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Vienna Students, Alumni Present Research at Graduate Research Summit

December 04, 2017

Webster Vienna held its Inaugural Graduate Research Summit (GRS) on Nov. 28. The evening began with a specialized thesis workshop, followed by oral presentations given by four students and alumni and a keynote address on the importance of student research. The research presented was selected by the scientific committee, with awards for the top presentations.

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Mieko Hironaka-Bergt

In the News: Pollak, Cross, Werfelmann, Hironaka-Bergt, Bushey

November 14, 2017

Music faculty David Werfelmann and Mieko Hironaka-Bergt will be interviewed Wednesday on 107.3 FM about their Nov. 21 concert. ... Vienna director Johannes Pollak was on Austrian radio FM4 about Brexit's prospects. ... Criminology professor Remy Cross was interviewed about the investigation of police action during the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally. ... Art and psychology major Amanda Bushey was featured in the Belleville News Democrat for her art therapy work with veterans dealing with PTSD.

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Mehu is assistant professor of psychology at Webster's Vienna campus.

Vienna Psychology Professor's Grant Will Study Prejudice in Inter-group Relations

October 23, 2017

Marc Mehu of the Psychology Department at Webster Vienna has secured a prestigious four-year € 640,000 research grant from the French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Austrian Science Fund to study nonverbal indicators of implicit prejudice and discrimination in inter-group relations. Mehu's research, in collaboration with Martin Aranguren of the Center for Migration Studies at the Marcel Mauss Institute in Paris, will observe interactions between Muslims and non-Muslims.

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Lisa Brunette's new game

Around Webster: Brunette, Burkard, Antonakakis, Clewell-Portnoy-DeMarinis performance

October 04, 2017

Shawn Burkard's work is on display in the "Stray Rays in Grease" exhibition in Granite City. ... Lisa Brunette's new game, "Sender Unknown: The Woods," was featured in the App Store's "New Games We Love" listing. ... Nikos Antonakakis published an article on bond yield spreads in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money. ... David Clewell's poetry will be accompanied by Kim Portnoy and Paul DeMarinis jazz in "No Hard Feelings" on Oct. 7.

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Students reflected on how to improve each campus community through engaged student leadership.

'Working Together': Webster LEADS Students Retreat in Tuscany

June 14, 2017

What could be better than learning about leadership under the Tuscan sun? Twenty-one students from Webster's Vienna and Geneva campuses experienced exactly this during their annual leadership retreat. Through the Webster LEADS program, the students had the opportunity to journey to Italy for a weekend of workshops and activities at a small Tuscan town of Pistoia near Florence, Italy. The LEADS Retreat program included different activities aimed at preparing the students to assume leadership positions at their universities, especially as leaders in upcoming new student orientations.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit Concludes in Vienna

June 12, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about the student leaders' final activities and the closing ceremony.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Students Assess Communication Skills, Discuss Fake News at Global Summit

June 08, 2017

The Global Student Leadership Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster University student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment. By developing relationships with peers from throughout Webster’s global network, participants will gain a better understanding of the impact student involvement has on students and Webster University worldwide. Click through to read about activities for GSLS Days 3 and 4.

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Webster Vienna is hosting the University's 2017 Global Student Leadership Summit

Global Student Leadership Summit Underway in Vienna

June 06, 2017

Student leaders from throughout the worldwide network of Webster University campuses began arriving in Vienna for a truly extraordinary leadership development experience, the Global Student Leadership Summit held June 7-10 at the Webster Vienna campus. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for Webster student leaders to gain knowledge and skills, and create positive change in a global environment.

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International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

Löwstedt, Wiggins, Schwärzler-Brodesser, Rockwell in International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics

June 05, 2017

Webster University School of Communications faculty members Anthony Loewstedt, Bradley Wiggins, Monika Schwärzler-Brodesser and Rick Rockwell have papers in the latest edition of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics. Loewstedt and Wiggins co-edited the special issue, with several of the papers originating at the annual Media Trends conference held in Vienna. They teach at Webster's Vienna campus, while Rockwell is based in St. Louis.

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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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Vienna Draws Leading Economists for Symposium on Greek Debt Crisis

May 09, 2017

Vienna will host a symposium entitled, "Greece, Out of the Crisis: Debt-End or Dead End," on May 17. Organized by Nikolaos Antonakakis, head of the Department of Business at Webster Vienna, the symposium will draw leading economists to Webster to consider the background of the crisis, its current state, and weigh radical solutions.

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Sigma Iota Rho Chapter Inducts New Members

May 04, 2017

Webster University’s chapter of Sigma Iota Rho, the honor society for international relations, welcomed 15 new members at its spring induction ceremony on April 30. Faculty, students, family and friends gathered in the H. Sam Priest Center to acknowledge the academic accomplishments of graduate and undergraduate students from Webster's campuses in St. Louis, Leiden and Vienna. Professor Daniel Hellinger's keynote encouraged members to pursue the creative conduct of international affairs through service.

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Stephanie Werner receiving GAHC scholarship

German Majors Win GAHC Scholarship to Study in Europe

May 02, 2017

German majors Stephanie Werner and Gina Perhat have won the German American Heritage Society (GAHS) scholarship granted annually by the GAHS and St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities (SLSSC) for students going to Europe to take German classes through Webster University. Werner will to attend the Vienna campus, while Perhat will participate in an internship organized by the Dual University in Villingen-Schweningen, a suburb of Stuttgart.

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