Headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
01/19- Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine Development is studying an investigational vaccine for Chikungunya, a painful and debilitating disease that is spread by mosquitoes. The research is funded by Emergent Biosolutions.
01/19- Saint Louis University's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business cracked Poets&Quants 2021-2022 MBA program rankings. The MBA program was ranked 77th.
01/13- Lewis C. Perry, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2021. He was 83.
- With $5.3 Million from NIH, DOD, Saint Louis University and University of Maryland Pain Researchers Set Their Sights on Migraine Relief
01/11- Scientists are in pursuit of a new way to treat migraine pain, a complex and painful disorder that affects over 30 million people in the U.S.
01/11- A clinical trial is testing the safety, tolerability and immune responses stimulated by different doses of investigational COVID-19 second-generation booster vaccines manufactured by Gritstone bio, Inc.
01/07- The event, featuring keynote speaker Ilyasah Shabazz, will be live-streamed on Saint Louis University's website.
01/05- Reducing the frequency of opioid use in chronic opioid therapy may limit the risk for depression, a Saint Louis University School of Medicine study shows.
01/04- John W. Padberg, S.J. former history professor at SLU and director of the Institute of Jesuit Sources, died Dec. 25, 2021. He was 95.
12/23- Mary A. Bruemmer, a beloved figure at Saint Louis University who served SLU for 65 years as a longtime administrator and full-time volunteer, died on Dec. 23, 2021. She was 101.
12/21- Two second-year medical students received plaudits for their dedication to helping minority medical students thrive at Saint Louis University at a special gathering where they were awarded scholarships to support their education.
12/18- Following a pandemic-caused cancellation in 2020, the Midyear Commencement Ceremony at Saint Louis University made its return Saturday morning. More than 200 graduates walked across the stage inside Chaifetz Arena and joined the ranks of SLU alumni. The newest graduates were saluted in front of family, friends, staff and faculty.
12/16- Ronny O'Dwyer, S.J., assistant professor in the School of Education, will take a leave of absence from Saint Louis University to become the interim president of De Smet Jesuit High School.
- SLU's School for Professional Studies Launches Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutic Management Certificate Program
12/16- Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies (SPS), which offers busy adults flexible and affordable online degree and certificate programs, is launching a new Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutic Management certificate program in January 2022.
12/15- Hockey is a game of agility, requiring players to be adept on their feet and aware of the puck at all times. But for players with visual impairments, being aware of the puck can be a challenge. It’s a challenge Saint Louis University undergraduate student Seyoon Choi is trying to solve as part of a research team at SLU’s Collaborative Haptics, Robotics, and Mechatronics (CHROME) Lab.
12/14- Michael Vaughn, Ph.D., director of the social work program, co-authored a study that revealed youth of color who witness nonfatal police stops marked by heightened intrusiveness, like harsh language, threats, or use of force, are equally traumatized as directly or indirectly witnessing fatal police encounters.
12/10- Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, will give the keynote address at the tenth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tribute, hosted by Saint Louis University and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.
12/09- Stephanie Tennill, assistant professor of music in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, created VocalEase, an acoustically transparent mask for speech and singing.
12/07- The Office of Mission and Identity dedicated a new Marian grotto Tuesday, Dec. 7, in anticipation of the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
12/07- Krishnaswamy "Ravi" Ravindra, Ph.D., professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. He was 71.
12/02- SLU President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., was honored Tuesday evening with the inaugural Edmund Campion Award. The award was presented to Pestello by SLU's Catholic Studies Center. Matthew Baugh, S.J. Director of the Catholic Studies Center, said the award "recognizes figures who have fostered fruitful dialogue between Christianity and culture in new and creative ways."
12/01- Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology was chosen by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s University Nanosatellite Program (UNP) as one of 10 participating universities invited to design, fabricate and test small satellites.
11/30- Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, will give the keynote address at the tenth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tribute, hosted by Saint Louis University and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.
11/24- Paul Stark, S.J., a former vice president for mission and identity at Saint Louis University, died Nov. 16, 2021. He was 74. Father Stark’s other leadership roles at SLU included serving as assistant vice president for alumni relations and annual giving, and vice president for student development.
