Headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
01/31/23- Research findings published in Frontiers in Immunology show that cancer immunotherapy does not interfere with COVID-19 immunity in previously vaccinated patients. These findings support recommending vaccination for patients with cancer, including those receiving systemic therapies, say Saint Louis University scientists.
01/31/23- Due to climate change, warmer temperatures throughout the year could mean a longer mosquito season. For the past year, researchers at Saint Louis University have been working on an app-based citizen science campaign that can help St. Louisans keep track of mosquito hotbeds, determine if any mosquitos have the potential to carry diseases, learn how to better protect themselves from these pests and more, all while engaging in community science.
- SLU Researcher Receives $1.76 Million NIH Grant to Create STAR, a HIV-Focused Experiential Research and Capacity Building Program for Students and Young Researchers
01/30/23- Who better to design strategies to prevent HIV transmission in young people than young leaders themselves? Through STAR, students and young researchers can become the next generation of leaders in HIV research.
01/27/23- A $1 million grant from the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD) to Saint Louis University will create the TGI Academy within the Taylor Geospatial Institute.
01/26/23- Stanley Andrisse, Ph.D., applied to six biomedical graduate programs. He was rejected from all but one – SLU, he said during a discussion and book signing hosted by SLU’s Prison Education Program on Friday, Jan. 20, at the Busch Student Center. He credited a mentor from SLU who served on the admission committee with giving him a second chance.
01/23/23- In findings published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Saint Louis University researchers and colleagues report that elephants play a key role in creating forests which store more atmospheric carbon and maintaining the biodiversity of forests in Africa. If the already critically endangered elephants become extinct, rainforest of central and west Africa, the second largest rainforest on earth, would gradually lose between six and nine percent of their ability to capture atmospheric carbon, amplifying planetary warming.
01/20/23- An upcoming symposium at Saint Louis University seeks to bring together students with government and industry leaders to look at open-source software, social media and national security. The symposium will be held Thursday, March 30.
01/19/23- Representatives from Jesuit universities recently came together on the Saint Louis University campus for the U.S. Central and Southern (UCS) Province Higher Ed Leadership Gathering. Provincial Thomas P. Greene, S.J., and other UCS Province leaders met with university presidents, provosts, mission officers, and rectors on Jan. 13-14 in DuBourg Hall's Pere Marquette Gallery, where they discussed key priorities for higher education.
01/18/23- Launched two years ago, the Initiative is focused on a number of business, technology and engineering programs that are attractive to a worldwide audience of prospective students. This spring’s enrollment success is the result of multiple departments and divisions at the University working collaboratively to expand the reach of SLU's educational mission.
01/12/23- For the first time in three years, Saint Louis University and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis gathered in person for their annual memorial tribute honoring civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023.
01/10/23- Jeff Mazur, former executive director of LaunchCode, is joining Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI) as the inaugural director of government and industry partnerships. In this role, Mazur will help the Saint Louis University-led Institute advance research and accelerate the region's position as the global center of geospatial innovation and impact.
01/09/23- Saint Louis University is partnering with Jesuit Worldwide Learning to offer a bachelor's degree to international students displaced by conflict, lack of opportunity and poverty. The first cohort of students will start in October 2023 and are presently located in refugee camps in Kenya and Malawi.
01/06/23- As part of the St. Louis Literary Award series of programs honoring 2023 award recipient Neil Gaiman, the Saint Louis University Campus Read Book Talk Series offers opportunities to explore the themes of Gaiman's work. The Campus Read Book talk series is open to the public with registration.
01/04/23- Scientists will study the safety, immune response, and protection from influenza given by an investigational vaccine.
01/04/23- Father John A. Apel, S.J., died on Jan. 1, 2023. He was 85 years old, a Jesuit for 66 years and a priest for 53 years.
12/23/22- A collaborative team of academia, industry, start-ups, and non-profits, led by Jenna Gorlewicz, Ph.D., associate professor in aerospace and mechanical engineering and associate dean of research and innovation in the School of Science and Engineering at Saint Louis University, was awarded a National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator Phase 1 grant.
12/17/22- The newest group of Saint Louis University graduates walked across the stage inside Chaifetz Arena and joined the ranks of SLU alumni on Saturday morning. The graduates were recognized in front of family, friends, staff and faculty during the Midyear Commencement Ceremony at Chaifetz Arena.
