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Géopolitis on channel RTS

In the News: Fatton, Frazier, Nyzhnyk, Rothenbuhler, Seurkamp

March 15, 2019

International relations professor Lionel Fatton was interviewed on Swiss TV about tensions around Taiwan and the South China Sea. ... School of Communications Dean Eric Rothenbuhler was interviewed on KMOX about finding the right fit for college amid an admission scandal among "ultra-wealthy" parents. ... Graduate student and chess team member Illya Nyzhnyk was interviewed by the Associate Press. ... Cybersecurity professor Paul Frazier was interviewed on KMOV about child safety on the internet. ... Alumna Mary Pat Seurkamp was inducted into the Baltimore Sun Civic and Business Hall of Fame.

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News Around Webster: Kracen research, Iacobacci book, Cosic screening

March 08, 2019

Amanda Kracen presented findings on research co-authored by Webster students at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society conference. ... Nicoletta Iacobacci of Webster Geneva presented her book, "Exponential Ethics," which explores the ethical challenges surrounding the use of the latest technologies such as artificial intelligence and robots. ... Zlatko Cosic's 'Tapeta Lucida' will screen during the St. Louis Symphony: Live at the Pulitzer series March 26-27.

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Bill Barrett speaks on

News Around Webster: Barrett on the camera, Kleinman on applied math, Applied Ed Psychology

March 04, 2019

Bill Barrett will speak tonight at the Missouri History Museum on "The Idea of the Camera," at the invitation of the Academy of Science. ... Kim Kleinman published “Why Edgar Anderson Visited Math Departments: Natural History, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics” in Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences. ... Students and faculty in the Applied Educational Psychology and School Psychology programs presented their research at the Columbia University Winter Roundtable.

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Media Academy

School of Communications Hosts 4th Annual Media Academy March 6-7

March 01, 2019

Media Academy is a two-day event that includes a keynote address, a panel discussion, several interactive career workshops, networking receptions, and a student showcase. Media Academy focuses on the importance of career development and industry exploration. This event brings together students, alumni, faculty, and industry professionals to exchange ideas and expand their knowledge of the ever-changing communication landscape.

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Science in the news

In the News: STEM teachers grant; Hayes on music; Science fair

February 27, 2019

Tony Wallner and Basiyr Rodney were each interviewed in a KMOV feature on the $124,000 National Science Foundation grant for Webster to educate future science teachers in the St. Louis region. ... Bernie Hayes was interviewed on KSDK about the musical legacies of Miles Davis and Chuck Berry. ... The annual High School Science Fair held in Browning Hall was covered on campus by KMOV.

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Forensics and Debate Team Win Three State Championships, Jensen Named MAFA Coach of the Year

February 25, 2019

The Webster University Forensics and Debate Team competed in the Missouri State tournament hosted on the Webster’s campus by the Missouri Association of Forensics Activities (MAFA) and brought home three state championships Feb. 23-24. The Webster team brought home a total of 19 awards from the state tournament, including the MAFA Coach of the Year Award for Gina Jensen.

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Brown and Stiles

News Around Webster: Jefferson Higgins, School Psychology, Cosic

February 20, 2019

Robin Jefferson Higgins is this month's featured speaker in the St. Louis Paralegal Association Programs and Education series, delivering her talk, "Unconscious Bias in the Legal Profession." ... Debbie Stiles and graduate student Kelly Ann Brown presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Cross-Cultural Research. ... Zlatko Cosic's new video, Pizzicato, is screening at the Moving-Image-Arts International Film Festival, Toronto, Canada.

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Learn About Universal Design at Feb. 19 Tour of Sverdrup, UC

February 05, 2019

Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the Universal Design Tour on Feb. 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Attendees will meet in the lobby of Sverdrup for a walking tour of the recently renovated Sverdrup Complex, as well as the older University Center. A lively and informative discussion on what Universal Design is and how it is applied to these campus buildings will follow the tour.

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Photo from faculty participant

Annual Faculty Photography Exhibition Opening Reception Jan. 25

January 24, 2019

The opening reception for the Annual Photography Faculty Exhibition is Friday, Jan. 25 from 5-7 p.m. in the May Gallery. Faculty from the Webster University home campus exhibiting work include Robin Assner-Alvey, Thomas Barkman, Bill Barrett, Claudia Burris, Dan Dreyfus, Krista Frohling, Christine Giancola, Greg Landrum, David Hanlon, Dominique Macaire, David Moore, Caroline Philippone, and Jennifer Silverberg.

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'Grave Tales' Series with Horror In Media and Culture Class

January 23, 2019

"Grave Tales" is a selection of films screening Thursday nights in January and February in the Webster University Film Series. It was curated in conjunction with a course of the same name in the Film Studies program. This week students will hear from David J. Skal, a writer and documentary filmmaker, who will also hold a director discussion at Thursday's screening of "Dracula" and Skal's "The Road to Dracula."

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Lionel Cuillé

News Around Webster: Cuille, Cosic, Johnson

January 18, 2019

Lionel Cuillé published an essay on French novelist Emile Zola in the European journal RELIEF. ... Zlatko Cosic's exhibition, STORY 4: SCENES 1-9, has been selected for the Intimate Lens Ethnographic Film Festival, Caserta, Italy. ... Ashley Johnson was a panelist at two entrepreneurial-focused events this winter in St. Louis and Dallas.

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call for judges

Call for Judges for Gorlok Gala Forensic Tournament

January 17, 2019

Webster University’s Forensic and Debate Program is hosting their annual Gorlok Gala tournament the weekend of Jan. 25-27. The team is still in need of judges. No experience is necessary; actually, it is ideal to have a pool of objective critics in order to provide a more sound, competitive and educational experience for the competitors. If interested in judging, please contact Gina Jensen, director of forensics, at

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Degree plans students, advisors and prospective students plan a path to graduation.

Undergraduate Degree Plans: Resource for students, families, advisors

January 10, 2019

Webster University students and their families as well as advisors, Admissions representatives, and others have an important tool: Course sequence degree plans for undergraduate majors, which are now available in one place on the web. A subcommittee of the Retention and Graduation Committee worked during 2017-2018 with faculty in all five schools and colleges to assemble this resource for students and their advisors to help plan their path to graduation.

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24 Webster faculty members received grants for 20 projects.

2019 Faculty Research Grant Recipients Announced

January 07, 2019

The Office of the Provost is pleased to announce the 24 recipients and 20 projects of the 2019 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. Congratulations to the 2019 recipients!

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