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Duquesne Named Finalist in Sonic Foundry’s Rich Media Impact Awards

Sonic recognizes innovative leaders who use Mediasite to transform their organizations’ communications over the Web

Duquesne University was recently named a finalist in the Excellence in Distance Education category for Sonic Foundry’s (NASDAQ: SOFO) Second Annual 2006 Rich Media Impact Awards.

The Rich Media Impact Awards recognize excellence in the practical and creative integration of MediasiteÔ web communications technology across the globe in business, education, health and government.

This year, Sonic Foundry recognized 22 organizations across eight categories for their innovative ways of using rich media within their organizations. Nominations were received from members of the Mediasite user community. Finalists were selected for demonstrating how rich media has transformed their organizations through measurable improvements in accessibility, cost savings, efficiency and productivity.

The online forensic nursing program and the Mylan School of Pharmacy’s weekend program at Duquesne are among those that utilize Sonic Foundry’s Mediasite for their distance learning programs.

“Duquesne University is proving that Mediasite truly is a revolutionary communications medium,” noted Sonic Foundry’s chairman and chief executive officer Rimas Buinevicius. “We’re delighted to honor how Duquesne is transforming the way they not only communicate, but also compete in today’s marketplace.”

Other finalists with Duquesne include Clemson University, North Carolina State University and UCLA.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.