DU in the News [August 2017]

Posted on August 30, 2017

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Aug. 30
Interview: Leigh Bardugo on Powering Up to Write ‘Wonder Woman: Warbringer’
Hypable reported that Dr. K.A. Rask, assistant professor of classics, assisted in the research behind a new DC Icons novel, Wonder Woman: Warbringer.

Western Pa. Universities Respond to Call for Harvey Clothing Help
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne’s basketball team was among other area university basketball teams to send a care package with shoes and clothing to victims of Hurricane Harvey. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Are You Satisfied with Your Child’s School? 5 Things to Know Today in Education
The Tribune-Review reported that a new articulation agreement between the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and Duquesne’s College of Liberal Arts will allow students from CCAC to seamlessly transfer to the College.

Aug. 29
CCAC Students Now Have Seamless Path to Duquesne University Degree
The Tribune-Review reported that an articulation agreement has been forged between Duquesne and CCAC to allow CCAC students to seamlessly transition to Duquesne’s College of Liberal Arts after completing an associate’s degree.

Aug. 28
Duquesne Receives Preservation Grant
Radio Magazine Online reported that Duquesne has received a grant for a project aimed at preserving a collection of Pittsburgh-area radio broadcast materials to coincide with the centennial of radio broadcasting in 2019-2020.

The Forgotten Witness of Karl Stern
The Catholic World Report published this review of A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern, the biography of Karl Stern written by Dr. Daniel Burston, associate professor of psychology.

Pennsylvania’s Minor Judiciary Has an Ethics Problem
The Legal Intelligencer interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the ethical violations of some of Pennsylvania’s minor judiciary.

Aug. 26
End Pennsylvania’s Cycle of Taxation
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the need for an iron-clad, loophole-free balanced budget amendment in the state of Pennsylvania.

Aug. 25
Major General Lewis Irwin
U.S. Army Reserve published this story about Dr. Lewis Irwin, professor of political science, who recently assumed the position of deputy chief of Army Reserve and Office of the Chief, Army Reserve chief of staff.

Aug. 24
Scholar Warns of Negative Images of Black Males in Media Influencing Teachers
Diverse Issues in Higher Education interviewed Dr. Darius Prier, associate professor of educational foundations and leadership, for this story about how negative images of black males in the media might influence the way teachers interact with young, black males in the classroom.

Xfinity on Campus Surpasses 100-School-Milestone
Facilities Management News included a quote from Dr. Douglas Frizzell, vice president for student life, in this story about Xfinity on Campus, a program in which Duquesne has recently enrolled to enhance the campus experience for students.

Aug. 23
Answering the Big Questions of Higher Education
Pittsburgh Magazine interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about the needs of current college students and the challenges for educational institutions to meet those needs.

Future Pharmacists Raised on Quality, Performance
Chain Drug Review reported that School of Pharmacy students are among the 2017-2018 Pharmacy Quality Alliance CVS Heath Foundation Scholars, which supports future pharmacy leaders.

Back to the Land: How One Indigenous Community is Beating the Odds
The Conversation included this story about a research project conducted in collaboration with Dr. Russ Walsh, associate professor of psychology, about the quality of mental health for an indigenous community in northern Ontario.

Aug. 22
Interim Director Appointed at Duquesne Law’s New Kline Center for Judicial Education
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Pittsburgh lawyer Joy McNally has been named interim director of Duquesne’s Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education.

Critical Care Nursing Journals Recognized for Publication Excellence
Newswise reported that a journal article co-written by Dr. Joan Such Lockhart, clinical professor of nursing, about caring for dying children and their families in pediatric intensive care units has received an award at the 29th annual APEX Awards for Publication Excellence. The journal article was published by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.

Aug 21
Duquesne Appoints Interim Director for Judicial Education Center
The Tribune-Review reported that President Ken Gormley announced that Pittsburgh attorney Joy McNally will serve as interim director of the Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education.

Former Clerk to Pa. Justices to Head New Judicial Training Center
The Legal Intelligencer reported that former clerk to Pa. justices Joy McNally has been named the interim director of the School of Law’s Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education.

25 Best Online Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs for 2017
College Choice ranked Duquesne No. 9 on its list of 25 Best Online Nurse Practitioner Degree Programs for 2017.

Aug. 20
Zubik Tells Duquesne University Congregation ‘Hatred Appears … On the Rise’
The Post-Gazette reported that Bishop Zubik concelebrated Duquesne’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on Sunday, Aug. 20, where he condemned hatred and violence during his homily.

