Headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
12/01/23- Associate Professor of Aviation Science Stephen Belt, Ph.D., has been chosen as the 2023 Nancy McNeir Ring Award recipient. The Nancy McNeir Ring Award, SLU's highest honor for teaching, 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. Belt will be recognized and deliver the commencement address at the 2023 Midyear Commencement Ceremony.
- Saint Louis University Receives $5.96 Million Grant to Bolster Teacher Ranks in Underserved School Districts
11/29/23- Saint Louis University's School of Education received a $5.96 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to address teacher shortages in underserved communities. Through an inventive pilot program, SLU will enroll up to 80 professionals with associate's degrees who are already working in school settings in a two-year program, where they will receive a full teaching degree upon completion.
- To Build Better Tuberculosis Vaccines, Saint Louis University Researchers Develop a New Model by Leveraging an Old Vaccine
11/29/23- In a paper published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Daniel Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Saint Louis University Center for Vaccine Development, and colleagues report a promising new approach to speed vaccine testing for tuberculosis.
11/21/23- The Billiken squad finished the 2023 Collegiate Chess League (CCL) fall season with a dominant win. In the finals on Sunday, Nov. 19, SLU topped the University of Texas at Dallas 11.5-4.5.
11/20/23- Two Saint Louis University faculty have Emerson 2023 Excellence in Teaching Awards. The program, now in its 34th year, is one of the St. Louis region's most renowned teacher recognition programs.
11/20/23- George T. Grossberg, M.D., and colleagues were instrumental in developing the first and only Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved treatment for agitation associated with Alzheimer's dementia.
11/20/23- Saint Louis University will hire 20 new faculty members in core geospatial science and related fields in an ambitious cluster hiring initiative. The new positions, which will be filled over a three-year span, will be hired in collaboration with the Taylor Geospatial Institute.
11/20/23- George Grossberg, M.D., is a recipient of the 2023 International Psychogeriatric Association’s (IPA) Distinguished Service to the Field of Psychogeriatrics Award. Grossberg has been a leader in developing mental health programs, treatment and research in geriatrics.
11/17/23- Members of the Saint Louis University community got an up-close look at the making of a movie both in front of and behind the camera. Production crews were on SLU's campus for two days filming for the upcoming movie, "On Fire." The film tells the story of SLU alum John O'Leary (CSB '99).
11/16/23- Saint Louis University professor Ricardo Wray, Ph.D., was named a 2024 Climate and Health Scholar by the National Institutes of Health, beginning a year-long research fellowship to combat climate change and its public health consequences.
11/15/23- An annual Interfaith Gift Body Memorial Service was held at Saint Francis Xavier College Church on Friday, Nov. 10, to honor 371 individuals who generously donated their bodies to SLU’s School of Medicine to train future physicians, occupational and physical therapists, athletic trainers, physician assistants, and educators.
11/09/23- This semester, Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) presents a selection of works from the museum collection and works on loan. MOCRA is also launching several Spotlight Tours for visitors. The 30-minute discussions are focused on a single artwork. The tours are free and open to the public.
11/08/23- Dr. Shahina Ghazanfar, author of Plants of the Qur'ān, History and Culture will deliver the 36th annual John Dwyer Public Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, November 10, in the Bayer Event Center at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
11/06/23- SLU students in the occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech, language and hearing sciences programs worked interprofessionally to adapt off-the-shelf toys and distribute them to children with disabilities and their families.
11/03/23- SLU’s sensory room, located in the Busch Student Center, is a safe space designed to provide room for individuals with a sensory processing disorder to decompress and cope with sensory issues in a productive way.
11/02/23- Celerstine Briggs Johnson, Ed.D., former associate vice provost at Saint Louis University, died Monday, Oct. 23, 2023. She was 89. Johnson worked for Saint University for nearly 30 years. She joined SLU in 1979 and retired in the winter of 2008. Johnson served as Saint Louis University's first Black female associate vice president for enrollment and academic services. She was also a SLU alumna, having earned her Doctor of Education degree from the University.
10/27/23- Farzana Hoque, M.D., associate professor of Internal Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine and Acting Internship Co-Director at Saint Louis University, has been named one of St. Louis Business Journal's 40 Under 40. Hoque joined SLU in 2018 as her first job after completing residency training.
10/27/23- Jasmin Patel, Associate Vice President for Research and Chief of Staff to the Vice President for Research and Partnerships at St. Louis University, has been named a St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 for 2023. Patel has been with SLU since 2016.
