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Peek into the Future of Research: Duquesne Hosts Undergraduate Research Symposium

An Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium at Duquesne University highlights more than 80 student research projects. Top submissions will earn awards and prizes in this fourth annual event, including the new Excellence in Research in the Basic Sciences and Excellence in Sustainability. Submissions from nearly every school on campus provide a global view of research occurring today.

"One of the key values of a Duquesne education is the ability, as an undergraduate, to carry out scholarly work and significant research with faculty experts as a hands-on part of your education," said Dr. Alan W. Seadler, associate academic vice president for research.

Brian Butko, alumnus, author and director of publications at the Sen. John Heinz History Center, will present the keynote.

When: Wednesday, April 11, from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Keynote speaker at 1 p.m.

Where: Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Information: Free and open to the public

**Media are invited to cover/attend.

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.