Check out the latest headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
08/16- Addressing a desperate need for better pain medications, SLU scientists at The Henry and Amelia Nasrallah Center for Neuroscience search for non-addictive alternatives.
08/15- Saint Louis University’s newest Billikens will join in SLU’s tradition of volunteerism when they participate in New Student Day of Service on Saturday, Aug. 24.
08/15- Saint Louis University has been ranked among the top 25 Midwestern colleges and universities by Forbes, and is the only Jesuit school on the list.
08/15- Students from the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business beat out competitors from 28 other business schools at the 2019 SAP Co-Invention Event in Westlake, Texas.
08/15- In a unique move, the neighborhood association will take the lead in seeking a developer or developers to acquire parcels that SLU currently owns and build new homes on them.
08/13- Saint Louis University welcomed the next generation of researchers and healers to campus. The White Coat Ceremony marks the entrée of a class of students into the medical profession.
08/12- The FY19 total surpasses the previous record of $98.7 million set in the prior year. Among the donations, pledges and bequests received during FY19 were 18 gifts of $1 million or more, also a record.
08/12- Currently under construction is a new $50 million Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building that will include innovative teaching spaces and flexible labs
08/09- A rare bright spot among dismal climate change predictions, new research findings show that some singing insects are likely to manage to reproduce even in the midst of potentially disruptive temperature changes.
08/08- Sharon Frey is leading federally funded clinical research that aims to boost the effectiveness of the seasonal flu vaccine.
08/08- Recent research analysis for the BBB by marketing professor James Fisher, Ph.D., looked at how the marketplace is working for consumers in the St. Louis region, as well as eastern and southwest Missouri and southern Illinois.
08/07- Saint Louis University has been recognized by the Princeton Review on its newly-released Best 385 Colleges: 2020 Edition.
08/02- Michal Rozbicki, Ph.D., a leading figure in the cultural history of early America and member of the Saint Louis University faculty for 27 years, died suddenly Wednesday, July 31.
07/31- Students from across the St. Louis Public Schools learned about the diverse cultures as part of Saint Louis University’s TRIO Talent Search's first Cultural Festival.
07/24- Launched in 2017, SLU-Madrid’s Summer Immersion Program in Nursing gives students the chance to experience health care through a Spanish lens. The students spend four to five weeks training in a Spanish hospital and hands-on training with common nursing tasks such as preparing IV medications.
- SLU President Discusses the Role of Technology in Employment and Education at Global Banking Symposium
07/24- Speakers included the current U.S. Trade Representative, the executive director of the World Bank and the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.
07/24- Forest elephants engineer the ecosystem of the entire central African forest, and their catastrophic decline toward extinction has implications for carbon policy.
07/22- St. Louis Magazine has released its 2019 Best Doctors issue, revealing the area's top physicians as selected by other doctors. The list includes physicians representing SLUCare Physician Group across more than 40 different specialties.
07/22- A $3.75 million federal grant to Saint Louis University builds upon its 30-year legacy of educating, studying and caring for older adults to further advance geriatric care across Missouri.
07/18- As the world looks to the sky to remember man's first steps on the moon, students and faculty from Saint Louis University's Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology are looking ahead to their next mission - the launch of Argus-2 this fall.
07/17- Does the Billiken like peanuts or Cracker Jacks? Find out and root for the home team on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at "Billiken Night at Busch Stadium."
07/11- Following a national search, Michael Podgursky, Ph.D., has been named to lead the new center. He previously served as a professor at the University of Missouri, where he chaired the Department of Economics has for 10 years
07/10- Researchers at Saint Louis University are creating a digital portrait of religious life in the St. Louis area. They are seeking photo contributions from the SLU community and beyond.
07/10- The St. Louis Jesuits, the influential group of composer-performers who inspired a generation of Catholic liturgical music, will return to ‘where it all started’ for their The St. Louis Jesuits – Coming Home concert on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Powell Hall. The concert will be a final chance to see the group perform live, on-stage.
07/09- Ethel Frese, DPT, professor of physical therapy in Saint Louis University’s Program in Physical Therapy, has received the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
07/01- The Saint Louis University Research Institute will award its second round of funding: $740,000 in grants to accelerate research growth at the University.
06/27- As eSports gains visibility across the country, Saint Louis University is hosting major tournaments and its students are developing businesses aimed at putting them in the forefront of online, multi-player gaming.
06/27- Saint Louis University student Julia Griffin never imagined she would celebrate the Fourth of July at a Peruvian barbecue, or that her love of Latin American culture and medicine would lead her to researching health care access in South America. Now a rising senior, Griffin said that her research and experiences in Peru have propelled her growth as a student, Billiken and as an aspiring primary care physician.
06/26- Clarence H. Miller, Ph.D., a Saint Louis University alumnus and professor emeritus in the English department, died Friday, June 21, 2019. He was 88. Miller studied Renaissance literature and was known for his translations of the works of St. Thomas More and Erasmus. He held the Dorothy McBride Orthwein Endowed Professorship for 34 years, until his retirement from SLU in 2000.
06/21- On her first day of clinical rotation, SLU student Emily Sloan found herself helping its residents lay sandbags in an attempt to protect the town from the waters. She also got a taste of how health care providers can be called upon to help their neighbors when natural disasters strike.
