In the News: Webster Faculty on DOMA, ‘Lost Egypt’ Exhibit, NFL Hernandez Case

| June 27, 2013

Recent news media appearances involving Webster University faculty members include:

Supreme Court Gay Marriage Rulings in Context

News organizations yesterday sought to put the Supreme Court’s rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and the California Proposition 8 cases into context, so they turned to Webster University faculty members for multiple angles on what it means.

Linda Woolf, a professor of psychology and international human rights in Webster’s College of Arts & Sciences, appeared on NBC affiliate KSDK to talk about her research, which has focused on LGBT issues and the psychology of hate and discrimination.

Richard Dippel, assistant professor in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, appeared on the Fox2 (KTVI) newscast Wednesday to discuss economic implications of gay marriage. Dippel and Webster colleague Debbie Psihountas recently published their research on the tax implications of the DOMA in the Journal of Accounting, Ethics and Public Policy.

Loyet on Egyptian Mummification

Michelle Loyet spoke at the St. Louis Science Center on mummification in Egypt for the museum’s current exhibit, “Lost Egypt: Ancient Secrets, Modern Science,” and was Don Marsh’s guest on St. Louis on the Air to talk about the afterlife tradition in ancient Egypt. The show airs on the St. Louis affiliate of NPR, St. Louis Public Radio KWMU-FM. Read more about her appearance and listen to the interview here.

Loyet is assistant director of Academic Advising and an adjunct faculty member on Near Eastern and Egyptian Archaeology.

Rishe on NFL’s Hernandez, Soccer in St. Louis

Walker School professor Patrick Rishe is scheduled to be on the air today for two topics related to the business of sports: On CNBC at 1:40 p.m. to discuss the murder case involving New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, and on St. Louis NBC affiliate KSDK this evening to discuss European soccer exhibition games held in St. Louis.

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