Duquesne in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

May 14
Pennsylvania voters to decide racial equity amendment
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Associated Press about Pennsylvania voters' upcoming decision whether to make protections against racial discrimination explicit in the state constitution.  

May 13
Duquesne University's new medical school will have virtual anatomy tech and simulation hospital
Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne's new College of Osteopathic Medicine will have virtual anatomy and hospital simulation technology.  

Tens of millions of dollars in new COVID-19 aid headed for Pennsylvania colleges and their students
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne will be receiving approximately $13.9 million in another round of emergency financial aid for colleges and their students.  

'It's been such a long year': Pittsburghers welcome new CDC mask guidelines
Vice President of Marketing and Communications Gabriel Welsch was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about new CDC mask guidelines, particularly on college campuses.

GOP lawmakers roll out Second Amendment sanctuary bill
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Democrat about the roll out of the Second Amendment sanctuary bill.  

May 12
39 candidates fight for 9 Allegheny County Common Pleas judicial seats
The Tribune-Review mentioned that Assistant Clinical Professor Tiffany Sizemore is one of 39 candidates fighting for an Allegheny County Common Pleas judicial seat.  

'Our rights will be defended': Mastriano brings the fight over 'Second Amendment Sanctuaries' to the Pa. Capitol
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the fight over Second Amendment sanctuaries which made its way to the Pennsylvania Capitol on Wednesday, May 12. 

'No-Knock' Ballot Measure Could Open Door To More Police Accountability, Activists Hope
WESA-Radio interviewed Law Professor Wesley Oliver for this story about the possibility of altering the Pittsburgh Home Rule Charter to ban police officers from executing warrants at any residence without knocking, announcing themselves and waiting at least 15 seconds before entering.  

A closer look at Pa.'s fraught 2021 ballot questions | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this opinion piece for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star that takes a look at Pennsylvania's ballot questions for this year.  

Black-led Community Spotlight: Tracey McCants Lewis
The Pittsburgh City Paper included this article about Tracey McCants Lewis, an adjunct professor of clinical legal education, who is the first Black woman to serve as board chair of the August Wilson African-American Cultural Center.  

May 11
Health ads in users' customized online sites may evoke negative reactions
Assistant Professor of Media Studies Dr. Jinping Wang was interviewed for this Sound Health and Lasting Wealth article about users' reactions regarding health advertisements on social media platforms.

May 10
The Appellate Lawyer-A Dying Breed? No. But There Are Not Enough
This Legal Intelligencer article mentions that the School of Law has an intensive practice procedure to replicate appellate law.  

Pittsburgh: Develop PGH Bulletins: Penguins Development Team Scores Approval For Tower On Civic Arena Site
Patch mentioned Duquesne's proposed master plan for improvements on campus through 2031 including development on Forbes Avenue.  

May 9
Davies & Harrigan: Democrats shaky on defining 'fair share' of taxes
Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies co-wrote this article for the Boston Herald about Democrats' lack of definition when it comes to the fair share of taxes that the rich should be paying.  

How student reporters investigated their campuses
Poynter briefly mentioned the staff of The Duquesne Duke student newspaper who highlighted stories of Black students, alumni and community members this past year.  

Other Voices: Rein in emergency powers in Pennsylvania
Political Science Professor Clifford Bob wrote this article for the Post-Gazette about two referendums on Pennsylvania's May 18 election ballot which seek to change the state's law on states of disaster emergency.

May 8
Crime victims are some of the most visible figures fighting against Philly DA Larry Krasner's reelection
Law Professor Wesley Oliver was interviewed for this article by the Philadelphia Inquirer about crime victims who are fighting against Larry Krasner's reelection.  

Honor society inductions, nursing pinnings and more for Sewickley area students
The Tribune-Review briefly mentioned that two Duquesne students were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.   

May 7
Duquesne University Graduate Honored For Recovery After Traumatic Brain Injury
KDKA-TV reported that Duquesne graduate Dylan Braun was honored during commencement for his remarkable recovery from a traumatic brain injury.  

Area hospitals see a shortage in healthcare workers
WIFR-TV mentioned an online publication by the School of Nursing in this article about the recent shortage of healthcare workers in hospitals.  

Duquesne University graduate honored during special ceremony
WTAE-TV reported that Duquesne graduate Dylan Braun was honored during a special ceremony after overcoming a serious brain injury and graduating with a master's degree in physician assistant studies.  

Duquesne University student graduates with master's degree while recovering from car crash
WPXI-TV published this article about Duquesne student Dylan Braun who recently graduated while recovering from a car accident leaving him with severe injuries.  

