Office of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving
1 Mezzanine Libermann Hall
Phone: 412.396.6209
Fax: 412.396.4242

Dr. Lucia Osa-Melero, assistant professor of modern languages and literatures, with the ACTFL Globally Engaged Program award

CETR Program Wins National Recognition
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) recognized the Center for Community Engaged Teaching and Research’s program Reading to Play and Playing to Read as a Globally Engaged Program at its annual conference. The project was developed to bridge the language barrier with elementary school students from Mexico and Central America and to help Duquesne students improve their medical Spanish speaking and writing skills.

Duquesne Mourns the Loss of Law Professor Al Peláez
Professor Emeritus Alfred S. Peláez, who served on the School of Law faculty for 50 years, passed away on Nov. 27. Peláez taught Contracts, Federal Courts and the Federal System, Admiralty, and Chinese Law and the Chinese Legal System, among other courses. 
A service for Professor Peláez will be held on Saturday, Jan. 7, at the Duquesne University Chapel.

Earn a Duquesne Master's Degree Online
Are you ready for a Master's Degree? Duquesne offers several fully online, 30 credit master's degrees including the MS in Leadership, MA in Corporate Communication, MS in Management and MS in Sports Business.

Read her first book, "You're My Boo," and you will see the love and enthusiasm Kate Dopirak, GE'01, has for her family immediately come to life. A certified K-6 teacher, reading specialist and assistant regional advisor for the Western Pennsylvania chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Dopirak found a love for children's books.

The 2016 Duquesne University Annual Ornament is now available. This tradition started in 1992 and past years' ornaments are also available. Place your order now for the upcoming holiday season!

For the latest news across Duquesne's nine schools and campus programs, visit

Travel with Duquesne in 2017
The Office of International Programs has a great travel line-up for Alumni & Friends: Costa Rica and Panama Canal Cruise (Feb. 4-11, 2017) Napa Valley, CA (May 11-15, 2017) Northern Italy and Switzerland (May 27-June 6, 2017) Canadian Rockies by Train (July 3-11, 2017) Spain, Camino de Santiago (Sept. 2017).

Steelers Game Watch - Dallas/Fort Worth
Sunday, Dec. 11

Gaudete Sunday Midnight Mass
Saturday, Dec. 11
Carols begin at 11:30 p.m.; 12 midnight mass
Join the campus community at the Duquesne Chapel to celebrate the third Sunday of Advent. Live video will be available via the link above.

Save the Dates:

Day of Giving
Tuesday, Feb. 7

Naples, FL Presidential Reception

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Boca Raton, FL Presidential Reception
Thursday, Feb. 16

Puerto Rico Alumni and Parent Reception
Friday, March 10

Bradenton Pre-season Pirates game and picnic
Friday, March 17

Click here for a complete alumni events calendar

We hope that you will consider a gift to Duquesne University when planning your end-of-year giving. Gifts to The Duquesne Fund support our areas of greatest need or you can designate your gift to the area of campus that means the most to you. Please donate online today or call 412.396.6040 to have your gift personally processed.

Sarah (Marshall) Ukrainski, B'11
Births and Adoptions
Savannah Grace, daughter of Sarah and Jeremy Ukrainski.

Dave Libby, GA'10

Dave was recently promoted to the position of Associate Vice President of Finance at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.

Bill Ryan, A'96


Bill graduated from A.T. Still University with a Doctor of Health Sciences (D.HSc.) degree with a concentration in Global Health.

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