In the News: Brasfield Tonight; Hellinger on Venezuela; Powers, Constantine on KSDK; Rishe on NFL Draft; McBride in Post

| April 25, 2013

Recent and upcoming media coverage involving Webster University includes:

Tonight: Brasfield on ‘Stay Tuned’
Jim Brasfield

Brasfield will discuss the Affordable Care Act.

Look for Jim Brasfield on St. Louis PBS affiliate KETC Channel 9’s “Stay Tuned” discussion program at 9 p.m.  tonight to discuss the Affordable Care Act. Brasfield is a professor of Management and Health Management and also the book editor for the Journal of Health, Policy and Law.

Powers on Sports and her Biology Fellowship

Webster University junior Samantha Powers was profiled by Rene Knott on NBC affiliate KSDK. A pitcher and infielder/outfielder for the Webster softball team, Powers was recently awarded a prestigious Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship from the American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB).

During the feature, Powers talks about the work involved in her biological sciences studies and in playing for the softball team. She says playing at a NCAA Division III school is an advantage for pursuing her goals, which include cancer research. Watch the segment with Powers and Knott here.

Hellinger on the Venezuelan Elections

Dan Hellinger appeared on Al-Jazeera English’s Inside Edition Latin America  as one of the guest specialists analyzing the political crisis in Venezuela following that country’s April 14 presidential election. Hellinger, professor in History, Politics, and International Relations, is a noted expert on Latin American politics. Watch the April 19 segment here.

McBride Gathers Runners for Boston

Kelly McBride‘s interest in gathering St. Louis runners for a solidarity event in honor of Boston led to a gathering of 1,000 runners in Forest Park last Saturday. The event was profiled in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. McBride is an administrator for the Institute for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at Webster University.

Human Rights Conference Interview

Photographer Greg Constantine appeared on NBC affiliate KSDK-TV in promotion of his “Nowhere People” exhibit which is on display through May 10 and was part of the Webster University Human Rights Conference. Watch his appearance here.

Rishe at Forbes on the NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is always a hot topic each spring, so associate professor of business and noted sports economist Patrick Rishe penned a column at about the economic implications for players depending on their slot in the draft.

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