And the winner is… by x3erica1037
10.08.09, 12:03 am
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PA060016Last night, the winners of the Liberal Arts Freshmen Video Contest were announced. While watching the videos, I was really impressed  and thought the editing and effects were very original and professional. The videos showed a little bit about what it’s really like to be a Duquesne freshman here at McAnulty.

First place went to Omari who received a new video camera and second place went to Becca, who took home a $100 gift card to Nakama. After the videos were shown and the winners were announced, the winners took a picture with the Dean of Liberal Arts.

From left to right is Omari’s actor, Omari, Dr. Duncan, and Becca.

I think everyone was happy with the way the videos turned out, and the contest will be run again next semester. So, if you had didn’t have time to enter this past contest or heard about it too late, be sure to enter next time!

You can view the winning video below.

Again, great job everyone! I loved your videos and hope to see more next semester!!!



Dean’s Welcome by liberalartsduq
03.24.09, 2:39 am
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Here’s a welcome message from our new acting Dean:

Welcome to the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, a college with a century-long tradition and a strong vision for its future. The College is the oldest school in the University and the heart of Duquesne.
Duquesne is a friendly, safe place, right in the city but self-contained, set apart on its own beautiful hilltop. It is a university large enough to have professors who are at the leading edge of their fields, but small enough that professors know you as an individual student.
Key to Duquesne’s vision is a spirit of service, combined with academic excellence. You see that spirit in the way faculty interact with students: they encourage you, they demand your best, and they want you to participate in their research. You also see the Duquesne spirit in the impressive volunteer work that students give to the community around us – for example in soup kitchens, tutoring, coaching and clean-up days.
One of Duquesne’s strengths is its general education core curriculum, housed in the College, which gives every new student rich opportunities to explore many disciplines before choosing a major. Your academic advisor in the College, your faculty mentors, and Duquesne’s counseling center and testing resources can also help you make this important school and career decision.
I thought you might like specific additional information on what the College can offer you. Perhaps the best way to accomplish this would be for me to ask one of the faculty or staff to give you a call to answer any of your questions and to tell you more about the excellent programs you can expect to find here.
If you would like such a call, please send us an e-mail message, and we will ask someone to call you. To arrange for a visit to campus, please call the Admissions Office at 412-396-5221, or send e-mail to
I am excited about the possibility of your coming to Duquesne. Best wishes as you make your decison about a school and complete your preparations for this next exciting phase of your life.
G. Evan Stoddard, Ph.D
Acting Dean

McAnulty College mourns loss of Dean Labriola by liberalartsduq
03.13.09, 6:00 am
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g4667dadOn Wednesday, March 11, Dr. Albert Labriola, the acting dean of the McAnulty Liberal College passed away.

For anyone that had the opportunity to study under Dr. Labriola or even know him in passing realizes the profound loss that Duquesne University has suffered.  Dr. Labriola was a renowned scholar, successful teacher, and skilled administrator.  The loss is felt in the College, throughout the University, and in the larger academic community where he was deeply respected and admired.

The thoughts and prayer of the College are with Dr. Labriola’s friends and family.

Check back to the blog regularly as all incoming information will be posted.

The University’s official press release is below: Continue reading