This fall, Dr. Bradley E. Wiggins will be granted the 2016 College of Education and Educational Technology Alumni Scholar Award by his doctoral alma mater - Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wiggins plans to visit IUP on September 22nd to receive the award.
On the 10th-12th of September international communication researchers and media experts from all around the world gather at Webster Vienna to discuss the relationship between power and media. The versatile and tightly packed program focused mainly on government censorship, concentration of ownership as well as advertiser and other external influences over all forms of messages.
In April we had the honor of welcoming Bob Dotson, NBC News National Correspondent, New York Times Best Selling Author and one of America’s best-known media professionals for a workshop and a guest lecture.
The 5th edition of the international symposium "Under-the Radar" took place in Vienna from March 6th to March 8th 2015. This annual conference is organized by Holger Lang, faculty at the Webster Vienna's Media Communications department. The conference is designed for researchers, artists, students, independent filmmakers, scholars, newcomers and people who enjoy working at the verges of media design, production and study – that could be in animation, experimental film, narrative shorts, documentaries, music-videos and media-art.
On Thursday, February 5, 2015, Dunja Mijatović, the Representative on Freedom of the Media at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), spoke on the problem of media plurality. As a representative for the OSCE since 2010 and one of the founders of the Communications Regulatory Agency of Bosnia Herzegovina, Mijatović shared her thoughts and experiences on media freedom for society today. Media plurality is increasing throughout Europe. Without a variety of voices able to reach its audience, basic freedoms cannot be practiced.
Dr. Anthony Löwstedt from the Media Communications Department chaired two sessions at 'State Formation in Palestine: An Assessment and the Way Forward', a conference held at the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, January 26, 2015. The conference was organized by the Vienna Institute for International Dialogue and Cooperation, the Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, Bir Zeit University and the Open Society Institute.
Webster Vienna’s adjunct faculty member, Dr. Phil Moran, is currently in the Middle East documenting efforts to uncover a possible nuclear weapons test. Don’t worry, it’s just an exercise; Phil Moran and his team are working with the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO) to cover the Integrated Field Exercise, IFE14.
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.
Article on a current Bachelor Thesis research of Caroline Gatter, a Webster Vienna student, and Kathleen Hodkinson, Assistant Professor at Webster Vienna Private University, on the differences between Tinder versus online dating agencies.