DU in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

March 25
Series of Recalls Could Hurt Giant Eagle’s Reputation
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the potential negative impact on Giant Eagle due to its four food recalls in the past two weeks. The article also appeared in Bloomberg news.

March 24
iPad Use for Children with Apraxia
Dr. Heather Leavy Rusiewicz, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, published this article about the benefits of iPad use to help children with apraxia in Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

March 22
The Next Page: Culture Club—Intellectuals, Diplomats and the U.S. Government Formed Odd-Couple Alliances During the Cold War
The Post-Gazette included this article by Associate English Professor Dr. Greg Barnhisel about his new book Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature & American Cultural Diplomacy and what drew his interest in the Cold War.

People on the Move: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. RobRoy Martin, professor of physical therapy, received the 2015 Richard W. Bowling-Richard E. Erhard Orthopaedic Clinical Practice Award from the American Physical Therapy Association’s orthopaedic section.

March 20
Duquesne Orchestra to Play Final Heinz Hall Show
The Tribune-Review interviewed Jeffrey Turner, director of the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, for this article about the ensemble playing its last Heinz Hall performance.

March 19
Getting Better Over Time: PNC Park at 15
Steve Greenberg, executive in residence of sports marketing, was interviewed by Pittsburgh Magazine for this piece about PNC Park turning 15 years old.

March 18
Andrew Jarecki’s ‘The Jinx’ Marks Documentaries’ Big Shift in Real Time
The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Garnet Butchart, assistant professor of communication and rhetorical studies, for this article about the HBO docu-series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst. The article also appeared in the Orlando Sentinel.

March 17
‘KDKA Morning News’ Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day With Visit to Irish Pub, In Studio Performance
KDKA-Radio featured an interview with the Rev. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp., assistant dean for formation in the School of Education, who discussed the history of St. Patrick’s Day and what it means in Ireland.

March 16
Irish Legacy: Descendants, Immigrants Help Heritage Thrive
The Rev. Sean Hogan, C.S.Sp., executive vice president for student life, and the Rev. Naos McCool, C.S.Sp., assistant dean for formation in the School of Education, were featured in this Tribune-Review article about local Ireland natives living in Pittsburgh.

March 15
Duquesne Italian-American Law Society Event Benefits Panucci’s Promise
The Tribune-Review included this feature on the School of Law’s annual Legge con Brio event, featuring music sung and performed by faculty, students and alumni.

March 13
Views on Taxing Nonprofits Aired at Hearing on Proposed Senate Bill
The Post-Gazette quoted Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, in this article about the potential impact of taxing nonprofits on UPMC as the largest employer in the Pittsburgh region.

March 11
Newsmaker: Henk ten Have
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Henk ten Have, director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics, in recognition of his being named editor in chief of the International Journal of Ethics Education.

Pa. Man Who Killed Police Dog Rocco Gets Amazingly Long Prison Sentence: Higher Than Human Homicides
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Harrisburg Patriot News for this article about a Pittsburgh man’s sentencing for the fatal stabbing of a City police dog. Similar articles appeared in the Associated Press, the Lodi News-Sentinel, the Post-Gazette and the Tribune-Review.

March 10
The Danger of Online Anonymity
BBC Capital quoted Dr. David Wasieleski, associate professor of business ethics and chair of management and marketing, for this article about the negative impact of the ability to anonymously review a business online.

March 9
Amphibians, Already Threatened, Face Increased Susceptibility to Disease from Environmental Stress
Science Daily included this article about new research on amphibians conducted by a biology student under faculty advisor Dr. Sarah Woodley, associate professor of biological sciences.

Prosecutors: Former Massey Coal Executive’s Arguments About Fairness Invalid
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver is quoted in this Tribune-Review article, published by Bloomberg Business, about the government’s new filing regarding the request to move the location of a trial involving the criminal prosecution of former Massey Energy Co. President Don Blankenship.

March 8
Political Fallout Predicted from Papal Letter on Climate Change
Assistant Theology Professor Dr. Daniel Scheid was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the predicted fallout regarding the next expected papal letter/encyclical.

Army Gives Duquesne Professor Engineer Command
The Tribune-Review announced that Dr. Lew Irwin, professor of political science, was selected by the U.S. Army to be the commanding general for the 416th Theater Engineer Command in Darien, Ill.

People on the Move: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. George Yancy, professor of philosophy, won the American Philosophical Association Committee on Public Philosophy’s Op-Ed Contest.

March 7
Rafting Program Helps Veterans Deal with Stress, Anxiety
Dr. Roger Brooke, director of military psychological services, is quoted in this Tribune-Review/Associated Press article, published by Stars and Stripes, about a local organization that hosts therapeutic rafting journeys on the Colorado River for veterans dealing with emotional and physical wounds from their deployments.

March 6
Pennsylvania Officials Battle Over Possibility of Rare Execution
The Beauregard Daily News interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the state Supreme Court agreeing to hear a case challenging Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s “moratorium” on executions. A similar article appeared in the Youngstown Vindicator.

Peter Walker: A New Voice on the Dance Scene
This Huffington Post article about New York City Ballet member Peter Walker’s work to choreograph the School of American Ballet’s Winter Ball mentions that Classic Guitar Director Thomas Kikta, assistant professor of music technology and guitar, wrote a composition specifically for the event.

March 4
University Presidents Reflect on the life of Fr. Ted Hesburgh
The National Catholic Reporter included reflections by President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty in this article about the death of former University of Notre Dame president, the Rev. Ted Hesburgh.

Controversy Over Netanyahu Warnings to Congress Won’t Affect Ties, Pittsburgh Jewish Leaders Say
The Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant professor of political science, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article on the reaction from Pittsburgh’s Jewish leaders about Israel’s prime minister warning Congress that a possible nuclear agreement with Iran threatens Israel.

March 3
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the 11th Annual Reading Session
Broadwayworld.com announced that Dr. Patrick Burke, assistant professor of music, was one of two people who evaluated and selected four pieces of music to be performed for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 11th annual Reading Sessions.

Special Issue of Journal Looks at Fracking’s Effects on People, Animals
Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was quoted in this Yahoo! News story about a newly published issue of the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, for which Stolz served as editor and which includes eight articles based on papers presented at a 2013 conference at Duquesne.

March 2
For Wolf, Legal Fights Result from Murky Law
WESA-Radio interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the Philadelphia district attorney’s petition to stop Gov. Tom Wolf’s moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania.

Duquesne, Nonprofit Team Up to Host Energy Discussion
WESA-Radio included this feature story about Duquesne’s Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth co-hosting a discussion on campus regarding energy policy in Pennsylvania during the upcoming year.

March 1
Kevin Sousa, a Visionary Chef with Fiscal Issues on his Plate
The Post-Gazette quoted Dr. James Weber, professor of business ethics and management, for this article about the financial challenges faced by a local chef/entrepreneur in his latest unique restaurant venture.

Hardaway, Lance Thomas Share Touching Anthony Mason Stories
Dr. Ron Dick, assistant professor of sports marketing, was quoted in this New York Post article about the passing of former NBA player Anthony Mason, whom Dick had coached in the 1991 U.S. Basketball League All-Star Game.