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SLU Cannabis Program Set to Begin in the Fall

May 2, 2020

When registration for the 2020-2021 school year opened for SLU students, many were surprised to find a program called Cannabis ...

Stand with SLUH Nurses

Kenny Warner, Faculty Contributor

December 5, 2019

Over the past several months, union nurses at Saint Louis University Hospital have been fighting ongoing aggression from SSM Health against their right to a democratically elected union and to bargain collectively for measures that would improve patient care. Both SSM Health management and faculty from the SLU School of Nursing have engaged in inti...

Climate Strike Strikes a Chord

Climate Strike Strikes a Chord

October 3, 2019

 On Sept. 23, Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old climate activist from Sweden, delivered an intense, passionate speech at the United...

Illustration Courtesy of Ashlee Kothenbeutel.

SLU Internship Resources Bring Students to the Moon

February 27, 2019

“Initially, it felt very validating to know that all the hard work and opportunities provided by others to build me up was wo...

Photo Courtesy of SLU's Engineers Without Borders.

SLU Students do “Tangible Good” in Kenya

February 27, 2019

SLU’s chapter of Engineering Without Borders, a nationwide organization dedicated to “building a better world through engineer...

Photo by Ellen Hutti for University Communications.

SLU Biologist Selected for EPA Council Position

February 14, 2019

At the end of January, SLU biologist Jason Knouft, Ph.D. was chosen to serve on the National Advisory Council for Environmental Polic...

Illustration Courtesy of Ashlee Kothenbeutel.

Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling: The Struggles of Women Going into Male-Dominated Fields

January 30, 2019

For women during World War II, it was Rosie the Riveter telling them “We Can Do It” that motivated them to step into the male-domi...

Hair care: The long and short of it all

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February 21, 2013

Hair. We all have it. It takes some people all morning to style it. Many of us continually damage it with blow dryers, straighteners and curlers. Multiple products are applied without knowing how they react to one another. Choosing a hair dresser makes or breaks a look. Our relationship with our hair would be deeper if we knew more about it. What...

Blind can see is no longer just a Bible miracle

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February 21, 2013

After almost two decades of planning, developing and funding, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has finally been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Essentially a prosthetic retina, called the bionic eye by some scientists, this new technology is the first of its kind to be approved by the FDA. This system will allow blind...

Meteor of the century crashes into Russia

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February 21, 2013

A meteor crashed to Earth on Friday over Russia’s Ural Mountains, and ended its descent in a flaming formidable blast that injured around 1,000 people. According to, Chelyabinsk, the nearest hard-hit city, experienced the most damages from the sonic waves. Shattered glass exploded out of window frames as several walls tumbled down and car...

Grocery shopping mindlessly

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February 21, 2013

Grocery stores aren’t all created equal. That fact is pretty obvious to anyone that has been to more than one Schnucks. The ambiance found at Whole Foods is quite different from Aldi. However, most grocery stores are designed in similar fashions. The Food Marketing Institute found that in 2010, the average American visited the supermarket 2.2 times...

Fish swims to discovery

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December 6, 2012

Dr. Richard Mayden, of Saint Louis University’s biology department, and Steven Layman, of Geosyntec Consultants in Kennesaw, Ga., discovered five new species of fish in the U.S. this past month. Mayden holds the W.S. Barnickle Endowed Chair of Natural Sciences at SLU and has netted nearly $4 million in federal funding this past year.  This was...

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