- Saint Louis University School of Education Announces Partnership with 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee
12/15/22- As part of its commitment to promote youth education in the St. Louis community, Saint Louis University’s School of Education is proud to announce it is an official 2023 Scripps National Spelling Bee regional partner to give local students and schools the opportunity to participate in America’s longest-running educational competition.
12/13/22- Robert A. Strikwerda, Ph.D., women's and gender studies professor emeritus and political science professor, died Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022. He was 72.
- SLU Researcher Receives NEH Grant to Create Platform to Share Medieval Interpretations of Culture-Shaping Text
12/13/22- Atria Larson, Ph.D., associate professor of Medieval Christianity at Saint Louis University, has been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The two-year grant totals $149,835 and will fund the prototyping and testing of a web platform for sharing medieval interpretations of culture-shaping texts.
12/12/22- Saint Louis University is pleased to announce that the Saint Louis University School of Law Center for Health Law Studies has been designated by the University as a "Center of Excellence." SLU's health law program has long been recognized as the nation's best, having been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for 16 of the last 18 years.
12/06/22- Todd Robben, the director of Campus and Recreation and Wellness, says the goals of Campus Recreation and Wellness are simple -- to support student success. Under his leadership, Campus Rec is dedicated to helping students develop the whole person.
12/02/22- Esmeralda Aharon, program director for the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, recently received the 2022 Hispanic Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan St. Louis.
12/02/22- Mark Edward Ruff, Ph.D., professor of history, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Nancy McNeir Ring Award -- SLU's highest honor for teaching. The Nancy McNeir Ring Award was initially established in 1966 by SLU's chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society, to acknowledge faculty members who display special dedication to students.
12/02/22- U.S. Air Force General Jacqueline Van Ovost visited Saint Louis University on Wednesday, Nov. 30, to speak with students about her career and how she has challenged the status quo of diversity and inclusion in the military and STEM fields of study.
12/01/22- SLU joined more than 200 universities worldwide in holding a Campus Rally for Iran on Wednesday, Nov. 30. The global event was led by Iranian Scholars for Liberty, a collective of faculty and students from nearly 100 educational institutions in North America.
12/01/22- Donald B. King, professor emeritus with the School of Law, passed away on Oct. 20, 2022, in Lake Sherwood, MO. He was 90 years old.
12/01/22- Research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown that a computerized program enhanced with driving simulation training with feedback lowers the risk of car crashes for teenagers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Annie Artiga Garner, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Saint Louis University, is a co-investigator in the study, which was led by Jeffrey N. Epstein, Ph.D., a pediatric psychologist with the Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital.
11/29/22- The story of Bosnian St. Louis: Between Two Worlds runs straight through Saint Louis University. The book is written by Patrick McCarthy, associate dean of libraries and director of SLU’s Medical Center Library, and Akif Cogo, assistant director of custodial services at SLU and the historian/archivist for St. Louis Bosnians, Inc.
11/22/22- The Forest Park Living Lab is a partnership of Saint Louis University, Forest Park Forever, The National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, the Saint Louis Zoo, Washington University in St. Louis and the World Bird Sanctuary. Combining experts in wildlife ecology, animal movement, and veterinary medicine, the project is comprehensively examining wildlife health, behavior and interactions in the mosaic of ecosystems in Forest Park.
- Together with Missouri S&T, Saint Louis University Researchers Use Artificial Intelligence to Improve Kidney Transplant Process
11/21/22- With a new grant that brings together engineering expertise from Missouri S&T and medical expertise from Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine, researchers are investigating how artificial intelligence can support matchmaking between donated kidneys and transplant centers to help more patients in need.
11/18/22- As part of the St. Louis Literary Award series of programs honoring 2023 award recipient Neil Gaiman, the Saint Louis University Campus Read Book Talk Series offers opportunities to explore the themes of Gaiman's work.
11/18/22- Food connects us all. It is a way to express yourself, connect with others, grow and maintain health, among many other things. But throughout the United States and around the world, there are far too many people who do not have access to food. Saint Louis University is already fighting this battle throughout the community; both on campus and in the surrounding neighborhoods.
