DU in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Sept. 27
Duquesne Law Students, Staff Witness Teaching Moments in Senate Hearings On Kavanaugh
The Post-Gazette interviewed several law students for this article about the School of Law and other groups who gathered to watch Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Sept. 26
Denzel Washington Returns to the Hill District to Bestow $5 Million on August Wilson House
The Post-Gazette reported that President Ken Gormley announced the first August Wilson House Fellow during an event in the Hill District where actor Denzel Washington announced his $5 million donation to the August Wilson House. A similar story appeared in the Tribune-Review.

‘I Think This is a “Who Are We?” Moment,’ Law Professor Says About Kavanaugh Hearings
Associate Law Professor Rona Kaufman was interviewed for this Post-Gazette story about the #MeToo movement and the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing.

Pa. Legislature, One of the Largest in the Country, Has Become Expensive and Embarrassing
The Philadelphia Inquirer published this op-ed co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about issues that the Pennsylvania legislature still needs to address before the end of this year’s session.

Cosby’s Appeal Likely to Focus on Parade of Accusers at His Second Trial
The New York Times published this Reuters article in which Law Professor Wes Oliver was quoted regarding Bill Cosby’s appeal of his conviction for sexual assault.

Allegheny County Gets $1.7 Million in Grants to Address Health Inequality, Opioid Epidemic
The Post-Gazette reported that the School of Pharmacy is among several partners in a $734,563 Center for Disease Control and Prevention REACH grant to reduce risk factors associated with chronic disease in African Americans.

Why The “Death Tax” Must Go
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Washington Examiner about how the estate tax raises no revenue and endangers millions of jobs.

Tissue Plasminogen Activator Promotes White Matter Integrity and Functional Recovery in a Murine Model of Traumatic Brain Injury
The National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America published this research article co-authored by Dr. Rehana Leak, associate professor of pharmacy, about the use of tissue plasminogen activators to treat traumatic brain injuries.

Sept. 25
Bill Cosby Sentenced to Three to 10 Years in Prison For a 2004 Sexual Assault
The Wall Street Journal interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about Bill Cosby’s sentencing of three to 10 years in state prison for sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

Prescribing Newer Biologics As a First Line of Treatment May Become More Prevalent for Patients With Psoriasis
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published this release about a recent study in which the School of Pharmacy participated. The study concluded psoriasis patients experienced better outcomes after switching to newer biologic medications.

Trump, Sanders, Amazon and You
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for Inside Sources about President Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders’ mutual distaste for Amazon.

Sept. 24
Breaking: Ken Starr Doesn’t Like the Clintons. Look Who’s Talking About Morality.
The Arkansas Times mentioned a book written by President Ken Gormley regarding the Whitewater investigation of the 1990s for this story about Kenneth Starr’s new book about the Clintons.

Sept. 22
Dr. Jelena Janjic on ‘NPR’ 9/22/18
NPR aired this interview with Associate Pharmacy Professor Dr. Jelena Janjic about her nanomedicine research that could reduce the need for opioids when treating chronic pain patients.

Sept. 21
Fact Check: Has Ann Wagner Held Any Town Halls in Her District?
The Missourian interviewed Dr. Mike Dillon, associate professor of multiplatform journalism, for this story on the attributes of a town hall meeting for a political candidate.

Commitment 2018: How Much Could Race Relations Factor Into Voters’ Minds This Election?
WTAE-TV interviewed Assistant Teaching Political Science Professor Dr. Kristen Coopie (Allen) for this story about the role of race relations in the November elections.

Sept. 20
White Matter Repair and Traumatic Brain Injury
Medical Xpress reported that researchers at Duquesne co-conducted a study to better understand the role of white matter in the brain and its use for regeneration when a patient suffers from a traumatic brain injury.

Sept. 19
Forget ‘Helicopter Parents’—‘Lawnmower Parents’ Are Making Kids More Entitled Than Ever, Experts Say
This Insider story about “lawnmower parents” (parents who keep their children from experiencing hardships and obstacles) mentions and links to a blog post on the topic written by Dr. Karen Fancher, assistant professor of pharmacy practice.
**A similar story appeared in USA Today.

Sept. 17
People On the Move: 9/17/2018
The Post-Gazette reported that William Generett, Jr., vice president for community engagement, was appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf to the Ben Franklin Technology Development Authority’s board. The state technology development program was established to promote an entrepreneurial business environment, advance technology innovation and create a technology-ready workforce.

