Is Duquesne Haunted? Come Find Out!

Date: Sunday, October 26
Time: 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location: Towers Multipurpose Room  

Is Duquesne haunted? Come find out! Spend a spooky evening with University Archivist and award-winning author Thomas White as he reveals ghost stories and legends of the Bluff and surrounding neighborhoods.

‪#‎BeforeIGraduate‬  

"Meet my full potential right here, right now."

"Watch every TV show ever…"

"Finish my Diss and get a PhD very soon…:)"

"Perfect my British accent!"

"I want to become a well-known Pittsburgh businesswoman."

We want to hear more goals! What do you hope to accomplish before you graduate? Let us know online OR post your goal on the windows of the Computer Lab like these. Grad caps and markers are waiting for you on the 4th floor.

Research Help to Make Your Life Easier

It’s research paper season! Research assignments can be stressful, particularly when you also have midterms to worry about. Gumberg librarians can save you time and energy, whether you need help choosing a topic, effectively searching for the best sources, or citing sources. We are here to help in person, via phone, text, email, and chat. Drop in to Gumberg during reference hours or contact us from wherever you are.

If you prefer to “weather the storm” on your own, these guides on the research process and finding articles and other sources via our research databases will be a big help. DuCat has been replaced by our new, updated search interface, QuickSearch. You can use QuickSearch to find books, ebooks, articles and more.

For added convenience, the Writing Center offers hours in Gumberg on Mondays, 6 p.m.-8 p.m. and Thursdays, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. View more Writing Center hours and schedule an appointment online.

It’s been #tbt every day this week! Here are a few fun highlights from the various photos we pulled from the University Archives. We’ve got this far out couple getting down at a 1970s dance-a-thon. Another ’70s couple posing awkwardly like hipsters. And this fantastic shot of 1956 intermural football. We’ve got dozens more photos on display at Gumberg along with a few video highlights of #football and #basketball games from the #1950s, #1960s, #1970s, and #1980s. #duqhomecoming #duquesne #duquesneuniversity #gumberg #gumberglibrary #archives #homecoming #duq #dancing #athletics #alumni #college via Instagram http://ift.tt/1uEsuk1

It’s been #tbt every day this week! Here are a few fun highlights from the various photos we pulled from the University Archives. We’ve got this far out couple getting down at a 1970s dance-a-thon. Another ’70s couple posing awkwardly like hipsters. And this fantastic shot of 1956 intermural football. We’ve got dozens more photos on display at Gumberg along with a few video highlights of #football and #basketball games from the #1950s, #1960s, #1970s, and #1980s. #duqhomecoming #duquesne #duquesneuniversity #gumberg #gumberglibrary #archives #homecoming #duq #dancing #athletics #alumni #college via Instagram http://ift.tt/1uEsuk1

Terra Merkey, Music Librarian at Gumberg Library, plans to travel to the Spiritan University College in Ejisu, Ghana in November to make a case study of the academic library. Her hope is that her research trip will help to strengthen ties and further the collaboration between Duquesne University and the Spiritan University College. 

Congratulations, Terra!

More about the grant:

The grant was named for Loogman, a professor of Swahili at Duquesne in the early 1960s who helped to establish Duquesne as a noted center of African studies during his tenure. In recognition, the grant supports scholarly research that reflects the University’s strategic commitment to a closer relationship with the nations and peoples of Africa. The competition is open to all full-time faculty members working in any discipline on campus. Grant awards of $4,500 may be used as summer research grants and/or as support for research over a specified period of the academic year.

“The Loogman grant extends the opportunities offered to faculty by the Center for African Studies to do research in African studies and on issues related to the University’s commitment in that regard,” said Dr. Gerald Boodoo, director of the Center for African Studies. “It is meant to stimulate and encourage research that will result in a corpus of high-caliber publications generated by the University community.”