Duquesne University Magazine - Fall 2020
Published twice annually, our award-winning magazine highlights:
- Alumni news and updates
- Student and faculty accomplishments, research and stories
- Current events happening on the Bluff
- Duquesne stories from around the world
The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted how humans make meaningful connections. Being the kind of problem-solvers who always think bigger – at Duquesne our ingenuity is driven by compassion and empathy – with a little creativity, we make it work. Five Duquesne professors across academic disciplines offer insights into how people have adapted to make enduring connections with others in this short video photo story.
The rev. Bill Christy, C.S.Sp., sensing a need for strength in the face of uncertainty, strode out of Laval House on a mission. Around campus, he wrote four phrases that became something of a rallying call for many: Be kind. Be brave. Be strong. Have faith. This inspirational video began with his simple chalk message.
Violin Professor Charles Stegeman exemplifies the teacher-scholar. Celebrating 30 years in the Mary Pappert School of Music and as concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Pittsburgh Opera orchestras, Stegeman’s expertise adds depth, discipline and professionalism in the music classroom. Hear about his career highlights, favorite performances and why he was first drawn to the violin.
Pharmacy Professor Jelena Janjic
Dr. Jelena Janjic is building something special in her lab, producing nanoparticles that could lead to treatments for a variety of health conditions. Her nanomedicine manufacturing efforts also expand the educational horizons of her pharmacy students, as they learn cutting-edge manufacturing processes.