Headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
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.
04/19- Prominent race and gender justice activist, Rev. Nontombi Naomi Tutu, delivered the keynote address Friday, April 16, for the 21st annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week. The theme of the week was “The House that Race(ism) Built.”
04/16- Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon was honored Thursday, April 15, with the 2020 St. Louis Literary Award. He received the honor in a virtual ceremony which featured a conversation between Chabon and St. Louis native Jon Hamm.
04/15- Krista Lentine, M.D., Ph.D., who is professor of medicine at SLU and medical director of living donation at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, recently received the National Kidney Foundation's 2021 Excellence in Transplantation Award.
04/14- Saint Louis University began to provide COVID-19 vaccines for members of the SLU community who were eligible under the state’s guidelines as vaccine was made available. Soon after, the University also began helping leaders of neighboring churches vaccinate their members.
04/09- The 21st Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week program will be held the week of April 12-16, 2021. The theme for the 2021 Atlas Program is "The House that Race(ism) Built."
04/06- Saint Louis University broke ground Tuesday, April 6, on a new Jesuit Center.The facilty will serve as an on-campus home for SLU Jesuits. It will also have a chapel, dining space and meeting rooms.
04/01- The School of Education will host "One-Year Out: Before, During and After COVID-19." The first webinar, featuring Missouri Education Commissioner Margie Vandeven, Ph.D., will be held Wednesday, April 7.
04/01- The Justice Fleet was awarded $23,000 to continue its mission of building intentional healing spaces in the community as a part of the St. Louis Regional Racial Healing + Justice Fund's inaugural group of community grants.
03/30- Members of the Saint Louis University community are invited to join University leadership and members of the Jesuit Central and Southern Province for a virtual groundbreaking ceremony for a new Jesuit Center which will also serve as the on-campus residence for SLU Jesuits.
03/30- Anne Sescleifer, a fourth-year medical student at Saint Louis University, participated in the filming of 1001 Cuts, a documentary about women surgeons.
03/30- Paul Bracher, Ph.D., assistant professor of chemistry at SLU, shares his experience of being the original "accidental cat" with The New Yorker.
03/30- The University has 25 programs in business, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, nursing and public health ranked in the top-100 in the 2022 edition of the magazine’s annual “America’s Best Graduate Schools” guide.
03/25- For the second year in a row, Saint Louis University has been named a top workplace in St. Louis for women by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis.
03/22- Saint Louis University ranks No. 22 on Intelligent.com's list of the top Project Management Degree programs for 2021 nationwide.
03/19- Fourth-year students from Saint Louis University's School of Medicine participated Friday in "The Match," which is the culmination of placement into a residency position in the students' preferred specialties
03/16- Fourth-year students from Saint Louis University's School of Medicine will participate Friday, March 19, in "The Match," which is the culmination of placement into a residency position in the students' preferred specialties.
03/16- SLU volunteers have administered COVID vaccines to students, faculty, staff, employees and employee household members who qualified for vaccination based on the State of Missouri's priority phases and eligible tiers.
03/11- Niche recently ranked Saint Louis University's Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing as the No. 8 best college in the country for nursing.
03/08- Due to a forecast of inclement weather for Thursday, Saint Louis University has decided to postpone the groundbreaking event. A new date will be announced at a later time.
- Saint Louis University, SLUCare Nurses Named St. Louis Magazine's 2021 Excellence in Nursing Finalists
03/08- The winners of the 12th annual St. Louis Magazine's Excellence in Nursing award will be honored in a virtual celebration on Thursday, April 22, and winning nurses are profiled in the magazine's May issue.
03/05- Scott Duellman, Ph.D., recently served as interim dean of the business school and was noted for his focus on increasing graduate enrollment — a priority for SLU. He was selected for the Parks position based on input from the college’s faculty and staff on the qualities they most wanted to see in an interim dean.
03/04- Saint Louis University legend Dame Mary Bruemmer responds to well-wishers with a big thank you after the SLU community showered her with birthday cards the occasion of her 101st birthday Feb. 26.
