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    April 2012

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.


    April 30
    Glimmers of Hope for Job-seeking College Grads

    Nicole Feldhues, director of career services, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the outlook for jobs for new college graduates.

    School, Neighbors Plan Space for Arts at Wilson House
    The Tribune-Review included this article about Duquesne students’ involvement in preparing a plan to help turn the boyhood home of the late playwright August Wilson into an arts center. Dr. Evan Stoddard, associate dean of the McAnulty College, is quoted.

    April 28
    Recession a Hurdle For Small Business Owners Seeking Credit to Operate

    Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the Small Business Development Center, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the impact of the recession on small businesses.

    April 28
    Saturday Poem: ‘The Homeland Defenders’

    The Post-Gazette included this poem written by Dr. Sam Hazo, McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English emeritus.

    April 25
    Pittsburgh Region’s Profile Rising Among Chinese

    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Jay Li, associate professor of history, for this article about the growing Chinese population in Pittsburgh. The article also ran in the Beaumont Enterprise.

    April 24
    Student Borrowing Costs May Be Going Up
    Financial Aid Director Richard Esposito was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the pending increase in the interest rate on subsidized federal student loans.

    Breakdown of Pennsylvania Primary on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
    Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was a guest on KDKA-Radio, where he discussed the importance of the Pennsylvania primary and the expected outcome.

    April 23
    Duquesne Among Those Retaining Women, Minorities in STEM
    The Post-Gazette included this article about Duquesne’s efforts to help women and under-represented minorities complete degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. Bayer School Dean Dr. David Seybert was quoted.

    April 22
    Duquesne Law Students Argue Case in Federal Appeals Court
    This Post-Gazette article focused on student attorneys from the law school who had the rare opportunity to argue a case before the 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals. Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant professor and acting director of clinical legal education, was quoted.

    April 19
    Duquesne Psychology Students Highlight Hill House History
    Essential Public Radio 90.5 featured this story about a group of Duquesne psychology majors that presented the narratives of some Hill District residents who have been helped by Hill House as part of that organization’s 1000 Stories project. Dr. Susan Goldberg, assistant professor, was quoted.

    Experts: ‘Weed Out’ Classes Are Killing STEM Achievement
    Dr. David Seybert, dean of the Bayer School, was quoted in this U.S. News and World Report article about the lack of American students showing interest in studying for degrees in science, technology, engineering and math.

    Seattle Archbishop to Oversee Overhaul of U.S. Nun Association
    The Tacoma News Tribune included this Associated Press article about the Vatican’s efforts to overhaul the largest group for nuns in America because they are accused of allegedly undermining some Roman Catholic teachings. Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, was quoted. Similar articles appeared in the International Business Times and the Seattle Times.

    April 17
    Equal Pay Crusader on Journey for Justice
    The Post-Gazette featured this article about Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the 2009 Fair Pay Act, who addressed a luncheon co-hosted by the School of Law.

    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed by CBS-Radio of Los Angeles about taxes.

    April 16
    The Gimmicks Government Uses to Tax You
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, had his article about different ways Americans are taxed published in U.S. News and World Report.

    Experts: No Right Choice for Women About Work, Being at Home With Kids
    This Tribune-Review article about the debate over women’s choice to stay home to raise children or join the work force mentions the law school hosting an event with Lily Ledbetter, namesake of the 2009 Fair Pay Act.

    April 15
    Orthodox Christians Take Steps Toward Unity
    The Rev. Radu Bordeianu, associate professor of theology, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the potential move by Orthodox Christians toward unity with one American Church.

    Warren Refinery Thrives While Importing Threatens Others in Pennsylvania
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a 110-year old refinery in Pennsylvania having a better potential at succeeding while the economy threatens to close three refineries in the same region.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. James Swindal has been named dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts and that Law Professor Frank Liu was appointed to the Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information.

    April 14
    Hempfield Family’s Titanic Memorabilia Includes Locket
    Dr. Perry Blatz, associate professor of history, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a local family’s collection of memorabilia related to the Titanic, which sank 100 years ago.

    Duquesne University Allies With Costa Rican Court
    The Tribune-Review included this announcement about the School of Law signing an agreement with the Supreme Court of Justice in Costa Rica. Law Professor Robert Barker was quoted.

    April 13
    Ferry Formally Introduced as New Duquesne Basketball Coach
    The Post-Gazette announced that Jim Ferry was named the new men’s basketball coach at Duquesne. Ferry and President Charles J. Dougherty were quoted.

    Ferry’s Thoughts Focus on Long Haul
    New men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry was interviewed in this Post-Gazette feature article. Athletics Director Greg Amodio was also quoted.

    Is There Really a ‘Mommy War?’
    Dr. Laura Engel, associate professor of English and director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about the “Mommy War” between stay-at-home moms and mothers who work.

    April 11
    Iran Talks: A False Dawn for Oil Markets?
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by CNBC about the Iran talks regarding oil markets.

    April 10
    Duquesne Finds New Men’s Basketball Coach
    The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne has hired Jim Ferry as the new men’s basketball coach. Similar articles also appeared in Missouri Sports Magazine, the Post-Gazette and the Chicago Tribune.

    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was interviewed by KNX-Radio in Los Angeles about the corporate tax rate.

    April 9
    A New Way to Rehab Injuries—It’s Called Exercise!
    The Malta Independent interviewed Dr. Peggy Houglum, assistant professor of athletic training, for this article about the positive benefits of exercise after an injury.

    April 8
    Ancient Symbols of Easter Season Rooted in Ideas of Renewal
    Dr. Michael Cahall, assistant professor of history, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about Easter images and traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.

    April 6
    Labor Economist Says New Job Numbers Are Misleading
    Essential Public Radio 90.5 interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this story about taking a realistic look at recent statistics indicating that employment figures in America increased for the fourth consecutive month.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.