- Saint Louis University, Lincoln University Partner to Create Accelerated Student Pathways in Strategic Intelligence and Cybersecurity
10/24/23- Saint Louis University and Lincoln University announce a partnership that will benefit students in STEM fields and serve as an engine for workforce and educational development in Missouri. The partnership agreement will allow Lincoln University students to pursue select graduate programs at Saint Louis University and facilitate an early transition to graduate school.
10/24/23- A team of aviation science students from Saint Louis University’s School of Science and Engineering placed high enough this weekend to secure a spot in the 2024 National Intercollegiate Flying Association Competition. The Flying Billikens from SLU’s Oliver L. Parks Department of Aviation Science hosted the Region VI SAFECON event at the St. Louis Downtown Airport.
10/20/23- The newest Topgolf location, sandwiched between Saint Louis University's north and south campuses, opened Friday. Leaders from Topgolf, SLU, the city and the region celebrated the opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The venue, which is the second to serve Greater St. Louis, is located at the intersection of Chouteau Avenue and Compton Avenue, south of I-64.
- SLU School of Education Associate Dean Named to Advisory Board for the Future of Church-Related University
10/20/23- Molly A. Schaller, Ph.D., a professor of higher education and associate dean at Saint Louis University's School of Education, has been named an inaugural advisory board member for a new consultation on the future of church-related universities.
10/18/23- Thomas C. Westfall, Ph.D., chair emeritus of the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at Saint Louis University, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. He was 85. Westfall served as chair of the Department of Pharmacology, which later became the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, for 34 years, from 1979 until 2013.
10/17/23- Politicians have crisscrossed the state for years, sharing their vision for Missour-ee or Missour-uh, depending on where they spoke. Now, as the state celebrates Missouri Day on Wednesday, Missourians have spoken about how they say their state’s name. In 2023, the SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 900 likely Missouri voters, asking how they pronounced the name of the state in which they reside.
10/12/23- Researchers at Saint Louis University (SLU) are enrolling participants in a clinical trial to increase youth sport coaches' knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries and how to prevent them. Principal investigator Oluwatoyosi Owoeye, Ph.D., assistant professor of physical therapy at SLU, says this is the first study of its kind.
10/05/23- Firaol Ahmed, a Saint Louis University junior and a Billiken track and field athlete was named a St. Louis Inno Under 25 for 2023. Ahmed founded Moii Coffee last winter.
09/28/23- Alice Bourke Hayes, Ph.D., Saint Louis University’s first female Provost, died on Sept. 24, 2023. She was 85. Hayes came to SLU in 1989. She was the first provost at SLU since 1974 and the first woman in the role. She was also the first layperson to be second in command at a Jesuit university in the United States.
09/28/23- Geospatial leaders, students, and academics gathered virtually and in a packed Busch Student Center on Thursday to take a look at the state of the geospatial industry. Saint Louis University and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) once again teamed up to talk geospatial at the fifth-ever Geo-Resolution conference. This year's topic was "Digital Transformations: Navigating a World of Data from Seabed to Space.
09/28/23- Spice Market is a new Indian-food restaurant in Fusz Hall. It opened for the fall semester and is the result of a student push to have more "authentic" food on campus.
09/27/23- In two recent papers, Saint Louis University researchers report finding high concentrations of microplastics present in a Missouri cave system that had been closed to human visitors for 30 years.
09/26/23- A decade of work culminated this week in the opening of the third and final phase of Saint Louis University’s Academic Technology Commons in Pius XII Memorial Library. University leadership and the Student Government Association gathered Monday to open the 7,916-square-foot space.
09/25/23- The Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing held its White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2026. It’s an event celebrated nationwide and marks an important milestone for students as they progress toward becoming baccalaureate nurses in their health care education.
09/21/23- A new center at Saint Louis University has been established to support research in global Catholicism. The Center for Research on Global Catholicism (CRGC) supports scholarship on how Catholicism migrated across time and space to become a global religion.
09/21/23- George Terzis, Ph.D., an associate professor of Philosophy at Saint Louis University, died on Aug. 27, 2023. He was 71. Terzis was known at SLU for both the brilliance of his mind and the gentleness of his spirit, colleagues said.
- Bridging the Gap: SLU Speech Pathologist Advocates for Underrepresented Minorities in Rising Career Field
09/20/23- Though the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of speech-language pathologists to grow 19% from 2022 to 2032, a Saint Louis University speech pathologist says there aren’t enough students majoring in the profession, particularly from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds.
- Mission and Identity Launches The Pilgrim’s Path, a Mission-Centered Walking Tour of Saint Louis University’s North Campus
09/19/23- Saint Louis University's Division of Mission and Identity has launched The Pilgrim’s Path, a mission-centered tour of SLU’s north campus.