02/26- Saint Louis University remains committed to ongoing sustainability efforts, converts McDonnell Douglas Hall to LED.
02/26- Saint Louis University's Office of Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships is pleased to announce that of the 10 students who applied for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program, six have been selected as semifinalists.
02/25- MOKAN, the St. Louis Construction Contractors Assistance Center, honored Saint Louis University's Midtown Redevelopment Corporation as its 2020 developer of the year.
02/23- Deli Star offers SLU students learning opportunities and hands-on experience at its Food Discovery Center.
- Full Tuition Scholarships Await SLU Grads who Pursue Master of Arts in Teaching Degree, Teach in Local Schools
02/22- SLU seniors interested in graduate school are encouraged to apply for one of 10 full-tuition scholarships by March 1.
02/19- Sarah Cunningham, Ed.D., Saint Louis University’s new vice president for student development, started Monday, Feb. 15. She previously served in student affairs leadership roles at Johns Hopkins University, the University of Chicago, the University of Florida and George Mason University.
- Saint Louis University, SSM Health Partner in Research Initiative to Improve Public and Patient Health
02/18- The Advanced HEAlth Data (AHEAD) Institute at Saint Louis University – a new comprehensive center for data-driven innovation and research – is bringing together researchers from SLU and SSM Health to help improve patient and public health, advance the quality of health care, and decrease health care costs.
02/17- The appointment follows a national search that began in August 2020. A member of the chemistry faculty since 2004, Lewis will serve as SLU's chief academic officer. He also will oversee the divisions of enrollment and retention management, research, and student development, among other areas.
02/16- Well-wishers are invited to send a birthday card to a true SLU legend, Dame Mary Bruemmer, on the occasion of her 101st birthday. The cards will be shared with Bruemmer on her birthday, Feb. 26, 2021.
02/16- The gut is like your second brain and can have a significant impact on your overall health. Whitney Linsenmeyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of nutrition and dietetics at Saint Louis University, explains the gut-brain connection.
02/12- Philip LeFevre III, M.D., a former SLUCare psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died Feb. 8, 2021, in a plane accident. He was 82.
- SLU Receives $500,000 Grant to Create a Faculty Position in Robotics and Autonomous Systems for a New, Early-Career, Female Professor
02/11- Saint Louis University was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation to create a tenure-track assistant professor position in Robotics and Autonomous Systems for a new, early-career, female faculty member within Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.
02/10- Saint Louis University ranks #8 on the 2021 Wall Street Journal's list of the top 10 colleges in big Midwestern cities.
02/10- The Saint Louis University Library Associates announced today that actor and St. Louis native Jon Hamm will interview Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Michael Chabon when Chabon receives the 2020 St. Louis Literary Award in April.
02/10- Eleonore Stump, Ph.D., the Robert J. Henle, S.J., professor of philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Louis University, is the recipient of a significant international award.
02/08- Shirley Loui, Ph.D, chair of the Department of American Studies from 1995 to 1999, died from complications of Covid-19 on Feb. 7, 2021. She was 90.
02/08- Wayne Loui, former professor in Fine and Performing Arts at Saint Louis University, died from complications of COVID-19 on Jan. 29, 2021. He was 89.
02/03- Saint Louis University's Geospatial Institute (GeoSLU) has been awarded $5 million to train the Department of Defense and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in geoinformatics and geospatial data sciences.
02/02- Saint Louis University has created a new scholarship program designed to support low-income, first-generation SLU students from historically underrepresented minority populations, many of whom start college but do not complete their degrees.
02/01- College Factual recently ranked Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice as the No. 1 undergraduate public health program in the Plains States region and 27th in the nation.
02/01- Best Health Degrees named SLU’s radiation therapy program among the top 25 Best Radiation Science programs. SLU ranked No. 8 in the nation.
01/29- A collaboration between the University and the Jesuit Central and Southern Province, the project will serve to enhance the integration of Jesuits into the campus community and University life.
