Headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
10/19- The Arts and Education Council of Greater St. Louis awarded an $8,000 grant to SLU's Radical Forgiveness and Radical Imagination with the Justice Fleet.
10/16- On Oct. 15, more than SLU 2,400 students received the influenza vaccine as a part of the Student Flu Shots 2020 Initiative, which runs through the end of the semester.
10/16- Debra Rudder Lohe, Ph.D., interim vice president for student development at Saint Louis University, was recently recognized by the Jesuit Association of Student Personnel Administrators (JASPA) with the Ignatian Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Student Affairs Work. Lohe is the first SLU staff member to be honored with this medal since its inception in 1997.
10/15- The American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) has honored Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., professor and interim chair of pharmacology and physiology, with its 2020 Pharmacia-ASPET Award for Experimental Therapeutics.
- SLU/YouGov Poll: One Month Out from Election, Republicans Look to Maintain Hold on Statewide Offices
10/13- The October SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 931 likely Missouri voters about the 2020 election and issues important to Missourians. The survey found that Republican candidates Donald Trump, Governor Mike Parson, and Attorney General Eric Schmitt all hold at least a 6-point lead on their Democratic rivals.
10/09- Though the times might call for social distancing, Saint Louis University’s Fairy God Walkers still appeared at sites around the sites around the St. Louis area to raise awareness about how breast cancer impacts women of color as part of the Sista Strut 2020 Virtual Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 3.
10/05- Saint Louis University’s Chess Team has added another gem to its crown, taking home the 2020 National Collegiate Rapid title at this year’s National Collegiate Rapid and Blitz Championships.
09/29- Saint Louis University’s 2020 Homecoming went virtual, but there was still a full slate of fun to help current, past and future Billikens celebrate this fall.
09/26- During a virtual event Sept. 26, SLU leaders, along with faculty and student representatives, said the $50 million facility will foster greater collaboration in teaching and research across multiple disciplines.
09/23- Saint Louis University was named by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the agency’s 12 top Green Power Partners during the 20th annual Green Power Leadership Awards program.
09/23- The division of development at Saint Louis University has announced that SLU trustee and alumnus Winston Chan, Ph.D., (A&S ’81, ’83) has made a $1 million gift to the University in support of Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.
09/23- Saint Louis University has launched the Advanced HEAlth Data (AHEAD) Research Institute, a comprehensive center for data-driven innovation and research aimed at improving the health of individuals and populations.
09/23- Barnali Gupta, Ph.D., has been selected as the next Edward Jones Dean for the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University. She will join SLU on Jan.1, 2020.
09/22- Saint Louis University will host a virtual dedication ceremony for the new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. The ceremony is one of the signature events of the 2020 Alumni and Family Weekend, which is being held virtually this year due to COVID-19.
09/18- Sister Jeanne Marie Meurer, F.S.M., a Saint Louis University alumni and former professor in the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. She was 90 and had been a Franciscan Sister of Mary for 72 years.
09/17- Saint Louis University received the 2020 Partner in Hope award from Boys Hope Girls Hope. University President Fred P. Pestello accepted the award during a virtual celebration Thursday, Sept. 17.
- Groundbreaking for New Housing Highlights Unique Partnership Between SLU and Local Neighborhood Association
09/17- While SLU owned the properties, the Gate District West Neighborhood Association lead the effort, from issuing a request for proposals to selecting the developers to acquire the parcels and build new homes on them. During the groundbreaking, city officials lauded this approach to redevelopment.
09/16- The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity has been established to help eliminate disparities caused by systemic oppression and to promote healing.
09/14- Krishnaswamy Ravindra, Ph.D., professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, is a recipient of the 2021 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Sustained Service Award for his more than 30 years of contributions to both the organization and the field of aerospace engineering and teaching.
09/14- While COVID-19 has turned the professional world upside-down, for Parssa Sazdar, a junior computer science major at Saint Louis University, the summer was still an opportunity to get a taste of the working world through a virtual internship at AT&T that he won with the help of SLU’s Office of Career Services.
