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    Duquesne Encourages Employees to Cut Costs, Calories and Pollution by Biking

    Duquesne University's Center for Environmental Research and Education is again joining the Bike to Work Day initiative.

    "Biking is great for the environment, one's health and-by saving on gas and parking fees-one's wallet," said Dr. David Lampe, associate professor of biological sciences, who bikes to campus nearly daily from Shaler Township.

    Lampe and other campus cyclists will encourage others to participate in National Bike to Work Day  by staffing a hydration station on Forbes Avenue, next to the main entrance of campus, from 7 to 9 a.m. on Friday, May 17.

    Bike racks can be found throughout campus, conveniently located to offer the option for novice cyclists to avoid the most challenging hills of The Bluff.

    Cyclists to campus are also urged to join team "Duquesne University" in the National Bike Challenge.  Through Sept. 30, registrants can document bike riding and compare miles logged by themselves or their teams with others in the city and across the nation.

    "We hope that Duquesne can finish in the top 10 of workplaces, including colleges, around Pittsburgh," Lampe said. "And that Pittsburgh can come out ahead of Cleveland!"

    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.