11/17/22- Justin Goodson, Ph.D., Father Joseph Davis professor of operations and IT management in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business and director of the supply chain management graduate program, and Michael Ross, Ph.D., professor of psychology, are among more than 80 teachers from across the St. Louis metropolitan area who are being recognized this year as examples of educational excellence.
11/16/22- A paper published in Environmental Pollution authored by Saint Louis University (SLU) scientists Jason Knouft, Ph.D., and Elizabeth Hasenmueller, Ph.D., shows that human proximity is the best indicator of microplastics being found in the Meramec River in Missouri.
11/15/22- Thalia Cervantes Landeiro, a sophomore member of the Saint Louis University Chess Team, placed third in the recent 2022 U.S. Women’s Chess Championship. The 2022 U.S. Women’s Championship is an elite invitation-only national championship event, featuring 14 of the strongest female chess players in America. The championship started on October 4 and ended on October 20.
- Interfaith Service Coordinated by First-Year Medical Students Honors Those Who Donate Their Bodies to SLU
11/11/22- Students at Saint Louis University honored those who donated their bodies for medical education with an interfaith memorial service Friday, Nov. 11. The service is put together by first-year medical students, led by John Martin, Ph.D., Dan Daly, D.C., Ph.D., and Aidan Ruth, Ph.D. of the Center for Anatomical Science and Education (CASE); and Erin Fitzpatrick, Campus Ministry.
11/09/22- Daniel L. Blash, Ph.D., vice dean for diversity, equity, and inclusion and chief diversity officer for the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2022. He was 54. Dr. Blash was known for his contributions to academia, his commitment to equity, and his dedication to service.
11/08/22- Eric Anderson, assistant vice president for student well-being, has worked at SLU for over two decades and is excited to help serve as one of SLU's experts and key voices on student health and wellness issues.
11/07/22- The Saint Louis University Library Associates announced today that actor and St. Louis native Jon Hamm will interview writer Neil Gaiman when Gaiman receives the 2023 St. Louis Literary Award in April.
11/07/22- Abby Stylianou, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science and a Fellow of both the Research Institute at Saint Louis University and the Taylor Geospatial Institute, was named a St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 for 2022.
- Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business Expert in Residence Named a Business Journal 40 Under 40 for 2022
11/04/22- Tamika Mitchell (Finance ’05, MBA/MHA ’08), the inaugural Expert in Residence (XIR) in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, was named a St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 for 2022.
11/04/22- Judith Z. Medoff, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of biology at Saint Louis University, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. She was 83.
11/02/22- On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Saint Louis University announced the launch of the Institute for Translational Neuroscience (ITN). The new Institute brings together experts in biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology, social justice, and community outreach under a shared research umbrella in order to study the physiology and diseases of the brain and central nervous system and thereby ease human suffering.
11/02/22- According to the official fall census, SLU has enrolled 8,437 undergraduate and 5,109 graduate and professional students for the fall 2022 semester, the largest total enrollment at the University since 2012. With 1,658 students, this year's first-time, full-time freshman class is the fourth largest in SLU history.
10/31/22- José Mariano Sánchez, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of history at Saint Louis University, died at his home in Santa Fé, New Mexico on Sept. 29, 2022. He was 89.
10/31/22- The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) at Saint Louis University presents "Jordan Eagles: VIRAL\VALUE," an exhibition that brings together for the first time five works by Eagles that combine the Salvator Mundi image with blood donated by an HIV+ undetectable, long-term survivor and activist.
10/31/22- George Paz, a current member of the Board of Trustees and the former chairman and CEO of Express Scripts, died on Oct. 23, 2022. A trustee since 2017, he and his family generously supported student scholarships as part of SLU's historic Accelerating Excellence Campaign.
10/27/22- The Most Reverend Mitchell T. Rozanski, Archbishop of St. Louis, dedicated the altar in The Chapel of Our Lady, Seat of Wisdom, located in the Jesuit Center of Saint Louis University, during a Mass Tuesday. The Mass was co-celebrated by Rev. Thomas Greene, S.J., provincial superior of the Jesuits USA Central and Southern Province, and Timothy McMahon, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community of Saint Louis University.
10/26/22- St. Louis Magazine’s November 2022 issue highlights people shaping the region across a range of industries. The list of 100+ people shaping St. Louis features some prominent Saint Louis University luminaries.