09/14- In its latest Best Colleges rankings released today, U.S. News & World Report ranked Saint Louis University as one of the nation's Top 50 Best Value Schools, affirming again that SLU students get a first-class education at an affordable cost. U.S. News noted that 98 percent of SLU's need-based financial aid is in the form of scholarships and grants that do not have to be repaid.
09/14- Trustee Emeritus Charles Drury Sr. was a member of SLU's Board of Trustees from 1995-2007 and was a generous donor to the University who supported numerous causes, including student scholarships and patient care.
09/10- Kenton Johnston, Ph.D., an associate professor of health management and policy at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, recently led two studies into how Medicare’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System impacts clinicians.
09/09- A Saint Louis University researcher is studying the unique impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, specifically among those with addiction and gambling disorders.
- SLU Professor, Student Named to St. Louis Magazine’s List of Local Leaders Working to Build Equity Change in the Region
09/09- A professor in the College for Public Health and Social Justice and a member of Saint Louis University's Class of 2024 have been named part of the 35 St. Louisans working to build equity change in the region by St. Louis Magazine.
09/08- Saint Louis University nursing students got a chance Monday to ask almost anything of the author of “The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything.” Students in Cristina McGroarty’s “Spirituality and Healthcare” class were treated to a conversation Monday with James Martin, S.J., author of “The Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything.”
09/03- Linda J. Bufkin, Ph.D., a professor emerita in the School of Education, died Aug. 20, 2020. She was 71.
09/01- Saint Louis University and SLUCare Physician Group joined SSM Health in a celebration of the new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and outpatient care facility. The new hospital opened Tuesday, Sept. 1.
08/31- David Lagunoff, M.D., a former chair of pathology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died Aug. 3, 2020, in Lund, Sweden.
08/27- The new SLUCare medical building, known as the Center for Specialized Medicine, will open its doors to patients on Monday, Aug. 31.The state-of-the-art facility is an outpatient hub for SLUCare’s primary care providers and specialists.
08/26- The University was ranked No. 17 in the nation for best counseling services by the Princeton Review in its newly-released Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition. The ranking is based on student surveys.
08/25- Saint Louis University has been recognized by The Princeton Review in its newly-released Best 386 Colleges: 2021 Edition. SLU was ranked No. 2 in the nation as the university most engaged in community service – an honor that reflects SLU’s historic commitment to being people for others.
08/24- A recent Forbes survey finds Saint Louis University is the fifth-best employer in Missouri. In 2019's inaugural survey, SLU came in as the 8th-best employer in the state.
08/24- On Saturday, Aug. 1, SLU volunteers and community partners gathered at the New Community Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (NCFMBC) in Jennings, Missouri, to distribute 16,000 masks, including 5,000 to clergy members and 11,000 to local government representatives for distribution to their communities.
08/21- The Office of Alumni and Donor Engagement invites the SLU family including faculty, staff, students and alumni to demonstrate what a difference a day can make by participating in the third annual SLU Giving Day on Wednesday, Aug. 26.
- SLU Community Invited to Join Virtual Mass, Blessing for New SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital Chapel
08/19- The Saint Louis University community is invited to a livestream of the first official mass and blessing to be held in the recently completed chapel in the new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, which fully opens Sept. 1. The Mass is Sunday, Aug. 23.
08/19- Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and the author of "How to Be an Anti-Racist" will headline the digital lecture on Sept. 10.
08/19- The leading credit agency believes SLU has taken proactive steps to address COVID-19 effectively, and said its rating reflects the University’s “strong financial profile that reflects sound financial policies.”
08/18- Helping students embark on specialized and unique career paths in nursing is one of Chris Hemmer, DNP’s specialties and one of the reasons he chose to become a nurse himself. Now he shares his passion with future nurses as a member of the faculty in the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing at SLU.
08/17- Saint Louis University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report on its list of the top-rated MBA programs for entrepreneurship in the 2021 Best Business School rankings. SLU ranked No. 10 in the nation.
08/14- In a first-ever event, Saint Louis University welcomed its newest Billikens to the campus community at a virtual Fall Convocation on Friday, Aug. 14.
08/13- SLU alumnus and former faculty member Robert Wheeler Sr., Ph.D., has made a gift of $1 million in support of the psychology department and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.
