Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is delighted to welcome Pope Francis, the new leader of the Universal Church. His election and personal history suggests an important and profound turn toward humility and service to the poor. Continue reading
President Charles J. Dougherty has announced the promotion and granting of tenure to the following faculty members: Continue reading
Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook offer a quick and easy way to connect with friends and family. It’s great to upload pictures from the big game, chat in real time with someone half a world away, or post lists of your favorite things. But having an online social presence has its risks. Sharing too many personal details can lead to unfortunate consequences.
By understanding how social media works and following some common-sense rules, you can enjoy social media while safeguarding your privacy. Continue reading
“Dr. Tim Austin brings to us a long and successful history as an administrator in Catholic higher education. He is sure to do the same as he builds on Dr. Ralph Pearson’s success as Duquesne’s provost,” said President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty. “Dr. Austin was enthusiastically endorsed by every constituency that met with him during his on-campus interview.” Continue reading
Duquesne University Names Dean of Natural and Environmental Sciences President Charles J. Dougherty has named Dr. Philip Reeder as the new dean of Duquesne’s Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences effective Monday, July 1. He will succeed Dr. David Seybert, who, after serving as dean of the Bayer School since 2002, has decided to return to scholarship and teaching full-time. Continue reading
McFarlin, who is in his ninth year as chair of the management and marketing department at the University of Dayton’s School of Business Administration, will replace Dr. Alan R. Miciak, who has decided to return to teaching full time after eight years as dean. Continue reading
In a joint effort between the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Office of Residence Life and the Office of International Programs, a global diversity floor is being established in Towers Living Learning Center for students with an interest in international affairs and global cultures. Continue reading
With the Apostolic Letter entitled, “Motu Proprio Data,” Pope Benedict XVI called us to celebrate a Year of Faith that began in October of 2012 and ends on Nov. 24, 2013. We are reminded that the “door of faith” (Acts 14:27) is always open for each one of us. Continue reading
This year’s Founder’s Week focused on the 50th anniversary of the papal encyclical Pacem in Terris as well as the work performed by the Spiritans in carrying on the mission of peace building. Pacem in Terris was the first encyclical in which Pope John XXIII not only addressed the Catholic faithful, but also “all people of good will.” The encyclical was intended to highlight the path to peace through collaboration and respect. Continue reading
Elections for Commuter Council, Residence Hall Association and Student Government Association will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Be sure to log on to Campus Link to cast your votes for next year’s student leaders! The Installation Ceremony will be held in the Power Center Ballroom on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Whether you choose to stay at home or travel during spring break, it is important to be safe, and not to do things that can risk that safety and/or your success. Remember, in all states the drinking age is 21, and any underage drinking charge has the potential to negatively impact your future. And despite what alcohol marketers might suggest to you, there are some very real risks to underage and/or excessive alcohol use. Continue reading
The Duquesne University Student Government Association (SGA) and Computing and Technology Services (CTS) have spent the past year working on several initiatives to reduce printing waste in Duquesne’s more than 45 public computer labs. The print management initiatives have a single goal, to reduce printing waste in the public computer labs, in which the volume in 2012 was 10 million pages. Continue reading
Drawing on strengths in professional programs and a liberal arts education, Duquesne University is poised to begin a biomedical engineering program. Continue reading
Duquesne has a main campus, a Rome campus and now an Online Campus.
The Duquesne University Online Campus, reporting to Dr. Alexandra Gregory, associate provost/associate academic vice president for academic affairs, will serve as an umbrella organization to promote the University’s existing online courses and programs. These programs will remain housed in their academic schools. Continue reading
Many students were drawn to the living environment in Des Places due to its environmentally friendly practices. One exciting event this semester is the “Des Places Pledge.” This pledge asks students to ‘pitch in, turn off, conserve and re-evaluate’ their daily habits as we work towards the establishment of a sustainable community. This pledge encompasses issues focused on energy, sustainable food, water conservation and recycling issues. Continue reading
In the fall of 2013, Towers Living Learning Center will launch two global diversity floors for students with an interest in international affairs and global cultures. Students living on these floors will: Continue reading
What do the August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh CLO, Pittsburgh Opera, Pittsburgh Public Theater and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra have in common? Continue reading
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Replacement of both front elevators in the Gumberg Library will continue during the 2013 spring semester. One elevator will be renovated at a time. Please be patience with increased noise levels. We apologize for any inconvenience.
May the child of Bethlehem bring all his love and peace to your personal lives and the lives of your families.
