Headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
- SLU Partners with Planet Labs to Provide Research Data on Food Security, Defense and Intelligence at the Taylor Geospatial Institute
09/26- Saint Louis University has entered into a multi-year contract with Planet Labs PBC, a leading provider of daily data and insights about Earth, in support of the Taylor Geospatial Institute (TGI), a leading geospatial research collaborative.
09/21- Seamus O'Brien, one of Ireland's best-known horticulturists, will deliver the 35th (2022) John Dwyer Public Lecture at 4:00 p.m. Friday, October 7, in the Lelia J. and David N. Farr Auditorium at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard. The lecture, sponsored by Saint Louis University's Department of Biology and the Missouri Botanical Garden, is free and open to the public.
09/19- From stealing a competing athletic team’s mascot to crowning a homecoming court, some Saint Louis University homecoming traditions are lost to history, and some — like cheering on the Billikens — are here to stay. Hear from the experts how Saint Louis University Homecoming traditions have evolved over the years.
09/19- It has been three years since Saint Louis University's Thomas Finan, Ph.D., chair and associate professor in history, excavated in Ireland. That three-year wait was worth it, as this year, Finan and his team managed an excavation on the same island that yielded astounding results.
09/15- SLU was recognized as a Best Value College, a top-10 Catholic university and No. 3 for community service in national higher education rankings released this fall. Undergraduate programs in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business and the Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing also were nationally ranked.
- Saint Louis University, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center Receive National Science Foundation Grant to Use Edge Computing to Share Farm Intelligence
09/15- A $1,227,049 grant from the National Science Foundation will create a cyber-physical system to better share agricultural data among the scientific community. The researchers aim to make agricultural data collection and data processing easier for scientists by combining their expertise in plant science, secure networked systems, artificial intelligence, privacy, and software engineering.
- Saint Louis University Receives $2.5 Million to Educate Next Generation of U.S. Intelligence Officials
09/14- A $2.5 million grant from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) will create a new center in Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies, dedicated to preparing students for professional positions in the 18 U.S. intelligence agencies.
09/14- The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) and Saint Louis University (SLU) will co-host the annual Geo-Resolution conference Wednesday, Sept. 28, at SLU. Geo-Resolution is an annual conference that encourages collaboration between government, academic and industry partners to foster geospatial technology innovation and applications, connect geospatial experts and students, and grow the geospatial ecosystem in the greater St. Louis region.
- SLU Professor Awarded NIH Young Researcher Grant to Use Geospatial Science to Improve Treatment for Osteoarthritis Patients
09/13- Sarah Gebauer, M.D., assistant professor of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, was awarded a K23 grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases to use geospatial information science and electronic medical records to study how neighborhood walking can impact osteoarthritis.
- SLU School of Medicine Researcher Awarded NIH Grant to Study Pre-Pregnancy Motivational Interviewing Intervention
09/12- Jennifer Bello-Kottenstette, M.D., an assistant professor in the department of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, has been awarded a K23 grant through the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study the effectiveness of a motivational interviewing intervention to address substance use prior to pregnancy.
09/07- The National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Inc. (NBCOT) announces Christine Hayes Picker, a certified occupational therapist at Saint Louis University, has won the 2022 NBCOT Impact Award. This award recognizes certified occupational therapy (OT) practitioners who demonstrate exceptional professional commitment through their dedication, hard work, and outstanding OT skills to improve their clients’ overall life satisfaction.
09/02- Men with low testosterone levels are more likely to require hospitalization after COVID-19 infection than men with normal levels or those on testosterone therapy, according to Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis researchers.
09/01- Researchers at Saint Louis University are enrolling volunteers in the second stage of a Phase 1 vaccine trial designed to test the safety, tolerability, and immune response to investigational second-generation COVID-19 vaccines.
