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    April 2011

    April 2011 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

     

    April 30
    PSO Bassist to Conduct Duquesne University Symphony
    The Post-Gazette included this announcement that the music school named Adjunct Professor Jeffrey Turner as its new director of orchestral activities.

    Experts Address Benefits, Hazards of Shale Drilling
    For this Allied News article, Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences, was listed among a group of experts who presented on Marcellus Shale drilling.

    April 29
    Prices at Pump Exceed $4 Mark
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar-in-residence at Duquesne’s Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about gas prices in the area reaching $4 a gallon.

    PSO Bass Gets New Slot at Duquesne University
    The Tribune-Review included this announcement that Adjunct Professor Jeffrey Turner has been named director of orchestral activities at the School of Music. The article also appeared on Topix.net.

    April 28
    Monarchy’s Relevance, Expenses Divide British
    Dr. Joseph Coohill, assistant professor of history, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the royal wedding and its impact. Coohill also discussed the royal wedding on KDKA-AM radio on April 29.

    April 26
    Marketing and Merchandising the Royal Wedding
    Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey addressed marketing and merchandising around the royal wedding on CW/KDKA-TV.

    April 25
    Health Risks of Horizontal Drilling Discussed at a Forum in Butler, PA
    Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences, was featured in this WFMJ-TV story about the concern from residents in Butler, Pa., about Marcellus Shale drilling.

    April 23
    Matching Funds Hindered Growth of Texas Economy
    The Houston Chronicle featured this opinion piece about current spending cuts in Texas written by Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies.

    WMNY-AM Radio
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and director of the Energy Policy Research Group, was interviewed on WMNY-AM Radio about gas prices and European natural gas and oil markets. He did a similar interview with the American Entrepreneur Network.

    April 22
    Inflation Stats Contradict Consumer Mood
    This Tribune-Review article about contradictions between the low U.S. inflation rate and the high increase in costs of some consumer goods included an interview with Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics.

    KDKA-Radio
    Dr. Joseph Coohill, assistant professor of history, was interviewed on KDKA-Radio about the upcoming royal wedding.

    Top 7: Largest Pittsburgh-area MBA Programs
    Duquesne was listed as No. 4 in this Pittsburgh Business Times list of the city’s largest MBA programs.

    April 21
    Duquesne Again Achieves Princeton ‘Green College’ Status
    Techburgher announced that Duquesne has been included in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition.

    As Young Caretakers, Students Celebrate Earth Day in Word and in Deed
    Dr. Dave Seybert, dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the interest and involvement by local children in celebrating Earth Day.

    April 18
    Estate Tax Favors Wealthiest, Shuts Down Small Businesses
    This opinion column in the San Francisco Examiner mentions a study on the estate tax conducted by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies. The piece also ran in the Washington Examiner.

    April 17
    Pittsburgh Squad Declares War on Litter
    Luci-Jo DiMaggio, assistant director of Spiritan Campus Ministry, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article on Duquesne’s and other local organization’s Spring Cleanups.

    How the Royals Wed: With Pomp and Speculation About Every Circumstance
    Dr. Joseph Coohill, assistant professor of history, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the impending royal wedding.

    April 15
    Study Adds to Confusion Over Private Liquor Stores
    Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the impact of findings by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the debate over privatizing Pennsylvania’s state stores.

    What to Buy in April
    WTAE-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey about what products and services are best for consumers to buy in April.

    April 14
    Kids Find They’ve Got Rhythm With Duquesne
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article about Duquesne’s Early Childhood Music Initiative program. Assistant Professor of Music Education Dr. Rachel Whitcomb, who created the program, was interviewed for the article, along with her student Morgan Moscati.

    Why the Debt Ceiling is a Total Fiction
    This Wall St. Cheat Sheet cited Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, for this article about the debt ceiling.

    Discovering Anew the Wonders of the Wingfield Pines Wetlands
    This Tribune-Review story about rehabilitation of Wingfield Pines quoted Edward F. Schroth, an adjunct professor in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, on the improvement of the environment and involvement of Duquesne students in monitoring the wetlands. Photos of the students at work in the field were featured.

