Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 42.75
Liaison John Stolz
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Duquesne University
AC-10: Support for Research

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00
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Does the institution have an ongoing program to encourage students in multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability? :
Yes

A brief description of the student research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Wingfield Pines: Nature and Technology Working Together
Duquesne students and faculty combine community service with environmental sampling at Wingfield Pines, an 80-acre tract in Upper St. Clair, Pa. that was formerly a strip mining site. Before remediation efforts were begun, an abandoned mine shaft was spewing 43 tons of iron oxide deposits into the environment each year, turning the water a telltale orange hue.


Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty from multiple disciplines or academic programs to conduct research in sustainability topics?:
Yes

A brief description of the faculty research program, including the incentives provided and any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Duquesne University of the Holy Spirit established the Institute for Energy and the Environment in March, 2011. It involves researchers from Duquesne's McAnulty College, School of Law, John F. Donahue School of Business, and the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, as well as experts - both scholarly and otherwise - drawn from outside Duquesne University itself. The collaborative approach, conducted in a think-tank-style setting, will provide the means by which to launch broad collaborations for researching energy and environmental issues, as well as establish an intellectual space to promote constructive dialogue in the search for real solutions to current and future problems.


Has the institution published written policies and procedures that give positive recognition to interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research during faculty promotion and/or tenure decisions?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s support for interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

Duquesne University's Strategic Plan focuses on the interdisciplinary research, working to remain on the cutting edge of higher education, pursuing initiatives involving ethics, technology and other areas that allow Duquesne to establish a niche as a regional, national and international leaders as well as place high value on sustainability, encompassing environmental protection, social responsibility, innovation, and sound business and policy practices.


Does the institution have ongoing library support for sustainability research and learning?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s library support for sustainability research, including any positive outcomes during the previous three years:

The Gumberg Library research guide on Literature and the Environment connects users to a number of different works (books, reference works, and electronic resources) with information regarding the environment and sustainability.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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