09/01- In breakthrough findings, renowned Saint Louis University pain researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., and her team have uncovered some of the molecular events that happen when chemotherapy drugs cause these deficits. More promising still, they’ve found that an already-approved FDA drug designed to treat multiple sclerosis also appears to work to reduce chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment.
08/31- The Unviersity ranked as the No. 39 most-trusted university among the nation’s leading 135 doctoral universities in a nationwide survey conducted by Morning Consult as part of its 2022 Most Trusted Brands report. SLU was also rated No. 5 among Hispanic adults
08/30- The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Saint Louis University School of Medicine will host Operation Healthy Vets. This family-friendly community event for veterans will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Learning Resource Center.
08/30- The August SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 900 likely Missouri voters about political and education issues facing Missouri. Voters are divided on federal student loan forgiveness but support raising teachers' salaries, pre-kindergarten funding, free meals for students regardless of income and allowing students to enroll in public schools outside their districts.
08/30- The Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) at Saint Louis University presents three new collage-paintings by acclaimed artist Lesley Dill in the exhibition, Lesley Dill: Dream World of the Forest, on display through Oct. 16, 2022.
08/26- The August SLU/YouGov Poll interviewed 900 likely Missouri voters about Missouri’s 2022 U.S Senate race and political issues facing Missouri.
08/25- Students walk to class as the fall semester begins on Saint Louis University's campus.
08/25- Saint Louis University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., joined KMOX Radio in the studio Thursday to discuss SLU, St. Louis and higher education. Pestello sat down with Carol Daniel and Tom Ackerman as part of the station's back-to-school series, which included interviews with a number of area college and university presidents.
08/20- Fresh off their move-in, the students took part in the 2022 New Student Convocation and Family Welcome at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday morning. The incoming students heard from fellow students, members of the faculty, and administrators about what to expect at SLU.
08/17- Last week, Saint Louis University students enrolled in the Innovation and Dietetics Practice course participated in their final exam: a Shark Tank meets MasterChef competition that pitted groups of students against each other.
- Saint Louis University’s Historic Accelerating Excellence Campaign Tops $600 Million, Exceeding Goal by More Than $100 Million
08/17- Saint Louis University announced today that it has exceeded its $500 million goal for Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.
08/12- Five members of the 2021-22 Saint Louis University Chess Team represented their home countries in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India. Two SLU students received individual honors.
08/08- Construction of Saint Louis University’s new Jesuit residence is finished and Jesuits missioned as professors, pastors and staff members at the University have begun moving in. Public events to celebrate the facility’s opening will be held later this fall.
08/05- Travis Threats, Ph.D., an accomplished speech-language pathologist at Saint Louis University, was recently named a recipient of the Honors of Association from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. It is the national organization’s highest honor.
08/05- More than 80 local and national companies came to campus for SLU's Talent Connection, an event connecting businesses with Career Services professionals and representatives from the University.
08/03- The Saint Louis University School of Medicine welcomed the next generation of physicians at its annual White Coat Ceremony on July 31 at St. Francis Xavier College Church. The ceremony is the official start of first-year students’ journey into the medical profession.
08/02- Saint Louis University Library Associates announce author Neil Gaiman as the recipient of the 2023 St. Louis Literary Award. Gaiman will come to St. Louis next spring to accept the award.
07/29- Air Mobility Command (AMC), the military command in charge of global airlift, aeromedical evacuation, aerial refueling, and the global air mobility support system from its home at Scott Air Force Base (AFB) and Saint Louis University (SLU) have partnered to promote academic research into technologies for future supply chains and transportation systems.
07/28- The annual conference — held this year at Loyola University Maryland — brings student government leaders from Jesuit universities together to build leadership skills to “better serve their institutions in the Jesuit tradition.”
07/27- St. Louis Magazine has released its 2022 Top Doctors issue, revealing the area's top physicians. The list includes 98 physicians from Saint Louis University School of Medicine across more than 40 different specialties.
