DU in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Nov. 30
If Mayor-Elect Helfrich is Challenged, York County District Attorney Doesn’t Want to Handle It
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this York Daily Record article about the eligibility of York’s mayor-elect Michael Helfrich’s to serve in that role.

Bringing Out Your Inner Beauty At Luxe Hair Salon
WHIRL Magazine interviewed the owner of Luxe Hair Salon in Bridgeville, who opened her own salon after receiving consultation from Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center.

Nov. 29
Universities Worry About Ramifications of Proposed Tax Bill
The Post-Gazette quoted an email that President Ken Gormley sent to the Duquesne campus community regarding the proposed GOP tax bill and what it could mean for universities.

School Got You Stressed? This Program Has Students Pet Dogs As A Healthy Form Of Release
WESA-Radio reported that Duquesne, among other area universities, hosts therapy dogs from the Humane Animal Rescue College Canines program during finals week.

An Open Letter to Congress Signed by 137 Economists Supporting GOP Tax Reform Bill
CNBC reported that Dr. Pavel Yakovlev, associate economics professor, is among more than 100 economists to sign a letter to Congress in support of the GOP tax reform bill.

Nov. 29

Duquesne University’s Dr. Dorene Ciletti on the Economics of this Christmas Shopping Season
Assistant Marketing Professor Dr. Dorene Ciletti was a guest on KDKA-TV’s Sunday Business Page program, where she discussed the economics and trends of Christmas shopping this season.

Pope Francis: Popular Worldwide, but Some Young Conservatives Question His Approach
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. George Worgul, professor of theology, for this story about how young Catholics view Pope Francis and his approach to traditional doctrine.

Nov. 27
Dr. Audrey Guskey on KQV-Radio
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, was interviewed on KQV-Radio about Cyber Monday trends for this year.

Filling the Gap: Nursing Educators in Short Supply
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean of the School of Nursing, for this story about the nursing educator shortage.

Nov. 26
Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (12/1/2017)
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Dr. Jessica Mann has been named director of the Center for Community-Engaged Teaching and Research.

Dr. Andrew Simpson on KDKA-TV’s ‘KD/PG Sunday Business Page’
Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, was interviewed on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Business Page” about recent tax reform efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate.

Nov. 25
Western Pa. Police Killings Bring Weight of Justice
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this story about sentencings in cases involving the killing of a police officer.

Nov. 23
Projected Bigger Holiday Retail Season Will See Sales Ringing in Stores and Online
The Observer-Reporter interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about projections for the 2017 holiday shopping season.

Nov. 22
Filling the Gap: Training the Next Generation of Nurses
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean of the School of Nursing, for this story about avenues for registered nurse preparation, including Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees, to ensure nurses are well-trained.

Nov. 20
Duquesne University Releases Details of Five-Year Strategic Plan
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted President Ken Gormley for this story about Duquesne’s new five-year Strategic Plan, aimed to bolster community engagement and reimagine the student experience.

Nurse-Scientists and Nurse-Engineers
Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean and professor of nursing, co-wrote this piece for American Nurse Today about innovation in nursing education. The School of Nursing’s five-year biomedical and Bachelor of Science in Nursing dual-degree program is mentioned as a pioneering effort to combine engineering and nursing.

Newest Live Well Allegheny Restaurant and Food Establishments Announced
Public Now published this release from the Allegheny County Health Department, which announced that Duquesne’s Hogan Dining Center is the latest restaurant to receive the Live Well Allegheny Restaurant designation for its efforts to provide heathier food selections to students and faculty.

Allegheny County Law Library Honors First Librarian
WTAE-TV reported that the Allegheny County Law library celebrated its 150th birthday. The Allegheny County Law Library is managed by Duquesne’s Center for Legal Information through a joint-library partnership.

People on the Move: 11/20/2017
The Post-Gazette mentioned Dr. Suzanne Higginbotham, director of the Duquesne University Pharmacy and the Center for Pharmacy Care, on its list of “People on the Move.” Higginbotham recently was presented the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association’s Pharmacist of the Year Award at its annual conference.

Nov. 18
Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan: ‘Fair Trade’ Encourages Free Trade
Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the relationship between the fair-trade movement and free trade.

Nov. 17
Pet Tales: Many More Veterans Will Get Service Dogs
The Post-Gazette reported that the Duquesne community has helped to raise money for Life Changing Service Dogs, an organization that funds the training of service dogs for veterans. Photos of all the dogs from Life Changing Service Dogs were provided to veterans via the printed program at the Duquesne Veterans Breakfast on Nov. 11.

