Campus Community Observes 11 Days of Peace
Duquesne faculty, staff and students have been observing 11 Days of Peace-an initiative that promotes awareness of unity, justice, forgiveness and peace-in commemoration of 9/11 and in preparation for the International Day of Peace, which is tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 21.
Presented by Duquesne's Spiritan Campus Ministry, in collaboration with the Gumberg Library, 11 Days of Peace continues through Friday, which has been designated by the United Nations as the International Day of Peace.
As part of the initiative, candles have been lit since Sept. 11 in the Duquesne chapel as well as the University's residence halls and Commuter Center. A display in the Gumberg Library is focused on peace and conflict resolution. There is a campus guide on the Gumberg Library website and a blog on the Spiritan Campus Ministry website.
The Duquesne campus will observe one minute of silence for peace at noon on Friday in recognition of the International Day of Peace. In addition, students and the public are invited to attend a 24-hour peace vigil from 12:01 a.m. to midnight on Friday, Sept. 21st at the East Liberty Presbyterian Church.
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.