Check out the latest headlines from Saint Louis University – Madrid, including faculty honors to student achievements to major campus events.
02/19- After six years of working in multinationals, Rita Charai '14 is following her dream to start Flex and Lang, a highly-customized language training service.
02/13- Sports director César Rioja names Mariana Casanueva Athlete of the Month to honor her achievements as a scholar athlete.
02/12- As part of the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, female SLU-Madrid students and faculty held a week-long series of talks and workshops related to the role of women in science.
02/03- SLU-Madrid has increased the number of courses offered this summer to over 50 - along with internships, volunteer activities, programs for graduate students, and even a science camp for high school students. Registration opens on February 18.
01/24- A team of international researchers, which includes a SLU-Madrid professor and department chair, Dr. Mary Prendergast, dug deep to find some of the oldest African DNA on record, in a new study published in Nature.
01/23- With the addition of the B.S. in Marketing, the Madrid Campus now offers 15 bachelor degrees.
01/15- SLU-Madrid professors Gudrún Ólafsdóttir (voice) and Javier Jáuregui (guitar) organized and performed in an annual Christmas concert to raise funds to support CESAL, an NGO that supports refugees from across the world who now reside in Spain.
01/08- Lorelie Abad '09 reflects on how her global experience at SLU-Madrid prepared her to pursue an international career in finance.
12/18- SLU-Madrid finalizes preparations for the Spring 2020 semester. Find out about upcoming excursions, new courses offered and more.
12/17- Professor Carlos Segovia, Ph.D. contributes to an ambitious, scholarly publication analyzing the historical, cultural and textual complexities of Islam's sacred book.
12/13- Student performers showcased their hard work and talent in the end-of-the-semester theatre, dance and music performances.
12/10- SLU-Madrid honors Fernando Monserrate López for his accomplishments as a high-level soccer player as well as an exemplary sportsman and team player.
12/04- With the aim of sharing the joy of live music with those who do not have easy access, the SLU-Madrid Chorale has launched a social outreach program in which they perform recitals in hospitals and retirement homes.
12/03- The Class of 2022 nursing students celebrated their transition from the classroom to clinical practice at the sixth annual White Coat Ceremony.
12/02- Dr. Paul Vita delivered the keynote address at the 14th Annual Founder's Day Celebration of the American University of Nigeria (AUN).
11/28- Nothing beats a traditional turkey dinner for U.S. students away from home on Thanksgiving Day. Each year, SLU-Madrid's dining services, Unity by Sodexo, caters the meal, serving holiday classics like turkey, mashed potatoes, pumpkin soup and cranberry sauce.
11/26- Students from across the world competed in the second annual SLU-Madrid World Cup.
11/22- Ten student volunteers travelled to the village of Puertollano (Ciudad Real) for the third semiannual weekend of service, cultural exchange and memory-making with the local children.
11/19- Dr. Ryan Day and his Early Shakespeare class travelled to Stratford-upon-Avon, England to study the life and works of the literary icon in the village where he was born.
11/15- With the goal of training hard, running further and helping the community along the way, co-founders of the SLU-Madrid Running Club William Carrick and Connor Christensen raised funds to support Casa Ronald McDonald and completed the Ecotrail 80 km ultramarathon.
11/12- A team of biomedical researchers from the Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas Alberto Sols shared the latest advances in treatment options for Allan-Herndon-Dudley Syndrome with biology and chemistry students at SLU-Madrid.
11/05- Putting the skills and lessons he learned as a professional basketball player in Spain's version of the NBA to work, Rioja lives out SLU's Jesuit mission by guiding student athletes, and through service in the wider Madrid community through sports.
10/30- In celebration of former Saint Louis University president, Father Lawrence Biondi S.J., who served and led for more than 25 years, SLU-Madrid unveiled and dedicated the Fr. Lawrence Biondi, S.J. - Madrid Campus Plaza.
10/23- More than 75 members of the SLU-Madrid community came together to get some exercise, enjoy the company and support Casa Ronald McDonald at the second annual Paddle Tennis Tournament Fundraiser.