10/25/22- Nancy L. Weaver, Ph.D., will be honored with the Dr. Terry Leet Researcher Award at the annual Standing Up for Black Mothers and Babies Awards Event. The Dr. Terry Leet Researcher Award will be given to Weaver for applying "communication sciences, analytics and public health principles to promote positive parenting of young children and adolescents," according to Generate Health.
10/24/22- Three Saint Louis University researchers have been awarded a $219,641 grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant will fund a 2023 NEH Institute for Higher Education Faculty on the campus of Saint Louis University.
10/21/22- Saint Louis University hosted the inaugural Second Chance College Fair for formerly incarcerated men and women interested in pursuing a college degree. The event was sponsored by SLU’s Prison Education Program.
- Director of National Intelligence Visits SLU to Meet Students Interested in a Career in the Intelligence Field
10/18/22- Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines visited Saint Louis University on Wednesday, Oct. 12, to hold a roundtable discussion with students interested in a career in the intelligence services.
10/18/22- Richard M. Andres, Ph.D., a professor emeritus in aerospace and mechanical engineering, died Oct. 7, 2022. He was 90.
10/13/22- To mark the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's visit to SLU and the start of Occupy SLU, members of the University community gathered again at an Occupy SLU commemoration event. The event also doubled as a welcome for Rochelle D. Smith, M.S., SLU’s new Vice President for Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement.
10/11/22- Expected to create hundreds of new jobs, this is the latest project in a 400-acre development area guided by the University. New entertainment, recreational and community facilities are among the priorities of this dynamic redevelopment effort.
10/10/22- Boniface Foundation provides support for charitable and educational activities that promote individual and community health and well-being in the St. Louis metro area. The generous grant will allow SLU to continue to expand mental health services and education for students.
10/07/22- Sahiti Kuppa, a graduate student at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, has received a high-profile award from the National Cancer Institute. Kuppa is one of only 25 students in the nation to receive the competitive award this year. It's a first for a SLU student.
10/07/22- Saint Louis University Vice President and Chief Information Officer Kyle Collins has been named as a finalist for the 2022 St. Louis CIO of the Year ORBIE Awards. Collins is nominated in the Nonprofit/Public Sector category.
10/05/22- Through a four-year partnership, the JED Foundation will help SLU elevate its support of student mental health, providing assessment tools, feedback reports, strategic planning assistance and ongoing support from the organization’s higher education team.
10/04/22- A $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will create the Taylor Geospatial Institute Regional AI Learning System. Launched in April 2022 and led by Saint Louis University, the Taylor Geospatial Institute brings together eight Midwestern universities and research centers to harness innovation in geospatial science.
09/30/22- Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, Ph.D., the Irene Riddle Endowed Chair at the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, was honored with the 2022 Distinguished Researcher Award by the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses (APHON).
09/29/22- Michael Curran, a graduate student in Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice, received the COVID-19 Pandemic Civilian Service Medal this month for his exemplary service to the nation as a member of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) in its Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT) during the federal medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
09/29/22- The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Saint Louis University (SLU) co-hosted the annual Geo-Resolution conference Wednesday, Sept. 28, at SLU. Geo-Resolution is an annual conference that encourages collaboration between government, academic and industry partners to foster geospatial technology innovation and applications, connect geospatial experts and students, and grow the geospatial ecosystem in the greater St. Louis region.
09/29/22- The Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing held its White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2025. It’s an event celebrated nationwide and viewed as a rite of passage.
09/28/22- Saint Louis University is one of 11 Missouri colleges and universities awarded nearly $3 million in grant funds to help enhance nursing education programs and develop solutions to alleviate staffing shortages nationwide.
- SLU Partners with Planet Labs to Provide Research Data on Food Security, Defense and Intelligence at the Taylor Geospatial Institute
09/26/22- Saint Louis University has entered into a multi-year contract with Planet Labs PBC, a leading provider of daily data and insights about Earth, in support of the Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI), a leading geospatial research collaborative.
09/21/22- Seamus O'Brien, one of Ireland's best-known horticulturists, will deliver the 35th (2022) John Dwyer Public Lecture at 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 7, in the Lelia J. and David N. Farr Auditorium at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard. The lecture, sponsored by Saint Louis University's Department of Biology and the Missouri Botanical Garden, is free and open to the public.
