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    February 2012

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

     

    Feb. 29
    Obama, Romney, Santorum and Gingrich Fall Short on Tax ‘Reform’
    U.S. News and World Report included this piece written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the proposed economic policies of the current presidential nomination candidates.

    Retailers Offering Special Leap Year Day Deals
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about retailers offering Leap Year deals and specials to consumers.

    Businesses Tally Leap Day Gains, Losses
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this article about the economic impact of Leap Day sales and specials.

    Feb. 28
    Duquesne’s ‘Army’ is Taking Care of NCAA Tournament Logistics
    The Tribune-Review included this article about Duquesne hosting the second and third rounds of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Phil Racicot, assistant athletic director, was quoted.

    Approaching Mid-Life, Are Gen-Xers Doomed?
    This Forbes article about the impact of the U.S. economy on the Generation X population includes an interview with Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics.

    Feb. 23
    Mall at Robinson Polishing Itself Up, Adding Tenants
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about upgrades being made at the Mall at Robinson such as remodeling and adding new stores to keep bringing back shoppers.

    Steelers, Casino to Pick up T Fares From North Shore to Downtown
    This Tribune-Review article about the Steelers and the Rivers Casino underwriting the cost of their leg of the North Shore Connecter includes an interview with Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing.

    Feb. 20
    Hearing Examines Contraceptive Mandate’s Impact on Religious Liberty
    The Catholic Sentinel interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, law professor and dean emeritus, for this article about a Feb. 16 congressional hearing during which religious leaders explained how the contraception mandate is an affront to their religious liberty rights. A similar article appeared in The Washington Times.

    Feb. 19
    Law Students Help Job-Seekers Trying to Clear Records
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article on the work being done by student attorneys through the Bill of Rights/Civil Rights Litigation Clinic. Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant professor and director of law clinics at the University, was quoted. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.

    ‘Memory’ A Distilling Look at One Survivor’s Experience
    The Jewish Chronicle included this feature on Memory: A Holocaust Survivor’s Story, a documentary produced by Dr. Dennis Woytek, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts, about Howard Chandler, an 83-year-old Holocaust survivor who returns to his home village in Poland and visits the concentration camps where he was imprisoned during World War II.

    Feb. 18
    People Seek Info Before Fracking Begins in Our Communities
    Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was featured in this Westminster Cable Network story about a panel of experts that addressed the merits and pitfalls of Marcellus and Utica shale drilling in New Wilmington, Pa.

    Feb. 17
    City Plans to Help Residents Deal With Property Appeals
    This Post-Gazette article mentions law students from the Economic and Community Development Law Clinic working with those helping Pittsburgh homeowners at city-sponsored legal counseling and informal/formal appeal hearings regarding the new property assessments.

    A Not-So-Classical Take on Performance Venues
    The Tribune-Review mentioned a book written by Dr. David Cutler, associate professor of composition and musicianship, in this article about classical music performances being held in local alternative venues.

    Feb. 16
    Judging the Rankings: Results Give Just Part of the College Picture
    Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about how university rankings are interpreted.

    Brentwood, Monessen Officials to Present Testimony to WPIAL
    Dr. Norm Conti, associate professor of sociology, was interviewed for this South Hills Record article about a recent basketball game between two local high schools during which an alleged racial incident occurred.

    Unsung Hero Erroline Williams: Professional Development Director, Mentor, Lifelong Learner
    ImaginePittsburgh.com featured this profile on Dr. Erroline Williams, director of professional development in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, as one of its unsung heroes for Black History Month.

    Feb. 15
    Gas Could Reach $5 by July 4
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article addressing the potential increase in gasoline prices. A similar article also appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times and AOL’s Daily Finance.

    Feb. 14
    Target 11: Freebies! Part II
    WPXI-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story about companies that offer free items to consumers.

    Gormley in Clinton Film
    The Post-Gazette reported that Law Dean Ken Gormley will appear in the PBS special American Experience: Clinton on Feb. 21.

    70 Take Voluntary Buyout at Duquesne University
    The Post-Gazette reported on the University’s Town Hall meeting during which President Dougherty reported on Duquesne’s financial status.

    Feb. 12
    Pa. College Tuition Likely to Rise With or Without State Aid
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed by The Mercury for this article about Gov. Tom Corbett’s pending budget.

    Feb. 11
    Catholic Leaders Not Satisfied with Obama Contraceptive Change
    Bridget Fare, assistant vice president for public affairs, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the response to the recent accommodation made by the Obama administration regarding religious employers and contraceptives.

    Feb. 10
    Different Approach to Environmental Argument
    Essential Public Radio 90.5 featured this story on the Beard Institute’s recent Sustainability Speaker Series lecture, featuring Dr. Andrew Hoffman.

    Feb. 7
    Pa. Vending Machine Dispenses ‘Morning-After’ Pill
    Dr. Rob Maher, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was quoted in this Associated Press article about Shippensburg University dispensing the morning-after pill in a campus vending machine. The article has appeared on Fox News, Business Week and the Huffington Post, among others.

    Delaying Primary Would Weaken Pennsylvania Voice
    Law Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the impact of potentially pushing back the scheduled April 24 primary race.

    Feb. 6
    Why Spend 15 Hours a Week Cutting Coupons?
    BBC News Magazine interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the increasing popularity of coupon clipping.

    Artist Dave Motak’s ‘Polish Thing’ Takes Him to Asia
    The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Jan Saykiewicz, professor of marketing and international business, in this article about szopka, artwork made by a local man.

    Study Confirms What Owners Knew All Along—Your Pet Gets You
    Dr. Lisa Ludvico, assistant professor of biological sciences, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a recent study that found intuitive dogs pick up on words that humans say and that dogs sense a human’s intent to communicate with them through words and eye contact.

    Feb. 5
    Town Ponders Councilman’s Arrest in Old Murder
    The Erie Times included this Associated Press article in which Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is interviewed about a Bridgewater borough councilman being charged with a homicide committed 32 years ago in Monaca borough.

    Insider Among Many Who Experts Say Played Roles in Housing Crisis
    Associate Business Ethics Professor Dr. Virginia Gerde was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a “whistleblower lawsuit” regarding mortgage fraud in Illinois.

    Feb. 3
    Ignore Alcohol-Sales Fairy Tale
    The Philadelphia Inquirer included this piece by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about how the state must control alcohol sales in Pennsylvania to “protect the population from the evils of alcohol abuse.”

    Get Your Wind Here, Group Urges
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article about the new ChoosePAWind initiative that was introduced at a launch event at Duquesne University. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.

    Feb. 2
    8 Simple Ways to Save $500 or More
    WPXI-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, for this story about how following eight simple rules can help consumers save $500 or more.

    Columbia Gas Customers May Pay More
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania employing British thermal units to determine its customers’ natural gas charges.

    Feb. 1
    Duquesne to Employ New Science vs. Crime
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article on Duquesne’s Master of Science in Forensic Science and Law program joining the national Forensic Science Technology Center of Excellence. Dr. Fred Fochtman, director of the program, was quoted.

    Federal Funding Revives Cold Cases
    Dr. Lisa Ludvico, assistant professor of biological sciences, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about how a Department of Justice grant is helping state police review and work on cold cases.

    Keeping America Competitive: Stem the Innovation Gap
    Duquesne’s Bayer Scholars program is mentioned in this Post-Gazette piece about the importance of keeping America competitive and fostering growth in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Human Rights Film Fest at Duquesne Likely to Inspire More Student Volunteers
    Pop City interviewed Adjunct Film Instructor Karl Skutski for this article about the University’s Human Rights Film Series.

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