    April 13
    Drivers Apply Brakes at the Pump
    This Tribune-Review article about statistics indicating that Americans are buying less gasoline includes an interview with Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and director of the Energy Policy Research Group.

    April 12
    Old South, Modern Times Co-exist in Charleston
    Dr. Perry Blatz, associate professor of history, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the contrast of some practices of the “Old South” in the modern city of Charleston, S.C. The article also ran in the American Chronicle, the Connellsville Courier and the Tarentum Valley News Dispatch.

    Play Now, Pay Later: Sports Teams, Theme Parks Roll Out Payment Plans
    This Creditcards.com article about the new practice by theme parks and sports teams of establishing interest-free monthly payment plans features an interview with Dr. Dorene Ciletti, assistant professor of marketing.

    Clergy Abuse May Be Waning
    The Columbus Dispatch interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, for this article about figures released by the nation’s Catholic bishops that indicate clergy sex abuse is decreasing.

    April 10
    Ryan Budget Proposal a Step on the Road Toward Prosperity
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies wrote this op-ed piece for the San Francisco Examiner about a budget proposal from House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan.

    April 9
    Multiple Marcellus Drilling Lawsuits Expected in Pennsylvania
    Visiting Law Professor Gina Warren was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about potential legal battles resulting from local towns’ attempts to create laws to manage Marcellus gas drilling.

    6.4-mile Trek Simulates Trips Many Throughout the World Make Daily
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article on a water walk that Spiritan Campus Ministry co-sponsored with Amizade.

    Duquesne Law Students Win National Title
    WDUQ featured this story on a team of law students that won the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition. The Great Minds newsletter of Pittsburgh Magazine also published the story.

    NFL’s Lockout May Throw Economy for Big Loss
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Steve Greenberg, interim administrator of the marketing and supply chain and entrepreneurial division, for this article about the potential impact that a continued National Football League lockout can have on the economy.

    Companies Lining Up Leases for Marcellus Shale Properties
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and director of the Energy Policy Research Group, was interviewed for this Beaver County Times article about the growing number of properties that have been leased in Beaver County for natural gas drilling.

    April 7
    Duquesne Law Team Takes Top Spot
    The Post-Gazette included this announcement that four law school students won the National Student Trial Advocacy Competition.

    Baldwin-Whitehall Faculty Get In the Groove, Raise Money With Popular ‘Dancing With the Teachers’
    The Post-Gazette included this article about a local middle school’s fundraiser to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Dr. Ralph Wheeler, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry, was named in and photographed for the article.

    Gas Companies Waging PR Battle Over Marcellus Shale
    The City Paper interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the public relations issues faced by Marcellus Shale companies.

    April 6
    From South America to Evans City: Peace Corps Volunteers Share Experience Abroad
    Dr. Jill Perry, a post-doctoral fellow in the School of Education, was featured in this Cranberry.Patch.com article about Perry and her husband’s experience working for the Peace Corps.

    PNC Park Turns 10 Years Old
    Steve Greenberg, interim administrator of the marketing and supply chain and entrepreneurial division, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about PNC Park celebrating its 10th anniversary.

    Wind and Solar: Alternative Energy in Pittsburgh
    Dr. Robert Sroufe, associate professor of business and director of Applied Sustainability at The Beard Institute, was interviewed for this Pop City article about the affordability and accessibility of green energy in Pittsburgh.

    April 5
    DU Launches Energy and Environment Institute
    WDUQ included this story on the University announcing its new Institute for Energy and the Environment. Dr. Alan Seadler, associate academic vice president for research, was quoted.

    Celebrity Endorsements Not Something for Companies to Celebrate
    In her Consumer Tuesday segment on KDKA-TV’s CW channel, Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, discussed the recent firings of celebrity spokespersons and how their off camera remarks and antics pose a problem for companies that uses them to endorse products.

    April 1
    Gas Business Briefing interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and director of the Energy Policy Research Group, for an article about the Department of Environmental Protection changing its enforcement rules for Marcellus Shale wells.

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