09/19/23- The Gate District West neighborhood, bordered by Grand Boulevard to the west, Compton Avenue to the east, Chouteau Avenue to the north, and Interstate 44 to the south, is being transformed. Three years after the redevelopment project kicked off, a number of new houses and renovations have taken place and revitalized the neighborhood.
09/15/23- Scholars from across Saint Louis University gathered in the Sinquefield Stateroom in DuBourg Hall on Thursday afternoon to salute and honor excellence in research and scholarship. The 2023 Scholarly Works reception celebrated success in publications and exhibitions from the previous year.
09/12/23- Monday morning, select members of the Saint Louis University faculty met in the Pere Marquette Gallery to launch SLU's new Early Career Faculty Mentoring Program. The mentoring program is a new initiative from the Division for Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement (DICE).
09/11/23- Saint Louis University has received a $250,000 grant from the Teagle Foundation, which will allow the university to participate in the "Cornerstone: Learning for Living" initiative. A joint product of Teagle and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Cornerstone gives schools training and financial support in creating liberal arts education programs.
- Saint Louis University Receives $1 Million NGA Grant to Establish Midwestern Satellite Calibration Network
09/01/23- Saint Louis University has received a $1 million grant from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to create a satellite calibration network to improve the accuracy of satellite observations and the geospatial tools used to monitor global change, infrastructure resilience, and natural disasters such as landslides, volcanic eruptions, and flooding.
09/01/23- Several hundred new international students joined the Aug. 26 trip to the national monument, an iconic symbol of America’s pioneering spirit. The signature event marked the beginning of a bold and transformative adventure for new international students at SLU.
- SLU Study: Head and Neck Cancer Diagnostic Delays Linked to Antibiotics Despite Clinical Practice Guidelines
08/25/23- Researchers at Saint Louis University School of Medicine say diagnostic delays frequently occur in patients with undiagnosed head and neck cancer and are calling for improved dissemination of current clinical practice guidelines in a new paper published Aug. 24 in JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.
08/25/23- Very few days can blend excitement and anxiety quite like the first day of school. You're excited for what the new year will bring, what you'll learn and the classes you'll take. But seeing all the coursework and diving right into it on Day 1 can be overwhelming. And if you're a freshman taking a college course for the first time -- or a senior beginning their last year -- those feelings are only amplified.
08/25/23- The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and Saint Louis University will co-host the Geo-Resolution 2023 conference, "Digital Transformations: Navigating a World of Data from Seabed to Space," Thursday, Sept. 28, at SLU's Busch Student Center.
08/24/23- Students, staff, faculty and administrators filled St. Francis Xavier College Church Thursday, Aug. 24, to celebrate the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit.
08/24/23- Erectile dysfunction (ED) is more common in older individuals with long-term Type 2 diabetes. However, emerging research at Saint Louis University School of Medicine has found that ED indicates undiagnosed prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in young men under 40.
08/24/23- Saint Louis University has many new faculty members joining the University this year. Check out the list of who is new at SLU.
08/23/23- Adolescents of color with a disability or special health care need (SHCN) were almost twice as likely to experience racial discrimination compared to peers of color without SHCNs, according to Saint Louis University research published in the Journal of Adolescent Health.
08/23/23- The August 2023 SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 900 likely Missouri voters about issues facing the Missouri legislature and their opinions about the 2024 presidential election, schools, and LGBTQ issues.
08/22/23- Nearly 100 new faculty members took part in the new faculty orientation on Wednesday, Aug. 16. At the day-long event, the newest members of the SLU community took part in a resource fair, networking lunch, and breakout sessions.
08/19/23- Fresh off their move-in experience, Saint Louis University formally welcomed its newest group of Billikens at the annual Convocation ceremony on Saturday morning. The 2023 New Student Convocation and Family Welcome ceremony was designed to be one of the first opportunities for the new class of Billikens to develop a sense of cohesion and identity. Members of the SLU community shared what being a Billiken has meant to them and what they hope it will mean for the newest Billikens.
08/18/23- Saint Louis University will mark the beginning of the new academic year with its traditional Mass of the Holy Spirit Thursday, Aug. 24. During the Mass, Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D., associate professor and department chair for health management and policy in SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, will profess his final vows as a Jesuit.
- Ink Tributes, an Exhibition Highlighting Victims of Police Brutality, Opens August 25 at Saint Louis University Museum of Art
08/18/23- The Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) will present a provocative new exhibition by Disney Animation artist Marlon West, featuring individuals who have experienced police brutality. “Marlon West’s Ink Tributes,” a series of comic-book-style portraits opens Aug. 25.
08/17/23- One of the most exciting days on campus, Saint Louis University welcomed the Class of 2027 to St. Louis Thursday morning, kicking off the brand new school year, one with plenty of opportunity and possibilities.
