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Green MBA Commencement the First at Phipps

The fifth graduation ceremony of students in Duquesne University's MBA Sustainability program will be at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.

The program, tailored to incorporate ethics, profitability and environment into business practices, will have the first commencement scheduled at Phipps, which recently previewed the Center for Sustainable Landscapes, called one of the greenest buildings on the planet.

The class will be addressed by Hunter Lovins, president of Natural Capitalism Solutions, which has helped companies, communities and countries from Afghanistan to New Zealand implement more sustainable business practices profitably.

WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Oakland

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.