Check out the latest headlines from Saint Louis University – from research breakthroughs to student achievements to major campus events.
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.
10/30- As part of the Department of Management for nearly two decades, Coleman shared his knowledge with students at the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business. He was 64.
10/30- The partnership signals continued validation for St. Louis' growing start-up ecosystem.
10/29- The Mid-America Transplant Foundation has awarded a Clinical Innovation grant to Saint Louis University School of Medicine researchers to develop new methods for detecting rejection in liver transplant patients.
10/26- The former professor and dean of social work was a Jesuit for 65 years and was involved in the local community through his work at St. Matthew's Parish and with Northside Community Housing. Hutchison died Friday, Oct. 19. He ws 83.
10/25- Saint Louis University research finds the risk of death by suicide for head and neck cancer survivors is twice that of other cancer survivors, four times that of the general population.
10/22- With a pair of grants from the NIH, pain researcher Daniela Salvemini, Ph.D., will embark on two new research projects, studying chemotherapy-induced cognitive impairment, or “chemo brain,” symptoms and unwanted side effects of opioids.
10/18- Enrico Di Cera, M.D., Alice A. Doisy Professor and Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will serve as Interim Vice Dean for Research for the School of Medicine (SOM) and Deputy Vice President for Research in the Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR).
10/18- A rendering shows a nook in newly renovated Macelwane Hall as an appealing place to study.
10/12- Ronald "Rocco" DiLorenzo, Ph.D., a professor emeritus in the Department of English, died Friday, Oct. 5. He was 86.
10/10- The School of Medicine no longer is on probation after successfully addressing all concerns raised by the LCME, the accrediting body for North American medical schools.
10/09- Members of the Saint Louis University community turned out Monday to watch the ceremonial turning of the first dirt for SLU's new Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Building.
10/09- On Thursday Oct. 4, Stephen Sondheim accepted the 2018 Saint Louis Literary Award, given by the Saint Louis University Library Associates, at Sheldon Concert Hall.
10/05- Saint Louis University's 200-Years-in-One service clock reached its goal of 200 years or 1.7 million hours of service.
10/04- Digging at the site where construction will soon begin on a new science and engineering building, archaeologist Thomas Finan, Ph.D., and his students, wanted to see if they could unearth any clues about the people who lived in this section of St. Louis long before it was part of the University.
10/01- Saint Louis University has become Missouri's first institution of higher education to commit to matching all electricity used in student residence halls with renewable energy through Ameren Missouri's Pure Power Program.
10/01- From the annual golf cart parade and Parks College Fly-in Breakfast to selfies with the Billiken, the 2018 Saint Louis University Homecoming and Family Weekend incorporated many favorite traditions and a few surprises.
09/28- Saint Louis University researchers reviewed data for patients with a rare type of bladder cancer, examining treatments and survival rates.
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.