Aug. 19
‘Vile’ Speech Still Protected, Experts Concede
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about first amendment rights in regard to rallies and protests.

Aug. 17
Sunday Show Preview: August 20th, 2017
Politics PA previewed that Bill Generett, who will join the University’s administration as vice president for community engagement, would be a guest on KDKA-TV’s The Sunday Business Page with Jon Delano.

Philanthropist Thomas R. Kline Makes Mark Here
The Jewish Chronicle reported that Philadelphia lawyer and philanthropist Tom Kline has given Duquesne Law School a $7.5 million gift to establish a first-of-its-kind center for judicial education.

Aug. 16
Smart Partnerships Pilot Pittsburgh’s Renewable Energy Plunge
Daily Energy Insider reported that Duquesne is among the SmartPGH Consortium members, which includes other universities and corporations in the Pittsburgh area dedicated to improving transportation infrastructure in the city.

Moving Day
The Post-Gazette published a photo from Duquesne’s freshman move-in day in its print publication.

Aug. 15
Best Online Doctorate in Nursing Programs: Students Before Profits Award 2017
Non-Profit Colleges Online ranked Duquesne No. 45 on its list of Best Online Doctorate of Nursing Programs.

Aug. 11
Mo’ Data, Mo’ Problems: Information Systems Wrestle with Corporate Knowledge Loss

The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Kathy Hartzel, chair of accounting, information systems management and supply chain, for this article about how corporations deal the phenomenon known as “knowledge loss” which is often associated with personnel retirements.

Aug. 9
Saturday Night Massacre Was Landmark of Watergate
President Ken Gormley is interviewed in this Republic-Monitor article that takes a look back at the “Saturday Night Massacre” during the Watergate years.

Teens’ College Savings May Not Affect Financial Aid
U.S. News and World Report interviewed John Falleroni, associate director of financial aid, for this article that clarifies how a student’s college savings affect their financial aid.

Aug. 8
Governing Council Named for Pontifical Academy for Life
Catholic Culture announced that Dr. Henk ten Have, director and professor of healthcare ethics, has been named a corresponding member of the Pontifical Academy for Life as part of Pope Francis’ efforts to revamp that institution.

There’s a Piano on a Flatbed Truck Traveling Pittsburgh Right Now
The Post-Gazette announced that Duquesne University’s Child Care Center was among the stops that a traveling piano visited in conjunction with Pittsburgh Piano Day.

Aug. 7
The Difficult Legacy of Watergate
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this piece about the lingering impact of the Watergate scandal for the Bucks County Courier Times. The piece also ran in the Sun Sentinel.

Aug. 4
Ken Starr Killed Irony Today
This CNN story about the impact that Ken Starr and his role as a past independent counsel has had on U.S. presidents includes a quote from President Ken Gormley from a 2010 NPR interview and references his book The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr.

Bill Generett Begins New Chapter as VP Community Engagement for Duquesne University
The New Pittsburgh Courier interviewed Bill Generett for this article about his being named vice president for community engagement, a new position established at Duquesne.

Aug. 3
We Have Become Despots
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for U.S. News & World Report about how Americans have embraced the government’s despotism and how government regulations have affected citizens’ freedom.

Aug. 2
The Limits of 8
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Anita Zuberi, assistant professor of sociology, for this story about how Housing Choice Voucher holders are typically unable to relocate to “high opportunity neighborhoods” within the city of Pittsburgh and surrounding suburbs.

Social Media: Shareholder Activism In 140 Characters Or Less
Mondaq cited an article written by Assistant Law Professor Seth Oranburg for this story about how companies and activists can use social media to stimulate change, target audiences and tell stories.

Aug. 1
Duquesne Announces Judicial Ed Center Thanks to School’s Largest Gift
The National Jurist reported that Duquesne’s School of Law established the Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education thanks to a $7.5 million gift from Philadelphia lawyer Tom Kline.

Pennsylvania is Profligate
Dr. Pavel Yakovlev, associate professor of economics, wrote this op-ed for the Post-Gazette about reasons behind Pennsylvania’s budget problems.

Duquesne University Receives $7.5 Million for Law School
Philanthropy News Digest reported that Philadelphia Lawyer Tom Kline has given Duquesne Law School a $7.5 million gift to establish a judicial education center.

Generett to Join Duquesne University in Executive Role
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that William Generett, founding president and chief executive officer of Urban Innovation21, has been named vice president for community engagement at Duquesne.

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