10/17- Every year, the Saint Louis University - Madrid Alumni Association honors outstanding graduates who are leaders in both their professional lives and communities at the Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony.
10/14- Scholars and writers from across the world convened at SLU-Madrid for an international conference focused on the Republican Exile of 1939 and how it has affected both film and literature, Yo no invento nada.
10/08- International marketing students travelled to London for the second annual marketing project with students at Fordham University's London Campus.
10/01- Through Creo en Ti Media, SLU-Madrid graduate Lisa Magnelli Pietropola (M.A.'08) developed a program in which students in her Spanish classes publish bilingual children's stories that are being used to foster English and Spanish literacy among children in Pennsylvania, the Dominican Republic, the U.S.-Mexico border and Guatemala.
09/17- SLU-Madrid graduate Sarah Trainor Graves '12 oversees development work in an NGO serving marginalized populations in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky.
09/13- Former Spanish president Felipe González delivered the opening lecture at the forum, "Diálogos sobre Cuba." Organized by Associate Dean of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Laura Tedesco, Ph.D., the event brought together Cuban activists and politicians and scholars from Spain, Argentina, the United States and Chile.
09/06- Professor Carlos Segovia, Ph.D. (Humanities and Social Sciences) spent the summer at Bunda College in Lilongwe (Malawi), where he researched and co-lectured on extra-modern ontologies and decoloniality.
09/04- SLU-Madrid welcomed the 206 newest members of our community -- the Class of 2023, new transfer students, the fourth class of University of Delaware World Scholars and the second class of IGNITE engineering students -- at the annual Convocation and Family Welcome.
08/20- Join our student-led clubs and organizations to get involved in campus life. Find out more about everything from hiking trips to community services at the Fall 2019 activities fair on Thursday, September 5.
08/13- As solutions analyst at Morningstar, Elena Miller '18 uses not only her skills in finance and technology, but also her language and interpersonal skills. An American financial services firm with offices across the world, Morningstar offers Miller a dynamic, international work environment.
08/07- Brian M. Goss, Ph.D. presented his work at the 40th annual conference meeting of the Associacio Portuguesa de Estudos Anglo-Americanos at the University of Porto and the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
- Immersed in a Global Culture of Care: Students Learn Nursing Abroad Through SLU-Madrid Summer Program
08/01- Saint Louis University nursing students not only learn how to place an IV, but through an immersion program offered at SLU-Madrid, they do so in Spanish hospitals, learning about health care internationally. They also immerse themselves in different cultures of health and wellness through the eyes of their Spanish patients and mentors.
- SLU-Madrid hosts International Seminar Addressing the Absence of Pediatric Oncologists in Rural Bolivia
07/30- SLU-Madrid coordinated a seminar connecting pediatric oncologists in Spain and urban areas in Bolivia with medical professionals in Tarija, Bolivia, where oncologists do not specialize in pediatric care.
07/18- SLU-Madrid honored the 2019 M.A. in Spanish summer graduate in an intimate celebration during which both the graduate and faculty had the opportunity to reflect on their experiences, their learning and their future goals.
07/08- American faculty, staff and students joined peers from around the world for SLU-Madrid's annual Fourth of July barbecue.
07/08- Fifteen high school students from Ridgefield, Connecticut, are taking their Spanish language learning beyond the classroom in a pre-college language and culture program at SLU-Madrid.
07/01- As a summer intern at the Four Seasons Hotel in Dallas, Texas, SLU-Madrid senior Laura Moyneur has gotten a first-hand look at management and operations in the hospitality industry.
06/21- NCAA Division I swimmers and volleyball players from Saint Louis University and Xavier University are meeting their academic and athletic commitments as visiting students at SLU-Madrid this summer.
06/19- Professor Brian M. Goss, Ph.D. (Communication), visited the University of Antwerp's Department of Social Sciences to lecture on the intensification of mediated "flak" as part of a series of external research presentations.
06/17- The Saint Louis University bicentennial campaign, 200-Years-in-One Challenge, garnered two awards at the third annual Educafestival, an international educational advertising competition.