11/23- Christina Garcia, Ph.D., assistant professor of Spanish, is the 2021 recipient of the Nancy McNeir Ring Award -- SLU's highest honor for teaching.
11/22- Richard J. DiPaolo, Ph.D., is Professor and Interim Chair of the Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and he discusses how immunotherapies currently and in the future play a key role in combating human diseases.
11/19- Gerardo Camilo, Ph.D., a professor of biology at Saint Louis University, is part of a team of researchers from UMSL, the Saint Louis Zoo, Webster University, Maryville University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden.
11/18- Two Saint Louis University faculty members received Emerson's 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award. The program recognizes educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area annually for their leadership in and passion for teaching, their contributions to student learning, and their knowledge and creativity.
11/15- Ana Santos Rutschman, S.J.D., is an assistant professor of Health Law Studies. Rutschman's research includes vaccine law, policy and intellectual property; and how communication and policymaking can be improved to make future vaccine rollouts go smoother.
11/15- Tricia Bagsby, Ph.D., the Medart Endowed Clinical Professor in Family Business in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, was named a St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 for 2021.
11/12- Amy Bilyeu, M.D., an assistant professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a SLUCare OB/GYN, was named a St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 for 2021.
11/09- Alexei Demchenko, Ph.D., is a professor of Chemistry and the Chemistry Department Chair. Demchenko's research focuses on carbohydrate molecules, which are vital for the development of therapeutics and pharmaceuticals, and how to make the molecule more accessible through technology.
11/05- Medical students at Saint Louis University honored those who donated their bodies for medical education with an interfaith memorial service Friday.
11/05- Zadie Smith was honored Thursday, Nov. 4, with the 2021 St. Louis Literary Award. She received the honor in a ceremony at the Sheldon Concert Hall, which featured a conversation between Smith and Christopher Tinson, Ph.D., chair of SLU's Department of African American Studies.
11/04- The celebration will be Monday, Nov. 8. Student Development and the Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement will be at the Lipic Clock Tower Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free T-shirts, giveaways, a photo booth, music, snacks, and some activities.
11/02- Artist Tom Kiefer, whose work is currently being showcased in simultaneous exhibits at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) and the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), will be at Saint Louis University this week for a series of events and lectures.
11/01- Christa Jackson, Ph.D., is a professor of educational Studies. Dr. Jackson's research focuses on teachers' knowledge of equity, particularly when they're teaching Black students, so that they're meeting the students' needs.
11/01- Lewis Sheats is joining Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business as the new director of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship. His appointment – which follows a national search – is effective Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.
10/29- Saint Louis University's Office of Mission and Identity is relaunching its podcast, 'Mission Matters' on Monday, Nov. 1.
10/28- A discussion with Zadie Smith will be moderated by Christopher Tinson, Ph.D., chair of SLU's Department of African American Studies. In-person and virtual tickets for the Thursday, Nov. 4 event are still available.
- Target to Open Store Near Saint Louis University’s Midtown Campus as Part of $60 Million Development Project
10/28- The new Target will anchor a mixed-use development dubbed “The Edwin,” which also will include 196 luxury apartments. The project is located within the 400-acre redevelopment area that’s guided by the St. Louis Midtown Redevelopment Corp. (SLMRC), a joint effort of SLU and SSM Health.
10/26- The Oct. 25 event drew more than 200 students, colleagues, friends and members of Smith’s family. SLU’s inaugural vice president for diversity and community engagement, Smith was remembered as a compassionate leader and champion for change.
10/26- Colleagues and friends from the School of Medicine, SLUCare, SSM Health and across the University joined together Friday, Oct. 22, to celebrate the medical and administrative career of Robert Wilmott, M.D. Wilmott is the former dean of the School of Medicine and Vice President for Medical Affairs.
10/25- Sofia Origanti, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of Biology. Dr. Origanti's research focuses on how body cells synthesize proteins and the role those proteins play in the in the growth of cancer cells. She also engages her students in her research.
