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    Ethics in the Business of Science and Healthcare

    October 24, 2013
    Ethics in the Business of Science and Healthcare was held September 25th at Duquesne University in the Power Center Ballroom. Four schools collaborated on the event; the School of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, School of Health Sciences and the School of Business.Read More

    An Unexpected Path to an MBA

    September 4, 2013
    Fulbright Scholar Dina Sanioura, who resides in the West Bank, obtained a Sustainable MBA degree and gained news insights into herself and American culture during the 2012-2013 school year.
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    Beard Institute Executive Director Bill O'Rourke Quoted in Pittsburgh Post Gazette

    July 16, 2013
    The Beard Institute Executive Director, Bill O'Rourke, was quoted in the July 4 Issue of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette.Read More

    Zelienople Resident Receives Student Award for Leadership in Ethics

    April 25, 2013
    Zachary J. Zeigler, a senior in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, is the recipient of the 2013 Eugene P. Beard Student Award for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne University.Read More

    "Giving Voice to Values" Author and Educator Mary C. Gentile, Ph.D. Leaves Audience with Tools for Ethical Action

    March 20, 2013
    Dr. Mary C. Gentile, Director of Giving Voice to Values and Senior Research Scholar at Babson College spoke to faculty, staff, students and community partners of Duquesne University on February 13th. Her topic, 'Giving Voice to Values: The "How" of Business Ethics,' has to do with the individual voice.Read More

    Beard Institute Executive Director to Speak at Sustainable Pittsburgh's "Smart Growth Conference"

    December 3, 2012
    Bill O'Rourke, Board Chair of Sustainable Pittsburgh and Executive Director of the Beard Institute, will present the introductory and closing remarks at the 12th annual Sustainable Pittsburgh "Smart Growth Conference."Read More

    Beard Institute's Bill O'Rourke Tapped for Interview in the Winter 2012 Issue of "Strategy and Business"

    November 30, 2012
    The former head of Alcoa Russia teaches executives that in international business practice, ethics and competitive advantage go hand in hand. "Our success in Russia reinforced my belief that integrity and openness can be fostered no matter the company or the conditions."Read More

    2012 Sustainability Symposium a Success

    November 8, 2012
    Sustainability thought-leaders William McDonough and Andrew Winston delivered keynote speeches on the pending challenges and opportunities facing 21st-century business at the sixth-annual Sustainability Symposium at Duquesne University.Read More

    Former Naval Commander Michael Abrashoff to Speak at Beard Institute Ethics Luncheon

    September 4, 2012
    The next Beard Institute Ethics luncheon speaker will be former naval commander Michael Abrashoff. Author of the popular book "It's Your Ship," Abrashoff will talk about how he turned around the morale and readiness on the USS Benfold. The luncheon will be on October 12th from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Duquesne Club.Read More

    Bill O'Rourke Quoted in Article for Investor's Business Daily

    August 23, 2012
    Bill O'Rourke, Executive Director of the Beard Institute and former President of Alcoa-Russia, was quoted in an article for Investor's Business Daily entitled "Alcoa Co-Founder Charles Hall Smelt Success."Read More

    The Beard Institute Thanks Jim Byrne for His Leadership of the Institute and Welcomes Bill O'Rourke as the New Executive Director

    July 12, 2012
    The Beard Institute, a part of the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University, extends its gratitude to Jim Byrne for his leadership of the Institute over the past three years.Read More

    Duquesne's Net Impact Group Receives Silver Status!

    June 20, 2012
    Congratulations to Duquesne University's Net Impact Graduate Chapter for receiving Silver Status and 100% membership rate! This year, the leadership team worked hard to improve events, awareness, and exposure of the organization and its mission. To receive this status, the Duquesne team completed 11 events, attended the Net Impact conference in Portland, and obtained 100% membership.Read More

    Operationalizing Sustainability for Clarity and Compliance; Dr. Robert Sroufe and MBA Graduate Students Conclude Research Project

    June 12, 2012
    Dr. Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness, Beard Institute Director of Applied Sustainability & Associate Professor of Supply Chain Management, Alison Steele and Danielle Jolliff, both MBA graduates of the John F. Donahue Duquesne University School of Business, concluded a research project on "Operationalizing Sustainability: Clarity and Compliance Project."Read More

    Honorable Cynthia A. Baldwin speaks at Beard Institute Ethics Luncheon

    May 9, 2012
    The Beard Institute of the Palumbo/Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University hosted an Ethics Luncheon April 12th at the Duquesne Club in Pittsburgh, PA. The Honorable Cynthia A. Baldwin, Vice President and General Counsel, The Pennsylvania State University and Retired Justice, Pennsylvania Supreme Court spoke about "The Responsibility of Ethical Leadership."Read More

    Beard Institute to Host Panel Presentation on Effective Board Management

    April 11, 2012
    The Beard Institute will host a panel presentation, Boardroom Dynamics: Priorities of an Effective Board, on Tuesday, April 17, at 7:30 a.m. in the Power Center Ballroom. Experts will share their multiple board experiences and explore best practices for effective board governance.Read More

