Research Spotlight - Finding Cells Sooner

Kyla embraces research opportunities at the School of Science and Engineering. Her current work focuses on biomedical photoacoustics, which is the detection of particles and cells using light and sound. This could allow sick patients to receive blood test results faster, and it could lead to earlier detection of diseases like cancer.


Featured News & Stories

Keep up to date with the latest features and articles on Duquesne's faculty, staff, alumni and students.

Duquesne Celebrates Ribbon Cutting on New College of Osteopathic Medicine

Duquesne marks a milestone in the boldest initiative of its history with the opening of the New College of Osteopathic Medicine. Watch the highlight video and read the story!

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George Benson Receives Honorary Doctor of Music from Duquesne President

Duquesne President Ken Gormley recently traveled to Arizona to present an Honorary Doctor of Music to Pittsburgh native George Benson, a 10-time Grammy Award-winner, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.

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News Releases

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University Names Next Senior VP of Student Life

Duquesne University President Ken Gormley has named Dr. Leanna Fenneberg as the University’s next senior vice president of student life, effective June 3, 2024.

rendering of Duquesne's future College of Osteopathic Medicine building

STEMUp Program Promotes Transformative Change

New Duquesne University program provides tailored educational and placement opportunities for workers in the western Pennsylvania biotechnology sector, recently received a $300,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation.

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Duquesne University Named Best College for Veterans

Duquesne University has been named one of the best colleges for veterans by the Military Times Best for Vets, Colleges ranking and also recently named a Top 10 Military Friendly School.

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Graduate and Professional Programs Excel in U.S. News Rankings

Duquesne's Nursing, Law and Health Sciences programs showcased among the nation’s best according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

President Gormley with Club Sports student leaders

Club Sports Receives Inaugural Funding

A total of $50,000 will be split among the 13 Duquesne Club Sports teams from the endowment established by President Gormley in the fall of 2023.

Bluff Stories

Headshot of School of Education student Caterina Veneziano in Curriculum Center standing in front of bookshelf

"I toured Duquesne and fell in love with the layout of the campus and the School of Education. I loved the idea of being in the classroom from day one and getting an early start on my master’s degree."

Caterina ("Cat") Veneziano E’24, GE’24 B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood Education and M.S.Ed. in Special Education Student
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"I was afraid I couldn't figure out what I wanted to do because I had my heart set on science for so long and realized it just wasn't for me. But having supportive academic advisors, professors and people around me really helped along the way.”

Kelly Leach, A'24 History and Women’s and Gender Studies Major
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Frank Cortazzo with a Duquesne student

“I’m looking to go back to my first love, which was education. When I started class, I thought it might interfere with my work and school board responsibilities. I found that it’s enhanced everything.”

Frank Cortazzo Duquesne University Public Safety Sergeant and Education Administration Certificate Graduate Student
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Full shot of Ronnie Coleman in front of Nestle logo

"I wanted a change of scenery, and I thought Duquesne’s location was perfect—the ideal college campus right in the middle of a city. I also saw connecting with professors to be critical in succeeding as a student, both academically and with networking."

Ronnie Coleman, B'23 Supply Chain Management Alumnus
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Veteran Jeffrey Brown standing next to the DU ring with a red leaved tree and American flag in the background.

“The veteran community at Duquesne felt like a close-knit family, where everyone knew each other and readily provided support for academic success and campus life adjustment. This camaraderie eased my university transition significantly.”

Jeffrey Brown, A'23 Marine Veteran and B.A. in International Security Studies Alumnus
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Second-Year Student, School of Nursing and ROTC Cadet

“I've always just wanted to be a part of something bigger. I feel like the Army is the biggest you can get to be a part of. A team that's working towards a common goal and that's what I really want to do.”

Abby Aiello Nursing Major and ROTC Cadet
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Headshot of Zach Petroff

"What I will forever engrave in my heart is how these professors (Dr. Pamela Walck, Dr. Mike Dillon and Prof. Margaret Patterson) believed in their students, even when the students may not have believed in themselves."

Zach Petroff, A'23 Marine Veteran and Multiplatform Journalism and History Alumnus
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Portrait of Maralisa Marra standing near her original painting

“We complemented each other. The biggest lessons I learned from history students were their enthusiasm, knowledge about exhibiting and museum etiquette topics like ethical curation.”

Maralisa Marra Master of Arts in English Student
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Jani Pierre eating at a restaurant during her travel-abroad experience

“It seems like I’ve done a lot in a year, but it’s been a lot of good stuff in that time. I feel like I just got here.”

Jani Pierre, GB'24 One-Year MBA
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Duquesne swimmer Haley Scholer swims in a meet

"What’s really great about swimming is you're so busy that you have to be good at time management, and I am very lucky to have a lot of resources here at Duquesne.”

Haley Scholer Marketing Major, Palumbo-Donahue School of Business
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News Around the University

George Benson Receives Honorary Doctor of Music from Duquesne President

Duquesne President Ken Gormley recently traveled to Arizona to present an Honorary Doctor of Music to Pittsburgh native George Benson, a 10-time Grammy Award-winner, guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.

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Nursing 97.15% NCLEX Score Surpasses PA, National Average

More than 97% of Duquesne University nursing graduates have passed the 2023 National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become licensed registered nurses.

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Onyx Woman Network’s Woman of the Year: Crystal McCormick Ware

The Onyx Woman Network has named Crystal McCormick Ware, chief diversity officer and senior advisor to the president for diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), its 2024 Woman of the Year.

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