10/22- The Saint Louis University School of Medicine Health Resource Center (HRC) recently hosted a health fair. Operated by School of Medicine students under the guidance of SLU physicians, the HRC provides medical services through a Primary Care Clinic and a variety of specialty clinics to St. Louis residents at no cost.
10/22- The St. Louis Anchor Action Network (STLAAN) is bringing together institutions, businesses, community leaders, and other stakeholders to address racial, economic, and spatial inequities in the St. Louis region through focused efforts to increase employment, income, health and wealth building.
10/21- Best Value Schools recently ranked Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology as the No. 10 best college in the country for pilots and aviation.
10/19- Charles Parker, Ph.D., is a professor of History. Dr. Parker's research includes the first wave of globalization in early modern Europe. He also sees SLU as a destination for the study of Catholicism.
10/15- Seven years after the Occupy SLU protests the Office of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement (DICE) commemorated the encampment with a series of events to remember the 2014 protests for equality and justice that took place on the SLU campus and in the surrounding St. Louis area.
10/15- Gladys W. Gruenberg, Ph.D., professor emeritus of economics and industrial relations, died Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. She was 101.
- SLU’s Center for Social Action Broadens Scope of the Former Center for Service and Community Engagement
10/15- Saint Louis University’s Center for Service and Community Engagement is now the Center for Social Action, a move that more fully encompasses the work of the Center and the mission of the University.
10/14- Richard "Dick" J. Blackwell Sr., Ph.D., professor emeritus of philosophy and former Danforth Chair in the Humanities, died Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021. He was 92.
10/12- Saint Louis University's Cross Cultural Center is now the Cross Cultural Center for Global Citizenship (CCCGC). Located in SLU's Center for Global Citizenship, the CCCGC falls under the newly renamed Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement (DICE), formerly the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.
10/12- Edwin Antony, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Antony's research includes how enzymes function within cells and how they recognize damage to DNA that can cause diseases such as cancer. Antony includes SLU undergraduate students in this vital research.
10/12- Sanjay Jayaram, Ph.D., associate professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering at Saint Louis University, named an American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Class of 2022 Associate Fellow.
- SLU Names Clock Tower Amphitheater to Honor Work and Legacy of Late University Leader Jonathan Smith
10/11- SLU’s inaugural vice president for diversity and community engagement, Smith died suddenly on June 19 at the age of 61 following a recent stroke. The University community will hold a formal dedication ceremony for the newly named Dr. Jonathan C. Smith Amphitheater at the clock tower on Oct. 28.
10/08- Saint Louis University’s Office of Diversity and Community Engagement has a new name that reflects its expanded focus and a renewed commitment to innovative transformation.
10/08- Ajay Jain, M.D., professor of pediatrics, pharmacology, and physiology, received a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases of the National Institutes of Health to study Short Bowel Syndrome in premature babies.
10/07- Author Rachel Greenwald Smith, Ph.D., talks about her new book, "On Compromise: Art, Politics, and the Fate of an American Idea."
10/05- Ness Sandoval, Ph.D, is associate director of SLU's Geospatial Institute (GeoSLU) and an associate professor of sociology. Dr. Sandoval's research tells stories using maps and works with students to use data and maps to look into the future.
10/04- Keon L. Gilbert, DrPH, associate professor of behavioral science and health education at Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice and one of the founding co-directors of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at SLU, has been appointed to the third class of David M. Rubenstein Fellows at the Brookings Institution.
10/01- The Office of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement (DICE) is commemorating Occupy SLU Week with a series of events to remember the 2014 protests for equality and justice that took place on the SLU campus and in the surrounding St. Louis area.
09/30- Saint Louis University once again ranks in the top-10 among Catholic colleges in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2022 college rankings.
09/28- The University is encouraging members of the SLU community to advocate for increased funding for the federal program, which helps 7 million low- and moderate-income students attend and complete college annually.
09/28- Marc Painter, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of finance at Saint Louis University. Painter discusses his research that uses innovtive data sources to see finance trends in a different way.