09/19/22- It has been three years since Saint Louis University's Thomas Finan, Ph.D., chair and associate professor in history, excavated in Ireland. That three-year wait was worth it, as this year, Finan and his team managed an excavation on the same island that yielded astounding results.
09/15/22- SLU was recognized as a Best Value College, a top-10 Catholic university and No. 3 for community service in national higher education rankings released this fall. Undergraduate programs in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business and the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing also were nationally ranked.
- Saint Louis University, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Receive National Science Foundation Grant to Use Edge Computing to Share Farm Intelligence
09/15/22- A $1,227,049 grant from the National Science Foundation will create a cyber-physical system to better share agricultural data among the scientific community. The researchers aim to make agricultural data collection and data processing easier for scientists by combining their expertise in plant science, secure networked systems, artificial intelligence, privacy, and software engineering.
- Saint Louis University Receives $2.5 Million to Educate Next Generation of U.S. Intelligence Officials
09/14/22- A $2.5 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will create a new center in Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies, dedicated to preparing students for professional positions in the 18 U.S. intelligence agencies.
09/14/22- The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Saint Louis University (SLU) will co-host the annual Geo-Resolution conference Wednesday, Sept. 28, at SLU. Geo-Resolution is an annual conference that encourages collaboration between government, academic and industry partners to foster geospatial technology innovation and applications, connect geospatial experts and students, and grow the geospatial ecosystem in the greater St. Louis region.
- SLU Professor Awarded NIH Young Researcher Grant to Use Geospatial Science to Improve Treatment for Osteoarthritis Patients
09/13/22- Sarah Gebauer, M.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, was awarded a K23 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to use geospatial information science and electronic medical records to study how neighborhood walking can impact osteoarthritis.
- SLU School of Medicine Researcher Awarded NIH Grant to Study Pre-Pregnancy Motivational Interviewing Intervention
09/12/22- Jennifer Bello-Kottenstette, M.D., an assistant professor in the department of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, has been awarded a K23 grant through the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing intervention to address substance use prior to pregnancy.
09/07/22- The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) announces Christine Hayes Picker, a certified occupational therapist at Saint Louis University, has won the 2022 NBCOT Impact Award. This award recognizes certified occupational therapy (OT) practitioners who demonstrate exceptional professional commitment through their dedication, hard work, and outstanding OT skills to improve their clients’ overall life satisfaction.
09/02/22- Men with low testosterone levels are more likely to require hospitalization after COVID-19 infection than men with normal levels or those on testosterone therapy, according to Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers.
09/01/22- Researchers at Saint Louis University are enrolling volunteers in the second stage of a Phase 1 vaccine trial designed to test the safety, tolerability, and immune response to investigational second-generation COVID-19 vaccines.
09/01/22- In breakthrough findings, renowned Saint Louis University pain researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., and her team have uncovered some of the molecular events that happen when chemotherapy drugs cause these deficits. More promising still, they’ve found that an already-approved FDA drug designed to treat multiple sclerosis also appears to work to reduce chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment.
08/31/22- The University ranked as the No. 39 most-trusted university among the nation’s leading 135 doctoral universities in a nationwide survey conducted by Morning Consult as part of its 2022 Most Trusted Brands report. SLU was also rated No. 5 among Hispanic adults
08/30/22- The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Saint Louis University School of Medicine will host Operation Healthy Vets. This family-friendly community event for veterans will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center.
08/30/22- The August SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 900 likely Missouri voters about political and education issues facing Missouri. Voters are divided on federal student loan forgiveness but support raising teachers' salaries, pre-kindergarten funding, free meals for students regardless of income and allowing students to enroll in public schools outside their districts.
08/30/22- The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) at Saint Louis University presents three new collage-paintings by acclaimed artist Lesley Dill in the exhibition, Lesley Dill: Dream World of the Forest, on display through Oct. 16, 2022.
08/26/22- The August SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 900 likely Missouri voters about Missouri’s 2022 U.S Senate race and political issues facing Missouri.
08/25/22- Students walk to class as the fall semester begins on Saint Louis University's campus.
08/25/22- Saint Louis University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., joined KMOX Radio in the studio Thursday to discuss SLU, St. Louis and higher education. Pestello sat down with Carol Daniel and Tom Ackerman as part of the station's back-to-school series, which included interviews with a number of area college and university presidents.
