Check out the latest headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
09/20- Juliet Iwelunmor, Ph.D., an associate professor of global health and behavioral science and health education in SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, was awarded a $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes for Health to develop and evaluate the I-TEST project.
09/11- The Liberation-Based Healing Conference is slated for Oct. 12-13.
09/10- SLU scientists report that reservoir water played a role in causing earthquakes in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region of China.
09/06- Saint Louis University's 2017 graduating class carries the lowest level of student loan debt compared to similar grads from other private and public universities in Missouri, according to a study by LendEdu, a financial services organization that specializes in student lending.
09/05- Students who have an idea for a service project and need the funds to put it into action can apply for a SLU grant to make their vision a reality.
08/30- Adjusting to college life is a challenge for many students. But for Catholic men and women religious studying at Saint Louis University, the campus community becomes not only their academic home but a place to continue their spiritual formation while creating deep relationships that support them as they pursue their vocations.
08/30- James Whittico Jr., M.D., a pioneering physician who had been a clinical professor at SLU, died on Aug. 21. He was 101.
08/30- Students, staff, faculty and administrators packed St. Francis Xavier College Church Thursday, Aug. 30, to celebrate the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit.
08/30- Roughly 1,800 Billikens participated in Saint Louis University’s first New Student Day of Service Saturday, Aug. 25. Participants volunteered at more than 50 sites in the St. Louis area.
08/29- Saint Louis University continues to make strides as it works towards the first University-wide common core in its history. This fall the University Undergraduate Core Committee will host a range of engagement initiatives open to the SLU community.
08/28- A historic, transformational gift from Dr. Jeanne and Rex Sinquefield will accelerate SLU’s rise as a world-class research university, funding a new research institute and a new center for applied economic research.
08/24- The SLU community welcomed its newest members at the 2018 New Student Convocation and Family Welcome on Aug. 24 at the Chaifetz Arena.
08/24- Since SLU adopted a policy in 2011 providing an opportunity for dogs to come to come to campus with their human parents, they have not only brightened the days of their owners, but also students, faculty and staff members.
08/23- First-year students began moving into on-campus housing at Saint Louis University Aug. 23, signaling the start of Fall Welcome at SLU for the 2018-19 academic year.
08/21- Close to 1,800 Billikens will come together for Saint Louis University’s first New Student Day of Service on Saturday, Aug. 25.
08/16- The final beam that forms the skeleton of the new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital was hoisted into place Thursday, as SLU and SSM Health commemorated a construction milestone on the academic medical campus.
08/16- John James Pauly, Jr., Ph.D., former chair of the Department of Communication, died Saturday, Aug. 11. He was 69 years old.
08/16- Whether it’s sharing coffee with local women in Central American communities or helping folks get a fresh start with new furniture, for Rachel Rimmerman, building relationships and making people feel at home have been at the heart of her personal and professional lives.
08/15- Currently under construction, the new SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital is scheduled to see its first patient in September 2020.
08/15- Michael Lewis, Ph.D., associate provost for faculty affairs and development at SLU and an associate professor of chemistry, will serve as acting SLU provost through Dec. 31, 2018.
08/15- This month, SLU and Sodexo signed a new contract for residential dining, retail and catering services at the St. Louis campus.
08/14- Frank E. Johnson, M.D., a professor emeritus of surgery of Saint Louis University School of Medicine, died Thursday, Aug. 9. He was 74.
08/14- With the start of semester just around the corner, Saint Louis University is preparing to welcome its newest Billikens and their families during Fall Move-In later this month.
08/13- Saint Louis University plans to construct a new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering (ISE) Building on campus – a $50 million project that also includes renovation of some existing lab spaces.
08/10- Saint Louis University’s 200-Years-in-One service marks 1.3 million hours of assistance logged in just nine months.
08/10- In their newly released rankings, College Choice lists Saint Louis University at No. 10 for Best Online Aeronautics and Aviation Degrees.
08/09- The leading-edge technology will better connect students with campus life and will feature a custom skill so Alexa can answer more than 100 SLU-specific questions.
08/09- Today, Saint Louis University announced that it raised a record $98.7 million during the 2017-18 fiscal year, which ended June 30, making it the most successful single year of fundraising in SLU’s 200-year history.
08/08- Post-traumatic stress disorder does not directly lead to type 2 diabetes, instead obesity in PTSD patients accounts for the increased risk, a Saint Louis University study shows.
08/07- The Princeton Review ranked SLU as ranked No. 1 for community service engagement and No. 18 for its study abroad program. In addition to making the Best 384 Colleges list, SLU was also recognized on the green colleges lists.
08/03- Chester (Chet) Gillis, Ph.D., a former nine-year dean of Georgetown College at Georgetown University, has been appointed to serve as interim provost of Saint Louis University, effective Jan. 1, 2019.
