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    March 2013

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    March 30
    How Much Consumers Spend on Easter
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed on KDKA-Radio, where she discussed Easter spending. She did a similar interview on KQV-Radio.

    Francis Brings New Life to Church
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about the positive impact of new Pope Francis.

    How to Balance Budget in Five Years
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this piece for the Tribune-Review about the government balancing the budget.

    March 29
    Future of Retailing is Virtually Here, and Consumers are Responding
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, wrote this piece on the future of retailing for the Pittsburgh Business Times.

    March 27
    New Dean at Duquesne Business School
    The Pittsburgh Business Times included this announcement about Duquesne naming Dr. Dean B. McFarlin as the new dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business. A similar announcement appeared in the Tribune-Review.

    March 26
    Clarence Thomas to Speak at Duquesne University
    The Pittsburgh Business Times included this article about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas appearing at Duquesne. Law School Dean Ken Gormley is quoted. A similar announcement appeared in the Post-Gazette.

    March 25
    Duquesne’s Mylan School of Pharmacy Signs Exchange Deal with Japanese University
    The Tribune-Review announced that the School of Pharmacy has signed a five-year partnership with the Daiichi University of Pharmacy in Fukuoka, Japan.

    Pittsburgh Ranked High on Consumer Banking List
    Tom Nist, director of graduate programs and the Donahue Chair in Investment Management, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about Pittsburgh being ranked No. 2 for consumer banking by the personal finance website NerdWallet.

    March 23
    Newsmaker: Giselle Auger
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Giselle Auger, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts, in recognition of her being named an expert speaker by Enrichment Voyages.

    March 22
    What are the Risks?
    Valerie Trott Williams, assistant professor of accounting and director of the Accounting Honors Institute and the Accounting Mentorship Program, published this article in the Journal of Accountancy about how small businesses can improve their operations while mitigating the risk of fraud.

    Turnpike Case has Bribery Charges, But Not Against Bribers
    The Scranton Times-Tribune interviewed Law Professor S. Michael Streib for this article about how four people tied to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have been charged with taking bribes yet nobody has been charged with bribing them.

    March 20
    Law Clinic Move to Aid Many
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article on the School of Law receiving a $500,000 grant toward renovating and opening a new facility for its Clinical Legal Education program. Similar articles appeared in the Post-Gazette, Legal Intelligencer and TMCnet.com.

    Duquesne University Researchers Studying the Proprietary Chemicals in Fracking Fluid
    Pop City interviewed Dr. Fred Fochtman, director of the master’s program in forensic science and law, for this article about a study that he is leading on the toxicology of the chemicals contained in fracking fluid. Similar articles also appeared in the Beaver County Times and ShaleReporter.com.

    March 19
    Conservative Activists Make Their Causes International
    Political Science Professor Dr. Clifford Bob published this opinion piece about activists taking their causes to the global stage in The Nation.

    March 18
    Business Workshop: New Domain Extensions Soon Available
    Assistant Law Professor Jacob H. Rooksby authored this Post-Gazette piece about the future availability of new types of Internet domain names.

    March 15
    Philly Archbishop: Pope from ‘Heartland’ of Church
    The Reporter included this Associated Press article about the election of Pope Francis. Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, is quoted. The article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle, the Delaware County Daily Times and the Beaver County Times.

    Justice Clarence Thomas to Speak at Duquesne
    The Tribune-Review included this announcement about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaking at Duquesne on April 9. The announcement also appeared on FindLaw.com.

    March 14
    Many Across Pa. Already Inspired by Pope’s Actions
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, about the election of Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the new pope.

    ‘One Book, One Community’
    The Jewish Chronicle interviewed Gumberg Librarian Melodie Frankovitch for this article about the library’s One Book, One Community program that will feature a presentation by Dr. Aaron Mackler, associate professor of theology.

    What Does Pope Francis Mean for Future of Church?
    KDKA-TV interviewed Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Dr. Nick Cafardi on the election of Pope Francis.

    Civility in Decline: Where are We and How We Got That Way
    The Reading Eagle interviewed Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, professor of communication and rhetorical studies, for this article about the state of civility and courtesy in today’s society. The article also appeared in the Lockhaven Express.

    New Pope Faces U.S. Church Divided on Social Issues
    The Columbus Dispatch quoted Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law for this article about the challenges that new Pope Francis faces. The article also appeared in The Morning Call and Free Malaysia Today.

    March 13

    Massachusetts Administrator is new Duquesne Provost
    The Post-Gazette included this article about Duquesne naming Dr. Timothy Austin as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Similar articles also appeared in the Tribune-Review and the Pittsburgh Business Times.

    Tomaro, Once Skeptical, Now Jazzed About the Beatles
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Mike Tomaro, professor of music and chair of jazz studies, for this article about the Mary Pappert School of Music’s event, The Music of the Beatles, that Tomaro coordinated.

    Business Briefs: Duquesne Law Makes U.S. News List; Pitt Law Drops
    The Post-Gazette announced that the School of Law has been named by U.S. News and World Report’s top-tier law schools.

    Here’s Everything You Need to Know About St. Patrick’s Day in Western Pennsylvania
    The Tribune-Review interviewed the Rev. Sean Kealy, C.S.Sp., professor of theology, for this article about St. Patrick’s Day.

