Duquesne in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

March 4
Hakes landfill proposing major expansion in Steuben County
Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was interviewed for this article by Finger Lakes 1 about the proposal to expand the Hakes C&D Disposal Inc. landfill in Steuben County.

March 3
Pittsburgh-Area Commercial Bankruptcies Hit A Low In 2020, Despite Pandemic
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Risa Kumazawa was interviewed for this article by WESA-FM about the low number of business bankruptcies in Pittsburgh, despite the pandemic.  

Lining Up For Battle
Dr. Robert Sroufe, Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness in the MBA Sustainable Business Practices Program, was interviewed for this article by the Pittsburgh Business Times about the debate over whether Pennsylvania should join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

March 1
Several Long-Term Care Facilities In Allegheny County Now Require The COVID-19 Vaccine For Staff
Epidemiologist and Public Health Chair Dr. Faina Linkov was interviewed for this article by WESA-FM about the decision to mandate the COVID-19 vaccine for staff of various long-term care facilities.

Feb. 28
The Pittsburgh Courier wrote the history of Black Americans from its hometown
Assistant Media Professor Dr. Pamela Walck was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about the Pittsburgh Courier, a newspaper that continues to document the history of Black Americans in Pittsburgh.

Feb. 26
VisionPittsburgh - Ken Gormley, President, Duquesne University
Pittsburgh Business Times reported that President Ken Gormley will speak at VisionPittsburgh, a webinar centered around the vision of Pittsburgh's business leaders.

Feb. 25
Education Disrupted
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this article by Pittsburgh Business Times about the ways in which COVID-19 has disrupted education and what schools are doing to stay on track.  

Penn State plans for in-person fall and will distribute $27.5M in COVID-19 financial aid
Vice President for Marketing and Communications Gabriel Welsch was quoted in this article by the Post-Gazette about Duquesne's plans for the fall semester.

Schenectady Symphony virtual performance of 'Bach to Basics' announced
The Daily Gazette reported that Adjunct Professor of Voice Brent Weber will be performing in the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra's virtual performance of Bach to Basics.

Feb. 24
Social Media Can Increase Risk Of Eating Disorders And Negative Body Image
Assistant Nursing Professor Dr. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers was interviewed for this article by Forbes about the link between social media and the rise of eating disorders and negative body image.

Pittsburgh musicians Brittany Trotter and Lyn Starr are first UniSound Black Teaching Residents
Pittsburgh City Paper reported that Adjunct Professor of Musicianship Brittany Trotter is one of the first Black teaching residents at UniSound.

We have to defeat the myth of the stolen election. We risk destroying our democracy if we don't | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this op-ed for Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the need to defeat the myth of the stolen 2020 presidential election for the good of our democracy.

Dive into the history of Pa. public health
Assistant History Professor Dr. Andrew Simpson was interviewed for this article by Pocono Record about an upcoming event and book about the commonwealth's contributions to the world of medicine and public health.

Feb. 23
Cheap Car Insurance in Pennsylvania
WalletHub interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about the consumer demand for car insurance and where Pennsylvanians can get the best rates.

Feb. 22
Supreme Court refuses to hear Rep. Kelly's petition on constitutionality of Pa.'s mail voting law
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to hear a case on the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's mail-in voting law.

With hike, community group takes steps to help Hazelwood's Greenway and its surroundings
Tiffany Taulton, adjunct professor in the Center for Environmental Research and Education and director of community initiatives for the Hazelwood Initiative, was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about a recent hiking event through Hazelwood's Greenway.

Program focuses on healthcare equity for underserved communities in Pittsburgh area
WPXI-TV reported that Associate Pharmacy Professor Dr. Jennifer Elliott has created the "Bridges to Health" program to make it easier for people in underserved communities to get access to the healthcare they need.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to consider Mike Kelly's Pa. mail-in ballot challenge
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review about the U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to consider U.S. Representative Mike Kelly's challenge of Pennsylvania's mail-in voting system.

Feb. 19
Commentary: Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan - Chronology and context to COVID
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for My Journal Courier about COVID-19 statistics and chronology.

Feb. 18
Poor neighborhoods linked to higher mortality risk from COVID-19, Duquesne U. professor finds
Assistant Health Sciences Professor Dr. Ahmad Khanijahani was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about the link between poor neighborhoods and higher mortality rates from COVID-19.

Creating Equity-Focused Schools - from Within
Interim Dean and Education Professor Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett was mentioned as part of the equity team in this article by Teachers College about creating equity-focused schools.

Feb. 16
The Lost Art of Association
Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. Luke Sheahan wrote this op-ed for the Epoch Times about freedom of association in America.

