News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.
How Do We Help Kids Cope With Their Grief?
Dr. Kara McGoey, professor in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, was a panelist on WESA-FM’s show The Confluence during which she and other guests discussed how caregivers and educators can talk with children about the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting.
History Around Here: Supernatural Stories Surround Ross Estate
The Tribune-Review interviewed University Archivist Tom White for this story about history and supernatural folklore of the Ross Estate in O’Hara Township.
‘Keeping Their Memory Alive’: Synagogue Shooting Victims Remembered At Duquesne University Interfaith Vigil
Law Professor Seth Oranburg and Duquesne senior David DeFelice were interviewed for this KDKA-TV story about Duquesne’s interfaith prayer service for the victims and survivors of the Tree of Life synagogue shootings.
**A similar story appeared on WTAE-TV.
First Amendment Conference
PCN broadcasted Duquesne’s National Conference on the First Amendment.
Duquesne University Prayer Service Calls for Understanding, ‘Good Works’
The Tribune-Review published this article about Duquesne’s interfaith prayer service to honor and remember the victims of the Tree of Life synagogue shootings.
Be Local By Learning Area Folklore
The Washington Herald-Standard interviewed University Archivist Tom White for this story about the fascination with local folklore.
In Pittsburgh, Comfort in an Old Phone Message: ‘Just Listening to His Voice Was Nice’
The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Duquesne senior David DeFelice for this story about David and Cecil Rosenthal, who both died in the shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue. DeFelice was Cecil’s “buddy” in Duquesne’s Best Buddies program.
Duquesne University to Hold Interfaith Service for ‘Unity and Healing’ in Wake of Squirrel Hill Massacre
The Post-Gazette quoted President Ken Gormley for this article about Duquesne’s interfaith service on Oct. 30, which honored the victims of the Squirrel Hill shootings.
**Similar stories appeared on WTAE-TV and WPXI-TV, and in the Tribune-Review.
Sunday Business Page: UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse Announcement
Athletic Director Dave Harper was interviewed on KDKA-TV’s Sunday Business Page about plans to renovate the A.J. Palumbo Center.
You Must Help Protect Our Freedoms
President Ken Gormley co-wrote this Post-Gazette op-ed about Duquesne’s National Conference on the First Amendment and how United States citizens can advance public knowledge of the First Amendment.
Lock Haven University Announces Affiliation with Duquesne University School of Pharmacy
NorthCentralPA.com reported that Lock Haven University has signed an agreement with the School of Pharmacy through which Lock Haven students can complete three years of a bachelor’s program at their university and transfer to the four-year pharmacy doctoral degree program at Duquesne, earning both a bachelor and doctoral degree.
Squirrel Hill Synagogue Shooting: Nationwide Response Pours in After at Least 11 People Killed
WTAE-TV published a statement by President Ken Gormley in this story about leaders’ reactions to the shootings at the Tree of Life synagogue in Squirrel Hill.
**A similar story also appeared in the Post-Gazette and the Tribune-Review.
Shooting Victims Remembered: “The Loss is Incalculable”
The Washington Post published this Associated Press story in which Duquesne senior David DeFelice was interviewed about Cecil Rosenthal, a member of Duquesne’s Best Buddies program and a victim of the synagogue shootings in Squirrel Hill.
**Also appeared on NBC News, The Guardian, the Miami Herald, the Toronto Sun, the Jewish Journal, Tribune-Review, Post-Gazette and in 81 other sources.
First Amendment Conference
WPXI-TV included this story about Duquesne’s National Conference on the First Amendment, which featured a variety of expert panelists.
Chief Meteorologist Stephen Cropper Gives His Winter Weather Outlook for This Year
WPXI-TV interviewed Dr. Philip Reeder, dean and professor in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, for this story about what weather Pittsburghers can expect this winter.
Member Insight: Jelena Janjic, Duquesne University
The American Pain Society (APS) published this video interview with Dr. Jelena Janjic, associate professor of pharmacy, about her pain medication research and why she attends APS meetings.
Podcast: How Duquesne’s Palumbo Center Renovation Plan Developed
The Tribune-Review interviewed Athletic Director Dave Harper for this podcast episode about the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.
The Pig Lady of Cannelton
The Beaver County Times interviewed University Archivist Tom White for this parajournal about a Revolutionary War-Era unsolved murder and reported hauntings in Beaver County.