08/12- Researchers at SLU’s Center for Vaccine Development will recruit participants to study the effectiveness, safety and immune response generated by a vaccine co-developed by scientists at Moderna and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center.
08/12- Fall Move-In 2020 officially kicked off Aug. 11, with SLU welcoming more than 650 new residential students to its midtown St. Louis campus in advance of an earlier start for undergraduate classes on Aug. 17.
08/11- Inspired by the need to create positive examples of fatherhood and family, Joshua Johnson, an officer with Saint Louis University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS), works to create a place for dads to connect, masterminding the St. Louis area’s “Dope Dad” project.
08/07- Saint Louis University has been recognized by Great Value Colleges on its list of the 30 U.S. colleges excelling in community outreach. SLU ranked No. 7 in the nation.
07/31- Newsweek has named SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital a Best Maternity Hospital on its newly-released Best of 2020 rankings list. St. Mary's is the primary location for Saint Louis University School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
07/31- A new Saint Louis University/YouGov Poll finds Missouri voters with school-age children were more likely to state they had been impacted by the pandemic, with 58% of voters with children stating they have implemented some sort of home learning.
- SLU Alumnus Has Key Role in NASA's Mars 2020 Mission Seeking Signs of Ancient Life on the Red Planet
07/29- Fernando Abilleira is the deputy mission manager at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is overseeing the mission that also will test technologies that address the challenges of human expeditions to Mars.
07/29- St. Louis Magazine has released its 2020 Best Doctors issue, revealing the area's top physicians as selected by other doctors.
07/27- James “Jim” Shoemaker, M.D., Ph.D., emeritus associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, died Monday, July 20, 2020. He was 66.
07/24- Drawn to the power of ancient texts to talk to the present, and to a saint who "took the scenic route" to grace, David Vincent Meconi, S.J., has recently published a new work examining the lessons on sin and self-destruction that we can learn from St. Augustine of Hippo, a leading early Catholic theologian.
07/22- As thousands of Missourians received their absentee ballots for the Aug. 4 election where voters will decide whether to expand Medicaid in accordance with the Affordable Care Act, new results from the SLU/YouGov Poll indicate that 48% of Missouri voters want to make vote-by-mail permanent, and 49% of voters support Medicaid expansion.
07/22- A professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology and department chair, D. Gene Davenport was known for his passion for the psychological sciences, dedication to the University and passion for his field. Colleagues recalled his booming voice and skill at advocating for his department, colleagues and students. Davenport died Monday, June 29. He was 88.
07/21- SLU's Center for Vaccine Development and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have been tapped to join the historic effort to find a COVID-19 vaccine that can prevent the illness. Researchers at the two universities expect to enroll about 3,000 participants in several COVID-19 vaccine trials, with each school participating in different trials.
07/17- A donation drive for supplies to help frontline health care workers protect themselves and others as they care for patients battling the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) drew more than 1,000 donations from the Saint Louis University community through July 13.
07/16- The Saint Louis University diabetes program recently received the American Diabetes Association Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education and support service.
07/16- A new Saint Louis University/YouGov Poll finds 51% of likely Missouri voters disapprove of how President Donald Trump has handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
07/15- Ronald William Rebore, Ph.D., a longtime faculty member in educational leadership and higher education and a Saint Louis University alumnus, died on July 4, 2020. He was 77.
- SLU/YouGov Poll: Missourians Pessimistic About State, Economy, Congress and Race Relations in Their Community
07/15- A new Saint Louis University/YouGov Poll finds that Missouri voters have negative views about the direction of the state, country and key Missouri political figures.
07/15- SLU’s team includes an array of women leaders, from coaches to staff members, each of whom is dedicated to helping their Billikens excel. They lead by example and have been noted locally and nationally for their dedication and passion for women’s sports.
07/14- With the close of fiscal year 2020, the University has raised more than $400 million of the historic effort’s $500 million goal. Contributing to the milestone is a recent giving initiative specifically aimed at supporting COVID-19 relief measures.
07/13- As today’s nurses prepare to care for patients in a technology-driven world, Saint Louis University’s Cynthia S. Rubbelke, M.Ed., M.S.N.(R), RN, is utilizing tech to help students maximize their learning and to equip them to pass the difficult tests required by their profession.