- Saint Louis University, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital Receive $2 Million as Part of New Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network
09/22- Saint Louis University has received $2 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as one of five medical centers making up a new network created to improve coordinated pandemic care for children.
09/21- Koyal Garg, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Saint Louis University. Dr. Garg’s research focuses on the enhancement of skeletal muscle regeneration and function following injury, disease, and aging. In her own words, Dr. Garg shares why she does what she does, her goals for her research and what it's like working at SLU.
09/21- Matthias H. 'Matt' Backer, Jr. M.D., emeritus professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died Sept. 11, 2021. He was 94.
09/20- Saint Louis University Library Associates today announce author Arundhati Roy as the recipient of the 2022 St. Louis Literary Award. Roy will come to St. Louis next spring to accept the award.
09/17- The National Weather Service has designated Saint Louis University as StormReady, thanks to the efforts of SLU meteorology students. The StormReady program focuses on communication, mitigation, and community preparedness to save lives and property from severe weather.
09/15- Saint Louis University’s Pius XII Memorial Library was named Missouri Library of the Year for distinguished achievement in service. The Missouri Library Association (MLA) will recognize SLU during an awards ceremony at the MLA’s annual conference.
09/15- Dorothy Stroh Becvar, Ph.D., professor emerita of social work, died Aug. 31, 2021. She was 80 years old.
09/14- The event, hosted by Saint Louis University and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Saint Louis University, returned to the St. Louis campus and featured a number of presentations, sessions and speakers is intended to encourages collaboration between government, academia and industry to grow the geospatial ecosystem in the greater St. Louis region.
09/13- As part of the St. Louis Literary Award series of programs honoring the 2021 award recipient Zadie Smith, the 2021 Saint Louis University Campus Read Book Talk Series offers opportunities to explore the themes of Smith's work.
09/13- An interdisciplinary team at Saint Louis University is collaborating to educate African American adults 60 and over about the link between brain health and hearing loss while providing vital services for the community.
09/13- Undergraduate Rankings In addition to being ranked as one of the country's best values in higher education, SLU also was recognized for excellence in teaching, ranking No. 58 among national universities for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the magazine's 2022 Best Colleges guide
09/09- The weekend will feature a limited schedule of events in order to protect the health and safety of our Billiken community, but there will be plenty of opportunities to celebrate all things SLU.
09/02- Elizabeth Winfrey Shindel, Ph.D., retired professor of education at Saint Louis University, died Aug. 31, 2021. She was 70.
09/02- Forbes' third annual ranking of the nation's best employers by state has Saint Louis University landing at No. 18.
09/02- Opening receptions for the exhibitions at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) and the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) are slated for Friday, Sept. 3.
09/02- SLUCare gastroenterologist Christine Hachem, M.D., professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, was elected to serve as Missouri Governor for the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). Hachem begins a three-year term in October 2021.
08/30- Saint Louis University continued its record-breaking fundraising success by raising more than $71 million in fiscal year 2021, making it the third-largest fundraising year in SLU’s 203-year history. The fundraising total is surpassed only by $119 million raised in fiscal year 2019 and $98.7 million raised in fiscal year 2018.
08/27- The Audre Lorde Scholars Program promotes academic excellence and mentorship among students who identify as women of color at SLU. The program is the sibling component of the University’s African American Male Scholars Initiative (AAMS), which aids in the retention and graduation of African American male students.
08/26- Saint Louis University, along with nine others from across the country, was invited to participate in the elite University Nanosatellite Program (UNP) in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
08/24- The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Saint Louis University will co-host Geo-Resolution, an annual conference that encourages collaboration between government, academia and industry to grow the geospatial ecosystem in the greater St. Louis region.
08/24- Check out some photos and videos from the 2021 Fall Welcome.
08/24- Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing held its White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2023. Though not new in the health professions, the ceremony is relatively new to nursing and is viewed as a rite of passage.
