Campus Events


One Acts For Charity, Benefitting the Mario Lemieux Foundation

April 29, 2015
8 - 10 p.m.
Peter Mills Auditorium, Rockwell Hall

Join the Red Masquers for the final show ever to be performed in Peter Mills Auditorium - One Acts for Charity!

This unique, one-night-only event is a benefit performance for the Mario Lemieux Foundation which supports children with cancer through research and programming. There is no admission for this performance - you may donate as much as you'd like, though!

The evening includes four one act plays including classics by Tennessee Williams and Thornton Wilder and modern pieces by John J. Wooten and Pittsburgh-based playwright F.J. Hartland. This production is entirely student run, so be sure to come out to support your community and your fellow Dukes.

The Red Masquers Present..."Album"

April 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
8 - 10 p.m.
Peter Mills Auditorium, Rockwell Hall

Who doesn't love a coming of age tale told through the music of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and other hit bands of the 1960s? "Album", a play by David Rimmer, takes audiences on a journey through the lives of Peggy, Trish, Billy, and Boo as they go through the roller coaster that is adolescence and high school. This play is sure to resonate with audiences and remind them of the ups and downs of their own high school experiences.

Don't miss your chance to see the last mainstage show ever to be performed in Peter Mills Auditorium before the opening of our new theater next Fall! This show fits this important moment in Duquesne history perfectly.

Center for Women's and Gender Studies Spring Reception

April 28, 2015
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
643 College Hall

Please join WGS for an informal reception. We will announce the Eleanore Holveck Essay Award winners at this event.

Reception in Honor of Linda Drago, J.D.

May 1, 2015
3 - 5 p.m.
Duquesne Union Ballroom
RSVP Deadline: April 30, 2015

Dr. Charles J. Dougherty cordially invites the campus community to a reception in celebration of Linda Drago's more than 22 years of service to the University.

Thomas Merton's Interfaith Legacy for the 21st Century

Friday, April 24, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center
Gumberg Library, First Floor

A Roundtable Discussion Commemorating the 10th Anniversary of Merton's Birth.
For more information please contact the Theology Department at 412.396.6530

Yoga for Cyclists

April 21, 2015
4 - 5 p.m.
Power Center Yoga Studio

Cyclists can then enjoy a special yoga class on Tuesday, April 21, designed specifically for spinning enthusiasts. The class will be held in the Power Center Yogo Studio from 4 to 5 p.m. To register, email Amber Lasure

45th Annual Earth Day - April 22, 2015

Celebrate the 45th Annual Earth Day with a special event at Duquesne University!

Activities will begin at 12 noon in the Mellon Hall Lobby:

  • Learn more about the Ecology Club, Evergreen, and Pure Thirst;
  • Enjoy light refreshments;
  • Calculate your carbon footprint;
  • Check out scientific posters about environmental research;
  • Learn what the Catholic Church teaches about environmental stewardship; and
  • Enter a drawing to win one of three prizes!

The event will also include two screenings of "The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson."

4 and 7 p.m.
Laura Falk Lecture Hall (inside Mellon Hall)
Popcorn will be served!
FREE and open to the public.

The 52-minute documentary will be followed by a brief panel discussion with the film's producer, Dr. Patricia DeMarco, who will be joined by Dr. John F. Stolz, Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education; Dr. Brady Porter, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences; and M.S. candidate Lauren Drumm, President of the Ecology Club.

To RSVP, please send an email to

OR join the event on Facebook:

This event is organized by the Center for Environmental Research and Education with support from the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, the Division of Mission and Identity, the Department of Theology, and the Barnes & Noble Bookstore at Duquesne University.

Beyond Biology: Bases for a Child-Centered and Functional Account of Parenthood

April 27, 2015
2:30 - 4 p.m.
619 Fisher Hall

The Department of Theology cordially invites you to the public dissertation defense of doctoral candidate Jacob M. Kohlhaas.

