DU in the News [December 2017]

Posted on December 31, 2017

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Dec. 31
2017 in Review
The Pittsburgh Catholic published this recap of 2017, including the appointment of Maureen Lally-Green as the first female dean of the Law School.

Dec. 29
Student of the Year Gildersleeve Defines Excellence at Drake University
PR News reported that Rachel Willis, a December 2017 graduate from the Media Department, received an honorable mention for the PR People Awards Student of the Year.

Dec. 28
Year in Review: Best of Personalities of Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Business Times named Law Dean Maureen Lally-Green as one of the Best of Personalities of Pittsburgh for 2017.

Dec. 27
4 U.S. Tech Hubs to Watch in 2018
Venture Beat named Pittsburgh one of the top cities for interesting technology activity, based on the number of patents and spin-off companies generated by the city’s major research universities, including Duquesne.

Actually, Things Are Kind of Amazing
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-hosted the “Words and Numbers” podcast for the Foundation for Economic Freedom about global improvements in things such as illiteracy and poverty rates.

Dec. 26
Four Local Schools on Kiplinger’s List of Best-Value Colleges
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne was ranked on Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the 300 best-value colleges.

Dr. Audrey Wraps Up the Christmas Retail Season
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by WMBA-Radio about wrapping up the Christmas retail season.

Dr. Audrey Guskey on After-Christmas Shopping
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by KQV-Radio about bargains after Christmas and wrapping up the Christmas shopping season.

Dec. 24
What is Worth? Who is a Hero?
Dr. Samuel Hazo, distinguished professor emeritus of English, wrote this op-ed for the Post-Gazette about the modern-day definition of courage.

Dec. 23
This Town Celebrates Christmas with an Italian-American Feast
The New York Post interviewed Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick for this story about his family’s Christmas traditions and how preparing and sharing meals can bring people together.

Dec. 21
Church is Urged to Do More on Clergy Abuse Since Cardinal Law’s Resignation
The Boston Globe interviewed Nicholas Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this story about the Catholic Church’s efforts to combat sexual abuse of children by priests.

Dr. Audrey Guskey on Last Minute Christmas Shopping
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed on KQV-Radio about last-minute Christmas shopping.

Dec. 20
Four Years On, What Can Colorado Teach Us about Legalizing Weed?
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, was a co-host on the Foundation for Economic Education’s “Words and Numbers” podcast, where he discussed the effects of legalizing marijuana in Colorado.

Dec. 19
Learn to Succeed Abroad
Levante reported that Dr. Lucia Osa-Melero, assistant professor of modern languages and literatures, recently returned to her hometown of Cullera, Spain, to speak with students about how to be successful abroad.

Transforming Youth Recovery Awards 39 Grants for Collegiate Recovery Programs
The Post-Gazette published this PR Web release about Transforming Youth Recovery’s grants awarded to Duquesne University and other universities to help students who are in/want to be in recovery for substance abuse. A similar announcement appeared in the Tribune-Review.

Dec. 18
Duquesne’s Light: Enhancing its Spiritan Mission is Good for All
The Post-Gazette published this editorial about Duquesne’s 2018-2023 Strategic Plan—which aligns directly with the Spiritan mission—focusing strongly on serving students, the community and the world.

Dec. 16
Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan: Shrink Unworkable, Dysfunctional Legislature
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the relationship between the size of the Pennsylvania state legislature and fiscal responsibility.

Connecting Clinical Presence and Clinical Knowledge in Music Therapy
Associate Professor Dr. Elaine Abbott, director of music therapy, wrote this piece for the Oxford University Press about the integration of clinical treatment and presence in clinical practice in music therapy.

Dec. 15
Largest Pittsburgh-Area MBA Programs
The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked Duquesne’s MBA program No. 34 on its list of the Largest Pittsburgh-Area MBA Programs, based on program enrollment.

Largest Pittsburgh-Area Graduate Programs
The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked several Duquesne schools on its list of the Largest Pittsburgh-Area Graduate Programs. The School of Education was ranked No. 15; the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts was ranked No. 17; the School of Law was ranked No. 22; and the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business was ranked No. 34.

11 Misconceptions About Paying for College
The Washington Post interviewed John Falleroni, associate director of financial aid, for this article about how to understand financial aid award letters.

Dec. 14
Hampton Alum Visits High School to Inspire, Educate
The Tribune-Review published this story about three Duquesne students who presented their work on their NASA zip-tie cutter at Hampton High School on Dec. 14. The students are competing in the national NASA challenge— if their design is selected, it will be patented and used on all of NASA’s missions.

Dec. 13
Pittsburgh City Council Banned Conversion Therapy One Year Ago Today
The Incline interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the legality behind Pittsburgh City Council’s ban on conversion therapy.

On the Move: Jessica Mann
Diverse Issues in Higher Education reported that Jessica Mann has been named director of the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research at Duquesne.

Why Autism Remains Hidden in Africa
Spectrum News interviewed Dr. Waganesh Zeleke, assistant professor in the department of counseling, psychology and special education, about issues surrounding treatment of autism in African countries.