- SLU Biology Professor to Direct New Institute to Restore Ecosystems at the Danforth Plant Science Center
08/24- The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced a $12.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to establish the New Roots for Restoration Biology Integration Institute (NRR-BII). Allison Miller, Ph.D., member, Danforth Center and professor of biology at SLU, will serve as the Director of the NRR-BII.
08/21- The newest Billikens and their families filed into Chaifetz Arena Saturday morning for the 2021 New Student Convocation and Family Welcome.
08/20- Harold 'Hal' Bush, Ph.D., professor of English at Saint Louis University, died Aug. 18, 2021. He was 64.
08/19- Students began moving in to residence halls Thursday as the University gears up to start the fall 2021 semester.
- SLU Research: Access to Care for Minority Medicare Patients Worse Than That of Non-Minority Patients
08/17- Saint Louis University research has found that Medicare patients who belong to racial or ethnic minority groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Native American) experience worse access to and quality of ambulatory medical care than Medicare patients who are White or multiracial, regardless of whether they may be enrolled in Medicare Advantage or traditional Medicare,
08/17- Saint Louis University's newest Billikens will kick off their college journey during Fall Move-In. Here are some things to know before you head to campus.
08/12- Allison Miller, Ph.D., a professor of biology at Saint Louis University, will participate Saturday in a discussion with artist Dornith Doherty as part of the Grafting the Grape online art and science series presented by the Missouri Botanical Garden in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council and support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
- SLUCare's Thanh-Mai Vo Named to St. Louis Business Journal's 2021 Class of Most Influential Business Women
08/11- Thanh-Mai Vo, M.D., an associate professor of nephrology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a SLUCare nephrologist, was named one of the St. Louis Business Journal's "Most Influential Business Women" of 2021.
08/10- The July SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 950 likely Missouri voters about issues important to Missourians.
08/10- Incoming freshman looking for mentorship, connection through shared experience, and a celebration of Black diasporic identities, will find support and comradery through Saint Louis University’s THRIVE: Black and Talented Learning Community.
08/07- After being postponed last spring because of the COVID-19 pandemic, May 2020 graduates finally were able to celebrate their commencement during a ceremony Saturday at Chaifetz Arena.
08/04- The next generation of Saint Louis University-trained researchers and healers have officially been welcomed to campus. The White Coat Ceremony marks the start of the students journey into the medical profession.
08/03- St. Louis Magazine has released its 2021 Top Doctors issue, revealing the area’s top physicians. The list includes 96 physicians representing SLUCare Physician Group across more than 40 different specialties.
08/02- The American Society of Transplantation presented SLUCare nephrologist Krista Lentine, M.D., Ph.D., with its 2021 Clinical Science Established Investigator Award at the virtual American Transplant Congress.
07/28- After more than a year of remote work brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Saint Louis University will take its first steps toward having a more traditional fall semester. As announced in June, SLU is planning for a full return of our non-clinical staff to campus beginning Monday, Aug. 2. Before heading back, here are some things to know about what’s going on at the University.
07/28- Saint Louis University will honor May 2020 graduates with a special commencement and celebration weekend Aug. 6-8. The commencement ceremony will be held Aug. 7 in Chaifetz Arena. SLU alumna Dr. Tiffany Anderson (Ed '94, Grad Ed '01) will deliver the commencement address.
07/21- Saint Louis University scientists will study an investigative vaccine to protect against a deadly tropical virus.
- SLU Researchers Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Help Improve Behavioral Health Services for Children, Adolescents
07/21- A team of researchers from Saint Louis University has received a new, four-year $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish the Integrated Behavioral Health Practice Fellowship for Children and Youth.
07/20- Olympic athletes will take the stage this week in Tokyo, dazzling the world with feats of athletic prowess and inspiring spectators to challenge themselves by starting their own fitness regime. SLUCare primary care sports medicine doctor Jamil Neme, M.D., shares tips for those wanting to up their exercise levels.
07/13- Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine Summer Scholars Program is designed to expose minority students in grades 9-12 to careers in medicine and health care. A rising senior at Rosati-Kain High School shares her experience in the program.