Reception in honor of Father Hogan

April 21, 2015
3 - 5 p.m.
Union Ballroom
RSVP Deadline: April 20, 2015

Dr. Charles J. Dougherty invites the University Community to a reception in celebration of Rev. Sean M. Hogan, C.S.Sp., as he concludes his service as Executive Vice President for Student Life and begins his new role as the first president of the newly formed Duquesne University Scholarship Association.

Call for Papers - Integrity of Creation Conference - Climate Change

A new Annual Presidential Conference series at Duquesne University reflects the Spiritan mission. See the Call for Papers & Posters for Duquesne University faculty and student awards for best papers & best posters. Read more...

6th Annual Sizemore Summer Conference

Wednesday, May 27 (4:30 to 7:30 p.m.) and Thursday, May 28 (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
Power Center 5th Floor
RSVP Deadline: May 22, 2015

The Duquesne University School of Education and the Canevin Center Barbara A. Sizemore Urban Education Initiative are hosting its 6th Annual Barbara A. Sizemore Conference, "The Right to An Excellent Education for All Children: Do We Have the Will?"

To register for the conference click here. Please share this information with educators, community leaders, child advocates and parents.

This free conference is designed to bring together Duquesne University and the Pittsburgh Community around issues related to improving education for all students and in particular the education of students in urban schools.

Duquesne Women's Guild Presents "Springtime on Broadway" Luncheon

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Duquesne Union Ballroom
RSVP Deadline: 04/21/2015

Duquesne University Women's Guild Proudly presents their Annual 2015 Spring Luncheon including musical theater of "Springtime on Broadway".

Enjoy Basket Raffles, Silent Auction; Lottery Tree, Mystery Bags, Wine Table, Plant Sale, Treasure Vault, and much more.

COME EARLY! Doors open at 11:00 A.M. Lunch served at 12:00 Noon

Seating is limited; buy your tickets early for a fabulous afternoon of fun.

All proceeds benefit the Endowed Scholarship for Duquesne University students and Spiritan Campus Ministry programs for student development and outreach.

Tickets may be purchased online at (click on register), or print and complete the form and mail it with your check made payable to Duquesne University c/o Mary McIntyre, 508 Old Main, 600 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15282

For more information, email

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Women in Sports Luncheons

Union Rm. 613

In celebrating female student-athlete and discussing women's sports-related topics, the Duquesne athletics department has announced the inaugural Women In Sports Luncheon series. There will be a total of six dates beginning Wednesday, Sept. 24th in Room 613 of the Duquesne Union. The event is the initiative of Dukes women's basketball head coach Dan Burt to connect coaches and faculty.

The dates of the luncheons are as follows:

  • Wed. Sept. 24th
  • Wed. Oct. 29th
  • Wed. Jan. 21st
  • Wed. Feb. 25th
  • Wed. Mar. 25th
  • Wed. Apr. 29th
For more information, contact Alyssa Simonin at 412-396-1948.


Workshops & Lectures


Dissertation Defense: Reena Sheth

April 24, 2015
3 p.m.
202 Rockwell Hall

Reena Sheth will present: Exploring meanings of identity, selfhood, and migration in the lives of first-generation Gujarati Asian Indian Americans: A narrative study. Director: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., Readers: Marco Gemignani, Ph.D., and Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D.

Leadership Breakfast Series - Unlocking the Power of Your Creative Edge: Staying Inspired!

May 12, 2015
8 to 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m.
Power Center Ballroom

Unlocking the Power of Your Creative Edge: Staying Inspired!
Facilitator: Dr. John Stanko

Do you feel stifled and bored in your daily work? Are you having fun while you work or in your life? Do you even believe that is possible? During this highly interactive session you will identify the gremlins that keep you from expressing your creativity, imagination, and curiosity, and which are often the same gremlins that prevent you from finding and flowing in your life purpose. Learn how to unleash, stimulate, stretch, and guide your creativity - personally and professionally.

EndNote Basics: Follow-On - Tuesday, April 28, 2015

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gumberg Library

This session will provide an opportunity for users to practice using EndNote with the guidance of librarians readily available. Users attending should have already attended at least one of the EndNote Basics Demonstrations or Hands-On Instruction sessions. All attendees must bring their own laptop with EndNote already installed on the computer.