In the News: Freeman at Gartner; Rothenbuhler on Apollo; Grenwald on Bijlmer; Kakabadse on Climate

| November 7, 2012
Webster CIO at Gartner Panel

Freeman appeared on a panel about with other CIOs at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo.

Recent news media and industry appearances involving Webster University include:

School of Communications dean Eric Rothenbuhler was quoted in the Dallas Morning News commemoration [sub.] of key communications technology that made the Apollo 11 moon landing possible. To differentiate radio signals to the Moon from background signals reflected by the Moon required precise coordination of a 210-foot antenna and an 85-foot antenna in California’s Mojave Desert.

The technology “seems like magic,” says Rothenbuhler in the story. “On the one hand, it’s a very straightforward technological problem. … On the other hand, [the connection] enables a social and cultural moment that people remember their whole lives.”

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Webster Chief Information Officer Kenneth Freeman appeared on a panel at the Gartner Symposium ITxpo 2012 in Orlando, Fla. The annual worldwide gathering brought together 13,000 senior IT professionals and CIOs. Freeman spoke on the panel, “Getting to CIO & Beyond No Matter Where You Came From,” which drew more than 100 attendees.

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Webster counseling psychology professor Gloria Grenwald‘s article, “A University and NGO Collaboration: Helping Surivivors of Sex Trafficking,” appeared in the Fall 2012 International Psychology Bulletin (Vol. 16, Issue 4). Read the article on page 35-36 here [PDF]. The collaboration in question is the Bijlmer Project, a nonprofit, grassroots collaborative project between Webster Leiden and CARF (Christian Aid & Resources Foundation).

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Global Leader in Residence and WWF president Yolanda Kakabadse is featured in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in an article about climate change implications ahead of her return appearances at Webster.

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