08/20/22- Fresh off their move-in, the students took part in the 2022 New Student Convocation and Family Welcome at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday morning. The incoming students heard from fellow students, members of the faculty, and administrators about what to expect at SLU.
08/17/22- Last week, Saint Louis University students enrolled in the Innovation and Dietetics Practice course participated in their final exam: a Shark Tank meets MasterChef competition that pitted groups of students against each other.
- Saint Louis University’s Historic Accelerating Excellence Campaign Tops $600 Million, Exceeding Goal by More Than $100 Million
08/17/22- Saint Louis University announced today that it has exceeded its $500 million goal for Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.
08/12/22- Five members of the 2021-22 Saint Louis University Chess Team represented their home countries in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India. Two SLU students received individual honors.
08/08/22- Construction of Saint Louis University’s new Jesuit residence is finished and Jesuits missioned as professors, pastors and staff members at the University have begun moving in. Public events to celebrate the facility’s opening will be held later this fall.
08/05/22- Travis Threats, Ph.D., an accomplished speech-language pathologist at Saint Louis University, was recently named a recipient of the Honors of Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. It is the national organization’s highest honor.
08/05/22- More than 80 local and national companies came to campus for SLU's Talent Connection, an event connecting businesses with Career Services professionals and representatives from the University.
08/03/22- The Saint Louis University School of Medicine welcomed the next generation of physicians at its annual White Coat Ceremony on July 31 at St. Francis Xavier College Church. The ceremony is the official start of first-year students’ journey into the medical profession.
08/02/22- Saint Louis University Library Associates announce author Neil Gaiman as the recipient of the 2023 St. Louis Literary Award. Gaiman will come to St. Louis next spring to accept the award.
07/29/22- Air Mobility Command (AMC), the military command in charge of global airlift, aeromedical evacuation, aerial refueling, and the global air mobility support system from its home at Scott Air Force Base (AFB) and Saint Louis University (SLU) have partnered to promote academic research into technologies for future supply chains and transportation systems.
07/28/22- The annual conference — held this year at Loyola University Maryland — brings student government leaders from Jesuit universities together to build leadership skills to “better serve their institutions in the Jesuit tradition.”
07/27/22- St. Louis Magazine has released its 2022 Top Doctors issue, revealing the area's top physicians. The list includes 98 physicians from Saint Louis University School of Medicine across more than 40 different specialties.
07/27/22- Five members of the Saint Louis University Chess Team will represent their home countries in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram, India, from July 28 through Aug. 10. SLU Coach Alejandro Ramirez is coaching the U.S. women's team.
07/25/22- The National Guide Right Centennial Celebration was held in St. Louis, Missouri, where the first conference occurred 100 years ago. During this Centennial Celebration, 600 young Black men in grades 8th-12th from across the U.S. participated in leadership development, community service, enrichment workshops, STEM, and recreational activities on SLU's campus during the National Kappa League Leadership Conference.
07/21/22- Saint Louis University's Vice President and General Counsel Danielle Uy has been elected as a member-at-large to the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Board of Directors.
- Rochelle D. Smith Appointed as SLU’s Next Vice President for Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement
07/21/22- Smith is an accomplished diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practitioner and senior-level administrator in higher education who currently serves as the inaugural associate dean of diversity and inclusion and associate chief diversity officer at the Yale School of Medicine.
07/20/22- Lizzie Bannon (Arts & Sciences, '23) and fellow meteorology student Victor Geiser (Arts & Sciences, '24) led the first annual Earth, Wind and Water Camp at SLU this July, which allowed high school students to spend three days on campus and learn from faculty members and experts in the field.
07/15/22- Kathryn E. Kuhn, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and anthropology, died Sunday, July 10, 2022. She was 59.
07/13/22- Rose (Jan) Wilson, associate professor emerita in the School of Social Work, died Saturday, June 18, 2022. She was 75.
07/12/22- For the third consecutive year, Saint Louis University was recognized by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL) as a top place for women to work. This is WFSTL’s fifth annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard.”
07/12/22- Terracon, a local consulting engineering firm specializing in environmental services like the Deer Creek Watershed Rehabilitation Project, recently installed four groundwater monitoring wells at an educational field site managed by the Missouri Botanical Garden.
