Dr. Johannes Pollak has been appointed director of the Webster Vienna campus, as announced by Peter Maher, associate vice president of Academic Affairs, International Campuses and Initiatives at Webster University in St. Louis.
Pollak has served as interim director of the Vienna campus since July 2016. He joined Webster University in 2009 as professor of Political Science.
Ever ask yourself if the events on campus are worth attending? For one Webster Vienna student, dropping by an event held by the business and management department led to him landing an internship with Bloomberg. Many thanks to Alexandra Deubner from the Career Development Center for organizing the interviews, and supporting our students by checking their CVs and giving a preparation workshop. This is the first success in Vienna's ongoing efforts to promote job placement opportunities for students.
Business and Management Associate Professor Dr. Menbere Workie is publishing a monthly commentary on economics and finance in HN Komentare, the most readable Economic Newsletter in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. His latest commentary was dealing with the question of what makes the German economy so successful.
On Wednesday, April 26th, Webster hosted the second annual Student Life Awards in the atrium to honor students for exceptional work both on campus and in the community. The formal evening recognized students for their dedication and offered a well-deserved moment to celebrate. The nomination committee comprised of two undergrad students, one graduate student, one staff member, and one faculty member. Students Josh Stern and Alexis Wing hosted, and guest performer, Atum Jones played two mesmerizing pieces on the guitar.
The Business and Management Department held another Research Seminar within its new event series. This time Dr. Pernille Eskerod, research expert on project management and stakeholder management, provided insights into her latest research work and techniques to students, staff and faculty. Her research seminar was based on a case study on the 50-year-old Astoria Bridge that connects the American states Oregon and Washington. Dr.
Webster Vienna, through the Elizabeth Chopin Visiting Professorship Grant, and in partnership with Lauder Business School, will have the privilege to host Professor Joel M. Stern’s course: “The Theory and Policy of Modern Finance” this Spring. A pioneer and leading advocate of the concept of managing for shareholder value, Prof. Stern has published and co-authored several acclaimed books on financial economics and is founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stern Stewart & Co.
The New Student Orientation is mandatory for new students and a great opportunity to meet one’s peers new to Webster and familiarize oneself with the American university system, meet and make an appointment with the academic advisor, learn more about Vienna and all it has to offer to degree seeking students, discuss cultural differences and culture shock, and last but not least get acquainted with the Webster Vienna campus and its various services, staff and faculty.
An article co-written by Dr. Bradley E Wiggins, associate professor and department head of media communications, was recently re-published in Hungarian by the peer-reviewed, online journal Apertúra. The article was identified as a definitive piece of scholarship on the topic of internet memes and was included in a special issue of Apertúra along with re-publications of related, definitive scholarship by others.
Article on innovation within Webster Vienna along with a special feature on the Vice President and Provost of Webster University, Dr. Julian Schuster, and the Head of our Business department in Vienna, Dr. Nikolaos Antonakakis.