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Released: 2-Aug-2022 3:05 PM EDT
Neil Gaiman to Receive the 2023 St. Louis Literary Award
Saint Louis University

The St. Louis University Library Associates announce author Neil Gaiman will receive the 2023 St. Louis Literary Award.

Released: 29-Jul-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Air Mobility Command Pens Education Research Agreement with Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University

Air Mobility Command (AMC), the military command in charge of global airlift, aeromedical evacuation, aerial refueling, and the global air mobility support system from its home at Scott Air Force Base (AFB) and Saint Louis University (SLU) have partnered to promote academic research into technologies for future supply chains and transportation systems.

Newswise: SLU Chess Team Members, Coach to Participate in World Chess Olympiad
Released: 28-Jul-2022 11:55 AM EDT
SLU Chess Team Members, Coach to Participate in World Chess Olympiad
Saint Louis University

Five members of the 2021-22 Saint Louis University Chess Team will represent their home countries in the 44th World Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India, from July 28 through Aug. 10. SLU Coach Alejandro Ramirez is coaching the U.S. women's team.

Newswise: Saint Louis University and Industry Partners Discover Treatment for Rare, Genetic Liver Disease
Released: 8-Jul-2022 4:50 PM EDT
Saint Louis University and Industry Partners Discover Treatment for Rare, Genetic Liver Disease
Saint Louis University

Researchers at Saint Louis University's School of Medicine, in collaboration with Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals and Takeda Pharmaceuticals, report the first effective drug to treat a rare, genetic liver disease that formerly could only be treated with a liver transplant.

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Released: 31-May-2022 10:05 AM EDT
Launching LIGHT: Bringing Public Health Back into the Public Consciousness
Saint Louis University

Leaders Igniting Generational Healing and Transformation (LIGHT) centers the public by putting people first in public health. LIGHT, led by faculty and students from Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, encompasses a new biannual literary journal in public health, a festival to engage both the public and public health professionals who are interested in creatively communicating about public health and a creative writing in public health camp for children.

Released: 9-May-2022 5:05 PM EDT
The Clavius Project at SLUH Announces New Partnership with Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University

The Clavius Project announced a new partnership with Saint Louis University (SLU) made possible by a $612,000 grant from the Thomas R. Schilli Foundation (TRSF) to Saint Louis University. The grant will bring robotics and STEM enrichment programming into underserved schools across St. Louis through a partnership with SLU and its Ignatian Service Minor.

Newswise: Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Will Establish Saint Louis University Open-Source Software Center
Released: 28-Apr-2022 11:05 AM EDT
Grant from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Will Establish Saint Louis University Open-Source Software Center
Saint Louis University

A $704,482 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation will establish the Saint Louis University Open-Source Software Center.

Released: 26-Apr-2022 3:05 PM EDT
St. Louis Comes Together to Announce the Taylor Geospatial Institute
Saint Louis University

Leaders from St. Louis’ business, civic, academic, and governmental communities came together to celebrate the launch of the Taylor Geospatial Institute, a first-of-its-kind institution that brings together eight leading research institutions to collaborate on research into geospatial technology

Newswise: Saint Louis University Wins President’s Cup to Claim Collegiate Chess National Championship
Released: 4-Apr-2022 4:05 PM EDT
Saint Louis University Wins President’s Cup to Claim Collegiate Chess National Championship
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University is home to the collegiate chess National Champions. The Final Four of Collegiate Chess wrapped up Sunday, April 3, with the Billikens on top.

Newswise: SLU Physician-Scientist Awarded $428,020 NIH Grant to Study Short Bowel Syndrome
Released: 16-Mar-2022 2:35 PM EDT
SLU Physician-Scientist Awarded $428,020 NIH Grant to Study Short Bowel Syndrome
Saint Louis University

Ajay Jain, M.D., professor of pediatrics, pharmacology, and physiology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, has received funding from the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study Short Bowel syndrome (SBS).

