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News Coverage for Duquesne

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Dec. 13
New Book ‘Kings of the Bluff’ Recalls a Time When Duquesne Basketball Was the Greatest Game in Town
The Pittsburgh City Paper published this story about Kings of the Bluff, a book by Duquesne alum David Finoli and Visiting Assistant Professor of Multiplatform Journalism Robert Healy III. The book recalls Duquesne’s 1955 national men’s basketball championship victory and the importance of the victory for the city of Pittsburgh.

Why Autism Remains Hidden in Africa
Spectrum News interviewed Dr. Waganesh Zeleke, assistant professor in the department of counseling, psychology and special education, about issues surrounding treatment of autism in African countries.

Dec. 12
Trump’s Lawyers Want Second Special Counsel as Republicans Turn up the Heat on Mueller Investigation
The Los Angeles Times interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election.

Dec. 11
Fantasy Writers That Make Great Use of Haunted Rivers, an American Literary Tradition
Dr. K.A. Rask, assistant classics professor, wrote this piece for Tor.com about the importance and use of rivers in American literature.

‘Treatment is Very Difficult’: UPMC Trying New Rehab Push for Drug Overdoses
The Post-Gazette published this story about a recent hearing of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee at Duquesne, where a proposed amendment to a bill that would allow family members to seek involuntary commitment of drug users to treatment was discussed.
**A similar story appeared again in the Post-Gazette and on WESA-Radio

Pennsylvania’s Quirky Sales Tax System: Soft Drinks are Taxed, Candy Gets a Pass
The Post-Gazette interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this story about certain items that are subject to Pennsylvania sales tax.

How Pittsburgh-Area Colleges Work to Meet Students’ Mental Health Needs. We Surveyed Eight Schools About the Challenges.
Public Source interviewed Dr. Ian Edwards, assistant vice president for student wellbeing and the director of counseling services, for this story about how Pittsburgh-area colleges are handling increased demands for counseling services.

Dec. 8
Therapy Dog Helps Duquesne University Students De-Stress During Finals Week
KDKA-TV interviewed Christie Kliewer, outreach and communications librarian at Gumberg Library, for this story about a therapy dog named Maya who visited Duquesne’s campus on Dec. 8 and how these types of library activities benefit students.

Dec. 7
What Losing Justin Schultz Means for Penguins
The Post-Gazette reported that Pittsburgh Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse will receive an honorary degree at Duquesne’s winter commencement.

Duquesne University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Penguins CEO Morehouse
The Pittsburgh Penguins published this Duquesne release about Penguins President and CEO David Morehouse being awarded an honorary doctorate degree at Duquesne’s winter commencement next week.

Death, Disguises, Centaurs, and Cat Ladies: Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty
Dr. K.A. Rask, assistant classics professor, reviewed George R.R. Martin’s Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty for Tor.com.

Dec. 6
The CBO Is Almost, but Not Quite, Useless
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-hosted an episode of the Words & Numbers podcast for the Foundation for Economic Education about the Congressional Budget Office.

Problems at Pittsburgh’s Shuman Juvenile Detention Center Reflect Larger Issues in the Integrity of the Juvenile-Justice System
The Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed Tiffany Sizemore, assistant professor of clinical legal skills, for this story about issues surrounding the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center and the juvenile justice system.

Take Me Out to the Ballgame: PNC Park Tops Uber, Lyft Lists for 2017
The Tribune-Review reported that according to Uber, Duquesne is the ninth most “Uber-ed to” spot in Pittsburgh this year.
**Also appeared in the Post-Gazette.

NewBay Media’s 2017 AV/IT College Standings
AV Technology reported that Duquesne was mentioned among the best applications to NewBay Media’s AV/IT College Standings for creating innovative ways to use technology in higher education. Duquesne’s FlexTech classrooms won the top application for Best In-Classroom Collaboration Environment, and its Anatomy Lab Video Systems won top application for Best Technology Solution That Has Increased Student Engagement.

Local Philanthropists Create, Launch “Play It Forward Pittsburgh” Campaign and Network to Improve Pediatric Transplantation with Multi-Million Dollar Commitment
The Post-Gazette published this PR Web release that mentions Duquesne as a partner for the Play It Forward Pittsburgh campaign, an organ donation and transplantation awareness initiative.

Dec. 5
2017 PR People Award Winners Announced by PR News
PR News announced that Rachel Willis, a senior strategic public relations and international relations major at Duquesne, received an honorable mention for PR People’s Student of the Year award.

Dec. 4
When Government Judges the Government
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for U.S. News & World Report about the Congressional Budget Office’s economic forecasts.

New Rankings: Who Are Allegheny County’s 50 Biggest Employers?
WTAE-TV reported that Duquesne is the No. 28 biggest employer in Pittsburgh, based on the most recent quarterly data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Educators Taking a Critical Look at Letter Grades
Ed Circuit interviewed Dr. Susan Brookhart, coordinator of assessment and evaluation for the School of Education, for this story about grading reform.

Dec. 3
Looking for the Linguistic Smoking-Gun in a Trump Tweet
The Atlantic interviewed Dr. Patrick Juola, professor of computer science, for this story about the linguistic analysis of tweets.