2017 Global News Articles

A puzzle game opens the Girls' Invitational with 75 young women competitors from 13 countries.

Chess Girls' Invitational Opens as Children's Camp Ends

July 24, 2017

It's a busy July for chess at Webster University, where the Susan Polgar Foundation completed a chess camp with 100 children before opening the annual Susan Polgar Foundation Girls' Invitational, which welcomes 75 young women and girls from 13 countries in North, Central and South America competing for scholarships and prizes. Seven alumnae from the tournament dating back to its beginning in 2005 were on hand to help welcome this year's competitors.

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Visiting Ghana for the first time, students and faculty integrated and formed connections and friendships on campus and in the surrounding community.

Life-Changing West African Study Abroad Experience in Ghana

July 14, 2017

This summer, 10 Webster University students had the experience of a lifetime through the inaugural "West African Experience" study abroad program at Webster's campus in Accra, Ghana. Danielle MacCartney, associate professor of Sociology at the Webster Groves campus, taught Global Social Problems, supported by the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship. Webster Ghana academic director Michael Williams taught a second course, Pan-African Social Movements. Learn more about their experience in this story and at a study abroad event this fall.

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Russian grandmaster Alexander Riazantsev visited Webster Geneva.

Snapshot: Russian Chess Champion Visits Webster Geneva

July 10, 2017

Alexander Riazantsev, the winner of 2016 Russian Championship Superfinal and European Rapid Chess Championship and one of the coaches of the Russian women's national chess team, visited Webster University's Geneva campus, connecting with students and alumni and discussing ways to promote chess on campus. Riazantsev was in town competing in the Geneva Chess Grand Prix.

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The Thailand campuses were recently host to Global Leadership Academy, a worldwide leadership development program for faculty and staff.

Search Committee Formed for Director of Thailand

July 08, 2017

A search committee has been formed for the position of director of Webster University Thailand. The director serves as the Webster University Thailand’s senior executive officer, carries final and overall legal responsibility for the management of its operations, and is supported by the academic director, and members of the Webster University Thailand staff and faculty.

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The two events brought private and public sector leaders together discussing global innovation ecosystems, policies and opportunities.

Webster President at Innovation Summits in Brazil

July 05, 2017

President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was in Brazil last week as a representative of higher education and Webster University at two innovation-oriented summits that brought together officials from private and public sectors to discuss innovation ecosystems and opportunities. Strobe participated in panels at both the Innovation Learning Lab at the São Paulo headquarters of the Brazilian National Confederation of Industry and the 7th Brazilian Industry Innovation Summit.

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