DU in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Nov. 28
Catholic Art Show at Saint Vincent Tells Ancient Stories in New Ways
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Lev, professor of art history at Duquesne’s Italian campus, for this story about Saint Vincent College’s Seventh Juried Catholic Arts Exhibition, for which Lev served as juror.

Six Pittsburgh Professors Named as Scientific Fellows
The Post-Gazette reported that Dr. John Pollock, professor of biological sciences, is among six Pittsburgh professors to be elected as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Nov. 27
Response: Ways to Give Effective Feedback on Student Writing
Education Week Teacher included commentary by Dr. Susan Brookhart, coordinator of assessment and evaluation in the School of Education, in this blog post about the best ways to give students feedback on their writing.

Get to know the Trailblazing Pittsburgh Judge Handling the Tree of Life Case
The Incline interviewed President Ken Gormley and Law School Dean Maureen Lally-Green for this story about law school alumna Judge Donetta Ambrose, who has been assigned to oversee the prosecution of the alleged Tree of Life synagogue shooter.

Nov. 25
Patterson and Mistick on KD/PG Sunday Business Page
Professor of Multiplatform Journalism Maggie Patterson and Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick were guests on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Business Page” to discuss the First Amendment and CNN’s Jim Acosta getting back his White House press credentials.

Nov. 22
Heinz Endowments Will Commit Nearly $10 Million to Criminal Justice System Reforms
The Post-Gazette reported that the Heinz Endowments will invest nearly $10 million over the next three years in criminal justice reform, including $75,000 to Duquesne to provide representation for youth in the county juvenile justice system.

Nov. 21
Wes Oliver on ‘KDKA-Radio’ 11/21/18
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed on KDKA-Radio about President Trump’s desire to prosecute Hilary Clinton.

Before You Go Shopping, Marketing Professor Says Make Sure You Do Your Black Friday Homework
KDKA-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about how to find the best Black Friday deals.

A-K Valley Shoppers Have Fewer Options This Holiday Season
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about fewer options for holiday shoppers in the Alle-Kiski Valley.

Nov. 20
Local Colleges Report More Students Receiving Flu Shots on Campus
WESA-FM reported that Duquesne, among other area institutions, has seen a rise in students receiving flu shots through college clinics.

A Group of Conservative Lawyers (Including Tom Ridge) is Calling Out Trump’s View of the Law
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Philadelphia Inquirer story about the conservative Federalist Society’s annual convention and President Donald Trump’s view of the law.

Nov. 19
Woman Claims BNY Mellon Fired Her for Antwon Rose-Related Facebook Post Because She’s White
The Tribune-Review interviewed Tracey McCants Lewis, director of clinical legal education and associate professor in the School of Law, for this story about a recent lawsuit in which a former BNY Mellon employee claims she was fired after making a controversial social media comment regarding the Antwon Rose shooting because she is white.

Ranked: The 50 Most Underrated Colleges in America
Business Insider ranked Duquesne No. 25 on this list of the 50 Most Underrated Colleges in America, based on its reputation and graduates’ earnings.

Nov. 18
For Mentorships to Work, Colleges Have to Commit
The Chronicle of Higher Education interviewed Dr. John Pollock, professor of biological sciences, for this story about the importance of faculty-undergraduate mentorships.

Nov. 17
Open Your Eyes and See The Good
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the outpouring of support for the Tree of Life synagogue following the mass shooting.

Nov. 16
Largest Pittsburgh-Area Colleges and Universities
The Pittsburgh Business Times ranked Duquesne No. 5 on its list of the Largest Pittsburgh-Area Colleges and Universities, ranked by full-time undergraduate enrollment for fall 2018.

Nov. 15
Two Pittsburgh Universities Offering Promise Students Graduate Program Scholarships
WESA-FM reported that Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon University will offer graduate tuition scholarships to Pittsburgh Promise alumni who attended their institutions as undergraduates.

