable mention. The Graduate Thesis Award in International Relations is given annually to recognize individual excellence in student research.

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Office of Research and Sponsored Programs

Tips, Resources for Starting and Sustaining Successful Research Program

March 29, 2018

Webster's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, and faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences invite community members to this informal and tasty opportunity to learn from two seasoned researchers about how to establish and grow a thriving research program. Join the lunch and learn April 12 and bring your questions for Washington University's Brian Carpenter, professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, and Susy Stark, associate professor of Occupational Therapy, Neurology and Social Work.

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The application deadline is Wednesday, April 25.

Apply for Summer/Fall 2018 Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant

March 27, 2018

To date, the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant has provided research awards to more than 100 undergraduate students. The program provides up to $500 to current undergraduate students across Webster’s global network who are conducting research under the direction of a faculty member, which will result in a work product. The application deadline for Summer/Fall 2018 projects has been extended to Wednesday, May 2.

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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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