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Paluse Lecture Series Features Duquesne Research Grant Recipients

Three Duquesne University faculty members will present research papers at Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Catholic Social Thought, the third annual Paluse Lecture Series, on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 3 p.m. in the Africa Room of the Union.

The following faculty, who received Paluse Research Grants in May 2010, have integrated the principles of Catholic social thought into their respective academic disciplines and will present at the series:

  • Dr. Daniel Lieberfeld, Center for Social and Public Policy, Reconciliation Oriented Leadership: The Case of Chilean President Michelle Bachelet
  • Dr. Jaime Phillip Muñoz, Department of Occupational Therapy, What Helps Me Engage and What Gets in the Way: Using Photovoice to Understand and Address Barriers to Social Participation
  • Dr. Jotham Parsons, Department of History, Poverty, Class and Spirituality in the Century of Saints.

The presentations will be followed by a question-and-answer session and a reception.

Funded by an endowment from the late Fr. Richard V. Paluse, the annual research grants and lecture series advance the University’s commitment to issues of importance for Catholic and Spiritan identity. Up to four $5,000 awards are given annually to University faculty.

For more information about the event, visit www.duq.edu/cst.

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.