01/29- As it did in the fall, Saint Louis University is testing all residential students for COVID-19 before they move back into campus residence halls and apartments.
01/28- During a virtual event Jan. 28, Saint Louis University, along with Loyola University Maryland and University of San Francisco, honored the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
01/26- Researchers Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., professor of public health; Flavio Esposito, Ph.D., assistant professor of computer science; and Roberto Coral, a research assistant in computer science, developed an app to monitor real-time COVID-19 symptoms.
01/21- James Bohman, Ph.D, professor emeritus of philosophy and former holder of the Danforth I Chair in the Humanities, died Jan. 9, 2021. He was 66 years old.
01/20- Cara Wallace, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the School of Social Work in the College for Public Health and Social Justice, was named to the seventh cohort of scholars accepted into the Cambia Health Foundation's Sojourns® Scholar Leadership Program.
- SLU Professor Named 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Spirit Award Winner by the University City Board of Education
01/13- The University City Board of Education announced Jan. 12, that Natalie Parks, Ph.D., has been awarded the 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Spirit Award by Board members.
01/13- SLU's Health Resource Center’s (HRC) Annual Auction supports the student-run clinic’s efforts to provide free, quality care to underserved patients in St. Louis.
- SLU, Loyola Maryland and University of San Francisco to Hold Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute January 28
01/12- Saint Louis University, along with Loyola University Maryland and University of San Francisco, will honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a virtual event on Thursday, Jan. 28. Starsky D. Wilson of the Children’s Defense Fund, will be the keynote speaker.
01/12- Saint Louis University's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business has been recognized by Poets&Quants for Undergrads on its 2021 list of the top 100 business programs for undergraduate business schools. SLU ranked No. 60 for Outcomes and No. 72 overall in the nation.
01/11- SouthSide Early Childhood Center will recognize Timothy L. Wiemken for his steadfast loyalty to the health and safety of the community at the annual Champions for Children Gala and Auction.
01/11- Families seeking an evaluation to determine whether their child has a medical diagnosis of autism now have another option in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area: The Interdisciplinary Center for Autism Services in the School of Education at Saint Louis University.
01/08- Thomas P. Dunne Sr., a former member of Saint Louis University's Board of Trustees and a noted business leader, died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. He was 77.
01/06- Learn about the projects and passions of SLU faculty and staff members who have written books, in their own words.
12/22- Saint Louis University, along with Loyola University Maryland and the University of San Francisco, will honor the life of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in a virtual event on Jan. 28. Starsky D. Wilson of the Children's Defense Fund will be the keynote speaker.
12/18- Saint Louis University has appointed Sarah Cunningham, Ed.D., as vice president for student development.
12/18- Rhonda Belue, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy in the College for Public Health and Social Justice, will lead the advisory board to the City of St. Louis Department of Health.
12/18- SLUCare physicians were among those to receive the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. The physicians from Saint Louis University's academic medical practice, along with nurses and other frontline health care workers were vaccinated at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital.
12/17- Nelly Grosswasser, Ph.D., a professor emerita of Russian literature and the founder of the Russian program at Saint Louis University, died on Dec. 16, 2020. She was 95.
12/16- Though Saint Louis University's December commencement ceremony has been postponed, still want to celebrate with our class of 2020!
12/11- Saint Louis University’s Center for Vaccine Development is a testing site for the Janssen Phase 3 clinical research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Janssen’s investigational COVID-19 vaccine candidate.
12/04- Seyoon Choi, a social work student in the College for Public Health and Social Justice (CPHSJ) at Saint Louis University, instrumental in CHROME Lab research.
12/04- The Saint Louis University Library Associates have announced the selection of British author Zadie Smith as the recipient of the 2021 St. Louis Literary Award. Smith will come to St. Louis next fall to accept the award.
12/02- Research from Saint Louis University finds that among patients at risk for opioid misuse, the odds of receiving a Schedule II opioid for non-cancer pain were similar to those not at risk, despite new prescribing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
- SLU Communication Professor Studying Credibility of COVID-19 Information, Impact on Health Behaviors
12/02- Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, staying up-to-date with reliable information has become essential. A Saint Louis University researcher is analyzing how people are getting their information during the pandemic.
