DU in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

May 31
Kmart in Unity, Sears Stores in Robinson, South Hills Will Close
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Dorene Ciletti, assistant marketing professor, for this story about plans to close three Kmart and Sears stores in the Pittsburgh area and the change in consumer shopping habits.

Glenshaw Natives Shine as Part of Duquesne University Academic Team
The Tribune-Review reported that a team of Duquesne MBA Sustainable Business Practices students earned third place in the Aspen Institute’s 2018 Business and Society International MBA Case Competition.

This Week in Pittsburgh Tech—Plus Upcoming Events
NEXT Pittsburgh featured the Small Business Development Center’s upcoming 20th Annual Entrepreneur’s Growth and Networking Conference on this list of upcoming business, career and networking events.

The 50 Best Big College Towns in America
MSN.com ranked Pittsburgh No. 15 on this list of the 50 Best Big College Towns in America and mentioned Duquesne as one of the city’s universities.

May 30
Pittsburgh-Area Schools Adjust MBA Programs to Changing Business World
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Karen Donovan, associate dean of graduate programs and executive education in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, for this story about how Pittsburgh-area schools have reinvented their MBA programs to adapt to the changing business world.

Keyed In—June/July/August 2018
The Whole Note reported that Associate Music Professor Dr. Zvonimir Nagy has released a new recording that features a piece composed on the four-division pipe organ in the University’s Chapel of the Holy Spirit.

May 29
Highlights From the American Pain Society Scientific Summit: Can Nanomedicine Play a Role in the Future of Pain Treatment?
Pain Research Forum announced that Dr. Jelena Janjic, associate professor of pharmacy, presented her work on targeted nanomedicine for chronic pain during a session at the annual meeting of the American Pain Society that she designed and chaired.

‘KDKA-TV’ Dan Rooney Literature Collection
KDKA-TV reported that Duquesne University has been awarded a collection of Irish books from the late Dan Rooney, including books on history, archaeology and folklore.

May 28
Robert A. Creo, Esquire, Receives the Sir Francis Bacon Award
KLTV announced that Adjunct Law Professor Robert Creo was recently presented with the Sir Francis Bacon Alternative Dispute Resolution Award by the Pennsylvania Bar Association. The article also appeared in the Digital Journal.

May 27
Wilmington Native is Pennsylvania ROTC Commander
The Wilmington Star News announced that Duquesne student Patrick Channell is the new battalion commander for the Three Rivers Battalion Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (ROTC) in southwestern Pennsylvania.

May 26
‘Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome’—The Book that Recounts War Trauma in Sri Lanka
Lanka Web posted this article about the book Shell Shock to Palali Syndrome PTSD Sri Lankan Experience, a book that focuses on human suffering that has been overwhelming Sri Lanka during the last several decades. Psychology Professor Dr. Roger Brooke, director of Military Psychological Services at Duquesne, is listed among the book’s contributors.

May 23
Amazon Banning Certain Customers For Excessive Product Returns
KDKA-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about Amazon’s decision to ban certain customers from making online purchases if they return too many products.

Top 30 Online Colleges with the Best Ph.D. in Nursing
Online College Plan ranked Duquesne’s School of Nursing No.12 on its list of the top 30 online colleges with the best Ph.D. in nursing programs.

May 21
Stephen Cropper Explains Why Pittsburgh is So Prone to Landslides
WPXI-TV interviewed Dr. Philip Reeder, dean and professor in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, for this story about why Pittsburgh is so prone to landslides during heavy rainfall.

Veterans and Their Advocates to Be Honored at Annual Banquet
The Post-Gazette reported that Don Accamando, director of the Office of Military and Veteran Students, will be among the military veterans to receive honors at the annual Veterans Leadership Program on May 23.

Italy’s Populists Offer Giuseppe Conte for Prime Minister; N.Y.U. Claim in Question
The New York Times interviewed Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Dr. Carla Lucente and Law School Dean Emeritus Nicholas Cafardi for this story about the nomination of Giuseppe Conte as Italy’s prime minister. Conte worked in the 1990s to advance the work of Duquesne’s affiliation with Villa Nazareth, which allowed for Duquesne students to study abroad in Italy.

Taxes Too High? Pa. Residents Could Move to Wyoming, South Dakota or Alaska
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer about the implications of continuously rising taxes in Pennsylvania.

May 19
Antony Davies & James Harrigan: Confusing Money for Wealth
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the difference between money and wealth.

Veterans Write Offers Sense of Community, Chance to Tell Stories
The Tribune-Review interviewed Visiting Assistant English Professor Jeff Martin for this story about Veterans Write, a free weekly workshop for veterans conducted by Martin and other writing professors from the Pittsburgh region.

May 18
‘In The Trenches’: Team Led by Duquesne U. Helps After-School Programs Tackle Childhood Trauma
The Post-Gazette interviewed Psychology Professor Dr. Eva Simms for this story about a team of Duquesne faculty that has developed a pilot training session on childhood trauma to help childcare providers recognize and understand trauma.

Commentary: ‘Second Bill of Rights’ Unaffordable
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Jacksonville Journal Courier about issues with all Americans receiving free education, health care, and paid family and medical leave.

Judges Needed: Jury Selection Shouldn’t Be Left to Clerks
The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant Law Professor Richard Heppner for this story about whether judges must be present for jury selection.

