In the News: Schuster’s Novel Profile; Decker’s Medical Invention; Hellinger on Venezuela; Patch on SPICE

| March 15, 2012

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University includes:

The Riverfront Times published a cover story profile of professor Joe Schuster about the making of his new novel, The Might Have Been, which has received great reviews so far. The feature story goes into great depth about the process behind the novel and its baseball-playing protagonist.

John Decker, adjunct faculty member at Webster University’s campus location at Fort Gordon, Ga., received local TV news coverage (WRDW) for his “Medical Emergency Digital Information” product, a keychain flash drive he developed to carry medical information for emergencies. Decker worked 18 months and sought the help of software engineers and a drive manufacturer to create the product.

Dan Hellinger, professor of International Relations, now provides a weekly news analysis service on Venezuela, available here from the Washington-based Center for Democracy in the Americas. It is also possible to subscribe to the service by writing Lisa at

The Webster Groves Patch covered the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence (SPICE) move to Webster University, quoting Provost and Senior Vice President Julian Schuster on the “many direct and indirect benefits this will have for Webster University, Webster Groves, St. Louis, Missouri and even the United States. We are convinced that we will emerge as one of the best universities and we will become an attractive place for the best students to come and to join us. In that regard, it will put Webster Groves on the world map.”

The SPICE move to Webster was also covered previously in The New York Times and Chronicle of Higher Education, among other outlets.

Category: Faculty, Webster in the News

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