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Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., named President of Saint Louis University
Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., has been named president of Saint Louis University. The University's Board of Trustees elected Dr. Pestello during a special meeting Thursday night. He is the first permanent lay president in SLU's 196-year history.
"I am humbled and honored to follow in the footsteps of the Jesuit presidents who have come before me, and I am deeply committed to carrying on the mission they have fostered so well," Dr. Pestello said. "I have been watching Saint Louis University's progress for years, and I am thrilled for this opportunity to lead an institution that I admire and respect so much." | Read more
• A letter from President-elect Pestello
• Thank you, Father Biondi
• Sept. 30, 2013: Presidential Search Update
• Oct. 1, 2013: Letter from Presidential Search Chair
• Oct. 29, 2013: Presidential Search Update
Dissertation DefensesThe schedule will be updated throughout the term.
- Kerstin Edberg, a Ph.D. candidate in Biology, will defend her dissertation, "Habitat Use and Population Genetics of Three Co-Occurring Darter Species within the Meramec River Drainage," on Thursday, July 24 at 9:00 a.m. in Kelly Lecture Hall (LH3).
- Kimberly Beelman, a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum and Instruction, will defend her dissertation, "Implementing the Common Core State Standards: A Case Study of One Missouri Elementary School," on Wednesday, July 30 at 10:00 a.m. in room 218 of Fitzgerald Hall.
- Ursula Sanborn-Overby, a Ph.D. candidate in Experimental Psychology, will defend her dissertation, "Asymmetry in Evaluative Reactions to Male and Female Gender-Role Violators: Why it is Worse to be a "sissy" than a "tomboy", on July 25, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Shannon Hall, Room 118.
- Kimberly Beelman, a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum & Instruction, will defend her dissertation, "Implementing the Common Core State Standards: A Case Study of One Missouri Elementary School", on July 30, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Fitzgerald Hall, Room 218.
- Holly Pope, a Ph.D. candidate in Pharmacological and Physiological Science, will defend her dissertation, "Peripheralglia have a Pivotal Role in the Initial Response to Axon Degeneration of Peripheral Sensory Neurons in Zebrafish" on July 31, 2014 at 3:00 pm, in Schwitalla Hall Lecture Hall 3.
- Prajakta Adsul, a Ph.D. candidate in Pubvlic Health Studies, will defend her dissertation, "Assessing the Adoption of Patient Decision Aids by Urologists to Facilitate Shared Decision Making with Prostate Cancer Patients Facing Treatment", on August 1, 2014, at 3:00 pm, in Glass Conference Room Salus # 408.
- Lauren Coker-Durso, a Ph.D. candidate in English, will defend her dissertation, "Metatheatrically and Disability Drag: Performing Bodily Difference on the Early Modern English Stage" on August 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm, in Adorjan Hall Room 142.
- William J. Rable, a Ph.D. candidate in English, will defend his dissertation, "A Fibber, a Fighter, an Immigrant, and an Enigma: Howard W. Hawks, William A. Wellman, Lewis Milestone and William K. Howard, Film Auteurs of the Great War" on August 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm in Adorjan Hall Room 142.
- Mark J. Campbell, a Ph.D. candidate in Public Health Studies, will defend his dissertation, "Characterizing Accidents, Exposures, and Laboratory-Acquired Infections Reported to the National Institutes of Health's Office of Biotechnology Activities (NIH/OBA) Involving Recombinant DNA Biological Agents" on August 6, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Salus Center, Glass Conference Room #408.
- Colleen Harmeling, a Ph.D. candidate in Marketing & International Business, will defend her dissertation, "Defining Moments: Understanding Transformational Relationship Events" on August 12, 2014 at 12:00 pm in John and Lucy Cook Hall Room CK 230.
- Anne Walk, a Ph.D. candidate in Psychology-Cognitive Neuroscience ,will defend her dissertation, "The Effects of Auditory and Language Experience on Tasks of Sequential and Spatial Learning" on August 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm in Busch Student Center Room 351.
The Honorable Michael Wolff Selected as Dean of School of Law
A current SLU LAW faculty member, Wolff brings an established record of leadership to his new role, having served 13 years on the Missouri Supreme Court and as its Chief Justice from 2005-2007.
Also . . .
- Doctoral Student Earns Distinctive Fellowship
- Reinert Center Names New Faculty Fellows for 2014-2015
- Theology's Hellmann to deliver spring's Last Lecture
- Father Biondi receives 2013 Mayor's Award
- MIRT Receives Gift from Siemens Medical Solutions
- Center for Global Citizenship Names New Program Manager
- SLU Administrator Selected for Exclusive Fulbright Seminar
- Research Yields Surprising Results on America's Income Gap
- OT Faculty, Students Participate in Global Day of Service
- Clinical Laboratory Science's Randolph Given Two Awards
- Seale Awarded Grant to Study Baby Boomers
- Faculty Senate Honors Two Professors
- Parks College Names Distinguished Professor of Aeroelasticity
- Annual Grantwinner Reception Honors SLU Researchers
- Graduate Fellowships Recipients Announced
- Parks Professor Named Royal Aeronautical Society Fellow
- Graduate Education Announces Scholarship Recipients
- Doisy Names New Interim Associate Dean for Research
- Thanavaro Appointed Associate Nursing Dean
- New Director Named for Center for Sustainability
- New Director Named for Organizational Informatics Grad Program
- Thomas Madden, Ph.D., Named Fellow of Medieval Academy of America
- SLU Administrator Named Fulbright-Nehru International Education Administrators Seminar Awardee
- SLU’s First Endowed Chair in Public Health Honors James Kimmey
Center for Global Citizenship: Making a World of Difference
As Saint Louis University's international reputation grows, so has the global presence on its St. Louis campus. This May, the University opened its $8 million Center for Global Citizenship, located in the newly renovated West Pine Gym.
Also . . .
- $1 Million AT&T Contribution to Support Global Education Initiatives
- Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics Graduates First Student
- Graduate Education Hosts Second Annual 'Program G.R.A.D.'
- New Exhibition on Medieval Law opens in Vatican Film Library
- PLR Symposium Packs SLU LAW
- University Libraries Digitizes 19th-Century Prefect Diaries
- Vatican Film Library Releases Latest Issue of 'Manuscripta'
- Athletic Training Opens Study Abroad Program in Madrid
- Critical Thinking Assignments Broaden Student Perspectives
- SLU Creates College for Public Health and Social Justice
- Ten New Graduate Tuition Scholarships Available
- University Marks International Milestone in Aviation
- New Acquisition in the Vatican Film Library
- University Opens New Center for Workforce & Organizational Development
- Billiken BEAMS Competition Builds Bridges
- Reinert Center Celebrates New Name, Important Milestone
- Law School Building Project Receives $250,000 Gift
- SLU Plans Historic Move of Law School to Downtown
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