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    News Coverage for Duquesne

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    July 19
    Clean Energy Is Working for Pennsylvania
    Duquesne's Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth and its Pennsylvania Clean Jobs Forum is mentioned in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette piece about Pittsburgh's thriving clean energy industry.

    Duquesne President's Book Explores Commander-In-Chiefs' Relationship with The Constitution
    President Ken Gormley was a guest on the WESA-Radio show Essential Pittsburgh, during which he discussed his new book, The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History, which explores the powers of the United States presidency under the Constitution.

    July 18
    Bill Cosby's Accuser Does Not Have to Testify Before Trial, Judge Rules
    The Village Sun Times quoted Wes Oliver, director of the criminal justice program and law professor, who said the judge involved with Bill Cosby's case could decide Cosby is not entitled to a new preliminary hearing and order the case must proceed.

    Beaver Valley Mall Put Back on the Market for Sale
    Assistant professor of marketing Dorene Ciletti spoke with the Beaver County Times about the changing environment of shopping, the future of malls and the Beaver Valley Mall being put up for sale.

    July 17
    Appointments, Resignations, Deaths
    Dr. Paula Turocy's recent appointment as interim dean of the Rangos School of Health Sciences was announced in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

    Former PSU Coaches Defensive About Sandusky Accusations
    Law Professor Wes Oliver, director of the criminal justice program and law professor, was interviewed for this Associated Press article that appeared in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader about the recent allegations against Penn State University assistant coaches who may have witnessed suspicious behavior while spending time around Jerry Sandusky and players.

    July 14
    Restaurant Not Negligent in South Strabane Mug-Bashing Incident
    Dr. Fred Fochtman, associate professor of pharmacology, was quoted in this Observer-Reporter article about a Washington County court case in which a local chain restaurant was found not responsible for injuries a patron sustained on the property.

    Newsmaker: Paula Turocy
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Paula Turocy in recognition of her appointment as interim dean of the Rangos School of Health Sciences.

    July 13
    Gunshot Residue Evidence: Secondary Transfer From Police Equipment
    In this Spectroscopy Now article, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Stephanie Wetzel discusses the detection of gunshot residue in murder cases.

    July 12
    Idaho just Gave a Tax Break to One of the World's Biggest Companies
    Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies is quoted in this Idaho Reporter story about the recent tax breaks the state of Idaho is giving favor special interests and big businesses.

    July 11
    Investigation Finds Some Pittsburgh Homes Have Water Laced with Lead
    WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Partha Basu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, for this story regarding reports that some homes in the Pittsburgh area have double the safe amount of lead in tap water.

    Nursing Care for Victims of Violence
    Nursing Professor Dr. L. Kathleen Sekula co-wrote this article in Advanced Health Care Network for Nurses about forensic nursing techniques that nurses can use to assist victims of abuse.
    Five Things to Know Today, and Pittsburgh Receives High Marks from National Group
    The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne is launching online master's degree programs in corporate communications, management and sports business beginning in the fall of 2016.

    What Makes a College a Great Value?
    Duquesne is ranked at No. 325 on MONEY magazine's list of 2016 Best Value Colleges.

    July 10
    In Email Probe, Echoes of Another Time Prosecutors Weighed Charging Hillary Clinton With a Crime
    The Washington Post interviewed President Ken Gormley in this article comparing presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's current email scandal with the Whitewater scandal from 18 years ago.

    July 9
    New, Simpler Water Test to Detect Lead Draws Accuracy Questions
    Dr. Partha Basu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, spoke to the Tribune-Review about the new bottle lead testing methods used by water and sewage authorities across the country.

    July 8
    Bill Cosby Back in Court for Sex Case Hearing
    Wes Oliver is quoted in this NBC News article about Bill Cosby having appeared in a Pennsylvania court, as part of an ongoing sex scandal, to request a preliminary hearing with his accuser.

    July 7
    Rivers Casino Challenging Pittsburgh's Slot Tax
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette regarding the Rivers Casino's request to end the $10 million-a-year slot tax it pays to Pittsburgh.

    Allegheny County Parks Reap Benefits of Student-Mentor Relationship
    In this article by the Tribune-Review, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. Brady Porter is interviewed about his work with area high school student Chelsea Carver, who he is helping to conduct scientific experiments on the environment of Allegheny County watersheds.

    July 6
    Guns or Canes? China’s Self-Inflicted Wound
    Political science professor Mark Haas was quoted in this Breakpoint editorial on how China’s aging population may ruin its chances of being a world power.

    July 5
    Crowdfunded Real Estate: Should You Jump on the Bandwagon?
    In this article, Assistant Law Professor Seth Oranburg explains the risks involved with crowdfunded real estate, a recently popular area of investment amongst those seeking additional profits beyond the stock market.

    Commentary: Without Trust, How Can People Give Their Consent to Be Governed?
    Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, wrote this Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece about the consent given to government by the American people and the role trust plays in the relationship between government and the public.

    Community Council Recaps Work in South Side
    In this South Pittsburgh Reporter article, the South Side Community Council announced that it has been partnering with Duquesne to ensure the neighborhood continues improvements on cleanliness, house party regulation and overall livability.

    July 2
    Brexit Proved Again That Identity Can Trump Economics
    Dr. John Hanley, assistant professor of political science, co-wrote this Washington Post piece about the political and economic fallacies regarding Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.

    July 1
    Duquesne Professor Gets $445K NSF Grant to Develop Diamond-Like Semiconductors
    AZO Optics reported Dr. Jennifer Aitken, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for research on semiconductors.

    Holocaust Escape Tunnel Found by Team in Lithuania
    Dr. Philip Reeder, professor and dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the discovery that he and other members of an international team of experts made of an escape tunnel used during the Holocaust in the Ponar Forest of Lithuania. A similar article appeared on

    Why Terrorists Use Female and Child Suicide Bombers
    The Catholic Health Association of the United States published this opinion piece by the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant political science professor, on the use of children and women in suicide bombings by terrorist organizations.