September

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Sept. 27
Colleges to Pittsburgh Promise Students: Room and Board? We Have You Covered.
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne is one of 19 area universities to participate in a partnership with The Pittsburgh Promise to help cover room and board costs for Pittsburgh Public School students. A similar announcement was made by WESA-Radio.

‘That’s Not the Way it’s Supposed to Work’: Court to Decide if Pa. Voter Maps Are Legal
Penn Live interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a recent lawsuit which claims the map Pennsylvania lawmakers created is a partisan gerrymander that violates the state constitution’s equal protection clause.

New Academic Programs
Inside Higher Ed reported that Duquesne is starting a master of science in supply chain management program in fall 2018.

Pittsburgh Promise Partners with 19 Colleges to Provide Grants
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Duquesne is one of 19 area colleges and universities to form a partnership with The Pittsburgh Promise—a scholarship program for Pittsburgh Public School students—to provide additional academic and financial support to participants.

Sept. 26
Say it Five Times Fast: Roboburgh, Robot Belt, Robotics row. But Will These Burgh Buzzwords Stick?
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Laura Mahalingappa, assistant professor of sociolinguistics in the School of Education, for this story about Pittsburgh’s latest nicknames, which are reflective of its new identity in the technology sector.

The Great Debt Ceiling Show
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for U.S. News and World Report about Congress’ decision to raise the debt limit again, despite the fact that taxes are not raised and spending is not cut.

Sept. 25
In a Lost Essay, a Glimpse of an Elusive Poet and Slave
The New York Times interviewed Dr. Faith Barrett, associate professor of English, about a recently discovered essay by George Moses Horton, an enslaved man from North Carolina in the early 1800s, which sheds light on his possible role in campus controversies over race, power and free speech at the University of North Carolina.

Steelers Coach Mike Tomlin’s Handling of NFL Protests a ‘Cop Out,’ Prof Says
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about freedom of speech in regard to recent NFL anthem protests.

Corruption Case Against Pa. Lawmaker Delayed for Years
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Philadelphia Inquirer story about how high-profile court cases with complex legal issues often take years to reach trial.

Sept. 24
Bishop Zubik Marking 10 Years at Helm of Pittsburgh Diocese
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Maureen O’Brien, associate theology professor, for this story commemorating Bishop David Zubik’s 10 years as bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Sept. 23
Once Again, Harrisburg Gets it Wrong
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about how small businesses are affected when income taxes are raised as a result of budget deficits.

Sept. 21
How Pa. Legislators Are Weighing in On the U.S. Supreme Court Gerrymandering Case
The Incline interviewed Visiting Law Professor Wilson Huhn for this story about how an upcoming gerrymandering court case in Wisconsin may impact partisan gerrymandering issues in the state of Pennsylvania.

Plum Residents, Experts Debate Safety of Marcellus Shale Fracking Water Dump Site
The Tribune Review interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology, for this story about a follow-up meeting between environmental experts and Plum residents regarding a proposed injection well, which is used in the Marcellus shale fracking process.

Sept. 19
The Case for Small-Business Tax Cuts
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the need for congressional leadership to get a tax-cut bill on the floor and pass it into law, especially for the benefit of small businesses.

Sept. 17
Woman’s Symphony Wish is Granted
The Post-Gazette interviewed Adjunct Music Therapy Professor Jessica Mull for this story about an elderly woman who attended the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s annual gala thanks to the Dream Foundation, which fulfills the dreams of terminally ill adults.

Apollo Area Residents Involved in Failed NUMEC Nuke Suit Hope Federal Judges Reconsider
The Tribune-Review interviewed Assistant Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee for this story about Apollo residents who are asking a federal court to reconsider its ruling to throw out lawsuits alleging that an Apollo nuclear fuels plant caused cancer among residents.

Sept. 15
20 of Pittsburgh’s Architectural Gems
HGTV included Duquesne’s Richard King Mellon Hall of Science on its list of 20 of Pittsburgh’s Architectural Gems.

Sept. 12
Annual Walkatop Urban Hike Benefits Suicide Prevention
The South Pittsburgh Reporter published this story about an urban hiking event led by Dr. Eva Simms, professor and endowed chair in psychology, which provided walkers with information about suicide prevention.

National University Ranking
The U.S. News & World Report released their national university rankings for 2018. Duquesne tied at No. 120 with the University of Missouri, Catholic University of America and DePaul University.

GCC, Duquesne Partner with Nursing Program
The Sharon Herald reported that Grove City College and Duquesne’s School of Nursing have entered into an agreement that will allow for Grove City students’ admission into the Second Degree Bachelor of Nursing program at Duquesne upon completion of a bachelor’s of science or arts degree at Grove City.

Sept. 11
Campus Presidents, the DA and Victim Advocates to Attend Screening of Videos on Sexual Assault
The Post-Gazette included this article about Duquesne President Ken Gormley and 12 other area college and university presidents discussing campus sexual assault via video to highlight efforts to combat the problem. The videos were unveiled at a Sept. 11 meeting at the University of Pittsburgh.

Best Online Doctorate in Nursing Programs: Students Before Profits Award 2017
Nonprofit Colleges Online ranked Duquesne No. 45 on its list of Best Online Doctorate in Nursing Programs.

No Longer Just Charities, Pittsburgh Nonprofits Have Extraordinary Influence on the Economy, Development, Government
The Post-Gazette named Duquesne as one of the region’s biggest non-profit employers in this story about Pittsburgh non-profits and their economic influence on the city.

Sept. 8
For Sale: A Shop Full of Wedding — and Prom — Memories
The Post-Gazette interviewed Small Business Development Center Training Manager Christine Hughes for this story about exit strategies for small business owners looking to retire.

Sept. 6
House Bill Would Put Thousands More Autonomous Vehicles on U.S. Roads
The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant Law Professor Seth Oranburg for this story about a U.S. House of Representatives bill aimed at lifting motor vehicle standards that previously prevented the introduction of new technologies for autonomous cars.

When is a Question Illegal? Bethlehem Police Say Questioner Broke Law at Pat Toomey Town Hall
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Mike Dillon, associate professor of journalism, and Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a Northampton County resident who posed an uncomfortable and some say threatening question about immigration to Senator Pat Toomey during a town hall meeting, and the charges he may face.

Sept. 5
Pa. Should Replace its Burdensome List of Taxes with a 5.4 Percent Income Tax
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer proposing that Pennsylvania legislators establish a simple and transparent tax code that will boost the state economy.

Duquesne Offering Master’s in Supply Chain Management
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that the business school will offer a master’s of science in supply chain management and a 15-credit master’s certificate program in supply chain management in the fall of 2018.

Sept 2
‘Vulnerable Populations’: A Necessary Concept in Research Ethics?
Bio Edge reported that Dr. Henk ten Have, director and professor in the Center for Healthcare Ethics, has argued that vulnerability should be introduced as a new principle in biomedical ethics.

Sept. 1
PA Court to Mull Hearing Partisan Gerrymandering Suit Similar To Case Before SCOTUS
WESA-Radio interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about whether or not a case will be heard in regard to a recent lawsuit which claims the map Pennsylvania lawmakers created to outline congressional districts is a partisan gerrymander.

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