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More than checking a box: How to become an educated voter

More than checking a box: How to become an educated voter

By Zachary Landau | Staff Writer You’ve heard friends, family and celebrities harp on about how important it is for you to vote, so you went ahead and registered. But since this might be the first time you, as well as many college students, are voting, it is a good idea to know what is […]

The Enigma of Research and Info Skills

The Enigma of Research and Info Skills

By: Duke Staff  It’s that time of year when hundreds of freshmen start to ask themselves the tough questions, including, but not limited to, “Why am I taking Research & Info Skills?” This required one-credit class is a rite of passage for Duquesne students, often taken the first semester of freshman year. For some, the […]

Innovative professors pitch ideas at entrepreneurship gathering

Innovative professors pitch ideas at entrepreneurship gathering

By Casey Chafin | For the Duquesne Duke Professors from three Pittsburgh universities gathered at Duquesne’s Power Center Ballroom last week to present their research and inventions during an event called “Discovered in PA, Developed in PA.” The event included professors from Duquesne, Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Pittsburgh, according to Alan Seadler, […]

Bayer dean’s research reveals ancient mysteries in Israel, Greece

Bayer dean’s research reveals ancient mysteries in Israel, Greece

By Max Blechman | The Duquesne Duke Philip Reeder, dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, returned to Duquesne on Jan. 23 after conducting archaeological research for a month in Israel and Greece. Reeder said that in addition to conducting research, his goal was to make connections that will create future opportunities […]

PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

PSU dance marathon raises $13 million

By Andy Hornak | The Duquesne Duke Penn State students and alumni gathered in Bryce Jordan Center this past weekend for a 46-hour dance marathon that raised over $13 million for cancer research. THON, a three-day continuous dance marathon, brought together thousands of people to provide emotional and financial support for children suffering from various […]

New research lab coming in Fisher Hall

New research lab coming in Fisher Hall

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke A newly-hired physics professor is working with students to construct a research lab that will give students access to hands-on experience in experimental atomic physics. Assistant professor of physics Theodore Corcovilos, who was hired in fall 2013, will oversee the construction of a research lab in Fisher Hall. […]

Hair loss will not be an issue in the future

By Carley Thieret | Student Columnist When you walk into any bathroom in a college dorm on a Friday or Saturday night, there are certain beauty items that are guaranteed to be present on the counter. The combination of shampoos, conditioners, straighteners and hairdryers make up the majority of college females’ beauty repertoire. The underlying […]

University offers options to read for fun

By Kaye Burnet | The Duquesne Duke A study released by the Pew Research Center revealed that today’s college students read more than any other age group in the United States. According to the study, 88 percent of all young adults in the United States ages 18-24 have read at least part of a book, […]

Duquesne research attempts to reduce side effects

By Victor Essel | The Duquesne Duke A team of researchers at Duquesne is attempting to reduce the adverse side effects caused by medications that treat depression, addiction and neurological diseases. Through its discoveries, the team has a better understanding of monoamine transporters: dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine receptors. The new information could lead to the […]