    Jim Byrne Gives-and Receives-Awards

    March 28, 2012
    Jim Byrne, executive director of The Beard Institute, served for 22 years on the Lennox International Board of Directors. His professional journey, which carried him through the then-new fields of computers and technology, started with his graduation from Duquesne’s School of Business in 1957.Read More

    Fall 2011 Service/Active Learning Report Now Available

    February 22, 2012
    The Fall 2011 Service/Active Learning Report is now available on the Beard Institute Web site.Read More

    Professor and MBA Graduate Collaborate on Article

    February 16, 2012
    Dr. Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness, Beard Institute Director of Applied Sustainability Marketing and Supply Chain and Inna Nirenburg, MBA '01, publish Sustainability: Responsible Supply Management in this month’s issue of "Inside Supply Chain" magazine.Read More

    Bill O'Rourke, Director of Business Ethics, Writes Article "Ethics in the Workplace"

    February 1, 2012
    "Ethics in the Workplace" appears in Dynamic Business Magazine, an affiliated publication of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. If an ethical issue is not even recognized, it will not be addressed. This article addresses the topic of making sure that we do not have ethical blindness in the workplace.Read More

    Dr. R. Bruce Bickel Presents Program on Ethical Leadership

    February 1, 2012
    On January 24, 2012, as part of the Distinguished Ethics speaker series, Dr. R. Bruce Bickel, Senior Vice President and managing director of PNC's Private Foundation Management Services, presented a program on Ethical Leadership.Read More

    Dr. Amy Phelps, Service Learning Gaultier Fellow

    January 30, 2012
    Dr. Ralph Pearson, Provost of Duquesne University announced that Dr. Amy Phelps has been named a Gaultier Fellow in response to her work in the area of Service Learning.Read More

    Symposium 2011 Summary

    January 20, 2012
    The Beard Institute held its annual symposium, Sustainable Business: Responsibility and Results on November 10, 2011 at the Fairmont Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA.Read More

    Local Green Leaders Convene to Launch Duquesne Center

    December 7, 2011
    Stakeholders and thought leaders from Pittsburgh’s emerging green economy gathered on Dec. 5 to help launch the University’s new Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth.Read More

    Dean Miciak Speaks About Sustainability On Our Region's Business

    November 16, 2011
    Dean Miciak spoke about the Beard Symposium and sustainability during a recent interview on "Our Region's Business."Read More

    Symposium Pushes Beyond the Basic for Businesses

    November 11, 2011
    The fifth annual Beard Symposium "Sustainable Business: Responsibility & Results" was featured in the November 11, 2011 edition of the Post-Gazette.Read More

    Beard Institute Distinguished Ethics Speaker Bill O’Rourke Challenges Students to Examine Their Moral Compass

    October 12, 2011
    Bill O’Rourke presented “Does Your Moral Compass Point to True North?” to a group of undergraduate and graduate business students and faculty on October 6 as part of the Beard Institute’s Distinguished Ethics Speaker series.Read More

    Senge to Address Systems Thinking at Duquesne University's Sustainable Business Symposium

    October 6, 2011
    Dr. Peter Senge, who has been named one of the top 20 most influential business thinkers by the Wall Street Journal and a top 10 management guru by Business Week, will keynote the fifth annual Beard Institute symposium, Sustainable Business: Responsibilities & Results, on Thursday, Nov. 10.Read More

    Business School Sustains Top Ranking for Social, Ethical and Environmental Stewardship

    September 21, 2011
    For the third consecutive time, Duquesne's graduate school of business has been ranked among the world's top business schools for preparing MBA graduates for leadership in social, ethical and environmental stewardship.Read More

    Beard Faculty Award Recognizes Hopson's Involvement with Students, Prisoners, Hazelwood and Namibia

    September 14, 2011
    Dr. Rodney Hopson, professor in the School of Education, received the 2011 Eugene P. Beard Faculty Award for Leadership in Ethics for sharing his expertise and enthusiasm with Duquesne students as well as jail inmates, residents of Pittsburgh's Hazelwood community and the southern African country of Namibia.Read More

    Beard Institute Consultant MJ Tocci Wins 2011 Athena Award

    September 14, 2011
    MJ Tocci, consultant for the Beard Institute's Women's Executive Leadership Program, was recognized for her professional excellence, mentorship and contributions to greater Pittsburgh.Read More

    SMBA Fellow Preeti Srivastav Publishes Sustainability White Paper

    July 22, 2011
    Preeti Srivastav, SMBA Fellow, published the white paper: "Opportunities and Challenges in the Green IT Services Sector."Read More

    MBA Award Established to Honor Beard Institute Leader James Byrne

    June 29, 2011
    Lennox International Inc. and the Duquesne University John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business have partnered to establish a new award named in honor of the executive director of the Beard Institute, James J. Byrne.Read More

    Does a Corporate Board Need a Curmudgeon?

