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    June 2011

    June 2011 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

     

    June 30
    Poplawski Appeal May be Filed Soon
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the potential appeal in the Richard Poplawski murder trial.

    June 29
    Back On The (Odd) Job
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about a new local business through which help is offered with household chores, running errands and other services.

    June 28
    Women Share Experiences in Women MBAs Group
    The School of Business is mentioned in this Post-Gazette article for its role in the new local chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs.

    June 27
    Charter Schools’ Turnover Lower Here Than Elsewhere
    Bob Furman, assistant professor of education and director of the School Administration and Supervision Program, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the low turnover rate for teachers in Western Pennsylvania charter schools.

    Ruling Opens Door to Revisit Sex-abuse Case
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, for this article about a case off alleged clergy sex abuse brought against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona.

    Penn Hills Native to Head Range Resources
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the new leader of Range Resources Corp., one of the biggest Marcellus shale companies.

    June 26
    Unpaid Internships Flourish; Debate Centers on Legality
    Linda Loewer, internship coordinator for the Career Services Center, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the debate over the legality of unpaid internships.

    June 25
    Specialty Grocer Coming to Pittsburgh
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about specialty grocer The Fresh Market Inc. opening in Pittsburgh in 2012.

    Female Graduates Expect Higher Compensation
    The Tribune-Review included this article about a study conducted by Dr. Charles Wilf, assistant professor of economics, that addresses job market expectations of new male and female college graduates.

    June 24
    Take Your Dog to Work Day Succeeds Through Cooperation
    Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about Take Your Dog to Work Day.

    Can’t Act Their Age: Baby Boomers Redefined Stages of Their Lives and Pending Golden Years
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Michael Irwin, associate professor of sociology, for this article about Pittsburgh baby boomers.

    National Association of Women MBAs Creates Pittsburgh Chapter
    Dr. Maryellen Kelly, assistant professor of marketing, was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Business Times for this article about her role in helping a University alumna establish a local chapter of the National Association of Women MBAs.

    KQV-Radio
    Dr. Skip Kingston, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was interviewed by KQV-Radio for his role as a co-presenter at Environmental Toxicity and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, a conference co-hosted by Duquesne and the Children’s Institute.

    US to Tap Oil Reserve for 30 Million Barrels
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, about the impact of the federal government’s decision to release crude oil from its Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

    June 23
    State’s Income, Property Tax Burden Driving People Out
    The Daily Local News quoted Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies for this article about the negative impact that the state’s tax burden is having on Pennsylvania’s economic competitiveness.

    The Gospel of Mark
    The Catholic Miscellany interviewed the Rev. Sean Kealy, C.S.Sp., professor of theology, for this article about the Gospel of Mark.

    Pennsylvania Bill Would Give Defendants More Time to Offer New Evidence of Innocence
    The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Associate Law Professor John Rago for this article about legislation introduced by State Sen. Stewart Greenleaf that would enable appeals at any time for convicted defendants in cases where credible evidence has been discovered.

    A Newsmaker You Should Know: Learning and Teaching From Failures
    The Post-Gazette included this feature Newsmaker on Ron Morris, director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program, who recently received the Ernst and Young 2011 Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

    June 22
    Tax Burden Cripples Pa. Economy
    The Pocono Record included this article about a new report that indicates Pennsylvania’s tax burden is hurting the state’s economic competitiveness. Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies is quoted.

    June 20
    Athletic Trainers Stress Safe Weight Loss Methods
    Dr. Paula Sammarone Turocy, chair and associate professor of athletic training, was quoted in this USA Today article about the updated set of weight loss guidelines for athletes, of which Turocy is the lead author. Similar articles also ran on KCENTV.com, Healthscout.com, and in US News and World Report, among others.

    June 21
    Why the US is Stuck With NATO’s Bill
    USA Today interviewed Associate Professor of Political Science Dr. Mark Haas for this article about the United States role in providing funds for NATO’s defense costs.

    June 19
    Extensive Ad Campaign Plays Up Benefits, Ignores Hazards of Shale Drilling
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the current advertising campaign by natural gas companies and the energy industry for Marcellus shale drilling in Western Pennsylvania. The article also was picked up by the Associated Press.

    June 15
    Bellevue Family Sues FBI Over ‘Terrifying’ Raid
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about federal lawsuit filed by a local family whose house was raided by the FBI, which mistakenly thought a former resident was still living there.

    Steelers UFO Mystery Uncovered
    WTAE-TV interviewed Tom White, University archivist, regarding an alleged UFO sighting from a 1979 Steelers football game that has since been debunked.

    Political Science Expert Discusses Oil Prices
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence with the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was a guest on KDKA-Radio’s Mike Pintek show, where he discussed his new book as well as oil prices.

    June 14
    Bishops Won’t Focus on Abuse Policies
    The New York Times quoted Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, in this article about US bishops proposing no significant revisions to abuse prevention policies they passed in 2002.

