In the News: Umbaugh at CNN; Chess in the News; Alumna Book Tour

| February 19, 2013


Recent news media coverage involving Webster University includes:

Bruce Umbaugh, philosophy professor in the College of Arts & Sciences, was quoted in CNN’s technology article, “Meet the Rules of the Internet.” Umbaugh, who teaches a course on philosophy and technology, spoke to CNN about how the global technology of the Internet can clash with local norms that vary by culture.

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The Wired magazine feature article on Susan Polgar and Webster’s chess team had a ripple effect, gaining Webster further attention locally at the St. Louis Business Journal.

Polgar was also interviewed via web video on the topic of women in chess for Beyond 75th Street, a media blog for students at Hewitt School, an independent K12 school for girls in New York City.

Webster’s top collegiate program was also mentioned in a local newsmagazine article on chess becoming more popular in St. Louis.

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School of Communications alumna Amy Spalding, who now works in digital media, will be back in St. Louis to discuss her book for teens, “The Reece Malcolm List,” at Left Bank Books Friday. That free event is listed at

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