News and Stories

In today’s high-demand, 24-hour news environment, we understand the urgency and priority of quick, factual information and tight deadlines.

With our finger always on the pulse, we’re ready to connect you with key teacher-scholars and administration leaders who are happy to lend thoughtful perspective on a wide variety of topics. Duquesne’s accomplished subject-matter experts are often called upon by national and local medica to provide knowledgeable and valuable commentary on relevant topics, trends and events.

Our team is also poised to provide information about campus news, events, research and topical subjects, and to confirm University-related facts and figures.

Media On Campus
It's important to note: Duquesne University's campus is private property. Members of the media are asked to call the Division of Marketing Communications, Media Relations unit at 412-396-6050 to request clearance to be on campus for filming and interviews, and will be accompanied by a member of the media relations team. Requests are determined on a case-by-case basis. Additional contact information is available below. 

Jess Towns

Student Spotlight

Jess Towns was drawn to Duquesne by its array of interesting projects, including one where she worked with her classmates to design a portable, low-cost device for meningitis detection.

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University News and Duquesne in the News

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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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Cookie Cookie Ice Cream's special needs workers sling sweet treats

This Post-Gazette article about the recently opened Cookie Cookie Ice Cream shop, whose employees include adults with special needs, mentions Duquesne's Small Business Development Center which worked with the owners on their business plan.

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Press Releases

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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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$2.5M Foundation Gift to Fund Nursing Scholarships

The news came during National Nurses Week, and it was stunning.

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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


Dr. Alydia Thomas

Dr. Alydia Thomas is living proof of the power of transformative mentorship. Her passion for empowering students, cultivating a sense of student belonging and promoting equity and opportunity has captured the attention of her community, earning Thomas the well-deserved recognition as one of Pittsburgh Magazine's 40 Under 40 honorees for 2021.

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Emma Brinton

Emma Brinton has never been shy about reaching for bigger goals. To fulfill her dream of competing in the U.S. Olympic trials, the Duquesne University swimmer upped her training regimen to knock nearly a second off of her swim times and qualify for the event this summer, all while completing her bachelor's degree in Health Sciences with a 3.68 grade point average.

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Merecedes Williams

Like a line of dominoes laid out nicely across a table, life seemed to be lining up in an orderly fashion for Merecedes Williams. When those dominoes began to fall, however, Merecedes was challenged to adapt, and in the process, reveal her true character and grit.

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Contact the Media Relations Team

Rose Ravasio

Media & Communications Manager

Ken Walters

Media Relations Manager

Gabrielle Payne

Media Relations and Social Media Specialist