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April 2013

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

April 30
Duquesne University Names New VP for Management and Business
The Post-Gazette announced that Duquesne has named David Beaupré as its new vice president for management and business. 

Stepping Into Spring Fashion Show Benefits Duquesne University
The Post-Gazette included this piece on Duquesne’s Stepping Into Spring Fashion Show fundraiser.

April 28
Duquesne Hires Women’s Basketball Coach
The Post-Gazette included this article about new women’s basketball coach Dan Burt. Athletic Director Greg Amodio was quoted. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.

Is Evolution Missing Link in Some Pennsylvania High Schools?
Dr. David Lampe, associate professor of biological sciences, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the discussion of teaching evolution v. creationism.

Resveratrol and the Adrenal Stress Gland: Blueberries—Bone and Eye Health
The Examiner included this article about the benefits of resveratrol. Dr. Jane Cavanaugh, assistant professor of pharmacology, was interviewed for the article about her research indicating the positive impact of resveratrol on motor skills in elderly people.

Dateline Pittsburgh: April 28
The Post-Gazette announced that the Rev. Ray French, C.S.Sp., has been named vice president for mission and identity at Duquesne, effective July 1.

April 27
Cardinal Wuerl to Speak at Duquesne University Commencement
WTAE-TV included this announcement about Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington speaking at Duquesne’s annual Commencement. Similar announcements appeared on WPXI-TV and in the Associated Press, Beaver County Times, Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review.

April 26
Creative Jazz Educator Nathan Davis to Retire
Associate Professor of Jazz Studies Sean Jones was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about local jazz performer and educator Nathan Davis.

Ex-Drug Kingpin Lands Back in Jail; Life Sentence in 2003 Was Set Aside Because He Helped Investigators
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the drug arrest of a local man who’d previously been released from federal prison for helping drug investigators.

April 24
NAACP to Open Northeast Regional Convention in Pittsburgh
Dr. Pat Arneson, associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the NAACP’s Northeast Regional Convention taking place in Pittsburgh.

April 24
FDA Discouraging Real-Time Release Testing as a Shortcut to End Testing, Experts Say
Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Carl Anderson was quoted in this In-Pharmatechnologist.com article about the Food and Drug Administration’s efforts to discourage manufacturers from using real-time release testing as a shortcut to ensure drug quality and reduce end-product testing.

April 23
Security Plan for Pittsburgh Marathon Grows in Scope
The Tribune-Review interviewed Wes Oliver, associate professor of law, for this article about the increased security for the Pittsburgh Marathon in light of the bombings at the Boston Marathon.

Tonight: Manfred Honeck Leads Local Symphonies at Heinz Hall
The Post-Gazette included this feature article about the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Celebrating the Next Generation concert in which Mary Pappert School of Music students will be singing and performing. Music Dean Dr. Edward Kocher is quoted.

Living With Autism and Revising the DSM
WESA-FM interviewed Dr. Rachel Robertson, assistant professor of special education, for this story about autism and the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual, published by the American Psychiatric Association, to provide standard guidelines for diagnosing psychological disorders and conditions.

April 22
Highlands Eager to Play Ball with Advertisers
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the advertising opportunities and naming rights of the Highlands School District athletic facilities.

April 20
Making Music on the Bluff: Pianist Wehr’s Concert Series Has Stellar Reputation
The Tribune-Review included this feature article about David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair, and the successful annual concert series he has coordinated for the Mary Pappert School of Music.

April 19
Technology Puts Eyes Everywhere These Days in Business Districts in Most Big Cities
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the positive impact of technology and surveillance cameras.

April 18
How Old is Your Justice? PA Considers Bumping Up Judge’s Retirement Age
The Pennsylvania Independent quoted Law Dean Ken Gormley in this article about the recent proposal to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to raise the mandatory retirement age for judges from 70 to 75. Similar stories appeared in the Legal Intelligencer and NewsWorks and on WESA-Radio.

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Opening Could Empower Senate Democrats
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the political implications in selecting the next Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice.

April 16
Former Nixon Adviser John Dean Talks About the Watergate Legacy
The Post-Gazette included this article on former White House counsel John Dean and announced he will keynote the law school’s 61st Law Alumni Dinner.

US Airways Can’t Share Employee’s Lawsuit Settlement Without Sharing Legal Costs, U.S. Supreme Court Rules
Steven Baicker-McKee, assistant professor of law, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article regarding a local case in which it was ruled that US Airways can’t ask one of its employees to repay the money the company spent on his medical bills.

Hill District Food Tales to be Told Wednesday
The Post-Gazette included this brief about Duquesne students’ involvement in the latest installment of the Hill House Association’s 1,000 Stories project.

‘WNPV-Radio’
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed on AM Edition on WNPV-Radio about Tax Freedom Day in Pennsylvania. He also did interviews on the topic for WEEU-AM’s The Jo Painter Show and The Steve Hawkins Show on WFHG-FM.

April 15
Jurors in Triple-murder Trial to Visit Loyalhanna Township Site of Slayings
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a court case in which a Westmoreland County jury will be brought to the location where the shooting for which their court case is about took place.

April 11
Justice Clarence Thomas Gives Shout-out to Duquesne Grad Who Helped Through Confirmation Process
The Post-Gazette included this feature article about a Duquesne graduate who Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas mentioned numerous times during his April 9 visit to the University.

April 10
Justice Thomas Speaks at Length About High Court to Duquesne University Audience
The Post-Gazette featured this article about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas visiting Duquesne.

Justice Thomas Talks at Duquesne University, Offers Surprises About Life Journey
The Tribune-Review included this feature article on Duquesne hosting a visit from Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

Rev. James McCloskey is New President at Holy Ghost Prep
The Philadelphia Inquirer announced that the Rev. James McCloskey, C.S.Sp., vice president for mission and identity, has been named the new president of Holy Ghost Preparatory School.

Justice Thomas: Many Black Communities in Decline
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer included this Associated Press article about the University hosting Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The article also appeared on Whiotv.com, the ABA Journal and the Indiana Gazette.

Newsmaker: Tracey McCants Lewis
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant professor of law and assistant director of legal education, in recognition of her being named to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Disciplinary Board.

April 7
Next Pittsburgh Mayor Has Plenty Left to Do Downtown
Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about what merchants, property owners and others have to say about the types of development they’d like to see done by the next Pittsburgh mayor.

April 5
Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.6% as More People Drop Out of Workforce; Employers Add Only 88K Jobs
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this article about the nation’s recent unemployment figures.

April 3
Ruling Offers Juvenile Killers Possibility for Parole
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by WESA-Radio for this story about the repercussions in Pennsylvania resulting from a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that juveniles cannot be sentenced to mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Police Stations: City Police May Get to Live Where They Want Regardless of Who Wins Mayor’s Race
The City Paper interviewed Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick for this article about whether the winner of the next Pittsburgh mayor’s race will still require that Pittsburgh police officers live within city limits.

April 2
Newsmaker: Paula Sammarone Turocy
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker on Athletic Training Chair Dr. Paula Sammarone Turocy in recognition of her receiving the Caruthers Service Award from the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education.

April 1
Ipso Facto…Ken Gormley
The Post-Gazette featured Law Dean Ken Gormley for this Ipso Facto column, in which Gormley addresses the School of Law’s top-tier ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

Observers Split on How Appellate Court Judges are Selected
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by WESA-Radio for this story about the call for eliminating partisan elections and implementing an appointment process for choosing state appellate court judges.

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