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Applications Open for Provost's Student/Faculty Collaborative Grant Program

March 24, 2017

Applications are now open for the Provost’s Student/Faculty Collaborative Research Grant Program for Summer/Fall 2017. The application deadline is Friday, April 21. The program provides assistance 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.

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Graduate student Sepideh Shirafkan and professor Deborah Stiles

Educational, School Psychology Faculty, Students Present Research

March 16, 2017

Students and faculty in Webster University’s Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs have added to a growing list of publications and academic presentations over the last few weeks at conferences in New York and New Orleans, with topics including the impact of Ferguson on schools and youth suicide prevention.

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Elina Brutschin's book,

News Around Webster: Kwon, Fan, Brutschin, Cosic

March 06, 2017

In the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Jong Bum Kwon co-edited a volume on "Anthropologies of Unemployment," while Elsa Fan co-edited a special section on global health for "Critical Public Health." In Vienna, international relations faculty member Elina Brutschin published her book, "EU Gas Security Architecture." Filmmaker Zlatko Cosic's "Colorboarding" and "Shifted" will screen at the International Video Art Festival of Camagüey, Cuba.

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The students, part of the Provost's Faculty/Student Collaborative Research Grant program, also presented their findings at Webster's Research Across Disciplines conference in December 2016.

Grant Recipients in History, Politics, Education Present Colonial Research

March 01, 2017

Students majoring in History, Politics and Secondary Social Studies Education who participated in the colonial Tidewater, Virginia, field-based course in Summer 2016 presented at the Missouri Council for Social Studies state conference this month. These students, with faculty mentor Ted Green, were participants in the Provost's Student/Faculty Research Grant program and also presented at Webster's December 2016 Research Across Disciplines.

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Research Across Disciplines: Call for Submissions, deadline extended to April 3

February 21, 2017

Submissions are being accepted until the extended deadline of April 3 for Webster's Research Across Disciplines (RAD) conference, held May 5-6 in the East Academic Building. Students are encouraged to submit their work for the RAD conference and gain valuable experience as an emerging contributor to their field. Original work from students in all fields, throughout Webster's global network, and from other St. Louis regional institutions can be submitted.

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Research Workshop Series

Research Workshop Series: Jumping Right in with R

February 17, 2017

Members of the Webster University community are invited to a four-part workshop series, Jump Right In with R: Getting Data from Twitter, held on Friday afternoons from 2-3:15 p.m., on March 24, March 31, April 7 and April 14. Over the course of four short sessions, attendees will be introduced to R while learning practical skills related to gathering data from Twitter. Faculty, staff, and students from any background and with any experience level are welcome to attend. Each session builds on the previous session, so registrants should plan to attend all four sessions.

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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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library webinars

Library Offering Webinars for faculty, students

February 02, 2017

The Library is offering webinars for faculty and students interested in online training sessions. These sessions allow students and faculty of all skill levels to improve research skills and interact with a research expert. The webinars can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and registration allows participants to view recordings if they cannot attend the live session.

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A phage population isolated and characterized by Webster University undergraduates and viewed using electron microscopy

Webster University Biological Sciences Selected for SEA-PHAGES Research

January 24, 2017

Webster University’s Department of Biological Sciences is one of only 14 research groups nationwide to be selected for Cohort 9 of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s SEA-PHAGES program. The discovery-based undergraduate research curriculum provides students hands-on experiences discovering novel phages (viruses that infect bacteria).

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The webinars are available live and via recording for faculty and students around the globe.

Global Library Webinars for Students, Faculty Improve Research Skills

January 23, 2017

The Library is excited to announce its webinars for the Spring I term. These online training sessions allow students and faculty of all skill levels to improve research skills and interact with a research expert. They can be accessed from anywhere in the world, and registration allows participants to view recordings if they cannot attend the live session.

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Groeneman and students' paper on thermal expansion earned the cover story for the peer-reviewed journal CrystEngComm.

Groeneman, Student Researchers Present, Earn Cover Story in Chemical Engineering Journal

January 06, 2017

Webster University professor Ryan Groeneman and student researchers' work on thermal expansion properties of crystals earned the cover story for the peer-reviewed journal CrystEngComm, and he and other students presented further work at the 51st Midwest American Chemical Society in Manhattan, Kansas.

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The conference is purposefully organized to be inclusive of all disciplines.

4th RAD Highlights Collaborative Research across Webster Network

December 16, 2016

Webster’s fourth Research Across Disciplines Conference drew 64 undergraduate and graduate student research participants from across Webster and local universities, including Webster students presenting via videoconference from Geneva, Vienna, Zurich and online learning modules. The conference buttresses on-going efforts to afford students access to the high-impact educational practice of collaborative research.

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Research Across Disciplines

Attend Research Across Disciplines Dec. 9-10

December 08, 2016

Webster’s bi-annual student research conference, Research Across Disciplines (RAD), will take place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10, in the East Academic Building on the Webster Groves main campus. The conference showcases the scholastic and creative efforts of undergraduate and graduate students from around the region and across a variety of academic fields.

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