Duquesne Hires Rooney as Personal Brand Coach
New Castle News reported that Jordon Rooney was hired by Duquesne athletics as a personal brand coach for the men's basketball team for impeding changes to NCAA name, image and likeness rules and will extend his work to all student-athletes through the Slash Athletes program via Duquesne's PNC Leadership Academy.      

May 5
Local Leaders React to Governor's Lifting of COVID Restrictions
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Duquesne President Ken Gormley for this article that featured reactions from local leaders regarding Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement that the majority of the state's COVID restrictions will end on Memorial Day.

Public Health, Medical Experts Say Removing Most COVID Restrictions a Reasonable Next Step
Dr. Faina Linkov, chair and associate professor of health administration and public health in the School of Health Sciences, was interviewed by WESA-Radio for this story about Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announcing that the majority of the state's COVID restrictions will end on Memorial Day.  

Digital Health Tools in Diabetes
Sandhya Vijapurapu, a Pharm.D candidate graduating this spring, co-authored this Drug Topic article that offers information on various technology and mobile health apps that can help individuals with diabetes management.

With a majority of Pittsburgh Public Schools' board seats up for grabs, candidates are pushing for racial equity and accountability
PublicSource included this article about Duquesne freshman Delancey Walton, who is running for a seat on the Pittsburgh Public Schools' board.  

Seven Days in Pittsburgh: May 6-12
The Pittsburgh City Paper reported that Duquesne's Red Masquers will be putting on The Pittsburgh Monologue Project, a series of monologues based on true stories.  

Safety of Oral DMTs for RRMS in Real-world Use Seen to Match Trial Findings
Multiple Sclerosis News Today reported that the School of Pharmacy conducted an analysis that found people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis using approved oral disease-modifying therapies generally tolerate the treatments well.  

May 4
COVID-19 Latest: Wolf to lift mitigation orders; Vaccine shots will go where there's demand
This Post-Gazette article mentions that Duquesne faculty and students have vaccinated more than 2,000 people in just a few weeks at a clinic in the Hill District.

Upcoming School Board Elections Could Mean 'Potentially Huge' Shift For City District
WESA-FM mentioned that Duquesne student Delancey Walton who is running in the upcoming school board elections in this article about the possible shift for the city district after the elections. 

America won't find God. But we might find something else | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this opinion piece for Pennsylvania Capital-Star in response to a New York Times columnist's piece titled Can the Meritocracy Find God?  

May 3
COVID-19 delayed Duquesne's medical school project, but pandemic shows that it's needed, university says
The Post-Gazette published this article about the ongoing development and updates on Duquesne's new College of Osteopathic Medicine.  

May 2
What to do this week, from the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival to Remake Learning Days
NEXT Pittsburgh reported that Senior Vice President of Civic Engagement William Generett Jr. will participate in a virtual lecture hosted by Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures on Tuesday, May 4.  

Why we love pugs - and other snub-nosed dogs. It's in the eyes.
Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Anne Burrows was interviewed for this NBC News story about the reasons why eye contact plays a significant role in the bond between dogs and humans.  

April 30
'The next chess move:' Emergency powers ballot questions set the stage for a balance-of-power showdown
Dr. Clifford Bob was interviewed for this WITF-FM story about the May 18 primary where voters will get the chance to weigh in on two ideas that could change how branches of the state government can exercise their powers during an emergency.

College Admissions Staff Say Hybrid Approach Has Made The Process More Intimate
WESA-FM reported that Duquesne has taken a blended hybrid approach when it comes to campus tours. While online communication can be easier for some students, others need the in-person option to truly get a feel for the campus.

4 Ross commissioner seats up for reelection, only 1 race has primary challenge
The Tribune-Review mentioned that Duquesne student Lauren Hergert is running for Ross Township commissioner.

April 29
How Pittsburgh Activists are Seizing a Rare Chance to Reshape Courts
Law Professor Tiffany Sizemore was interviewed for this article by The Appeal about how grassroots groups in Pittsburgh are seizing a chance to reshape courts.

Grace Oakes believes in the future of Maple Festival
Daily American published this article about Duquesne student Grace Oakes who will be taking over as director for the Pennsylvania Maple Festival Quilt Show.

Waynesburg University offers new pharmaceutical programs
The Observer-Reporter mentioned that through Waynesburg University’s new partnership with Duquesne, students are able to participate in two pre-pharmacy programs.

Racial and Gender Discrimination Impacts PTSD Severity
Clinical Psychology PhD student José Luiggi-Hernández wrote this article for Mad in America about the impact of racial and gender discrimination on the severity of PTSD symptoms.