07/08/22- Garth L. Hallett, S.J., professor emeritus and former dean of Saint Louis University's College of Philosophy and Letters, died Friday, June 24, 2022. He was 94.
07/06/22- Researchers at Saint Louis University's School of Medicine, in collaboration with Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, report the first effective drug to treat a rare, genetic liver disease that formerly could only be treated with a liver transplant.
06/24/22- Michael Vaughn, Ph.D., was recognized by Research.com on its Top 1,000 Scientists for 2022 as one of the most-cited researchers in the area of social sciences and humanities. The Saint Louis University professor of social work was ranked 92nd in the United States.
06/23/22- The WISH (Women and Infant Substance Help) Center, founded under the medical direction of Saint Louis University School of Medicine physicians, has been recognized by the Catholic Health Association of the United States with the 2022 Achievement Citation Award. The award is CHA's highest annual honor.
06/21/22- Dan Nickolai, Ph.D., associate professor of French at Saint Louis University, has been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant totals $325,000, which includes $50,000 in matching funds from the Saint Louis University Research Institute.
06/15/22- Amar Shere, M.D., a cardiovascular disease fellow at Saint Louis University's School of Medicine, shares his love of dance with a national audience for a chance to take home the cash prize worth $25,000.
06/09/22- Saint Louis University honored and recognized its newest class of distinguished alumni at the May commencement ceremony. Fourteen SLU graduates received 2022 Alumni Awards. The graduates were honored at a dinner and recognized at the commencement ceremony.
06/07/22- Devita Stallings, Ph.D., RN to BSN program coordinator and associate professor of nursing at Saint Louis University’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, a Washington University-led research consortium, of which Saint Louis University is a member.
- SLU Pediatric Gastroenterologist Receives Grant to Improve Stomach Pain for Children with Cystic Fibrosis
06/07/22- Dhiren Patel, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine and SLUCare pediatric gastroenterologist, was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, a Washington University-led research consortium, of which Saint Louis University is a member.
- SLU Computer Scientist Part of Collaborative to Help Improve Public Safety, Disaster Response Networks
06/06/22- A three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund work at Saint Louis University (SLU), New Mexico State University (NMSU) and the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) to improve networking and security challenges in next-generation public safety and disaster response networks.
- National Science Foundation Grant Will Build Wireless Virtual Network Testbed at Saint Louis University
06/03/22- A two-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a wireless virtual network testbed.
06/01/22- Leaders Igniting Generational Healing and Transformation (LIGHT) centers the public by putting people first in public health. LIGHT, led by faculty and students from SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, encompasses a new biannual literary journal in public health, a festival and a summer camp for children.
06/01/22- John J. Stretch, Ph.D., former assistant dean for the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University, died Friday, May 20, 2022. He was 87.
05/26/22- Researchers at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine are enrolling volunteers in an investigational drug trial for hypogonadal men with chronic kidney disease.
05/21/22- Saint Louis University celebrated the Class of 2022 at Saturday's Commencement ceremony. Andrés Gallegos, J.D. (Law '93), delivered the address and congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments.
05/19/22- The Office of the Vice President for Research hosted the annual Scholarly Works and Grant Winners reception Wednesday, May 25, in the Sinquefield Room.
05/10/22- Saint Louis University will launch an Ignatian Service minor for the 2022-23 academic year.
05/10/22- Missouri Lawyers Media has honored Saint Louis University's Vice President and General Counsel Danielle Uy and School of Law student Emma Mitchell with Women's Justice Awards.
05/09/22- The Clavius Project announced a new partnership with Saint Louis University (SLU) made possible by a $612,000 grant from the Thomas R. Schilli Foundation (TRSF) to Saint Louis University.
05/09/22- Saint Louis University's Office of Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships announces that seven students/alumni have been selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
05/06/22- U.S. Rep Cori Bush recently visited SLU to celebrate the $500,000 in federal funding she secured for the mobile clinic that will serve areas where citizens lack nearby health care facilities, transportation to clinics or the technology to use telehealth options.
05/06/22- Link Currently serving as the staff vice president for member engagement and communications at Centene Corp., Borgmeyer is a marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience building marketing teams, effectively telling an organization’s story and creating measurable growth in competitive market environments.
