Jess Towns' journey

Jess Towns landed an NSF research fellowship from Stanford, which selects only one percent of student applicants for the honor. She credits Duquesne's intense research focus - and hands-on opportunities - for much of her success.

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Keep up to date with the latest features and articles on Duquesne's faculty, staff, alumni and students.

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Duquesne Announces Plan to Add Engineering

Looking to help meet the nation’s growing demand for engineers, Duquesne University is creating new engineering programs and renaming one of its flagship schools the School of Science and Engineering.

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Education Graduate Empowers Young People with Learning Disabilities

In this segment on KDKA's Talk Pittsburgh afternoon television show, Early Childhood Education Graduate Maggie Burke discusses how her personal journey with dyslexia empowered her to become a reading specialist and help kids who need extra support in the classroom.

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Duquesne Ranks as one of U.S. News' Best Law Schools

Recognized for providing horizon-expanding legal education

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Duquesne’s Medical College Closer to Accreditation

New Osteopathic College Ready to Enroll Students

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Duquesne University announces admitted class of 2027

After a third year of record applications, the admitted students are eager to pursue bigger goals.

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'Fortune' Ranks Thomas R. Kline one of the biggest donors of 2022 for his gift to Duquesne.

Fortune magazine has named Thomas R. Kline, who committed a $50 million gift to Duquesne's law school, one of 2022’s biggest philanthropists.

Dean Dr. Gretchen Generett smiling with other guests on set for KDKA's Intersections tv program

Dean of Duquesne's School of Education, Dr. Gretchen Generett, appeared on 'Intersections' to discuss women in education.

For Women's History Month, Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett joined local leaders to discuss opportunities in education.

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Duquesne offers support and resources to help student-athletes succeed in the classroom.

Duquesne's academic and student services ensure that student-athletes feel supported by providing everything from academic advising to travel assistance.

Bluff Stories

Emma Brinton

"It's a tough balance to manage both athletics and academics successfully," the Landenberg, Pennsylvania native said. "But I received a ton of support from everyone at Duquesne. There was a lot of communication and meetings with professors and coaches so I could manage my time effectively."

Emma Brinton Physician Assistant Studies master's degree major
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Merecedes Williams

"Speak up. Don't struggle in silence. You are your own voice."

Merecedes Williams Multiplatform Journalism major
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Kayla Harris

“CETR is one of my best takeaways from Duquesne. It has really helped me discover who I am as a Black person, who I am to other people and who I am to America.”

Kayla Harris Psychology and Women's and Gender Studies double major
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News Around the University


Duquesne’s Medical College Closer to Accreditation

New Osteopathic College Ready to Enroll Students

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Pharmacy School Celebrates Graduates

The School of Pharmacy will confer degrees upon more than 125 graduates during its commencement Saturday, May 20, at 10:30 a.m. at the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.

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CTE Celebrates Outstanding Teaching Accomplishments

The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) recently honored the 2022-2023 outstanding faculty and graduate student educators at the annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence Awards ceremony.

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