06/17- A recent Forbes survey finds Saint Louis University is the 8th best employer in Missouri.
06/17- As she pursues her doctorate in biology, Saint Louis University graduate student Danelle Haake spends hours crawling through storm water tunnels and exploring streams in an effort to discover how common chemicals used to treat roadways, like road salt, impact the St. Louis region’s streams and freshwater supplies. She's now received a national award for her efforts.
06/14- A Saint Louis University School of Medicine researcher has received a grant to study the role of gut microbiota in those people whose injuries prevent them from receiving their nutrition by eating.
06/12- As summer heats up, the kitchen is seeking more helpers to keep the food coming to help the University's neighbors in need.
06/12- Research led by Lisa Jaegers, Ph.D., assistant professor of occupational therapy, shows more than half of jail correctional officers screen high for posttraumatic stress disorder.
06/12- Kathleen Davis has been appointed as Saint Louis University’s vice president for enrollment and retention management. Her term begins July 1.
06/12- Kevin Scannell, Ph.D., a professor of computer science at Saint Louis University, was named a 2019-2020 Fulbright Scholar. He will spend the first six months of 2020 in Ireland, doing research and developing computing resources for the Irish language.
06/07- As part of Saint Louis University’s first “Pop-Up Pilgrimage,” students, faculty and staff members gained a new perspective on the University’s spiritual home, and had a chance to consider their own journeys toward holiness.
06/06- Her signature hair color – Raging Red – makes a statement, blazing with an energy that makes SLU staff member Denise Pearson stand out in a crowd, for both her fashion sense and her dedication to helping others in her professional and personal lives.
06/06- SLU doctoral student and alumna Kemba Noel-London is working with students from Roosevelt and another St. Louis Public Schools’ high school as not only an athletic trainer for the Roosevelt’s sports teams, but also as a public health resource and mentor with the school’s Athletic Training Club (AT Club).
06/03- Learn about the projects and passions of SLU faculty and staff members who have written new books, in their own words.
05/30- A collaborative study that includes a SLU-Madrid archaeologist provides new insights on early human interaction?
05/29- The students from SLU-Madrid’s Human Rights Club and the campus’s “Introduction to Oceanography” course led by Mónca Pérez-Bedmar, joined ecological restoration students from the Universidad Aútonoma de Madrid to log data on the survival of the pines and oaks planted there by mountain engineers in an effort to rehabilitate the area that was once a lush, biodiverse forest.
05/23- Saint Louis University has announced that Robert Cardillo, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), has been named a Distinguished Geospatial Fellow in the Saint Louis University Research Institute.
05/23- Scientists have found another hint that time of day may play a role in how the body burns fuel, with implications for weight gain and heart health, according to a new paper co-authored by SLU's Andrew Butler, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology and physiology.
05/22- Officials from Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis celebrated the beginning of a new initiative that will harness their research and talent generation capabilities to accelerate innovation and growth through collaboration.
05/21- Emily Lutenski, Ph.D., an associate professor in American Studies, was named a National Humanities Center fellow for academic year 2019-20. She will be working on her book, “Modern Lovers: Margery Latimer, Jean Toomer, and Race in American Culture.”
05/20- Anne Sescleifer's project focused on the shortage of therapists in treating cleft, which is usually addressed using a combination of surgery and speech therapy.
05/18- The confetti rained down and cheers filled Chaifetz Arena as the University's newest graduates became SLU alumni on Saturday, May 18, at spring commencement.
05/17- See how a handful of graduates from across SLU spent their time as Billikens, and what they are going to do next.
05/16- SLU School of Medicine students participated in research and patient care. School of Law students worked in legal clinics and courtrooms making a difference for their clients. Masters students in the College for Public Health and Social Justice helped care for vulnerable populations. See how a few of those students spent their time as Billikens, and what they plan to do next.
05/16- As members of the military, they answered the call to serve their country. Now, as students and soon-to-be alumni, Saint Louis University’s student-veterans have answered a new call to serve as Billikens.
- SLU Researchers Enroll Patients in Clinical Trial to Test Botulinum Toxin for Rare Neurologic Disorder
05/15- Saint Louis University is enrolling participants in a study to examine the safety and efficacy of a new type of botulinum toxin for a chronic neurologic disorder.
05/14- Saint Louis University’s School of Medicine has received a $4.5 million gift from the estate of alumnus LeRoy Fink, M.D. (Med ’56), to support the Saint Louis University Cancer Center.
05/14- Both the University and SLU 101 are welcoming a record number of freshmen for the 2019-2020 academic year, and SLU 101 sessions will be large.
05/13- Saint Louis University has been designated a “Voter-Friendly Campus,” for the second time by two national non-partisan groups.
05/13- A Saint Louis University faculty member who studies strategies to address the opioid crisis has been selected for an elite fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.
05/10- SLU takes top honors in RecycleMania competition.
05/09- Building on decades of partnership and collaboration between two Jesuit institutions, Saint Louis University and St. John's College in Belize City will welcome the first students for a semester-long study abroad experience in fall 2020.
05/09- Whirling and wielding traditional dandiya, the dancers of SLU Raas not only connect with their Indian heritages, but they also wow national crowds. They have a national championship title to prove it.