News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.
‘The Last Kind Words Saloon’: Even Larry McMurtry Can Misfire
Dr. Greg Barnhisel, associate professor and chair of English, wrote this book review for the Post-Gazette on The Last Kind Words Saloon by Larry McMurtry.
Duquesne Law’s 100th Class Prepares for Graduation
Law Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this WESA-FM piece on the School of Law preparing to graduate its 100th class of students.
Newsmaker: Garnet Butchart
Dr. Garnet Butchart, assistant professor of communication and rhetorical studies, was featured as a Tribune-Review Newsmaker in recognition of his receiving a Paluse Faculty Research Grant from the University’s Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.
Prosecutors Reeled in Little Fish With Help of Big Ones in Mortgage-Fraud Push
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver authored this Forbes guest post about the response by Western Pennsylvania federal prosecutors to fraud in the industry. He cites a study in the article that was conducted by students in his Fact Investigations Class in collaboration with the Post-Gazette.
Duquesne University Nursing Students Spend Spring Break Volunteering in Nicaragua
Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News included this article about School of Nursing faculty and students spending their spring break in Nicaragua, where they provided health assessments, nursing care and health education to lower-income residents.
Law Professor Joe Mistick was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office donating law books to the law school’s Veterans Clinic. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.
Pittsburgh Hosts World’s Biggest Sport Conference
WESA-FM interviewed Steve Greenberg, chair of sports marketing, about the University organizing the North American Society of Sports Management Conference, which is being hosted in Pittsburgh.
Pope’s Comment About Bishop Investigations Raises Questions in KC
The Kansas City Star interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about Pope Francis telling the media that three bishops are being investigated regarding child sexual abuse.
Taking a Breather: Students With Asthma Get Help Learning to Live Full Lives
Dr. Jennifer Elliott, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette feature on an asthma awareness camp for kids hosted at Duquesne as part of a partnership between the School of Pharmacy and the Allegheny Health Network’s Division of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
Authorities in Pittsburgh Look to Record Criminal Interviews
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor John Rago for this article about a Justice Department directive that federal agents will be required to record their interviews.
Rewards Uneven in Mortgage Fraud Case
The Post-Gazette included this article in the second of a two-part series based on the findings of a collaboration between the newspaper and Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver’s Fact Investigations Class. Together, they studied the response of Western Pennsylvania federal prosecutors to fraud in the mortgage industry.
Mortgage Fraud Assault a Pyrrhic Victory
This Post-Gazette article on efforts in Pittsburgh to punish mortgage fraud is a result of a collaboration between the newspaper and Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver’s Fact Investigations Class. Together, they studied the response of Western Pennsylvania federal prosecutors to fraud in the mortgage industry.
Pope Francis Says ‘Trust Politicians, Not Free People.’ Really?
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this opinion piece in the Tribune-Review about the pope’s recent address, Evangelii Gaudium.
Trumpeter Jones Departs Duquesne, But His Heart Will Remain
The Tribune-Review included this article announcing that Sean Jones, associate professor of jazz studies, will be leaving his post at the Mary Pappert School of Music to take a new teaching job at the Berklee College of Music. Mike Tomaro, professor and director of jazz studies, is quoted.
Duquesne, Allegheny Health Network Develop App to Ease Patient Pain
Dr. Jeff Jackson, professor of mathematics and computer science, was interviewed for this Pittsburgh Business Times article on a new mobile app for Palliative Care Fast Facts, developed by students of Jackson’s in collaboration with the Allegheny Health Network.
McKnight Road Dream Route for Mattress Stores
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the increasing number of mattress stores located on McKnight Road.
John Stolz Warns of Danger When Past, Present Drilling Practices Collide
The Pittsburgh City Paper included this feature article on Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, in which he discusses his research on the impact of fracking on well water.
Cancelling a Check With a Stop Order Doesn’t Always Protect Your Account
Tom Nist, director of graduate programs in the School of Business and the Donahue Chair in Investment Management, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story alerting consumers that the practice of stopping payment on a check differs from bank to bank.
Top Commercial, Residential Real Estate Deals of the Week
The Tribune-Review quoted Rod Dobish, executive director of facilities management, in this article on real estate purchases, which includes the announcement that Duquesne has purchased the former Kadet Photo building on Fifth Avenue.
As Environmental Debate Rages Over Fracking, People in Western Pennsylvania Express Dread
Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was interviewed by the Buffalo News for this article on the debates and concern over fracking in western Pennsylvania.
Bike to Work Day Participants Don’t Have to Worry About Tunnel Traffic
Dr. David Lampe, associate biology professor, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article on the activities of local organizations and institutions for National Bike to Work Day.
Interpretation and Compliance: Q&A With Environmental Law Attorney Kevin Garber
The Post-Gazette featured this question-and-answer feature with Kevin Garber, an adjunct professor in the School of Law and the Bayer School of Natural Sciences, about his work as an environmental law attorney.