Joseph Sabino Mistick: Speaking Freely
The Tribune-Review published this op-ed written by Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick about Duquesne’s recent National Conference on the First Amendment and why Americans should vote.
What Will the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse Mean for Duquesne Athletics?
Pittsburgh Sports Now interviewed Athletic Director Dave Harper and men’s basketball Coach Keith Dambrot for this story about how the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse will impact Duquesne athletics.
Duquesne’s Palumbo Center to Get Renovations, New Name
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted President Ken Gormley for this story about announced plans to renovate Duquesne’s Palumbo Center and rename it UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.
**Similar stories also appeared in Pittsburgh Sports Now and the Pittsburgh Patch.
Palumbo Center Renovations on Tap, As Is Name Change Honoring Chuck Cooper
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne plans to renovate the A.J. Palumbo Center, which will include a name change honoring basketball legend Chuck Cooper.
Duquesne Announces Plans for UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
KDKA-Radio reported that Duquesne announced major renovations to the A.J. Palumbo Center, which includes a name change.
Duquesne Announces $45 Million Renovation of Palumbo Center, Name Change to UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse to Honor Basketball Legend Chuck Cooper
WTAE-TV quoted President Ken Gormley for this story about a $45-million renovation of Duquesne’s A.J. Palumbo Center, which will be renamed the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.
Duquesne University Announces Renovation, Renaming of Athletic Center
WPXI-TV reported that the University’s A.J. Palumbo Center will undergo major renovations and will be renamed the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.
**A similar story also appeared on KDKA-TV.
Duquesne Unveils Plans for $45 Million Renovation of Palumbo Center
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne announced a $45-million overhaul of the A.J. Palumbo Center, which will feature a name change to UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.
The Words of a Young Jewish Poet Provoke Soul-Searching in Lithuania
Smithsonian Magazine included a photo of Dr. Philip Reeder, dean and professor in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, for this story about his research team and their hunt for Jewish poet Matilda Olkin’s grave in Lithuania.
With Mega Millions Hitting $1.6B, Lottery Pools Should Craft Clear Rules. Best Bet? Put It in Writing
The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant Law Professor Seth Oranburg for this story about lottery pools and the potential legal implications.
The Parajournal: The Lady in White of Summit Cut Bridge
The Beaver County Times interviewed University Archivist Tom White for this “parajournal” about the legendary hauntings of Big Beaver’s Summit Cut Bridge.
Pittsburgh’s National Conference on the First Amendment Put a Spotlight on America’s Most Vital Rights
NEXTPittsburgh published this recap of Duquesne’s National Conference on the First Amendment, which took place Oct. 21-22.
In Chaotic Era, Conference Aims to Amplify 1st Amendment
The Associated Press reported that Duquesne hosted a National Conference on the First Amendment, which included speakers from various disciplines and experts.
**Also appeared in the Washington Post, Miami Herald, KOAA-News 5.
Secrets, Social Media and Fake News: The Status of the First Amendment
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published this photo gallery from the National Conference on the First Amendment and included quotes from the speakers’ panels.
Free Speech Debated As Duquesne University Hosts Conference on First Amendment
The Tribune-Review previewed the National Conference on the First Amendment, which featured Tribune-Review editor Luis Fabregas.
NYT, Washpo, PG Editors Discuss First Amendment, Risks to Journalists During Duquesne U. Session
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that editors from the New York Times, Washington Post and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette participated in a panel about the current state of affairs for the media during Duquesne’s National Conference on the First Amendment.
First-Of-Its-Kind First Amendment National Conference Held In Pittsburgh
KDKA-TV interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about the National Conference on the First Amendment, which featured Judge Thomas Hardiman, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, legal scholar Alan Dershowitz and U.S. Solicitor General Noel Francisco, among other speakers.
Our First Amendment Rights
KDKA-Radio interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about Duquesne’s two-day National Conference on the First Amendment.
Is Social Media a Detriment to Free Speech? Experts at First Amendment Conference Weigh In
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recapped the panels on day one of the First Amendment Conference, which included topics like social media and muzzling journalists.
National Conference on the First Amendment Opens Sunday at Duquesne University
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published this story previewing Duquesne’s two-day National Conference on the First Amendment.
Antony Davies and James Harrigan: Myths of Trade
The Tribune-Review published this op-ed co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about myths politicians use to sell trade agreements to voters.
