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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Duquesne Women Take the Spotlight with Two Goldwater Scholarships

Anyone who thinks research science is still a man's game hasn't met Duquesne University's Raegen Esenwein and Lindsay Moskal. The two juniors recently received the prestigious Goldwater Scholarships, given annually to encourage outstanding students to pursue research careers in the fields of natural sciences, engineering and mathematics. With this recognition, Duquesne now has eight female students who have won the award in the last 10 years.

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Myers Family Keeps Producing Excellent Basketball Shooters

This Post-Gazette article spotlights Duquesne women’s basketball player Tess Myers- one of the best 3-point shooters in the country in NCAA women’s basketball this season- and her family’s shared success on the court. The article also includes an interview with Duquesne’s women’s basketball head coach Dan Burt.

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$100,000+ in Prizes at Stake in ‘Duquesne New Venture Challenge’

Calling all aspiring entrepreneurs!

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Dr. Ellen Gawalt Becomes First Female Dean of Duquesne’s Bayer School

Dr. Ellen Gawalt as the first female dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences at Duquesne University.

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Medical College Receives $2.2M Grant

Duquesne’s proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine will receive $2.2 million as part of the $1.7 trillion funding package approved by the U.S. Congress.

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'Fortune' Ranks Duquesne No. 5 for Best Online Master's in Nursing

Fortune magazine has named Duquesne University at No. 5 among 44 schools in its inaugural Best Online Master's Nursing Programs rankings.

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Moonlit Burgers Opens on Campus

Pittsburgh hot spot Moonlit Burgers-home of the signature "smash burger"-is coming to Duquesne University this summer! The restaurant at Duquesne will offer its full menu, including smash burgers, veggie burgers, fried chicken, milkshakes, local craft beers and soft serve from Pittsburgh's own Millie's Homemade Ice Cream.

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New Study Highlights Differences in Neuropathic Pain Relief for Men and Women

A new Duquesne University study using a nanomedicine that targets neuropathic pain at its source found that while males and females develop pain-like behavior to the same degree, the nanomedicine provided less relief for females. The study marks the latest findings of the university's Chronic Pain Research Consortium (CPRC), a multidisciplinary collaboration by Dr. Jelena Janjic (founder/co-director) and Dr. John Pollock (co-director).

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 School of Nursing Receives Top National Rankings

New national rankings and test scores show Duquesne University’s School of Nursing is providing horizon-expanding education, whether it’s in person or online.

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CETR Invites Faculty, Staff to Join Collaboratory

The Center for Community Engaged Teaching and Research (CETR) invites faculty and staff to add community engaged activities into the Collaboratory platform.

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Forensic Fridays to Focus on Missing White Woman Syndrome

The Wecht Institute’s next Forensic Friday will explore the investigative, media and ethical considerations behind Missing White Woman Syndrome at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 3 in the Africa Room and via Zoom.

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