07/13- A new Saint Louis University/YouGov Poll of likely Missouri voters finds that Republican President Donald Trump holds a lead over Democratic rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, while Missouri Governor Mike Parson is in a statistical tie with Democratic nominee and current State Auditor Nicole Galloway.
07/10- Dorothy 'Dot' Miles, Ph.D., professor emerita in the School of Education, died July 1, 2020. She was 83.
07/09- Lab safety, especially COVID-19 precautions, is the top priority for the faculty and staff who are welcoming approximately 25 students back to campus, Arranging work stations and activities to achieve 6 feet of physical distancing is one of several key safeguards that are in place.
07/07- George C. Kaiser, M.D., professor emeritus and former chair of cardiothoracic surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died July 1, 2020. He was 91. Kaiser was a member of the team who performed the first heart transplant in the Midwest on Feb. 8, 1972.
07/02- For the first time in Saint Louis University history, the Department of Surgery General Surgery Residency Program has an all-female graduating class.
07/01- For Allison Brauch, DNP, and the faculty of Saint Louis University’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, teaching and supporting students goes beyond the classroom with “Well-Being in the Lobby” sessions that focus promoting making safe choices, including choices about drinking and alcohol consumption.
07/01- The inaugural SLU/YouGov Poll will explore issues ranging from voters' opinions about the 2020 presidential contest to their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Saint Louis University and Access Academies Partner to Propel At-Risk Youth to Academic, Career Success
06/30- Access Academies, a leading local nonprofit that propels at-risk students from middle school to college and career success, and Saint Louis University will join forces in an innovative partnership aimed at expanding educational opportunities for hundreds of students across St. Louis.
06/26- Major construction work on Saint Louis University's new $50 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Building ended Friday, June 26. Occupants will be moved into the new facility in July and August.
06/26- The new Water Access, Technology, Environment and Resources (WATER) Institute brings together researchers in the areas of engineering and science, policy and economics, and public health and social justice to help solve some of the world’s most complex water-related issues.
06/26- Saint Louis University has been named a Center of Excellence for Maternal and Child Health Education, Science and Practice. The designation comes from a new, five-year $1.735 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
06/25- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) honors Norma Metheny, Ph.D., with its 2020 Marguerite Rodgers Kinney Award for a distinguished career. Metheny holds the Dorothy A. Votsmeier Endowed Chair in the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing.
- SLU's School for Professional Studies Will Offer Cannabis Science and Operations Certificate Program for Fall 2020
06/24- 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 Cannabis Science and Operations certificate program.
06/22- Robert McLean, professor emeritus of aircraft maintenance at Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, died March 22, 2020
06/22- In his new book, Saint Louis University historian Douglas Boin, Ph.D., brings to life one of the most pivotal - and little understood - figures of ancient history, Alaric the Goth, to better understand the last days of the Roman Empire.
06/22- Some called him, “The Crown Prince of Caroline Avenue,” due to his “imperious” attitude as leader of Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine. Renowned as a hospital and medical education authority, Alphonse Schwitalla, S.J., spent decades building an academic empire, one that would train physicians to practice medicine informed by cutting edge research and the Jesuit value of cura personalis.
- Teen Entrepreneurs in the Making Invited to Zoom into Learning How to Take Ideas from Dream to Reality
06/18- The Chaifetz School of Business at Saint Louis University is offering its annual summer Allsup Entrepreneurship Academy for high school-aged students completely online via Zoom.
06/17- Six programs, led by SLUCare physicians, earned top 50 spots on the newly-released Best Children's Hospital Specialty rankings.
06/17- Saint Louis University School of Medicine students and faculty participated Friday, June 12, in a #WhiteCoats4BlackLives protest along Grand Blvd., in front of the School of Medicine.
06/17- Saint Louis University researcher Daniel Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., has been named to the National Vaccine Advisory Committee. Hoft, who is professor of internal medicine and director of the division of infectious diseases, allergy and immunology at SLU, was named a voting member of the group on June 8.
