Duquesne University has chosen an Episcopal priest, the Rev. Dr. Robert D. Hughes III, as the first recipient of its des Places-Libermann Award in Pneumatology, which recognizes the most significant scholarly contribution to the study of the Holy Spirit in the last five years.

Dr. Hughes will deliver the annual Holy Spirit Lecture and Colloquium on Friday, September 17, 7:00 p.m., at Duquesne's Power Center Ballroom. He will be honored for his book, Beloved Dust: Tides of the Spirit in Christian Life.

He teaches at the University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, Tennessee, and is canonically resident in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

The award is named after the founders of the Spiritan Fathers who established Duquesne. The lecture is open to the public, and Dr. Hughes invites members of the diocese to attend.

For Dr. Hughes' biography and additional information, visit http://www.duq.edu/holy-spirit/2010.cfm