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Webster Leiden Hosts Keys2Hope Concert In Amsterdam

October 14, 2019

Webster University Leiden and Bridge2Hope foundation organized a piano concert, Keys2hope, on Sept. 29 with pianist Raluca Sabau in the beautiful Amstelkerk in Amsterdam. The Bridge2hope foundation, formerly known as the Bijlmer Project, works with survivors of human trafficking, bought and sold for sexual exploitation in the Netherlands and the European Union.

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Webster director Jean Paul van Marissing congratulated Fried Kramer with his recent appointment as Program Director of the Leiden City of Science 2022 organization.

Leiden Named 'City of Science' 2022

October 03, 2019

The city of Leiden has received the prestigious title "European City of Science" for the year 2022. As a result, the home city of Webster's campus in the Netherlands will host the biggest biennial multidisciplinary science convention of Europe in 2022. “This will be a great opportunity for our faculty, Leiden students and study abroad students coming to our campus in 2022,” says Jean Paul van Marissing, director of Webster Leiden Campus.

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Dr. Derek Butler (center, front) hosted the group at BASECLEAR at the Leiden BioScience Park.

Leiden Campus Hosts China MBA Students, Alumni

August 30, 2018

A group of 22 Webster China MBA students and alumni completed a summer study tour through the Netherlands this month, hosted by the Webster Leiden campus. Activities included Webster faculty lectures and site visits on topics like consumer technology, biotech, EU economy and more. It was the 11th such tour with Webster China MBA partners Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), and the University of Electronic Science and Technology China (UESTC).

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Kingston and Hall insights into various aspects of U.S. politics.

Panel of American Faculty in Leiden Covers U.S. Politics

May 09, 2017

Leiden's International Relations Department and IR Club organized a panel discussion on U.S. politics and the impact of the presidential election on refugees and migration with faculty members Lindsey Kingston, William Hall, Daniel Russell and Jill Adler.

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Stroble on education, van Marissing on Dutch law, Cross on protests

In the News: Stroble in Post, van Marissing on Dutch radio, Cross in Sacramento Bee

February 23, 2017

Webster University President Beth Stroble was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on a Chamber effort to make St. Louis a top-10 education region, Leiden director Jean Paul van Marissing was interviewed on Dutch national radio about a law affecting the telecom sector, and Criminology faculty member Remy Cross was interviewed by the Sacramento Bee on the impact of protest movements in the United States.

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Webster the Netherlands Website Relaunched

January 27, 2017

After months of collaborative work from staff in Leiden and across the network, Webster University the Netherlands has relaunched its website with the aim of enhancing the user experience and providing visitors with an easier way to learn about Webster University, the only American university in the Netherlands.

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Webster international relations faculty member Nives Rumenjak addressed students at the beginning of the event.

Leiden IR Students Talk with Ambassadors at Japanese Tables Event

November 30, 2016

Webster University Leiden students and faculty had the opportunity to discuss a range of current international issues with 40 diplomats and ambassadors at the recent Japanese Tables Evening hosted by SIB Leiden. Faculty member and Leiden IR program coordinator Nives Rumenjak helped prepare the students for what several called a priceless evening.

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H.E. Andrea Gustovic-Ercegovac

Leiden Hosts Croatian Ambassador

October 19, 2016

Webster University Leiden welcomed the Croatian Ambassador to the Netherlands, H.E. Andrea Gustovic-Ercegovac, for a fascinating lecture and interactive discussion on the relations between Croatia and the Netherlands. The event was organized by the International Relations department, the IR Club, and the Scholars Group at Webster, drawing both undergrad and graduate students as well as alumni, faculty, and non-Webster students to campus.

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Student turnout for the Residential Life Debate Watch Party spilled over into a second building.

In the News: Jensen, Karins on debate; Shah on Brexit, Trump; Cross, Barnidge on terrorism

September 27, 2016

Gina Jensen was interviewed on debate strategy ahead of the first presidential debate, Journal news editor Jessica Karins was quoted in USA Today about student reactions to the debate, Sheetal Shah wrote an article on the psychology of movements behind Brexit, Trump and Wilders, Remy Cross discussed counter-terrorism measures on St. Louis On The Air, and Robert Barnidge wrote a column on religious ideology and characterizations of the motivation behind acts of terrorism.

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Michelle Weaver

Alum Spotlight: Leiden grad uses Webster experience to land dream job at Spencer Stuart

September 23, 2016

Leiden student, Michelle Weaver, graduated with a B.A. in Applied Behavioral and Social Sciences (ABSS) and a minor in Management. She is a hard is very eager, dedicated, and engaged. She got an internship at Spencer Stuart, an American global executive search and leadership consulting firm. After two months, the internship turned into a full-time position.

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First- and second-place finalists from each campus compete in the Webster's Got Talent finals.

Geneva Hosts Webster's Got Talent, European Soccer Tourney Joined by Refugees

April 21, 2016

The Geneva campus was the center of Webster's Europe-based talent this in both performing arts and athletics as it hosted the annual soccer tournament and Webster's Got Talent competition. Students from Webster's Leiden, Geneva and Vienna campuses gathered April 16 for a day-evening series of contests. After the soccer (football) tourney, an all-star Webster team played against a team of young refugees and asylum seekers from Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan who regularly interact with the Webster Humanitarian Association.

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In the News: Arcade, Orlando, Qasem, Rodriguez, Smith

January 19, 2016

Recent news media coverage includes the Arcade Building opening, Islam Qasem's interview in Austrian newsmagazine Profil, Arnoldo Rodriguez on gas prices at Fox2, Don Corrigan's class in stltoday, the Orlando campus move, and Julie Smith's media literacy book.

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