08/15/23- Saint Louis University’s “Black in Stem Celebration & Awards” event received the 2023 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education. SLU will be featured, along with 79 other recipients, in the September 2023 issue.
08/15/23- Saint Louis University's Orflamme leaders are ready to throw open the doors and welcome the Class of 2027 to SLU. Move-In for first-year students is Aug. 17-18, 2023.
08/14/23- Tyler Lackland, a second-year medical student at Saint Louis University's School of Medicine, was named Miss Black Illinois USA 2024. Lackland will go on to compete next year in the national Miss Black USA 2024 pageant.
08/14/23- Five programs led by Saint Louis University School of Medicine faculty at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital have ranked top 50 in the recently released U.S. News Best Children's Hospitals by Specialty National Rankings.
08/11/23- The Class of 2027 White Coat Ceremony occurred at St. Francis Xavier College Church on Sunday, July 30. Family, friends, and loved ones witnessed the newest class of SLU School of Medicine students receive their first clinical white coats to mark the start of their journey.
- SLU Ethicists, Leading Scholars Publish Guidance for Parents, Physicians Making Medical Decisions for Children
08/11/23- A group of leading scholars participated in a June 2022 symposium, "Best Interests and Beyond: Standards of Decision Making in Pediatrics," at Saint Louis University. The symposium and further discussions led to six recommendations for pediatric decision-making. Those findings, "Pediatric Decision Making: Consensus Recommendations," appeared in Pediatrics on Aug. 9.
08/07/23- Research from Saint Louis University School of Medicine finds that among patients 65 and older, a diagnosis of anxiety was significantly associated with an increased risk of dementia diagnosis, and benzodiazepine exposure was associated with a 28% increased risk of dementia.
07/28/23- Saint Louis University’s School of Science and Engineering recently held its inaugural STEM Immersion Experience Camp to provide underrepresented students in STEM an understanding of the many fields and educational opportunities available in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
07/28/23- Since 1992, Eleonore Stump has taught, studied and written about philosophy at Saint Louis University. Throughout the course of her 30-plus years in the Philosophy Department, she has become known for her dedication to the humanities. This year, as she begins five years of phased retirement, the American Philosophical Association honored her by inviting her to give the Dewey Lecture at its Central Division meeting.
07/26/23- Year one of the four-year partnership included the completion of a Healthy Minds Study and the creation of a JED Campus Strategic Plan. The JED Foundation is helping 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
- Pandemic Sparks Key Innovations in Digital Orthodontics at SLU's Center for Advanced Dental Education
07/24/23- The COVID-19 pandemic galvanized researchers at Saint Louis University's Center for Advanced Dental Education to explore key innovations in digital orthodontics and general dentistry. Now, dental professionals from various countries are traveling to SLU to learn more about two technological advancements not available anywhere else in the world.
07/24/23- Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D., professor and department chair for health management and policy at Saint Louis University, has authored a paper examining ethical questions raised during the COVID-19 pandemic and what can be done, to address similar ethical questions in the future.
07/24/23- Research led by Margaret Bultas, Ph.D., professor at SLU's Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, has found that integrating a therapy dog into the classroom increases mental health support for nursing students.
07/19/23- The summer months are the busiest time on the roads and for teens with ADHD, a new driver's license carries a lot of responsibility. June is National Safety Month, and July and August see the most cars on the road of any month of the year. Saint Louis University (SLU) researcher Annie Artiga Garner, Ph.D., is doing her part to make the roads safer not just for teens with ADHD, but for every driver.
07/18/23- Saint Louis University's Paul C. Reinert, S.J., Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic's Augmentative-Alternative Communication Theater Camp presented Lost and Found: Little Bo Peep Meets Mary and her Lamb on Friday, July 14, in the C.S. Huh Auditorium at the Center for Global Citizenship. The event was open to the SLU community and free to attend.
07/11/23- The Orthopedic Biomechanics and Imaging Team at Saint Louis University, which is led by Patrick Corrigan, PT, DPT, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training, is evaluating why knee osteoarthritis commonly progresses from one to two knees.
07/11/23- The Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship at Saint Louis University has been named a finalist for the 2023 St. Louis Inno Fire Awards. The St. Louis Business Journal will name the winners at a celebration on July 18.
07/07/23- Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., a professor of behavioral science and health education at Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice and acting director of strategic initiatives for the Taylor Geospatial Institute, was named to the Board of Directors for the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).
07/07/23- Michael Vaughn, Ph.D., was recognized by Research.com on its Top 1,000 Scientists for 2023 as one of the most-cited researchers in the area of social sciences and humanities. The professor of social work was ranked 129th in the United States and 250th in the world, placing him in the top one percent of his peers.