06/05- Students and faculty from the Saint Louis University School of Medicine participated Friday, June 5, in national White Coats for Black Lives protests at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
06/05- Yelena Belyaeva-Standen, Ph.D., an associate professor of Russian in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures died March 4, 2020. She was 76.
06/03- The chair of the Department of History and founding director of SLU's Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, died May 28, 2020. He was 70.
06/01- SLUCare, the academic medical practice of Saint Louis University, is launching a program designed to help those without home internet or smartphones access telehealth services. The Neighborhood Virtual Visit program will connect patients to SLUCare medical providers from a telehealth hub at a participating area church.
05/28- Inspired by her SLU colleague, Jin Wang, M.D., a fellow in the University’s Division of Infectious Diseases, Wen Shen, M.M., who teaches piano at SLU, organized her fellow arts faculty members to create a tribute video to frontline health care workers at the St. Louis region’s hospitals and health care centers.
05/27- Faculty from the School of Law and the School of Medicine came together this spring to create a course at the legal and medical intersection of opioid abuse, continuing to build on SLU's leadership in opioid abuse education.
05/23- Nancy Bell, a theatre program director in Fine and Performing Arts, mined the COVID-19 pandemic to create the farce “MUTE: A Play for Zoom.”
05/21- As students in Saint Louis University’s Department of English learned about new media production during the spring 2020 semester, they also learned about how to create media in a crisis setting as the world around them shifted dramatically due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
05/20- QS Quacquarelli Symonds, global higher education research company and publisher of the QS World University Rankings, released their inaugural ranking of America's top universities with diversity, employability and internationalization driving the results.
05/18- Three Saint Louis University students have received Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) in the upcoming academic year. The awards are granted by the U.S. Department of State J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.
05/15- SLUCare, SSM Health, BJC HealthCare/Washington University Physicians and Mercy collaborated to offer coaches, athletic directors, and parents some recommendations for resuming organized sports and activities.
05/14- Vincent Punzo, Ph.D., a Saint Louis University alumnus and former chair of the Department of Philosophy, died May 6. He was 86.
05/14- Be on the lookout for more details about how we plan to “Honor the Day” of what would have been commencement, Saturday, May 16.
05/14- As a “super donor” with the American Red Cross, SLU staff member Frank Tucci, Ph.D., has given blood and platelets more than 220 times in addition to donating bone marrow that helped a young girl battling leukemia beat cancer.
05/14- The annual scholarships are part of the University's commitment to increase racial and ethnic diversity on its St. Louis campus.
05/14- Saint Louis University will move to a standardized test optional admission process for all undergraduate and most graduate programs beginning with students applying for admission to the 2021-2022 academic year. Test optional means that prospective students may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process.
05/14- Despite the quick shift to a digital format, the April 18 SLU Relay For Life event, put on by a SLU team of nearly 100 members, raised $77,166.22 to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS) for more than 300 event-goers.
05/13- Determined to help children with asthma better control their condition, and to avoid a trip to the hospital, Deborah Loman, Ph.D., associate professor of nursing at Saint Louis University’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, is working with colleagues and students to help St. Louis kids breathe more easily.
05/13- While two SLU professors wanted their students to learn about the U.S. immigration system and the challenges it presents to unaccompanied minors, when the University shifted to remote learning due to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a collaboration with a colleague across the country ensured students were able to continue to learn and to involve their families in the class through game play.
05/13- Through these programs and others, GeoSLU is training future experts and addressing critical needs in the local workforce.
05/08- The Saint Louis University Research Institute has awarded grants in its third round of funding to accelerate research growth at the University. This round of faculty grants supports several innovations in cross-discipline research related to COVID-19.
05/08- SLU 101 is just around the corner, and this summer, SLU's orientation program will look a bit different as the University makes plans for the safety of all while still meeting the needs of the incoming new students and families.
05/08- The Lived Religion in the Digital Age project at Saint Louis University seeks reflections on the upheavals, changes and creativity that have resulted from the COVID-19 crisis.
05/05- One of Saint Louis University’s most significant scientists, Edward A. Doisy, Ph.D., and his work unraveling the mysteries of Vitamin K would alter the way that generations of children and other patients were protected from potentially fatal bleeding disorders. His work would earn him one of the world's highest scientific honors. Learn the legend.
