Check out the latest headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
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.
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.
- 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.
01/16- 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.
12/23- Concern for the kids she treats and the environment they will grow up in has led Colleen Fitzpatrick, M.D., a SLUCare pediatric surgeon and associate professor of surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, to participate in a leadership initiative that aims to increase the influence and impact of women in making decisions that shape the world we live in.
12/21- A new study, authored by Saint Louis University's Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D., while he studied health care policy at the University of Michigan, found that cost and how much weight one can lose matter more to patients considering weight-loss surgery than recovery time or the risk of complications.
12/20- A Saint Louis University researcher uses sound as a simpler alternative to manage complicated network tasks.
12/18- Sister Mary Teresa Noth, Ed.D., dean of the School of Nursing from 1966-1982, died on Friday, Dec. 14. A member of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary community, Sister Noth was 95.
12/18- A focus on high-risk tuberculosis patients may be the answer to stalled progress in stamping out the illness in the United States.
12/14- The rain of confetti and streamers couldn't hide the grins of the newest Billiken grads on Friday, Dec. 14, as they joined the ranks of SLU's first graduating class of its third century.
12/13- Public health students are part of the Barbershop Tour, which uses a comfortable setting to promote healthy living.
12/11- Members of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) regularly host "De-Stress with DPS" events to bond with SLU students, but partnered with Campus Recreation and Wellness to up their game by organizing surprise visits from therapy mini horses from Heartland Mini Hoofs as finals got underway on Tuesday, Dec. 11.
12/11- SLU pediatric researchers received $412,500 from the NIH to study how fetal exposure to inflammation can alter immune responses after birth.
12/07- Whether its a laptop meltdown just as you're uploading your last final or a serious life event, stress is all around us, and it can be contagious. Learn how to beat the stress with tips from a SLU stress expert.
12/05- Zippia.com, a site dedicated to empowering people to make smart career decisions, named the SLU School of Nursing the best in the state for 2018 based on career results of graduates, nursing emphasis and school performance.
11/29- The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and Saint Louis University, in partnership with Ameren Missouri, will welcome Martin Luther King III, the son of the legendary Civil Rights leader and a human rights activist in his own right on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, as part of the University's traditional tribute event honoring the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
11/27- Saint Louis University has partnered with Lime to bring bike sharing to campus.
11/20- By spearheading and organizing SLU’s first student food resource, Billiken Bounty, senior Samantha Kiss, senior Madalyn Leakey and Mona Hicks, Ed.D., dean of students, aim to ensure all SLU students have access to the nutritious food they need to not only survive, but to thrive.
11/20- A new partnership aims to build a bridge from Saint Louis University to Ferguson, Missouri. The bridge isn’t made of bricks and mortar – it’s built on mentoring talented students and providing them with the tools to pursue higher education and to positively impact their communities.
11/20- Thomas McGinnis, Ph.D., former head of Saint Louis University's academic advising services, and member of the SLU community for nearly 50 years, died Nov. 18. He was 76.
11/20- Annie Neidel, Ph.D., program manager with Saint Louis University’s Honors Program, died Thursday, Nov. 15. She was 41.
11/17- campaign in SLU’s history will raise philanthropic support for academics, scholarships and much more, with the goal of propelling SLU to national prominence as a world-class research university.
11/15- To a soundtrack provided by the world-renowned St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Saint Louis University celebrated the end of its bicentennial year with fanfare, family fun and by giving back more than two centuries worth of service hours as part of its 200-Years-in-One-Year Challenge.
11/14- One year after it launched, Saint Louis University's 200-Years-in-One service clock counted its last hour on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The clock stopped at 5 p.m. and the service hours will remain frozen on the clock for all to see until the end of 2018.
11/09- Medical students at Saint Louis University honored those who donated their bodies for medical education with an interfaith memorial service Friday.
11/07- At the American Cancer Society's Champions of Hope Gala, attendees celebrated researcher John Tavis, Ph.D., who has dedicated his career to science and medicine.
11/06- With a $400,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, researchers at Saint Louis University will create a digital portrait of religious life in the St. Louis area.
10/30- Ronald Modras, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of theological studies, died Oct. 17. He was 81.