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Acclaimed Irish Poet to Join Duquesne Campus Community for Irish Celebration

Internationally renowned Irish poet Desmond Egan will give readings at Duquesne University on Tuesday, March 15, during an afternoon of poetry, music and food celebrating Irish culture.

The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom with a poetry reading by Egan. It continues with a 5 p.m. reception featuring music by local Irish band Abbots Cross. The event is free and open to the campus community and to the public.

Egan is a founder of the Gerard Manley Hopkins festival, which celebrates the work of this noted Victorian poet, and serves as its artistic director.

For more information and to register for the Power Center event, visit the Office of Alumni Relations website at www.myduquesne.duq.edu or contact Julie Shepard in alumni relations at 412.396.6209.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.