Duquesne Experiences a Record-Setting Freshman Retention Rate

October 29, 2014

This fall, a record high percentage of Duquesne freshmen made the transition to becoming members of the sophomore class.

Training Tracker System to be Replaced with MyLEAD

October 29, 2014

The Office of Human Resource Management is preparing to launch MyLEAD (My Learning, Education and Development), the new employee training registration and tracking system that will replace DU Training Tracker on Monday, Nov. 17.

Rangos Dean Receives ASAHP Legacy of Excellence Award

October 29, 2014

The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) has honored Rangos School of Health Sciences Dean Dr. Greg Frazer with its prestigious Legacy of Excellence Award.

McConaha Named PPA’s Preceptor of the Year

October 29, 2014

Dr. Jamie McConaha, assistant professor of pharmacy practice in the Mylan School of Pharmacy, has been named the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s (PPA) 2014 Preceptor of the Year.

Cold Case Investigations is Focus of Annual Wecht Conference

October 29, 2014

From Jack the Ripper (late 1880s) to the Black Dahlia (1947) to Tupac Shakur (1996), cold cases have long been a frustrating reality for police and criminal investigators. While recent advances in DNA technology and the emergence of cold case squads during the past few decades have helped crack some of these crimes, others continue to go unsolved.

Dean’s Visit is First of Faculty Exchanges with Japanese University

October 29, 2014

An upcoming visit to Japan by Mylan School of Pharmacy Dean Dr. J. Douglas Bricker will serve as the first faculty exchange between Duquesne and Daiichi University of Pharmacy of Fukuoka.

Professor Volunteers Her Skills and “Cattitude,” One Feral Colony at a Time

October 29, 2014

In her spare time, Dr. Becky Morrow will do more than 50 surgeries a day. An assistant professor of biological sciences, Morrow is rare among academicians: a licensed veterinarian and a scholar who gets her hands dirty helping communities from Clarion to the West Virginia border control feral cat colonies. She drives her pickup and special surgical unit, a retrofitted trailer once used to haul Harleys, into communities that put out a call for help.

Employees Invited to University Reception This Thursday

October 29, 2014

Duquesne faculty, staff and administration are invited to enjoy food and refreshments at the monthly University reception on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Africa Room.

Extinct for a Century, Once-Plentiful Passenger Pigeons Represent Persecution

October 29, 2014

Initially, the parallels between the extinction of the passenger pigeon and the flight of Jewish families from the Ukraine may not seem obvious. However, a collaborative art installation, Moving Targets, by Steffi Domike and Ann Rosenthal with Ruth Fauman Fichman combines environmental history and the artists’ genealogy to connect the dots.

Building Relationships, Collaborations in Tanzania is Focus of Information Session

October 29, 2014

Faculty, staff and students who are interested in participating in research, teaching, service or study abroad in Africa are encouraged to attend Habari ya Afya: Building Relationships for Collaborations with Tanzania, the second in a series of information sessions hosted by the Center for African Studies.

English Dept. Hosting International Modernist Conference, Public Poetry Reading

October 29, 2014

Nearly 1,000 modernist scholars from around the world will visit Pittsburgh as the Department of English co-hosts the 16th Modernist Studies Association Conference with the University of Pittsburgh.

CETR Hosting Fall Working Session for Faculty

October 29, 2014

The Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) will host a fall working session for faculty focused on alignments between learning objectives and community learning experiences as well as its second conversation about community-engaged research.

Breakfast Series Features Panel Discussion on Successful Leadership

October 29, 2014

A panel of regional business leaders will explore the concept of good leadership at the next Leadership Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Center for African Studies Relocates to Rockwell

October 29, 2014

The Center for African Studies has relocated to Room 104 of Rockwell Hall.

Campus-Wide Luncheon Held for United Way Campaign

October 29, 2014

Scott Hollander, executive director of KidsVoice, spoke to nearly 250 members of the campus community at the United Way luncheon held Oct. 28.

Cooling Towers Removed from Campus

October 29, 2014

The University’s 17-year-old cooling towers, located across from the Union, were removed from campus on Oct. 28. The system was replaced earlier this year with a more efficient, less noisy and more aesthetically pleasing system, which is located on the top deck of the Forbes Garage.

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