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    September

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    Sept. 30
    Professor Has a Front Row Seat to a Great Race
    Law Professor Joe Mistick was interviewed for this Post-Gazette feature article about his watching Pittsburgh’s Great Race every year as the course goes right by his house.

    Sept. 29
    Allegheny County Executive Fitzgerald Uses Appointment Power to Set Direction
    Dr. Patricia Dunham, professor and chair of political science, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the leadership style of Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

    Sept. 28
    Newsmaker: Jeffry D. Madura
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Dr. Jeff Madura in recognition of his being named the inaugural Lambert F. Minucci Endowed Chair in Engineering and Computational Sciences.

    Sept. 27
    Allegheny County Details What it Wants from Deer Lakes Park Drilling
    Assistant Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the detailed requests that Allegheny County has placed for companies bidding on natural gas drilling under Deer Lakes Park.

    Panel Discusses the Impact of Unfair Foreign Trade at Home
    The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Brett Rondon, manager of the Small Business Development Center’s Global Business Program, in this article about a panel that he participated on for a local symposium that examined the impact of foreign trade on local producers in the region.

    Newsmaker: Jan Levine
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Jan Levine, associate professor and director of legal research and writing, in recognition of his being selected for the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in legal writing. A similar announcement appeared in the Post-Gazette.

    Sept. 26
    Water Problems Lead to Lawsuit in Small Community of Woodlands
    Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, is mentioned in this Post-Gazette article about problems with contaminated water in Butler County’s Woodlands neighborhood.

    Sept. 25
    Pope Francis Names Pittsburgh Native to Rescue Newark Archdiocese
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about a former Pittsburgher who has been named coadjutor (Latin for co-assister) of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Newark, N.J. The story also ran in the Washington Post.

    Sept. 24
    Choose Wind Power for Western Pennsylvania
    The Post-Gazette mentioned Duquesne University in this article as one of a group of Pittsburgh area businesses and institutions that have switched their energy source to 100 percent Pennsylvania wind.

    Sept. 23
    Duquesne University Law Clinic Provides Legal Aid to Veterans
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Laurie Serafino, associate law professor and director of clinical legal education, for this article about of the new Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education and, specifically, the Veterans Clinic. The article also appeared in Stars and Stripes.

    ‘Scientastic’ Promotes the Link Between Learning and Rest
    Dr. John Pollock, associate professor of biological sciences, was featured in this Post-Gazette article about the episode in the TV show he created, Scientastic!, which addresses the importance of sleep.

    Irwin to be Grand Marshal of Veterans Day Parade
    The Washington Observer-Reporter announced that Dr. Lew Irwin, professor of political science, will be the grand marshal of Washington County’s Veterans Day parade.

    Sept. 21
    Congress, Veterans Affairs Agency Engage in Unusual Dispute Over Records, Accountability
    The Pendleton Times-Post included this Associated Press article about the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs ignoring requests for information from Congress for more than a year. Dr. Pat Dunham, chair and associate professor of political science, was interviewed for the story. The article also appeared in the New Jersey Herald and the Beaver County Times.

    Catholics Here Praise Pope’s Talk of Inclusion
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about an interview with Pope Francis in which he addressed more inclusion in the church.

    Sept. 20
    Duquesne U. Opens Roomier Legal Clinic
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article on the launch of the newly located Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education. Associate Law Professor Joe Mistick and Laurie Serafino, associate law professor and director of clinical legal education, were quoted.

    Health Center Getting Upgrade
    This Pittsburgh Catholic article about renovations at the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center mentions the organization’s partnership with the Rangos School of Health Sciences.

    Sept. 19
    RWJF Education Grants Fund ‘New Careers in Nursing’
    Duquesne University was mentioned in this Nurse.com article as one of just 52 schools to receive grants from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s New Careers in Nursing program.

    Sept. 18
    Beethoven’s Piano Trios and Sonatas are a Doorway to Appreciation
    The Tribune-Review interviewed David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair, for this feature article about the Mary Pappert School of Music’s new two-season series, Beethoven on the Bluff.

    Falcon Foundation to Honor Hall of Fame Inductees
    The Tribune-Review included this article about the Connellsville Area School District Hall of Fame’s upcoming inductions, which will include Mike Tomaro, professor music and chair of jazz studies.

    Sept. 17
    Expert: XTO Charges Unusual But Send Message
    Assistant Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Business Times for this article about rare criminal charges in the field of environmental law.

    Sept. 16
    University of Pittsburgh Study Cites Harmful Effects of Yelling at Teens
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Jered Kolbert, associate professor of education, for this article about a study that indicates that 13- and 14-year-olds who receive harsh verbal discipline from their parents are more likely to have depression symptoms and behavioral problems.

    Sept. 15
    Workzone: Male, Female Work Styles Can Mesh
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Elisabet Rodriguez Dennehy, lead faculty for the Women’s Executive Leadership Program and an adjunct professor in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, for this article about the differing work styles of men and women.

