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    October

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    Oct. 30
    Westmoreland County Rowhouse Candidates Employ Open-records Law to Learn Comings, Goings of Opponents
    Associate Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the increase in Right-to-Know Law requests in Westmoreland County and its ties to the Nov. 5 elections.

    Oct. 29
    McCandless Man Honored by Duquesne University
    The Tribune-Review included this feature on Dr. Ron Arnett, chair and professor of communication and rhetorical studies, who received the President’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship from Duquesne.

    Oct. 27
    Castille Wants 1 More Year Running Court
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille, who is up for retention in next week’s general election.

    Oct. 26
    Greenfield Illustrator Imagines Answers to Many ‘What-ifs’
    Sociology Professor Dr. Doug Harper was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the work of a locally based illustrator.

    Pharmacy Schools Turning Out Too Many Grads
    The Post-Gazette interviewed School of Pharmacy Dean Dr. J. Douglas Bricker for this article about the impact of the increase in pharmacy graduates on the job market.

    The Shutdown’s Squandered Opportunity
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this Tribune-Review opinion piece about lessons to take away from the recent government shutdown.

    Oct. 25
    Move Advances to Extend Pa. Judges’ Retirement Age
    Law School Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the proposal to move the retirement age of Pennsylvania judges from 70 to 75.

    Oct. 24
    ‘In God We Trust’ Being Sought for Pennsylvania Schools
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a proposal to have the motto “In God We Trust” in Pennsylvania schools.

    People & Awards
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association awarded the Mylan School of Pharmacy the Government Relations Award in recognition of the school’s advocacy work.

    Oct. 23
    Community Leaders Seek Social Justice in Public Education
    Dr. Olga Welch, dean of the School of Education, was interviewed for this WESA-FM story about forum hosted by the school about 21st century public education as a social justice right.

    Pittsburgh Symphony Concert to Feature Bergonzi Violin
    The Tribune-Review article about Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Noah Bendix-Baigley mentions his being a featured performer in the upcoming Jan. 12 concert of the School of Music’s Beethoven on the Bluff series with pianist David Allen Wehr, coordinator of the series.

    Warrant Filed for Baby’s Medical Records
    The Luzerne Citizens Voice interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about questions over whether more interaction with the justice system and Children and Youth Services could have prevented the beating death of an infant.

    Oct. 22
    Bayer Works to Fill Gap With Initiatives to Attract STEM Graduates
    Duquesne’s Bayer Scholars Program is featured in this Post-Gazette article about Bayer’s initiatives to attract graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

    Oct. 21
    U.S. Bishops’ Group Candidates Share Western Pa. Roots
    Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Dr. Nick Cafardi was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about three Pittsburgh natives who have been nominated for posts at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

    Raising the Minimum Wage is No Free Lunch
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-authored this opinion piece in U.S. News and World Report about the impact of efforts to increase minimum wage.

    Oct. 20
    University Orchestras Benefit From Symphony Ties
    Duquesne and Jeffrey Turner, director of orchestral activities, were featured in this Tribune-Review article about how local music majors are benefitting from faculty members who also are musicians with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Ed Kocher, dean of music, is also quoted.

    Local Man Explores Hip-hop as Form of Education
    Dr. Darius Prier, assistant professor of education, was interviewed by the Middletown Journal for this article about his being named Alumnus of the Year by Wright State University.

    Oct. 19
    Arrivals: Fall ‘13
    Pittsburgh Quarterly announced that John Viator is the new director of the Biomedical Engineering program and that David Beaupré is the new vice president for management and business.

    Oct. 18
    Surgeon in ER Insists 2 Gunmen Shot JFK
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article about a presentation made by one of the attending physicians who was in the emergency room with President John F. Kennedy after he had been shot. He discussed at the Wecht Institute’s conference on the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination that the president’s wounds clearly indicated two shooters.

