In the News: Chamber Singers Conquest; Goedereis on Ageism; Rishe on MLB Doping; Hellinger on Chavez; Brasfield on Health Care

| July 31, 2013

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University faculty includes:

Webster’s Chamber Singers Conquering the World

“Webster University’s Chamber Singers are conquering the world,” this according to a feature story in St. Louis Magazine that notes two prestigious invitations for the student group. Early in 2014 the group will perform at major events for the American Choral Directors Association Southwestern Division and the Missouri Music Educators Association (MMEA).

“It’s a real tribute to the work that these musicians have been doing for the past few years,” Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts choral studies director Trent Patterson is quoted saying in the story. “It’s recognition that the work we’re doing is at a high level.” Read the full story at

Goedereis on the Psychology of Ageism

What’s the science behind ageism? That’s a question posed on Huffington Post Live, which included Eric Goedereis, College of Arts & Sciences assistant professor of Psychology and academic director of Gerontology. Provoked by this New York Times article on a Princeton experiment on responses to men of different ages, the Huffington host sought Goedereis’ expertise on the psychological implications, both of those who are ageists and of those who are being discriminated against in employment and in other facets of life.

Rishe on MLB Doping Suspensions

What’s next in Major League Baseball’s doping scandal? Patrick Rishe, professor of Business in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, was on Bloomberg TV to discuss whether the current scandal will have the same economic implications as that which embroiled the sport at the turn of the century.

Hellinger on the Late Hugo Chávez

When U.S. media wanted insight into the controversial and oft-misunderstood Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez, they often turned to College of Arts & Sciences professor Dan Hellinger. The expert on Latin American politics and international relations penned a retrospective on the late Chávez for the St. Louis Beacon.

Brasfield on Affordable Care Act Panel

James Brasfield, professor of Management in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology, recently appeared on the July 25 edition of “Stay Tuned,” the public affairs program on St. Louis PBS affiliate Channel 9. Brasfield was a panelist on the discussion topic of Primary Care and the Affordable Care Act.  Watch that episode with Brasfield here.

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