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    October 2011

    October 2011 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

     

    Oct. 31
    Allegheny County Facing Loss of 2 Voting Districts
    Law Professor and Dean Ken Gormley was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the impact of redrawing the state’s House and Senate boundaries on voting districts.

    Witness ID Errors Sparking Call for Safeguards
    This Tribune-Review article about many states proposing changes to witness identification procedures to eliminate wrongful convictions mentions Pennsylvania’s Advisory Committee on Wrongful Convictions, headed by Law Professor John Rago.

    Nearly 80 Percent Pass State’s July Bar Examination
    Duquesne’s School of Law was included in this Post-Gazette announcement regarding the pass rate of the July 2011 Pennsylvania bar exam.

    Idaho Unemployed and Underemployed for September: 15.9 Percent or 120,000
    The Idaho Reporter interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, for this article about the ways in which unemployment numbers are identified in that state.

    Can City Council Candidate Helfrich Serve If Elected?
    Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed by the York Dispatch for this article about the legality of whether a write-in candidate, who is a convicted felon, can hold office if he is successfully elected to the York City Council.

    Oct. 30
    The New Science Behind Your Spending Addiction
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed for this Newsweek Magazine article about the science behind how the brain affects spending.

    Oct. 28
    Teen From Tarrs Who Smoked Synthetic Marijuana Dies
    Dr. J. Douglas Bricker, dean of pharmacy, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about an area boy who passed away a month after having a double-lung transplant as a result of smoking synthetic marijuana, which destroyed his lungs.

    Newsmaker: Dr. David Provenzano
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. David Provenzano, an adjunct assistant professor and clinical instructor, for his recently published article in the Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.

    Oct. 27
    Pittsburgh Public Schools Budget Cuts Threaten Private Lessons at CAPA
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Professor of Music Education Christine Jordanoff for this article about a proposed budget cut by Pittsburgh Public Schools that would eliminate private instrumental lessons of students enrolled in the Creative and Performing Arts’ vocal and instrumental music programs.

    Oct. 26
    Law Expert: U.S. Bishops Should Persuade Finn to Resign
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor of law and dean emeritus, was interviewed for this National Catholic Reporter article about whether the bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese should resign because he has been indicted for failing to report a priest for sexual abuse of minors. A similar article appeared in Catholic Culture.

    Oct. 24
    Bill O’Rourke to Lead Business-Ethics Program
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Bill O’Rourke has been named director of business ethics at the Beard Institute. A similar announcement also appeared in the Tribune-Review.

    Oct. 23
    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards
    The Post-Gazette included this announcement that Chemistry Professor Dr. Jeffry Madura was named an ACS Fellow by the American Chemical Society for his contributions to science and his years of service.

    Personnel Moves: Awards
    The Tribune-Review announced that Darryl J. Ozimek, instructor in the physics department, received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.

    Oct. 22
    Butler Woman Describes Torture at Hand of ‘Predator’
    The Tribune-Review included this article about the Wecht Institute’s conference Predators and Their Prey. Ben Wecht, program administrator for the institute, was quoted. In addition, conference speaker Dr. Alan Pass, a forensic psychologist, was interviewed by KQV-Radio regarding the conference.

    Oct. 20
    Analysis: Most Teacher, Administrator Pay Rose During Rough Economy
    The Plum Advance Leader interviewed Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies for this article about the increase in teacher and administrator salaries from Allegheny and Westmoreland counties despite the recession.

    Oct. 18
    Pipeline Deal to Solidify Energy Giant as No. 1
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about Kinder Morgan Inc.’s agreement to buy El Paso Corp. resulting in what will be America’s largest natural-gas pipeline network.

    Oct. 17
    In Education: $25 Million for Montana State; 2 Pa. Colleges Announce Gifts
    The Chronicle of Philanthropy announced the University receiving a $12.5 million gift from William S. Dietrich II.

