Wednesday, August 31, 2011

9/11 Anniversary Panel Discussion

Join the Political Science Department as they present an important panel discussion on one of the most defining moments in our nation's history.

Panel Discussion: The War on Terror After 10 Years

  • Thursday, September 8, 4:30 p.m.
  • Laura Falk Lecture Hall, Mellon Hall
  • Free Admission
  • Download a shareable PDF flyer of the event!
The Department of Political Science and Pi Sigma Alpha will host a panel discussion of the political and security ramifications of 9/11. Participants: Dr. Clifford Bob, Dr. Pat Dunham, Dr. Mark Haas and Dr. Daniel Lieberfeld.

For more information, call 412.396.6485.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Fall Semester Service Project

Here at Duquesne, we take service to others seriously. And the Department of History makes sure to be a part of that commitment. Each year, we participate in the Office of Multicultural Affairs Turkey Drive, where our students and faculty are extremely generous in donating their resources to ensure that struggling families are given a Thanksgiving meal to share with their loved ones. We are forever proud of the way our department steps up and gives each year.

But we want to do more.

Recently, we came across this amazing Pittsburgh-based project from Genre’s Kids With Cancer Fund called To Go Bags. Basically, you donate specific items that can be put into bags and then given to the parents of children who have been diagnosed with cancer and admitted to Pittsburgh’s Children’s Hospital. These To Go Bags provide things for parents who spend long days and nights in the hospital with their sick children.  Here’s a little blurb from Genre’s mom about how helpful these bags are:

“The day after Genre was diagnosed with leukemia, a dear friend of mine  gave me what she called a ‘to go bag.’  In that bag was everything that I would need during a hospitalization.  She said that I should leave the bag packed and when Genre wasn’t feeling well and we needed to get to the hospital I could just grab that bag and go. Little did I know on that day that I would use that bag more than 50 times in 8 months.”

We're asking you to please consider donating an item for these To Go Bags. You can simply bring the item to the main History Department Office and we will make sure the items get to where they need to go.  Next time you’re at Target or Giant Eagle, can you pick up an extra tube of toothpaste? A hair brush? Some deodorant? These items we use and take for granted every day can make a world of difference to parents while they devote their time, focus, and energy to their sick children. Please check out the To Go Bags website to see the specific item requests (and restrictions).

Easy peasy.

We will be collecting items until Friday, Sept. 30, 2011. That gives us one month to make a difference.

We know we can do it.


Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A New Year!

Welcome back!

We're officially in the first week of classes here at Duquesne, and things are already bustling along. Professors are busy making copies of syllabi, printing out rosters, and getting students sorted. Our graduate students are busy reading hundreds of pages for their next class meeting. And our graduate assistants are already working on projects for their assigned faculty members. And it's only Day Three!

We have some exciting things planned for our department this year, and we hope you'll take advantage of them! First up is our annual History Forum:

Learn more here!

As you get settled in this semester, feel free to stop on by the office in 603 College Hall to say hello. We love visitors! And, we almost always have delicious treats to lure you in. Right now, we've got personalized M&Ms:

{We really are the most fun department on campus.}

Have a wonderful semester and check back here often for exciting information! And be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!