07/27- Five members of the Saint Louis University Chess Team will represent their home countries in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram, India, from July 28 through Aug. 10. SLU Coach Alejandro Ramirez is coaching the U.S. women's team.
07/25- The National Guide Right Centennial Celebration was held in St. Louis, Missouri, where the first conference occurred 100 years ago. During this Centennial Celebration, 600 young Black men in grades 8th-12th from across the U.S. participated in leadership development, community service, enrichment workshops, STEM, and recreational activities on SLU's campus during the National Kappa League Leadership Conference.
07/21- Saint Louis University's Vice President and General Counsel Danielle Uy has been elected as a member-at-large to the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Board of Directors.
- Rochelle D. Smith Appointed as SLU’s Next Vice President for Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement
07/21- Smith is an accomplished diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practitioner and senior-level administrator in higher education who currently serves as the inaugural associate dean of diversity and inclusion and associate chief diversity officer at the Yale School of Medicine.
07/20- Lizzie Bannon (Arts & Sciences, '23) and fellow meteorology student Victor Geiser (Arts & Sciences, '24) led the first annual Earth, Wind and Water Camp at SLU this July, which allowed high school students to spend three days on campus and learn from faculty members and experts in the field.
07/15- Kathryn E. Kuhn, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology and anthropology, died Sunday, July 10, 2022. She was 59.
07/13- Rose (Jan) Wilson, associate professor emerita in the School of Social Work, died Saturday, June 18, 2022. She was 75.
07/12- For the third consecutive year, Saint Louis University was recognized by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL) as a top place for women to work. This is WFSTL’s fifth annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard.”
07/12- Terracon, a local consulting engineering firm specializing in environmental services like the Deer Creek Watershed Rehabilitation Project, recently installed four groundwater monitoring wells at an educational field site managed by the Missouri Botanical Garden.
07/08- Garth L. Hallett, S.J., professor emeritus and former dean of Saint Louis University's College of Philosophy and Letters, died Friday, June 24, 2022. He was 94.
07/06- Researchers at Saint Louis University's School of Medicine, in collaboration with Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, report the first effective drug to treat a rare, genetic liver disease that formerly could only be treated with a liver transplant.
06/24- Michael Vaughn, Ph.D., was recognized by Research.com on its Top 1,000 Scientists for 2022 as one of the most-cited researchers in the area of social sciences and humanities. The Saint Louis University professor of social work was ranked 92nd in the United States.
06/23- The WISH (Women and Infant Substance Help) Center, founded under the medical direction of Saint Louis University School of Medicine physicians, has been recognized by the Catholic Health Association of the United States with the 2022 Achievement Citation Award. The award is CHA's highest annual honor.
06/21- Dan Nickolai, Ph.D., associate professor of French at Saint Louis University, has been awarded a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The grant totals $325,000, which includes $50,000 in matching funds from the Saint Louis University Research Institute.
06/15- Amar Shere, M.D., a cardiovascular disease fellow at Saint Louis University's School of Medicine, shares his love of dance with a national audience for a chance to take home the cash prize worth $25,000.
06/09- Saint Louis University honored and recognized its newest class of distinguished alumni at the May commencement ceremony. Fourteen SLU graduates received 2022 Alumni Awards. The graduates were honored at a dinner and recognized at the commencement ceremony.
06/07- Devita Stallings, Ph.D., RN to BSN program coordinator and associate professor of nursing at Saint Louis University’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing, was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, a Washington University-led research consortium, of which Saint Louis University is a member.
- SLU Pediatric Gastroenterologist Receives Grant to Improve Stomach Pain for Children with Cystic Fibrosis
06/07- Dhiren Patel, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine and SLUCare pediatric gastroenterologist, was awarded a $50,000 grant by the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, a Washington University-led research consortium, of which Saint Louis University is a member.
- SLU Computer Scientist Part of Collaborative to Help Improve Public Safety, Disaster Response Networks
06/06- A three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation will fund work at Saint Louis University (SLU), New Mexico State University (NMSU) and the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) to improve networking and security challenges in next-generation public safety and disaster response networks.
