Saint Louis University

International Mission and Global Profile

Lawrence Biondi, S.J.

"Saint Louis University's Catholic, Jesuit mission calls us to make a world of difference, not just here at home, but also around the globe."

                                                                President Emeritus Lawrence Biondi, S.J.



Highlights from SLU Mission & Vision:

Fosters programs that link University resources to local, national and international communities in collaborative efforts to alleviate ignorance, poverty, injustice and hunger; extend compassionate care to the ill and needy; and maintain and improve the quality of life for all persons.

Welcomes students, faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds and beliefs and creates a sense of community that facilitates their development as men and women for others.

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The following videos illustrate how this mission is displayed:

Research meets mission:

SLU public health researchers are helping one South American town fight lead contamination: Fernando Serrano, a School of

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Public Health researcher led a team in La Oroya, a small Peruvian village and home of the Doe Run Peru lead smelter, to study the levels of lead in the blood of children, was interviewed for a CNN documentary:

CNN Documentary Features SLU Research

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SLU responds to Japan's disaster: When a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and a subsequent tsunami hit the east coast of Japan on March 11, Saint Louis University graduate Charles "Gyro" Morris, a captain in the U.S. Air Force, said he made sure he was in the first alert crew to help in the relief effort...Read  More

SLU students making a difference overseas:

John Heafner and Matt Belanger, Sophomores at the School of Public Health at Saint Louis University, speak of their experiences in Ghana and how that has impacted their understanding of public health:

John and Matt (Ghana)

Higher purpose. Greater good.
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