05/05/22- Tuesday night inside the Sinquefield Chess Commons, the Saint Louis University chess team was honored — not just for their historic season that included a number of tournament wins, but also for the journey the program has undergone since its founding. The Sinquefield Chess Commons also was blessed during the ceremony.
05/04/22- Human traffickers regularly post photographs of their victims posed in hotel rooms for online ads. As COVID-19 restrictions and quarantines continue to lift around the world, one Saint Louis University researcher reminds travelers that by simply downloading an app they could play a role in saving lives.
04/29/22- The Saint Louis University Library Associates honored author Arundhati Roy with the 2022 St. Louis Literary Award Thursday.
- SSM Health, Saint Louis University Collaborate to Form the Region’s Leading Fully Integrated Healthcare Delivery Network
04/28/22- SLUCare Physician Group will become part of SSM Health - St. Louis, deepening a longtime partnership to advance health equity, strengthen medical education and improve the health of the St. Louis community and beyond.
04/28/22- Andrés Gallegos, J.D. (Law '93), has been tabbed to deliver the address at Saint Louis University's May 2022 Commencement Ceremony. The commencement ceremony will be in-person this year after going all virtual in 2021. The ceremony will be Saturday, May 21, at 9 a.m. in Chaifetz Arena.
- Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Will Establish Saint Louis University Open-Source Software Center
04/27/22- A $704,482 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will establish the Saint Louis University Open-Source Software Center.
04/22/22- The Saint Louis University Library Associates will honor author Arundhati Roy with the 2022 St. Louis Literary Award on April 28. The event will include a discussion with Roy moderated by Amber Johnson, Ph.D., interim vice president of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement.
04/21/22- Leaders from St. Louis' business, civic, academic, and governmental communities came together today to celebrate the launch of the Taylor Geospatial Institute, a first-of-its-kind institution that brings together eight leading research institutions to collaborate on research into geospatial technology
04/19/22- St. Louis Magazine recognized the region’s top nurses during the 13th annual Excellence in Nursing Virtual Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, April 14. Among the winners were two from the Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing: Devita Stallings, Ph.D., and Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, Ph.D.
04/14/22- Rebecca Townley, a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of 58 new Truman Scholars selected from 705 candidates nominated by 275 colleges and universities. She is the fourth SLU student in history and the first since 2010 to be named a Truman Scholar.
04/08/22- Human rights, the conflict in Ukraine and the need for an agreed upon history in the United States were among the topics discussed Thursday night in the Wool Ballroom during the 22nd Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Signature Symposium. Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein delivered the keynote address titled "Global Challenges to Human Rights Today."
04/04/22- Saint Louis University is home to the collegiate chess National Champions. The Final Four of Collegiate Chess wrapped up Sunday, April 3, with the Billikens on top. Saint Louis University narrowly edged out Webster University to take home the President's Cup.
03/30/22- Researchers and clinicians at Saint Louis University are tackling problems to improve the lives of women on many fronts. In honor of Women’s History Month, we spotlight five SLU professors who are making a difference.
03/29/22- A noted researcher and scholar, Rousseau currently serves as associate dean for equity, inclusion and community engagement at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, where he also serves as the chair of the Department of Communication Science and Disorders.
03/29/22- Saint Louis University has 29 graduate and professional programs ranked in the top-100 in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide released today.
03/25/22- Saint Louis University held a Mass and prayed the rosary Friday, March, 25, as Pope Francis consecrated Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
03/25/22- Seyoon Choi, a junior majoring in social work, has been selected for the Governor's Council on Disability Youth Leadership Award. The annual Youth Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding Missouri youth aged 16-26 with a disability that has demonstrated exemplary leadership by making a difference in their community.
- Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis to co-lead research and development for new St. Louis Regional Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center
03/24/22- St. Louis Regional Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMICSTL), an organization created to establish a robust advanced manufacturing sector in the region, has tapped Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to co-lead research and development for the venture.
03/22/22- Researcher Adriana Montaño, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, has been named a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors for her internationally recognized work in the field of Lysosomal Storage Diseases.
03/21/22- Now that the season has changed, it is the perfect time to tackle spring cleaning. It feels great to open the windows and remove the cobwebs. Amanda Reed, assistant professor and director of the Medical Laboratory Science program at Saint Louis University, offers advice on how to scrub your home from top to bottom.