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Aziz Khasanov and Azamat Raemov

Uzbekistan Students Launch E-book Platform

July 16, 2020

Sophomores Aziz Khasanov and Azamat Raemov of Webster University in Tashkent have created and released the mobile app Kitobnoma, allowing people to purchase books directly from the publisher. Kitobnoma facilitates a B2C model in Uzbekistan's publishing industry, allowing readers to access books online and make purchases at a lower price point, and the profit goes directly to the publisher. Customers can get books delivered to their homes in any part of the country.

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Dean Tony Wallner during the virtual 2020 Commencement ceremony

Webster World Report Podcast 7: Dankert, Johnson, Wallner

May 15, 2020

The seventh edition of this podcast linking voices from across Webster's network features in-depth interviews from Tashkent and St. Louis: nursing student Charlie Johnson, who works on the front lines in the pandemic, Dean Tony Wallner of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Maggie Dankert in Tashkent. The news segment features Nicole Miller-Struttmann discussing her new bee census project called ShutterBee, and a short excerpt from the commencement address by Vladimir Ivkovic '99.

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Webster Uzbekistan Student Presents TEDx Talk on Disability Issues

April 23, 2020

Bobobek Khalilov, a freshman at Webster Uzbekistan, has finished his first year of college by participating in TEDxYouth@TKA as a speaker, which took place on March 15, in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. In his talk titled "Voices of the Silent," Khalilov spoke about his experiences as a young Uzbek citizen with complete hearing loss.

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TESL Program Receives National Recognition from TESOL

April 16, 2020

Webster University’s Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) program has received national recognition from Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages International (TESOL) through the Specialized Professional Association (SPA) process of the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Webster’s TESL program is the first and only program in TESOL to receive national recognition in the state of Missouri.

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Tashkent MBA Student Assists Those in Need During COVID Outbreak

April 03, 2020

Fazliddin Bakhromov, an MBA student at Webster University in Tashkent, is one of the first members and organizers of a group aimed at providing assistance to seniors living alone as well as people with disabilities. The group grew quickly and has helped hundreds of households. After the recent announcement that banned individual donations, for fear of spreading the virus to the very people who require help, the group transformed their efforts, working with the government to provide assistance via regulated hubs.

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Webster World Podcast: Voices from DC, St. Louis, Tashkent, Vienna

April 03, 2020

Check out the debut of the Webster World Report, a podcast to link the international operations of Webster University, working remotely and globally at campuses on four continents throughout the world. This program features Earl McCoy, regional recruiting coordinator; Engy Kassem, of the Webster Privacy and Information Security team; Prof. Jody Spiess who specializes in public health and nursing; and Malika Baratova, public relations executive for the Webster operations in Uzbekistan.

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World Book Day

World Book Day: Video yourself reading out loud, share your love of books

April 02, 2020

Webster Uzbekistan is celebrating World Book Day. Faculty members Gordana Pesakovic and Marija Lukac have come up with a fun online activity that's creative and engaging. To celebrate World Book Day on April 23, they invite all students, faculty, and staff to submit a short video of yourself reading an excerpt from a book, novel, poem, short story, or any other kind of literary work. The videos will be published on their YouTube channel for all to view and enjoy.

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JP Palmer

In the News: Palmer, Falconer on toxic people; Olliges, Tashkent student on distance learning

April 01, 2020

J.P. Palmer and Jameca Falconer were part of a half-hour interview on KMOX radio about handling difficult or toxic people in the workplace. ... Ralph Olliges also appeared on KMOX, discussing helping parents and teachers adapt to learning from home. ... MBA student Kanat Abdikarimo was interviewed on "Hello, Uzbekistan" about the steps the government has taken to enable students in the country to continue learning despite the nationwide quarantine.

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COVID-19 Updates for Students, Faculty and Staff - March 15

March 15, 2020

The COVID-19 situation is changing so quickly that events can happen overnight that require Webster University to quickly react to enhance the safety and security of our students, faculty and staff. Though today is a Sunday, it is no exception to this new reality of rapid developments occurring nearly hourly. Please review the following updates from Sunday, March 15.

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Julie Smith discusses child safety on social media with NBC affiliate KSDK.

In the News: Spiess, Drake on flu, coronavirus; Smith on social media; Tashkent feature

January 31, 2020

The opening of Webster University in Tashkent was a top 50 event of 2019, as featured in the Uzbekistan lifestyle magazine, MyDay Special. ... Nursing faculty members Jody Spiess and Mary Ann Drake were interviewed on local news about how the seasonal flu virus is a greater threat than coronavirus. ... Julie Smith was interviewed about child safety on social media after a man was arrested for sexually assaulting underage girls he met through social media.

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John Grainger and Rasul Rakhmonov discuss Webster in Tashkent on Uzbekistan TV.

In the News: Stroble on Walker; Grainger, Rakhmonov on Tashkent; Smith on media

January 28, 2020

Chancellor Beth Stroble reflected on the legacy of former Board of Trustees member and chair George Herbert Walker III on KMOX 1120 radio. ... John Grainger and Rasul Rakhmonov of Webster University in Tashkent were interviewed on the weeknight TV program titled Xayrli Oqshom ("Good evening") on Uzbekistan television. ... Julie Smith in the School of Communications discussed how to keep children safe on social media in an interview with CBS affiliate KMOV TV that aired on several stations.

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Webster Uzbekistan Welcomes New Students at Spring Orientation

January 13, 2020

Webster University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, greeted its first Spring cohorts, welcoming approximately 70 undergraduate students at the final registration process on Jan. 10. Graduate orientation was held on Jan. 6 in the evening. The ten new MBA students had the opportunity to meet Webster staff and campus leadership, as well as learn more about the university's values and academics.

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Gorloks Give Back: Webster Tashkent students meet with children with disabilities

December 03, 2019

The spirit of giving thanks was felt in Webster Tashkent on Nov. 28 as students connected to their community. On Thanksgiving, 15 student volunteers and a few staff members went to Qibray, a town near Tashkent, to meet with local children with disabilities. Webster University partnered with an organization called Opa-singillar, which translates to “Elder sisters and younger sisters,” who provides support and advocacy for women and children with disabilities. During the meeting, students played games with the children, presented them with treats, and even had a small dance.

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Chancellor, President Discuss Partnership With Uzbekistan's Ministry of Public Education

November 08, 2019

Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble and President Julian Z. Schuster met with the Minister of Public Education of Uzbekistan, Sherzod Shermatov, to discuss a potential partnership. The meeting took place on Nov. 1 as a part of Webster leadership’s visit to Uzbekistan for the Tashkent location grand opening.

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Grand Opening Ceremony for Webster Uzbekistan Held Nov. 1

November 05, 2019

Webster University Uzbekistan held its grand opening ceremony on Nov. 1, beginning with a ribbon-cutting, and followed by a welcome from two current students and the Webster Uzbekistan Academic Director John Grainger. Speeches were given by Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble, President Julian Z. Schuster, and Abdujabbor Abduvohidov, adviser to the president of the Republic of Uzbekistan on Science, Education, Health and Sports. A short musical program followed, featuring traditional and contemporary Uzbek music and song.

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