Check out the latest headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
07/10- Researchers at Saint Louis University are creating a digital portrait of religious life in the St. Louis area. They are seeking photo contributions from the SLU community and beyond.
07/10- The St. Louis Jesuits, the influential group of composer-performers who inspired a generation of Catholic liturgical music, will return to ‘where it all started’ for their The St. Louis Jesuits – Coming Home concert on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Powell Hall. The concert will be a final chance to see the group perform live, on-stage.
07/09- Ethel Frese, DPT, professor of physical therapy in Saint Louis University’s Program in Physical Therapy, has received the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
07/01- The Saint Louis University Research Institute will award its second round of funding: $740,000 in grants to accelerate research growth at the University.
06/27- As eSports gains visibility across the country, Saint Louis University is hosting major tournaments and its students are developing businesses aimed at putting them in the forefront of online, multi-player gaming.
06/27- Saint Louis University student Julia Griffin never imagined she would celebrate the Fourth of July at a Peruvian barbecue, or that her love of Latin American culture and medicine would lead her to researching health care access in South America. Now a rising senior, Griffin said that her research and experiences in Peru have propelled her growth as a student, Billiken and as an aspiring primary care physician.
06/26- Clarence H. Miller, Ph.D., a Saint Louis University alumnus and professor emeritus in the English department, died Friday, June 21, 2019. He was 88. Miller studied Renaissance literature and was known for his translations of the works of St. Thomas More and Erasmus. He held the Dorothy McBride Orthwein Endowed Professorship for 34 years, until his retirement from SLU in 2000.
06/21- On her first day of clinical rotation, SLU student Emily Sloan found herself helping its residents lay sandbags in an attempt to protect the town from the waters. She also got a taste of how health care providers can be called upon to help their neighbors when natural disasters strike.
06/17- A recent Forbes survey finds Saint Louis University is the 8th best employer in Missouri.
06/17- As she pursues her doctorate in biology, Saint Louis University graduate student Danelle Haake spends hours crawling through storm water tunnels and exploring streams in an effort to discover how common chemicals used to treat roadways, like road salt, impact the St. Louis region’s streams and freshwater supplies. She's now received a national award for her efforts.
06/14- A Saint Louis University School of Medicine researcher has received a grant to study the role of gut microbiota in those people whose injuries prevent them from receiving their nutrition by eating.
06/12- As summer heats up, the kitchen is seeking more helpers to keep the food coming to help the University's neighbors in need.
06/12- Saint Louis University research shows more than half of jail correctional officers screen high for posttraumatic stress disorder.
06/12- Kathleen Davis has been appointed as Saint Louis University’s vice president for enrollment and retention management. Her term begins July 1.
06/12- Kevin Scannell, Ph.D., a professor of computer science at Saint Louis University, was named a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar. He will spend the first six months of 2020 in Ireland, doing research and developing computing resources for the Irish language.
06/07- As part of Saint Louis University’s first “Pop-Up Pilgrimage,” students, faculty and staff members gained a new perspective on the University’s spiritual home, and had a chance to consider their own journeys toward holiness.
06/06- Her signature hair color – Raging Red – makes a statement, blazing with an energy that makes SLU staff member Denise Pearson stand out in a crowd, for both her fashion sense and her dedication to helping others in her professional and personal lives.
06/06- SLU doctoral student and alumna Kemba Noel-London is working with students from Roosevelt and another St. Louis Public Schools’ high school as not only an athletic trainer for the Roosevelt’s sports teams, but also as a public health resource and mentor with the school’s Athletic Training Club (AT Club).
06/03- Learn about the projects and passions of SLU faculty and staff members who have written new books, in their own words.
05/30- A collaborative study that includes a SLU-Madrid archaeologist provides new insights on early human interaction?
05/29- The students from SLU-Madrid’s Human Rights Club and the campus’s “Introduction to Oceanography” course led by Mónca Pérez-Bedmar, joined ecological restoration students from the Universidad Aútonoma de Madrid to log data on the survival of the pines and oaks planted there by mountain engineers in an effort to rehabilitate the area that was once a lush, biodiverse forest.
05/23- Saint Louis University has announced that Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has been named a Distinguished Geospatial Fellow in the Saint Louis University Research Institute.
05/23- Scientists have found another hint that time of day may play a role in how the body burns fuel, with implications for weight gain and heart health.
05/22- Officials from Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis celebrated the beginning of a new initiative that will harness their research and talent generation capabilities to accelerate innovation and growth through collaboration.
05/21- Emily Lutenski, Ph.D., an associate professor in American Studies, was named a National Humanities Center fellow for academic year 2019-20. She will be working on her book, “Modern Lovers: Margery Latimer, Jean Toomer, and Race in American Culture.”
05/20- Anne Sescleifer's project focused on the shortage of therapists in treating cleft, which is usually addressed using a combination of surgery and speech therapy.
05/18- The confetti rained down and cheers filled Chaifetz Arena as the University's newest graduates became SLU alumni on Saturday, May 18, at spring commencement.
05/17- See how a handful of graduates from across SLU spent their time as Billikens, and what they are going to do next.
05/16- SLU School of Medicine students participated in research and patient care. School of Law students worked in legal clinics and courtrooms making a difference for their clients. Masters students in the College for Public Health and Social Justice helped care for vulnerable populations. See how a few of those students spent their time as Billikens, and what they plan to do next.
