DU in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Dec. 31
Group of Female Science Professors Make Science Fun for Students in Local Schools
WPXI-TV interviewed Dr. Regina Harbourne, assistant professor of physical therapy, for this story about ways in which a group of female science professors are making science fun for students in local elementary schools.

Dec. 30
How a Marine Division Survived Overwhelming Odds in Korea
Dr. Greg Barnhisel, chair and professor of English, wrote this book review of Hampton Sides’ On Desperate Ground: The Marines at the Reservoir, the Korean War’s Greatest Battle for the Post-Gazette.

Dec. 28
SCOTUS Map: December 2018
SCOTUS Blog mentioned U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to Duquesne in this post about the justices’ recent speaking engagements.

Shell Shocked: Conflicts With Gas Company Push Farmers Toward Ruin
Lancaster Farming interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology, for this story about the effects that water contaminated by chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing is having on farmers and their land.

Largest Pittsburgh-Area Graduate Programs
The Pittsburgh Business Times named the School of Education, the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the School of Law and the John F. Donahue Graduate School of Business on its Largest Pittsburgh-Area Graduate Programs list.

Dec. 27
Democrats in Pa. ‘Row Offices’ on a Collision Course for 2022 Election
The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett, executive in residence in the School of Law, for this story about Democrats elected to Harrisburg “row offices” and the potential for these candidates to compete against each other during the 2022 election.

Dec. 15
Bill of Rights’ Unintended Consequence
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the lack of public knowledge surrounding the Bill of Rights.

Dec. 13
Zappala Fundraising Email Cites Controversial Grand Jury Report
WESA-Radio interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the grand jury report released by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office regarding the city of Pittsburgh’s investigations of police shootings.

‘WTAE-TV’ Interview Regarding Naloxone Kit Distributions
Quinton Wright, a pharmacy resident student, was interviewed on WTAE-TV about the Duquesne University Pharmacy’s distribution of naloxone kits, which can help prevent opioid overdoses

Dec. 12
FBI Warns of Scammers Using Fear of Hacked Information to Manipulate Victims
Tom Dugas, director of information security and chief information security officer, was interviewed on WPXI-TV about new scams in which victims are led to believe their personal data was leaked during a data breach.

Dec. 11
Computer Scientist Who Outed J.K. Rowling’s Pseudonym Uses Program to Preserve Writers’ Anonymity
WESA-Radio interviewed Computer Science Professor Dr. Patrick Juola about his new research project to create and test a program that will strip words and phrases from a piece of writing to preserve an author’s anonymity.

Dec. 10
MBA of the Future: More Courses Online, Less Time on Campus
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Karen Donovan, associate dean for graduate programs and executive education in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, for this story on the trend among MBA programs in Pittsburgh to be more flexible for working professionals.

Fight Over Williams’ Residency Sends Lawyers Searching for Precedent
WESA-Radio posted this Associated Press story in which Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz comments on the Pennsylvania Senate’s Republican majority questioning the residency qualifications of a newly elected Democrat.

Opinion: Oakland University Hockey Pucks Not Solution to Gun Violence
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed in response to Oakland University’s plan to arm faculty and students with hockey pucks to throw at potential active shooters on the campus in Rochester, Mich.

Dec. 7
Dr. Christopher Meidl on ‘KDKA-TV’ 12/7/18
Dr. Christopher Meidl, assistant professor of early-level education, was interviewed on KDKA-TV’s Pittsburgh Today Live about a partnership between Duquesne’s Early Childhood Education Program and the Pittsburgh City Housing Authority.

Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor Stresses Civility, Discusses Her Upbringing and Duquesne U. Event
The Tribune-Review published this article about U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s visit to Duquesne during which she discussed her childhood and her relationship with fellow Supreme Court justices.

Sotomayor Says Justices Follow Rule of Law, Not Partisan Politics
The Post-Gazette published this story about U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s question-and-answer session during her Dec. 7 visit to Duquesne.

Dec. 5
Duquesne Professor Gets Funding to Research Preserving Anonymity
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Computer Science Professor Dr. Patrick Juola for this story about his National Science Foundation-funded research to preserve anonymity in writing.

Teaching Business Students in a Warming World
The Aspen Institute interviewed Dr. Robert Sroufe, professor in the MBA Sustainable Business Practices program, for this blog post about the importance of sustainability education in business curriculum.

Constitutional Law Prof: Vanessa Lowery Brown Out of Pa. House
KYW-Radio interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about convicted state lawmaker Vanessa Lowery Brown and her eligibility to serve in the state House of Representatives.

Dec. 4
The Giving Season Seen Through Partisan Eyes
Inside Sources published this op-ed co-written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, about dealing with partisan divide during the holiday season.

PA Supreme Court to Consider Putting End to Death Penalty
WESA-FM interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court hearing regarding blocking the use of the death penalty.

Innovator Award Winner: Jelena Janjic, Duquesne University
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Associate Pharmacy Professor Dr. Jelena Janjic about her chronic pain nanomedicine research. Janjic is among the 14 recipients of the Innovator Award.

Dec. 3
Jury Awards Record $19 Million to Woman Whose Stomach Was Removed
WTAE-TV interviewed Adjunct Law Professor Peter Giglione for this story about a recent lawsuit in which a woman alleged her stomach was surgically removed for no reason.

Dec. 2
Dr. Antony Davies on ‘KD/PG Sunday Business Page’
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was a guest on KDKA-TV’s “KD/PG Sunday Business Page” to discuss the automobile industry and tariffs.

The Obama Judge and the Foundations of the Rule of Law
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz penned this piece for JURIST about partisan criticism of recent judicial decisions and the importance of the rule of law.

Ken Gormley on ‘Showtime’
President Ken Gormley was featured in Showtime Networks’ four-part series about the U.S. presidency, justice and the FBI. Gormley provided expertise regarding the Clinton-Starr investigation.