News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.
This Week in Photos: July 20-26
The Post-Gazette published this photo of Adjunct Jazz Guitar Professor Joe Negri during the recent Guitar Day with Joe Negri, hosted by the City Music Center, to honor his 45 years of teaching at Duquesne.
Largest Pittsburgh-Area Employers
The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked Duquesne No. 28 on its list of the largest Pittsburgh-area employers.
Westmoreland Co. DA Wants Marriage of Accused Cop Killer to Potential Witness Blocked
KDKA-TV interviewed law professor Rona Kaufman for this story about the Westmoreland County district attorney’s attempt to deny a man charged with murder the right to marry his fiancée, who will likely be called as a witness during trial.
APA Appoints Task Force To Study Accrediting Master’s Programs
Public Now published this release about the American Psychological Association’s appointment of a task force to develop a blueprint for the association to accredit master’s programs in health service psychology. Dr. Tammy Hughes, chair and professor in the Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, will serve as a task force member.
The National Push to Integrate Women Into STEM Fields
In this story about the gender gap in STEM occupations, the University Network mentioned that nearly half of the faculty in Duquesne’s physics department—including the department chair—are women.
‘It’s a Really Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’: Duquesne University Celebrates 45 Years With Longtime, Legendary, Jazz Guitarist
The Post-Gazette published this video from the recent Guitar Day with Joe Negri, which celebrated Negri’s 45 years as a jazz guitar professor in the Mary Pappert School of Music.
Steelers, Kennywood Deal Mutually Beneficial to Western Pennsylvania Icons
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Ron Dick, associate professor of sports marketing, for this story about the Pittsburgh Steelers partnership deal with Kennywood Park that includes a themed area at the park.
Joe Negri Honored At Duquesne University On Guitar Day
KDKA-TV reported that Pittsburgh jazz guitar legend and Mary Pappert School of Music Adjunct Professor Joe Negri was honored at Duquesne at a celebration during which Mayor Bill Peduto proclaimed July 21 to be Guitar Day with Joe Negri in Pittsburgh.
Bruce Ledewitz on KDKA-Radio 7/19/2018
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed on KDKA-Radio about a recent ruling involving Pennsylvania’s cash assistance program.
After 7 Years, These Pa. Residents Still Have No Water. But They Got Cash to Keep Quiet
Penn Live reported that a team of scientists and students from Duquesne found significant changes in water quality in the Woodlands community in Butler County since fracking began in 2011.
Peduto’s Plan for $39.5 Million Investment in New City Building Comes With Little Precedent, Say Former Officials
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick for this story about a proposal from Mayor Bill Peduto’s administration to buy a newly renovated downtown office for its own use.
Dr. Andrew Simpson on ‘KDKA-Radio’ 7/18/18
Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, was interviewed on KDKA-Radio about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ruling that UPMC can end in-network service to Highmark Medicare Advantage members.
Courting Disaster: The Trouble With Brett Kavanaugh’s Views of Executive Power in the Age of Trump
The New York Daily News cited President Ken Gormley’s book The Death of American Virtue in this op-ed about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s views on presidential power and executive abuse.
Dr. Andrew Simpson on ‘KD/PG Sunday Business Page’ 7/15/18
Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, was a guest on KDKA-TV’s KD/PG Sunday Edition to talk about President Donald Trump.
For Questions of Presidential Power, Brett Kavanaugh Has Several Answers
The Boston Globe cited President Ken Gormley’s book The Death of American Virtue in this story about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s involvement in Bill Clinton’s impeachment.
Rex Energy Pays $159K to Woodlands Families to Settle Water Claims
State Impact Pennsylvania interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology, for this story about a fracking company based in State College, Pa., that recently paid to settle contamination claims brought by a group of families in Butler County.
Pa. Supreme Court Justices Got More Than $180K in Donations from Law Firms in Clergy Abuse Case, Records Show
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer for this article revealing campaign contributions by lawyers involved in the state’s clergy sexual abuse grand jury report to state Supreme Court justices determining whether to release the report.
Court Papers Reveal Butler County Residents Get $159,000 to Settle Shale Drilling Claims
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about Rex Energy Corp’s settled claims with residents of a Butler County community that claimed shale drilling ruined their water wells.
A Supreme Court Runner-Up Twice in Two Years, Hardiman is Back at Work
The Chicago Tribune interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story in collaboration with the Associated Press about Judge Thomas Hardiman, who is continuing his work in the judicial system after being passed over for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.
Wilson Huhn/Bruce Ledewitz on ‘KDKA-Radio’ 7/10/18
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed on KDKA-Radio about the history of U.S. Supreme Court politics and Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Law Professor Wilson Huhn was interviewed by KDKA-Radio about the U.S. Supreme Court nomination and issues facing the high court.
Duquesne University Camp Helps Keep Jazz Music Alive
The Tribune-Review recapped the recent Mary Pappert School of Music Summer Jazz Experience, which engages young musicians with master classes and ensemble performances.
Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee: Rulings Favor More Power to the President
The San Francisco Chronicle cited President Ken Gormley’s book The Death of American Virtue for this story about new U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who has written that presidents should be immune from political investigations.
People on the Move 7/10/18
The Pittsburgh Business Times recognized Dr. John Pollock, professor and co-director of the Chronic Pain Research Consortium, as one of its “People on the Move.” Pollock recently received the National Science Foundation’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.
Pittsburgh-Based Judge Reportedly A Top Choice to Succeed Justice Kennedy
KDKA-TV interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about Judge Thomas Hardiman, who is reportedly a candidate for the U.S. Supreme Court. A similar story appeared on WPXI-TV.
Uncertainty Over Pittsburgh’s Drinking Water Intensifies, As New Players Submit Plans
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. Pamela Walck, assistant professor of multiplatform journalism, for this story about the Post-Gazette’s recent decision to stop printing two days per week and how the shift will affect journalism.
Reaching for the Cloud
Inside Higher Ed interviewed Tom Dugas, director of information security/new initiatives, for this story about the use of cloud services in higher education.
Radium Found in Commercial Roadway De-Icing, Dust Suppression Brine
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about unhealthy radiation levels in a commercial de-icing and dust suppression liquid made from gas well brine.
After Fiery Protests Over Antwon Rose Shooting, Community Hopes to Heal
Fox News interviewed Dr. Matthew Walsh, community engagement coordinator in the Counseling and Wellbeing Center, for this story about the aftermath of the Antwon Rose shooting and how community members are working to heal.
Low-Interest Credit Cards-7/2/2018
Dr. Amy Yurko, assistant accounting professor, was interviewed for this WalletHub piece about the best low-interest credit cards available.
Snap, Other App, Website Operators Face Product Liability Risks
Bloomberg Law Business interviewed Law Professor Agnieszka McPeak for this story about how courts are increasingly finding less federal immunity for website operators and app makers when serious injuries and safety threats are alleged.
Bruce Ledewitz on KD/PG Sunday Edition (7/1/18)
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed on KDKA-TV’s Business Page about Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement from the U.S. Supreme Court and how President Donald Trump’s selection could change the direction of the court.