- National Science Foundation Grant Will Build Wireless Virtual Network Testbed at Saint Louis University
06/03- A two-year, $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a wireless virtual network testbed.
06/01- Leaders Igniting Generational Healing and Transformation (LIGHT) centers the public by putting people first in public health. LIGHT, led by faculty and students from SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, encompasses a new biannual literary journal in public health, a festival and a summer camp for children.
06/01- John J. Stretch, Ph.D., former assistant dean for the School of Social Work at Saint Louis University, died Friday, May 20, 2022. He was 87.
05/26- Researchers at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine are enrolling volunteers in an investigational drug trial for hypogonadal men with chronic kidney disease.
05/21- Saint Louis University celebrated the Class of 2022 at Saturday's Commencement ceremony. Andrés Gallegos, J.D. (Law '93), delivered the address and congratulated the graduates on their accomplishments.
05/19- The Office of the Vice President for Research hosted the annual Scholarly Works and Grant Winners reception Wednesday, May 25, in the Sinquefield Room.
05/10- Saint Louis University will launch an Ignatian Service minor for the 2022-23 academic year.
05/10- Missouri Lawyers Media has honored Saint Louis University's Vice President and General Counsel Danielle Uy and School of Law student Emma Mitchell with Women's Justice Awards.
05/09- The Clavius Project announced a new partnership with Saint Louis University (SLU) made possible by a $612,000 grant from the Thomas R. Schilli Foundation (TRSF) to Saint Louis University.
05/09- Saint Louis University's Office of Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships announces that seven students/alumni have been selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.
05/06- U.S. Rep Cori Bush recently visited SLU to celebrate the $500,000 in federal funding she secured for the mobile clinic that will serve areas where citizens lack nearby health care facilities, transportation to clinics or the technology to use telehealth options.
05/06- Link Currently serving as the staff vice president for member engagement and communications at Centene Corp., Borgmeyer is a marketing executive with more than 20 years of experience building marketing teams, effectively telling an organization’s story and creating measurable growth in competitive market environments.
05/05- Tuesday night inside the Sinquefield Chess Commons, the Saint Louis University chess team was honored — not just for their historic season that included a number of tournament wins, but also for the journey the program has undergone since its founding. The Sinquefield Chess Commons also was blessed during the ceremony.
05/04- Human traffickers regularly post photographs of their victims posed in hotel rooms for online ads. As COVID-19 restrictions and quarantines continue to lift around the world, one Saint Louis University researcher reminds travelers that by simply downloading an app they could play a role in saving lives.
04/29- The Saint Louis University Library Associates honored author Arundhati Roy with the 2022 St. Louis Literary Award Thursday.
- SSM Health, Saint Louis University Collaborate to Form the Region’s Leading Fully Integrated Healthcare Delivery Network
04/28- SLUCare Physician Group will become part of SSM Health - St. Louis, deepening a longtime partnership to advance health equity, strengthen medical education and improve the health of the St. Louis community and beyond.
04/28- Andrés Gallegos, J.D. (Law '93), has been tabbed to deliver the address at Saint Louis University's May 2022 Commencement Ceremony. The commencement ceremony will be in-person this year after going all virtual in 2021. The ceremony will be Saturday, May 21, at 9 a.m. in Chaifetz Arena.
- Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Will Establish Saint Louis University Open-Source Software Center
04/27- A $704,482 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will establish the Saint Louis University Open-Source Software Center.
04/22- The Saint Louis University Library Associates will honor author Arundhati Roy with the 2022 St. Louis Literary Award on April 28. The event will include a discussion with Roy moderated by Amber Johnson, Ph.D., interim vice president of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement.
