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News Coverage for Duquesne

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Aug. 15
New Topic on Campus: Civil Discourse
The Wall Street Journal included a photo from President Ken Gormley’s recent civil discourse event for this story about how U.S. colleges are teaching students, parents and alumni how to discuss politics civilly.

Aug. 14
Cardinal Wuerl’s Actions in Pittsburgh Scrutinized by Catholic Sexual Abuse Investigation
The Washington Post interviewed Law Dean Emeritus Nick Cafardi for this story about Cardinal Donald Wuerl’s actions regarding alleged sexual abuse of minors by diocesan priests during the time Wuerl served as bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh (from 1988 to 2006).

Chicago Alderman Proposes UBI Experiment
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed by The Heartland Institute for this story about a proposal requesting the Chicago city government  consider a government-administered universal basic income pilot program.

Hundreds of Accused Priests Will Be Listed in Pennsylvania Report on Catholic Church Sex Abuse
The Washington Post interviewed Law School Dean Emeritus Nick Cafardi for this article about the release of an 800-page-plus grand jury report detailing 70 years of clerical sex abuse of minors in Catholic dioceses across Pennsylvania.

Aug. 13
Duquesne University: #225 on ‘MONEY’s 2018-19 Best Colleges List
Money ranked Duquesne No. 225 on its Best Colleges List for 2018-2019.

An Introduction to Music Therapy in End-of-Life Care
Dr. Noah Potvin, assistant professor of music therapy, penned this piece for Psychology Today that explains the benefit of treating end-of-life patients with music therapy techniques.

The Highest Office of Higher-Ed: Kenneth Gormley of Duquesne University
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed President Ken Gormley for this profile in a series that features each president of the region’s top universities.

Aug. 10
Duquesne University Named Among Princeton Review’s ‘Best 384 Colleges
The Princeton Review named Duquesne in its Best 384 Colleges edition for 2019. The University is also included in the Best Colleges: Region by Region list for the Northeast.

Aug. 9
Rooneys Donate Library of Books About Ireland to Duquesne University
The Post-Gazette interviewed University Archivist Tom White for this story about a collection of Irish books that were donated to the Gumberg Library by Patricia Rooney, wife of the late Dan Rooney.

Aug. 8
Something In The Water? Questions Linger About Water Quality for 50,000 in Beaver County
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education and professor of biological sciences, for this story about elevated levels of a likely human carcinogen contaminating water supplies in Beaver Falls, Pa.

August 7
Western Professor Probes Crime Coverage Around World
The Montreal Gazette included this article about the book Naming Names: A Comparison of Crime Coverage Rituals in North America and Europe. Co-authored by Multiplatform Journalism Professor Maggie Patterson, the book explores the ways in which media coverage of crime differs in North American and European countries.

August 6
#15MinutesOfFame: Andy Warhol And His Art Were Made for Social Media
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Sarah DeIuliis, assistant visiting professor in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, for this story about the ways Andy Warhol may have used social media. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, the Sacramento Bee, the Allentown Morning Call, the Wichita Eagle and U.S. News & World Report, among others.

Protecting Free Speech on Campus
President Ken Gormley was among several regional college and university presidents interviewed by Pittsburgh Quarterly for this story about protecting free speech on campuses.

Fox News’, ‘MSNBC’ Make the World Seem Scarier Than It Is
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer detailing major news networks’ actions to convert bad news into profits.

Excavations Unearth Walls, Bimah, of Lithuanian Synagogue
Arutz Sheva 7 reported that Dr. Philip Reeder, dean and professor in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, was part of a team of researchers that discovered the remains of a famous Lithuanian synagogue that was destroyed by the Soviet Union.

August 5
Clergy Abuse Case Reflects Simmering Scrutiny of Pa. Grand Jury System
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Law Professor Wes Oliver has been appointed to a task force chosen by the state Supreme Court to review the scope and powers of Pennsylvania grand juries.

August 2
We All Need It…Health Insurance
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, about the Trump administration’s expansion of short-term limited health insurance, which is being referred to as “skinny” health plans.

Standards-Based Grading: A Rose by Any Other Name…
Dr. Susan M. Brookhart, coordinator of assessment and evaluation in the School of Education, penned this piece for ASCD In Service about the use of standards-based grading in schools, which aims to make grades more accurately reflect student learning.