Sept. 16
Steelers’ James Connor Honors Mac Miller With Custom Cleats
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne business student Brennan Bizon created custom cleats for Steelers running back James Conner to honor the late rapper Mac Miller.

Let’s Keep Pittsburgh Livable and Affordable
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about how politicians can help keep Pittsburgh livable and affordable.

10 Myths About the Government Debt
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies did a video presentation for Learn Liberty about understanding government debt.

Sept. 13
Under Fire, Robert Mueller Has a Novel P.R. Strategy: Silence
The New York Times interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s strategy to refuse interviews and press conferences.

Bob Woodward: By the Book
When asked by The New York Times in this article to name some of the books that are currently on his nightstand, author and Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward named University President Ken Gormley’s The Death of American Virtue at the top of his list.

Robert Colville, Former Pittsburgh Police Chief, County DA and Judge, Remembered As Smart, Funny, Fair
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick for this news obituary about the late Judge Robert J. Colville, who died on Sept. 11.

Sept. 12
Study Finds High Dose of Seizure Medication Is Warning Sign for Possible Opioid Misuse
WESA-FM interviewed Dr. John Tomko, associate professor of pharmacy practice, for this story about his research project regarding how patients’ requests for high doses of epilepsy medication could be a warning sign of illicit drug use.

Sept. 10
Does Originalism Matter Anymore?
The New York Times quoted a piece written by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this op-ed about whether U.S. Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh is considered an originalist or one who interprets the Constitution as it was written.

‘The Play’s the Thing’ As Startups in McKees Rocks and Stowe Try Not to Burn Out
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Jack Mason, director of entrepreneurial studies in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, for this story about how startup owners can combat burnout, especially within the first five years of business.

In Third Year, Pittsburgh Recovery Walk Offers Support Amid Opioid Epidemic
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Janet Astle, assistant professor and assistant dean for student services in the School of Pharmacy, about the school’s participation in Pittsburgh’s Recovery Walk. The annual event promotes open conversation about opioid abuse to encourage life-saving treatments, humanize addiction and undercut stigma.

Sept. 7
Word Detectives: Science May Help Finger Opinion Columnist
The Associated Press interviewed Computer Science Professor Dr. Patrick Juola for this story about whether forensic linguists will be able to determine the author of an anonymous New York Times opinion piece slamming President Donald Trump.

Heck No, He Won’t Go!
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, for this story about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing.

Pitt/Penn State To Bring Big Business To Pittsburgh
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Ronald Dick, associate professor of sports marketing, for this story about how big games such as the Pitt/Penn State matchup increase revenue for local businesses.

Duquesne Among Three Pa. Universities to Launch STEM Fellowship Program
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne is among three Pennsylvania universities with education schools that will accept fellows in a Woodrow Wilson program intended to ensure that qualified STEM teachers work in high-need school districts.
**A similar story appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Sept. 6
Who Wrote the Trump White House ‘Resistance’ Letter? We Asked Some Forensic Linguists
The National Post interviewed Computer Science Professor Dr. Patrick Juola for this story about the use of language detection software to possibly identify the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed that was critical of President Donald Trump.

No, Florida’s Andrew Gillum Does Not Have a Far Left Socialist Platform
Politifact interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this article about Florida’s heated race for governor.

Common Pesticide Inhibits Brain Development in Frogs
PHYS.org reported that a research study by Sara McClelland, a Duquesne biological sciences Ph.D. candidate, has been published in Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry. The study explores the potential harm commonly used pesticides pose to the brain development of the northern leopard frog.

Sept. 5
Inspired By Her Own Pain, A Researcher Explores Alternatives to Opioid Treatments
NPR interviewed Dr. Jelena Janjic, associate professor of pharmacology, for this story about her nanomedicine research, which could help combat the opioid crisis when treating chronic pain patients.

Wolf Administration Awards More Than $30 Million in New RACP Grants to Projects in Region
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne has received a $2 million grant as part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program. It will help support renovations in the A.J. Palumbo Center.
**A similar story appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Sept. 3
The Closer Any Country Has Gotten to Pure Socialism, The More Miserable It Has Become
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer about the dangers of a socialist economy.

Sept. 2
Dr. Risa Kumazawa on KDKA’s ‘Sunday Business Page’
Dr. Risa Kumazawa, chair of economics and finance and associate professor of economics, was interviewed on KDKA-TV’s ‘Sunday Business Page’ about how trade and tariffs could affect consumers and the economy.