04/21- Leaders from St. Louis' business, civic, academic, and governmental communities came together today to celebrate the launch of the Taylor Geospatial Institute, a first-of-its-kind institution that brings together eight leading research institutions to collaborate on research into geospatial technology
04/19- St. Louis Magazine recognized the region’s top nurses during the 13th annual Excellence in Nursing Virtual Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, April 14. Among the winners were two from the Saint Louis University Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing: Devita Stallings, Ph.D., and Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, Ph.D.
04/14- Rebecca Townley, a student in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of 58 new Truman Scholars selected from 705 candidates nominated by 275 colleges and universities. She is the fourth SLU student in history and the first since 2010 to be named a Truman Scholar.
04/08- Human rights, the conflict in Ukraine and the need for an agreed upon history in the United States were among the topics discussed Thursday night in the Wool Ballroom during the 22nd Annual Sam and Marilyn Fox Atlas Week Signature Symposium. Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein delivered the keynote address titled "Global Challenges to Human Rights Today."
04/04- Saint Louis University is home to the collegiate chess National Champions. The Final Four of Collegiate Chess wrapped up Sunday, April 3, with the Billikens on top. Saint Louis University narrowly edged out Webster University to take home the President's Cup.
03/30- Researchers and clinicians at Saint Louis University are tackling problems to improve the lives of women on many fronts. In honor of Women’s History Month, we spotlight five SLU professors who are making a difference.
03/29- A noted researcher and scholar, Rousseau currently serves as associate dean for equity, inclusion and community engagement at the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, where he also serves as the chair of the Department of Communication Science and Disorders.
03/29- Saint Louis University has 29 graduate and professional programs ranked in the top-100 in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report's "America's Best Graduate Schools" guide released today.
03/25- Saint Louis University held a Mass and prayed the rosary Friday, March, 25, as Pope Francis consecrated Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
03/25- Seyoon Choi, a junior majoring in social work, has been selected for the Governor's Council on Disability Youth Leadership Award. The annual Youth Leadership Award recognizes an outstanding Missouri youth aged 16-26 with a disability that has demonstrated exemplary leadership by making a difference in their community.
- Saint Louis University, University of Missouri-St. Louis to co-lead research and development for new St. Louis Regional Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center
03/24- St. Louis Regional Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center (AMICSTL), an organization created to establish a robust advanced manufacturing sector in the region, has tapped Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis to co-lead research and development for the venture.
03/22- Researcher Adriana Montaño, Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics, biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, has been named a Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors for her internationally recognized work in the field of Lysosomal Storage Diseases.
03/21- Now that the season has changed, it is the perfect time to tackle spring cleaning. It feels great to open the windows and remove the cobwebs. Amanda Reed, assistant professor and director of the Medical Laboratory Science program at Saint Louis University, offers advice on how to scrub your home from top to bottom.
03/18- Fourth-year students from Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine participated Friday in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). NRMP annually matches students with the programs where they will complete their residency training.
03/18- Ajay Jain, M.D., professor of pediatrics, pharmacology, and physiology, has received funding from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study Short Bowel syndrome (SBS).
03/14- Frederick G. McLeod, S.J., Ph.D., retired professor of theology at Saint Louis University died March 7, 2022. He was 90.
03/14- Roy Edward Cheatham, Ph.D., former dean of Saint Louis University's Metropolitan College, the precursor to SLU's School for Professional Studies, died Nov. 20, 2021. He was 80.
03/11- Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities working to advance the public purposes of higher education, has named 173 student civic leaders who will make up the organization’s 2022-2023 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Marquis Govan, an undergraduate student studying social work and sociology at Saint Louis University, will join students from 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico to form the cohort.
03/09- First-year student Maryum Khaja has been selected as a recipient of the Critical Language Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
03/08- Leaders in Jesuit higher education were on campus March 4-5 for a special forum organized by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. Twenty of AJCU’s 28 member institutions were represented.
03/08- Saint Louis University is pleased to announce that Rudi Roeslein (IT '71) has made a gift of $100,000 to the University in support of scholarships and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.