06/30/23- Research published in Outlook on Agriculture has shown that the population relative to available climate-suitable areas has increased, posing a threat to the economy and food security.
06/27/23- Paul A. Young, Ph.D., professor emeritus of anatomy at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died June 24, 2023. He was 96.
06/27/23- Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks-related emergencies are here. Gabriela Espinoza, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, has eye safety tips you need to know.
06/23/23- Saint Louis University's Searls Hall, located at 3301 Locust St., is home to the latest addition to The Walls off Washington, a project of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation in Grand Center.
06/23/23- Joan Haselman Carter, Ph.D., professor emeritus and former associate dean at the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, died May 11, 2023. She was 90.
- World-Renowned Geospatial Expert Selected as Inaugural Executive Director of Taylor Geospatial Institute
06/20/23- Nadine Alameh, Ph.D., is the CEO and president of the Open Geospatial Consortium, a global membership collective with more than 500 organizations working to advance geospatial information. She is also an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Interior’s National Geospatial Advisory Committee and a board member of the United Nations Geospatial Global Information Management Private Sector Network.
06/16/23- Saint Louis University is one of the top five producers of volunteers for work with two Jesuit Volunteer organizations: the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and JVC Northwest.
06/08/23- Alberto Galofré M.Ed. M.D., professor emeritus of Internal Medicine and former Associate Dean for Curriculum with the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died May 10, 2023. He was 85.
06/07/23- Stella Hoft, a M.D./Ph.D. student at Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine, was recently awarded an F30 Grant through the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases.
06/07/23- Rich DiPaolo, Ph.D., professor and interim chair in the Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, warns that patients with gastritis caused by autoimmunity as well as Helicobacter pylori, a type of bacteria that infects your stomach, may benefit from routine screenings to identify patients with a high risk of progressing to gastric cancer.
06/05/23- Leslie McClure, Ph.D., is the associate dean for faculty affairs at the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. She also serves as the chair of the school's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, where she helped launch new academic programs and increase research funding. She begins her new leadership role at SLU on Nov. 15.
06/02/23- Paul Hotfelder, former assistant professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, died on Tuesday, May 30, 2023. He was 73.
05/31/23- Habitat for Neighborhood Business (HNB) was founded in 2006 by SLU alum Douglas Brown (CSB ’66), who saw a lack of businesses in economically challenged neighborhoods. HNB helps entrepreneurs and small business owners return retail and service businesses to struggling urban neighborhoods.
05/25/23- For the parents of children who stutter, managing the communication disorder alone can be stressful and isolating. At Saint Louis University’s Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic, one mother discovered a team to help her daughter communicate more confidently at school and home.
05/25/23- The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) at Saint Louis University presents work from artists Vicente Telles and Brandon Maldonado in the exhibition, "Cuentos Nuevomexicanos." The exhibition has been extended through June. 25.
05/23/23- A $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will accelerate research on using sustainable metals, specifically iron, to access valuable molecules. The three-year grant was awarded to Jamie Neely, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at Saint Louis University.
05/22/23- The Taylor Geospatial Institute announces the inaugural group of TGI fellows. The program enables TGI member institutions to recruit and retain distinguished researchers in geospatial science fields, develop the next generation of scientific leaders and catalyze collaboration to accelerate the St. Louis region’s development as a global geospatial center of excellence.
05/20/23- Saint Louis University celebrated the Class of 2023 on Saturday morning at the Spring Commencement ceremony. Family members, friends and loved ones filled the seats at Chaifetz Arena to salute and congratulate the newest group of students who can now call themselves alums of Saint Louis University. A total crowd of 4,533 saluted the more than 2,900 students who graduated from SLU this spring.
05/19/23- Saint Louis University graduate student Aniketh Vyas says the SLU community treated him like a part of a family, and he is eternally grateful for it. Vyas lost part of his left leg due to a Jan. 24, 2022, accident. He walked across the stage at Chaifetz Arena Friday during the School of Science and Engineering pre-commencement ceremony to receive his master's in computer science.
05/19/23- A student-athlete, sent home from campus in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic began to spread, faced a dilemma – how to keep himself in shape during a lockdown? Eliott Ekindi, a senior tennis player at Saint Louis University, created the UClip as a way to transform a home gym.
- Little Turtles, Big Tortoises: SLU Professor Publishes Papers with Conservation Focus for Both Animals
05/17/23- Stephen Blake, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at Saint Louis University, has authored a pair of papers focusing on reptiles and potential future conservation efforts to protect the species.