06/11- After completing his M.A. in Spanish at SLU-Madrid, Timothy Ashe Jr. '06 has gone on to launch a successful career in the field of Spanish language learning and linguistics, working as a teacher, study abroad scholar, certified linguist, translator, interpreter, and most recently, an entrepreneur launching his own business in online teaching.
05/31- A collaborative study that includes a SLU-Madrid archaeologist provides new insights on early human interaction?
05/29- Over 300 students from 35 countries will continue their studies at SLU-Madrid this summer. Offerings include 60 undergraduate classes, programs for graduate students, a CiTESOL English teaching certificate program, and various programs for high school students.
05/20- Dance professor Yolanda Granado developed original choreographies and performed in Leonardo Vinci's opera, La Partenope in Vallodolid's Teatro Calderón.
05/16- A group of 20 students ventured to the hills of Robledo de Chavela to collect data and plant trees as part of the ecological restoration of one of the most protected reservations in the Community of Madrid.
05/13- Friends, family and the SLU-Madrid community gathered at the Reina Sofia Museum to celebrate the 2019 Commencement Ceremony. The University conferred degrees to 41 graduates from 15 countries and 8 U.S. states.
05/10- On the eve of the Commencement Ceremony, SLU-Madrid Director and Academic Dean Paul Vita, Ph.D. holds a reception for students, their families, faculty and staff to honor outstanding achievement.
05/07- Faculty and staff convened at the fourth annual Teaching Summit to exchange ideas on the theory and practice of effective classroom teaching.
05/03- Performing art students showcased their hard work and talent in the end-of-semester theatre, dance and music performances.
04/29- SLU-Madrid awards the 6th annual Science and Technology prize to Spanish high school students in recognition of their original research projects on antimicrobial agents and a chatbot powered by artificial intelligence.
04/25- SLU-Madrid students travelled to the French Riviera to engage in negotiations and cross-cultural exchange with students from around the world at the Model United Nations Conference.
04/22- Clara Sánchez Circián is named as the SLU-Madrid Athlete of the Month in recognition of her high-level basketball game, exemplary sportsmanship and dedication to her training.
04/12- Distinguished speakers reflected on their past experiences and evoked ideas of progress and hope at SLU-Madrid's third annual TEDx event, "Transcending the Everyday Life State."
04/11- As part of the 9th annual Atlas Week, SLU-Madrid organized panel discussions, debates, poster displays, guest lectures and workshops addressing the theme, "Migrants and Migration: the people behind the numbers."
04/09- Students, staff and faculty came together for SLU-Madrid's first Paddle Tennis Tournament Fundraiser, raising over 200 euros to support Casa Ronald McDonald, an NGO that assists with the housing needs of families with children who are hospitalized.
04/03- SLU-Madrid art history and international business student Nick Di Napoli discovers a niche in Madrid's art world as a researcher and independent art consultant.
04/01- Professor Carlos Segovia, Ph.D. (Humanities and Social Sciences) interviewed contemporary Peruvian artist Brus Rubio, whose works are currently on display in the exhibition "Amazonías" at the Matadero Madrid.
- SLU-Madrid Students Engage in a Cultural, Linguistic, and Creative Exchange with Children in Puertollano
03/27- Ten SLU-Madrid volunteers travelled to the village of Puertollano (Ciudad Real) for a weekend dedicated to granting a wish to the local children: to fill their school with colors by painting murals on the walls of the courtyard where they have recess.
03/26- Graduate and undergraduate students presented their original research at the Spanish Department's ninth annual Spanish Symposium.
03/19- Fifty-one student volunteers are offering free English language classes to more than 300 locals as part of this semester's Community ESL program.
03/14- Mary Prendergast, Ph.D., directs excavations at the site of Luxmanda, Tanzania, where one of the first ancient African human genomes was sequenced.
03/08- Recent SLU-Madrid graduates returned to campus to advise current students on how to launch their professional careers at the 10th annual Expert Alumni Roundtable.
- An Interview with Japanese Anthropologist, Naoki Kasuga: "There is a shared intuitive component in the mathematician's and the sorcerer's ways of reasoning."
