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April

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

April 30
Researcher Impressed by New Depression Medication
This Las Vegas Review-Journal mentions that Duquesne University is a collaborator on a research study by the director of the Research Center of Substance Abuse and Depression at Roseman University of Health Sciences that has led to an experimental drug that causes a rapid antidepressant effect that also works long term in laboratory animals.

April 29
Deer Lakes Park Drilling Meetings Continuing
The Post-Gazette announced in this article about potential gas drilling in Deer Lakes Park that Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, will be among invited guest speakers to discuss the drilling plan.

April 28
Newsmaker: Lauren A. O’Donnell
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Lauren O’Donnell, assistant professor of pharmacology, in recognition of her being honored as a Teacher of the Year by students through the Omicron Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

April 27
Volunteers Named Finalists for Jefferson Awards for Public Service
Clinical Nursing Professor Dr. Leni Resick and Associate Nursing Professor Maureen Leonardo are part of a group featured in this Post-Gazette article highlighting finalists for the prestigious Jefferson Awards for Public Service. Resick and Leonardo are volunteers for the Retired Nurses Working in Neighborhoods program, which provides services in conjunction with the School of Nursing’s Nurse-Managed Wellness Center.

Will ACOs Improve Your Health Care?
The Post-Gazette interviewed Sister Rosemary Donley, S.C., professor of nursing and the Jacques Laval Chair in Justice for Vulnerable Populations, for this article about Accountable Care Organizations participating in a new shared savings program created by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

April 26
Wounds From Cybertheft Can Take Long to Heal
Dr. Charles Wood, assistant professor of information systems management, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the long-term impact of cybertheft on consumers.

Md. Democrat Wants to Reopen Deals PNC, Other Banks Made to Settle Claims Over Foreclosure Practices
The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Tom McCue, associate finance professor, for this article about a proposal by a member of Congress to revisit settlements made by PNC Bank regarding alleged abusive foreclosure practices.

At 50, We Still Love the Mini
The Post-Gazette interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about the 50th anniversary of the miniskirt.

Gov. Corbett’s Refusal to Support Medical Marijuana Defies Public Opinion and Sound Rational
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this Tribune-Review piece about public opinion vs. the governor’s refusal to legalize medical marijuana.

April 24 
Sharing Data: Finding Patterns in Patient Data
Dr. Joan Kiel, associate professor of health management systems, was interviewed for thisCNN story, featured by KSPR-TV, about how electronic health records are being used to recognize disease patterns.

Diagram: Detecting Cancer With Lasers
The Columbia Missourian included this feature about how work being done by the Viator Lab of Dr. John Viator, director of the biomedical engineering program, to detect cancer cells utilizing lasers.

April 22
U.S. Supreme Court Favors Ban on Race Priority
Law School Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the U.S. Supreme Court decision determining that Michigan voters had a right to approve a state constitutional amendment banning race priority as part of state universities’ admissions process. The article also appeared in the Associated Press and the Toledo Blade.

Spirit of Pope John XXIII Lives On In Pope Francis
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about the canonization of Pope John XXIII. The article also appeared in the Associated Press and the Toledo Blade.

Duquesne Professor Gets $1.4M Grant to Develop Cancer Detection Tech
WESA-FM interviewed Dr. John Viator, director of the biomedical engineering program, for this story about his five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute.

Spend an Evening With Jazz Great Sean Jones
The Daily Advance included this feature on Sean Jones, associate professor of jazz studies, as a preview for his performance at the Elizabeth City State University Jazz Festival.

Unusual Frames of Pittsburgh in Color
Duquesne was among the places featured in this video posted by the Post-Gazette as part of its Oh, Pittsburgh, You Are So Awesome series.

April 21
Western Pa. Colleges Schedule Commencement
The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne’s commencement will feature speaker Ed Fritzky, retired chairman, president and chief executive officer of Immunex Corp.

Winning War, Losing Peace
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, wrote this book review for America Magazine on Wilson by A. Scott Berg.

April 20
‘Savage Harvest,’ by Carl Hoffman
English Department Chair Dr. Greg Barnhisel authored this Post-Gazette book review on Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller’s Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman.

April 16
Churches Throughout Allegheny County Host Sunrise Easter Services
The Tribune-Review interviewed Theology Professor Dr. George Worgul for this article about the tradition of sunrise Easter services.

Linguistic Fingerprints In ‘Little Words’ May Have Identified the Real Bitcoin Creator
Dr. Patrick Juola, associate professor of computer science, was interviewed for this Venture Beat article about the claim that digital currency blogger Nick Szabo is the creator of Bitcoin.

April 15
Newsmaker: Dr. Jan Janecka
The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Jan Janecka, assistant professor of biological sciences, in recognition of his article Loss of Genetic Diversity Among Ocelots in the United States During the 20th Century Linked to Human Induced Population Reduction being published in the journal Plos One.

April 11
The Beginners’ Mind and the Mind of God
Dr. Kevin Tidgewell, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, was featured in this Huffington Post blog, with theology doctoral student Joyce Konigsburg, for the publication’s More Light, Less Heat series during which they discuss the relationship between religion and science.

April 9
Spring Redd Up Set to Collect 300 Tons of Trash
Pop City announced that hundreds of Duquesne students would be among the volunteers participating in the local Redd Up event slated for Saturday, April 12. A similar announcement appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Capitol Offenses: Are Toomey and Casey Dumbing Down the Justice System?
The Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this opinion piece about state senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey.

April 7
Duquesne University Gets $1.4M Research Grant
Dr. John Viator, director of the Biomedical Engineering program, was quoted in this Pittsburgh Business Times announcement about the program garnering a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute. A similar announcement appeared in SmartBrief.

April 2
Newsmaker: Ralph A. Wheeler
The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Ralph Wheeler, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry, in recognition of his being elected to the 2014 governing board of directors for the Council for Chemical Research.

Upper St. Clair School Officials Eye Leasing iPads for Middle-schoolers, Teachers
Dr. David Carbonara, assistant professor of education and director of the instructional technology program in the School of Education, was interviewed for this article about the Upper St. Clair school district trying to meet technology needs with budget challenges.

Trombonist Watrous Says Every Day’s a Day to Appreciate Jazz
The Tribune-Review announced that Sean Jones, associate professor jazz studies, will lead a performance by his quartet for a CD release party at Pittsburgh’s Cabaret at Theater Square as part of Jazz Appreciation Month. A similar announcement appeared in the Post-Gazette.

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