Marine Iguanas: The Effects of Modern Tourism*

(*): Student research from Scientific Gorlok, a publication from the Biological Sciences Department at the College of Arts & Sciences, Webster University. Download full May 2018 issue (PDF) here. The Galápagos archipelago is a chain of isolated islands off the coast of Ecuador, home to a vast number of endemic species. This isolation means that some…

Global MA Spotlight: Kelsey Wheatley

Every so often, the College of Arts and Sciences highlights one of its Global MA students from International Relations. Kelsey Wheatley, originally from Easton, Maryland, joined the Global MA program to further her education after completing an internship at the U.S. Department of State.  She enjoys the challenges of working in diplomacy and thinking critically…

Sea Lions: Human Presence As a Variable in Social Behaviors*

(*): Student research from Scientific Gorlok, a publication from the Biological Sciences Department at the College of Arts & Sciences, Webster University. Download full May 2018 issue (PDF) here. Introduction Our research goal is to observe the human impacts on the behaviors of sea lions within the Galápagos, specifically San Cristóbal, and Española. Conservation efforts need…

Invasive Species: What Does the Future of Conservation Hold?*

(*): Student research from Scientific Gorlok, a publication from the Biological Sciences Department at the College of Arts & Sciences, Webster University. Download full May 2018 issue (PDF) here. All plants have their own means of dispersal, whether it is being released into the air and by a strong breeze, or passed along by animals. Humans…

Global MA Spotlight: Matthew Roddy

Every so often, the College of Arts and Sciences highlights one of its Global MA students from International Relations. Matthew Roddy, originally from New Athens, Illinois, studied abroad during his undergraduate degree and discovered that he had a true passion for meeting new people and experiencing different cultures. As a graduate student, he chose to…

Humans of Webster’s International Human Rights: Alexandra Lubbe

The “Humans of HRTS” met with Alexandra (Alex) Lubbe, a senior in the International Human Rights program. She interned with Arch City Defenders during the Fall 2017 semester. 1. What is an interesting fact about you? Last summer my family and I went on a hot air balloon ride, so I have been in a hot…

Humans of Webster’s International Human Rights: Matt West

The “Humans of HRTS” met with Matt West, a freshman in the human rights program. An East Coast native, Matt is inspired to work on human rights issues in the developing world – and particularly in Haiti. 1. What is an interesting fact about you? I have been studying human rights since I was in…

Global MA Spotlight: Nathan Webb

Every so often, the College of Arts and Sciences highlights one of its Global MA students from International Relations. Nathan Webb, who is originally from Waco, Texas, has always held an interest in international relations.  However,  recent world events such as the Syrian conflict and the resulting refugee crisis turned what was once a hobby…

Global MA Spotlight: Samantha Hernandez

Every so often, the College of Arts & Sciences highlights one of its Global MA students from International Relations. Samantha Hernandez is originally from the Bronx, NY, USA and is of Honduran descent. She became interested in international relations during her undergraduate years, when she took a course focused on diversity and politics. Her interest continued to grow after she…