03/04- The widely beloved DPS officer passed away at his home on March 1, 2022. Owens worked nearly every basketball game at Chaifetz Arena during his 13 years at SLU. Student-athletes, athletics staff and countless fans grew to know and love Owens for his relentless willingness to make people smile.
03/03- Saint Louis University will hold a prayer service Monday, March 7, to pray for peace in the world.
03/01- Saint Louis University School of Medicine's research on vaccination rates and dementia is competing against 63 other innovative research projects to be named the winner of the 2022 STAT Madness bracket.
03/01- A "true daughter" of Saint Louis University was remembered Saturday, Feb. 26, at St. Francis Xavier College Church. Friends, family and other mourners filled the church for the funeral of Mary A. Bruemmer, a beloved figure at Saint Louis University who served SLU for 65 years as a longtime administrator and full-time volunteer.
02/25- Saint Louis University students Quique Riojas and Amy Cook participated in a virtual dialogue Thursday with Pope Francis. The event, featuring Catholic university students across the Western Hemisphere, was hosted by Loyola University Chicago as part of the ongoing consultation process for the Synod of Bishops.
02/24- President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., and Alumnus and Trustee Darryl Jones recently received the Frankie Muse Freeman/Norman C. Seay Commitment to St. Louis Award at the chapter’s 110th Anniversary Celebration and Annual Freedom Fund Dinner.
02/23- Now that the holiday season has concluded, perhaps you’ve noticed the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia in aging family members. George Grossberg, M.D., the Samuel W. Fordyce professor and director of geriatric psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, said it is during family gatherings that caregivers often notice that older adults 65 and over may be slipping cognitively.
02/22- African Americans have an increased risk of kidney failure, and new research shows that some of this risk is related to variations in a gene called apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1). Scientists will address racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes.
02/18- A member of SLU’s faculty since 2008, Christine Jacobs, M.D., brings to the leadership role 30 years of experience in clinical practice, academic medicine, and medical student and resident training.
02/18- St. Louis Magazine has named six nurses from Saint Louis University’s Trudy Busch Valentine School of Nursing and SLUCare physician practice as honorees for the 2022 Excellence in Nursing Awards. St. Louis Magazine will recognize the winners at a virtual awards ceremony on Thursday, April 14.
02/16- Saint Louis University has appointed Ellen K. Barnidge, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral science and health education, to serve as the interim dean of SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice. Her appointment as interim dean was effective Feb. 1 and continues through June 2023.
02/10- Obese adolescent boys who lose weight following bariatric surgery improve their testosterone levels, per Saint Louis University School of Medicine and University of Buffalo researchers.
02/08- Saint Louis University’s Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA) announces a new exhibition that draws from the collections of three Jesuit university museums in a first-of-its-kind collaboration.
02/07- Amy E. Wright, Ph.D., associate professor of Hispanic Studies at Saint Louis University, has been awarded an individual fellowship through the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for her upcoming book, Serial Storytelling in Mexico, From Nationhood to Now (1821-2021).
02/04- Fifty years ago a faculty team at the Saint Louis University School of Medicine made history. On Feb. 8, 1972, a team of doctors at Saint Louis University Hospital performed the first heart transplant in the state of Missouri.
02/04- Saint Louis University’s Office of Competitive Fellowships and Scholarships announced on Feb. 4 that 12 students have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program. After a recommendation from the Fulbright U.S. National Screening Committees, the semifinalists’ applications have been passed to the host countries for final selection.
02/03- As part of the St. Louis Literary Award series of programs honoring the 2022 award recipient Arundhati Roy, the 2022 Saint Louis University Campus Read Book Talk Series offers opportunities to explore the themes of Roy's work.
02/01- In honor of Black History Month, Saint Louis University reflects on the Clock Tower Accords, which have brought long-lasting cultural and structural changes to SLU.