03/05- SLU-Madrid professor Carlos Segovia, Ph.D. (Humanities) interviews renowned Japanese anthropologist, Naoki Kasuga during his recent visit to SLU-Madrid.
- Sierra Zima Pursues her Passion for Economic Development as Director of Communication for Blue Mangoes
02/27- SLU-Madrid senior Sierra Zima collaborates with Blue Mangoes, a student-led NGO that builds solar-powered dehydrators in rural farming communities to allow fruit to be preserved, shipped and sold in the United States.
02/25- Dr. Joan Pedro-Carañana (Communication) edits a book analyzing new developments in media systems to demonstrate the validity of the propaganda model across various geographical contexts.
02/20- As a volunteer for T-oigo's Allies in English program, senior Janee Mahan teaches English to Irene, a seven-year-old girl who has a hearing impairment.
02/19- Dr. Carlos Segovia (Humanities and Social Science) lectured to doctoral students at the University of Seville on the intersection of contemporary philosophy and indigenous cosmologies against the background of today's ecological-political crisis.
02/15- Starting in September 2019, SLU-Madrid will offer the M.A. in Political Science and Public Affairs with a new concentration: International Relations and Crisis.
02/14- As part of the United Nations International Day of Women and Girls in Science, SLU-Madrid held a week-long series of talks and workshops related to the role of women in science.
02/12- Twenty-five students embarked on this semester's Loyola Pilgrimage Retreat which traces the life of St. Ignatius across northern Spain.
02/12- SLU-Madrid has increased the number of courses offered this summer to over 60 - along with internships, volunteer activities, programs for graduate students, and even a science camp for high school students.
02/04- In light of recent events in Venezuela, Dr. Tedesco (political science professor and associate dean for humanities and social sciences) has shared her expertise on contemporary politics, democracy and political leadership in Latin America in several recent publications.
02/04- Jorge Serrano receives the Athlete of the Month Award in recognition of his achievements both in the classroom and on the tennis court.
01/28- SLU-Madrid students joined renowned writers and scholars for "El siglo de Zúñiga," a conference on the life and works of Juan Eduardo Zúñiga on the occasion of his 100 birthday.
01/22- Kevin Ingram, Ph.D. (History) argues that that Spain's early modern reform movements were driven by conversos in his recently published book.
01/15- Brian M. Goss, Ph.D. (Department of Communication, program director) delivered the plenary lecture at the annual "Comparativism, Identity and Communication" conference in Craiova, Romania.
01/10- After serving in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the NGO sector in Panama, SLU-Madrid graduate Mendez Chiari is continuing his education at Yale University. Upon graduation, he aspires to work as a communication and strategy consultant.
01/09- SLU-Madrid buzzes with activity as classes, activities and trips start off for the Spring 2019 semester.
12/20- SLU-Madrid conferred degrees to 15 students from four countries and six U.S. states at this year's Midyear Commencement ceremony.
12/18- Theatre, dance and music students showcased their hard work and talent in a series of end-of-semester performances.
12/13- Psychology capstone students culminated a semester of research by presenting the results of their investigation into human emotions from four different angles: music, colors, emotional intelligence and social media.
12/10- Daniel Mateo Kitcher receives the Athlete of the Month award in recognition of his accomplishments with the Rivas Osos American football team and his academic achievements.
12/05- A year and a half after graduating from SLU-Madrid, Class of 2017 graduates are working, volunteering and studying in 22 different countries.
12/03- Brian M. Goss, Ph.D. analyzes the discourse on former U.S. President James Earl "Jimmy" Carter in news magazines in a recently published book chapter.
11/30- Nursing students celebrated their transition from the classroom to clinical practice at the fifth annual "White Coat Ceremony."
11/23- Students from around the world gather to celebrate Thanksgiving at SLU-Madrid, with a traditional turkey meal in the campus cafeteria.
11/20- Faculty, staff and students came together to get some exercise, enjoy the company and raise funds to support education for girls at the semiannual SLU-Madrid run for a cause.