Nov. 16
Industrial Strength: How the U.S. Government Hid Fracking’s Risks to Drinking Water
Inside Climate News reported that Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology, conducted tests on drinking water in Washington County to determine the effect fracking has on the drinking water.

Despite the Rancor, There is Much that Unites Americans
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer about what unites Americans in these divisive times.

Nov. 15
How Do You Bring Truth Back from the Dead? Duquesne Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz Takes Your Questions
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Post-Gazette about the role of truth in modern politics and the legal system.

“The Public Has a Right to Know”: Fracking Companies Don’t Have to Disclose Chemicals Linked to Health Concerns
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology, for this story about the negative effect fracking has on the environment and public health.

Nov. 13
5th Cohort for Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership Named
ASU Now announced that Seth Beckman, dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music, has been selected to be a fellow of the fifth cohort of the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, hosted by Arizona State University and Georgetown University. Fellows will partake in an eight-month program with seminars, workshops and design sessions to learn how to lead organizational change at their respective institutions.

Nov. 11
Commentary: Focus on Truth, Law and Politics at Duquesne U
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the upcoming event Shall These Bones Live?: Resurrecting Truth in American Law and Public Discourse, hosted by the School of Law on Nov. 16-17.

Duquesne University Hosts State’s Largest Veterans Day Breakfast
KDKA-TV reported that Duquesne hosted the 19th annual Veterans Leadership Program Veterans Day breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day Parade Marches Through Frigid Pittsburgh
KDKA-TV included the annual Veterans Breakfast at Duquesne as part of this story about various events to honor veterans on Veterans Day in Pittsburgh.

Nov. 10
Largest Pittsburgh-Area Colleges & Universities
The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked Duquesne No. 5 on its list of Largest Pittsburgh-Area Colleges and Universities, as ranked by undergraduate enrollment.

Pennsylvania Colleges Streamline Admission Process
The Tribune-Review listed Duquesne as one of the area’s “test-optional” universities that do not require high school students completing the application process to submit their ACT/SAT scores.

Some New Faces Elected to Pine-Richland School Board
The Tribune-Review reported that Dr. Carla Meyer, associate professor of literacy education, was recently elected to serve on the Pine-Richland School Board.

Pamela Walck: Take Time this Veterans Day to Listen, Care
Dr. Pamela Walck, assistant professor of multiplatform journalism, penned this op-ed for Savannah Now about the duty of American citizens to listen to and help the veteran population.

Nov. 9
Veterans Courts in Allegheny, Westmoreland Seek Earlier Start on Treatment
The Tribune-Review interviewed Adjunct Law Professor Daniel Kunz for this story about Veterans Court programs in surrounding counties and their focus on treatment, rather than punishment.

Nov. 8
Could Michael Helfrich’s York Mayoral Victory be Challenged? Legal Experts Weigh In.
The York Daily Record interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about newly elected York Major Michael Helfrich’s legal eligibility to serve as mayor.

A Look at the Founding Fathers’ Motivation for Impeachment and How it Could Be Done Today
Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed Visiting Law Professor Wilson Huhn for this story about the impeachment process for U.S. presidents.

Nov. 7
Connelly, Spurgeon Elected to Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
The Tribune-Review reported that Adjunct Law Professor David Spurgeon was elected to the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas during the Nov. 7 election.

Nov. 6
Mueller Probe a Political Time Bomb That Could Detonate in 2018
McClatchy DC interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about the similarities between the current Robert Mueller investigation and Kenneth Starr’s Whitewater investigation in the 1990s.

What To Know About Pennsylvania’s Court System And The 2017 Judicial Races
WESA-Radio interviewed Law Dean Maureen Lally-Green for this story about the differences between partisan and retention judicial elections.

Nov. 3
American Students Studying Abroad Honor Fallen US Soldiers
Fox News interviewed Michael Wright, director of the Duquesne Italian campus, for this story about the “Be the Difference” program he created to connect Duquesne students studying at the Rome campus with Italian students to honor the lives of fallen U.S. soldiers abroad.

Nov. 2
Dr. Hacker Says Crack Epidemic ‘Did Not Get Same Health Focus’ as Opioid Crisis
The New Pittsburgh Courier interviewed Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department and a featured speaker at the McGinley-Rice Symposium for this story about the event’s topic of addiction as well as the similarities and differences between heroin use in the black community and opioid abuse throughout the nation’s white population.

On ‘All Souls Day,’ Pope Francis Visits American Military Cemetery to Pray for the Fallen
Breitbart News interviewed Michael Wright, director of Duquesne’s Rome campus, about a program he started called “Be the Difference—Never Again,” which encourages young Americans to visit U.S. cemeteries abroad and to make a difference in their local communities upon their return home.