05/12/23- Two Saint Louis University students and one alumnus have been selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Adam Ryan, Sierra Zima and Krysta Couzi became the latest SLU graduates to take part in the program. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program is designed to expand perspectives through academic and professional advancement and cross-cultural dialogue.
05/12/23- Donna LaVoie, Ph.D., has been a member of SLU’s faculty for nearly 30 years, serving in numerous academic leadership roles in the college, including interim dean since 2020. She has also earned numerous honors during her distinguished career, including being named a Woman of the Year by SLU's Women’s Commission in 2019.
05/11/23- Culture is tough to define, but you know it when you see it. Defining culture and determining how to use it to make teams successful was the goal for "Leading Teams on the Field and in Science," a panel discussion with Allison Miller, Ph.D., professor of biology at Saint Louis University and principal investigator at the Danforth Plant Science Center; and Katie Shields, head women's soccer coach at SLU. For more than an hour, Shields and Miller traded insights on how they have made their respective teams successful and shared tactics to build culture and more.
05/11/23- Phas3, a digital health start-up created at Saint Louis University in 2016-17, was sold to a company based in Austin, Texas this week. Phas3 has developed an app that facilitates remote cardiac rehabilitation and patient monitoring. It was created by Lucas Rydberg and Dan Ebeling, who as SLU students participated in the second year of MEDLaunch.
05/11/23- The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at Saint Louis University has launched "Critical Futures," a new podcast about imagining alternative futures. The first episode "Reimagining Community Partnerships" explores anti-racist health policies and structural racism in the health care system.
05/09/23- Experts, community leaders and changemakers gathered at Saint Louis University last week for the 2023 SLU Summit for Water. Organized by SLU's WATER Institute, the two-day summit featured the pediatrician whose research exposed the Flint water crisis. This marked the first time in four years that a portion of the summit was held in person.
05/09/23- Fabien Montcher, Ph.D., assistant professor of history at Saint Louis University, has been named a fellow at The Newberry Library in Chicago for 2023-24. The Newberry typically awards 10 long-term fellowships each year.
- Saint Louis University International Business Students Become First in U.S. to Complete Initiative Sending Business Books Abroad
05/05/23- Students in the International Business Club at Saint Louis University have compiled a business library. Now, they are shipping this 10,000-book, ready-made library to the Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) in Pakistan. The pallets of books leave St. Louis in the coming weeks.
05/05/23- John O’Leary (Chaifetz ’99) was 9 years old in 1987 when he was so badly burned in an accident that doctors gave him less than a 1% chance of survival. The SLU alumnus detailed his journey to recovery in the 2016 New York Times best-seller “On Fire: The 7 Choices to Ignite a Radically Inspired Life.” This year’s spring commencement ceremony will be held Saturday, May 20, in Chaifetz Arena.
05/02/23- Author Jamaica Kincaid will receive the 2024 St. Louis Literary Award from the Saint Louis University Libraries. Kincaid will come to St. Louis next spring to accept the award.
04/28/23- Long-time School of Law administrator Steve Smith died Thursday, March 16. He was 73. Smith graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1976 and was an assistant and associate dean for more than 20 years.
04/27/23- The Saint Louis University Chess Team won the Collegiate Chess League (CCL). The season-long tournament culminated on April 16, with SLU defeating the University of Missouri. SLU is the first team in the CCL's five-year history to win two championships.
04/25/23- Saint Louis University professor Karen Cuvar, Ph.D., was named a St. Louis Magazine Excellence in Nursing winner in the Education category. This year, three other faculty from the School of Nursing were also named winners in the Orthopedics, Research and Community Care/Ambulatory Care categories.
04/25/23- Saint Louis University has partnered with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center for a panel discussion titled Leading Teams on the Field and in Science. Featuring Katie Shields, head women's soccer coach at SLU and Allison Miller, Ph.D., professor of biology at Saint Louis University and principal investigator at the Danforth Plant Science Center, the two will explore the nature of teams in sports and in science, and what it means to be successful in both
- Center for Ignatian Service Receives $1.3 Million Grant to Expand Service Learning at Saint Louis University
04/24/23- Saint Louis University’s Center for Ignatian Service has received a one-year $1.3 million grant from the Thomas R. Schilli Foundation to build upon the work the Center has done in its inaugural year. The Center was established in 2022 by a $612,495 pilot grant from the Schilli Foundation.
04/20/23- - Research published in Regional Environmental Change has shown that as climate zones shift toward hotter and drier conditions, ecological diversity will decline, posing a major threat to terrestrial ecosystems with far-reaching social and ecological impacts.