01/28- Tinevimbo Ndlovu, a senior studying aerospace engineering at Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology, has received a Brooke Owens Fellowship to work with Loft Orbital in San Francisco, California this summer.
- Breaking Boundaries in a Male-Dominated Sport: SLU Occupational Therapist Named to USA Wheelchair Rugby Team
01/27- Saint Louis University's Sarah Adam, OTD, assistant professor of occupational science and occupational therapy, recently was named to the 2022 USA Wheelchair Rugby Training Squad. The elite team will compete to earn a spot in the Paralympic Games Paris 2024.
01/27- Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D., an assistant professor of health management and policy in Saint Louis University's College for Public Health and Social Justice, has been named the president of SSM Health Ministries.
01/26- The School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion recently hosted, “Can We Trust the Science? A Candid Roundtable Discussion on COVID-19 and Vaccinations” at Fresh Anointing Apostolic Church in Old North St. Louis.
01/19- Saint Louis University's Center for Vaccine Development is studying an investigational vaccine for Chikungunya, a painful and debilitating disease that is spread by mosquitoes. The research is funded by Emergent Biosolutions.
01/19- Saint Louis University's Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business cracked Poets&Quants 2021-2022 MBA program rankings. The MBA program was ranked 77th.
01/13- Lewis C. Perry, Ph.D., professor emeritus of history, died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2021. He was 83.
- With $5.3 Million from NIH, DOD, Saint Louis University and University of Maryland Pain Researchers Set Their Sights on Migraine Relief
01/11- Scientists are in pursuit of a new way to treat migraine pain, a complex and painful disorder that affects over 30 million people in the U.S.
01/11- A clinical trial is testing the safety, tolerability and immune responses stimulated by different doses of investigational COVID-19 second-generation booster vaccines manufactured by Gritstone bio, Inc.
01/07- The event, featuring keynote speaker Ilyasah Shabazz, will be live-streamed on Saint Louis University's website.
01/05- Reducing the frequency of opioid use in chronic opioid therapy may limit the risk for depression, a Saint Louis University School of Medicine study shows.
01/04- John W. Padberg, S.J. former history professor at SLU and director of the Institute of Jesuit Sources, died Dec. 25, 2021. He was 95.
12/23- Mary A. Bruemmer, a beloved figure at Saint Louis University who served SLU for 65 years as a longtime administrator and full-time volunteer, died on Dec. 23, 2021. She was 101.
12/21- Two second-year medical students received plaudits for their dedication to helping minority medical students thrive at Saint Louis University at a special gathering where they were awarded scholarships to support their education.
12/18- Following a pandemic-caused cancellation in 2020, the Midyear Commencement Ceremony at Saint Louis University made its return Saturday morning. More than 200 graduates walked across the stage inside Chaifetz Arena and joined the ranks of SLU alumni. The newest graduates were saluted in front of family, friends, staff and faculty.
12/16- Ronny O'Dwyer, S.J., assistant professor in the School of Education, will take a leave of absence from Saint Louis University to become the interim president of De Smet Jesuit High School.
- SLU's School for Professional Studies Launches Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutic Management Certificate Program
12/16- Saint Louis University's School for Professional Studies (SPS), which offers busy adults flexible and affordable online degree and certificate programs, is launching a new Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutic Management certificate program in January 2022.
12/15- Hockey is a game of agility, requiring players to be adept on their feet and aware of the puck at all times. But for players with visual impairments, being aware of the puck can be a challenge. It’s a challenge Saint Louis University undergraduate student Seyoon Choi is trying to solve as part of a research team at SLU’s Collaborative Haptics, Robotics, and Mechatronics (CHROME) Lab.
12/14- Michael Vaughn, Ph.D., director of the social work program, co-authored a study that revealed youth of color who witness nonfatal police stops marked by heightened intrusiveness, like harsh language, threats, or use of force, are equally traumatized as directly or indirectly witnessing fatal police encounters.
12/10- Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, will give the keynote address at the tenth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tribute, hosted by Saint Louis University and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.
