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August

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Aug. 29
Report: Pittsburgh One of Top Destinations for Foreign Students
This Pittsburgh Business Times article lists Duquesne as one of the top destinations among Pittsburgh-area universities that are major draws for international students.

Aug. 27
Who Are Pittsburgh’s Best Professors?
University Chancellor and Professor of Law Dr. John E. Murray Jr. was featured in this Pittsburgh Magazine article that highlighted the best college professors in the region. Dr. Temple Lovelace, assistant professor in the School of Education was listed among the Noteworthy Pittsburgh professors.

Duquesne Launches Online RN-BSN Program
Nurse.com announced that the School of Nursing has started a new online RN-BSN program.

Aug. 26
Pittsburgh Region’s Unemployment Rate Stays at 5.3 Percent
Dr. Matt Ryan, associate economics professor, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about Pittsburgh’s unemployment rate.

Aug. 25
Mike Dillon/Terrorists’ Ghastly Photo Op
The Post-Gazette featured this op-ed piece by Dr. Mike Dillon, associate professor and chair of journalism and multimedia arts, about what the media should do when terrorists pose victims.

‘Vibrant’ City Attracts More University Students
Duquesne was among the schools mentioned in this WESA-Radio story about Pittsburgh’s vibrancy attracting more college students.

Aug. 24
Job Market Unkind to Incoming Attorneys
The Tribune-Review interviewed Assistant Dean of Enrollment Sarah Rethage from the law school for this article about the job market outlook for incoming attorneys.

Aug. 23
Sandusky Cover-up Case Unusually Shrouded
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the secrecy surrounding the case against three former top Penn State officials accused of covering up the crimes of Jerry Sandusky.

The Great Pennsylvania Liquor Swindle
The Tribune-Review featured this opinion piece co-authored by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s proposal to increase the mark up on bottles of wine and liquor from 30 to 35 percent.

Aug. 22
Coral-Graceton Cat Clinic New Group’s Latest Spay/Neuter Effort
Dr. Becky Morrow, assistant professor of biological sciences, was featured in this Tribune-Review article about the efforts of the new nonprofit group, Spay and Neuter Indiana Pa.’s Pets (SNIPP), to help control the pet population through veterinary services to spay and neuter stray cats and dogs.

Aug. 21
Google Maps Opens Business Doors to Online Views for Shoppers
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about the positive impact of Google Maps Business Views on both consumers and business owners. The article also appeared in the Associated Press and the Daily News.

Aug. 19
Duquesne University Welcomes Class of 2018 on Freshman Move-In Day
KDKA-TV featured this story on Duquesne’s annual Freshman Move-In Day. Sharon Oelschlager, director of residence life, was interviewed.

Q&A: Helping Small Business Expand Locally and Globally
The Post-Gazette’s Power Source section featured this question-and-answer feature with Brent Rondon, manager of global business programs in the Small Business Development Center, about how small businesses can expand both locally and globally.

Aug. 18
Remembering Masloff: ‘History Will be Very Kind to Her,’ Former Aide Says
Associate Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed for this Pittsburgh Business Times article about the death and legacy of former Pittsburgh mayor Sophie Masloff, for whom Mistick served as chief of staff. Similar articles and stories ran in the Associated Press, ABC News, the Huffington Post, the Post-Gazette and the Tribune-Review, among others.

Aug. 16
Obituary: Vernon F. Gallagher/Duquesne President Expanded Campus in the 1950s
President Charles J. Dougherty was quoted in this news obituary on the passing of past Duquesne University president Vernon F. Gallagher.

Aug. 15
Catholics: Military Action May be Justified in Iraq
Dr. Anna Floerke Scheid, assistant professor of theology, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the Catholic Church’s view on whether U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are justified. Similar articles ran in The Examiner and the Modesto Bee.

Aug. 14
WVU Water Research Presented at Pittsburgh Conference
Dr. Elizabeth Dakin, instructor, and Dr. Stan Kabala, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, were both quoted in this State Journal article about Convergence at the Confluence, a conference addressing water quality that was held at the University.

Aug. 13
Turnpike Report Due Out by Fall
The Cranberry Eagle interviewed Adjunct Law Professor Maureen Lally-Green for this article about a soon-to-be-released report on the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s procedures and business practices. Lally-Green is a member of the three-member panel issuing the report.

Aug. 12
Catholic University Raises Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour
Ncronline.org. quoted President Charles Dougherty in an article about Duquesne raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour as part of a plan to increase wages for its lowest-paid workers. A similar article appeared in the Democratic Underground.

Aug. 11
What is the Quality of Pennsylvania’s Water? It’s Getting Better
Wesa.fm interviewed Dr. Brady Porter, associate professor of biology; Dr. Stanley Kabala, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, at Monday’s Three Rivers Quest water quality monitoring conference at Duquesne. Similar stories appeared in the Youngstown Business Journal Daily, the Morgantown Dominion Post, the Beaver County Times, Freenewspos.com and Newswise.

Aug. 10
Dateline Pittsburgh: 08/10/14
The Post-Gazette announced that The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association has named Dr. Mikael D.Z. Kimelman, founding chair and associate professor of speech-language pathology, a 2014 fellow—one of the highest forms of recognition bestowed by the organization.

Aug. 8
5 Things: Rangos Giving Keynote at Rangos School
Pittsburgh Business Times reported that John Rangos Sr., namesake of Duquesne’s School of Health Sciences, will deliver the keynote speech at the school’s summer commencement on Friday. His donation of about half the necessary capital enabled Duquesne to open its first new school in half a century in 1991.

Aug. 6
Protestant ‘Empathy’ For Israel Is War Gain
Thejewishweek.com interviewed Dr. Bogdan Bucur, associate professor of theology who was selected for the Christian Leadership Initiative, which brings a group of Christian clergy and lay leaders to Israel annually to provide intensive grounding in Jewish theology and Jewish traditions, on the impact of unrest in the area on the experience.

Aug. 5
How Canon Law Can be Revised to Easily Eliminate Abusive Priests
USCatholic.org published an article written by Nicholas Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, about revising canon law to eliminate abusive priests.

Aug. 3
Dateline: Education
Post-Gazette.com reported administrative changes in the Mylan School of Pharmacy:  Bruce Livengood was appointed assistant dean for professional programs; Janet Astle, assistant dean for student services; and Thomas Falcione, director of experiential education.

‘Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter’: A Historian Asserts He is America’s Best Former President
Dr. Greg Barnhisel, associate professor of English, wrote an article on former president Jimmy Carter for the Post-Gazette.

Aug. 2
Fracking Often Gets Blamed For Water Problems, But It’s Not A Clear Cut Case
Pri.org, covering water contamination problems in the Woodlands area of Butler County, interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, who said wells may be contaminated by drainage from coal mines, though the combination of mine draining and gas drilling might make matters worse.

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