April 27
Q&A with Washington County Commissioner Larry Maggi
Environment Health News mentioned in this article that a study done by Duquesne researchers revealed that the development of a petrochemical facility would require gas from 1,000 new fracked wells per year.

April 26
Bethlehem Native Captains Duquesne Dancers to National Title
The Wheeling Intelligencer interviewed physician-assistant major Brittney Baker for this feature story on her role serving as captain of the Duquesne Dukettes, which recently won its first-ever national title at the virtual National Dance Association Collegiate Dance Championships.

April 24
North Huntingdon, Latrobe police expecting body cameras
Associate Law Professor John Rago was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review about the decision for local police departments in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties such as North Huntingdon and Latrobe to outfit police officers with body cameras. This article also appeared in Yahoo!News.

April 23
Waynesburg University offers new pharmaceutical programs
The Herald Standard mentioned Waynesburg University’s partnership with Duquesne which gives students the ability to participate in various programs within Duquesne’s School of Pharmacy.

April 22
18-year-old woman is youngest ever to run for Pittsburgh school board
WPXI-TV reported that Duquesne freshman Delancey Walton is the youngest ever to run for a position on Pittsburgh Public School’s school board.

Allegheny County Ballot Overwhelmed With 39 Candidates Running For Judge
Law Professor Joe Mistick was interviewed for this article by KDKA-TV about the Allegheny County ballot which has attracted over three dozen candidates running for judge.

There’s a pro-abortion rights case to be made for keeping the Hyde Amendment | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this article for Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the pro-abortion rights case to be made for keeping the Hyde Amendment.

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh : Racism And Economics
Patch reported that Senior Vice President of Civic Engagement William Generett Jr. will speak with author Heather McGhee about racism and economics at a program presented by Pittsburgh Arts and Lectures on Tuesday, May 4.

Earth Day '21: environmental issues past and present still present challenges
Director of Duquesne’s Center for Environmental Research and Education Dr. John Stolz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the past and current environmental challenges that we face.

Did you know that your local pharmacy technician is severely underpaid?
The Duquesne Duke reported that pharmacy technicians are severely underpaid with a starting salary of $13 per hour.

April 21
Pittsburgh reacts to verdict in trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin
WPXI-TV published an email that President Ken Gormley recently sent to students and staff in this article about Pittsburgh's reaction to Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict.

Obituary: Rhonda Gay Hartman, a fervent defender of the rights of children and adolescents in medical law
The Post-Gazette published this obituary for longtime Law Professor Rhonda Gay Hartman. President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this article and spoke about her commitment to her students.

Conservation Assistance Available for Farmers
Lancaster Farming published this article which notes that Duquesne University is a project partner in the Buffalo Creek Watershed Conservation Alliance project, which is focused on land management practices and conservation easements in the Buffalo Creek Watershed in Armstrong, Allegheny and Butler counties.

April 20
Pittsburgh region reacts to the Derek Chauvin guilty verdict
The Post-Gazette included a portion of President Ken Gormley's email to students and staff following Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict in this article about the Pittsburgh region's overall reaction to the verdict.

April 19
August Wilson African American Cultural Center taps Pens exec as new board chair
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Adjunct Law Professor Tracy McCants Lewis has been named the new board chair of the August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

Plastic bag preemption suit takes aim at long time Harrisburg dealmaking mechanism
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Pennsylvania Capital-Star about a legal challenge filed by Pennsylvania local governments to eliminate a state law that blocks them from regulating the use of plastic bags.

Edwards takes on two challengers in PPS District 9 board race
The Post-Gazette mentioned that Duquesne freshman Delancey Walton is running to represent Pittsburgh Public Schools' ninth district in May's primary election.

April 18
The ambitious heretic who would be president
English Professor Greg Barnhisel wrote this article for the Post-Gazette about a new biography of South Carolina politician John Calhoun entitled Calhoun: American Heretic.

April 16
Central Baptist Church providing daily walk-in COVID vaccine appointments
The New Pittsburgh Courier reported that Duquesne students are administering the Moderna vaccine at Central Baptist Church in the Hill District.

Dr. Faina Linkov on KDKA-Radio
Chair of Health Administration and Public Health Dr. Faina Linkov was interviewed on KDKA-Radio about her recent research which revealed that universal health coverage may be the best way to reduce U.S. health disparities.

April 15
Trusted sources: How a Duquesne University program builds on neighborhood relationships to improve health care
Public Source published this article about Duquesne's Bridges to Health Program, which builds neighborhood relationships in order to improve community health care.

Pa. farmers urged to apply for assistance with Regional Conservation Partnership Program
This article in The Sentinel mentions that Duquesne University is a partner in the Buffalo Creed Watershed Conservation Alliance, a project focused on implementing land management practices and conservation easements in the Buffalo Creed Watershed in Armstrong, Allegheny and Butler Counties.

