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Webster University is an American non-profit private university with its main campus in Webster Groves, Missouri, United States. Webster University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Webster University is ranked 21st among regional universities , according to college and university rankings in US News. The Webster University Chess team is ranked #1 in Division I College Chess since its inception in August 2012. It has never relinquished the top ranking and won 2 World Championships and 20 National Championships along with 3 consecutive State Championships.Webster operates as an independent, non-denominational university with multiple branch locations across the United States. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in various disciplines, including the liberal arts, fine and performing arts, teacher education, business and management. In 2014, Webster enrolled about 22,000 students, representing all 50 U.S. states and 140 countries. The university has an alumni network of around 170,000 graduates worldwide. Wikipedia.


Alakoc B.P.,Webster University
Terrorism and Political Violence | Year: 2015

Are organizationally linked suicide attacks deadlier than those launched by lone wolf terrorists? This article elaborates a perpetrator-based distinction among suicide terrorist attacks between organizations and lone wolf terrorists, who operate in the absence of a financially or physically supportive terrorist organization. The expectation is that terrorist organizations would serve as commitment tools that increase the loyalty of suicide bombers to their missions through material and non-material incentives. Findings demonstrate that when terrorist organizations are involved in the planning and execution of suicide terrorist attacks, not only do they increase the lethality of these attacks but they also accentuate the tactical advantages of suicide terrorism. These findings suggest that despite the recent upsurge and concern about lone wolf terrorism, the lethality and security impacts of suicide terrorism continue to be driven by terrorist organizations. 2015 Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Source


Klass D.,Webster University
Omega | Year: 2014

Consolation is grief's traditional amelioration, but contemporary bereavement theory lacks a conceptual framework to include it. The article begins to develop that framework. The article argues that grief is inter-subjective, even at the biological level. Consolation and grief happen in the same inter-subjective space. Material from the histories of several religions sets the article in a cross-cultural and historical environment. The article examines consolation in interpersonal relationships, and then moves to consolation in cultural/religious resources that range from the literal image of God as an idealized parent to the abstract architecture of Brahm's Requiem. The most common consolation in the histories of religions comes within continuing bonds that are accessed in a wide variety of beliefs, rituals, and devotional objects. The article closes by briefly drawing the connection between consolation and faith. Source


Fan E.L.,Webster University
Global Public Health | Year: 2014

In this paper, I examine the emergence of goumai fuwu, or contracting with social organisations to provide social services, in the HIV/AIDS sector in China. In particular, I interrogate the outsourcing of HIV testing to community-based organisations (CBOs) serving men who have sex with men (MSM) as a means of scaling-up testing in this population, and how the commodification of testing enables new forms of surveillance and citizenship to emerge. In turn, I tie the scaling-up of testing and its commodification to the sustainability of CBOs as they struggle to survive. In recent years, the HIV/AIDS response in China has shifted to expanding testing among MSM in order to reduce new infections. This response has been catalysed by the transition to sexual contact as the primary transmission route for HIV and the rising rates of infection among MSM, leading government institutions and international donors to mobilise CBOs to expand testing. These efforts to scale-up are as much about testing as they are about making visible this hidden population. CBOs, in facilitating testing, come to rely on outsourcing as a long-term funding base and in doing so, unintentionally extend the reach of the state into the everyday lives of MSM. © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Source


Klass D.,Webster University
Omega (United States) | Year: 2014

Consolation is grief's traditional amelioration, but contemporary bereavement theory lacks a conceptual framework to include it. The article begins to develop that framework. The article argues that grief is inter-subjective, even at the biological level. Consolation and grief happen in the same inter- subjective space. Material from the histories of several religions sets the article in a cross-cultural and historical environment. The article examines consolation in interpersonal relationships, and then moves to consolation in cultural/religious resources that range from the literal image of God as an idealized parent to the abstract architecture of Brahm's Requiem. The most common consolation in the histories of religions comes within continuing bonds that are accessed in a wide variety of beliefs, rituals, and devotional objects. The article closes by briefly drawing the connection between consolation and faith. © 2014, Baywood Publishing Co., Inc. Source


Hill T.K.,University of North Carolina at Charlotte | Colistra A.L.,Webster University
Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly | Year: 2014

Research associates addiction-related cognitive impairment (CI) with poorer treatment outcomes, making it a variable of concern to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment practitioners. Addiction-related CI can appear indistinguishable from symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). An overview of research on the occurrence of addiction-related CI and indications from SUD treatment and the literature on acquired and traumatic brain injury and offers indications from SUD and TBI literature for how to adapt SUD interventions to the treatment of clients with addiction-related CI. © 2014 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Source

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