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    Duquesne Students Host Public Reading of ‘1000 Stories’ With the Hill House Association

    Stories documenting compelling tales of resilience, redemption and transformation in the Hill District neighborhood will come to life as public readings on Friday, April 20, at 5 p.m. at the Hill House Kaufmann Center. A group of Duquesne University students will participate in the Hill House Association's 1000 Stories project.

    The senior psychology majors had the opportunity to contribute to this project through a service-learning course taught by Dr. Susan Goldberg, assistant professor of psychology. They interviewed past and present Hill House program participants who have worked with the association to overcome personal challenges. Over the course of this semester, the students successfully compiled seven of the projected 1000 stories to be recorded this year. The goal of telling 1000 stories has been a 10-year initiative.

    "This project has allowed students to experience the lived world of other human beings while participating in service to the Hill District community," said Goldberg.

    This project was the result of a growing partnership between the Office of Service-Learning and the Hill House Association. All undergraduates experience service-learning during their time at the University.

    Admission to the reading is free and open to the public.

    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.