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News Coverage for Duquesne

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Feb. 14
Tips on Communicating in the Digital Age, Just in Time for Valentine’s Day
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, professor of communication and rhetorical studies, for this story about modern relationships and communication in the digital age, and what couples can do to communicate more effectively.

Feb. 13
A Lost Opportunity to Reach a Consensus on Gerrymandering
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz penned this piece for Jurist about the potential implications of courts taking a stand on gerrymandering.

Feb. 12
Trump Nominates Duquesne Adjunct Professor to Federal Bench
The Tribune-Review reported that President Donald Trump has nominated Adjunct Law Professor Peter Phipps to become a federal judge in Western Pennsylvania.

Darwin Day Message: New Species Can Develop Quickly.
The Post-Gazette interviewed Biological Sciences Professor Dr. David Lampe for this story about the upcoming Darwin Day lecture on Duquesne’s campus.

Feb. 9
5 Engaging Dining Events in February
Food Service Director reported that Duquesne students will participate in a cooking competition inspired by Food Network’s “Chopped.”

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Ruling Opens New Front for Other States on War on Gerrymandering
The Morning Call interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court majority opinion declaring the state congressional map unconstitutionally partisan.

Feb. 8
The Validity of Three Snow Leopard Subspecies: Response to Senn et Al.
Nature.com published this scholarly article co-written by Dr. Jan Janecka, assistant professor of biological sciences, defending the validity of three snow leopard subspecies.

Feb. 7
Why Does Government Keep Expanding?
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-hosted this Words and Numbers podcast for the Foundation for Economic Freedom about the United States’ yearly deficit spending.

Seneca Nation Fights Fracking Wastewater Disposal Plan
The Real News Network interviewed Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about concerns involving a proposition to create a fracking wastewater treatment facility on the Allegheny River.

Feb. 6
With Third of Pa. Delegation Decamping U.S. House, Six Seats Up for Grabs
WHYY-Radio interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the shifting political landscape in Pennsylvania.

What Conor Lamb and Rick Saccone Want 18th District Voters to Take From All Those TV Ads
The Incline interviewed Dr. Kristen Allen, assistant visiting professor of political science, for this story about the campaign ads for the upcoming special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th congressional district.

Bernie Sanders’ Outcry Over Koch Investments: Another Example of the Left Trying to Silence Both Sides
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ response to an announcement that the Koch network plans will invest in promoting various policy objectives ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

Feb. 5
U.S. Supreme Court Deals Major Blow to GOP in Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Case
The Morning Call interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the state gerrymandering case.

Duquesne University Scientist Says State’s Water Testing For Fracking Chemicals Cannot Be Trusted
The Public Herald interviewed Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about the quality of residential water wells near oil and gas operations.

August Wilson House, Duquesne U. Team to Host Fellowship for Artists of Color
The Post-Gazette quoted President Ken Gormley in this article about Duquesne’s inaugural August Wilson House Fellowship, which will allow scholars and artists of color to engage in cultural and artistic expression that advances their own work and serves the interests of the University and community.

Ethical Issues Against Pennsylvania Justices Unlikely to Derail Gerrymandering Case, Experts Say
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about ethical issues involving two Pennsylvania judges and how those issues could impact the state congressional district redrawing case.

Idea Would Offer Tax Exemptions for Seniors in W-B
The Citizens Voice interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the city of Wilkes-Barre’s tax system and how it violates the state constitution.

Feb. 4
Expert: W-B Assessment Disparities Violates Law
The Citizens Voice interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the city of Wilkes-Barre violating the state constitution by refusing to address wide disparities in assessed property values.

Feb. 3
Even if Mueller Proves Obstruction, Then What?
CNN interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about President Donald Trump’s efforts to protect himself during Special Counsel Robert Mueller III’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Feb. 2
Retired Pittsburgh Homicide Detective Charged with Lying, Falsifying Reports
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this story about a former Pittsburgh homicide detective who is being accused of lying and falsifying reports.

Feb. 1
David Dausey Named Provost at Duquesne University
The Post-Gazette reported that Dr. David Dausey, provost of Mercyhurst University, was named Duquesne’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs on Feb. 1.
**A similar story also appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times and the Erie Times-News