    Sept. 14
    Pittsburgh Symphony Musicians Take to Their Bikes
    Edward Stephan, adjunct professor and chair of percussion, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about he and fellow Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra members regularly taking their bicycles with them on tour.

    Sept. 13
    Legal Expert Doubts Legitimacy of Proposed Grand Jury
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Wes Oliver, associate law professor, for this article about some Westmoreland County residents seeking to reinstate the county’s common law grand jury in an effort to ensure the prosecution of criminal acts that are politically incorrect.

    Sept. 12
    Catholic Colleges, Universities Find Top Spots in U.S. News Rankings
    The Catholic Chronicle announced in this article that Duquesne was among the Catholic schools ranked by U.S. News and World Report in its annual Best College publication.

    Sept. 11
    Expert: Obama ‘Made a Stumble’ on Syria
    In the Tribune-Review, the Rev. John Sawicki, assistant professor of political science and co-chair of the Center for International Relations, called a threat of military strikes in Syria a make-or-break moment for the White House.  Sawicki was quoted about the president’s response to chemical attacks in Syria. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.

    Dick’s Will Cast Wider ‘Net With Triple Online Sales
    The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, about Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc.  and its online retail business. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, IBM News, TMCnet.com and Technews.com.

    Sept. 10
    Geneva Gets U.S. News Honors
    Timesonline.com reported that Duquesne University has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in multiple categories of its 2014 Best Colleges rankings, including being ranked 45th overall in the national Best Value rankings for universities. A similar article on the rankings appeared in Japan’s Taisha.org.

    Ask The Experts: Financial Management Tips for 2013 Graduates
    Cardhub.com quoted Thomas Nist, Donahue Chair in Investment, in an article about savings and investment habits.

    Sept. 9
    Best-Value Private Law Schools Named; Brigham Young Tops List With A Grade
    Abajournal.com featured the Best-Value Private Law Schools, as named by the National Jurist, including the Duquesne University School of Law at number four on the list.

    Pittsburgh Tech, Business and University News
    Beforeitsnews.com reported that high school students will present at a national chemistry conference through Duquesne’s Project SEED, which encourages economic diversity in the sciences. The story also appeared in TECHBurgher.

    Sept. 8
    Newsmaker: Dr. Henk ten Have
    The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Henk ten Have, director of Duquesne University’s Center for Healthcare Ethics, as a Newsmaker for being among international experts invited to discuss the United Nation’s Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO’s) bioethics achievements during the past 20 years and help guide its future. The story also appeared in the Associated Press.

    CMU Profs Use Imaging to Read Minds
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Jane Campbell Moriarty about the courts allowing brain scans as evidence during sentencing to support a claim of impaired cognitive functioning. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.

    Sept. 6
    The First Step is to Recognize When An Issue is an Ethical One
    The Pittsburgh Business Times featured an article, The First Step is to Recognize When An Issue is an Ethical One, written by Bill O’Rourke, executive director of The Beard Institute.

    Employers Added 169,000 Jobs in August; Rate Falls to 7.3 Percent
    The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, in an article about employers adding 169,000 jobs in August and the unemployment rate falling to 7.3 percent. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.

    When the U.K. Newspaper the Sunday Times Outed J.K. Rowling
    AD Hoc News (EN) reported that Dr. Patrick Juola, associate professor of computer sciences and mathematics, was one of two computation scholars tasked with determining whether the novel The Cuckoo’s Calling, published under the pen name Robert Galbraith, was actually Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. The U.K. newspaper the Sunday Times revealed Rowling as the author earlier this year, based upon Juola’s work.

    Sept. 5
    Why Telemarketing Software Matters for Authentic Connections
    Telemarketing Software interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, on the regulations for organizations and companies making telemarketing calls.

    Anonymity the New Web Word
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Jacob H. Rooksby, assistant professor in the law school, about trade-offs in privacy and using certain websites on the Internet.

    Man Exonerated in Fayette County Double Killing After 27 Years Sues Prosecutors, Investigator
    The Post-Gazette quoted John Rago, associate professor of law who chaired the state Committee to Study Wrongful Convictions, in a case where a man was exonerated for two murders and is seeking damages from the government.

    Sept. 4
    PA Gadflies: The Meaning of Activism
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz appeared on Pennsylvania Cable Network’s PA Gadflies for the show The Meaning of Activism.

    Sept. 3
    Enrollment Patterns in Western Pa. Show Private Schools’ Strategy Working
    Duquesne was featured in this Tribune-Review article, which addresses the increase in enrollment at area private universities.

    Sept. 1
    Walking While Black in the ‘White Gaze’
    Dr. George Yancy, professor of philosophy, authored this opinion piece published in the New York Times on racism, stereotypes and what he calls the “white gaze.”

    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 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.