News around Webster: Pease is Manitoba Chair; Vivaldi to Veterans Post; Carter at NASM; Kleinman on Grant Book

| November 28, 2012

Recent professional news for Webster University faculty and staff includes:

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Kelly-Kate Pease (photo: Ashley Gieseking ’07)

Pease Named Inaugural Manitoba Chair for Global Governance

Kelly-Kate Pease, professor of international relations and founding director of the Institute for Human Rights & Humanitarian Studies, has been named the inaugural Manitoba Chair for Global Governance, a joint position with the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba. Pease will serve her appointment in May 2013.

During this time, she will promote the study of governance issues relating to the United Nations and international law, especially human rights and humanitarian law, and international courts. She will also teach an intensive upper-level course that will examine international perspectives on global governance and give several public lectures.

Fort Bliss Director Vivaldi Appointed to Veterans Employment Post

Beth Vivaldi, director at the Fort Bliss, Texas, campus location, has been appointed to the Veterans Employment and Training Advisory Committee under the Texas Veterans Commission. Her first official meeting as a member is in Austin on Jan. 9. The charge for the committee this year will be to pursue enhanced relations with colleges and universities located throughout the state in order to identify educational programs that are “veteran friendly.”

President Obama has challenged colleges and universities to help the U.S. once again become the top nation with a college credentialed populace. That goal translates to educating an additional 5 million students with degrees, certificates, or other credentials by 2020. With this in mind, Dr. Vivaldi will be working with other members of the Texas Veterans Committee to identify educational programs that embrace veterans and can move them through a program to employment at a quick pace.

Carter Presents on Music Recruitment at Annual NASM Event

Jeffrey Carter, chair of the Department of Music, presented as part of a three-person panel at the annual meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music in San Diego Nov. 19.

Carter represented smaller music programs as part of the discussion, “The Nuts and bolts of Recruiting Students and Offering Scholarships While Attending to NASM Guidelines.” The session also included the dean of the School of Music at the University of Colorado, and the director of the School of Music at Georgia Southern.

Kleinman Review of Book on Madison Grant

Kim Kleinman, assistant director, Undergraduate Advising had his review of Jonathan Peter Spiro’s Defending the Master Race: Conservation, Eugenics, and the Legacy of Madison Grant, published in vol. 33, issue 3 of History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences. “Very little of Grant’s correspondence and papers have survived,” Kleinman writes. “Spiro has nonetheless reconstructed the social milieu and context for Grant’s career and collaborations admirably.”

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