    June 13, 2011
    Jim Byrne, executive director of the Beard Institute, moderated the discussion "Why Seek a Curmudgeon on Your Board?," sponsored by the Three Rivers Chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) on Wednesday, June 15.Read More

    Toffel Presents Research Paper at Sustainability Speaker Series

    May 3, 2011
    Michael Toffel, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, presented his research paper "The Globalization of Corporate Environmental Disclosure: Accountability or Greenwashing?" at the Beard Institute's spring 2011 Sustainability Speaker Series.Read More

    Harrison City Resident Wins Beard Student Award

    April 11, 2011
    The Duquesne University 2011 Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics student winner is Brian Read, a senior accounting major from Harrison City, Pennsylvania.Read More

    Wind and Solar: Alternative Energy in Pittsburgh

    April 6, 2011
    Robert Sroufe, Ph.D. was interviewed in an article about alternative energy in Pittsburgh. The article was published by Pop City Media.Read More

    Beard Symposium Panelists Express Fear of Growing U.S. Debt

    January 21, 2011
    The Beard Institute's workshop "Economic Recovery 2011: Will We Know When We See It?" was featured in an article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Read More

    Fall 2010 Service/Active Learning Report Now Available

    January 12, 2011
    The Fall 2010 Service/Active Learning Report is now available on the Beard Institute Web site.Read More

    School of Business Cosponsors Darwin Day with Bayer School

    January 6, 2011
    The School of Business is cosponsoring this year's Darwin Day with the Bayer School. This year, John Gowdy, Ph.D., Rittenhouse Teaching Professor of Humanities and Social Science, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will speak.Read More

    Professor Jay Liebowitz's Research Paper Published in the Journal of Sustainable Development

    November 29, 2010
    Professor Jay Liebowitz's research paper "The Role of HR in Achieving a Sustainability Culture" was published in the Vol.3, No.4 edition of the Journal of Sustainable Development.Read More

    National Green to Gold Award Honors Starbucks' Sustainable Success

    November 8, 2010
    Duquesne University's Beard Institute conferred its annual national Green to Gold award on Starbucks at its fourth annual symposium on sustainability on Nov. 3.Read More

    Compliance, Sustainability Issues to be Addressed at Beard Symposium

    November 8, 2010
    The fourth annual Beard Symposium, Sustainability: The Changing Ground Rules, will feature former governor and secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge, president and CEO of the Ridge Global LLC consulting firm, and a former executive with Lehman Brothers.Read More

    Dean Miciak Featured in Tribune Review article: 'Sustainability' runs on ethics

    October 28, 2010
    Dean Miciak was quoted in a Tribune Review article entitled: 'Sustainability' runs on ethics.Read More

    Betler and Overby Speak About Ethics in International Business

    October 4, 2010
    September 28, 2010 - Ray Betler, vice president and group executive at Wabtec Corporation, and Paul Overby, president of Paul Overby Associates, spoke to a group of 200 undergraduate business students and faculty as a part of the Beard Institute's Distinguished Ethics Speaker Series.Read More

    Faculty Members Receive Presidential Excellence, Beard Ethics Awards

    September 16, 2010
    Four Duquesne faculty members were recognized for outstanding service, teaching, scholarship and a special contribution to ethics at Convocation.Read More

    Jim Byrne quoted in Pittsburgh Business Times article

    August 6, 2010
    Three Pittsburgh-area manufacturers aiming to transform with the same goal: emerge from the recession stronger and better able to withstand future downturns.Read More

    School of Business Progress Report Now Available on PRME Web site

    August 3, 2010
    Duquesne University is among the first 100 endorsers of the Principles for Responsible Management Education.Read More

    May 2010: Robert Sroufe, Ph.D., Participates in Sustainability Conferences

    May 25, 2010
    Robert Sroufe, Ph.D., Director of Applied Sustainability at the Beard Institute, participated in three conferences that focused on the role of sustainability in business.
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    Conference aimed at helping women build careers at male-dominated companies

    May 25, 2010
    Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy discusses the Emerging Women's Leadership Conference.
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    Jim Byrne Stresses Real-World Feel in the Classroom

    April 9, 2010
    Jim Byrne gives students the feel of a real-world business meeting during his class.Read More

    Companies, military find use for Duquesne University's organizational ethics class

    April 9, 2010
    Graduate students at Duquesne University have a unique opportunity to assess their employer's level of ethical compliance by using a special model.Read More

    Duquesne University Expands Beard Center to Broaden Focus

    March 26, 2010
    The Palumbo Donahue School of Business is expanding its ethics and leadership center to include the disciplines of business ethics, sustainability and responsible financial management to further reflect the evolving business landscape.Read More

    Sustainable Executive Creates Bridge to the Future - Jim Byrne, Executive Director

    March 16, 2010
    Jim Bryne's opinion-piece published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.Read More

    Cisco Systems Wins Inaugural Green to Gold Award

    January 10, 2010
    The Beard Institute's inaugural Green to Gold award, which recognizes commercial success in sustainable business practices, was presented to Cisco Systems Inc. at the third annual Bead Symposium on Sustainability: The Bridge to the Future on Nov. 10, 2009.Read More