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    August 2011

    August 2011 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

     

    Aug. 31
    Some North Side Uses of Casino Money Rapped
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Matt Ryan, assistant professor of economics, for this article about the Rivers Casino’s efforts to spur economic development in the North Side and Hill District neighborhoods.

    Aug. 30
    Exxon, Rosneft Form Alliance for Arctic, U.S. Reserves
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle for this article about a strategic alliance between Exxon Mobil and Russia-based Rosneft to explore and develop oil and gas fields in Russia, the U.S. and other nations.

    CW/KDKA-TV
    The CW/KDKA-TV morning news featured Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey and her Consumer Tuesday segment, which addressed QR codes and how they work.

    Aug. 29
    New Study Explores Language Issues, Autism and ‘Sense of Self’
    This Post-Gazette article focuses on a study from Duquesne, Pitt and CMU researchers that addresses the use of pronouns by children and adults with autism.

    Marcellus Skeptics Form Own Shale Commission
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, is a member of the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission, a group created to temper natural gas development in Pennsylvania.

    KDKA-Radio
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by KDKA-Radio about the popularity of designer diapers with moms.

    Aug. 28
    Drilling Companies Claim Fluid Components Are Trade Secrets
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this article about the oil and gas industry not wanting to reveal all of the contents of hydraulic fracturing fluid, claiming it would give competitors an advantage.

    Experts Say Verizon Unions Played Trump Card, But Lost
    Dr. Perry Blatz, professor of history, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the impact of two-week strike by Verizon Communications Inc. workers.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
    The Post-Gazette announced that Todd Eicker has been named the new graduate admissions director.

    Aug. 26
    Money Does Not Fall From Space
    The Hawaii Reporter quoted Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies in this article about his reaction to Hawaii’s stimulus program.

    NMSU Las Cruces Report Raises Doubt About Reducing Uninsured Drivers With Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants
    Dr. Risa Kumazawa, assistant professor of economics, was mentioned in this KRWG-News article about the impact of allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses or requiring lawful residency identification on the percentage of uninsured drivers in New Mexico.

    Aug. 25
    Marriage Works Better in Pennsylvania
    Dr. George Worgul, professor of theology, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about Pennsylvania having a lower marriage and divorce rate compared to the rest of the nation. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Houston Chronicle.

    Libraries to Offer e-books to Students
    The Murrysville Star interviewed Dr. David Carbonara, assistant professor of education, for this article about a local school district implementing the use of Kindle e-readers in their libraries.

    New CD Captures PSO’s Tremendous 2010 Performance
    This Post-Gazette article mentions Patrick Burke, assistant professor of musicianship and music technology, for Awake, a piece he composed on the new CD of the same name performed by the Now Ensemble.

    Aug. 22
    New Codes Offer Consumers Fast Facts
    WTAE-TV interviewed Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey about QR codes.

    Antony Davies: Give Children the Vote to Safeguard Their Futures
    The Buffalo News featured this article written by Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies about extending the right to vote to children under age 18.

    Education Colleges Teach Students the Reality of Today’s Economy
    The Tribune-Review included interviews with Paul Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management, and Dr. Olga Welch, dean of education, in this article about the impact of the economy on education.

    Aug. 19
    Debt Commission Members: Forget About Tax Hikes and Focus on Growing the Economy
    The New York Daily News included this opinion piece that Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies wrote encouraging the government to focus its efforts on economic growth rather than on changes in tax revenues.

    Couple’s Decision to Take Over Lumpy’s in Level Green Was Good One
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the challenge of taking over and making changes to an already established consumer business.

    Accounting Jobs Available, But Competition Heavy Among Grads
    Valerie Trott Williams, assistant professor accounting, was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Business Times for this article about competition among the job market for accounting graduates.

    At Heart of Downgrade is a Lack of Humility
    The Pittsburgh Business Times featured this article about the state of the economy written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics.

    Aug. 18
    Duquesne University Cuts Tuition for Future Teachers
    The Tribune-Review included this feature on Duquesne announcing it will offer a 50 percent discount on tuition and fees for freshmen enrolled in the School of Education in 2012. Paul Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management, and Dr. Olga Welch, dean of education, were quoted.

    Range’s Appeal of South Fayette Law Raises Questions of Conflicts
    Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about driller Range Resources challenging South Fayette’s oil and gas zoning ordinance. A similar article appeared in the York Dispatch.

    Region’s Smaller Banks Have Yet to Pay Back TARP Funds
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, for this article about the reasoning behind why local, smaller banks are taking longer to pay back bailout money they received from the government.

    Area Lawmakers Say They Want Action, Not Just Talk, On Economy
    Dr. Matt Marlin, professor of economics, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the expectations of Pittsburgh congressmen regarding President Obama’s work with the economy.

    National Merit Scholar Nod a Big Boost, Not a Guarantee
    Paul Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the impact of earning a National Merit Scholar designation on college acceptance.

    Newsmaker: Roger Brooke
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Roger Brooke, professor of psychology, in recognition of his being awarded by the American Board of Professional Psychology for his exemplary service.

