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April

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

April 26
District Judge Race Heats up over Same-Sex Marriage Issue
The Post-Gazette interviewed Bruce Ledewitz, professor of law, for this article about a local district judge whose stance on same-sex marriage is under scrutiny.

April 24
NACDS Foundation Awards $230K in Scholarships and Grants
Drug Store News reported that the School of Pharmacy was among schools awarded a 2017 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Foundation Scholarship for Excellence in Education for their study providing underserved patients in Pittsburgh with a complimentary Hepatitis C screening and education through a University-run outpatient facility.

College Choice Releases 2017 Ranking of the 25 Best Colleges in Pennsylvania
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne was ranked No. 14 on College Choice’s list of Best Colleges in Pennsylvania for 2017.

April 22
Alcoa’s Homecoming a Symbolic Win for ‘Birthplace of Aluminum Industry’
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. James Weber, professor of business ethics and management, for this article about the importance of Alcoa’s return to Pittsburgh and what it could mean for the region.

April 21
Duquesne Honoring Strickland, Wideman
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that President and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Bill Strickland and award-winning author John Edgar Wideman will each be presented with a Doctor of Humane Letters at the University commencement ceremony.

April 19
New H-1B Visa Guidance May Disrupt Startups
Dr. Risa Kumazawa, associate professor of economics, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette about the H-1B visa application process and what President Trump’s immigration executive order could mean for hiring foreign workers.

April 18
PPG Paints Arena to Host 3 NCAA Championships
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne University will host the 2019 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship and the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship at PPG Paints Arena.

April 17
At Public Viewing, Fans and Dignitaries Pay Respects to Dan Rooney
In this story about a public viewing for the late Dan Rooney, the Post-Gazette announced Duquesne University is one of two institutions the Rooney family designated for charitable donations.

Duquesne University Senior Releases Documentary Chronicling Pope’s 2015 U.S. Visit
The Tribune-Review published this article about Duquesne senior Emily Stock, who has recently released a documentary about a group of Pittsburghers who traveled to see Pope Francis during his 2015 Visit to America.

Best Online Schools in Pennsylvania for 2017
Accredited Schools Online ranked Duquesne No. 6 on its list of Best Online Schools in Pennsylvania for 2017.

April 16
Tax Reform That Is Truly Fair
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this piece for Inside Sources about what paying a “fair share” of taxes truly means.

April 14
Campus Notebook: Jewish Studies at Duquesne
The National Catholic Reporter announced that Duquesne will offer a 15-credit Jewish studies minor starting in fall of 2017.

April 13
PCNC’s ‘Pittsburgh Now:’ Dr. Audrey Guskey
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed on PCNC’s ‘Pittsburgh Now’ about the future of retail stores.

April 11
McConnell Center Partnership Schools Teachers, Students in Economics
PublicNow reported that the University of Louisville McConnell Center has partnered with FreedomTrust to help Kentucky teachers and students better understand economics. As part of this initiative, Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies recently led a tutorial with Dr. James Harrigan at the University of Louisville.

April 10
Recent Publications — April 2017
The Harvard Law Review featured President Ken Gormley’s book The Presidents and the Constitutions on its Recent Publications list.

KDKA-Radio: Dr. Audrey Guskey
While she was on Robert Mangino’s show, Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, discussed the closing of hundreds of retail stores.

April 9
Minimum-Wage Hikes a Way to Buying Union Votes
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer about the economic trade-offs associated with raising the minimum wage.

April 8
Taxing Robots Does Not Compute
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this article for the Foundation for Economic Education in response to Bill Gates’ recent proposal to tax robots that are taking jobs from human employees.

A 15-Pound Force of Nature Named Simba Brings Joy to Reluctant Adopters
Duquesne University President Ken Gormley wrote this piece for the Pets section of the Post-Gazette about the loss of their family rescue dog, Simba.

April 6
Online Colleges for Veterans and Military Personnel 2017
Affordable Colleges Online named Duquesne University No. 10 on its list of Most Military-Friendly Online Universities of 2017.

April 5
Best Online Degrees in RN to BSN: 2017
Affordable Colleges Online ranked Duquesne’s online RN to BSN Nursing program No. 29 on its list of Best Online Degrees in RN to BSN 2017.

April 4
The Trade Deficit is Meaningless
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for the U.S. News & World Report regarding American politicians’ laments about trade deficits the United States has with other nations.

April 3
Pittsburgh Libraries Join Initiative to Protect Data
The Post-Gazette interviewed Gesina Phillips, a digital scholarship librarian at Gumberg Library, for this article about researchers’ efforts to pinpoint and secure publicly accessible data sets

‘Boring’ GDP Report a Byproduct of Lackluster US Economy
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, wrote this op-ed for The Hill regarding the upgraded Bureau of Economic Analysis estimate of economic growth for the fourth quarter of 2016.

April 2
Few Alle-Kiski Valley Jurisdictions Restrict Nepotism
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. John Hanley, assistant professor of political science, for this article about Deer Lakes School District’s nepotism policy, which prohibits relatives of school board members from being hired by the district.

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