Around Webster: Grischany book on Wehrmacht; Preuss with alumni on genome; Solomon on freelancers; Reilly on adjunct development

| May 20, 2015

Recent professional news and accomplishments for members of the Webster University community include:

Grischany Presents Book on Austrians in the Wehrmacht

Thomas Grischany, professor in International Relations at Webster Vienna, has published a new book, “Der Ostmark treue Alpensöhne: Die Integration der Österreicher in die großdeutsche Wehrmacht, 1938-45.” The book is a condensed German language version of his 2007 dissertation at the University of Chicago, “The Austrians in the German Wehrmacht, 1938-45.”

Grischany recently presented on the book to a full atrium at Webster Vienna’s Palais Wenkheim, joined in discussion by Webster Vienna academic director Regina Kecht, IR department head Franco Algieri, and University of Chicago dean John Boyer, who was one of Grischany’s dissertation advisors.

His presentation drew interest and questions from academics at several Vienna universities. The book is part of a series from the University of Vienna Press and is available for purchase online.

Preuss, Biology Alumni Co-Author Genome Paper

Two Webster University alumni from the College of Arts & Sciences, Matthew Juergens and Angelica Garcia, are co-authors along with assistant professor of biology Mary Preuss on a paper published in “G3: Genes Genomes Genetics.”

The paper has 1014 authors — the largest author list of any paper published in the journal — and more than 900 of those authors were undergraduate students when they performed the research.
The full paper can be found here.

Solomon on Freelance Journalists in Education for Journalism and Mass Communication Educator

School of Communications professor Eileen Solomon‘s article, “How Freelance Journalists Can Help Shape Journalism Education,” will be published in an upcoming edition of Journalism and Mass Communication Educator.

A Webster University Faculty Research Grant funded this project.

Reilly Chapter on Professional Development for Adjuncts

The Delphi Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Louisville has selected a book chapter proposal from Terri Reilly, adjunct faculty member in the College of Arts & Sciences, for inclusion its upcoming publication, “Adjunct Faculty Voices: Cultivating Professional Development and Community at the Front Lines of Higher Education.”

Reilly’s chapter will focus on advice to adjuncts seeking professional development opportunities related to teaching improvement. The book, published by Stylus Publishing, will be released in fall 2016.

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