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Duquesne Doctoral Student Receives State Fellowship

A doctoral student at Duquesne University is one of 14 teaching fellows selected statewide to promote academic excellence, civic engagement, and understanding and appreciation of diversity.

Ruth Boykin of Wilkinsburg, a doctoral student in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne, has been chosen as a Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars Fellow at Millersville University. Boykin, whose research interests lie in the areas of ethics, intercultural and organization communication, was among the scholars chosen for each of the 14 state-owned universities.

Earlier this month, Boykin led a course, Globalization: What Is Your International IQ, at the Chautauqua Institution.

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