May 16
After Unprecedented Primary Win, Fetterman And Wolf Join Forces
WESA-Radio interviewed Visiting Assistant Political Science Professor Dr. Kristen Allen for this story about Braddock Mayor John Fetterman’s victory in the Democratic primary for state lieutenant governor.

A Democratic-Socialist Landslide in Pennsylvania
The New Yorker interviewed Law Professor Joseph Sabino-Mistick for this story about three women endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America who won their respective state legislature races.

What Wins by Sara Innamorato and Summer Lee Mean for Democratic Socialists and Democrats
The Incline interviewed Dr. Kristen Allen, visiting assistant professor of political science, for this story about Democratic Socialists of America-endorsed candidates in Pittsburgh who recently won their respective state legislature races.

May 15
Pennsylvania Primary Election Day
Dr. Kristen Allen, visiting assistant professor of political science, joined WTAE-TV for live election night coverage and analysis of the Pennsylvania primary election.

May 14
Sunday Alcohol Sales Legalized in Indiana
The Heartland Institute interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this story about a new law in Indiana, which will allow for residents to purchase uncooled beer, wine and liquor between the hours of noon and 8 p.m. on Sunday.

May 13
Duquesne University Alumnae Sheila Tate, Press Secretary to Fmr First Lady Nancy Reagan, On Her Book, Lady in Red
Sheila Tate, a Duquesne alum and press secretary to former First Lady Nancy Reagan, was interviewed on KDKA-TV’s Sunday Business Page about her new book and recent event at Duquesne’s School of Law.

Fall of Edgy Author Diaz Disappoints, Confounds Followers
Dr. Gregory Barnhisel, chair and professor of English, was interviewed by the Associated Press for this story about English professors’ decisions to not assign the works of Latino author Junot Diaz, due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Pollen in Pittsburgh: 5 Tips to Protect from Attack of Tree Allergies
The Post-Gazette reported that 2018 may be a record-setting year for tree pollen and allergy sufferers. Dr. Deborah Gentile; head of the National Allergy Bureau station in Pittsburgh, which is affiliated with Duquesne; is quoted in the story.

May 11
Who Really Killed Senator Robert F. Kennedy
WBGO-Radio interviewed speakers from the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law’s symposium on the assassinations of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., for this story about a group of researchers who believe Kennedy was not killed by Sirhan Sirhan.

May 10
Which Pa. Law School Grads Got the Most Jobs Last Year?
The Legal Intelligencer reported that Duquesne School of Law, among other area law schools, saw a notable increase in its national employment rankings when J.D.-advantage roles were included.

Fewer Law School Grads at Pitt, Duquesne Add Up to Higher Percentage With Jobs
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Maria Comas, director of Career Services in the School of Law, for this story about the increase in recent law graduates obtaining full-time long-term jobs right out of school.

Gearing Up For Fracking Fight, Ohio Residents Turn To Pennsylvania For Advice
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about environmental activists in Ohio looking to combat the issue of fracking.

May 9
Social Justice Toolkit Helps Foundations Assess Own Progress on Equity Goals
Nonprofit Quarterly quoted a Post-Gazette interview with Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the Pittsburgh Foundation’s filing of a “friend of the court” brief in the Pennsylvania state gerrymandering case.

Duquesne University Sells 20-Story Apartment Building with Deal for Upgraded Student Housing
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne has sold Brottier Hall to facilitate a new student housing renovation.

May 8
SFF Archaeology: Excavating the Superhero World of the Wild Card Series
Dr. Katie Rask, assistant professor of classics, wrote this piece for Tor.com about the Wild Card series’ portrayal of archaeology of urban living.

Microsoft’s New Venue for Support Animals: Developer Conference
Bloomberg mentioned that Duquesne University hosts pet therapy dogs for students during midterms and finals weeks in this story about animal therapy at Microsoft’s annual developer conference.

The 20 Most Interesting Business School Classes in the World, With Links to Their Syllabi
This Quartz at Work article featured the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Worth Teaching Awards list, which includes the Sustainability Tools and Processes for New Initiatives course taught by Dr. Robert Sroufe in the MBA Sustainable Business Practices program in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

May 7
People on the Move 5/7/2018
The Post-Gazette reported that Jeff Mallory, assistant vice president for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Student Advancement, has been appointed to the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s Citizen Advisory Board.

May 4
A Block Party Honors Pittsburgh Playwright August Wilson and the World He Created in His Neighborhood
This Los Angeles Times article on the April 28 August Wilson Block Party mentions that the August Wilson House Fellowship in collaboration with Duquesne University will launch this fall.

Big Investment Drawing Rowers to Cooper River in Camden
Duquesne University Rowing Coach Jenn Langzetell was interviewed for this story from CBS Philly about the positive impact from recent improvements made to the Cooper River in Camden County.

May 3
Rare Hellbender Catch Has Scientists Eyeing the Kiski River
Associate Biology Professor Dr. Brady Porter was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the discovery of a hellbender—the largest salamander in North America—in the Kiski River.

May 2
Ethiopian Born Academic Wins Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award
The Addis Standard of Ethiopia included this article about Dr. Waganesh Zeleki, assistant professor in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, being awarded a Creative Teaching Award by Duquesne’s Center for Teaching Excellence. The article also appeared in All Africa.

May 1
Lev’s ‘Michelangelo’s Women’ Lecture Set for Friday
The Newnan Times included this feature on Dr. Liz Lev, an art historian who teaches at Duquesne University’s Rome campus.