Should the Accused Tree of Life Shooter Be Executed? It Depends on Who You Ask
WESA-FM interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about differing opinions regarding pursuing the death penalty for Robert Bowers, the accused Tree of Life synagogue shooter.

Nov. 14
Hate Crimes, Groups Have History in Pittsburgh Area
WPXI-TV interviewed Dr. Norman Conti, associate sociology professor, for this story about Pittsburgh’s history of hate crimes.

The Jamal Khashoggi Murder Saga is Just Getting Started
VICE interviewed Dr. John LeBeau, professor of international relations, for this story about the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Turkey.

CMU, Duquesne Add Graduate Programs to Its Offerings for Pittsburgh Promise Alumni
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon University announced the creation of scholarships for graduate school equal to 30 percent of tuition for Pittsburgh Promise alumni.

Nov. 13
Death, Taxes and Death Taxes
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for Inside Sources about the dangers associated with the death tax.

International Students Have Choices. Are Some Now Looking Past the U.S.?
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Joseph DeCrosta, director of the Center for Global Engagement, for this story on international enrollment in United States colleges and universities.

Nov. 12
Local Gun Laws Unlikely to Survive Court Challenge
KDKA-Radio interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about efforts to restrict gun and ammunition sales in the City of Pittsburgh.

Nov. 11
People on the Move
The Post-Gazette included Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow, dean of the School of Nursing, on its latest “People on the Move” list in recognition of her receiving a prestigious 2018 Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania.

Nov. 10
‘War to End All Wars’ Fights to Be Remembered on 100th Anniversary of Its Ending
Dr. John Mitcham, assistant professor of history, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review story about the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, which Mitcham argues is often forgotten amidst the nation’s numerous 20th century conflicts.

Nov. 9
Paralyzed With Fear: Acute Flaccid Myelitis
Health Care Report Pittsburgh published this article written by student pharmacist Briana Schreckengost about acute flaccid myelitis, which is a rare condition that affects the spinal cord and nervous system.

Nov. 8
Well, Naturally: Joanne Rogers Notes That Tom Hanks, Who Plays Her Husband in a Movie, Is A ‘Very, Very Nice Man’
The Post-Gazette published this article about an experience Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, had with Tom Hanks, who plays her husband in an upcoming film. Mrs. Rogers recalled the interaction during a panel discussion at Duquesne that celebrated Fred Rogers’ life and work.

Nov. 7
CFO of the Year Winner: Matthew Frist with Duquesne University
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Matthew Frist, vice president for finance and business, for this series on the winners of the Times’ 2018 CFO of the Year Awards.

‘Did Fred Really Talk That Slowly?’ Tom Hanks Once Asked Mister Rogers’ Wife
The Tribune-Review interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about Duquesne’s panel event featuring Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, and other members of the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood cast.

Book About Mister Rogers is Inspiration for Panel Discussion at Duquesne University
WTAE-TV aired this story about a panel event at Duquesne that was inspired by a book about the life and work of the late Fred Rogers.

Good Feelings All Around as Duquesne University Celebrates Fred Rogers and the Gentle Philosophy That Resonates in These Troubled Times
The Post-Gazette published this article and video about Duquesne’s panel event that featured cast members from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Maxwell King, author of The Good Neighbor: The Life and Works of Fred Rogers.

Nov. 6
Dr. Kristen Coopie on ‘WTAE-TV’ for Election Night
Dr. Kristen Coopie, teaching assistant professor of political science, provided analysis during WTAE-TV’s live election night coverage.

Joe Mistick on ‘WESA-FM’ for Election Night
Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick was a guest expert during WESA-FM’s live election night coverage.

Nov. 5
Attacks Define State Senate Race Between Shaffer, Williams
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kristen Coopie, assistant teaching professor of political science, for this story about the heated race between Republican Jeremy Shaffer and Democrat Lindsey Williams for Pennsylvania Senate.

Nov. 1
Britsburgh Hosts ‘Side by Side—Britannia!’ at Heinz Memorial Chapel
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne is collaborating with the Heinz Memorial Chapel for an event honoring those who served in World War I.