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News Coverage for Duquesne

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

May 15
Pennsylvania Primary Election Day
Dr. Kristen Allen, visiting assistant professor of political science, joined WTAE-TV for live election night coverage and analysis of the Pennsylvania primary election.

May 14
Sunday Alcohol Sales Legalized in Indiana
The Heartland Institute interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this story about a new law in Indiana, which will allow for residents to purchase uncooled beer, wine and liquor between the hours of noon and 8 p.m. on Sunday.

May 13
Fall of Edgy Author Diaz Disappoints, Confounds Followers
Dr. Gregory Barnhisel, chair and professor of English, was interviewed by the Associated Press for this story about English professors’ decisions to not assign the works of Latino author Junot Diaz, due to allegations of sexual misconduct.

Pollen in Pittsburgh: 5 Tips to Protect from Attack of Tree Allergies
The Post-Gazette reported that 2018 may be a record-setting year for tree pollen and allergy sufferers. Dr. Deborah Gentile; head of the National Allergy Bureau station in Pittsburgh, which is affiliated with Duquesne; is quoted in the story.

May 11
Who Really Killed Senator Robert F. Kennedy
WBGO-Radio interviewed speakers from the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law’s symposium on the assassinations of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., for this story about a group of researchers who believe Kennedy was not killed by Sirhan Sirhan.

May 10
Which Pa. Law School Grads Got the Most Jobs Last Year?
The Legal Intelligencer reported that Duquesne School of Law, among other area law schools, saw a notable increase in its national employment rankings when J.D.-advantage roles were included.

Fewer Law School Grads at Pitt, Duquesne Add Up to Higher Percentage With Jobs
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Maria Comas, director of Career Services in the School of Law, for this story about the increase in recent law graduates obtaining full-time long-term jobs right out of school.

Gearing Up For Fracking Fight, Ohio Residents Turn To Pennsylvania For Advice
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about environmental activists in Ohio looking to combat the issue of fracking.

May 9
Social Justice Toolkit Helps Foundations Assess Own Progress on Equity Goals
Nonprofit Quarterly quoted a Post-Gazette interview with Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the Pittsburgh Foundation’s filing of a “friend of the court” brief in the Pennsylvania state gerrymandering case.

Duquesne University Sells 20-Story Apartment Building with Deal for Upgraded Student Housing
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne has sold Brottier Hall to facilitate a new student housing renovation.

May 8
SFF Archaeology: Excavating the Superhero World of the Wild Card Series
Dr. Katie Rask, assistant professor of classics, wrote this piece for Tor.com about the Wild Card series’ portrayal of archaeology of urban living.

Microsoft’s New Venue for Support Animals: Developer Conference
Bloomberg mentioned that Duquesne University hosts pet therapy dogs for students during midterms and finals weeks in this story about animal therapy at Microsoft’s annual developer conference.

The 20 Most Interesting Business School Classes in the World, With Links to Their Syllabi
This Quartz at Work article featured the Aspen Institute’s Ideas Worth Teaching Awards list, which includes the Sustainability Tools and Processes for New Initiatives course taught by Dr. Robert Sroufe in the MBA Sustainable Business Practices program in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business.

May 7
People on the Move 5/7/2018
The Post-Gazette reported that Jeff Mallory, assistant vice president for the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Student Advancement, has been appointed to the Allegheny Regional Asset District’s Citizen Advisory Board.

May 4
A Block Party Honors Pittsburgh Playwright August Wilson and the World He Created in His Neighborhood
This Los Angeles Times article on the April 28 August Wilson Block Party mentions that the August Wilson House Fellowship in collaboration with Duquesne University will launch this fall.

Big Investment Drawing Rowers to Cooper River in Camden
Duquesne University Rowing Coach Jenn Langzetell was interviewed for this story from CBS Philly about the positive impact from recent improvements made to the Cooper River in Camden County.

May 3
Rare Hellbender Catch Has Scientists Eyeing the Kiski River
Associate Biology Professor Dr. Brady Porter was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the discovery of a hellbender—the largest salamander in North America—in the Kiski River.

May 2
Ethiopian Born Academic Wins Duquesne University Creative Teaching Award
The Addis Standard of Ethiopia included this article about Dr. Waganesh Zeleki, assistant professor in the School of Education’s Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education, being awarded a Creative Teaching Award by Duquesne’s Center for Teaching Excellence. The article also appeared in All Africa.

May 1
Lev’s ‘Michelangelo’s Women’ Lecture Set for Friday
The Newnan Times included this feature on Dr. Liz Lev, an art historian who teaches at Duquesne University’s Rome campus.