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Murrin Kicks Off Lecture Series on Advancing Global Business Sustainability

Thomas J. Murrin, Distinguished Service Professor in the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business, will kick off a new lecture series at Duquesne University when he presents Executive Insights to Contemporary Global Issues.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

Murrin’s is the inaugural address in the Advancing Global Business Sustainability Lecture Series sponsored by the Donahue Graduate School of Business.  Designed to promote an understanding of economic prosperity through management of financial, human and natural resources, the lecture series allows the Donahue School to introduce a forum for distinguished scholars to visit the University to speak on topics related to sustainability.

Murrin, who has been affiliated with the Duquesne since being named dean of the Business School in 1991, has announced his retirement from the University.  He will be honored at a retirement reception immediately following this lecture.

Throughout his illustrious business career Murrin has served in various posts, including Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce; president of the Energy and Advanced Technology Group of Westinghouse Electric; and chairman of the Board of Overseers of the Commerce Department's Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the Federal Quality Institute, the Defense Department's Manufacturing Board and the Commission on the Federal Appointment Process.  In addition, Murrin was a member of the President's Commission on Industrial Competitiveness; chairman of the Board of Governors of the Aerospace Industries Association; and chaired the Board of Trustees both at Duquesne and Fordham Universities.

Murrin has received the Order of Merit award from Westinghouse Electric Corporation, the annual Achievement Award in Business, the Encaenia Award, the American Productivity Center’s National Leadership Award and the National Security Industrial Association’s James Forrestal Memorial Award.

Where: Maurice Falk Lecture Hall, Mellon Hall, Duquesne University

When: Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 3 p.m.

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