04/19/23- As part of the 2023 St. Louis Literary Award ceremony honoring Neil Gaiman, the audience was treated to the premiere of a new arrangement of “Stardust Suite,” by composer Ilan Eshkeri. Saint Louis University senior Serina Daniels was part of the trio performing the piece.
04/19/23- Saint Louis University’s Department of Family and Community Medicine ranks in the top 20 in the nation in National Institute for Health funding, per data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research.
04/14/23- Saint Louis University Libraries honored writer Neil Gaiman with the 2023 St. Louis Literary Award Thursday, April 13. Gaiman is a prolific author of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.
04/14/23- The students in Chris Higgins’ principles of broadcast meteorology class got a taste of life in television journalism Wednesday when the KTVI/KPLR meteorologist did a live newscast during their class at Saint Louis University.
04/13/23- Saint Louis University will host a free public lecture on the Catholic Church and racial justice by Rev. Bryan Massingale, S.T.D. The event will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 26.
04/13/23- Saint Louis University's Gabby Chiodo has been named a 2023 Truman Scholar. Chiodo is one of 62 Truman Scholars selected this year. This year’s crop of Truman Scholars was selected from a pool of 705 candidates nominated by 275 colleges and universities. She is the fifth Truman Scholar from SLU in the 46-year history of the award.
04/13/23- The ASCI is a nonprofit medical honor society comprising over 3,000 physician-scientists from all medical specialties. The Society is dedicated to advancing research that extends understanding of diseases and improves treatment, and members are committed to mentoring future generations of physician-scientists.
04/13/23- Saint Louis University will host an online presentation and discussion of the effects of racism on child development. Where Do We Go From Here? The Effects of Racism on Child Development will be held on National Children’s Mental Health Day (May 11).
04/11/23- A Texas nonprofit clinic is collaborating with Saint Louis University's Paul C. Reinert, S.J., Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic to help all residents of Missouri with Parkinson's Disease access high-quality speech treatment.
04/11/23- Robert E. Bosken, S.J., died March 27, 2023. He was 97 years old, a Jesuit for 79 years and a priest for 66 years. Nearly all of Fr. Bosken's service was in St. Louis, at Saint Louis University, St. Louis University High School and De Smet Jesuit High School.
- SLU to Host Summit for Water, Featuring Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., Leader in Uncovering and Addressing Flint Water Crisis
04/10/23- Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., one of the world's most influential pediatricians, scientists, activists and authors, headlines Saint Louis University's Summit For Water, where she will be the keynote lecturer for the event. The SLU Summit for Water will be held on May 1 (in person), and May 2 (virtually), focusing on water research to build community resilience and engage stakeholders across multiple sectors and disciplines.
- St. Louis Literary Award Partners with St. Louis County Library System to Highlight Award-Winning Authors
04/10/23- The St. Louis Literary Award, presented annually by the Saint Louis University Libraries, is partnering with St. Louis County Library (SLCL) on programming around the honoree. Since 2019, the St. Louis Literary Award series of programs have included the Saint Louis University Campus Read Book Talk Series. This year, SLCL added its own events around the 2023 honoree Neil Gaiman. SLCL will continue highlighting the work of Literary Award winners in the coming years.
04/06/23- Governor Mike Parson recently appointed Margaret Bultas, Ph.D., to the Missouri State Board of Nursing. She joins several SLU colleagues who also have been recognized for their work in nursing education.
04/05/23- Nationally renowned journalist and Race Card Project founder Michele Norris visited Saint Louis University to facilitate discourse around race, identity and culture on campus.
04/05/23- The Saint Louis University Library Associates announced today that actor and St. Louis native Jon Hamm will be unable to interview writer Neil Gaiman next week when Gaiman receives the 2023 St. Louis Literary Award.
- TGI Director Demonstrates Power of Collaborative Science to Shape National Policy and Funding on Global Positioning
04/05/23- A resolution crafted by Vasit Sagan, Ph.D., acting director of the Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI) and associate professor in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University, has spurred action by a federal agency to make millions of dollars in new investments in the science behind the nation’s coordinate positioning system.
04/05/23- Researchers at Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine Development are inviting volunteers between the ages of 12-17 and 18-50 to participate in a national clinical trial involving the JYNNEOS mpox, formerly known as monkeypox, vaccine.
- SLU's College for Public Health and Social Justice Will Host a Technical Forum to Explain the Science Behind Radioactive Substances Reported at Jana Elementary School
04/05/23- On April 26, Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice will host a technical forum to explain the science behind recent reports of radioactive substances at Jana Elementary School in Hazelwood, Mo.
04/04/23- The Ignatian Colleagues Program at Saint Louis University (ICP @ SLU) is an immersive mission-formation experience open to SLU faculty and staff. Cohorts of six to eight members will form each fall and meet monthly over the course of the academic year to discuss Ignatian scholarship, experience Ignatian spirituality and engage in Ignatian service.