05/04- The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) will award Rolf G. Behrents, DDS, Ph.D., the 2020 Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award, its highest honor. Behrents is professor emeritus of orthodontics at the Center for Advanced Dental Education (CADE).
04/30- Researchers at Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine Development were cheered by early data from a clinical trial showing that patients who were hospitalized with COVID-19 recovered faster when they were given the experimental drug remdesivir.
04/30- Julia R. Lieberman, Ph.D., a professor of Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at Saint Louis University, has been named a 2020-2021 Fulbright Scholar.
04/28- The Center for Women in Transition, a St. Louis organization dedicated to supporting women ex-offenders post-incarceration, has honored Saint Louis University and Christopher Collins, S.J., assistant to the president for mission and identity, for SLU's work helping people make new lives beyond prison.
04/28- Through the sport they love, SLU’s chess players are keeping their skills sharp and are creatively coping with the changes brought on by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) global health crisis.
04/27- Stress has become a part of daily life as confirmed cases of the coronavirus continue, the routine of work, school and everyday activities has been upended, and everyone deals with the unknown of when the virus will peak and what the new normal will be.
04/23- The U.S. Department of the Interior has named Saint Louis University’s Vasit Sagan, Ph.D., to a three-year appointment on the National Geospatial Advisory Committee (NGAC).
04/23- Saint Louis University clinical psychologists are helping those fighting to save lives endangered by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) by creating a new hotline for frontline health care workers at SSM Health hospitals.
04/22- For Brother Sullivan McCormick, S.J., his most memorable experience with the Spiritual Exercises, a guiding tome of the Society of Jesus, came as he embraced the fear that can accompany faith, the fall that comes before one takes flight.
04/22- Four St. Louis organizations have partnered to help address hunger among families in St. Louis neighborhoods with the highest need during the coronavirus epidemic.
04/21- Freshman Liam John lives to serve, and now, through a national fellowship, he will channel his passion for changing the world for the better into transformational change as Saint Louis University and beyond. John is part of the 2020-2021 Newman Fellowship cohort, a group of college students selected from around the nation to come together to nurture their talents and abilities to propel positive social change.
04/20- Two nursing professors at the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing were named top in their field when St. Louis Magazine handed out its Excellence in Nursing awards on Thursday, April 16.
04/20- SLU and SSM Health are mobilizing trained nurses who currently are out of the workforce to return to practice through an expedited training program.
04/18- She drinks her tea from a cauldron and her patronus is a hedgehog. For Emily Bishop, program coordinator in Saint Louis University’s Division of Infectious Diseases, Allergy and Immunology and the Center for Vaccine Development, it’s a piece of the Potterverse she devotes her time and creative abilities to making real – through meticulously crafted cosplay ensembles and a home-based wand-making business.
04/17- The Office of Mission and Identity has created a prayer intention site for the SLU community.
04/16- While "Java with the Jesuits," SLU’s favorite coffee klatsch, usually meets in person for pastries and caffeine on SLU’s campus, due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the SLU community has gotten creative to keep the tradition going strong.
04/13- While the Saint Louis University community learns and works remotely, SLU’s Campus Kitchen (CKSLU) is still open and operating, serving some of the University’s most vulnerable neighbors who do not have regular access to nutritious meals and who are even more food insecure during the public health crisis stemming from the 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
04/13- Robert R. Hermann, the benefactor and local civic leader whose name has graced Saint Louis University's soccer stadium since 1999, died April 5, 2020. He was 97.
- In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, Philanthropists Bolster Vaccine Research at Saint Louis University
04/13- Stephen C. Peiper, M.D. and Zi-Xuan Wang, Ph.D., have given $750,000 to SLU to support research aimed at developing new vaccines for COVID-19 and other illnesses.
04/09- Career resources website Zippia looked at benefits, employee educational opportunities, team resources and values for their latest list.
04/08- Four officers with Saint Louis University’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) are being hailed as heroes for their swift, life-saving actions during a recent off-campus incident.