- SLU Receives $2.1 Million Federal HRSA Grant to Support Diverse Nursing Students, Provide Faculty Development
07/13- Saint Louis University (SLU)’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing is the recipient of a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) nursing workforce diversity grant. This is the third time the school has received the nursing workforce grant.
07/08- The Empowerment Network presented Sameer Siddiqui, M.D., a SLUCare urologist and the C. Rollins Hanlon Endowed Chair of Surgery, with its Blue Diamond Award for his work with the organization
07/07- In the United States, low-income and minority students are completing college at low rates compared to higher-income and majority peers — a detriment to reducing economic inequality. Double-dose algebra could be a solution, according to a new study.
07/05- Dragonflies consistently adapt to climate change by evolving to look less male, based on the melanin in their wing ornamentation, per new findings from Saint Louis University and Washington University researchers.
07/01- Saint Louis University has announced that an anonymous donor has made a gift of $100,000 in support of the Department of Psychology and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.
06/30- Family, friends and members of the Saint Louis University community said farewell to Jonathan C. Smith, Ph.D., Wednesday morning in Chaifetz Arena. Smith, SLU’s vice president for diversity and community engagement, died suddenly on June 19, 2021, at the age of 61 following a recent stroke.
06/30- A new roster will make its debut at a St. Louis tournament. Team director Nicholas Chiu said the Billikens should be a top team this year.
06/29- Fourth of July festivities are upon us and for many, that means celebrating with fireworks. Before you light that sparkler or set off a smoke bomb, SLUCare ophthalmologist Gabriela Espinoza, M.D., says it is important to protect your eyes.
06/23- William "Bill" Sydney Martin Wold, Ph.D., professor and former department chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died June 14, 2021. He was 77.
06/17- Amber Johnson, Ph.D., (A&S ’01, Grad A&S ’03), associate professor of communication, will serve in the newly created leadership role starting July 1. An award-winning scholar and author, Johnson is the co-founder of SLU’s Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, and the creator of Justice Fleet, a mobile, social justice museum.
06/17- Chemistry grad student Steven Skaggs was recently selected for funding by the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) program.
06/17- Members of the task force thanked health care workers for putting their own lives at risk to care for patients during the COVID-19 public health crisis. The task force is led by SLU alumnus and former faculty member Alexander Garza, M.D.
06/17- Director of SLU's Cross Cultural Center, Richard Marks, Ed.D., was named as one of the St. Louis Business Journal's inaugural "Business of Pride" award honorees, which celebrate both LGBTQ+ leaders and allies who advocate for inclusion and equality.
06/15- A collection of works by Jonathan Smith, Ph.D., vice president for diversity and inclusion at Saint Louis University, is being brought to life on the stage.
06/15- Saint Louis University has been awarded a $2 million grant from the J.E. & L.E. Mabee Foundation toward the construction of the Jesuit Center, a new, $16 million residential facility for Jesuit priests located on SLU's north campus.
06/11- SLU’s special advisor to the University President on COVID-19 will be honored June 28 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
06/07- SLU-CAM offers turn-key service for regional manufacturers and partners in need of additive manufacturing resources and expertise.
06/07- The Justice Fleet will kick off the 2021 Black Love Convergence Festival with the debut of TJF’s third exhibit, “TransFuturism: Gender Euphoria as Peak Blackness." The virtual exhibit will be held on June 12 from 12 to 5 p.m.
06/04- Approximately 70-80% of classes were fully or primarily in-person this year, and more than 3,500 students lived on campus. There were no documented cases of disease transmission in classrooms, lab spaces or other educational settings at the University.
06/02- The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) recently installed Patrick F. Foley, D.D.S., M.S.D., as president-elect for the year. Foley is the assistant director of Saint Louis University's Center for Advanced Dental Education (CADE).
- $1 Million Gift Supports Future Endowed Chair in School of Medicine's Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department
06/02- Saint Louis University has announced that School of Medicine researcher and faculty member Abdul Waheed, Ph.D., has made a gift of $1 million in support of the school's biochemistry and molecular biology department and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.