    Oct. 17
    Coverup Theories on JFK Assassination Explored at Duquesne University
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article on Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy sponsored by the Wecht Institute.

    Forensic Pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht to Examine JFK Assassination at Symposium
    KDKA-TV included this story on the Wecht Institute’s symposium Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    Key Event in Watergate Scandal Recalled Today
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Dean Ken Gormley for this article about his role in a National Press Club event in Washington, D.C., to mark the 40th anniversary of the Saturday Night Massacre regarding the Watergate investigation.

    Oct. 16
    50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination: Historic sites, events, exhibits in Dallas, Boston, DC
    Duquesne is mentioned in this Windsor Star article as one of the institutions across the nation hosting events to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The Wecht Institute’s Passing the Torch is included.

    Oct. 14
    Duquesne Law Students Write Sustainability Rules for Pittsburgh
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick for this article about the work done with zoning laws by Duquesne student attorneys through the School of Law’s Urban Development Clinic.

    Oct. 13
    Newsmaker: Kathleen Glenister Roberts
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts, associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies, in recognition of her receiving the Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne.

    Wecht Symposium to Stick with Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Ben Wecht, administrator of the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, for this article about the upcoming symposium, Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    Oct. 12
    Newsmaker: Jason Broadwater
    The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Jason Broadwater, who has been named assistant dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

    Oct. 11
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Gets Award at Duquesne University
    The Pittsburgh Catholic published this article about the School of Law recognizing Mary Ann Glendon, the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University and former U.S. ambassador to the Holy See, with the Murray Excellence in Scholarship Award.

    Oct. 9
    Deadly Deception at Sobibor: A Conversation with Filmmaker Gary Hochman
    Bayer School Dean Dr. Philip Reeder was mentioned in this Jewish Ledger article as one of a trio whose geophysical survey helped two archaeologists in their work to locate and excavate the remains of Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp.

    Universities Work to Make Fitness, Good Nutrition Priorities on Campus
    Duquesne is mentioned in this Tribune-Review article that outlines efforts by universities and colleges to make fitness and good nutrition priorities for students.

    Filmmaker Stone to Appear on JFK Panel
    The Pittsburgh Business Times included this announcement about Duquesne and the Wecht Institute hosting Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    Oct. 8
    BP Scibek Named Duquesne’s Athletic Training Department Chairman
    The South Hills Almanac interviewed Dr. Jason Scibek for this feature article about his being named chair of athletic training in the Rangos School of Health Sciences.

    For Minn. Catholics, Troubling New Abuse Scandal
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed for this Associated Press article published by NPR about new allegations of abuse in the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese.

    Stone to Appear at JFK Event in Pittsburgh
    The Beaver County Times included this announcement about the upcoming Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law conference, Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

    Oct. 7
    Matching Ostomy Pouching Systems to Patient Need
    Assistant Nursing Professor Dr. Yvonne Weideman had this article about nurses working to match patients’ ostomy needs published in OncLive.

    Oct. 6
    Symposium to Analyze Evidence in JFK’s Death
    The Post-Gazette included this article about Passing the Torch: An International Symposium on the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the upcoming conference hosted by the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
    The Post-Gazette included this announcement that Dr. Diane Williams, associate professor of speech-language pathology, has been named the Anna Rangos Rizakus Endowed Chair in Health Sciences and Ethics.

    Oct. 2
    Pennsylvania Superior Court Finds No Errors in Jerry Sandusky Trial That Would Have Reversed Guilty Verdict
    Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver is quoted in this Patriot News article about the state’s Superior Court ruling that no errors were committed in the Jerry Sandusky trial on child sex abuse charges.

    With Her Sights Set High, Superintendent Steers a Course for Gateway School District
    Dr. Gretchen Generett, associate dean for graduate studies and research in the School of Education, was mentioned in this Tribune-Review article about continued efforts by the Gateway School District to improve.

    Duquesne University

    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 10,000-plus 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.