In the News
The achievements of Duquesne's liberal arts faculty and students generated news coverage in 2012. University press releases about the McAnulty College and Graduate School and its programs are in the column to the right.
Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Greg Barnhisel, associate professor of English, received the Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne.
Suicide a Rising Concern Among Military Veterans
The Post-Gazette included this feature article based on a presentation by the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant professor of political science, about suicide affecting active military members and veterans that was featured at the School of Nursing’s McGinley Symposium on veterans. Dr. Roger Brooke, professor of psychology and director of Military Psychological Services, was also quoted.
76 Celebrate American Citizenship at IUP Ceremony
The Rev. Radu Bordeianu, associate professor of theology, was featured in this Tribune-Review article about a group of individuals who recently took the Oath of Allegiance to become American citizens.
Bethel Park’s Mixed Electorate Makes it An Unknown Quantity
Dr. Lew Irwin, associate professor of political science, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the town of Bethel Park, Pa., serving as a statistical anomaly by being a voting district with the same number of Democrats and Republicans.
Pennsylvania Down Voters from 4 Years Ago
The Tribune-Review interviewed Political Science Chair Dr. Patricia Dunham for this article about a decrease in registered voters in Pennsylvania compared to the 2008 election. The article also appeared in the Free Republic and Fox News.
Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Clifford Bob, associate professor of political science, has been named the Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations, and that Dr. Lisa Lopez Levers, professor of education, has been named The Rev. Francis Philben Endowed Chair in African Studies.
North Charleroi Fields Cat Complaints, Won’t Dump Animal Control Officer
Dr. Faith Bjalobok, an instructor in the Department of Philosophy, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about concern in a local town where a new animal control officer is dealing with feral cats.
Poli-Sci Professor Leads Another Life as a Brigadier General
The Chronicle of Higher Education included this feature article on Dr. Lew Irwin, associate professor of public policy and American government, and his other career as a brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve.
Allegheny County Elections Offices Field Voter Deluge
Dr. Patricia Dunham, chair of political science, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about Allegheny County dealing with last-minute surge in voter registrations.
Experts: Gasoline Prices Could Keep Setting Records
Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was quoted in this Erie Times-News article about predicted, record-setting gasoline prices.
Walkabout: College Students Get Kick Out of Profiling Life in Lawrenceville
Dr. Mike Dillon, associate professor of journalism and multimedia arts, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about a magazine that his students publish each year that focuses on a different Pittsburgh neighborhood.