DU in the News [January 2013]

Posted on January 30, 2013

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Jan. 31
Joan Lockhart Discusses Cancer Care and Survivorship
OncLive.com interviewed Dr. Joan Such Lockhart, professor of nursing and associate dean for academic affairs, for this story about the increasing number of cancer survivors and the need for continued care outside of an oncology setting.

Judge Rules Sandusky Had Adequate Defense
The Citizens’ Voice interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the recent ruling in which a state Superior Court judge denied all post-trial motions filed by Jerry Sandusky’s attorneys, claiming they did not have enough time to prepare.

Jan. 30
Companies Banking on Expensive Super Bowl Ads
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by KDKA-TV for a story about this year’s Super Bowl TV commercials.

Jan. 26
Lovano Provides Energetic Jazz Explorations on ‘Cross Culture’
The Tribune-Review included this review of Toot Suite Revisited, a new music release by Sean Jones and the Pappert Players. In addition to Jones, an associate professor of jazz studies, the release also includes performer Bill Purse, professor and chair of music technology and guitar.

Promises, Promises
The Tribune-Review included this article co-authored by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about comparing campaign promises with economic reality.

Jan. 25
Fracking in Pennsylvania Sets Up Dilemma For Locals: Quick Money Or Long-Term Health Concerns?
Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was quoted in this Huffington Post article about Marcellus Shale and fracking in Point Marion, Pa.

Duquesne Professor Cafardi Considered for U.S. Ambassador to Vatican
The Post-Gazette included this feature article on Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, who is among those being considered to be the next ambassador to the Vatican.

Jan. 24
Frankel Supports Anti-Bullying Bill
Research on bullying conducted by Duquesne faculty was mentioned in this Jewish Chronicle article about the reintroduction of bipartisan anti-bullying legislation in Pennsylvania.

Jan. 22
Allegheny County to Vote on CMU, Duquesne Building Projects
Dave Grousosky, interim vice president for management and business, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about plans for both Duquesne and CMU to finance construction projects through bonds issues by the Allegheny County Higher Education Building Authority.

Jan. 21
LGBT Student Safety is Focus of Pittsburgh Summit
Education Professor Dr. Laura Crothers was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about a Safe Schools Summit that was recently hosted in Pittsburgh. Research conducted by Crothers with Associate Professor of Education Dr. Jered Kolbert on bullying that targets LGBT students was part of the focus of the event.

Jan. 19
Death of a President, 50 Years On
Adjunct Law Professor Dr. Cyril Wecht was featured in this Tribune-Review column about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Jan. 18
Film Notes: Screen Actors Guild Lists Award Presenters
The Post-Gazette included this announcement about the annual Human Rights Film Series, presented by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

Commentary: Conservative Causes Go Global
Political Science Professor Dr. Clifford Bob authored this Jakarta Globe piece about the increase in conservative groups taking their causes to the global stage. The piece also appeared in The Epoch Times.

Jan. 13
Rape Trial: Will it Stay Here?
The Weirton Daily Times interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about a change of venue motion filed in a high-profile rape case in Steubenville, Ohio. The article also appeared in the Wheeling News-Register, the Intelligencer and the Steubenville Herald-Star.

Jan. 12
The Gun Grabbers of January
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this Tribune-Review opinion piece about the impact of the Sandy Hook massacre on the ongoing gun control debate.

American Eagle’s 77kids Stores to Reopen Under Ruum American Kids Wear Name This Month
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about American Eagle re-launching its children’s clothing stores under a new name with new styles.

Jan. 10
Sandusky Lawyers Argue for New Trial
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Citizens’ Voice for this article about the lawyers of former Penn State Assistant Football Coach Jerry Sandusky arguing for a new trial because his defense lacked sufficient time to prepare for his original trial.

Jan. 9
How a $1-trillion Coin Could Save the U.S. Debt Ceiling Crisis
Investor Central interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, for this article about the proposal to mint a $1-trillion platinum coin and depositing it in the Federal Reserve as a way to solve the debt ceiling crisis.

Nonprofits That Lost Tax Exemption Continue to Get Breaks
Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, was quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer article about the city of Philadelphia exempting at least six nonprofits from property taxes despite their revoked tax-exempt status.

Jan. 7
Pittsburgh Summit to Address Bullying Based on Sexual Orientation
The Post-Gazette included this article about an upcoming Safe Schools summit being held to raise awareness of bullying based on sexual orientation. The article states that the summit is hinged on relevant research conducted by Education Professor Dr. Laura Crothers and Associate Education Professor Dr. Jered Kolbert. A similar article appeared in Pop City.

Jan. 6
Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Aleem Gangjee, distinguished professor of medicinal chemistry, was recognized with the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Award in Drug Discovery and Development Interface. In addition, the article noted that Dr. James Henderson, professor of education, received the PASA 2012 Award of Achievement for Service to the Profession.

Jan. 5
Home Sellers in Pa. Don’t Have to Disclose ‘Psychological Defects’ of House
Associate Finance Professor Dr. Tom McCue was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a Pennsylvania Superior Court case ruling that home sellers are not legally obligated to disclose “psychological defects” such as violent crimes that occurred on the property.

Jan. 2
Proposal Before Congress on Text Messages Stirs Debate on Rights, Police Work
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the Senate considering the first major update to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act since its 1986 enactment.

Jan. 1
Trendspotters Say ‘Intelligent Objects’ Will Rule Market in 2013
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article that predicts technology will dominate consumer trends in 2013.

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