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    $4 Million Mellon Foundation Grant to Help Renovate, Add Cutting-Edge Science and Pharmacy Labs at Duquesne

    Duquesne University will continue to advance its distinctive role in Pittsburgh’s scientific community and beyond thanks to a $4 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. It is the largest foundation gift the University has ever received for academic facilities improvement.


    The Foundation grant will help to fund the critical expansion and renovation of more than 30,000 square feet of science- and pharmacy-related laboratories and teaching facilities on campus. These improvements will enhance science and health education at Duquesne, solidify the University’s role in the region’s biotechnology community and benefit initiatives promoting health and wellness among residents of underserved neighborhoods.

    “This generous grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation provides integral support to our efforts in adding new and renovated state-of-the-art laboratories to our ever-growing campus,” said Duquesne President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty. “It will allow us to continue to recruit the best and brightest students in the future while better serving our current students and faculty.”

    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.