Newswise: SLU Geriatric Psychiatrist: African Americans at Highest Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
Released: 24-Feb-2022 12:45 PM EST
SLU Geriatric Psychiatrist: African Americans at Highest Risk for Alzheimer's Disease
Saint Louis University

Now that the holiday season has concluded, perhaps you’ve noticed the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia in aging family members. George Grossberg, M.D., the Samuel W. Fordyce professor and director of geriatric psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, said it is during family gatherings that caregivers often notice older adults 65 and over may be slipping cognitively.

Newswise: SLU Transplant Team Enrolls Participants in National Kidney Study
Released: 22-Feb-2022 2:35 PM EST
SLU Transplant Team Enrolls Participants in National Kidney Study
Saint Louis University

African Americans have an increased risk of kidney failure, and new research shows that some of this risk is related to variations in a gene called apolipoprotein L1 (APOL1). Scientists will address racial disparities in kidney transplant outcomes.

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Released: 20-Dec-2021 12:05 PM EST
New acoustically transparent VocalEase face mask provides safety and sound
Saint Louis University

Singers and professional speakers no longer have to choose between safety and sound, thanks to Stephanie Tennill, assistant professor of Music in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Saint Louis University. Through her research Tennill developed the VocalEase Acoustically Transparent Mask, which allows wearers to communicate clearly with authenticity and optimal vocal health.

Released: 16-Dec-2021 11:10 AM EST
SLU’s School for Professional Studies Launches Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutic Management Certificate Program
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University’s School for Professional Studies (SPS) is launching a new Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutic Management certificate program in January 2022.

Released: 1-Nov-2021 10:05 AM EDT
New Director Named for Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship
Saint Louis University

Lewis Sheats is joining Saint Louis University’s Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business as the new director of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship.

Newswise: Saint Louis University Expert Explains Protocol Failure That Triggered Facebook Outage
Released: 6-Oct-2021 1:55 PM EDT
Saint Louis University Expert Explains Protocol Failure That Triggered Facebook Outage
Saint Louis University

Flavio Esposito, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science at Saint Louis University (SLU), is an expert in computer networking. Esposito can explain the protocol failure that triggered outages on Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp and why we need geospatial research to prevent its occurrence in the future.

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Released: 5-Oct-2021 11:25 AM EDT
SLU Professor Named a Rubenstein Fellow at the Brookings Institution
Saint Louis University

Keon L. Gilbert, DrPH, associate professor of behavioral science and health education at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice and one of the founding co-directors of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at SLU, has been appointed to the third class of David M. Rubenstein Fellows at the Brookings Institution.

Released: 29-Sep-2021 3:05 PM EDT
SLU Team Tackles Hearing Loss, Cognitive Decline in African Americans
Saint Louis University

An interdisciplinary team at Saint Louis University is collaborating to educate African American adults 60 and over about the link between brain health and hearing loss while providing vital services for the community.

Released: 29-Sep-2021 3:05 PM EDT
Saint Louis University Earns NWS StormReady Designation
Saint Louis University

The National Weather Service has designated Saint Louis University as StormReady, thanks to the efforts of SLU meteorology students. The StormReady program focuses on communication, mitigation, and community preparedness to save lives and property from severe weather.

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Released: 29-Sep-2021 1:40 PM EDT
SLU’s Pius Library Named Missouri Library of the Year
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University’s Pius XII Memorial Library was named Missouri Library of the Year for distinguished achievement in service. The Missouri Library Association (MLA) will recognize SLU during an awards ceremony at the MLA’s annual conference.

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Released: 29-Sep-2021 1:40 PM EDT
Novelist Arundhati Roy to Receive the 2022 St. Louis Literary Award
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University Library Associates today announce author Arundhati Roy as the recipient of the 2022 St. Louis Literary Award. Roy will come to St. Louis next spring to accept the award.

Released: 30-Aug-2021 9:50 AM EDT
SLU Announces Third-Largest Fundraising Year Ever, Closes in On Historic Fundraising Campaign Goal
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University continued its record-breaking fundraising success by raising more than $71 million in fiscal year 2021, making it the third-largest fundraising year in SLU’s 203-year history.

