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    April 2010

    April 2010 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    April 29
    Nonprofit to Submit Second Bid for WDUQ
    This Post-Gazette article reported that Pittsburgh Public Media will submit a second bid to buy public station WDUQ-FM and preserve its jazz and NPR format.

    April 28
    Pharmacy to Open in Hill…Duquesne University Announces Plan for Fall
    Duquesne President Charles J. Dougherty, Pharmacy Dean J. Douglas Bricker and Associate Dean of Pharmacy Tom Mattei were quoted in this New Pittsburgh Courier article about the University’s plans to open a community pharmacy in the Hill District.

    Crafton Heights Man Off Death Row for Wife’s Murder
    Law Professor Bruce Antkowiak was interviewed in this Tribune-Review article about the rarity of a judge removing a person from death row.

    New Bid for 90.5 FM to be Made This Week
    WDUQ-FM reported that Pittsburgh Public Media would be submitting a second bid to purchase the University’s FCC licenses to operate the station.

    April 26
    The Turzai Plan
    The Tribune-Review reported that House Republican Whip Mike Turzai’s comprehensive plan to get Pennsylvania out of the wine and spirits business cites a Duquesne University study’s finding that state control doesn’t reduce alcohol’s societal harm.

    April 25
    EDITORIAL: The Right Medicine: Duquesne U. Takes a Stand for Neighborhood Health
    The Post-Gazette, Harrisburg Patriot-News, Syracuse.com and Cleveland.com ran editorials supporting the university owned- and operated pharmacy that will open later this year in the Hill District. The editorials noted that Duquesne has been training pharmacists for more than 80 years.

    April 23
    Earth Day Honors: EPA and Princeton Review Cite “green” PA Colleges
    Keystone Edge reported that Princeton Review’s “Guide to Green Colleges” assembles sustainability statistics for 286 schools, including Duquesne University winning Atlantic 10. A similar article appeared on April 19 in Environmentalleader.com.

    Lawsuit Tries Tough Sell: Vatican as Business
    The Associated Press and the New York Times quoted Nicholas Cafardi, law professor, about a lawsuit describing the Roman Catholic Church as if it were an international commercial business. The article appeared in many other publications.

    Hill District Residents Rejoice Over Drugstore; Duquesne U.-run Store a First for U.S.
    The Post-Gazette reported that Hill District residents rejoiced Thursday when they learned that in the fall, Duquesne will open the first pharmacy their neighborhood has seen in a decade. It would be the first university-operated community pharmacy in the nation, President Charles Dougherty said. Similar stories appeared in the Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh Business Times, KDKA-TV, WTAE-TV, WPXI-TV, KDKA-Radio, WDUQ-Radio and KQV-Radio.

    Penn Hills Looks at Saving Via Energy Efficiency and Conservation
    The Tribune-Review reported on a study conducted in Penn Hills, Wilkins and Forest Hills that examined ways to reduce emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and ozone. Stan Kabala, associate director of CERE, talked at the meeting about these efforts. Similar articles appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times, WDUQ News blog, WPXI, WTAE-TV, KDKA-TV and CWEBNEWS.com.

    April 22
    Duquesne Plans Unique Pharmacy in Hill District
    Pharmacy Dean J. Douglas Bricker was interviewed in this Tribune-Review article about the University’s plans to open a pharmacy in the Hill District.

    Duquesne University to Open Hill District Pharmacy
    President Charles Dougherty and Pharmacy Dean J. Douglas Bricker were featured in this KDKA-TV story about the new pharmacy that Duquesne is establishing in the Hill District.

    Duquesne University Opening Pharmacy in Hill District
    Duquesne was featured in this WTAE-TV story about the University’s plans to open a pharmacy in the Hill District.

    Duquesne University to Open Pharmacy in Pittsburgh’s Hill District
    The Pittsburgh Business Times included this announcement about Duquesne University opening a pharmacy in the Hill District.

    April 21
    Duquesne University to Open Pharmacy in the Hill
    The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne plans to open a pharmacy in the Hill District by the end of the year, creating a much-needed service that the community has lacked for a decade.

    Briefs: ‘Italian Way’ Author’s Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, Uptown
    The Tribune-Review announced that Dr. Douglas Harper, sociology, will have a book signing at Barnes & Noble in the Power Center on April 22. A similar article appeared in PittsburghUrbanMedia.com.