    Oct. 15
    Dietrich Gift to Help Duquesne Establish Scholarship Fund
    The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne is establishing a scholarship fund with its $12.5 million gift it received from the late philanthropist William S. Dietrich II. President Charles J. Dougherty is quoted.

    How Will KC Catholics Heal Amid Charges Against Their Bishop, Diocese?
    The Kansas City Star quoted Dr. Nick Cafardi, law professor and dean emeritus, in this article about the negative effects on members of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese after their bishop was indicted for failing to report child abuse to authorities.

    Oct. 14
    Duquesne University, Cultural Trust Are Latest to Benefit From William S. Dietrich II’s Philanthropy
    The Post-Gazette included this article announcing Duquesne has received its largest gift ever—a $12.5 million gift from late philanthropist William S. Dietrich II. President Charles J. Dougherty was interviewed for the article.

    Another University Given More of Late Philanthropist’s Millions
    WTAE-TV announced that Duquesne has received a $12.5 million gift from William S. Dietrich.

    Orchardist Falls Flat In Trying to Hire Unemployed, Underemployed Workers
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, was interviewed for this Idaho Reporter article about a local man there whose attempt to take advantage of the unemployment rate to hire pickers for his orchard backfired.

    Duquesne Gets William Dietrich Donation
    The Pittsburgh Business Times included this announcement that Duquesne received a $12.5 million gift from the late William S. Dietrich II. President Charles J. Dougherty is quoted in the article.

    Oct. 13
    Experts Favors County’s View
    This Wilkes-Barre Times Leader article about Luzerne County and the proceeds of its sale of the region’s Triple-A baseball franchise quoted a legal opinion authored by Dr. John E. Murray Jr., law professor and chancellor. A similar article appeared in the Scranton Times-Tribune.

    Oct. 12
    Protesters Should Not Target Entrepreneurs Like Steve Jobs
    Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies authored this article for The Morning Call about the impact of the late Steve Jobs.

    Make Time for Music Lessons
    The Epoch Times mentioned the School of Music’s City Music Center in this article about the positive effects of learning how to play a musical instrument.

    Oct. 11
    Bully-Proofing Your Kids
    Dr. Tammy Hughes, chair of counseling, psychology and special education in the school of education, was interviewed by CNN for this article about how parents can help their children deal with bullying. The story also appeared on WJACTV.com.

    Oct. 10
    Occupy Organizers Wrestle With Details of Merging Voices
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this article about the Occupy Wall Street movement and its activities in Pittsburgh.

    Oct. 9
    Newsmaker: Jeffry Madura
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Jeffry Madura, professor of physical and computational chemistry, in recognition of his being named an American Chemical Society Fellow.

    North Shore Story: A Real Estate Rumble!
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Post-Gazette column about a dispute over real estate on Pittsburgh’s North Side.

    Oct. 8
    Jobs Act Could Be Costly For Pa.
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, was interviewed for this Altoona Mirror article about the potential impact of the proposed American Jobs Act on Pennsylvania.

    Oct. 5
    Duquesne University Shares $35M FDA Grant
    The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Dr. James Drennen, associate dean of research and graduate programs in the pharmacy school, for this article about Duquesne being among a group of universities that will share a $35 million grant from the Food and Drug Administration to improve drug-manufacturing standards. A similar announcement appeared in the Tribune-Review.

    Oct. 4
    15 Colleges Offering Tuition Discounts
    SmartMoney included Duquesne in this article as being among colleges and universities that are offering discounted tuition. The School of Education was highlighted.

    Oct. 3
    Oracle Pushes Appliance Message to Software Crowd
    Sheryl Reinhard, director of systems administration, network and operations for CTS, was interviewed by PCWorld for this article about Oracle’s hardware-plus-software systems. The article also appeared in Computerworld.

    Oct. 2
    Newsmaker: Darryl J. Ozimek
    Darryl Ozimek was featured as a Newsmaker in the Tribune-Review in recognition of his receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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