Duquesne University Magazine - Spring 2020
Best of the Bluff Stories
#BluffStories introduces you to students, faculty and staff who help make Duquesne such a special community and whose contributions will be included in our ongoing recording of Duquesne's history. Hear them in their own voices, and learn more about them through our social media channels and read more at duq.edu/bluffstories.
Celebrating Vince Tocci
Vince Tocci is a three-time war veteran and a two-time Duquesne graduate. At age 93, he received a Presidential Medal of Honor during the 2019 Winter Commencement ceremony. See more of this one-of-a-kind guy, Vince Tocci, through this short video photo story.
Alexis Spina Wahl, Clinical Pharmacist - 2018 Paragon Award Recipient
Whether advising patients on the benefits of alternate diabetes drug therapies or talking to a member in need, Duquesne grad, clinical staff pharmacist with CVS, Alexis Spina Wahl’s goal is to help her patients save money and live healthier lives. Hear more about Alexis, one winner of CVS’s Paragon Awards honoring employees who deliver outstanding business results and live CVS’s core values.
Start Play Hackers
Learn more about START- Play Hackers, a student organization at Duquesne University that designs, adapts, and fixes toys for children with disabilities founded on the belief that every child should have the chance to play.
Making Music with Plants
Dr. Paul Miller, assistant professor of musicianship at Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music, explains how our temporal world can expanded by interacting with plants musically. This research project—which combines music technology and the humanities—highlights the importance of interacting with the environment in meaningful ways and how these interactions boost mental and emotional health.