Released: 7-Jul-2021 12:35 PM EDT
For Many Students, Double-dose Algebra Leads to College Attainment
Saint Louis University

In the United States, low-income and minority students are completing college at low rates compared to higher-income and majority peers — a detriment to reducing economic inequality. Double-dose algebra could be a solution, according to a new study.

Released: 17-Jun-2021 1:35 PM EDT
Saint Louis University Student Searches for Possible Origins of Life on Saturn’s Largest Moon
Saint Louis University

Chemistry grad student Steven Skaggs was recently selected for funding by the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) program.

Released: 4-Jun-2021 10:30 AM EDT
Saint Louis University Successfully Completes Academic Year Amid Pandemic
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University has successfully wrapped up its 2020-2021 academic year — one that brought unprecedented challenges due to a global pandemic — without having to suspend its commitment to mostly in-person classes, entirely in-person labs and on-campus living.

Released: 7-May-2021 12:50 PM EDT
Donald and Nancy Ross Support SLU’s Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship With $1 Million Gift
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University has announced that Donald and Nancy Ross have made a $1 million gift to the University in support of the Chaifetz Center for Entrepreneurship and Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.

Released: 23-Feb-2021 12:35 PM EST
Deli Star and Saint Louis University Announce Strategic Partnership
Saint Louis University

Deli Star offers SLU students learning opportunities and hands-on experience at its Food Discovery Center. The partnership will commence July 1, 2021.

Released: 11-Feb-2021 11:10 AM EST
SLU Receives $500,000 Grant to Create a Faculty Position in Robotics and Autonomous Systems for a New, Early-Career, Female Professor
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Clare Boothe Luce program of the Henry Luce Foundation to create a tenure-track assistant professor position in Robotics and Autonomous Systems for a new, early-career, female faculty member within Parks College of Engineering, Aviation and Technology.

Released: 4-Dec-2020 2:35 PM EST
Zadie Smith to Receive 2021 St. Louis Literary Award
Saint Louis University

The Saint Louis University Library Associates have announced the selection of British author Zadie Smith as the recipient of the 2021 St. Louis Literary Award.

Released: 3-Dec-2020 12:55 PM EST
After CDC guidance, little change in opioid prescriptions to those at risk of misuse
Saint Louis University

Research from Saint Louis University finds that among patients at risk for opioid misuse, the odds of receiving a schedule II opioid for non-cancer pain were similar to those not at risk, despite new prescribing guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Released: 24-Nov-2020 3:25 PM EST
SLU Engineer Tackles the Digital Graphics Accessibility Gap in STEM
Saint Louis University

Abstract STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) concepts are often conveyed visually. Intricate graphics of mathematical data trends and interactive simulations of molecules and electricity help students visualize and understand these concepts in a more concrete way.

Released: 23-Nov-2020 12:45 PM EST
Saint Louis University Successfully Completes Fall Semester Classes
Saint Louis University

When Saint Louis University’s fall semester classes end on Tuesday, Nov. 24, the University will have successfully completed its on-campus semester as planned and without changes in its hybrid instruction model or on-campus living.

Released: 23-Sep-2020 12:55 PM EDT
$1 Million Gift From Alumnus Winston Chan Creates New Scholarship
Saint Louis University

SLU trustee and alumnus Winston Chan, Ph.D., (A&S ’81, ’83) has made a $1 million gift to the University in support of Accelerating Excellence: The Campaign for Saint Louis University.

Released: 16-Sep-2020 3:20 PM EDT
Saint Louis University Establishes New Institute for Healing Justice and Equity
Saint Louis University

The Institute for Healing Justice and Equity has been established to help eliminate disparities caused by systemic oppression and to promote healing.