Environmentalists question Ohio's use of radioactive brine waste to treat roads
Dr. John Stolz, professor of microbiology, was interviewed for this article by the Columbus Dispatch about the negative effects of winter road treatments including brine waste and AquaSalina.

Ahmad Khanijahani- Professor and Public Health Researcher, Duquesne University
Assistant Health Sciences Professor Dr. Ahmad Khanijahani was interviewed by KDKA-Radio about his study concerning the impact COVID-19 has had on neighborhoods composed primarily of people of color.

Feb. 15
SAT changes show declining impact exam has on college admissions
Joel Bauman, senior vice president of enrollment management, was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about the declining impact of the SAT on college admissions.

The Great Contraction
Provost Dr. David Dausey was interviewed for this article by The Chronicle of Higher Education about counseling available at Duquesne through the use of video conferencing.

Griffin becomes first African American, first woman to become Chair of Pa. Lawyers Fund for Client Security Board
New Pittsburgh Courier reported that Associate Law Professor Barbara Griffin has become the first woman and African American to become the chair of the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security Board.

Feb. 14
‘Couplehood': North Huntingdon couple celebrates 70 years of marriage
Director of Clinical Training and Associate Psychology Professor Dr. Jessie Goicoechea was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review about a North Huntingdon couple who is celebrating 70 years of marriage.

People on the move: 2/14/2021
The Post-Gazette briefly mentioned in this People on the Move roundup that Duquesne named Dr. Jennifer Padden Elliott the inaugural Ed and Karen Fritzky Family Chair in Integrative Medicine and Wellbeing.

Donald Trump acquitted of inciting Capitol riot
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this article by The Times about former President Donald Trump being acquitted for the second time when his impeachment trial concluded in the U.S. Senate.

Feb. 13
COVID-19 Testing, Immunizations Offer New Opportunities to Gain and Retain Patients
Dr. Tiffany Hatcher, clinical assistant professor of pharmacy, was interviewed for this article by Pharmacy Times about COVID-19 testing and immunization as a means to gain patients.

Westmoreland County divorces decline during coronavirus pandemic
Theology Professor Dr. George Worgul Jr. was interviewed for this article by the Tribune-Review about the impact of the ongoing pandemic on divorce rates, specifically in Westmoreland County.

Feb. 12
Impeachment Trial Day 3 Highlights: Prosecutors Rest Their Case, Warning Trump ‘Can Do This Again' if He Is Not Convicted
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this article by the New York Times about former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and the legacy he will leave.

Feb. 11
If Convicting Trump Is Out of Reach, Managers Seek a Verdict From the Public and History
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this article by the New York Times about the potential conviction and verdict of former President Donald Trump throughout his impeachment trial.

UniSound launches Black teaching artist-in-residence program
The Tribune-Review reported that the new Black Teaching Artist-in-Residence program, supported by UniSound, is awarding adjunct musicianship professor Brittany Trotter with an inaugural residency.

Studies Show Racial Disparities In COVID-19 Fatality And Potential Vaccine Access
WESA-Radio mentioned a recent study done by Duquesne researchers that found a correlation between the rates of COVID-19 fatality and the racial and socioeconomic segregation in a community.

Feb. 10
The San Francisco school board's vote removing Lincoln's, Washington's names was was wrong. Here's why | Bruce Ledewitz
Law professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this op-ed for Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the San Francisco school board's decision to remove several historical names, including Abraham Lincoln and George Washington.

Opinion | What an acquittal of Mr. Trump would mean
The Washington Post cited a previous op-ed by President Ken Gormley in this article about what the acquittal of former President Donald Trump would mean amidst his impeachment trial.

Feb. 9
Ken Gormley: President Trump's impeachment trial will not endanger past presidents
President Ken Gormley wrote this article for the Post-Gazette about former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and its impact on previous presidents.

Constitutional scholar Gormley says he believes Trump impeachment trial can proceed
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about moving forward with former President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Photos: Duquesne University's new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse
Pittsburgh Business Times published this article giving a glimpse inside the new UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse.

Feb. 8
People on the move: 2/8/2021
The Post-Gazette briefly mentioned that Duquesne recently named Dr. Jennifer Padden Elliott the inaugural Ed and Karen Fritzky Family Chair in Integrative Medicine and Wellbeing.  

Study Find That Racial And Socioeconomic Segregation Are Predictors Of Higher COVID Fatality Rates
WESA-FM reported that a new study from Duquesne revealed that a county's levels of racial and socioeconomic segregation are indicators of its COVID-19 mortality rate.

Feb. 7
Pa. fails to enforce vaccine order to track racial data
Dr. David Dausey, epidemiologist and Duquesne provost, was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about vaccine distribution in the U.S. and gaps in data regarding the race of vaccine recipients.