05/16- As members of the military, they answered the call to serve their country. Now, as students and soon-to-be alumni, Saint Louis University’s student-veterans have answered a new call to serve as Billikens.
- SLU Researchers Enroll Patients in Clinical Trial to Test Botulinum Toxin for Rare Neurologic Disorder
05/15- Saint Louis University is enrolling participants in a study to examine the safety and efficacy of a new type of botulinum toxin for a chronic neurologic disorder.
05/14- Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine has received a $4.5 million gift from the estate of alumnus LeRoy Fink, M.D. (Med ’56), to support the Saint Louis University Cancer Center.
05/14- Both the University and SLU 101 are welcoming a record number of freshmen for the 2019-2020 academic year, and SLU 101 sessions will be large.
05/13- Saint Louis University has been designated a “Voter-Friendly Campus,” for the second time by two national non-partisan groups.
05/13- A Saint Louis University faculty member who studies strategies to address the opioid crisis has been selected for an elite fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
05/10- SLU takes top honors in RecycleMania competition.
05/09- Building on decades of partnership and collaboration between two Jesuit institutions, Saint Louis University and St. John's College in Belize City will welcome the first students for a semester-long study abroad experience in fall 2020.
05/09- Whirling and wielding traditional dandiya, the dancers of SLU Raas not only connect with their Indian heritages, but they also wow national crowds. They have a national championship title to prove it.
- Saint Louis University Joins the National Academy of Medicine in Commitment to Countering the Opioid Epidemic
05/09- Saint Louis University joins the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and more than 100 other organizations to declare a commitment to reversing national trends in opioid misuse and overdose.
05/09- Saint Louis University’s Board of Trustees and members of the Father Biondi Recognition Committee will hold an event on May 22, 2019, to formally announce recognition honors for Fr. Lawrence Biondi, SLU’s longest-serving president, who stepped down in 2013.
05/09- A SLU practicum course that pairs about 175 juniors and seniors from multiple health disciplines with 30 community agencies has garnered a national award from the United States Public Health Service and Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC).
05/09- Facing an urgent need for safer and more effective therapies for those suffering from debilitating pain in the midst of an opioid crisis, Saint Louis University researchers are on a mission to find a non-narcotic off-switch for pain.
05/06- Saint Louis University researchers paired satellite imaging data with machine learning techniques to map local tree species and health.
05/01- The horses will roam campus on Monday, May 6, and their visit is just one of the ways SLU is helping its students keep calm and carry on toward a relaxing end to the academic year.
04/29- The STLMade movement, which tells stories about the people and places that lend vibrancy and character to St. Louis, highlights a project by Saint Louis University theology professors in its second edition of theSTL.com.
04/29- A Saint Louis University researcher has received a grant to study the pathways from chronic prescription opioid use to new onset mood disorder. Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., a professor in Family and Community Medicine, received $3,254,485 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
04/26- Those who were enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid were sicker, had more cognitive impairments and difficulty functioning, and needed more social support than those who were not enrolled in both government programs, Saint Louis University research found.
04/26- Saint Louis University has been recognized for its commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students, faculty and staff members in the spirit of conservation by the national Arbor Day Foundation's with a Tree Campus USA laurel.
04/25- The six honorees were nominated by the SLU community for their outstanding achievements as women leaders on campus and were feted at the Women's Commission's annual celebratory luncheon on Wednesday, April 24.
04/24- St. Louis ranks among the top 10 cities for fresh college grads because of its low cost of living, plentiful jobs and concentration of 20-somethings, according to SmartAsset, a financial website.
04/24- While pursuing his passion for religious art as a college student, Saint Louis University senior Nick Di Napoli has found his niche in the Spanish art world, working as a researcher and an independent art consultant even before earning his college degree.
04/23- SLU-Madrid senior Sierra Zima already has a foot in the working world – heading up and managing communications for Blue Mangoes, an international b-corporation dedicated to working with small farmers in developing nations.
04/23- Marking the ninth time in the last decade, a Saint Louis University nursing faculty member was named as the region's top nursing educator by St. Louis Magazine.
04/18- Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, will address SLU's new graduates and will receive an honorary degree during the May 18 commencement ceremony.
04/17- The All of Us Mobile Education and Enrollment Center will visit the south and north campuses of Saint Louis University during the week of April 22-26.
04/17- Award-winning historian and author Victoria Johnson, Ph.D., will deliver the 2019 John Dwyer Public Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Shoenberg Auditorium at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard.
04/16- Employees from TIAA and TIAA Bank, the University’s retirement services partner, gathered hundred of pounds of donations from across the country to benefit SLU’s student food resource center, Billiken Bounty.
04/16- They may not have a Quidditch field, but the members of Saint Louis University’s Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor and Slytherin houses are bringing their love of all things Potterverse to life as they pursue a Jesuit education.
04/10- Because of an initiative launched by students, Saint Louis University has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for its use of green power.
04/10- Saint Louis University announces the opening of the PRiME Center (Policy Research in Missouri Education). The PRiME Center is an independent research center housed in the Saint Louis University School of Education, specializing in generating, collecting and disseminating education policy research.