Duquesne students with the fetish priestess, local chief and attendants at Bonwire Shrine, Ejisu, Ghana.

The mission steamboat Leo XIII on the Congo River in 1899.

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Duquesne and the Tropical Forest Congo Exhibit at Phipps Conservatory

Duquesne University's sponsorship of Phipps Conservatory's Tropical Forest Congo exhibit is a natural extension of our educational and spiritual missions. 

Thanks to our Spiritan founders, Duquesne has a deep tradition of looking forward, reaching out and giving back by supporting initiatives related to education, service, social justice and interreligious understanding on campus, in Pittsburgh and in global communities, including Africa. Ongoing outreach to Africa includes partnerships, research, community engagement opportunities and the presence of African students, faculty and priests on our Pittsburgh campus. 

This page will evolve throughout the three-year run of the exhibit. By way of photos, videos, manuscripts and testimonials, it will tell the story of the Spiritans and Duquesne's commitment to Africa. The museum pieces provided by Duquesne, and currently displayed as part of the exhibit, in part tell this story as well. Duquesne's centers, schools and divisions, such as the Center for African Studies, the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the Mylan School of Pharmacy, and the Division of Mission and Identity, to name a few, will be highlighted for their past, current and future commitments to Africa.

Duquesne University values transforming today's complex and changing world into opportunities for current and future generations, as well as serving humankind through a deep commitment to community engagement and education, which is why we are proud to be a sponsor and partner for the Tropical Forest Congo exhibit.