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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Keep up to date with the latest features and articles on Duquesne's faculty, staff, alumni and students.

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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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Duquesne School of Nursing Receives Top National Rankings

Recognized for providing horizon-expanding education!

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Duquesne Awarded $40,000 It’s On Us PA Grant

Maintaining a safe campus is our priority.

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‘Poets & Quants’ Ranks Duquesne Among Best Undergraduate Business Schools

Ranking as a top business school for the fifth consecutive year!

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'Fortune' Ranks Thomas R. Kline one of the biggest donors of 2022 for his gift to Duquesne.

Fortune magazine has named Thomas R. Kline, who committed a $50 million gift to Duquesne's law school, one of 2022’s biggest philanthropists.

Dean Dr. Gretchen Generett smiling with other guests on set for KDKA's Intersections tv program

Dean of Duquesne's School of Education, Dr. Gretchen Generett, appeared on 'Intersections' to discuss women in education.

For Women's History Month, Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett joined local leaders to discuss opportunities in education.

Photo of a Duquesne women's basketball team player in action on the basketball court.

Duquesne offers support and resources to help student-athletes succeed in the classroom.

Duquesne's academic and student services ensure that student-athletes feel supported by providing everything from academic advising to travel assistance.

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 to Award Honorary Degrees to Cowher, Ryan

Former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher will serve as Commencement speaker for the spring 2023 graduates of Duquesne University’s McAnulty College of Liberal Arts on Friday, May 5, 2023, at 10:30 am in the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse on the University’s Uptown campus.

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Voting Takes Center Stage at Civil Discourse Forum

Voting in America has come under increasing scrutiny over the past two decades. From voter ID issues to gerrymandering to mail-in voting controversies, these issues have sparked intense debate.

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Duquesne Offering Transfers Up to $20,400 in Support via University’s PA State Grant-Matching Program

Qualified Pennsylvania residents pursuing a horizon-expanding education at Duquesne University as a transfer student can receive up to $20,400 in financial assistance at the undergraduate level through the University’s PA State Grant-Transfer Matching Program.

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