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April

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

April 30
Good News for One Another: The Legacy of Sr. Thea Bowman
Global Sisters Report, a project of the National Catholic Reporter, mentioned Duquesne ties in an article about the legacy of Sister Thea Bowman.

41 Northeast Law Schools, Ranked By Graduate Employment
BostInno featured a list of rankings for law schools, generated by the American Bar Association and based on employment of their graduates. Duquesne was ranked No. 14 of 41 colleges and universities.

April 29
Former Penn State Administrators Take a New Blow in Court, and It’s Not Even Their Case
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Harrisburg Patriot-News article about implications from the case of former Penn State administrators, who were accused of interfering with the child sex abuse investigation of Jerry Sandusky, on a case involving a Catholic monsignor.

April 28
40 Years Since the Fall of Saigon
WBVP radio interviewed Dr. Dennis Woytek, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts, about his recent return trip to Vietnam and the 40-year anniversary of the Fall of Saigon.

April 27
Tax Freedom Day in Virginia
Dr. Antony Davies, assistant professor of economics, was a guest on the Joe Thomas In-the-Morning show on WCHV-AM radio, during which he discussed Tax Freedom Day in Virginia.

Commencement Speakers Announced
Inside Higher Ed announced several commencement speakers around the country, including Michael Collins, Ireland’s ambassador to Germany, at Duquesne.

EPA Recognizes 9 PA Universities As Top Green Power Users In Their Conferences
PA Environmental Daily announced that Duquesne was the champion of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Challenge in the Atlantic 10 conference.

Women’s Law Association names Lewis Woman of the Year
Real Times Media reported that Duquesne’s Women’s Law Association honored Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant clinical professor of law, at its 23rd annual Women of the Year event. The article also appeared in the New Pittsburgh Courier.

April 26
Fall of Saigon Remembered on 40th Anniversary
Washington Observer Reporter quoted Bob Rodrigues, an adjunct professor of history, about the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the era’s impact on the American people.

April 25
Plum Senior High School Holds Student Assemblies in Response to Social Media Posting
Post-Gazette interviewed Bruce Ledewitz, law professor, about First Amendment rights related to the possibility of two school assemblies held to address the social media posts compromising the investigation of three teachers

The ‘Words of Wideman’ Shared in the Hill
New Pittsburgh Courier Online covered a reading by noted author John Wideman, sponsored by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts and The Hill House Association.

‘Poor Joe!’
A Tribune-Review article written by Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick discussing police officers wearing body cameras noted that John T. Rago, another Duquesne law professor, has been working with suburban, city and county police officials and the Allegheny County District Attorney’s Office to write legislation allowing police body cameras in Pennsylvania.

The Battle for Control of Pa. Public Schools
A Tribune-Review article co-written by Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, discussed the impact of lower property tax and higher income tax on local public schools.

April 24
First Amendment Experts Decry Plum Authorities’ Warning to Students
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Tribune-Review about the possible questioning and arrest of Plum High School students for talking, texting, emailing, tweeting or posting Facebook comments about a sexual abuse investigation of three teachers at the school.

Closer Look: Life After Law School
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that a higher percentage of 2014 law school graduates at Duquesne University and the University of Pittsburgh found employment than their counterparts did the previous year.

April 22
Rachel Carson Film Part of Earth Day Event
Pittsburgh Magazine’s Great Minds featured Duquesne’s Earth Day celebration, including screenings of The Power of One Voice: A 50-Year Perspective on the Life of Rachel Carson, followed by panel discussions by professors Dr. John F. Stolz and Dr. Brady Porter, with Lauren Drumm, president of the Ecology Club.

April 22
We Ask Six Notable Pittsburghers to Let Us Listen to Their MP3 Players
Adjunct Music Professor Joe Negri was among notable Pittsburghers who were featured in this City Paper story about the music they currently listen to on their MP3 players.

April 20
Exclusive: Where Local Law School Grads Found Jobs
Maria Comas, director of career services in the law school, was interviewed for this Pittsburgh Business Times article about where 2014 law graduates found jobs.

Pew Research Center Poll Shows Most Americans Take Gun Rights Over Control
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Sociology Professor Dr. Norm Conti for this article about a recent survey from the Pew Research Center that indicates—for the first time in 25 years—that more than half of Americans say the protection of gun rights is more important than the need for gun control.

Panel to Review Allegheny County Government
The Post-Gazette announced that Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant clinical law professor, is a member of the Allegheny County’s Government Review Commission that will review how the county’s governmental system is working and make recommendations for improvements.

