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April

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

April 30
Block Party Celebrates Effort to Preserve Hill District’s August Wilson House
The Post-Gazette announced that Honors College Director Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts was among the speakers at an April 30 Block Party in Pittsburgh’s Hill District to celebrate the current restoration of the August Wilson House.

Focus of Penn State-Sandusky Cover-Up Case Moves Back to Dauphin County, but Next Moves are Unclear
PennLive.com quoted Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the latest developments in the court case in which the former Penn State president, vice president for business and finance, and athletic director are accused of covering up child sex abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky.

April 28
Can a Republican Win Pennsylvania?
Assistant Political Science Professor Dr. John Hanley was interviewed for this WESA-Radio story about presidential candidate Donald Trump winning the Republican primary in Pennsylvania.

April 26
‘KQV-Radio’
Associate Political Science Professor Dr. John Hanley was interviewed by KQV-Radio about his observations on the Pennsylvania primary and its impact on presidential candidate Donald Trump.

April 25
Advancing Treatments Help People Find Their Voices Again
The Tribune-Review included this feature article on Thomas Kikta, assistant professor of music technology, and his recovery after losing his voice and having surgery to remove polyps in his right vocal cord. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, The Philadelphia Tribune and The Washington Times

April 24
Fanfare: Duquesne University Women’s Guild Spring Fashion Show
The Tribune-Review included this photo gallery from the Women’s Guild Stepping Into Spring fundraiser to support Spiritan Campus Ministry’s cross-cultural mission experiences and an endowed scholarship.

April 23
Altoona-Johnstown Bishops’ Actions on Abuse Claims Called Into Question
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a how abuse claims against a former priest were handled by the Altoona-Johnstown diocese.

April 22
Is Technology Ruining Millennials’ Study Abroad Experience?
Assistant Law Professor Dr. Jacob Rooksby was a guest on the WESA-Radio show Essential Pittsburgh, during which he discussed the impact of smart phones and technology on the study abroad experience.

Clinton Forsakes Rallies for Intimacy in Pa.
The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. John Hanley, associate professor of political science, in this article about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s recent campaign trip to Pittsburgh.

April 21
Magnolia on Main Delivers Fashion on Four Wheels
NextPittsburgh included this feature on Magnolia on Main, a traveling boutique truck launched by two women who created the endeavor after taking the Transition into Business Ownership offered by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center.

April 20
Pittsburgh Universities Among Bloomberg’s List of Best Undergrad Business Schools
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Duquesne was ranked No. 55 in Bloomberg BusinessWeek’s 2016 list of Best Undergraduate Business Schools.

April 18
Collier Studio Hosts PSO Musician’s Master Class
Adjunct Professor of Flute/Piccolo Rhian Kenny, who also is lead piccolo for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a master class she taught at Johnstonbaugh’s Music Studios.

April 17
‘Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction’: A Duquesne University Scholar’s Comprehensive History
The Post-Gazette published this book review Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction, written by Associate History Professor Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons.

April 16
Duquesne Acquires Rare Work
Dr. Danielle St. Hilaire, assistant English professor, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette feature about a 1611 first edition of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, that was featured during the campus event, Of Enduring Value: Rare Books at Duquesne University.

April 15
Digital Cocoons and the Raw Abroad
Inside Higher Ed published this essay co-authored by Assistant Law Professor Dr. Jacob Rooksby, about the negative impact that smartphones and other digital devices can have on a student’s study abroad experience.

April 12
Vote on Judicial Retirement Age Delayed
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Legal Intelligencer article about the Senate vote on the mandatory judicial retirement age being postponed until November.

Law Firms Reed Smith and Pepper Hamilton in Merger Talks
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Jacob Rooksby, assistant law professor, for this article about potential merger between Reed Smith LLP and Pepper Hamilton LLP.

April 11
1611 Edition of “The Faerie Queen” Part of National Library Week at Duquesne
Fine Books and Collections Magazine quoted Dr. Greg Barnhisel, chair of English, in this announcement of a rare books event at the Duquesne library that includes a 1611 edition of Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene and Shepheards Calendar.

April 6
Marketing Expert: Renting Top Consumer Trend for Millennials This Year
WLNY-TV featured this interview with Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about the popularity of the renting trend among millennial consumers.

Feds Indict Former Pittsburgh Police Officer Over Heinz Field Arrest
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the indictment of a former city police sergeant regarding an arrest he was involved in at Heinz Field in 2015.

April 5
Former Duquesne, Penn State Athlete Cumberland Posey Elected to Basketball Hall of Fame
President Charles J. Dougherty is quoted in this Post-Gazette article about Cumberland Posey, a basketball player for Duquesne in the early 1900s, being named to the 2016 class of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Posey is the first person to be inducted into both the professional basketball and baseball halls of fame. Similar announcements appeared in the Tribune-Review, the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Tribune and the Chronicle of Higher Education, among others.

April 4
What Baseball Teaches Us About the Fine Art of Forecasting
This Inc.com article about baseball forecasting features an examination of media predictions by Dr. Robert Bellamy, professor of journalism and multimedia arts, and a colleague at Saint Xavier University.

Newsmaker: Elaine Frantz Parsons
The Tribune-Review included this feature Newsmaker on Dr. Elaine Parsons, associate history professor, in recognition of her newly published book, Ku-Klux: The Birth of the Klan in the Reconstruction-Era United States.

April 3
Should Grand Juries Probe Other Dioceses for Handling of Sexual Abuse?
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about whether grand juries should investigate other Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses for handling of sexual abuse allegations.

April 1
Wi-Fi Capabilities at PNC Park Boosted
The Tribune-Review interviewed Steve Greenberg, executive in residence for sports marketing, for this article about the increased Wi-Fi capacity at PNC Park.

7 Steps for Creating a Female Bench for Boards
Adjunct Business Professor Eilisabet Rodriguez Dennehy wrote this piece for Smart Business about increasing female participation at the board of directors level.

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