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    March 2012

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

     

    March 28
    Orie’s Acquittal on Melvin Charges Raises Questions
    The Washington Observer-Reporter included this Associated Press article about the impact of the conviction of State Sen. Jane Orie. Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted.

    March 27
    Newsmaker: Gerald Boodoo
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Gerald Boodoo, associate theology professor, in recognition of his being named acting director of the new Center or African Studies.

    Canadian Business Network News
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, addressed Canadian export crude prices on Canadian Business Network News.

    March 26
    James Swindal to Lead Duquesne’s McAnulty College
    President Charles J. Dougherty was quoted in this Pittsburgh Business Times announcement that Dr. James Swindal, professor of philosophy, has been named dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

    PCNC’s NightTalk
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed on PCNC-TV’s show NightTalk about gasoline prices.

    March 25
    Legislative Alchemy Can Turn Explosive
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies had this piece about two new recently passed laws—National Defense Authorization Act, and the Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act—published in the Tribune-Review.

    Changes to Oil and Gas Act Benefit Industry, Panelists Say
    Dr. David Lampe, associate professor of biology, was quoted in this Indiana Gazette article about the impact of changes to Pennsylvania’s Oil & Gas Act.

    March 24
    Backbone of Pittsburgh’s Past Could Leave Golden Triangle
    The Tribune-Review quoted Associate History Professor Dr. Perry Blatz in this article about U.S. Steel Corp. serving as a symbol of Pittsburgh’s steel legacy.

    March 23
    Duquesne University Names New Dean
    The Tribune-Review included this announcement that Dr. James Swindal, professor of philosophy, has been named dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

    March 22
    Newspaper Van Carjacked on South Side
    The Post-Gazette included this article about a South Side carjacking that mentions Duquesne police pulling over and stopping the driver of the stolen van. Similar articles and stories appeared in the Carlisle Sentinel and on KDKA-TV and WTAE-TV.

    March 21, 2012
    Milestone for Tamburitzans: Student Troupe That Spreads Ethnic Joy Celebrates Diamond Jubilee
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article on the Tamburitzans celebrating their 75th anniversary.

    New Local Releases from Vulture, Ghost Estate, Jay Ashby
    The Pittsburgh City Paper included this review of Mistaken Identity, a new music release by Jay Ashby and Steve Davis that includes arrangements by Adjunct Professor of Jazz Studies Dr. John Wilson and Jazz Studies Chair Mike Tomaro.

    March 20
    Why The Federal Budget Matters
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies had this opinion piece on the importance of the federal budget published in U.S. News and World Report.

    U.S. Companies Seek Expansion Via Exports
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Brent Rondon, manager of the global business program in the Small Business Development Center, for this article about the challenges businesses face in trying to make their businesses global.

    KOSU-Radio
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by Oklahoma’s KOSU-Radio about President Obama’s visit to Cushing, Okla., and the oil pipeline surplus problem.

    March 19
    Duquesne Professor Targets Fatal Infections
    The Tribune-Review included this feature on Dr. Aleem Gangjee, Distinguished University Professor and professor of medicinal chemistry, and the $1.9 million grant he received from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases that he is utilizing to develop a compound to defeat opportunistic infections that can weaken and kill cancer survivors and HIV and organ transplant patients.

    Consol Scores With NCAA Games
    Athletic Director Greg Amodio was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about compliments that Duquesne has received for hosting the NCAA Tournament at the Consol Energy Center.

    WNOX-FM Radio
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was interviewed by WNOX-FM radio about entitlement spending and the federal budget.

    Nuns Embrace America’s Legacy With Documentary
    This Post-Gazette article about a group of nuns’ effort to get Pittsburghers concerned about immigration mentions the upcoming screening of We Are All Immigrants, a documentary filmed and edited by Dr. Dennis Woytek, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts.

    March 18
    Campus Police Train So They’re Ready for Worst
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Public Safety Director Tom Hart for this article about how Duquesne and other local university police departments regularly train and plan for minor and major situations.

    Tammies, at 75, Keep Eastern Europe Song and Dance Alive
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article about the Tamburitzans celebrating their 75th season.

    March 17
    Iconic Shell Could Become Face of Western Pennsylvania Industry
    This Tribune-Review article about Shell Oil Co. becoming a bigger player in Western Pennsylvania’s gas industry included an interview with Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment.

    March 16
    Trust-Franklin Press Offers Seminars to Help Create a Brand
    The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, for this article about Trust-Franklin Press still being in business after more than 100 years, despite challenges the industry is facing.

    State’s Catholic Bishops Call for A Day of Prayer
    This Post-Gazette article about the Catholic bishops of Pennsylvania designating March 30 a day of prayer, fasting and abstinence for religious liberty includes an interview with Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law.

