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News Coverage for Duquesne

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

June 12
Going In-House: New Law School Grads Taking Corporate Path
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that 12 percent of 2018 Duquesne law graduates are employed in the corporate sector. The article highlights the national trend of corporations hiring graduates fresh out of law school.

June 11
Gift to Aid Dyslexic Students in Catholic Schools
The Pittsburgh Catholic quoted Dr. Cindy Walker, dean of the School of Education, for this story about a new partnership between the School of Education, the Pittsburgh Diocese and the Pierce Family Foundation that will allow 20 Catholic elementary school teachers from the Diocese to earn a graduate degree in reading and literacy education at no cost.

June 7
It’s Time to Mandate Asthma Screenings for School Children
PennLive published this opinion piece written by Associate Pharmacy Professor Dr. Jennifer Elliott arguing for the need for asthma screenings for school children in Pennsylvania.

June 6
Prosecutors Face Legal Hurdle in Case Against Doctor Charged with 25 Patient Deaths
The Los Angeles Times interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver about a court case involving an Ohio doctor accused of ordering fatal painkiller doses for 25 hospital patients. This story also appeared in The Associated Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle and nine other sources.

Why Trump’s New Commission on Unalienable Rights is Likely to Upset the Human Rights Community
Dr. Clifford Bob, chair of political science, wrote this piece for the Washington Post about the ways in which groups with ideologies can use the resonant language of “rights” to push an agenda.

 June 4
Hillman Gift of $1.5 Million to Create Ethics Center at Duquesne University
The Post-Gazette reported that a $1.5 million gift from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation will fund the opening of the Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology and Law at Duquesne. Similar stories appeared in the Tribune-Review and the Pittsburgh Business Times.

June 2
Sticking Their Tongue Out and Sticking Their Nose In — Cities Try to Tackle Social Issues
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Joe Mistick about the legality of Mayor Bill Peduto’s proposed laws regarding gun control, paid sick leave and federal low-income housing vouchers.

June 1
Fracking Leachate is So Toxic, It Kills Microbes Meant to Treat Sewage
Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences, wrote this opinion piece for the Pike County Courier about the results of his tests at the Belle Vernon municipal waste water treatment plant.