In the News: Belo, Mehringer, MacNeill, Smith, Armbruster, Ellison, students and alumni
October 11, 2023
Belo on International Affairs
Professor Dani Belo was interviewed by CTV (Canadian National Television) about the speaker of the Canadian House resigning after it was revealed that a guest he invited for a speech from the President of Ukraine had fought for the Nazis during World War II.
Belo also was interviewed by KMOV about the Hamas/Israeli war and what international actors may actually be behind the conflict.
Mehringer on a Fishy Smell
Biology Instructor Julie Mehringer was interviewed by KSDK about the horrific smell caused by tons of fish left in the abandoned Seafood City store in St. Louis. Mehringer explained what caused the odor and potential health issues that could occur due to long exposure to the smells.
MacNeill on the Economic Impacts of War
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Allan MacNeill was interviewed
by KMOV about what impact the Israeli-Hamas conflict could have on gas prices and
imports in the United States (clip not online).
Smith on Disinformation Spread During the Israeli Conflict
School of Communications Instructor Julie Smith was interviewed by News 12 in Phoenix, Arizona about the large number of fake videos and misleading messages
shared on social media after the start of the Israeli-Hamas conflict.
Ellis Featured in THESTL.com
Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts graduate student Maria Ellis was featured in TheSTL.com for her work in teaching, arranging and composing music in the region.
Armbruster on National Banned Book Week
College of Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Karla Armbruster was interviewed
live on KMOX about National Banned Book Week.
Ellison on the Fate of American Shopping Malls
Walker School of Business & Technology Professor Mitch Ellison was interviewed by KSDK about the fate of American Shopping Malls.
Perabo on Throwing Out the First Pitch
Webster University Alumna Susan Perabo was interviewed live on FOX 2 about her throwing out the first pitch at a Cardlinals Game, and her recognition by the Women of Webster group. She also was interviewed live on KMOX just before a Cardinals game about the same topics (audio is not online).
Thaier is Promoted to On-Air Personality
KSDK said that Webster alumna Mary Thaier was promoted to an on-air personality for the station and will host the popular “Show Me St. Louis” segment. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch also ran a similar story.
Walker Named Police Chief
The Charleston Times Democrat reported that Webster alumnus Chito Walker has been named the police chief of Charleston.
Webster Part of a New Cybersecurity Project
Missouri Net ran a story about how Webster University has teamed up with several other regional institutions to create a shared supercomputer that all four institutions can use for Cybersecurity research.