Released: 8-Sep-2020 6:20 PM EDT
Saint Louis University Research Finds Clinicians Affiliated with Health Systems Perform Better Under Medicare Value-Based Reimbursement
Saint Louis University

A team of researchers led by Kenton Johnston, Ph.D., an associate professor of health management and policy at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, conducted a study investigating the association between health system affiliations of clinicians and their performance scores and payments under Medicare value-based reimbursement. The findings were published online Sept. 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Released: 14-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT
SLU’s Accelerating Excellence Fundraising Campaign Reaches Milestone
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University has reached another milestone in its $500 million Accelerating Excellence fundraising campaign. The University has announced that, with the close of fiscal year 2020, it has raised more than $400 million of the historic effort’s $500 million goal.

Released: 30-Jun-2020 12:25 PM EDT
Saint Louis University and Access Academies Partner to Propel At-Risk Youth to Academic, Career Success
Saint Louis University

Access Academies, a leading local nonprofit that propels at-risk students from middle school to college and career success, and Saint Louis University will join forces in an innovative partnership aimed at expanding educational opportunities for hundreds of students across St. Louis.

Released: 14-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT
SLU Makes Standardized Testing Optional for Admission to Most Programs
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University will move to a standardized test-optional admission process for all undergraduate and most graduate programs beginning with students applying for admission to the 2021-2022 academic year. Test optional means that prospective students may submit standardized test scores, but those who choose not to will not be disadvantaged in any way in the admission process.

Released: 7-Apr-2020 1:40 PM EDT
Measuring Frailty More Accurately Predicts Cost of Care
Saint Louis University

A team of researchers identified a way to measure frailty using patients’ medical claims that more accurately predict costs-of-care, especially for clinicians with disproportionate shares of frail patients.

Released: 11-Mar-2020 4:55 PM EDT
Annual Survey Shows Indian Foreign-Born Population Is the Largest in St. Louis Region
Saint Louis University

Results of a new Saint Louis University survey showed that the Indian foreign-born population is the largest foreign-born population in the St. Louis region.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 4:15 PM EST
Inequitable Medicare Reimbursements Threaten Care of Most Vulnerable
Saint Louis University

Hospitals, doctors and Medicare Advantage insurance plans that care for some of the most vulnerable patients are not reimbursed fairly by Medicare, according to recent findings in JAMA.

Released: 22-Jan-2020 2:20 PM EST
Nature Study: First Ancient DNA from West Africa Illuminates the Deep Human Past
Saint Louis University

The research team sequenced DNA from four children buried 8,000 and 3,000 years ago at Shum Laka in Cameroon, a site excavated by a Belgian and Cameroonian team 30 years ago. The findings, “Ancient West African foragers in the context of African population history," published Jan. 22 in Nature, represent the first ancient DNA from West or Central Africa, and some of the oldest DNA recovered from an African tropical context.

Released: 8-Jan-2020 1:40 PM EST
Common Indian Fruit Shows Promise as a Cancer Fighter
Saint Louis University

According to recent research, the Asian fruit commonly eaten in India that also is known as bitter melon has properties that prevent cancer from growing and spreading. It also shows promise in slowing the progression of cancer, which is the world’s second deadliest disease.

Released: 4-Dec-2019 11:05 AM EST
Lack of specialists doom rural sick patients
Saint Louis University

Residents of rural areas are more likely to be hospitalized and to die than those who live in cities primarily because they lack access to specialists, recent research found.

3-Dec-2019 4:00 PM EST
Lack of Specialists Doom Rural Sick Patients
Saint Louis University

Residents of rural areas are more likely to be hospitalized and to die than those who live in cities primarily because they lack access to specialists, according to research in Health Affairs.

Released: 21-Nov-2019 8:05 PM EST
Sr. Catherine Mutindi Awarded 2019 Opus Prize at Saint Louis University
Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University and the Opus Prize Foundation proudly announce that Sr. Catherine Mutindi, the founder of Bon Pasteur in the Democratic Republic of Congo, is awarded the 16thannual Opus Prize. The Opus Prize is awarded annually to a leader in faith-based humanitarian work.

Released: 5-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
Learn, Pray, Honor: SLU Opens Celebration of Opus Prize Finalists to Community
Saint Louis University

The 16th annual Opus Prize ceremony, the capstone event of the multi-day celebration of social entrepreneurship, is Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Center for Global Citizenship at Saint Louis University.


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