07/31- The white coat ceremony for the Class of 2022 was held Sunday, July 29, at St. Francis Xavier College Church.
07/23- St. Louis Magazine has released its 2018 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.
07/13- SLU surgeon Sameer A. Siddiqui, M.D., and his research team examined patient records to study the best approach for renal trauma injuries.
07/13- While blockbuster films and television series follow the adventures of a young Han Solo and the exploits of the crew of the starship Enterprise, Jason Eberl, Ph.D., a bioethicist at Saint Louis University, is looking to galaxies far, far away and the far-fetched worlds of science fiction to consider pressing questions about humanity, health care and ethics.
07/12- The grant will support the Inside Out Speaker Series during the 2018-19 academic year, focusing on theme of "Representations of Incarceration Through the Arts."
07/06- Theodore J. Dubuque Jr., M.D., an alumnus and clinical professor of surgery at Saint Louis University, died Saturday, June 30. He was 90.
06/27- St. Francis Xavier Church was noted on a new list of favorite university and college cathedrals and chapels from across the country.
06/26- Campers at SLU's Camp Kesem whoop it up during last year's free week-long session.
06/22- In this "Gateway to Grand" video, learn about a rediscovered musical tribute to SLU's Billiken from the heyday of Scott Joplin and other ragtime greats.
06/13- To honor Saint Louis University’s bicentennial, a team from Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology will try to go where no Billiken has gone before in attempt to break the University’s rocket flight altitude record.
06/12- The department successfully completed the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Recognition Program. SLUCare is the only cardiovascular practice in the St. Louis area to be given the honor.
06/08- Saint Louis University has been recognized as a top 50 program in the recently released College Consensus Best Colleges for Veterans 2018 rankings.
06/08- A desire to see a loved one’s collection of rare, historical texts teach new generations, and to give something back to Saint Louis University, led SLU alumnus Jeff Edwards, Ph.D., to comb through closets, check his home’s walls and to look through boxes in an Ohio garage. The items he found have become rare gifts that will now reside at the University.
06/04- Saint Louis University has converted part of its former hotel into a 24-room research suite to house volunteers who will be intentionally exposed to influenza to see if investigational vaccines keep them from getting sick.
06/01- Brian J. Mitchell, Ph.D., professor emeritus and past chair of the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University, died May 29. He was 81.
05/24- John Cook, an alumnus, trustee emeritus and benefactor whose generosity paved the way for the 1999 expansion of SLU’s business school, died Tuesday, May 22. He was 75.
05/24- Saint Louis University researcher Gina Yosten, Ph.D is pursuing solutions for people with diabetes who are at risk of life-threatening drops in blood sugar.
05/19- Nearly 6,000 family and friends attended the ceremony May 19. The class of 2018 includes students 145 students who graduated summa cum laude, the highest academic distinction possible, and another 529 who graduated with other Latin honors.
05/18- Saint Louis University honored one its proudest sons this weekend at the 2018 commencement ceremony. Tim Gruensfelder was a senior in the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, double majoring in accounting and finance.
05/15- Saint Louis University School of Medicine student researchers recently showcased their work, each winning first prize in their respective research category, at a national medical student forum.
05/14- Walter Ong, S.J.has a new book out, more than a decade after his death in 2003. Language as Hermeneutic, A Primer on the Word and Digitization, was compiled from four unpublished drafts discovered in Ong’s archive in Saint Louis University’s Archives and Special Collections.
05/10- Sophomore Jenna Sims volunteers with the Overground Railroad to Literacy Project, a student organization that focuses on breaking the school to prison pipeline through tutoring and mentoring kids across St. Louis.
05/10- Saint Louis University is one of four NIH-funded vaccine research centers studying an investigational vaccine to protect against multiple strains of influenza. Dr. Sharon Frey is SLU's principal investigator on the project.
05/03- A gift by an anonymous donor will establish the Sr. Mary Imelda Pingel Endowed Professorship in Physical Therapy. SLU was among the first Jesuits institutions to offer a degree in physical therapy and continues to have a nationally ranked program.
05/01- Findings from a multi-year study of slipper orchids by a team of SLU researchers were recently published in the Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society of London.
05/01- The Saint Louis University research team found that after following a ketogenic diet, study participants did not perform as well at anaerobic exercise tasks.
04/30- Some families have a weekly movie night. Others play board games together or have a shared hobby. SLU alums Peter and Marsha Maller and their children volunteer, bonding over a shared vision of service that uses each person’s talents to help make the world a better place.
04/27- Tree Campus USA recognizes colleges and universities for promoting healthy trees and engaging their campus communities in conservation efforts.
04/27- Researchers from Saint Louis University School of Medicine have discovered why many multiple myeloma patients experience severe pain when treated with the anticancer drug bortezomib.