From Now Until New Years, Federal Government Puts It On the Credit Card
The Post and Courier published this op-ed co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for Inside Sources about the annual Deficit Day, which occurred this year on Oct. 19.
Seniors’ Stark Choice: How the UPMC-Highmark Split Is Providing Confusion, Opportunity
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Assistant History Professor Dr. Andrew Simpson about the ongoing Medicare Advantage battle between UPMC and Highmark.
Standing Up for Homeless
The Post-Gazette featured a photo on the front page of the “local” section from the Stand Up for Homeless Children art installation, organized by faculty and students in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies.
Duquesne University Students Raise Awareness for Youth Homelessness
The Post-Gazette published this video story about the Stand Up for Homeless Children art installation, organized by faculty and students in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies with the Homeless Children’s Education Fund.
The Parajournal: Mudlick Hollow and Mystery Mile
The Beaver County Times interviewed University Archivist Tom White for this installment of its parajournal video series about strange occurrences on two roads in Beaver County.
Public Paychecks: How Much Graduates of Local Colleges and Universities Earn 10 Years After Admission
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne ranks No. 2 on its list of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Colleges with the Highest-Paid Graduates.
3 More Pittsburgh Area K-Marts Closing As Sears Files For Bankruptcy
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Kelly Moore, assistant professor of marketing, about Sears filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and its plans to close 142 Sears and K-Mart stores nationwide.
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Hopeful Jeff Bartos Says the Death Penalty is a Deterrent. Researchers Disagree.
The Incline interviewed Associate Law Professor John Rago for this story about a recent statement made by Pennsylvania lieutenant governor candidate Jeff Bartos on the effectiveness of the death penalty.
Louisiana Amphibian Shows Resistance to Skin Disease Caused By Fungus
News-Medical published this article about a study co-led by Duquesne researchers that indicates an amphibian native to Louisiana has shown resistance to a fungus that causes skin conditions in other amphibian populations.
**Also appeared in Scienmag, Technology Networks and MyHeadlinez.
Retirements, Redistricting Mean New Faces, But Less Clout for Pa. in Congress
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Kristen Coopie, assistant teaching professor of political science, for this article about the declining power of Pennsylvania in Congress and what recent turnover will mean for the future of the delegation.
Duquesne, Pitt Law Grads Beat State Average for Passing Bar Exam
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne law school graduates’ average bar exam pass rate of 86.7 percent is well above the statewide average.
To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate Columbus Day?
Dr. Richard Grimes, adjunct faculty member in the Department of History, was interviewed by KDKA-Radio about whether Christopher Columbus should be celebrated as an American hero.
Duquesne, Penn State Researchers Genetically Alter Mosquitoes to Fight Malaria
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. David Lampe, biology professor in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, for this story about Duquesne and Penn State University research studies in which scientists are genetically modifying female mosquitoes to fight malaria.
Lawyer: Parents Want ‘Justice for Their Son’
The Cranberry Eagle interviewed Tiffany Sizemore, assistant professor of clinical legal education in the law school, for this article about a case against a former Seneca Valley student who, according to his parents, suffered physical and psychological trauma as a result of two instances of false sexual assault allegations.
Researchers Offer All-School Asthma Screening to Help Kids Stay Healthy and Active
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Jennifer Elliott, associate pharmacy professor, for this story about a school-wide asthma screening for Clairton School District students provided through a partnership between Elliott and Pediatric Alliance’s Dr. Deborah Gentile.
Defense Asks to Have Lambing Trial Moved
The Cranberry Eagle interviewed Associate Law Professor John Rago for this article about an upcoming trial in which prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a man accused of murdering a 4-year-old boy.
Dr. Andrew Simpson on the UPMC Repay Rule
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, about UPMC’s repayment rule and how UPMC and Highmark will be centralizing their payment services.
Rona Kaufman on ‘KDKA-Radio’ 10/2/18
KDKA-Radio interviewed Associate Law Professor Rona Kaufman about how sexual assault allegations could affect one’s ability to get a job.
Denzel Washington Led a $5 Million Fundraising Effort to Renovate August Wilson’s Childhood Home
In this article about actor Denzel Washington’s fundraising efforts to help renovate the childhood home of August Wilson during his recent visit to Pittsburgh Architectural Digest reported that President Ken Gormley announced the first August Wilson Fellow, who will study at the University while working at the August Wilson House.