Research Spotlight - Microscope Girl

When her interest in science took off, Madison Uhrin realized that she wanted to understand the biology behind cancer, and create preventative health methods and new treatments. Working in Dr. Sarah Woodley's biology lab, she became know as the "Microscope Girl."


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

Duquesne Celebrates Ribbon Cutting on New College of Osteopathic Medicine

Duquesne marks a milestone in the boldest initiative of its history with the opening of the New College of Osteopathic Medicine. Watch the highlight video and read the story!

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Duquesne Announces $1M Endowed Chair to Honor Eugene P. Beard

Duquesne University President Ken Gormley announced the creation of a new $1 million endowed chair to honor one of the University’s most generous benefactors.

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News Releases

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University Names Next Senior VP of Student Life

Duquesne University President Ken Gormley has named Dr. Leanna Fenneberg as the University’s next senior vice president of student life, effective June 3, 2024.

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STEMUp Program Promotes Transformative Change

New Duquesne University program provides tailored educational and placement opportunities for workers in the western Pennsylvania biotechnology sector, recently received a $300,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

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Duquesne University Named Best College for Veterans

Duquesne University has been named one of the best colleges for veterans by the Military Times Best for Vets, Colleges ranking and also recently named a Top 10 Military Friendly School.

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Duquesne Impressive in College Rankings

A University that prioritizes helping its students discover what they’re good at and why that’s good for the world, Duquesne has long focused on achieving successful and positive student outcomes. This year’s ranking season illustrates that the University’s focus is working and benefitting both students and alumni.

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New $1.1 Million Endowment to Support Club Sports

Duquesne President Ken Gormley has directed a $1.1 million gift to create an endowment to provide a perpetual funding source for club sports—an activity in which a large number of Duquesne undergraduate students participate. 

Bluff Stories

Headshot of School of Education student Caterina Veneziano in Curriculum Center standing in front of bookshelf

"I toured Duquesne and fell in love with the layout of the campus and the School of Education. I loved the idea of being in the classroom from day one and getting an early start on my master’s degree."

Caterina ("Cat") Veneziano E’24, GE’24 B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education and M.S.Ed. in Special Education Student
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"I was afraid I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do because I had my heart set on science for so long and realized it just wasn't for me. But having supportive academic advisors, professors and people around me really helped along the way.”

Kelly Leach, A'24 History and Women’s and Gender Studies Major
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Frank Cortazzo with a Duquesne student

“I’m looking to go back to my first love, which was education. When I started class, I thought it might interfere with my work and school board responsibilities. I found that it’s enhanced everything.”

Frank Cortazzo Duquesne University Public Safety Sergeant and Education Administration Certificate Graduate Student
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"I wanted a change of scenery, and I thought Duquesne’s location was perfect—the ideal college campus right in the middle of a city. I also saw connecting with professors to be critical in succeeding as a student, both academically and with networking."

Ronnie Coleman, B'23 Supply Chain Management Alumnus
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Veteran Jeffrey Brown standing next to the DU ring with a red leaved tree and American flag in the background.

“The veteran community at Duquesne felt like a close-knit family, where everyone knew each other and readily provided support for academic success and campus life adjustment. This camaraderie eased my university transition significantly.”

Jeffrey Brown, A'23 Marine Veteran and B.A. in International Security Studies Alumnus
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Second-Year Student, School of Nursing and ROTC Cadet

“I've always just wanted to be a part of something bigger. I feel like the Army is the biggest you can get to be a part of. A team that's working towards a common goal and that's what I really want to do.”

Abby Aiello Nursing Major and ROTC Cadet
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"What I will forever engrave in my heart is how these professors (Dr. Pamela Walck, Dr. Mike Dillon and Prof. Margaret Patterson) believed in their students, even when the students may not have believed in themselves."

Zach Petroff, A'23 Marine Veteran and Multiplatform Journalism and History Alumnus
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News Around the University

‘U.S. News’ Ranks Duquesne University Among Nation’s Best Online Programs

Several online programs at Duquesne University have again been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, a respected authority in education rankings.

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Duquesne’s Undergraduate Business Program Climbs Nine Spots in Annual ‘Poets & Quants’ Ranking

The Duquesne University Palumbo-Donahue School of Business' undergraduate program ranked among the best in the country on Poets & Quants' 2024 list of ‘Best Undergraduate Business Schools’ for the sixth consecutive year.

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Duquesne Opens New College of Osteopathic Medicine

This ribbon-cutting marks a significant moment in Duquesne’s history as the University expands its commitment to create and support healthy communities in the Pittsburgh region and far beyond.

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