News & Events
Policy Center Student to Present at SSSP Annual Meeting
The Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy is proud to announce that one of our students, Erin Pischke, has had a paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP).
Her paper is entitled, "The Environmental Marcellus Shale Advocacy Network in Pennsylvania: Resource Mobilization and Challenges to Addressing Fracking's Impacts on Local Communities." Erin is a Peace Corps Fellow who is working on energy related policy.
Policy Center Student Participates in (anti)Foundations Conference
Sarah V. Stevens presented her paper, "The Arts-A Vital Component of a Flourishing Society: The Importance of Reclaiming the Arts in a Scientific Culture," at the Duquesne University (anti)Foundations Conference on March 15, 2013.
Policy Center Student Publishes Conflict Resolution Article
Carol Schoenecker published her article, "Restorative Justice in Schools," in ACResolution, a quarterly magazine on conflict resolution. Carol is a second-year student finishing her research on school-based conflict-resolution programs.
YWCA recognizes Dr. Moni McIntyre
The YWCA Greater Pittsburgh has named the Policy Center's Dr. Moni McIntyre a recipient of its 2012 Racial Justice Award in the category of faith for her work as pastor of the Church of the Holy Cross in Homewood.
Boom & Bust Symposium explores impact of extraction on communities
The Policy Center's Dr. Kent Moors has been the principal organizer, with the Penn State Center of the Boom & Bust Symposium, which is timely and important not only for western PA, but for communities around the country and the world. This two-day conference will explore practical and research based cyclical impacts of extraction industries on local economic, social and health issues. We will bring together experts, policy makers, and the public to discuss the impact of rapid growth and decline in energy extraction on local communities, economies, and health.
College holds fourth annual Pascal Day
With leadership from the Policy Center's Dr. Charles Rubin, Duquesne University held its fourth annual Pascal Day on October 24, 2012. William A. Schambra, Director, the Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewa, spoke on U.S. foundations' promotion of eugenics, a history they would now just as soon avoid remembering or facing.
The 2011Pascal Day featured Dr. Harvey C. Mansfield, William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government at Harvard University and senior fellow at Stanford’s Hoover Institution, who spoke on Alexis de Tocqueville’s premise that religion supplies essential support to political liberty.
Thomas Arcury speaks on occupational justice
Dr. Thomas Arcury, Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Director of the Center for Worker Health in Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine will present a lecture entitled "Occupational Justice Research with North Carolina’s Farm-Workers: Pesticide Exposure and Housing Conditions" from 1:30 pm-2:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in room 104 College Hall. Dr. Arcury is the recipient of Duquesne University’s Sociology Department's Distinguished Alumni award for 2011.