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Cardinal Donald Wuerl to Speak at Duquesne's Spring Commencement

His eminence Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington will concelebrate the annual Baccalaureate Mass with members of the Spiritan Congregation and will deliver the commencement address at Duquesne University's Spring 2013 Graduation ceremony. Nearly 1,590 students will be recognized at Commencement.

In addition, the University will confer an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters upon Dr. Margaret V. McIntosh, associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.

The Baccalaureate mass will be broadcast live via webcast and Commencement also will be broadcast via webcast.

When: Friday, May 3
Baccalaureate Mass, 3 p.m.
Commencement, 5 p.m. 

 Where: The A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Information: Media are asked to RSVP to attend and to arrange parking by calling Rose Ravasio at 412.396.6051/cell 412.818.0234.

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.