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    July

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    July 31
    Round One to the Prosecution; Defendants Vow to Fight on in Sandusky Cover-up Case
    The Harrisburg Patriot-News interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the court case involving three former Penn State administrators accused of interfering with the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation. Similar stories appeared on WJAC-TV and in the Durango Herald and USA Today.

    July 30
    Duquesne Researchers Seeking Volunteers for Bone Loss Study
    The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Paula Witt-Enderby, professor of pharmacology, in this article about her efforts to seek participants for a clinical trial that she and her research team are conducting to determine if a combination of melatonin, vitamins and minerals can treat bone loss.

    July 29
    The Professor Who Declared, It’s J.K. Rowling
    Dr. Patrick Juola, associate professor of computer science, was featured in this Chronicle of Higher Education story about his role in determining—through the use of software that he designed—that J.K. Rowling had written a novel under the nom de plume Robert Galbraith.

    Is the Workplace the New High School in Terms of Cliques?
    Consumer Affairs quoted Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies, in this article about cliques in the workplace.

    July 28
    Penn State Officials Have Day in Court
    The Wall Street Journal interviewed Wes Oliver, associate professor of law, for this article about the preliminary hearing for three former Penn State administrators who are accused of covering up child sex abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. Similar articles appeared in the Post-Gazette and the Tribune-Review.

    Neuroscientist Robert Ferrante Accused of Lethally Poisoning His Wife With Cyanide
    Pharmacy Dean Dr. J. Douglas Bricker was quoted in this Medical Daily article about a local neuroscientist who has been accused with poisoning his wife with cyanide. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.

    June 27
    Let’s Call It the Ben Bernanke Tax
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-authored this Tribune-Review opinion piece about alleged doublespeak by Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke.

    New Justice to Assume Melvin’s Former Supreme Court Seat
    Law Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about new state supreme court justice Correale Stevens.

    July 25
    Newsmaker: Linda Goodfellow
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Associate Nursing Professor Linda Goodfellow in recognition of her being selected as the 2013 Electronic Theses and Dissertations Leadership Award winner.

    July 24
    Rusted Out: Rustbelt Radio Goes Off the Air
    Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed Dr. Rob Bellamy, professor of journalism and multimedia arts, for this article about the locally based Rustbelt Radio going off the air and questions over whether it will return.

    July 23
    Study: Pittsburgh’s Social Mobility Among Best in U.S.
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about Pittsburgh being included in the top tier of cities for social mobility according to a recent survey. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, the Sun Gazette, the Miami Herald and the San Francisco Chronicle, among others.

    July 22
    Is Sitting The News Smoking?
    KDKA-TV featured Dr. Patrick Juola, associate professor of computer science, and his treadmill desk in this story about the negative health impact of people who are required to sit as a desk all day for their jobs.

    Promoting, Retaining Women Rises at Larger Law Firms, But Top Positions Tough
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy, a lead faculty member for the Women’s Executive Leadership program, for this article about the increase in law firms retaining female employees while statistics indicate that men still outnumber women in top jobs and pay at most law practices.

    July 19
    Mother, Daughters Have Built Robinson Jewelry Company Sabika Piece by Piece
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the success of Sabika, a locally based, multimillion-dollar jewelry company.

    July 16
    The Science That Uncovered J.K. Rowling’s Literary Hocus-Pocus
    The Wall Street Journal included this blog article about how Dr. Patrick Juola, associate professor of computer science, used software that he designed to determine that J.K. Rowling had authored the book The Cuckoo’s Calling using the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Similar stories appeared in Time, the Post-Gazette, New York Post, KQV Radio, Essential Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Business Times and more.

    July 15
    Roberto Clemente, the Pirates and Duquesne University
    VOXXI included this opinion piece about Roberto Clemente and the scholarship that Duquesne has established in his honor. President Charles J. Dougherty is quoted.

    Parallel Lines: Pope Responds on Bank Scandal and Clergy Sex Abuse Scandals
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, was interviewed for this article in the Global Post about Pope Francis authorizing new criminal laws governing Vatican officials and employees which address financial crimes as well as clergy sex abuse.

    Oil Rebounds
    Fox Business News interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence for the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this story about the impact of the U.S. oil boom on the global market.

    July 14
    Shale Gas Taps Into Legal Pocket
    Assistant Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the increase in law firms expanding energy practices as the Marcellus shale industry grows.

    July 13
    Newsmaker: Alison Colbert
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Assistant Nursing Professor Dr. Alison Colbert in recognition of her being awarded a fellowship in the American Association of Colleges of Nursing’s Leadership for Academic Nursing Program.

    July 12
    Journalist Captures Obama’s Political Persona
    Law Dean Ken Gormley published this review in the Houston Chronicle on Jonathan Alter’s book The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.

    Ex-PSU President Files Libel Suit
    The Citizen’s Voice interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about former Penn State president Graham Spanier filing a defamation lawsuit against Louis Freeh, who was hired by the university to investigate the alleged cover up of child abuse by Jerry Sandusky.

    July 11
    Duquesne’s Small Business Center Sponsors Trip for Local Firms to Panama, Colombia
    The Post-Gazette featured this article about the Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) trade missions to South America. Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the SBDC, was quoted.

    July 9
    What to Do Tonight: Archivist to Discuss Duquesne University
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Tom White, adjunct professor of history, for this article about a presentation he was delivering about Duquesne University for the Squirrel Hill Historical Society.

    Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn Pa.’s Ban on Same-sex Marriage
    Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and a Philadelphia law firm against the state of Pennsylvania seeking to overturn the same-sex marriage ban.

    July 5
    Pittsburgh Film Office Laments Flag Budget From State Taxes
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, for this article about the impact of the new Pennsylvania state budget on the film industry in Pittsburgh.

    University School Students Release Trout Into Pittsburgh-area Creek
    The Sun News included this article—which mentions Adjunct Professor Environmental Sciences Ed Schroth—that addresses students reintroducing trout into Sewickley Creek.

    July 4
    PPG Industries Sets Big Agenda for Sustainability
    Bill O’Rourke, director of the Beard Institute, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about PPG Industries’ sustainable business practices.

    Supreme Court Decision Invalidates Voting Rights Formula
    Assistant Clinical Law Professor Tracey McCants Lewis was included in this New Pittsburgh Courier article about the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on the Voting Rights Act.

    July 2
    Egypt’s Trickle Effect
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence for the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by Fox Business news about the indirect impact that the crisis in Egypt is having on oil prices.

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    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 nearly 10,000 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.