Check out the latest headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
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.
03/14- The new STLMade movement, which tells stories about the people and places that lend vibrancy and character to St. Louis, highlights a project by a Saint Louis University communication faculty member in its inaugural edition of thestl.com.
03/13- An 850,000-square-foot, mixed-use development with retail, entertainment, housing and more is planned for the property.
03/13- The Billikens are the No. 6 seed and headed to the Barclays Center March 14. Here's what you need to know.
03/12- In the lead up to graduation, SLU is sharing some of the stories of its graduating seniors as they look back on their college experience and ahead toward their next steps. During his four years at Saint Louis University, senior Hile Ermias has helped nearly 200 of his fellow Billikens thrive academically while also putting his public health classes into practice through volunteerism and as an emergency medical technician (EMT).
03/12- The Health Law program at Saint Louis University’s School of Law has been named the best in the nation for the 15th year in the newly released 2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School rankings.
03/07- Thanks to a million dollar National Science Foundation CAREER award, SLU's Jenna Gorlewicz, Ph.D., aims to help bridge the divide through robotics and touchscreen technology.
03/06- Saint Louis University continues the push to develop a vaccine for avian flu, amid concerns that the viruses could mutate to cause a potential pandemic.
03/06- MariaTeresa Tersigni-Tarrant, Ph.D., associate professor of anatomy in the Center for Anatomical Science and Education and the Department of Surgery, and adjunct associate professor of pathology, has been elected president of the Board of Directors for the American Board of Forensic Anthropology (ABFA).
03/06- Researchers at Saint Louis University have found that eating a Mediterranean diet can improve athletes' endurance exercise performance after just four days.
03/05- Elevation members have a range of dance experience but all said the ability to stay connected to their Irish heritage through jigs, hornpipes and reels has helped make their college experience more compelling.
03/05- Using improv and comedy, Saint Louis University’s League of Laughter (LOL) puts it all on the line to create a campus atmosphere that provides joy, acceptance and the means to de-stress.
03/01- Saint Louis University'sPamela Xaverius, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology, and Darcy Scharff, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral science and health education, received a $580,000 grant from Missouri Foundation for Health.
02/28- Saint Louis University ranks as the top university in Missouri for job placement, according to Zippia, a career resources website.
02/22- Robert Woolsey, M.D., professor emeritus of neurology at Saint Louis University, died Feb. 18, 2019. He was 87.
02/21- Ben Abell, a Saint Louis University alumnus, professor of meteorology and respected broadcast meteorologist, died Feb. 11. He was 86.
02/20- In a newly established role, Jessica M. Evenson will serve as the primary architect and steward of enterprise-wide compliance initiatives at SLU.
02/17- The battle raged for just under an hour. In the end, however, those taking part in the SLU Kayak Club’s first “Pool Battleship” melee were all smiles as they tossed bucket after bucket of water at each other, attempting to sink each other’s boats.
02/15- Yunxi Tan, M.D., professor emeritus of anatomy at Saint Louis University, died Feb. 10, 2019. He was 85.
02/14- Professor Raymond Tait, Ph.D., acting chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience in the School of Medicine, has been recognized by the American Pain Society (APS) for his achievements in advancing the clinical study of pain.
02/12- Students from Saint Louis University are partnering with a small community and orphanage in Kenya to provide consistent access to clean water through a five-year project spearheaded by SLU’s chapter of Engineers Without Borders (EWB-SLU).
02/12- A group of Saint Louis University professors has received a prestigious grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Policies for Action program to evaluate the effects of racial equity and social justice initiatives on policy nationwide.
02/12- Saint Louis University physician and researcher Adrian Di Bisceglie, M.D., has been named a fellow of the Academy of Science St. Louis for his work in the field of hepatology.
02/11- SLUCare dermatologist Ramona Behshad, M.D. will lead the association that represents physicians in the St. Louis area.
02/11- SLU's Criminology and Criminal Justice Program (CCJ) has been lauded as the "Program of the Year" by one of the nation's preeminent criminology and criminal justice professional associations.
02/07- Saint Louis University’s Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology has received a $35,000 gift to set up a scholarship honoring alumnus Major Brian Patrick Murray.
02/07- As the shortage of transplantable organs leads to growing numbers of people on waiting lists, Saint Louis University researchers found economic status, education and community location impact the choice to register to be an organ donor.
02/05- Research from Saint Louis University School of Medicine students was showcased recently as the school held its 54th annual Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society medical student research forum.
- Saint Louis University, St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation Partner on Certificate in Brewing Science and Operations
01/31- Saint Louis University’s School for Professional Studies has partnered with the St. Louis Brewers Heritage Foundation to offer a Certificate in Brewing Science and Operations.
