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    News Coverage for Duquesne

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    Sept. 12
    Survey: Allegheny River Water Quality Holds Steady
    Dr. Elizabeth Dakin, instructor in environmental science and management, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the current water quality of the Allegheny River with regards to it containing lingering Marcellus shale drilling waste water and other river contaminants.

    As Downtown Macy’s Goes Dark, Its Iconic Status Lasts in Memory
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about the closing of Pittsburgh’s downtown Macy’s location.

    Sept. 11
    Choose Clara for $10 Bill
    Dr. Holly Mayer, associate history professor, was quoted in this Livingston County News article about the discussion of Clara Barton being considered to adorn the upcoming re-designed $10 bill.

    Sept. 10
    National Nursing League Names Latest Centers of Excellence announced that Duquesne University’s School of Nursing was one of only 12 schools from across the nation to be named by the National League for Nursing (NLN) as a Center of Excellence, which recognizes the school’s ability to create environments that enhance student learning and professional development, and promote faculty expertise. This marks the third consecutive time the NLN has awarded Duquesne this designation.

    Keurig Teams Up with Campbell’s to Offer Single-Serving Soups
    KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story about coffee maker Keurig partnering with Campbell’s Soup to offer consumers soup that can be brewed through a Keurig machine.

    Sept. 9
    Will City of Pittsburgh Get a Cut of the Penguins Sale?
    The Post-Gazette quoted Associate Sports Marketing Professor Dr. Ron Dick for this article about Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s bid to get the city a cut of the sale of the Penguins hockey team.

    Pittsburgh-Area Schools Among ‘U.S. News’ Best Colleges’
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that U.S. News and World Report ranked Duquesne at No. 115 for Best National Universities, at No. 90 for Best Online Programs and at No. 43 for Best Value Schools in the publication’s 2016 Best Colleges rankings.

    Sept. 8
    Francis Announces Changes to Annulment Process
    Dr. George Worgul, professor of theology, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about Pope Francis streamlining the annulment process for Catholics. The article also appeared in the Sun Herald.

    Houseboat? Historic Landmark? Airbnb in Pittsburgh Has Much to Offer
    NEXT Pittsburgh interviewed Dr. Matt Ryan, associate professor of economics, for this article about the growing number of Airbnbs in Pittsburgh.

    Sept. 7
    Educators Can Spot Emotional Baggage
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Deborah Sciglioano, assistant professor of education, for this article about educators becoming more aware that some students are carrying emotional baggage that can negatively affect their ability to learn.

    Sept. 6
    Newsmaker: George Bradley
    Dr. George Bradley, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, was featured as a Newsmaker in the Tribune-Review in recognition of his receiving the Meritorious Service Award from the Mathematical Association of America in Washington.

    AG Case Sees Sides Digging In
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Hazelton Standard Speaker article about the increasing legal controversies surrounding the case involving state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Similar articles appeared in the Citizens Voice and the Republican Herald.

    Sept. 5
    Dozens of Cats Rescued from Trash-Filled Home in Arnold
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Becky Morrow, assistant professor of biological sciences who also is a veterinarian, for this article about dozens of cats and kittens that her organization, Frankie’s Friends, rescued from a local hoarding situation.

    Sept. 2
    Debate Flares Over Alexander Hamilton’s Successor on the $10 Bill
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Associate History Professor Dr. Holly Mayer for this article about the debate over whose image should replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.

    Sept. 1
    Duquesne Hires New Athletic Director
    John Plante, vice president for advancement, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about Duquesne naming David Harper as its new director of athletics. Similar articles and stories appeared in the Tribune-Review, the Associated Press, the Pittsburgh Business Times, Yahoo! News, DK on Pittsburgh Sports, WTAE-TV and KDKA-TV, among others.

    Pittsburgh Receives a C for Small-Business Friendliness
    Dr. Mary McKinney, director of Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center, was interviewed by WTAE-TV for this story about Pittsburgh earning a C grade in a survey by Thumbtack for small-business friendliness.

    ‘Lolita Goth’ Woman in Bizarre Apartment Ad Photos
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, was interviewed by WTAE-TV for this story about an attention-grabbing apartment ad that features a model dressed in unusual clothing in each of the ad’s photos.