12/09- Stephanie Tennill, assistant professor of music in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts, created VocalEase, an acoustically transparent mask for speech and singing.
12/07- The Office of Mission and Identity dedicated a new Marian grotto Tuesday, Dec. 7, in anticipation of the solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
12/07- Krishnaswamy "Ravi" Ravindra, Ph.D., professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering in Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology at Saint Louis University, died Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. He was 71.
12/02- SLU President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D., was honored Tuesday evening with the inaugural Edmund Campion Award. The award was presented to Pestello by SLU's Catholic Studies Center. Matthew Baugh, S.J. Director of the Catholic Studies Center, said the award "recognizes figures who have fostered fruitful dialogue between Christianity and culture in new and creative ways."
12/01- Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology was chosen by the Air Force Research Laboratory’s University Nanosatellite Program (UNP) as one of 10 participating universities invited to design, fabricate and test small satellites.
11/30- Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz, will give the keynote address at the tenth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Tribute, hosted by Saint Louis University and the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022.
11/24- Paul Stark, S.J., a former vice president for mission and identity at Saint Louis University, died Nov. 16, 2021. He was 74. Father Stark’s other leadership roles at SLU included serving as assistant vice president for alumni relations and annual giving, and vice president for student development.
11/23- Christina Garcia, Ph.D., assistant professor of Spanish, is the 2021 recipient of the Nancy McNeir Ring Award -- SLU's highest honor for teaching.
11/22- Richard J. DiPaolo, Ph.D., is Professor and Interim Chair of the Dept. of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, and he discusses how immunotherapies currently and in the future play a key role in combating human diseases.
11/19- Gerardo Camilo, Ph.D., a professor of biology at Saint Louis University, is part of a team of researchers from UMSL, the Saint Louis Zoo, Webster University, Maryville University, and the Missouri Botanical Garden.
11/18- Two Saint Louis University faculty members received Emerson's 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award. The program recognizes educators in the St. Louis metropolitan area annually for their leadership in and passion for teaching, their contributions to student learning, and their knowledge and creativity.
11/15- Ana Santos Rutschman, S.J.D., is an assistant professor of Health Law Studies. Rutschman's research includes vaccine law, policy and intellectual property; and how communication and policymaking can be improved to make future vaccine rollouts go smoother.
11/15- Tricia Bagsby, Ph.D., the Medart Endowed Clinical Professor in Family Business in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, was named a St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 for 2021.
11/12- Amy Bilyeu, M.D., an assistant professor in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a SLUCare OB/GYN, was named a St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 for 2021.
11/09- Alexei Demchenko, Ph.D., is a professor of Chemistry and the Chemistry Department Chair. Demchenko's research focuses on carbohydrate molecules, which are vital for the development of therapeutics and pharmaceuticals, and how to make the molecule more accessible through technology.
11/05- Medical students at Saint Louis University honored those who donated their bodies for medical education with an interfaith memorial service Friday.
11/05- Zadie Smith was honored Thursday, Nov. 4, with the 2021 St. Louis Literary Award. She received the honor in a ceremony at the Sheldon Concert Hall, which featured a conversation between Smith and Christopher Tinson, Ph.D., chair of SLU's Department of African American Studies.
11/04- The celebration will be Monday, Nov. 8. Student Development and the Division of Diversity and Innovative Community Engagement will be at the Lipic Clock Tower Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with free T-shirts, giveaways, a photo booth, music, snacks, and some activities.
11/02- Artist Tom Kiefer, whose work is currently being showcased in simultaneous exhibits at the Saint Louis University Museum of Art (SLUMA) and the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), will be at Saint Louis University this week for a series of events and lectures.
11/01- Christa Jackson, Ph.D., is a professor of educational Studies. Dr. Jackson's research focuses on teachers' knowledge of equity, particularly when they're teaching Black students, so that they're meeting the students' needs.