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    ‘’ Editor to Discuss Value of Liberal Arts Degree

    The executive editor of will help to kick off Duquesne University's new Master of Arts program in English with a concentration in writing, media arts and technology.

    Daniel Eisenberg, executive editor of and former staff writer for Time magazine, will discuss the value of a liberal arts degree and his educational and career path in a free lecture on Monday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 104 of College Hall. Eisenberg also will discuss the future of online journalism and the role of a liberal arts degree in that work.

    Eisenberg's presentation kicks off the creation of a new certificate program offered by the Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts and the Department of English. This new program offers multimedia knowledge and skills to graduate students who have a liberal arts background, aiming to increase their marketability in fast-growing information industries.

    "Dan Eisenberg's career trajectory from liberal arts graduate to executive editor of the digital version of a legendary media brand exemplifies the synergy being created by the English and Journalism and Multimedia Arts departments," said Mike Dillon, journalism and multimedia arts chair.

    The public is welcome to attend.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.