    Opportunity in Crises
    Newsweek reported that the sex-abuse scandals within the church are leaving Catholics all over the U.S. angry and this is beginning to affect politics, including the health care reform bill supported by liberal Catholics and opposed by Catholic bishops. Nicholas Cafardi, former law school dean, was quoted on the partisan situation. A similar article appeared in MSN Malaysia.

    Karmanos Cancer Institute Researchers Study Novel Folate Transporter to Customize Chemotherapy
    Your-story.org reported that researchers working at Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit presented a poster at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting, based on work completed with collaborators at Duquesne University. The findings show that low extracellular pH levels within tumors are critical in the effective delivery of novel cytotoxic antifolates—drugs that kill those tumors. A similar article appeared on WWJ950 News Radio.

    UALR’s Bowen Law School Ranked Among Top Legal Writing Programs
    Arkansasbusiness.com reported that Bowen’s legal writing program was ranked No. 22 in this year’s report along with University of Michigan, Marquette University and Duquesne University’s writing programs.

    April 20
    EQT Corp. CEO Murry Gerber Backs Marcellus Severance Tax
    A Tribune-Review article about a proposed severance tax for companies extracting natural gas from Marcellus Shale quoted Kent Moors, director of the Energy Policy Research Group.

    Duquesne University Women’s Guild Hosts Fashion Show and Luncheon
    The Post-Gazette’s Seen column published a photo from reported the Women’s Guild fashion show and luncheon chaired by Mary McIntyre, reporting that more than 450 guests attended.

    April 18
    Nurses Train to Care for Sex-assault Victims
    The Tribune-Democrat reported that 20 registered nurses will begin training as sexual assault examiners under a new program centered around the victim through an online course and practicum offered through Duquesne.

    April 16
    Pope Benedict Calls for Catholic Church Penance, But Questions about Reform Persist
    The Minnpost.com quoted Law Professor Nicholas Cafardi in an article about a western Massachusetts priest calling for Pope Benedict’s resignation if he is not truthful about stonewalled cases of abuse.

    Pittsburgh Business Group on Health Elects 2010 Board of Directors
    Cleveland.dbusinessnews.com announced the 2010 board members for the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health Board, including Donna Steed, Duquesne benefits manager.

    April 14
    Boredom is Bad for Your Health
    The Sitka (Alaska) News reprinted a Post-Gazette article about boredom at work that quoted Janie Harden Fritz, associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies. The article also appeared on NewsChief.com and other outlets.

    Report Sex Abuse, Vatican Tells Bishop
    The Mercury of South Africa, in a story about the Vatican response to reports of sexual abuse, quoted Law Professor Nicholas Cafardi about reporting guidelines. Similar stories appeared in Brainderdispatch.com and MyFox47.com. Cafardi also wrote an article, Cul-de-Sac Catholicism, explaining why bishops fight health care reform, for The National Catholic Weekly.

    Stage is Set for Landmark Marcellus Shale Conference in Pittsburgh
    Environmental Expert.com and many other publications, including Earth Times, Yahoo!Finance, Reuters US and Financial Deutschland, reported that a “who’s who” of leaders in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale gas industry will convene Duquesne May 3-4 for what is considered the most comprehensive forum ever held on this topic.

    Constitutional Caution: Before Holding a Constitutional Convention, Pennsylvanians Should Know What It Will Address
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote an opinion column in the Post-Gazette discussing points to ponder before deciding if Pennsylvania should hold a constitutional convention.

    April 13
    Experts: Encourage Kids to Enter Math, Science Fields
    Post-Gazette featured an article about experts who will testify today at Duquesne University on trying to get more girls and minorities to study science, technology, engineering and math and that the state should support programs to better prepare Pennsylvania students to pursue careers in the fields known as STEM. A similar article also appeared on PittsburghUrbanMedia.com.

    Vatican to Bishops: Follow Law, Report Sex Abuse
    Law Professor Nick Cafardi was interviewed by the Associated Press about the Vatican posting a policy on its Web site indicating that bishops and clerics worldwide should report clerical sex abuse to the police, matching a similar policy created by U.S. bishops in 2002. Similar articles also appeared in numerous national and international outlets, including New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Globe, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the New Zealand Herald.

