2011 Archive

Executives of Small- and Medium-Sized Firms Briefed on Cyber Security

December 7, 2011
Duquesne University hosts experts from government, industry and academia for an in-depth discussion about cyber security and the intelligence required to protect business operations.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

SBDC's New Partnership Adds Tools to Global Business Program

November 2, 2011
More financial and informational tools to help small companies grow global businesses will be available through a new agreement between the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. (EXIM) and Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).Read More

National Study Finds Insiders Are Biggest Risk to Cyber Security

October 28, 2011
Leaders of small- and medium-sized businesses face greater risk from internal threat than from external hackers, and large and small companies are vulnerable to attacks, according to a study completed by a Duquesne University professor.Read More

School of Business Seeks Stories from Alumni in Preparation for Centennial Celebration

October 19, 2011
What you know as the Palumbo Donahue School of Business was started as the School of Accounts, Finance, and Commerce on October 6, 1913. In 2013 we will be celebrating the life of this school with a series of events and a commemorative book.Read More

Duquesne Featured in Princeton Review’s ‘Best 294 Business Schools’

October 12, 2011
With a special emphasis on sustainability and business ethics, the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business has been selected for the sixth time as one of the country’s top schools by the Princeton Review’s Best 294 Business Schools.Read More

Reaching Out to Business Innovators, Duquesne Helps to Drive Change

October 12, 2011
As new federal initiatives more deeply involve universities in facilitating business growth, Duquesne continues working to help entrepreneurs and small business owners to commercialize innovations that spring from technology research.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

DU Is Only Private University in State to Receive Federal Economic Development Award

September 28, 2011
Duquesne is the only university in western Pennsylvania and the only private institution in the state to receive a five-year federal award to strengthen the region's toolbox for economic development options.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 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

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

New Business School Website Delivers Top-Notch User Experience

August 24, 2011
Focused, compelling and easy to use, the new business school website was created with visitors in mind.Read More

Economics Professors Receive a $40,000 Grant from the American Family Business Foundation

August 9, 2011
Antony Davies, Pavel Yakovlev, and Matt Ryan received a $40,000 grant from the American Family Business Foundation to produce a series of research papers on the economic contribution of and effect of regulatory policy on family-owned businesses.Read More

Dr. Chris Laslo Addresses Embedded Sustainability at MBA Sustainability Commencement

July 29, 2011
As co-author of Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage, Dr. Chris Laszlo sees the importance of building aspects of sustainability into the business model, not merely attaching sustainability solutions to an existing way of doing business.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

Duquesne SEER Report: 2011 Grads More Optimistic About Prospects

June 29, 2011
As reported by the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, the Collegiate Seniors' Economic Expectation Research (SEER) Index, conducted this spring at Duquesne University, concluded that new graduates are more optimistic about career prospects than last year, but are less optimistic about earnings.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

Ron Morris Receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship

June 7, 2011
Ron Morris, Director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program, has been named the recipient of Ernst & Young's Lifetime Achievement Award as western Pennsylvania's all-time entrepreneur. This is the first and only time this award has ever been given.Read More

Young Entrepreneurs Compete in Business Plan Competition on Campus

May 25, 2011
These kids may not be out of high school yet, but they're already sharing their great ideas at Duquesne.Read More

Congratulations to Alexander Federinko - Class of 2011!

May 23, 2011
Alexander Federinko, a four-year Duquesne Track and Field Scholarship Athelete and Valedictorian of the School of Business, received the Dean's Award for Academic Excellence and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants Award this year.Read More

Congratulations to Ryan Kandrak

May 23, 2011
Ryan Kandrak's article entitled "Torture Through the Lens of Economic Analysis and Catholic Social Thought" was awarded third place in the competition for undergraduate students sponsored by the Center for Catholic Social Thought.Read More

Tom Nist, Director of Graduate Programs, Named One of the 25 Most Influential People in Cash Management

May 17, 2011
The Institute of Financial Operations released their list of the top 25 most influential people setting global trends in cash management.Read More

Diane P. Holder Gives Keynote Address at 2011 Commencement

May 7, 2011
Diane P. Holder, Executive Vice President, UPMC; President, UPMC Insurance Services Division; President and CEO, UPMC Health Plan, presented the keynote address during the 2011 commencement diploma ceremony on Saturday May 7, 2011.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

Students Win Big in Phi Beta Lambda State Conference

April 6, 2011
300 students and their advisors from approximately 28 schools in PA participated in this year's annual conference. AACSB accredited schools in attendance included the following: Duquesne, Pitt, Drexel, Temple, IUP and Penn State.Read More

Duquesne Students Place 2nd in Ethical Case Study Competition

March 30, 2011
Duquesne University business students Anne-Charlotte Eischeid, Chelsey Graham, Robert Lewis, and Tiffany Schilling, representing Delta Sigma Pi, secured 2nd place (and won $2000 for DSP) in the University of Pittsburgh's 3rd Annual Berg Cup Ethical Case Study competition sponsored by the David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership.Read More

Team of Five Sustainability MBA Candidates Wins the ACG Cup at the Duquesne Club!

March 23, 2011
On March 17th, Jeff Gladstone, Lauren Lambert, Mark Kampert, Paul Mau, and Mary Frances Stotler competed in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) sponsored M&A case study competition that led to a final square off against West Virginia University, University of Pittsburgh and Indiana University of Pennsylvania MBA candidate teams.Read More

Forget Watson: Duquesne Business Students Host Jeopardy-Style Business Competition

March 23, 2011
For the second year, business students will gather at Duquesne University to pit their project management prowess against the skills of students from three other universities.Read More

Ron Morris Wins "Entrepreneurial Award"

March 10, 2011
Ron Morris, Director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program, was recently presented the "Entrepreneurial Award" for excellence in business entrepreneurship in honor of the late David D'Appolonia, a local social investor and accomplished entrepreneur by the Solutions for Society team.Read More

Duquesne University School of Business Among Top 80 in Nation, Businessweek Says

March 4, 2011
The A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration at Duquesne University has been named one of the nation's top undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek, according to ratings released today.Read More

Duquesne Students Awarded with Pittsburgh Traffic Club Scholarships

March 4, 2011
Congratulations to Lisa Marie, Rachael Rurak, and Amber Suprano for being selected as three of the four Pittsburgh Traffic Club Scholars for 2011.Read More

Amber Suprano, President of the APICS Student Chapter, Wins the Fall 2010 APICS Paper Competition

February 24, 2011
Amber's essay entitled "Sustaining for the Future" was chosen as the winner among approximately two dozen submissions.Read More

Duquesne Team Wins 2nd Place in the APICS Mid-Atlantic District Case Competition

February 17, 2011
Four Supply Chain Management students (Stephen Ciampanelli, Lisa Marie, Rachel Rurak, and Kara Spittler) represented our APICS Student Chapter by winning second place in the undergraduate case competition at the APICS Mid-Atlantic District meeting.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

Duquesne's Business School Featured Prominently in Post Gazette Article

January 3, 2011
Justin Stadelmyer, finance major, and Dr. Spangler, Associate Dean, were featured in a Post Gazette article titled "There is positive job-market news for college grads."Read More