April 19
Social Media Tip-Offs Missed in Melee Outside Monroeville Mass, Security Specialist Says
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, for this article in which a security expert points out that closer monitoring of social media could have helped Monroeville Mall officials be better prepared for a fight that broke out there recently.

People on the Move: Education
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Partha Basu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was the University’s first professor to be named a Fellow in the Royal Society of Chemistry.

April 16
Kwame Anthony Appiah: The Complexities of Black Folk
The New York Times featured this interview in which Philosophy Professor Dr. George Yancy interviews Kwame Anthony Appiah, who holds dual faculty posts in New York University’s School of Law and Department of Philosophy.

Ethicist Discusses Challenges of Adopting Western Medial Research in Other Cultures
WESA-Radio included this story about a recent presentation featuring Godfrey B. Tangwa, founder and chair of the Cameroon Bioethics Initiative, hosted by the University.

April 14
Severance Tax Proposal Would Keep Drillers From Passing Tax to Leaseholders
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about a severance tax bill proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf that would prohibit companies from sharing the cost of the tax with natural gas leaseholders.

April 13
Newsmaker: Douglas K. Frizzell
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Douglas K. Frizzell in recognition of his being named vice president for student life.

Pennsylvania Set to Play a Key Role in 2016 Presidential Race
Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about the important role that Pennsylvania voters will play in the next presidential race.

Working Through Depression: Many Stay on The Job, Despite Mental Illness
Dr. Susan Goldberg, assistant psychology professor, was interviewed by Northwest Public Radio for this For The Record segment about depression and mental illness in the workplace. A similar article appeared in The Nevada Sagebrush as well as various NPR affiliates.

April 10
Pope Francis Urges Quick Action on Climate Change, Set to Unveil Official Church Position
This NBC-TV affiliate in Philadelphia included an article quoting Assistant Theology Professor Dr. Daniel Scheid about the impending encyclical from Pope Francis that is expected to give the official Church position on climate change.

Judge Orders Hearing on Kane’s Firing of Top Staffer
The Tribune-Review quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about a judge ordering Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane to explain her firing of a top prosecutor who testified before a grand jury investigating whether Kane leaked secret documents to a newspaper.

April 8
Duquesne Names New Vice President for Student Life
WTAE-TV quoted President Charles J. Dougherty in this story about Dr. Douglas K. Frizzell being named vice president for student life at Duquesne.

Duquesne Names New Vice President for Student Life
WTAE-TV announced that Duquesne has named Dr. Douglas K. Frizzell as vice president for student life effective Wednesday, July 1. President Charles Dougherty is quoted.

Duquesne School of Law Names Tracey McCants-Lewis ‘Woman of the Year’
WPXI-TV interviewed Tracey McCants-Lewis, assistant director of clinical legal education, for this story about her being named Woman of the Year by the Women’s Law Association in the School of Law.

NM Homeowners Get Off Relatively Easy on Tax Bills
Bloomberg Business included this Albuquerque Journal article quoting Associate Economics Professor Dr. Pavel Yakovlev about real-estate taxes for homeowners in New Mexico. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.

Duquesne University Enables Entrepreneurs with VIE Program
Pop City included this article about the Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) new Venturing into Business Program, designed to increase small business success and bring prosperity to economically distressed areas. SBDC Director Dr. Mary McKinney is quoted.

Art Notes: Artist Questions Contemporary Concept of Nature
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Elaine Parsons, associate professor of history, and Dr. Norman Conti, associate professor of sociology, collaborated on the idea for the Art Beyond Bars exhibit housed at Duquesne from April 10-30.

April 7
Newsmaker: Olga M. Welch
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on School of Education Dean Dr. Olga Welch in recognition of her receiving the inaugural Alan Lesgold Award for Excellence in Urban Education from the University of Pittsburgh School of Education’s Center for Urban Education.

April 3
2015’s States with the Highest and Lowest Property Taxes
Dr. Pavel Yakovlev, associate professor of economics, was interviewed for this WalletHub article about the states with the highest and lowest property taxes.

April 2
Newsmaker: The Rev. James Chukwuma Okoye
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on the Rev. James Chukwuma Okoye, C.S.Sp., director of the Center for Spiritan Studies, in recognition of his publishing a new adaptation of the Bible written from an African-American point of view.

Grand Jury Leaks Swirl Around Attorney General Kathleen Kane
The Harrisburg Patriot-News interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the claims of alleged leaks regarding the grand jury investigation of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

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