News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.
Troy Hill Chapel to Offer Glimpse of Real St. Nick
Dr. Maureen O’Brien, chair of theology, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the importance of relics within the Catholic faith, in advance of St. Anthony Chapel on Troy Hill planning to display a relic of St. Nicholas on his feast day, Dec. 6.
People on the Move: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette reported that Dr. Rebecca Kronk, assistant professor of nursing, was honored with a Cameos of Caring Award for exemplary work as a clinician/educator.
School Districts Wades into Legalities with Commercial Advertisements on Websites
The Tribune-Review quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about a potential First Amendment issue concerning paid advertisements on local school district websites.
Losing Faith in Our Police
The Tribune-Review featured this opinion piece co-written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about losing faith in police in the wake of another officer killing a civilian.
Younger Crowd Takes To Malls For Black Friday Shopping
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, about Black Friday shopping losing its luster. Guskey was also interviewed about the retail holiday season by WESA radio, the Washington Observer-Reporter, the Reading Eagle and the Tribune-Review.
Duquesne Tops in State for Online Education, Reports Says
The Pittsburgh Business Times reports that Duquesne has been ranked by Edudemic as the school offering the best online program in Pennsylvania.
Traveling Vet Helps to Control Cat Colonies, Protect Public Health
Dr. Becky Morrow, assistant biology professor and veterinarian, was featured by the Tribune-Review in this article about her work on weekends: conducting clinics to vaccinate and neuter feral cats.
Local Businesses Set for Small Business Saturday
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, about business owners’ high hopes heading into Small Business Saturday.
The New Coming Out: Disclosing a Mental Disorder at Work
AirTalk, an NPR program, interviewed Dr. Susan Goldberg, assistant professor of psychology and attorney, about disclosing a mental disorder at work.
Surgery for Man Shot by Pittsburgh Officer on Hold Amid Legal Limbo
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver about a lawsuit preventing Leon Ford, who was shot and paralyzed by a Pittsburgh police officer, from undergoing potentially life-saving surgery. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.
Owners Have Little Recourse When a Pet is Killed
Assistant Law Professor Ann Schiavone was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about pet owners having little recourse if their animal is killed.
Moon Area School District Races to the Top of the Academic Pack
The Beaver County Times quoted Dr. Fran Serenka, associate professor of education and director of the School Administration and Supervision Program, in this article focused on Moon Area School District improving student performance to top levels statewide.
People on the Move: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette noted that Dr. Jeffry Madura, the Lambert F. Minucci Endowed Chair in Engineering and Computational Sciences and a professor of chemistry and biochemistry, received the 2014 Pittsburgh Award from the American Chemical Society.
Experts Question Results in Turnpike Corruption Case
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the Pennsylvania Turnpike corruption case.
Conneaut Lake Park to Take Case to Court for Tax-Exempt Status
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this Tribune-Review about the test for tax-exempt status for Conneaut Lake Park’s charitable trust, which is threatened by a sheriff’s sale for $900,000 in back taxes.
Dr. Norman Conti, associate professor of sociology, was a guest during a show that addressed the heightened feelings in Ferguson, Mo., as residents await the decision on whether the officer who killed African-American teen Michael Brown would face charges.
Entrepreneurs Get More Than a Fair Shot in Pittsburgh
Dr. Jack Mason, director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, was interviewed in this Post-Gazette article about the results of a NerdWallet study that indicates young entrepreneurs of all sectors of Pittsburgh have more of a fair shot at building a successful venture than in many other U.S. cities.
The Tribune-Review included this article about a study by Dr. Pavel Yakovlev, associate economics professor, that affirms that higher taxes create less economic growth.
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, was interviewed on the Mike Romigh show on WBVP-Radio about the economic impact of Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night.
Universities Across Western Pennsylvania Attracting More Foreign Students
International Programs Director Joe DeCrosta was interviewed in this Tribune-Review article about the increase in international students enrolled at colleges in western Pennsylvania.
Internist From Point Breeze Creates, Markets Lab Coats Tailored to Women
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about newly marketed lab coats designed to meet the needs of women.
Consol Energy Center to Host Early Rounds of NCAA Men’s Basketball Championships in 2018
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Duquesne University will host the 2018 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships at the Consol Energy Center.
College Athletes’ Off-Field Infractions Getting More Scrutiny
The Post-Gazette interviewed Bruce Ledewitz, professor of law, for this article about colleges doing more to look into the backgrounds of their student athletes.
Newsmaker: Rebecca Kronk
The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Rebecca Kronk, assistant nursing professor, in recognition of her being presented with a Cameos of Caring Award by the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.
Will Progressive Catholics Finally Admit the Truth about Obamacare?
The Catholic World Report quoted Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, in this article about clarification on the Affordable Care Act.
Expectations for Round Two of Obamacare Enrollment
The Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant professor of political science, was interviewed by WDTV for this story about expectations during the second open-enrollment period of the Affordable Care Act.
Butler County’s Clearview Mall States it Will Fine Retailers Closed on Thanksgiving
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about a local mall that plans to fine any of its retailers that do not open on Thanksgiving Day.