Feb. 5
Restaurants, bars and hotels at center of COVID-19 pandemic relief bill Gov. Tom Wolf signed Friday
Dr. Risa Kumazawa, associate professor of economics, was interviewed for this article by WTAE-TV about a new pandemic relief bill that will help restaurants, bars and hotels.  

Dr. Audrey Guskey on KDKA-TV
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by KDKA-TV previewing this year's Super Bowl ads.  

Chartiers Valley School District inoculates 120 staffers with covid-19 vaccine
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne students helped administer COVID-19 vaccines to 120 staff members at the Chartiers Valley School District.  

WAARF! Now Washington County has a fund to help abused, neglected animals
The Post-Gazette reported that Adjunct Philosophy Professor Dr. Faith Bjalobok has established the Washington Abused Animal Relief Fund (WAARF) which funds care for abused and neglected animals.

Feb. 4
Opinion: Yes, the Senate has the power to try Trump. He was impeached in office.
President Ken Gormley co-wrote this op-ed for the Washington Post about the Senate's power to try former President Donald Trump.

Pa. House moves to get legal relief for clergy abuse victims back on spring ballot
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by Spotlight PA about the agreement between leaders in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to employ an emergency tactic to allow voters to decide whether survivors of decades-old sexual abuse should have a chance to sue the perpetrators that covered up the crimes.

Duquesne names Jennifer Padden Elliott to inaugural holistic health care position
The Tribune-Review reported that Dr. Jennifer Padden Elliott, director of the Center for Integrative Health, has been named the inaugural Ed and Karen Fritzky Family Chair in Integrative Medicine and Wellbeing.  

How Area Political Science Professors Are Teaching The Impeachment Trial
Dr. Kristen Coopie, director of the Pre-Law Center, was interviewed for this article by WESA-FM about how professors are teaching students about the two impeachment trials of former President Donald Trump.

Feb. 3
Albright College, Duquesne University Sign Admission Agreement
BCTV reported that Albright College has signed an admission agreement for students to pursue a variety of Duquesne master's degree programs.

Let's Celebrate Black History Month!
Vice President of Civic Engagement and External Relations William Generett and Director for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Anthony Kane Jr. were mentioned in this article by Pittsburgh Urban Media honoring Black History Month. This month emphasizes the celebration of achievements by African Americans, as well as their role in U.S. history.  

Newly established fund helps finance care for abused animals
The Almanac reported that Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy Dr. Faith Bjalobok has established the Washington Abused Animal Relief Fund-a fund that finances care for abused animals.

Feb. 2
A Primer On PA's Bruce Castor, Who Trump Tapped To Co-Lead His Impeachment Defense
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by WESA-FM about former President Donald Trump's decision to call on Bruce Castor--an attorney with a history in Pennsylvania politics--to help lead his defense team against charges of incitement of insurrection.  

Washington native becomes first African-American chair of lawyers fund
The Observer-Reporter reported that Associate Professor of Law Barbara Griffin has been named chair of the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security. She has become the first woman and first African American to hold this position.  

Feb. 1
Cheap Car Insurance in Iowa
Dr. Pavel Yakovlev, associate professor of economics, was interviewed by WalletHub about the competitiveness of the car insurance market.   

Duquesne Offers Certification for Delivering COVID-19 Vaccines
Pittsburgh Magazine reported that Duquesne is offering the American Pharmacist Association Pharmacy Based Immunization Delivery program, a certificate training program that prepares pharmacists to safely administer COVID-19 vaccines.  

Duquesne New Venture Challenge names 5 finalists
Pittsburgh Business Times reported that five finalists have been selected for the second Duquesne New Venture Challenge--an entrepreneurship competition hosted by the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.  

Kathy Boockvar to resign as Pa.'s secretary of state over amendment issue
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by the Post-Gazette about the resignation of Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar.  

Moral Injury: Pandemic's Fallout for Health Care Workers
Fahmida Hossain, a bioethicist and adjunct faculty instructor, was interviewed for this article by WebMD about the ethical dilemmas and challenges that health care workers are facing during the ongoing pandemic.

COMMENTARY: War on small business
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, wrote this article for The Times and Democrat about the extreme challenges small business owners have faced throughout the ongoing pandemic.  

Duquesne University training hundreds of students, pharmacists to meet exploding need to deliver Covid vaccines
NEXT Pittsburgh reported that Duquesne has trained hundreds of pharmacy students to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Barbara Griffin named board chair of Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security
Pittsburgh Business Times reported that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has appointed Associate Law Professor Barbara Griffin as chair of the Pennsylvania Lawyers Fund for Client Security board.