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Congratulations to Marianne Grant

Vienna Student Wins Best Graduate Thesis in International Relations

April 17, 2018

Marianne Grant, studying at the Vienna campus, has been selected as the winner of the 2018 Graduate Thesis Award in International Relations for "Buying Time: The Effect of Costly Signaling and Interdependence on Low-Conflict Duration." Webster Thailand student Len Thanh Vu received a certificate of honorable mention. The Graduate Thesis Award in International Relations is given annually to recognize individual excellence in student research.

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Nikolaos Antonakakis

Around Webster: Antonakakis, Cuille, Jensens, Rosenblum

April 17, 2018

Warren Rosenblum is giving two talks this week on the origins of the Nazi euthanasia program. ... Vienna's Nikolaos Antonakakis published a guest post for the London School of Economic's British Politics and Policy Blog drawing upon research with Ioannis Chatziantoniou and David Gabauer. ... Lionel Cuillé spoke at Brown University on the 50th anniversary of the Paris student revolution. ... Gina Jensen and Scott Jensen were presented the CSCA Outstanding Contributions to Forensics award.

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Mahfood discusses conditions for school teachers on KMOV.

In the News: Mahfood on teachers; Barrett on MLK; Schubert on world affairs; Media Academy

April 04, 2018

Education professor Stephanie Mahfood and two Webster students were interviewed in KMOV's coverage of teacher strikes across the U.S. ... St. Louis Public Radio featured Sonja Perryman, keynote at this year's School of Communications Media Academy. ... Photography professor Bill Barrett discussed a famous photo as part of KSDK coverage of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. ... Vienna international relations professor Samuel Schubert was interviewed by Kurier.at on current world affairs.

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Professor Paula Hanssen with Samantha Womack

European Studies Major Wins German Travel Scholarship

March 20, 2018

Samantha Womack has received the Summer 2018 St. Louis Stuttgart Sister Cities travel scholarship for students studying German and/or working in a German-speaking country. She is looking forward to learning more about German culture and working in Europe during the internship in the state of Baden-Wurtemberg close to Stuttgart, our sister city.

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Nominations are due by Mar. 1

Call for Nominations: Dr. Ortner-Chopin Visiting Professorship at Webster Vienna

January 17, 2018

Webster Vienna is excited to re-launch the Dr. Ortner-Chopin Visiting Professorship. This professorship was created in honor of Chopin's long history of service to the university and the community. The endowment allows Webster Vienna to attract world-renowned professors in the fields of business, international relations, art, media and psychology to lecture and share their professional experiences through public forums.

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Doaa Al Zamel shared her experiences in Austria as a Syrian refugee.

Vienna Campus on National TV for Panel with Syrian Refugee, Policy Experts

January 11, 2018

The Webster Vienna campus was featured on Austrian national television as it hosted a panel with Syrian refugee Doaa Al Zamel and several international influencers and policy experts discussing pressing issues around refugee rights and public policy. The panel was hosted by Klaus Unterberger of ORF, which profiled Doaa Al Zamel in its news program.

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Webster in the news

In the News: Stroble on tax bill impact; Commencement speaker; Algieri in Die Presse

December 21, 2017

President Stroble was the featured interview during NBC affiliate KSDK's coverage of the tax bill passed by Congress, capturing her thoughts on how it could impact access to higher education and the services non-profit organizations provide. ... Webster's choice of 2018 commencement speaker Michael McMillan was featured in the St. Louis American. ... Vienna's Franco Algieri penned a guest commentary in Die Presse on EU-Asia relations.

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Zoey Bruce, Matt Margulis and Paula Hanssen

Snapshot: German Language Students Sing Bilingual Carols

December 14, 2017

German language students in International Languages and Cultures attended the the German American Heritage Society party on Sunday, Dec. 10, in the Alumni House to entertain the members and enjoy some German specialties. The Society provides an annual scholarship for students going abroad to study the German language and be immersed in the culture.

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(right) One of the top award recipients

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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