Spokeswoman: Kane Working from Home Because of Concussion, Not Grand Jury
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about speculation over why Pennsylvania’s attorney general had yet to appear before a grand jury.
Clairton Kids Learn Healthy Snacking in CASTLE Class
University executive sous chef Zachary Puhala was interviewed and featured in this Tribune-Review article about Puhala teaching Clairton City School District students learning about healthy snacking options.
Local Veterans Honored at Duquesne University Breakfast
KDKA-TV featured this story on the annual Veterans Day breakfast hosted by Duquesne University. Similar stories appeared in the Post-Gazette and Stars and Stripes.
Breakfast Honors Past Military Service, Looks to Future of U.S. Armed Forces
The Pittsburgh Business Times included this feature on the annual Veterans Day Breakfast hosted by Duquesne University and featuring speaker Jessica Garfola Wright, the undersecretary for personnel and readiness for the U.S. Department of Defense.
One-time ‘Lost Boy’ Still Wants to See His Family
The Tribune-Review included this feature article on Deng “Paul” Kur, a one-time “Lost Boy” of the Sudan, who works for the Office of Residence Life.
PA Senator Calls on PA to Think of Veterans Every Day, Not Just Today
WESA-Radio mentioned the School of Law’s Veterans Clinic in this story about Sen. Rob Teplitz stating that state legislators need to think of veterans every day, not just once a year on Veterans Day.
Erick Frein Attorney James Swetz Says Police Refused Access to Client
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Associated Press article, featured in the Huffington Post, about a defense attorney representing a man charged with killing a police corporal and injuring a trooper at the Blooming Grove barracks in September claiming that police prevented him from seeing his client. Similar articles also appeared in the Maryland Daily Record, Yahoo! News, Newmax, the Philadelphia Tribune and ABC News, among other outlets.
Monsignor Richard Lewis Cleared in L.A. Sex Abuse Case
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed for this Associated Press article, featured in the Desert Sun, about a rare case in which a high-ranking Roman Catholic official has been exonerated of clergy sex abuse allegations by the Vatican. The article appeared in numerous outlets, including the Courier Islander, Yahoo! News, the Huffington Post and ABC News.
Newsmaker: Greg Frazer
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Greg Frazer, dean of the Rangos School of Health Sciences, in recognition of his receiving the Legacy of Excellence award from the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions.
Urban Innovation 21 Entrepreneur Seeks to Close the Gap in Tech Industry through Advocacy
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Alan Seadler, associate provost for research and technology, for this article about the president of Urban Innovation 21 being appointed to the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association Honors Harrison Woman with ‘Ten Under Ten’ Award
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Jacqueline Klootwyk, associate professor of pharmacy, for this article about her being named by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association as one of its Ten Under Ten awardees.
Veterans of Influence: Roger Brooke
Dr. Roger Brooke, a veteran and professor of psychology who is director of the University’s Military Services Program, was featured by the Pittsburgh Business Times in its Veterans of Influence series.
Bottom Dollar Food Stores to Close by Year’s End and Be Sold to Aldi
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about all 66 Bottom Dollar Food discount stores being closed and sold to competitor Aldi Inc.
Zappala Vows to Crack Down on Landlords Who Don’t Keep Properties Up to Code
Joe Sabino Mistick, associate law professor, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Pittsburgh’s district attorney (DA) office taking more steps to deal with landlords who don’t keep the homes they rent up to building code standards. Students from the School of Law’s Urban Development Law Practicum, which Mistick oversees, are collaborating with the DA’s office to keep track of the properties. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.
Ancient History Comes to Life in Jordan
The Group Travel Leader magazine interviewed Dr. Jean Anne Hattler, director of short-term study abroad programs, for this story about taking Duquesne students and alumni on abroad trips to Jordan’s historic sites.
Nurturer of Modernism: Academics Look at Pittsburgh’s Role in Breaking from Old Molds
Dr. Linda Kinnahan, professor of English and the Hillman Endowed Chair, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the 16th annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association, which Duquesne is sponsoring.
Constitutional and History Scholars Dissect Ford’s Pardon of Nixon
The Grand Rapids Legal News quoted Law Dean Ken Gormley in this article about an Oct. 20 event that Gormley participated in about President Ford’s pardon of Richard Nixon.
What Could Be in Store for Obama’s Final Years as President?
The Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant professor of political science, was interviewed for this WDTV story about expectations of President Barack Obama as he prepares to enter his final years as president.
How Much Does it Cost to Run a Campaign?
WDTV interviewed Assistant Political Science Professor Dr. John Hanley for this story about the cost involved in running an election campaign.
Newsmaker: Jamie McConaha
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Jamie McConaha in recognition of her being named Preceptor of the Year by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.
‘Unprecedented’ High Court Race Draws Crowd of Hopefuls
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Legal Intelligencer for this article about large number of judges who have been named as potential candidates for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s three vacancies.
Unsolved Killing of Beaver County Teen Still Haunts Detective
The Post-Gazette included this feature article about a presentation on a 20-year-old Beaver County cold case featured at the Wecht Institute’s conference that was held on campus Oct. 30-31.
Progressive Taxation’s Mischief
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this Tribune-Review opinion piece about a progressive tax.