Around Webster: Vonnegut’s Women of Justice Award; Williams in ‘Drawing Autism’; W. Carpenter Biography

| November 13, 2014

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

Fort Bragg’s Vonnegut Receives Women of Justice Award

Webster Fort Bragg faculty member Wendy Vonnegut has been selected to receive a North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s 2014 Women of Justice Award. The award recognizes women across the state who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, sacrifice and accomplishment in improving the quality of justice and exemplifying the highest ideals of the legal profession.

Vonnegut, who teaches procurement at Webster’s Fort Bragg location, will be given the award Nov. 13 in Raleigh.

Drawing Autism

Williams’ work is included throughout the book, including in the third panel on the bottom row of the cover.

Alumna’s Art Featured in ‘Drawing Autism’

Webster University alumna Emily Williams‘ work was included in an exhibition in New York and is prominently featured in the book, Drawing Autism, by Jill Mullin, published by Akashic Books. The book has received great reviews, including one from the Atlantic.

The Williams art that graces the book’s cover (third panel in the bottom row) is a four-by-five-foot drawing that Williams executed during an independent study in Art with longtime Webster adjunct faculty member Ahzad Bogosian. Additional works from Williams are included throughout the book.

After graduating from Webster, Williams continued to create art while earning advanced degrees in microbiology at the University of Louisville, where she has conducted research in developmental, molecular and cellular biology, with a particular focus on autism research.

Book on Will Carpenter

A book about the life and work of biochemist Will D. Carpenter, current Global Leadership Academy advisory board member and a former College of Arts & Sciences advisory board member, was published by Front Porch Press last month.

“will d… a life in science” includes passages with Arts & Sciences Dean David Carl Wilson and a quote from President Beth Stroble about Carpenter, a retired executive at Monsanto Company whose decades-long leadership within the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) resulted in the ratification of The Chemical Weapons Treaty in 2003.

Read more about the book at Global Thinking, the blog of the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Category: Advancement, Faculty, Military

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