11/19- Aarhus University in Denmark has invited Professor Carlos Segovia, Ph.D. (Humanities) to teach a seminar on religion and cross-cultural violence.
11/15- SLU-Madrid professors from four departments collaborated in a cross-disciplinary panel to analyze Stanley Kubrick's film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.
11/13- Student volunteers in SLU-Madrid's Community ESL program are offering free English conversation classes to over 500 locals this semester.
11/06- Laura Tedesco, Ph.D. analyzes the proposed constitutional reforms in Cuba in Open Democracy, the world's most widely circulated digital media platform for the exchange of political ideas and analyses.
10/30- Ten SLU-Madrid volunteers travelled to Puertollano (Ciudad Real) to lead English teaching activities for the children who attend the village's public school.
10/25- SLU-Madrid students joined renowned scholars and writers at the Spanish literature conference, "En busca de lectores cómplices: Homenaje a Antonio Pereira."
10/22- As education coordinator for the Society for the Performing Arts in Houston, Claire Williamson ('15) manages classroom workshops, professional development, master classes and volunteer programs.
10/16- Students met with leading professionals in international and sustainability marketing at this year's launch of the annual joint project with students at Fordham University's London Campus.
10/08- Manuel Rodríguez Alonso is currently living in a rural village in Kenya, where he volunteers at a center which provides services to vulnerable children.
10/01- Brian Goss, Ph.D. travels to London to present research on new sub-types of political harassment.
09/25- The SLU-Madrid Alumni Association honored Tadzoka Pswarayi '10 and Andreea Niculea '05 at the fourth annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony.
09/19- As an intern in the commercial division of the U.S. Embassy, Nik Legaspi not only employs skills from his international business major but also receives guidance on career development from mentors.
09/05- SLU-Madrid extended an official welcome to the 158 newest members of its academic community at the annual Convocation and Family Welcome.
08/22- The fall semester kicks off with an exciting program of orientation events, trips and activities.
08/20- Dr. Joan Pedro-Carañana travelled to Bogotá, Colombia to teach and conduct research on the role of communication in promoting social change and peace.
08/08- With the addition of the B.A. in Philosophy, the Madrid Campus now offers to 14 bachelor degrees.
07/26- Communication program director Brian M. Goss, Ph.D. returns to his roots as a psychology researcher by contributing to a publication on electroencephalograms (EEG) and cognition.
07/19- Tadzoka Pswarayi '10 currently lives in Harare, Zimbabwe where she endeavors to help women and children through her work as a social entrepreneur.
07/13- SLU-Madrid honors M.A. in Spanish graduates at an intimate, summer commencement ceremony.
07/09- Professor Carlos Segovia's new book offers insights into one of the core problems of both the history of philosophy and the philosophy of religion.
07/03- The English Department hosted the interdisciplinary conference, "Nature and Narrative," bringing together scholars from across the world to discuss the interconnectivity of story and environment.
06/26- NCAA Division I swimmers Mary First and Olivia Wanasek study abroad at SLU-Madrid and train at one of Spain's top water sports training facilities, Real Canoe C. N.
06/21- Fernando Abilleira ('99, '01) is now working on yet another exciting project for NASA: the Mars Insight Mission.
06/19- The Spanish Department organized an international literature Conference dedicated to the analysis of the life and works of the Spanish novelist, Antonio Ferres.
06/14- Originally from Belgium, Paola Ntunzwenimana '16 (Communication) mastered a third language and learned to thrive in an international environment as a SLU-Madrid student. When she received the phone call from L'Oreal Middle East offering her a marketing position in Dubai, she felt well equipped to relocate to a new continent and take on a demanding position.
06/08- Friends, family and the SLU-Madrid community celebrated the 2018 Commencement Ceremony at an intimate and festive event.
06/07- As a consulting intern in Global IFRS & Offering Services, Stefan Nassir de las Casas reviews financial statements, provides risk advisory and conducts research and analysis.
06/07- In his most recent book, The Quranic Jesus, Dr. Carlos Segovia offers a completely new interpretation of the figure of Jesus in the Qur'an.