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Duquesne Hosts Annual Winter Commencement

Duquesne University will host its annual Winter Commencement for members of the class of 2013.

University President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty will confer degrees upon nearly 450 students and also will deliver remarks at the ceremony.

The event will be streamed live online and also available later on-demand. A Baccalaureate Mass will precede Commencement at 9 a.m. in the University Chapel.

When:   Friday, Dec. 20, at 11 a.m.

The A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

While this event is not open to the public, the media are invited to cover Commencement. Call Rose Ravasio at 412.396.6051 to arrange parking.

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.