11/30- Saint Louis University is partnering with Xavier University to offer a top-ranked Master of Social Work (MSW) degree through SLU's School of Social Work in the College for Public Health and Social Justice, beginning in the Fall 2021 semester.
11/30- Karla D. Scott, Ph.D., (A&S '81) professor of communication at Saint Louis University, will receive the YWCA 2020 Leader of Distinction Award for Racial Justice.
11/30- The Billiken Teacher Corps will place teachers in Springfield, Illinois, beginning in summer 2021. This will be the first cohort outside the St. Louis metropolitan area.
11/23- Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, SLU completed its on-campus semester as planned without changes in its hybrid instruction model or on-campus living. University officials say an early start date, frequent testing, and student and faculty support were critical to its success.
11/23- From administering weekly tests for the virus to contact tracing, students played a significant role in the University's successful fight against COVID-19 this fall. Students also created care packages for their fellow Billikens in quarantine and isolation housing to make them feel less isolated.
11/23- This time of year is usually a time of joy and celebration with family and friends. Yet, as COVID-19 cases surge across the country, Thanksgiving in 2020 will look different than it has in other years. A global pandemic, like COVID-19, can have a profound impact on a person’s psyche.
11/23- With rapidly increasing cases and hospitalizations in the region, Saint Louis University is partnering with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to strengthen Covid-19 transmission tracking and research in the St. Louis area.
11/17- Two Saint Louis University faculty members and alumni received Emerson's 2020 Excellence in Teaching Award. The Emerson Excellence in Teaching Awards 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.
11/13- Nearly 100 students, priests and friends of Saint Louis University shared an evening of faith and socially distanced fellowship at a Eucharistic Adoration Procession on Monday, Nov. 9. The procession and celebration marked the Feast of the Dedication of St. John Lateran, the cathedral of Rome, Italy.
11/13- Saint Louis University and Jefferson College will allow students who complete an associate's degree at Jefferson College the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree at SLU in two years.
11/13- The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the School of Medicine hosted the 2020 John H. Gladney, M.D. Virtual Awards and Recognition via webinar on Tuesday, Nov. 10., an event that featured SLU award-winners and alumna Contessa Metcalfe, M.D., star of Bravo TV’s “Married to Medicine.
11/05- Some of the world’s earliest masterpieces were painted on stones, and now John Encarnacion, Ph.D., a geologist at Saint Louis University, is combining his passions for science and the fine arts to help art lovers get a sense of ways geology hides in museum masterpieces.
11/03- What happens to hospice patients who are discharged from care after their condition stabilizes? A new study from Saint Louis University seeks to evaluate the health and quality of life outcomes for patients and caregivers following live discharge from hospice care.
11/03- Berton R. Moed, M.D. (Med '76), professor and longtime former chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. He was 70.
10/31- A professor in hematology and oncology from Saint Louis University School of Medicine has received the highest professional recognition in nursing. Suzanne Mahon, DNSc, was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing at its annual policy conference Oct. 31.
10/30- Abstract STEM concepts omit the multi-sensorial way students learn while also creating an accessibility issue for students, especially those with visual impairments.
10/30- The Health Resource Center (HRC), run by Saint Louis University School of Medicine students and faculty, received two grants to help support its mission to provide free medical care for the St. Louis community.
10/29- Best Health Degrees recently ranked Saint Louis University as one of the nation's Top 25 Community Health Ph.D. Programs.
10/26- Research from Saint Louis University finds that high fat or "ketogenic" diets could completely prevent, or even reverse heart failure caused by a metabolic process.
10/21- Saint Louis University has been recognized by Bachelor Degree Center on its list of the top-rated political science programs for 2021. SLU ranked No. 9 in the nation.
10/19- Grant funds will be used to equip the Justice Fleet volunteers and participants with masks, gloves, disinfectant wipes, and other Personal Protectant Equipment.
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.