    Business Briefs: Duquesne Law Makes U.S. News List; Pitt Law Drops
    The Post-Gazette announced that the School of Law was listed by U.S. News and World Report in the top tier of Best Law Schools in the country. Law Dean Ken Gormley was quoted.

    March 12
    Inside the Conclave: How the Cardinals Choose a New Pope
    Dr. Liz Lev, art history professor at Duquesne’s Italian Campus, was interviewed for this MSNBC.com story about how a papal conclave works.

    Major Shakeups in the Middle Ranks of ‘U.S. News’ Law School List
    Duquesne was mentioned in this National Law Journal article about the newly released law school rankings by U.S. News and World Report.

    Duquesne University Law School Gets Magazine Ranking
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law School Dean Ken Gormley for this article about the school being ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its top-tier for graduate schools in the nation.

    Pittsburgh Mayor’s Race Features A Crowded Field
    Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the eight individuals who have filed nominating petitions for the May primary for Pittsburgh mayor.

    The Choreographed Election of a Pope in a Nutshell
    KFWB News Talk Radio interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this story about rules and rituals involved in a papal conclave.

    March 11
    Moot Court Takes Up Shale
    The School of Law was mentioned in this Pittsburgh Business Times article as a participant in the upcoming National Energy and Sustainability Moot Court Competition.

    Cause of Off-Color, Fetid Water Eludes Pennsylvania Town
    The Southeast Missourian included this Associated Press article about the continuing mystery of what is causing water in the Woodlands community to be undrinkable. Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was quoted. The article also appeared in the Washington Times, Newsday and ABCNews.com.

    March 10
    Money 101: How Students Can Get a Grip on Their Finances
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Tom Nist, the Donahue Chair in Investment Management and director of graduate programs in the School of Business, for this article about area high schools and colleges (including Duquesne) that use the book The Missing Semester to teach about financial literacy.

    Pastors Increasingly Pushing Politics, Despite IRS Regulations
    Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Dr. Nick Cafardi was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the lack of enforcement by the IRS, which forbids tax-exempt organizations, including churches, from endorsing political candidates.

    March 9
    Next Pope Needs to Re-Energize Catholic Church, Duquesne’s Italian Students Say
    The Tribune-Review included this article and video about what Duquesne students studying at the Italian campus are looking for in the new pope.

    Architecture’s Brutalist ‘Fad’ Swept Through Schools, Public Construction
    The Duquesne Union was featured in this Tribune-Review article about local buildings designed in the architecture style referred to as Brutalism.

    Catholics View Child Sex Abuse Scandal as Top Issue
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about a recent Pew Research Center survey that found Catholics find the child sexual abuse scandal to be the greatest problem facing the church.

    Sistine Chapel is Conclave’s Location, Conscience
    USA Today interviewed Dr. Liz Lev, art history professor at Duquesne’s Italian Campus, about the Sistine Chapel serving as the home of the papal conclave. The article also appeared in the Guam Pacific Daily News, the Tucson Citizen, the Springfield News and the Iowa City Press-Citizen, among others.

    March 6
    Duquesne University to Help Unemployed Workers Become Entrepreneurs
    Sewickley Patch quoted Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), for this article about the SBDC’s Transitioning Employees to Entrepreneurs in Motion program.

    Political Spin: No Ravenstahl Puts a New Twist on the Mayoral Primary and the City’s Future
    The Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick for this article about Mayor Luke Ravenstahl dropping out of the mayoral race.

    March 5
    Vatican Still Waiting for 5 Cardinals for Conclave
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed by KFWB News Talk Radio in Los Angeles for this story about the upcoming papal conclave.

    Referral Fees Given to Wife of Pa. Supreme Court Justice Raises Questions
    The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about questions being raised over referral fees being made to the wife of a state supreme court justice.

    Victims Raise Legal Questions About Retired Pope
    The Washington Examiner included this Associated Press article about whether former Pope Benedict is legally vulnerable in retirement regarding potential lawsuits over failures to stop clergy sex abuse. Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, is quoted.

    March 4
    Global Demand Keeping Oil High: Expert
    CNBC-TV interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this story about the global demand for oil causing prices to remain high.

    Health Outreach Offers Screenings in Relaxed Community Settings
    The School of Nursing was mentioned as part of this Spectrum article about a locally hosted “Take a Health Professional to the People Day” event.

    March 3
    AARP and the Case of Generational Theft
    Dr. James Burnham, Distinguished Service Professor in the Donahue Graduate School of Business, wrote this opinion piece about the AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) for the Post-Gazette.

    March 2
    In Benedict’s Resignation, the Potential to Place Limits on Future Popes
    The New York Times interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about the impact of Pope Benedict’s resignation may have the election for his successor. The article also appeared in the Post-Gazette, South China Morning Post, Orange County Register and the Denver Post.

    Newsmaker: John E. Murray Jr.
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. John E. Murray, chancellor and law professor, in recognition of his receiving the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award at the 8th annual International Conference on Contracts.

    Pope Must Have Diverse Skill Set, Theologians Say
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was featured in this Tribune-Review article about what skills may be expected from the next pope.

    March 1
    Psych! ‘Fake-Out’ Ads a One-Two Combo for Companies
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the latest trend in television ads, which appear at first to be movie trailers.