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Duquesne Doctoral Student Receives State Fellowship

A doctoral student at Duquesne University is one of 14 teaching fellows selected statewide to promote academic excellence, civic engagement, and understanding and appreciation of diversity.

Ruth Boykin of Wilkinsburg, a doctoral student in the Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne, has been chosen as a Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholars Fellow at Millersville University. Boykin, whose research interests lie in the areas of ethics, intercultural and organization communication, was among the scholars chosen for each of the 14 state-owned universities.

Earlier this month, Boykin led a course, Globalization: What Is Your International IQ, at the Chautauqua Institution.

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.