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    News Coverage for Duquesne

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

    July 22
    Photos: A Look Inside the New Energy Innovation Center
    In this article about the new Energy Innovation Center located in the Strip District, the Pittsburgh Business Times mentions Duquesne among a list of local universities that are committed to or considering offering educational programs through the center.

    July 20
    Dateline: Awards and Honors
    The Post-Gazette included this announcement that Dr. Paula Turocy, associate professor in the School of Health Sciences and director of pre-medical and health professions, was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

    July 17
    Duquesne University Archivist Honored for His Love of Folklore
    The Post-Gazette included this feature about University Archivist Tom White who has been named a Leadership in History award winner by the American Association of State and Local History.

    University Archivist Tom White was interviewed by KQV-Radio about a group that has applied for a dredging permit with the Army Corps of Engineers to search a 200-foot section of the Monongahela River to search for a B-25 bomber that allegedly crashed into the river in 1956.

    July 16
    Security Flaws at Bio-Terror Labs
    WDTV interviewed the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant professor of political science, for this article about a new program that indicates there could be safety violations at many bio-terror labs, posing a security threat to many Americans.

    Feline Conservation Federation: Committee Should Axe the Big Cats and Public Safety Act
    The San Antonio Express-News quoted Dr. Jan Janecka, assistant professor of biological sciences, in this article warning that The Big Cats and Public Safety Act has unintended consequences, including harming conservation breeding.

    Over 100 Duquesne Student-Athletes Make Atlantic-10 Honor Roll
    Digital Journal announced that more than 100 student athletes from Duquesne have been named to the Atlantic-10 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.

    July 13
    Muslim Interfaith Event Honors Educators
    The Post-Gazette mentioned that Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, associate theology professor, was one of four individuals honored at the Humanity Day Interfaith Banquet.

    Police, Children Forging Relaxed Partnership at Summer Camp Program
    Duquesne was mentioned as a host site in this Post-Gazette article about the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police 2014 Cops and Kids Summer Camp.

    July 12
    Despite Challenges, Ride-Sharing Operations Flourish
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the growing and financially successful ride-share companies.

    July 11
    Gonzales Reveals History of Surveillance, Guantanamo
    The Chautauqua Daily included this feature article on a presentation that Law Dean Ken Gormley did with former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at Chautauqua Institution. Gormley is quoted.

    July 10
    NerdScholar Favorites: Biomedical Engineering Programs
    NerdWallet named Duquesne's new biomedical engineering program as well as the program's joint degree offering with the nursing school as "Most Innovative."

    Ruling on Evidence Due in Case of Pitt Research Accused of Fatally Poisoning Wife
    Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a pending decision regarding the legality of evidence obtained by investigators in a case of a local man accused of poisoning his wife with cyanide. A similar article appeared in the Associated Press, the Tribune-Democrat and the Times Leader.

    July 6
    TV Shows, Internet Perpetuate Myths About Facets of Law
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the public's misperceptions of the Miranda warning.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards and Honors
    The Post-Gazette announced that University Archivist and History Lecturer Tom White has received a Leadership in History Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History for his book, Witches of Pennsylvania: Occult History and Lore.

    July 5
    The 'Share' Economy Here to Stay
    Assistant Economics Professor Dr. Matt Ryan was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the growing "share" economy system through which people use advanced technology to offer goods such as rides or rooms to rent.

    Planning for Growth Remains Top Priority in Cranberry
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Mike Irwin, chair and associate professor of sociology, for this article about traffic and other concerns as the Cranberry neighborhood population continues to grow.

    Upper St. Clair Grocery Battle Seen as Legal, Not Uncommon
    Law Professor Mark Yochum was quoted in this Tribue-Review article about efforts by Giant Eagle and residents of Upper St. Clair to stop or slow down the development of a Whole Foods Market in that neighborhood.

    July 4
    Scaife's Impact Praised
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick for this feature obituary on the paper's late publisher Dick Scaife.

    School to Offer Jobs for Students
    This Post-Gazette article mentions Duquesne as a partner of Holy Family Academy, a local Catholic high school opening this fall, for a new initiative that will provide academy students with jobs to help them pay their tuition while gaining work experience.

    July 3
    Duquesne Professor Named Bishop in Ghana
    The Post-Gazette interviewed the Rev. John Bonaventure Kwofie, C.S.Sp., for this article about Pope Francis appointing Kwofie bishop of Sekdondi-Takoradi in Ghana. Similar stories appeared in the Associated Press and the Tribune-Review.

    A Guest Review: The Music of Charles Tournemire
    New Liturgical Movement featured this guest review by Dr. Ann Labounsky, professor and chair of organ and sacred music, about the book Mystic Modern: The Music, Thought and Legacy of Charles Tournemire.

    July 2
    Duquesne University Implements $15-per-hour Minimum Wage
    The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted President Charles J. Dougherty in this article about the University implementing a $15-per-hour minimum wage.

    July 1
    Hobby Lobby Ruling's Effect Unclear on Pennsylvania Cases
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, about the potential impact of this week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Pennsylvania.