Around Webster: Meyer Named Nat’l Park Artist in Residence; U.N. Picks Vautravers for Research; Collins a U.S. Magistrate Judge

| March 26, 2014

Recent professional news and accomplishments by Webster University community members include:


Meyer to Record Score as Petrified Forest Artist in Residence

Victoria “Tori” Meyer, assistant professor in Audio Aesthetics & Technology in the Webster University School of Communications, has been named an Artist in Residence 2014 for the Petrified Forest National Park. As part of the residency, she will create an original score and mix it with nature sounds she records in the park. The score will play in the visitors center there as a long-term installation.

Collins to Be Sworn in as U.S. Magistrate Judge

Noelle Collins, adjunct faculty member in the College of Arts & Sciences’ Legal Studies Department, will be sworn in as a United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri on Friday, April 11, at 3:30 p.m. at the Thomas F. Eagleton Courthouse.¬† Webster University legal studies faculty will be there to show there pride and support.

Collins has previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney. Her area of expertise is prosecuting human trafficking and educating the public in the St. Louis region regarding the devastation of human trafficking.



Vautravers Nominated to UN Disarmament Research Team

Alexandre Vautravers, of the International Relations Department at the Webster Geneva campus, has been nominated as an expert by the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR). A team of experts will meet for three workshops, in Geneva, and produce an outcome document for the Conference on Disarmament (CD) and the Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW). Among the experts are a representative from Chatham House, one from the ICRC, the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, as well as representatives from the industry.

Read more at the Webster University Geneva site.

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  1. Kris Parsons says:

    Congratulations to Professor Collins! She was an inspiring professor and I know she’ll continue to excel in her new post.