    Father’s Day Retail
    Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey addressed Father’s Day retail and tips to make Dad happy on her weekly Consumer Tuesday segment on the CW network.

    WMNY-Radio
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by WMNY-Radio about May retail sales figures.

    June 13
    Breach of Trust: Law Schools Obsessed With Rankings Fudge Graduates’ Employment Figures
    Law School Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about a class action lawsuit citing that the Thomas Jefferson School of Law manipulated its job figures.

    June 11
    Leaders of Nine Pittsburgh-area Companies Named Regional Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
    Techburger.com mentioned in this article that Ron Morris, director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program, was presented with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award.

    June 10
    KDKA-Radio
    Tom Nist, director of graduate studies and Donahue Chair in Investment Management, was interviewed by KDKA-Radio about new debit card regulations.

    June 9
    What’s a Review Board to Do?
    The National Catholic Reporter interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, for this article about the role and expectations of review boards for Catholic dioceses regarding sexual abuse cases.

    Warrendale Gas Co. Bought by Exxon
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence with the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by WDUQ about Exxon’s purchase of natural gas drillers Philips Resources Inc. and Peoples TWP.

    Excipient Functionality and Continuous Manufacturing
    Dr. Lawrence Block, professor of pharmaceutics, was mentioned in this Pharmaceutical Technology Magazine article as a panelist at the Spring 2011 ExcipientFest/PEC Conference.

    Big Oil’s Step Into Shale ‘A No-brainer’
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence with the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this article about Exxon buying Philips Resources Inc. and Peoples TWP.

    June 8
    Coaches Raise the Provocative Questions
    Michael Forlenza, assistant dean of the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the positive impact of professional or executive coaches. The story also appeared in the East Valley Tribune and Scripps News.

    OPEC Split on Raising Oil Output
    Marketplace Morning Report interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence with the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this story about OPEC’s decision to maintain rather than increase oil production levels.

    June 7
    His Synthetic Molecule Tricks Cancer Cells
    The Post-Gazette featured this article about the cancer research of Dr. Aleem Gangjee, Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry.

    Duquesne Chancellor Donates $1.2 Million to Law School
    The National Law Journal announced the newly established Dr. John and Liz Murray Endowed Fund for Scholarly Development.

    Shell Oil May Build Plant in Region
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence with the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this article about the possibility of Shell Oil Co. building a plant in the region.

    Product Recalls
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, Associate Professor of Marketing, addressed product recalls on her weekly Consumer Tuesday segment on the CW network

    June 6
    Look Beyond the Law to Faith, Corbett Tells Duquesne Grads
    The Post-Gazette included this feature on the School of Law’s commencement address delivered by Gov. Tom Corbett.

    Uncle Sam is Too Greedy
    The Sun Sentinel featured this article, written by Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies, about government spending. The article also appeared in the Buffalo News, the Coshocton Tribune and the Zanesville Times Recorder.

    June 5
    Keep Legal Decisions Open to Kindness, Corbett Says
    The Tribune-Review included this article about Gov. Tom Corbett’s keynote address at the School of Law’s annual commencement.

    Duquesne Law School Gets $1.2 Million Endowment
    Law Dean Ken Gormley was quoted in this Tribune-Review article announcing the new Dr. John and Liz Murray Endowed Fund for Scholarly Development.

    June 4
    Rick Santorum’s Presidential Bid May Hinge on Persuading People He Can Win
    The Los Angeles Times interviewed Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick for this article on Rick Santorum’s presidential bid. The article also appeared in the Morning Call.

    Force Behind WDUQ Restructuring Is on Time
    The Tribune-Review included this article about the purchase of WDUQ being on schedule.

    Business Forum: Entrepreneurs Seek Forgiveness, Not Permission
    The Post-Gazette included this piece that mentioned that Ron Morris, director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program, will be honored at the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards celebration.

    June 3
    Stop, Look and Listen: Learning to Lead Mindfully
    Techburgher included this article about a new leadership breakfast series hosted by the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA) that is exploring the idea of “mindful leadership.” Dr. Michael Forlenza, assistant dean of SLPA, is quoted.

    GOP Argues Spending Cuts Help Private Sector
    American Public Media’s Marketplace interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about government spending cuts and the debt ceiling.

    Drilling Generates 48,000 Jobs
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence with the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a state report on jobs created in Pennsylvania through Marcellus shale natural-gas exploration and production. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.

    June 1
    Do I Read or Click Away? Two New Ethics Groups at Duquesne Might Have the Answer
    Pop City Media featured a story focused on two new groups involved in global ethics, led by Dr. Hank ten Have, director of Duquesne’s Center for Healthcare Ethics, who is the first secretary for the International Association for Education in Ethics and for Bioethics Beyond Borders.

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