This Christmas season the Division of Student Life partnered with Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh to offer staff members the opportunity to participate in hands-on service projects throughout the week of December 10. On Monday, staff joined the fun at St. Joseph’s House of Hospitality on Bedford Avenue. Continue reading
This December, Duquesne University Volunteers (DUV) is sponsoring campus efforts to support the Brashear Association and also the Hill House with their Angel Tree and also with Holiday Helpings. Continue reading
Saturday, December 1, 2012, the Office of Residence Life hosted its annual Breakfast with Santa event in the Union Ballroom. Staff and faculty members, along with their families were able to celebrate the holidays by playing reindeer games, making crafts and enjoying a breakfast buffet. A Santa’s Workshop sponsored by the Women’s Guild was also available for children to buy small gifts for their families. The Office of Residence Life would like to thank all of the Resident Assistants and members of the Residence Hall Association that volunteered their time and dressed as elves to facilitate the games and crafts for the event.
The Residence Hall Association (RHA) recently concluded an effort in the residence halls to raise money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. With numerous Duquesne students coming from areas hardest hit by the storm, RHA members believed that raising money for the victims was a great way to serve both the mission of RHA and the mission of the University. Continue reading
Many of us return home for the holidays but seldom do we contemplate what it means to either go or return to the place we call “home.” For many of us, the idea of “home” will immediately conjure associations to a physical space in time, whether that space is a place, town, city and/or a community of persons, such as family and friends. Returning to such a space can bring forth stress, worry, sadness, and grief as well as happiness, joy, belongingness and love. Whatever the anticipated and actual experience may be, it will no doubt be affective in nature. During this holiday season, when you return to the place you call “home” I would like to invite you to take the opportunity to either discover or re-connect with your true home. Continue reading
Duquesne University has a strong tradition of providing financial support to our community through United Way of Allegheny County. It was recently announced that this year was the University’s most effective United Way campaign to date. New records were set in monetary giving, employee participation and number of campaign leaders. Continue reading
The Division of Student Life hosted the first-ever Family Weekend October 19-21. Family Weekend offered a variety of activities for the parents and siblings of current students and provided the opportunity to socialize with other families from the campus community. Some of the activities included open houses, athletic events, The Magic of Michael Grandinetti, mass and the President’s Farewell Brunch.
The Allegheny County Redevelopment Authority has approved a $250,000 grant for the School of Law to help furnish and purchase equipment for the future home of its clinical education program, the Anna Shultz Building located at 914 Fifth Avenue. Continue reading
Health Service welcomed the 2012-2013 academic year with the implementation of a state-of-the-art Electronic Medical Records system, to which students have responded quite positively. The system also has the capability of adding interactive features for students to further enhance our delivery of medical care. Additionally, a new Director was appointed, and three new staff members were hired, including a Nurse Practitioner, a Staff RN, (both of whom are Duquesne alumnae), and a Campus Relations RN who oversees outreach to residence halls, organizations and events throughout the campus. Another new feature in our department is the introduction of the “RN Triage and Advice” telephone extension which allows students to speak directly with a Staff Nurse to answer questions, provide advice and schedule appointments with the appropriate clinical staff. Continue reading
The University’s annual Orientation program kicked off with Freshman Move-In on August 21. Orientation, an award-winning, five-day program, is designed by upperclassmen to help incoming freshmen and transfer students acclimate to the University. This year’s Orientation theme was It’s Your Time: Capture the Moment.
Below are photos from Move-In Day on August 21, 2012.
Over 100 new students attended Commuter Pre-Orientation on Tuesday, August 21. The Commuter Pre-Orientation program assisted commuting students in getting to know their Commuter Assistant, the Office of Commuter Affairs staff, other commuter students and the campus. Commuter Pre-Orientation was an information-packed day which helped provide new students with the necessary tools to become active and participating members of the Duquesne community.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) hosted their annual OMA Pre-Orientation Program (Pre-O) on August 20 and August 21. Pre-O is designed to connect students of diverse backgrounds with a reliable network of support that will aid in their social and academic transition into the Duquesne University campus community. An outstanding group of returning students served as Pre-O Leaders and facilitators of the various workshops, panel discussions, and team builders. The incoming students and their parents communicated that they valued the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and DU Alumni. Continue reading
Duquesne University welcomed approximately 1,520 freshmen to campus this semester — the largest class in the University’s 134-year history.
While figures will not be finalized until later this semester, the incoming class compares to last year’s incoming class of approximately 1,330 students, according to the Admissions Office. Continue reading