2012 Archive

'Team Tanzania' Delivers Accounting Assistance to Spiritans in Africa

December 20, 2012
When Spiritan schools in Tanzania needed help learning how to use accounting software, Duquesne supplied the experts and the training.Read More

Fulbright Scholars on Campus Hope to Bring Sustainability to Palestine

December 12, 2012
DU has become a home for many selective elite international programs, including The Fulbright, the flagship of the U.S. Department of State programs designed to build emerging leaders from many cultures.Read More

Technology vs. Ethics: A Battleground in Business, On Campus

December 10, 2012
Does technology influence ethical decision-making? Two Duquesne University business professors, Dr. Jeffrey A. Roberts, assistant professor of information systems management, and Dr. David Wasieleski, chair of the management department decided to find out.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

Microsoft, Outer Edge Technology Donations Ratchet Up Duquesne Business Program

November 29, 2012
Business students at Duquesne University will kick their data managing practices up a notch, thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft and Outer Edge Technology.Read More

6th Annual Supply Chain Connection

November 16, 2012
The Duquesne Supply Chain Council sponsored the 6th Annual Supply Chain Connection student networking event on Monday, November 5th in the Power Center Ballroom.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

Emerald Event: First Graduation at Phipps Combines Duquesne MBA Sustainability, International Sustainability Expert

August 1, 2012
Duquesne University's 2012 MBA Sustainability candidates were the first to participate in a green commencement ceremony at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, which recently previewed the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, which has been called one of the greenest buildings on the planet.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

Innovative Program to Introduce High Schoolers to Sports Career Options

July 12, 2012
To help address concerns about retention rates and student interest in completing high school, Duquesne University’s School of Business Administration has teamed with the Josh Gibson Foundation and Pittsburgh Public Schools to offer a new, innovative, program this fall that will introduce high school students to different career facets of sports while offering college credits.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

Pittsburgh's Entrepreneurial Spirit Dims with Passing of Ron Morris

June 7, 2012
The presence of the entrepreneurial spirit in the Pittsburgh region has dimmed with the June 6 passing of Ron Morris, a life-long entrepreneur, founding director of Duquesne's Entrepreneurial Studies Program and a business talk radio host.Read More

Looking at Sustainability in Latin America: Sroufe Offers Advice at International Event, Works Directly with Companies

May 30, 2012
Dr. Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness at Duquesne University, was one of six international experts in sustainability invited to form a research agenda to support sustainable business growth in Latin America.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

Seniors Win the Outstanding Scholarship Award at Duquesne's Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

April 11, 2012
Stephanie Malone, senior accounting major, and Johnna Premich, senior marketing and international business major, won the Outstanding Scholarship Award at the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium on April 11, 2012 for their poster presentation "Two research assistants' reflections on a team newcomer study."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

Undergraduate Business School Garners High Ranking

March 28, 2012
For the second time in as many years, the A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration has been named among the nation’s top 100 undergraduate business schools by Bloomberg Businessweek.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

A Machine That Means Business for Plastic Bottles

February 22, 2012
Business Professor Dr. David Saiia has designed a simple machine that can turn discarded plastic bottles into a superior roofing material for tropical climates.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

Duquesne Senior Laura Vinton Places Second at State Farm Marketing Competition

February 14, 2012
For the second year in a row, Duquesne made an impression at the national State Farm College Marketing & Sales Competition.Read More

Marketing Major Tara Majdalani Continues Duquesne's Tradition of Service to the Community

February 14, 2012
Duquesne marketing major and women's tennis team member Tara Majdalani continued Duquesne's tradition of service to the community by volunteering her time to research and write a feature piece on the Passavant Hospital Foundation for the February edition of Northern Connection, a North Hills community magazine.Read More

School of Business Hosts 3rd Annual Inter-Collegiate Project Management Triathlon

February 8, 2012
Duquesne University's School of Business will host the 3rd annual Inter-Collegiate Project Management Triathlon from April 13-15, 2012.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

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. 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

Economics Research Team to Focus on Family Business

January 11, 2012
Economics professors Drs. Antony Davies, Pavel Yakovlev and Matt Ryan have received a grant to research the effects of regulatory policies on small businesses.Read More