05/26- Students in grades 9-12 are encouraged to apply for the second session of SLU's School of Medicine Summer Scholars Program which will run June 14-July 2.
05/25- Low testosterone levels in men are linked to more severe cases of COVID-19, according to Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine researchers.
- In Lab, SLU Researchers Find Benefits for Diabetes, Fatty Liver Disease When Combining Two Anti-Diabetes Drugs
05/24- A Saint Louis University research team, led by Kyle S. McCommis, Ph.D., assistant professor in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, found that combining two classes of anti-diabetes drugs provides superior benefits in mouse models of diabetes and fatty liver disease.
05/24- Saint Louis University released its commencement ceremony online Sunday, May 25.
05/21- This fall, Saint Louis University will become the fourth Jesuit university in the nation to formally establish a Department of African American Studies. It’s a historic milestone for SLU’s African American Studies Program, which has existed in some capacity at the University for more than 40 years.
05/14- Irene T. Schulze, Ph.D., professor emeritus in molecular microbiology and immunology, died May 6, 2021.
05/13- After leading Saint Louis University's Division of Information Technology Services on an interim basis since March 2020, Kyle Collins has been appointed permanent vice president and CIO.
05/11- Saint Louis University made The Princeton Review’s list of Best Value Colleges for 2021 and was ranked No. 10 on its list of the Top 20 (Private) Schools for Making an Impact. SLU is the only Jesuit university on the Making an Impact list
05/10- Research from Saint Louis University finds that adult patients who have received a Tdap vaccination have a 42% lower risk for dementia, compared with patients who are not vaccinated.
05/10- Alumnus Alexander Garza, M.D., will deliver remarks during a virtual, pre-recorded ceremony that will premiere online at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23. He will also join Brenda and Larry Thompson and Linda and Alan Vogt in receiving honorary degrees from the University this year.
05/07- Saint Louis University has announced that Donald and Nancy Ross have made a $1 million gift to the University in support of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.
05/06- A team of SLU’s undergraduate meteorology students is working with the National Weather Service St. Louis office and SLU's Department of Public Safety to seek the StormReady designation on behalf of the University.
05/04- The new institute brings together researchers in medicine, biology, engineering, and computational and applied chemistry to discover, develop and translate new medical therapies to address unmet patient needs.
05/03- Saint Louis University leaders and members of the Student Government Association (SGA) celebrated the opening of Phase II of the Academic Tech Commons (ATC) in a ceremony broadcast on Zoom Monday.
04/30- The visit provided 85 potential future Air Force officers with strategic perspective and leadership guidance from the Air Force's senior uniformed officer.
04/27- In a special visit following the team’s last home training session, SLU President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., told the Billikens that the entire SLU community is proud of and supports them as they are set to vie for a national championship this year.
04/27- Saint Louis University, LifeWise STL partner for COVID-19 vaccine clinics at South City Hospital. SLU students serve as interpreters for Spanish-speaking patients.
04/26- College Consensus recently ranked Saint Louis University as the No. 9 best Catholic college in the country with online degree programs and No. 24 overall. SLU is one of four Jesuit universities in the top 10 for online programs, along with Georgetown, Marquette University and the University of San Francisco.
04/23- Deborah Hortman, assistant professor of nursing in SLU's Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing and a member of SLU's COVID-19 Vaccination Team, was recognized at the 2021 Excellence in Nursing awards.
04/23- In just 24 hours, the University raised a record $543,858 from 970 gifts for various student organizations, scholarships, programs and service organizations.
04/21- On Wednesday, April 21, the Saint Louis University community gathered at the Lipic Clock Tower Plaza to remember the victims of systemic racism and police brutality.
04/21- Margaret Benz, MSN, an assistant professor in Saint Louis University’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, was honored recently for her work assisting the City of St. Louis with its COVID-19 vaccine clinics.
04/19- The Office of Alumni and Donor Engagement invites the SLU family - faculty, staff, students and alumni - to show the world all the good SLU can do in just one day by participating in the fourth annual SLU Giving Day.