Duquesne University

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Duquesne University is a private, coeducational university located on a bluff above downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1878 as a Catholic college by the Order of the Holy Spirit, Duquesne is the largest and most comprehensive Catholic university in Pennsylvania, and the only Spiritan institution of higher education in the world.

Duquesne is consistently ranked among America's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and a tradition of academic excellence. A coeducational university on a self-contained campus with dramatic views of Pittsburgh's skyline and rivers, the university has students representing nearly every state in the union and 80 nations.

Duquesne has a 14:1 student/faculty ratio, and 87 percent of incoming freshman are drawn from the top half of their high school class. Duquesne offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in natural and environmental sciences, leadership, business, nursing, health sciences, pharmacy, law, education, music, and the liberal arts.

Mission Statement
Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit is a Catholic University, founded by members of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit, the Spiritans, and sustained through a partnership of laity and religious. Duquesne serves God by serving students – through commitment to excellence in liberal and professional education, through profound concern for moral and spiritual values, through the maintenance of an ecumenical atmosphere open to diversity, and through service to the Church, the community, the nation, and the world.

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Duquesne University Human Rights Film Series 2019

The University's 12th annual Human Rights Film Series offers a line-up of six films that try to inspire dialogues about some of the most critical human rights issues facing today's world.Presented by the Department of Classical and Modern Languages…

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2017 Human Rights Film Series

Schedule of Events:Wednesday, January 18, 2017Making a KillingReleased: 2016Director: Robert GreenwaldRun time: 1 hour, 43 minutesMaking a Killing: Guns, Greed, and The NRA tells the stories of how guns, and the billions made off of them, affect the…

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Human Rights Film Series 2016

Schedule of Events:Thursday, January 21, 2016The Hunting GroundA riveting expose of rape on US college campuses, where one in five women are sexually assaulted-yet only a fraction are reported (with emotional first-person testimonies of rape…

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