    WDUQ-Radio
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by WDUQ-Radio about Marcellus shale gas production.

    Aug. 17
    Retirement Goes on Hiatus as People Are Working Longer
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Matt Marlin, professor of economics, for this article about people staying longer in the workplace and retiring at a later age than in the past.

    Aug. 16
    Newsmaker: Dennis Woytek
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Dennis Woytek for his receiving an award from the Josh Gibson Foundation in recognition of his work on the documentary Josh Gibson: The Legend Behind the Plate.

    Aug. 15
    International Students Bringing Bucks to College Campuses
    Joe DeCrosta, director of international program, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about economic impact of international students attending universities in the region. The story, which was picked up by the Associated Press, appeared on WFMJ.com and in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Albany Times Union, York Dispatch and Danbury News Times among others.

    Newsmaker: Thomas Hart
    The Tribune-Review did a Newsmaker feature on Thomas Hart in recognition of his being named new Director of Public Safety at Duquesne.

    Aug. 14
    Market Woes Continue to Plague Investors
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Tom Nist, Donahue Chair in Investment Management, for this article about concerns and the impact of the recent fluctuations of the market.

    Aug. 12
    WKBN-Y Radio
    Dr. Dennis Woytek, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts, was interviewed by WKBN-Y Radio about his being recognized with an award from the Josh Gibson Foundation for his work on the documentary Josh Gibson: The Legend Behind the Plate.

    Aug. 11
    Round 2 of Recession? No One’s Counting On It
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this article about whether to expect another economic recession soon.

    Erie Native Woytek to Accept Josh Gibson Award Saturday
    The Erie Times-News announced that Dr. Dennis Woytek, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts, would be receiving an award from the Josh Gibson Foundation for his work on the documentary Josh Gibson: The Legend Behind the Plate.

    WKBN-Y Radio
    Tom Nist, Donahue Chair in Investment Management, was interviewed by WKBN-Y Radio about the national economic policy’s impact on people’s credit card interest, 401Ks and mortgage rates.

    Aug. 9
    Bayer Scholars Program at DU Continues Effort to Enhance Diversity in Sciences
    Pennsylvania Bio Watch included this article about the Bayer Scholars Program. Dr. David Seybert, dean of the Bayer School, was quoted.

    Aug. 8
    Housing for Students in High Demand, But Short Supply
    Duquesne was included in this Tribune-Review article about the demand for housing at local universities. Sharon Oelschlager, director of residence life, is mentioned.

    Loyal Customer? Get the Most When You Shop
    WTAE-TV interviewed Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about stores that reward their customers for their loyalty.

    2011 ACS Fellow
    ACS News announced that Dr. Jeffry Madura, professor of chemistry, has been named a new fellow of the American Chemical Society.

    Aug. 7
    Rue21 Makes Big Push With ‘Fast Fashion,’ Low Cost
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the growing business of rue21, a local retail store.

    Aug. 6
    Former Flushing Resident Travels to Africa to Share Ideas About Environmental Sustainability
    The Flint Journal featured this article about a Flushing, Mich., native who participated in Duquesne’s recent trip to Ghana as part of the University’s partnership with the University of Ghana.

    Aug. 5
    State College Police Official Makes Move to Duquesne University
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article about Thomas M. Hart being named Duquesne’s new director of public safety.

    Aug. 3
    Duquesne Gets $4M Grant for Lab, Classroom Expansion and Renovation
    The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne University officials announced the Richard King Mellon Foundation has awarded the school a $4 million grant to underwrite the expansion and renovation of more than 30,000 square feet of science and pharmacy laboratories and classrooms, quoting President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty. Similar articles appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Journal and The Republic.

    Asthma Camp Coming to Duquesne University
    The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne University will host a free asthma camp for children 5 to 17 years, following research by Dr. Jennifer Padden and Dr. Nicole Marcotullio, assistant professors in the school of pharmacy, which showed that serious problems stem from undiagnosed asthma in inner-city children.

    Aug. 2
    Grad School Entrance Exams Now Take Longer
    The Post-Gazette featured an article about new, lengthier, graduate school entrance exams, quoting Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management.

    New CMU Brain Imaging Research Reveals Why Autistic Individuals Confuse Pronouns
    Diane L. Williams, assistant professor of speech-language pathology, was involved in research for a study published in the journal Brain, focusing on why autistic individuals confuse pronouns. Stories about the research were widely published in more than 75 outlets, including KOLD.com, Science Daily, Education News Today-EIN News, Human Rights Today, News Blaze, Global Investor, Finanz Nachrichten.de, SYS-Con Media, Yahoo! Finance US and UK, Finance Canada, Digital Journal, Asian Hospital & Healthcare, BioPortfolio and Medical News Today.

    Aug. 2
    Unemployment Rate Rises; So Do Number of Jobs
    The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the unemployment rate rising while Pittsburgh region’s economy actually added 8,800 jobs.

    Aug. 1
    Pittsburgh Says Debt Plan Isn’t a Deal
    The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the debt ceiling.

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