DU in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Feb. 19
Duquesne Names New Dean of School of Liberal Arts
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Kristine L. Blair has been named the new dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

Feb. 18
Landslide Remediation Battle an Uphill Climb
WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Philip Reeder, dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, for this story about the city’s plan to fix streets that have collapsed because of landslides.

Feb. 16
Residents React to Pittsburgh City Council, Mayer Peduto Spending Money Fighting Overreach Lawsuits
KDKA-TV interviewed Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick for this story about the various lawsuits accusing the city of Pittsburgh of legislative overreach regarding gun regulation.

Feb. 13
Trump’s Plan to Rid US of Its Debt in 8 Years is Absolutely Impossible
Sputnik News interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this story in response to the U.S. Department of Treasury’s data regarding the national debt.

Here’s How Much Money Pittsburgh Colleges and Universities Raised Last Year
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed John Plante, vice president for advancement, for this story about local universities’ charitable giving contributions for 2018.

Feb. 12
After 6 Years, Pittsburgh Has Still Received Nothing From Billboard Tax And Lawsuit Drags On
WESA-FM interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a bill passed by the City of Pittsburgh in 2012 to tax 10 percent of billboard sales, rentals and licenses in the city.

Meeting Set on Gas Well Failure Near Beaver Run Reservoir
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about an upcoming meeting in Delmont, Pa. to discuss the failure of CNX Resources Corp.’s gas well near the Beaver Run Reservoir and its impact on the community.

Feb. 11
Most to Receive Smaller Tax Refunds Because They Overpaid Less
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Bryan Menk, assistant professor of accounting, for this story explaining the reasons tax returns are smaller this year.

Phone Carriers Make Money Selling Your Location Data—And They Keep Breaking Promises to Stop
The Post-Gazette interviewed Tom Dugas, director of information security and chief information security officer, for this story about cell phone companies selling user data.

City Officials See Proposed ‘Extreme Risk’ Gun Law As an Avenue to Prevent Suicide
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed Associate Law Professor John Rago for this story about a measure Pittsburgh City Council is taking as part of its proposed gun regulation bills to remove firearms from a person’s possession during times of “extreme risk.”

Free Well, Spring Water Testing Available Through Duquesne University Study
The Tribune-Review published this story about a research study being conducted by Dr. John Stolz, professor and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, examining the water quality of Pittsburgh-area natural springs and wells.

Feb. 7
Pa. Justice Faces Scrutiny Over Brother’s Embezzlement Case
Law360 interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a state Supreme Court justice who has been named an alleged beneficiary of union funds that prosecutors say were embezzled by his labor-leader brother.

Senate Responds as Pa. Supreme Court Considers Annulling a 2002 Law, to Trial Lawyers’ Benefit
PennRecord interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a Pennsylvania Senate study that will examine whether forum-shopping by medical malpractice lawyers will raise health care costs. The article also appeared in Forbes magazine.

Feb. 6
Dr. Kristen Coopie on the State of the Union Address
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Kristen Coopie, teaching assistant professor of political science, for analysis following President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address.

The Great PA Minimum Wage Debate Continues Across the State
WJET-TV interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this story about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Feb. 5
State of the Union Address with Dr. Kristen Coopie
Dr. Kristen Coopie, teaching assistant professor of political science, was interviewed on the Lynn Hayes-Freeland show on KDKA-Radio about President Trump’s upcoming State of the Union Address.

Honor Festival Makes State’s Best High School Musicians Better
The Hastings Tribune interviewed Stephen Benham, associate dean and associate professor of music education in the Mary Pappert School of Music, about conducting the Nebraska High School Honor Chamber Orchestra in conjunction with the Honor Festival Concert at Hastings College in Nebraska.

Feb. 4
Dr. Leonard Moore: ‘Activism Is a Marathon, Not a Sprint’
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed by WESA-Radio about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to boost the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Inflammation Targeted Nanomedicine
Practical Pain Management published this research article written by Dr. Jelena Janjic, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, about her nanomedicine research that could reduce the need for opioids when treating chronic pain.

Feb. 1
13 Facts About Genes
MentalFloss interviewed Dr. Michael Seaman, associate professor of biological sciences, for this story about gene expression and genetic diseases.

Inside the Larps That Let Human Players Experience AI Life
The Verge interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Fein, assistant professor of psychology, about how she utilizes live action role-playing games (larps) to work with kids on the autism spectrum.