More At Stake Than Just New May Deadline When It Comes To Taxes
Associate Professor of Accounting Dr. Bryan Menk was interviewed for this article by KDKA-TV about the extended deadline for filing tax returns.

'I'm glad Tarentum's opening up': Night Market draws customers to small businesses on covid rebound
The Tribune-Review briefly mentioned that Duquesne's School of Pharmacy recently offered free blood pressure screenings at Tarentum's Night Market.

In podcast, journalism professor Sweeney reflects on lessons learned from cancer and life
Journalism Professor Dr. Pamela Walck was interviewed for this article by Ohio University about a professor who recently reflected on his life and fight with cancer.

A foul ball, hot dog and a college degree? PNC Park, Beaver Stadium help Pitt, other colleges hold in-person commencement
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne's commencement plans will include one virtual ceremony for all graduates followed by a few smaller in-person ceremonies.

April 13
McDaniel College and Duquesne University form partnership
Patch reported that Duquesne has formed a partnership with McDaniel College that gives undergraduate students in the Economics and Business Administration Department preferred admission to four master's degree programs in Duquesne's School of Business.

Pull Quotes Season 4, Episode 5: Should Canadian crime reporters start thinking beyond what they can print, to what they should?
Journalism Professor Maggie Patterson was interviewed in The Review of Journalism podcast about the underlying factors that may contribute to different approaches to crime reporting.

Three people hurt after several vehicles collide on Liberty Bridge
Duquesne student Bailey Lis was interviewed for this article by WPXI-TV about a car accident that took place yesterday on Liberty Bridge.

McDaniel College, Duquesne University form master's degree partnership
The Daily Record reported that McDaniel College and Duquesne announced a partnership that gives McDaniel undergraduate students in the Economics and Business Administration department, as well as eligible alumni, preferred admission to four master's degree programs in Duquesne's School of Business.

April 12
A Question Of Balance - Why A U.K. Angel Syndicate Is Focused On Female Founders
Forbes mentioned a research study performed by Law Professor Seth Oranburg and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Dr. Mark Geiger revealing that out of a sample group, 40.8% of investments by women were directed at female-led companies.

April 10
Dominic Foppoli is under investigation over sexual assault allegations. But can he be charged?
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this article by the San Francisco Chronicle about Windsor Mayor Dominic Foppoli, who is under investigation for sexual assault.

April 9
Legal ruling over suit against Heartland Homes parent expected to open door to more consumer complaints in Pennsylvania
Law Professor Richard Heppner was interviewed for this article by Pittsburgh Business Times about a recent legal ruling against a Heartland Homes parent which could have major implications for consumer protection cases in Pennsylvania moving forward.

April 8
President Ken Gormley's vision poises Duquesne at the region's epicenter (Video)
Pittsburgh Business Times published this article about President Ken Gormley, who recently spoke at the Pittsburgh Business Times' VisionPittsburgh event. Gormley discussed his plans for the future of Duquesne and the challenges of the pandemic.

April 7
What to do this weekend, from a Wildlife Baby Shower to Contemporary Craft's Golden Anniversary
NEXT Pittsburgh briefly mentioned that Duquesne will be hosting its Virtual Music on the Bluff series, which includes a performance of Brahms' Sonata for Viola and Piano featuring Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra violist Maryellen Gingras-Roy and School of Music Dean David Allen Wehr.

April 6
Week in Photos: April 4-10
The Post-Gazette published this collection of photos-including one photo of Duquesne students waiting for community members to come and receive their vaccines at a clinic. The clinic is organized by the Allegheny County Health Department in partnership with Duquesne's Center for Integrative Health at Central Baptist Church in the Hill District.

April 5
Here's who won the Duquesne New Venture Challenge
Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Kunal Gandhi, co-founder and CEO of SimpL, won Duquesne's New Venture Challenge, claiming the top prize of $12,500.

April 2
The race is on to vaccinate Pittsburgh's Black community
The New Pittsburgh Courier mentioned that several Hill District residents have been receiving the COVID-19 vaccine from members of Duquesne's pharmacy division.

April 1
Here's which local grad school programs earned top spots in U.S. News rankings
Pittsburgh Business Times mentioned that Duquesne was recently ranked 29th in occupational therapy and 43rd in pharmacy on U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools list.

Low-Income Residents Overdue On Payments May Face Utility Shutoffs Starting Today
Provost Dr. David Dausey was interviewed on WESA-FM's "The Confluence" about safety and health precautions as Duquesne prepares for a return to in-person classes in the fall.