One Young World Summit delegates visited Duquesne’s campus on Oct. 20. The University was among hundreds of local individuals, organizations and institutions hosting dinner parties for groups of delegates on the final evening of the international conference, which was held in Pittsburgh From Oct. 18-22.
President Charles J. Dougherty hosted young people from Belarus, Bolivia, India, Mozambique, the Philippines, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States in the Brittany Board Room atop Des Places Hall, the University’s new living-learning center.
The setting not only offered a breathtaking view of the campus and city skyline, it also demonstrated Duquesne’s commitment to sustainability and stewardship, which were key topics of the summit. Rod Dobish, executive director of facilities management, was on hand to explain the structure’s green features and the University’s other environmental initiatives.
Conference attendees also discussed concerns about global economic development. William O’Rourke, executive director of the Beard Institute, joined the dinner attendees to share his perspectives on the subject from 30 years of experience as an executive with Alcoa.
Delegates also met with Duquesne student leaders and learned about the University’s distinctive Spiritan history and its service to the community.
Grants Received [August 26, 2015]
Funds totaling $160,000 were awarded to the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Education.
DU in the News [August 2015]
News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.
Grants Received [August 19, 2015]
Funds totaling $29,100 were awarded to the Mary Pappert School of Music and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
- Grants Received [August 26, 2015]
New Crowdfunding, Urban Plunge Initiatives Boost Cross-Cultural Missions
While Spring Break provides an opportunity for students to vacation or stay home for relaxation, 65 Duquesne students and staff will take this time to embark on Cross-Cultural Mission Experiences (CCME) that will impact six different areas in the country.
- New Crowdfunding, Urban Plunge Initiatives Boost Cross-Cultural Missions