In the News: Chess ‘Wrecking Crew;’ Rishe in TIME; Caiani on Italy

| April 1, 2013

Recent news media coverage of Webster University includes:

Webster’s Chess Final Four Team: ‘6-Man Wrecking Crew’

In its April issue, St. Louis Magazine profiled the members of the Webster University chess team who are headed to the President’s Cup, the collegiate final four of chess next weekend. Read about the nicknames, interests and styles of this international “wrecking crew.”

Rishe in TIME: College Sports Branding is Big Business

What’s the tie between college basketball programs and athletic apparel companies? Big business. To explore the relationship and financial stakes, TIME magazine turned to Patrick Rishe, associate professor in Webster University’s George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology.

“The degree of competitiveness for these sports apparel companies to get their brand name out there is at an all-time high,” Rishe says. “They realize a lot of people are watching.” Read the full article at

Vienna’s Caiani on Italian Eelctions

Manuela Caiani, assistant professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna and lecturer in International Relations at Webster University Vienna, appeared last month on the Puls4 program Guten Abend Österreich (“Good Evening Austria”). In the feature, Caiani discusses the recent election in Italy. Caiani, who lectures on qualitative methods at Webster and whose research interests include social movements and contentious politics, is currently on a Marie Curie Fellowship in Madrid, Spain.

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