01/31- The SLU community came together to provide emergency housing on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
01/30- SLUCare cardiologist Michael Lim, M.D., has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the American Heart Association’s Hugh D. McCulloch Award in recognition of his significant contributions to furthering the association’s mission.
01/30- Fourteen thousand tampons and pads have made their way into restrooms around Saint Louis University’s campus as SLU students tackle an often-unspoken health need – access to menstrual hygiene products – close to home. Thanks to the student-led Project Period, 22 dispensers filled with free menstrual hygiene products have been installed at sites around campus.
01/29- SLU biologist Jason Knouft, Ph.D., has been appointed to a two-year term on a national advisory board that assists the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a broad range of environmental policy, technology and management issues.
01/29- As spring semester gets underway, the SLU community continues to shape the undergraduate curriculum that will form the University’s new common core. A planned roundtable on Friday, Feb. 1, and the continuation of the core’s design phase are just the latest steps toward defining what the essence of what a SLU education looks like.
01/29- The League of Legends Championship Series (LCS), the premier esports league in North America, is heading to St. Louis for the 2019 LCS Spring Finals on April 13. Chaifetz Arena will host the return of professional League of Legends competitions to the Midwest for the first time since the 2016 League of Legends World Championship stopped in Chicago.
01/25- Though a deal has been reached to open the federal government for three weeks, the resulting financial issues facing students may not be immediately resolved. SLU is taking steps to help.
01/24- Daniel Hoft, M.D., Ph.D., directs SLU's Center for Vaccine Development and is the principal investigator of a new tuberculosis clinical trial.
01/24- Michael Green, Ph.D., was a retired professor of molecular microbiology and immunology who died on Jan. 21 at age 71.
01/23- The newly established Saint Louis University Research Institute will award its first round of funding: $1.8 million in grants to accelerate research growth at the University.
01/18- On May 25, 2017, a fire broke out in Macelwane Hall, causing such extensive damage the building could not be occupied. After a $28.8 million renovation, the building is now back open for classes.
01/17- The son of famed Civil Rights leaders Coretta Scott King and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for those gathered in SLU's Wool Ballroom on Thursday, Jan. 17, to commit to bringing the nation together to achieve social justice and racial equity through interpersonal, community and civic engagement.
- SLU's Nancy Weaver to Co-Direct Community Engagement Arm of New NIH-Funded Child Maltreatment Center
01/17- SLU professor Nancy Weaver, Ph.D., M.P.H, believes we can reduce childhood abuse in much the same way we've addressed other public health problems - by promoting healthy behaviors and improving the environments where people live.
01/17- SLU scientists and their colleagues have found that oolong tea can damage breast cancer cells and inhibit the growth and progression of tumors in the lab, potentially offering a non-toxic strategy to prevent breast cancer.
01/16- Through a new partnership with Medial Early Sign, SLUCare hopes to identify patients who are more likely to develop GI disorders early.
01/15- The Walton Family Foundation grant will support SLU’s ‘Big Idea’ Center for Education policy.
01/14- The partnership with SLU’s Movement Exchange members includes workshops twice a month at Saint Louis University High School’s Danis Fieldhouse. KEEN stands for “Kids Enjoy Exercise Now!” and the classes combine Zumba steps, yoga stretches and old dance favorites like jazz hands into routines to get kids moving and engaged with their SLU buddies and each other.
01/11- This is the first time the two organizations have joined forces to create affordable home-ownership opportunities for homebuyers.
01/11- Award-winning Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, author of acclaimed books that include Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik?Krak! and The Dew Breaker, will receive the award at the annual St. Louis Literary Award ceremony in Fall 2019.
01/10- In one of the first needs assessments of its kind, Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, Ph.D., MPH, associate professor of behavioral science and health education, and her team have documented the challenges, from affordability to transportation, that low-income people with periods face in accessing basic sanitary supplies in St. Louis.
01/09- Saint Louis University has established a new relationship with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) that will allow the organizations to collaborate on geospatial research, training, and innovation initiatives.
01/08- Law professor emerita Eileen Haughey Searls, J.D., director of the Omer Poos Law Library for 48 years, died Jan. 6, 2019, at the age of 94. She was the first woman law professor at Saint Louis University School of Law to be promoted to full professor and the first to receive tenure, and is credited with building the library's vast collection.
01/08- Elisabeth Israels Perry, Ph.D., professor emerita of history and women’s and gender studies, died Nov. 11, 2018. She was 79 years old.
01/04- Hendrick Barner, M.D., a professor emeritus at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died Dec. 31. He was 85.