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Duquesne Hosts 16th Annual Night of Lights on Campus

The Student Government Association will light up the Chistmas holiday season across Duquesne University's campus at the 16th annual Night of Lights celebration Miracle on A-Walk.

Activities include horse-and-carriage rides, Christmas caroling, a Santa's workshop, photos with Santa and a Christmas dinner.

Duquesne University President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty will "pull the switch" for the official lighting of Christmas lights on campus.

All donations collected during the Night of Lights celebration will benefit Autism Speaks, a science and advocacy organization dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and cure for autism.

When:   Thursday, Dec. 6.

               Horse-and-carriage rides, 4 to 7 p.m.

               Lighting of campus, 5:15 p.m.

Where:   Academic Walk, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue

Information:   The media are invited to cover this colorful, visual event. Please call Rose Ravasio at 412.818.0234 to arrange free, convenient parking nearby the event.

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.