science

Pink Floyd’s music comes to life in laser show

Pink Floyd’s music comes to life in laser show

Capri Scarcelli | Staff Writer 10/10/19 Carnegie Science Center’s Buhl Planetarium laser show offers an array of musical genres to partake in what feels like a live concert, all the while providing the dome with dazzling portraits and patterns set to the very tempo of each song in the show’s compilation. On Friday, Oct. 4, […]

Duquesne to add school of osteopathic medicine

Duquesne to add school of osteopathic medicine

By Gabriella DiPietro | Features Editor Duquesne’s campus seems to be ever-changing and evolving — a trend that will continue as the university adds a medical college to the mix. The university announced that it will be launching a College of Osteopathic Medicine, which will be the second medical school in Pittsburgh and the first […]

New report warns of climate change, fast-coming dangers

New report warns of climate change, fast-coming dangers

10/11/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor The world has a fever, and we’re making it worse. After three years of research, South Korea’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report detailing the pressing dangers we can and will face if we don’t take action now. In the past, the study […]

Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

Social media restrictive; limiting of real-life experiences

10/04/2018 By Kendra Kneisl | Staff Columnist  Social media is ever-present in our lives. We wake up and send streaks. We go to the bathroom and scour Instagram for likes. We mindlessly refresh Twitter between lulls in the conversation. Within the last decade, connectivity has gone from a somatic to an automatic function. We feel […]

BME creates first recyclable 3D printing system

BME creates first recyclable 3D printing system

08/23/2018 Hallie Lauer | Features Editor  With the recent push toward removing plastic straws from coffee shops, it’s no wonder that the search for other ways to eliminate plastic pollution has taken off. That search has also made its way to Duquesne. Sophomore biomedical engineering major Karli Sutton, along with Professor Benjamin Goldschmidt, created a […]

Duquesne professor develops nanomedicine

Duquesne professor develops nanomedicine

Gabriella DiPietro | Asst. News Editor 04/12/2018 With the opioid epidemic still on the rise, researchers are trying to develop more effective, alternative treatments for pain management — and a Duquesne professor has managed to do just that. Jelena Janjic, Ph.D., founder and co-director of Duquesne’s Chronic Pain Research Consortium and associate professor of pharmaceutics, […]

Stephen Hawking lives on posthumously in science

Stephen Hawking lives on posthumously in science

03/15/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor In 1963, Stephen Hawking was given only a few years to live following a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, colloquially known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. A few years became 55, and the young, talented student became the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University — a position once […]

Biomedical engineering students shoot for the stars in NASA competition

Biomedical engineering students shoot for the stars in NASA competition

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 01/11/18 Space, the final frontier, has much left to be explored, and a team of Duquesne University’s Biomedical Engineering Program students are working to help scientists examine the heavens. The team has been chosen to participate in the NASA Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams competition (Micro-g NExT). The Duquesne […]

Two students attend national STEM event

Two students attend national STEM event

Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 11/30/17 Two Duquesne students recently traveled to Phoenix, Arizona to present their research in front of 1,800 plus students from 350 colleges and universities at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). Senior biochemistry major Tiffany Ricketts and junior environmental science major Kelsey Coates were both chosen to […]

Stolz brings passion to environmental science research center

Stolz brings passion to environmental science research center

By Brittney Jackson | Contributor Since 1990, when John Stolz left Boston to pursue a career as Assistant Professor at Duquesne University, no one could fathom the incredible impact he would have on Duquesne students. Over the past twenty-six years, Stolz has held different academic positions before becoming the Director for the Center of Environmental […]