    March 14
    Duquesne Researcher Attempting to Develop Compounds to Fight Fatal Infections
    Essential Public Radio 90.5 interviewed Dr. Aleem Gangjee, Distinguished University Professor and professor of medicinal chemistry, for this story about research he is doing to develop a compound to defeat opportunistic infections that can be fatal in patients who are already sick.

    March 14
    Business Expected to Boom With Rooters, Revelers in Pittsburgh
    Associate Athletic Director Phil Racicot was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the positive impact of the second and third rounds of the East Division of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament being hosted by Duquesne.

    Newsmaker: Jeremy Hartzell
    Sewickley’s Patch.com included this Newsmaker on Jeremy Hartzell, adjunct professor in the A.J. Palumbo School of Business, who has been named president of the Pittsburgh-based Susan G. Komen for the Cure board of directors.

    March 13
    $7.1M in Spending for March Madness
    The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Ron Dick, assistant professor of sports marketing, for this article about the positive economic impact that the second and third rounds of the East Division of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will have on Pittsburgh. Duquesne is hosting the tournament at the Consol Energy Center.

    CEO: Shell Cracker Plant Decision ‘Years Away’
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about future potential plans by Royal Dutch Shell PLC to consider developing new gas-fed plants called crackers in Pennsylvania.

    Duquesne Researcher Lands $1.9M NIH Grant
    The Pittsburgh Business Times included this feature article on Dr. Aleem Gangjee, Distinguished Professor in the School of Pharmacy, and the $1.9 million federal research grant from the National Institutes of Health that will help him in his work to create a drug that treats fungal infections, specifically the drug-resistant type.

    March 9
    Duquesne’s New Residence Hall Moves Closer to Completion
    Steve Schillo, vice president for management and business, was interviewed for this Pittsburgh Business Times article on the impending completion of Des Places residence hall on campus.

    Iran Fears and the Oil Price
    CNBC-TV interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this story about Iran fears and oil prices.

    Women Need More Economic Freedom, Not More Government
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, authored this opinion piece in the Daily Caller about factors that contribute to gender equality globally.

    Wiliams ‘Woman of Integrity’
    The New Pittsburgh Courier included this feature on Erroline Williams, director of professional development and corporate outreach in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, who was named one of Pittsburgh Professional Women’s 2012 Women of Integrity award winners.

    Most Say Catholic Church Ruling Doesn’t Affect St. Mary
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this Chronicle-Telegram article about an Ohio church that is not among those churches whose closings and mergers that have been overturned by the Vatican.

    Immigrant Stories Featured in DVD Produced by Sisters
    The Pittsburgh Catholic included this feature article on We Are All Immigrants, a DVD shot and edited by Dr. Dennis Woytek, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts, that will be previewed at the Heinz History Center on March 25.

    Business Schools Bolster International Outreach Efforts
    Tom Nist, director of graduate programs and the Donahue Chair in Investment Management, was interviewed for this Pittsburgh Business Times article about area business schools increasing their international outreach efforts to boost enrollment.

    It’s About Time We Had Some Discount Supermarkets Come Into Pittsburgh
    The Pittsburgh Business Times included this article written by Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, about the impact of discount supermarkets opening in Pittsburgh.

    March 8
    American Business Radio
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed on American Business Radio about rising gasoline prices.

    March 7
    Duquesne Professor’s Invention Churns Plastic Bottles Into Thatch for Roofs
    Pop City included this feature article on Dr. David Saiia, associate professor of strategic management and sustainability, and the machine he invented that turns plastic bottles into thatch-like roofing materials. A similar article appeared in Inhabitant.com.

    March 6
    Economist: Taxpayers Will Pay for Decisions Made by Bernanke, Federal Reserve
    This Daily Caller article about the negative impact of recent decisions made by the Federal Reserve includes an interview with Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics.

    March 4
    Behind the Degree: Master of Science in Leadership
    Melanie Eberhardt, administrative assistant in the Office of the President, was interviewed for this Metro.com article about the growing popularity of earning a Master of Science in Leadership in the United States.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Associations & Organizations
    The Post-Gazette announced that Donna Steed, benefits manager, was elected to the Pittsburgh Business Group on Health Board.

    March 2
    Professors: Monitor Well Water Quality
    Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was quoted in this Herald Star article about a presentation he participated in about the concerns about fracking and the impact on water and air quality. A similar article appeared in the Wheeling Intelligencer.

    Is There a Civil Right to Unionize?
    The Daily Caller included this opinion piece about the right to organize labor unions written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies.

    March 1
    Is Taxing the Church a Real Solution for Italy?
    Zenit.org included this column by Dr. Elizabeth Lev, professor at the Italian Campus, on new taxation in Italy that impacting religious institutions there.

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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.