04/07- Although parted by the social distancing necessary to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, members of Saint Louis University's Mass Choir are still sharing their talents through special online musical projects to mark the end of Lent and resurrection of Christ at Easter.
04/07- A team of researchers, led by Kenton Johnston, Ph.D. of Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice, identified a way to measure frailty using patients' medical claims that more accurately predict costs-of-care, especially for clinicians with disproportionate shares of frail patients.
04/06- SLU professor Donghua Tao, Ph.D., joined her fellow members of the Chinese Education and Culture Center (CECC) and the Chinese Service Center (CSC) in St. Louis launched the “United, We are Strong! St. Louis” campaign on March 19, to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to local frontline healthcare workers, police officers, firefighters, and other first responders.
04/05- As Billikens learn remotely and live apart from one another during the current public health crisis, Joe Laramie, S.J., is keeping his fire torches and balls in the air as he uses juggling’s “guaranteed joyful mayhem” to help students stay connected to one another and engaged with their inner spiritual selves via Zoom sessions.
04/02- Jesuit Scholastic Daniel Mascarenhas, S.J., writes about finding beauty, joy and love in times of uncertainty. Read the reflection.
04/01- Like generations of nurses before her, Joanne C. Langan, Ph.D., RN, CNE has answered the call when the unthinkable strikes. Passionate about helping people in need when disasters strike, she has devoted her career, research and teaching to preparing other nurses around the world to help their patients cope in the moment and heal for the future.
03/31- With stay at home and shelter in place orders quickly spreading across the United States, the ability to work out and stay active may seem out of reach. Saint Louis University athletic training professor Timothy Howell, Ed.D, ATC, PES, CES, CSCS, has some advice for those feeling the burden of a more sedentary life.
03/31- Saint Louis University is studying an investigational treatment for COVID-19, the disease causing the current coronavirus outbreak. The trial, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), may be conducted in up to approximately 75 sites across the country and worldwide.
03/31- More than 30 programs have been ranked in the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools for 2021, including a No. 1 ranking for SLU’s health law program for the 16th year.
03/30- With churches around the world suspending services, it may feel more difficult than ever to practice your faith. But David Meconi, S.J., the director of Saint Louis University’s Catholic Studies Centre, and Sister Virginia Herbers, ASCJ, the director of spiritual formation in SLU’s Office of Mission and Identity, offer assurance that faith can remain strong with a little creativity and a lot of reflection.
03/27- From preschools to universities, students, families and teachers are making the transition from in-classroom learning to at-home learning as a safety precaution to slow down the spread of COVID-19. But this transition may leave some feeling overwhelmed or unprepared.
03/27- As parents begin the task of social isolation, working from home and having children learn from home, Gary Ritter, Ph.D., dean of Saint Louis University’s School of Education says everyone needs to be gentle on themselves and with each other.
03/25- Whitney Linsenmeyer,Ph.D., an assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at Saint Louis University, gives some advice on eating healthy at home.
03/25- As we continue to social distance to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the United States, prolonged change to day-to-day life can bring higher levels of stress.
03/24- Director of SLU's Institute for Biosecurity, Terri Rebmann, Ph.D., will address nurses across the U.S.
03/24- SLU first year medical students are offering emergency child care for medical faculty who are needed on the front line to fight COVID-19.
03/19- Robert “Bob” Petersen, an officer with the Department of Public Safety (DPS), died Thursday, March 12, 2020 after a battle with cancer. He was 68.
03/17- From television specials to airline brochures to majorly scholarly works, John Francis “Jack” Bannon, S.J., a Saint Louis University historian and internationally-renowned scholar brought history and the story of America to life. Learn his legend.
03/13- Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Geo-Resolution Conference and its related events have been postponed.
03/13- Inspired by a SLU English professor, philanthropists’ gift empowers students and scholars to unlock hidden messages from the past.
03/12- Saint Louis University and its Chaifetz Arena management partner, Spectra, announced today that all scheduled events at Chaifetz Arena will be postponed through April 30, 2020.
03/11- Results of a new survey by Ness Sandoval, Ph.D., associate professor and co-director of the public and social policy doctoral program at Saint Louis University, showed that the Indian foreign-born population is the largest foreign-born population in the St. Louis region.