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    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    Aug. 28
    Local Students Conduct Science Summer Camp for Kids in Pittsburgh
    The Beaver County Times included this feature article about a summer science camp for kids in Hazelwood presented by Duquesne and the Center of Life. Dr. John Pollock, associate professor of biological sciences, is quoted.

    Aug. 27
    Telemarketing Calls Increase Despite Do-Not-Call List
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about the dramatic increase in complaints to the Federal Trade Commission about telemarketing calls.

    Tonight: Travel Back in Time at Mansions on Fifth With True ‘60s Jazz
    The Post-Gazette included this article about a Mansions of Fifth’s Tuesday Concert series performance featuring Mike Tomaro, chair of jazz studies.

    Medical Treatment Trumps Religious Beliefs, Courts Say
    Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the conflict between religious beliefs and the legal requirements in various states regarding parents providing medical care for their children. The story also appeared in the Connecticut Post, the Associated Press and the Chambersburg Public Opinion, among others.

    Aug. 26
    Newsmaker: Jason Scibek
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Jason Scibek, associate professor, in recognition of his being named chair of the Department of Athletic Training.

    Filmmaker With Local Roots Works on Documentary About York County’s Hex Murder Case
    Adjunct History Professor Tom White was quoted in this York Daily Record article about a documentary, for which he was interviewed, that is exploring that area’s infamous Hex Murder and trial.

    Aug. 25
    Duquesne Holds Annual ‘Mass of the Holy Spirit’
    KDKA-TV included this story about this year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit. President Charles J. Dougherty was interviewed about Duquesne welcoming its biggest ever freshman class this fall. A similar story appeared on WTAE-TV.

    Moving Pennsylvania Capital Cure for Corruption? Experts are Skeptical.
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Wes Oliver, associate law professor, for this article about skepticism surrounding two recent studies that indicate corruption is more prevalent in remote state capitals with less intense media scrutiny compared to those in big cities.

    Aug. 24
    Trumpeter Jones Finds a Way to ‘Make It Happen’
    The Tribune-Review included this feature about Sean Jones, associate professor of jazz studies, and his work as a jazz musician and professor. Mike Tomaro, chair of jazz studies, is also quoted.

    Aug. 21
    Pennsylvania Teens Score in Top 10 for ACT Exam
    Associate Provost for Enrollment Management Paul-James Cukanna was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Pennsylvania high school students who took the ACT exam scoring in the top 10 of average composite scores and beating national averages.

    Australian Study a Mecca for Shaler Man
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article on the work and research that Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, has conducted in Australia.

    Photos of the Day
    The Post-Gazette included a picture of the annual freshman Move-In Day—see photo #2.

    Aug. 20
    Duquesne University Welcomes Latest Round of Incoming Students
    KDKA-TV featured this story on Duquesne’s freshman Move-In day.

    Aug. 16
    Road Music an Important Antidote to Travel Boredom
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Assistant Professor and Chair of Music Therapy Dr. Elaine Abbot, Professor and Chair of Music Technology and Guitar Bill Purse and Associate Professor of Music Technology Lynn Purse for this article about the positive impact of music on road trips. The article also appeared on

    Pennsylvania Vies for Being No. 2 U.S. Gas Producer
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was featured in this Tribune-Review article about Pennsylvania ranking as the second-largest gas producer in the U.S. for 2013.

    Aug. 14
    Affordable Care Act Vexes Small Firms
    The Post-Gazette included this article, which covered a seminar hosted by the Small Business Development Center to address the impending Affordable Care Act.

    Aug. 13
    Heinz to Eliminate 600 Jobs, Including 350 in Pittsburgh
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by WPXI-TV for this story about Heinz eliminating 350 jobs in Pittsburgh.

    Aug. 12
    Major Dilemma
    The Pittsburgh Quarterly interviewed Nicole Feldhues, director of career services, for this article about the impact of choosing a college major on getting a job.

    Aug. 11
    Spouse in Poisoning Faced Huge Fiscal Loss
    Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a local researcher accused of fatally poisoning his wife.

    Aug. 9
    More Veterans Expected in Classrooms Under GI Bill
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Don Accamando, director of military education in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, for this article about the expected increase in veterans taking classes at area universities.

    Aug. 8
    Local Universities Included Among Princeton Review’s Best
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Duquesne University was among the local institutions included in the Princeton Review’s Best 378 Colleges for 2014.

    Decision on Milwaukee Archdiocese’s Cemetery Funds Could Have Range of Implications
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, was interviewed by the National Catholic Reporter for this story about a recent ruling in the Milwaukee archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings.

    Aug. 6
    Harper Lawyer Denies Claim that Former Police Chief Set Up Bogus Firm
    The Tribune-Review quoted Wes Oliver, associate professor of law, in this article about a local federal investigation involving alleged city bid rigging.

    Aug. 5
    Heinz Endowments Shift on Environmental Grants
    Yahoo! Finance included this Associated Press article about efforts by the Heinz Endowments to take a different direction regarding its environmental program. Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, is quoted. The story also appeared in the Beaver County Times, The Times Herald, the Indiana Gazette and the Brandon Sun among others.

    LaunchPGH Website Helps Fledgling Businesses Find Solid Ground
    Dr. Jack Mason, director of entrepreneurial studies in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s new website for entrepreneurs.

    Aug. 4
    Heroes or Hindrances: Incidents Give Rise to Debate Over Citizen Arrests
    Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Citizens’ Voice for this article about the legality of citizens’ arrests in Luzerne County. The article also appeared in the Associated Press and the Hazleton Standard-Speaker.

    Aug. 3
    Business Travelers Grounded by Threat
    The Tribune-Review interviewed professor of political science and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, Kent Moors, for this article about the recent global travel alert due to terror concerns.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.