    April 12
    Despite Outrage from Critics, Popes Rarely Resign
    Law Professor Nick Cafardi was quoted in this Associated Press article about whether Pope Benedict XVI could be expected to resign over reports that, as an archbishop and later a cardinal, he and his aides were slow to defrock priests involved in sex abuse cases. Similar articles appeared in many national and international outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, the Boston Herald, the Seattle Times, Abcnews.go.com, Newsday.com and Guardian.co.uk.

    April 11
    U.S. Schools Lack Faculty to Teach Nurses
    Nursing Dean Eileen Zungolo was interviewed by the Tribune-Review about the current and future impact of the nursing faculty shortage.

    April 9
    Duquesne Professor James Byrne Stresses Real-World Feel in Classroom
    James Byrne, executive director of The Beard Institute, was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Business Times about his “real-world” style of teaching the course Executive Insights into Contemporary Global Issues.

    Companies, Military Find Use for Duquesne University’s Organizational Ethics Class
    Jim Weber, chair of the Department of Management at The Beard Institute, and Virginia Gerde, associate professor and director of business ethics at the Institute, were both quoted by the Pittsburgh Business Times about an ethics audit model taught to and used by Duquesne graduate students to assess their employer’s level of ethical compliance.

    Reaction to Retirement Announcement of Justice Stevens
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed on KQV Radio about the retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

    3 Buyers Come Forward for WDUQ
    After an interview with President Charles Dougherty, the Post-Gazette article reports that Duquesne University has talked to three potential buyers for the WDUQ-FM license and a sale could occur within a month.

    Is Nike’s Tiger Ad Out of Bounds?
    Joe Sora, who teaches media studies at Duquesne University, discussed reactions to the new Nike ad featuring Tiger Woods in an article in the Post-Gazette.

    April 8
    Man Cleared by DNA Describes Ordeal
    Associate Law Professor John Rago was quoted by the Indiana Gazette at an event that focused on convictions overturned through DNA testing.

    April 7
    Big Band Show Leader Ready to Blow His Horn

    A Tribune-Review article states that Mike Tomaro, director of jazz studies, has put together a new version of a tribute to high-note strongman Maynard Ferguson, said Stephen Hawk, who conducts River City Brass Band and also is tackling works that highlight the music of Ferguson.

    ‘Ghost Whisperer’ Actor to Bring Lincoln to the Stage
    A Tribune-Review article announced that the Duquesne University Wind Symphony will perform Aaron Copland’s famed orchestral work with guest conductor and recording artist H. Robert Reynolds, a professor at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, at a Civil War-related program this weekend in Carnegie.

    Chief’s Biography
    Associate Professor of Journalism Maggie Patterson was interviewed by KQV Radio for the launch of her new book, Rooney: A Sporting Life, which was co-written by the late Provost and Academic Vice President Michael P. Weber.

    April 6
    Courts Weigh Whether Vatican Controls Bishops
    Nicholas Cafardi, a canon lawyer at Duquesne University, was interviewed by National Public Radio for a piece on whether the Vatican can be sued in U.S. courts and be forced to open its secret archives.

    Journalism Professor Discusses Documentary
    PCNC-TV’s NightTalk featured JMA Instructor James Vota discussing a documentary made by students and alumni that followed the route of the Pony Express.

    Newsmaker: Arnetha Ball
    Dr. Arnetha Ball, the Visiting Barbara A. Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Urban Education, was featured as a Tribune-Review Newsmaker in recognition of her being voted president-elect of the American Education Research Association.

    April 5
    NCAA Tourney Awash in Cash
    Steve Greenberg, sports marketing executive in residence, was quoted in the Tribune-Review in an article about the positive economic impact of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

    Workzone: Bored at Work? Don’t Let it Kill You
    Dr. Janie Fritz, an associate professor of communications and rhetorical studies, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article on new research that indicates that being bored may have an impact on people’s life spans.

    April 4
    Speaker: Drilling Bad for Pa.
    Dr. John Stolz, a professor of microbiology, was quoted in this Altoona Mirror article about the process of drilling to extract gas from shale in Pennsylvania.

    April 3
    U.S. Catholic Urge Vatican Reforms in Wake of Abuse Scandal
    Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus of the law school, was interviewed in this CNN.com article about the growing number of American Catholics pressing the Vatican to adopt the same reforms that the U.S. Catholic Church did in 2002 regarding the priest abuse scandal in Europe.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.