03/31/23- The symposium brought together students with government and industry leaders to look at open-source software, social media and national security.
03/31/23- Gregory E. Triplett Jr., Ph.D., brings a distinguished record of success and leadership in engineering education to his new role at SLU, which begins on July 1. During his career, Triplett has led the development of new academic programs, sought collaborations that closed the gap between academia and industry, and spearheaded efforts to enhance the infrastructure for achieving research excellence.
03/30/23- Nearly one full year into the launch of Saint Louis University's new Core curriculum, President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., couldn't help but marvel at how far things have come. With the start of the fall semester, the University Core launched. On Wednesday afternoon, members of the University leadership, faculty, staff and SLU students gathered in the Sinquefield Stateroom to celebrate the launch.
03/29/23- Sahar Hussaini, a sophomore at Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, is a board member of the newly formed Afghan Chamber of Commerce and Afghan Community Center in St. Louis.
03/28/23- The Saint Louis University community is invited to share their thoughts and experiences on race, identity, and culture as part of the Race Card Project.
03/27/23- New, unusual-looking growths or changing spots on your skin are important indicators that it is time to see a dermatologist, says Sofia Chaudhry, M.D., associate professor of dermatology at Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine.
03/26/23- After more than two hours of intense competition, matching brainpower with perseverance and the occasional heartbreak, the 2023 regional Scripps Spelling Bee at Saint Louis University came down to one final contestant, with one final word: "drumlin." Sonia Kulkarni stepped up to the microphone and delivered each letter flawlessly.
03/24/23- Saint Louis University’s Cannabis Science and Operations Certificate program was named the 2023 Outstanding Program by the University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA). The award recognizes outstanding professional and continuing education programs allowing students to earn academic credit.
03/23/23- Former Saint Louis University psychology professor and Madrid associate dean and vice president Mauricio Gaborit, S.J., died Saturday, March 4, 2023. He was 75 years old, a Jesuit for 57 years, and a priest for 44 years.
- SLU Research Finds Improved Wastewater Treatment Could Lead to Significant Reduction in Greenhouse Gas Emissions
03/23/23- Research published in Environmental Research Letters has shown that methane emissions from urban areas are underestimated by a factor of three to four and that untreated wastewater may be a contributing factor.
03/22/23- Saint Louis University has once again been selected as an honoree in the Women's Foundation of Greater St. Louis' sixth annual "Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard." The Women's Foundation has recognized 21 area employers that have "demonstrated a strong commitment to gender equity and highlight the best practices each employer employs to advance women in the workplace."
03/21/23- It's a match! More than 170 fourth-year medical students at Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine learned where they will continue the next chapter of their medical careers.
03/17/23- The third-seeded Billikens secured the first NCAA Tournament bid in program history March 5 in the Atlantic 10 Championship final. The Billikens take on the Tennessee Lady Volunteers in first-round action Saturday, March 18, at UT’s Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee.
03/15/23- The Taylor Geospatial Institute today awards its first $1.7 million in Geospatial Institute Seed Grant Program to stimulate Collaborative Research (GISCoR) grants to research faculty across its partner institutions. These seed grants are designed to encourage collaborative research and provide researchers with resources to advance geospatial science through innovative research projects.
03/14/23- Renowned journalist and opinion columnist Michele Norris will bring her Race Card Project to Saint Louis University this spring and speak to the SLU community about race in America. The project asks participants to talk about identity in six words.
03/14/23- Saint Louis University’s Workforce Center provides premier training solutions to corporations and individuals worldwide. The Center offers short courses, certification boot camps and SLU certificates to keep professionals up-to-date.
03/13/23- Devita Stallings, Ph.D., R.N. to BSN program coordinator and associate professor of nursing at Saint Louis University, was among 20 finalists competing to win one of five $60,000 cash prizes to help accelerate new technologies in aging research.
03/13/23- Junior Kavya Harish is being recognized as one of 10 recipients of the American Association for Cancer Research Award, joining students from other prestigious universities such as Yale, Harvard and Cornell.
03/09/23- This conversation between Saint Louis University's Christopher Tinson, Ph.D., chair of the African-American Studies Department and writer, historian and professor Donna Murch, Ph.D., has been postponed and will not take place as planned on March 20.
03/07/23- Held on the quad, the Hindu festival of colors drew hundreds of participants who tossed bright-colored powder colors called gulal in the air and at one another while dancing vibrantly to Bollywood music and eating Indian delicacies such as chili chicken, chicken Biryani, Gulab Jamun, and others.