Top 10 Northeast Law Schools Based on Employment
The JD Journal announced that the School of Law was ranked No. 17 by BostInno for the top law schools in the Northeast region that have the best employment numbers for students who graduated in 2013.
Law School Deans Talk About Courting the Corporate Sector
Ken Gormley, dean and professor of law, was among the three area law school deans interviewed for this Pittsburgh Business Times article in which they discuss what offerings enhance the appeal of their respective law programs. (Article available online by subscription only.)
Elevator Pitch Fest Brings Pittsburgh-area Entrepreneurs Together
Jack Mason, director of the entrepreneurial studies program, was quoted in this Post-Gazette feature article about the MIT Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh’s annual Pitch Fest event, which was held on campus. Mason served as the event’s moderator.
New Bio Lab to Be Open to All Pittsburghers
Dr. Alan Seadler, associate provost for research, was interviewed for this WESA-FM story about Duquesne and Urban Innovation 21 collaborating to construct Pittsburgh’s first community biotechnology laboratory. A similar article appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times.
Appeals Court to Hear Arguments on 4 Sections of Act 13
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about scheduled arguments to be heard by the state appeals court regarding Pennsylvania’s drilling law.
Duquesne University to Pioneer Nurse Engineer Dual Major
The Tribune-Review interviewed Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow and Dr. John Viator, director of the biomedical engineering program, for this feature on Duquesne announcing the launch of the nation’s first undergraduate dual degree in nursing and biomedical engineering.
‘In God We Trust’ Bill Revised
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about a proposal in the House to encourage schools to post the motto “In God We Trust.”
Could Her Words on Sting Haunt Kane?
The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Bruce Ledewitz, professor of law, for this article about criticism of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
Dateline: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Lauren O’Donnell, assistant professor of pharmacology, was named a Teacher of the Year at Duquesne University.
‘In God We Trust’ Motto Makes Comeback
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a nationwide push for city and county governments to display the “In God We Trust” motto to promote patriotism.
GOP Delays Impeachment Vote of Kane
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the delay in the impeachment vote on Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
Drilling for Natural Gas Under Deer Lakes Park Expected to Start This Year
The Tribune-Review interviewed Steven Baicker-McKee, assistant law professor, for this article about the Allegheny County Council vote approving the proposal to conduct natural gas drilling in Deer Lakes Park.
Study: Regs Slow Industry Growth
The Hill quoted Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this article about a study he conducted that indicates the least-regulated industries grew by approximately 63 percent from 1997 to 2010 while the most-regulated industries only grew by 33 percent in that timeframe.
Spring Redd Ups Clear Litter in 300 Communities
In this article, the South Pittsburgh Reporter mentioned that more 500 Duquesne students were among the hundreds of people who participated in recent Redd Ups around the city.
Nurses Educate Elderly About Health, Safety
Dr. Joan Lockhart, clinical professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Nursing, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the school’s Retired Nurses Working in Neighborhoods Program, which has been selected for the Jefferson Awards of Public Service Team Award. The team is led by Dr. Lenore K. Resick, clinical professor of nursing and the program’s executive director.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Backs Warrantless Vehicle Searches
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision to allow police to search suspect, private vehicles without a warrant.
Fast-Acting Antidepressant Shows Promise
Dr. Christopher Surratt, professor of pharmaceutical sciences, was interviewed for this Sci-Tech Today article about a study on which he is working conducted by researchers at Roseman University of Health Science in which a psychiatric rescue drug that is showing to take effect more quickly than traditional anti-depressants. Similar articles also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune.
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules Police Don’t Need Warrants to Search Cars
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted by the Allentown Morning Call for this article about the state Supreme Court ruling that police in Pennsylvania no longer need warrants to search private vehicles if they suspect it holds evidence.
Duquesne Launches Canevin Center to Spur Social Justice in Education
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Education Dean Dr. Olga Welch in this article announcing the School of Education’s new Canevin Center for Educational Transformation and Social Justice. A similar story appeared on WESA-FM.
County Council Nears Tipping Point on Deer Lakes Park Drilling
Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about efforts by the Allegheny County Council to gain approval for natural gas drilling under Deer Lakes Park. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.
Grants Received [February 10, 2016]
Funds totaling $158,120 were received by Duquesne’s Program for Academic Excellence and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
Faculty & Staff Spotlight [February 10, 2016]
What have John Stolz and Ralph A. Wheeler been up to?
DU in the News [February 2016]
News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.
- Grants Received [February 10, 2016]
Ancient Custom Symbolizes Opening Doors to Blessings and Mercy
By the Rev. Bill Christy, C.S.Sp., and Debbie Kostosky
A tradition in the Catholic Church has been to bless chalk at the Masses for Epiphany and then use that chalk as part of the blessing of one’s home in the new year.
- Ancient Custom Symbolizes Opening Doors to Blessings and Mercy