New Book ‘Kings of the Bluff’ Recalls a Time When Duquesne Basketball Was the Greatest Game in Town
The Pittsburgh City Paper published this story about Kings of the Bluff, a book by Duquesne alum David Finoli and Visiting Assistant Professor of Multiplatform Journalism Robert Healy III. The book recalls Duquesne’s 1955 national men’s basketball championship victory and the importance of the victory for the city of Pittsburgh.

Why Autism Remains Hidden in Africa
Spectrum News interviewed Dr. Waganesh Zeleke, assistant professor in the department of counseling, psychology and special education, about issues surrounding treatment of autism in African countries.

Dec. 12
Trump’s Lawyers Want Second Special Counsel as Republicans Turn up the Heat on Mueller Investigation
The Los Angeles Times interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

Dec. 11
Fantasy Writers That Make Great Use of Haunted Rivers, an American Literary Tradition
Dr. K.A. Rask, assistant classics professor, wrote this piece for Tor.com about the importance and use of rivers in American literature.

‘Treatment is Very Difficult’: UPMC Trying New Rehab Push for Drug Overdoses
The Post-Gazette published this story about a recent hearing of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee at Duquesne, where a proposed amendment to a bill that would allow family members to seek involuntary commitment of drug users to treatment was discussed.
**A similar story appeared again in the Post-Gazette and on WESA-Radio

Pennsylvania’s Quirky Sales Tax System: Soft Drinks are Taxed, Candy Gets a Pass
The Post-Gazette interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this story about certain items that are subject to Pennsylvania sales tax.

How Pittsburgh-Area Colleges Work to Meet Students’ Mental Health Needs. We Surveyed Eight Schools About the Challenges.
Public Source interviewed Dr. Ian Edwards, assistant vice president for student wellbeing and the director of counseling services, for this story about how Pittsburgh-area colleges are handling increased demands for counseling services.

Dec. 8
Therapy Dog Helps Duquesne University Students De-Stress During Finals Week
KDKA-TV interviewed Christie Kliewer, outreach and communications librarian at Gumberg Library, for this story about a therapy dog named Maya who visited Duquesne’s campus on Dec. 8 and how these types of library activities benefit students.

Dec. 7
What Losing Justin Schultz Means for Penguins
The Post-Gazette reported that Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse will receive an honorary degree at Duquesne’s winter commencement.

Duquesne University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Penguins CEO Morehouse
The Pittsburgh Penguins published this Duquesne release about Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse being awarded an honorary doctorate degree at Duquesne’s winter commencement next week.

Death, Disguises, Centaurs, and Cat Ladies: Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty
Dr. K.A. Rask, assistant classics professor, reviewed George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty for Tor.com.

Dec. 6
The CBO Is Almost, but Not Quite, Useless
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-hosted an episode of the Words & Numbers podcast for the Foundation for Economic Education about the Congressional Budget Office.

Problems at Pittsburgh’s Shuman Juvenile Detention Center Reflect Larger Issues in the Integrity of the Juvenile-Justice System
The Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed Tiffany Sizemore, assistant professor of clinical legal skills, for this story about issues surrounding the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center and the juvenile justice system.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: PNC Park Tops Uber, Lyft Lists for 2017
The Tribune-Review reported that according to Uber, Duquesne is the ninth most “Uber-ed to” spot in Pittsburgh this year.
**Also appeared in the Post-Gazette.

NewBay Media’s 2017 AV/IT College Standings
AV Technology reported that Duquesne was mentioned among the best applications to NewBay Media’s AV/IT College Standings for creating innovative ways to use technology in higher education. Duquesne’s FlexTech classrooms won the top application for Best In-Classroom Collaboration Environment, and its Anatomy Lab Video Systems won top application for Best Technology Solution That Has Increased Student Engagement.

Local Philanthropists Create, Launch “Play It Forward Pittsburgh” Campaign and Network to Improve Pediatric Transplantation with Multi-Million Dollar Commitment
The Post-Gazette published this PR Web release that mentions Duquesne as a partner for the Play It Forward Pittsburgh campaign, an organ donation and transplantation awareness initiative.

Dec. 5
2017 PR People Award Winners Announced by PR News
PR News announced that Rachel Willis, a senior strategic public relations and international relations major at Duquesne, received an honorable mention for PR People’s Student of the Year award.

Dec. 4
When Government Judges the Government
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for U.S. News & World Report about the Congressional Budget Office’s economic forecasts.

New Rankings: Who Are Allegheny County’s 50 Biggest Employers?
WTAE-TV reported that Duquesne is the No. 28 biggest employer in Pittsburgh, based on the most recent quarterly data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Educators Taking a Critical Look at Letter Grades
Ed Circuit interviewed Dr. Susan Brookhart, coordinator of assessment and evaluation for the School of Education, for this story about grading reform.

Dec. 3
Looking for the Linguistic Smoking-Gun in a Trump Tweet
The Atlantic interviewed Dr. Patrick Juola, professor of computer science, for this story about the linguistic analysis of tweets.

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