In the News: Palais Wenkheim; Schubert, Pollack in Der Standard; Ghana ‘Ambassadors;’ Cosic’s Video Review; Program for Blind

| July 9, 2014
Webster Vienna Palais Wenkheim

The stairways of the Palais Wenkheim, where Webster University Vienna is relocating in 2014.

Recent news media coverage involving Webster University community members includes:

Extensive Coverage of Vienna Palais

Last month’s press conference and tour of Webster Vienna’s new location at the Palais Wenkheim in the city’s second district received extensive media coverage.

Among the more than 13 stories were articles in the Kurier and the Bezirkszeitung, with photos of the interior architecture, as well as campus director Arthur Hirsh and professor Johannes Pollack, who each spoke with reporters.

Schubert, Pollack Pen Gas Crisis Piece in Der Standard

Separately in Vienna, professors Sam Schubert and Johannes Pollack co-authored an op/ed in Austria’s prestigious national newspaper Der Standard about the urgent need for the European Union to tackle its gas crises with a unified approach. That piece appeared on page 31 of the June 20, 2014 edition.

Read about the article in this post at the Webster University Vienna site.

Webster Ghana Campaign Coverage

Webster Ghana’s “Your dreams are within reach” campaign, which seeks to inspire young West Africans to dream and actively pursue their dreams, was featured in an article at citifmonline.com, the news portal for the English-speaking radio station in Accra.

Featuring the experiences and successes of West African personalities, or “dream ambassadors,” the outreach campaign includes videos of the ambassadors talking about where they started, how far they have come, and the highs and lows along the way.

Webster-Hosted Program for Blind Young Adults in Post-Dispatch

Webster University regularly partners with community organizations and arranges for their use of campus facilities, particularly during the summer. Last month a three-week program for young adults who are legally blind, run by Lighthouse for the Blind-St. Louis, had 12 of these young adults living in the Webster residence halls, where they learned independence, took mass transportation, crossed busy streets, cooked, did laundry and grooming, and discussed personal and professional life planning.

Read a feature story about one of the program participants in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

"Still Adjusting"

From “Still Adjusting,” by Zlatko Cosic

Ćosić ‘Still Adjusting’ Video Exhibit Reviewed in Art in America

School of Communications adjunct electronic/photographic media faculty member Zlatko Ćosić’s video installation in Gallery 210 at the University of Missouri-St. Louis was reviewed in Art in America magazine.

A refugee of the Yugoslav wars, Cosic reflects on his transcultural survival narrative in the seven video works that comprised the solo exhibition, “Still Adjusting.”

Rather than offering imagery of violence and devastation, Ćosić focuses on his everyday life in St. Louis, where he has been based since he escaped his country’s conflicts in the late ’90s. In these works, he sets out to chronicle his adoptive home—the modest houses, the leafy streets, the ubiquitous white noise of American news media—with his camera, as though attempting to construct a barrier against memory and loss and to find a stable identity.

 

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