One of the episodes was filmed here at Duquesne...something about a DU basketball player who needs an organ transplant, or something. They sent around an e-mail about extras, but I am not an athletic male more than six feet tall and of "diverse ethnicity," so I will not be appearing on the show.
They also filmed a scene from a Russel Crowe movie here a couple weeks ago, although I think all he did was sit on a bench on the bluff (a cliff-face at the back of campus overlooking the South Side) and stare at the jail. The jail (I never knew it was a jail) is apparently where his wife is being kept. In the movie, I mean.
"We are symbols and inhabit symbols; workmen, work, and tools, words and things, birth and death, all are emblems; but we sympathize with the symbols, and being infatuated with the economical uses of things, we do not know that they are thoughts." - Emerson, "The Poet" (Essays, Second Series)