Check out the latest headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
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.
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.
- Saint Louis University Joins the National Academy of Medicine in Commitment to Countering the Opioid Epidemic
05/09- Saint Louis University joins the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and more than 100 other organizations to declare a commitment to reversing national trends in opioid misuse and overdose.
05/09- Saint Louis University’s Board of Trustees and members of the Father Biondi Recognition Committee will hold an event on May 22, 2019, to formally announce recognition honors for Fr. Lawrence Biondi, SLU’s longest-serving president, who stepped down in 2013.
05/09- A SLU practicum course that pairs about 175 juniors and seniors from multiple health disciplines with 30 community agencies has garnered a national award from the United States Public Health Service and Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC).
05/09- Facing an urgent need for safer and more effective therapies for those suffering from debilitating pain in the midst of an opioid crisis, Saint Louis University researchers are on a mission to find a non-narcotic off-switch for pain.
05/06- Saint Louis University researchers paired satellite imaging data with machine learning techniques to map local tree species and health.
05/01- The horses will roam campus on Monday, May 6, and their visit is just one of the ways SLU is helping its students keep calm and carry on toward a relaxing end to the academic year.
04/29- The STLMade movement, which tells stories about the people and places that lend vibrancy and character to St. Louis, highlights a project by Saint Louis University theology professors in its second edition of theSTL.com.
04/29- A Saint Louis University researcher has received a grant to study the pathways from chronic prescription opioid use to new onset mood disorder. Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., a professor in Family and Community Medicine, received $3,254,485 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
04/26- Those who were enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid were sicker, had more cognitive impairments and difficulty functioning, and needed more social support than those who were not enrolled in both government programs, Saint Louis University research found.
04/26- Saint Louis University has been recognized for its commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students, faculty and staff members in the spirit of conservation by the national Arbor Day Foundation's with a Tree Campus USA laurel.
04/25- The six honorees were nominated by the SLU community for their outstanding achievements as women leaders on campus and were feted at the Women's Commission's annual celebratory luncheon on Wednesday, April 24.
04/24- St. Louis ranks among the top 10 cities for fresh college grads because of its low cost of living, plentiful jobs and concentration of 20-somethings, according to SmartAsset, a financial website.
04/24- While pursuing his passion for religious art as a college student, Saint Louis University senior Nick Di Napoli has found his niche in the Spanish art world, working as a researcher and an independent art consultant even before earning his college degree.
04/23- SLU-Madrid senior Sierra Zima already has a foot in the working world – heading up and managing communications for Blue Mangoes, an international b-corporation dedicated to working with small farmers in developing nations.
04/23- Marking the ninth time in the last decade, a Saint Louis University nursing faculty member was named as the region's top nursing educator by St. Louis Magazine.
04/18- Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and CEO of AT&T, will address SLU's new graduates and will receive an honorary degree during the May 18 commencement ceremony.
04/17- The All of Us Mobile Education and Enrollment Center will visit the south and north campuses of Saint Louis University during the week of April 22-26.
04/17- Award-winning historian and author Victoria Johnson, Ph.D., will deliver the 2019 John Dwyer Public Lecture at 4 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Shoenberg Auditorium at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard.
04/16- Employees from TIAA and TIAA Bank, the University’s retirement services partner, gathered hundred of pounds of donations from across the country to benefit SLU’s student food resource center, Billiken Bounty.
04/16- They may not have a Quidditch field, but the members of Saint Louis University’s Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor and Slytherin houses are bringing their love of all things Potterverse to life as they pursue a Jesuit education.
04/10- Because of an initiative launched by students, Saint Louis University has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency for its use of green power.
04/10- Saint Louis University announces the opening of the PRiME Center (Policy Research in Missouri Education). The PRiME Center is an independent research center housed in the Saint Louis University School of Education, specializing in generating, collecting and disseminating education policy research.
04/09- A capacity crowd of 650 regional leaders from academia, government and industry joined students at the Midwest's first geospatial conference on Tuesday, April 9, at Busch Student Center. The Geo-Resolution 2019 Conference was co-sponsored by SLU and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA).
04/04- Thanks to studying abroad, Conner Gibson is preparing to take the language skills and global perspectives they gained forward into a career in nursing.
04/04- Group therapy sessions will provide therapeutic care to reduce depression and suicide for queer and trans youth by engaging their families
- CADE Professor Eustáquio Araújo to Receive American Board of Orthodontics' 2019 Dale B. Wade Award of Excellence
04/03- The ABO will award Eustáquio A. Araújo, D.D.S., M.S., the Dale B. Wade Award of Excellence in Orthodontics. Araújo is the Pete Sotiropoulos Endowed Professor of Orthodontics at SLU's Center for Advanced Dental Education (CADE).
04/03- For Douglas Fritz, a passion for sustainability plus interest in American history times a dream of becoming a doctor have equaled a truly interdisciplinary college experience.
04/01- Saturday’s pitch deck competitions at Busch Stadium were sponsored by SLU’s Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship. The event was the final of three competitions the Chaifetz Center hosts each year to foster entrepreneurship among young people while connecting young entrepreneurs with the St. Louis business community.
04/01- For two and a half years, SLU student Janee Mahan has been volunteering to teach English to Irene, a seven-year-old girl who shows her American big sister off to friends and serenades her while wearing princess dresses.
03/29- The April 3 symposium at Chaifetz Arena will include panels, keynote talks and breakout sessions about the field of cybersecurity and its future frontiers.
03/28- The project, one of the 18 inaugural awards made through SLU's 1818 Community Grant Program, is bringing astronomy classes to men transitioning out of prison through a partnership with the Transition Center of St. Louis.
- Saint Louis University and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to Host Geo-Resolution 2019 Conference
03/26- The landmark geospatial conference in St. Louis on April 9 will bring together government, academic and industry partners, as well as St. Louis area college and graduate students.
03/25- J. Kim Tucci, a former member of Saint Louis University's Board of Trustees, and a noted business and civic leader, as well as a Billiken booster, died Monday, March 25, 2019. He was 78.
03/25- Saint Louis University will celebrate its international reach and community while considering the experiences, struggles and triumphs of those who migrate around the globe during this year's Atlas Week.
03/25- A highlight of Atlas Week 2019 will be the signature symposium keynote address by veteran journalist John Quinones.
03/21- The men's basketball team is the No. 13 seed in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament, the Billiken won Jimmy Fallon's dunk contest and the SLU campus is feeling March Madness in the air.
03/21- With storied alumni, novel research and cutting-edge teaching, Saint Louis University students, alumni and faculty members are building on a legacy of innovation to find solutions to the new challenges humanity will encounter through space exploration.
03/20- Thanks to generous donations, including that of SLU Trustee, benefactor and Billiken fan Dr. Richard A. Chaifetz, Saint Louis University will send students to watch the men's basketball team compete in the NCAA Tournament in San Jose, California.
03/19- The Saint Louis University community sent the men's basketball team off in style Tuesday to the 2019 NCAA Tournament. Well wishers gathered at Chaifetz Arena to see the team off to its first-round game in San Jose, California.
03/19- Stephen Barenkamp, M.D., professor of pediatrics at Saint Louis University and director of the division of pediatric infectious diseases at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, died March 17.
03/18- When she began her college education, Meredith Walker never dreamed that it would include kicking up her heels in Spain – or building prosthetic hands out of tape and straws.
03/15- 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 their preferred choice for residency.
03/14- Sixteen members of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Class of 2019 were honored for their four-year commitment to the Ignatian model of serving the needs of others in the community.