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August

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Aug. 31
Bid to Suspend Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s Law License Moves Controversy Deeper Into Uncharted Waters
The Harrisburg Patriot-News interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the Office of Disciplinary Counsel petitioning the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to suspend state attorney general Kathleen Kane’s law license. Similar articles appeared in the Allentown Morning Call, the Tribune-Review, the Indiana Gazette, KDKA-TV, the Philadelphia Tribune and the Associated Press, among others.

Aug. 26
Environmentalists Threaten to Sue EPA Over Oil & Gas Waste-Disposal Law
Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, is quoted in this NPR story for StateImpact Pennsylvania about seven environmental groups threatening to sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for allegedly failing to update a law on the disposal of oil and gas waste with regards to the recent increase in fracking.

Aug. 25
The Clinton-Fiorina Connection You Didn’t Know About
Law Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Reading Eagle/Associated Press article about the connection between Judge Joseph Sneed and Bill and Hillary Clinton. A similar article appeared in the Washington Post.

Aug. 24
Crowded, Active State AG Race Taking Shape
The Legal Intelligencer interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about Pennsylvania’s next state attorney general election.

Aug. 23
Student Volunteers Help Freshmen Moving Into Dorms on Pittsburgh Campuses
Sharon Oelschlager, director of residence life, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the role student volunteers play in moving freshmen onto Pittsburgh-area college campuses.

Aug. 22
Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
The Post-Gazette announced that Jennifer S. Fink has been named associate legal counsel and director of risk management.

Aug 21
Duquesne Hires Assistant Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that John Greeno has been named assistant vice president and chief human resources officer. Greeno is quoted.

GOP Plans Separate Override Votes
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this article from The Sentinel about Pennsylvania House Republicans stating they would force votes to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget bill veto. Similar stories appeared on WTAE-TV, PA Environment Daily and the Indiana Gazette, among others.

Aug. 18
Expedia Survey: Cranberry Rates High in Comfort
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Cranberry being ranked No. 8 among Expedia’s Most Comfortable Cities for Travelers list.

Aug. 17
Connellsville Eyed for Minor League Baseball
The Tribune-Review interviewed Steve Greenberg, executive in residence for sports marketing, for this article about the potential for a minor league baseball park in Connellsville. Duquesne students prepared a feasibility study for Grant Forbes, a McKeesport company hired by the Fayette County Redevelopment Authority to determine whether the town can support a minor league park.

Aug. 16
Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Sara B. Baron has been named University librarian.

Aug. 12
Duquesne, CMU Researchers Awarded Kaufman Grants
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Theodore Corcovilos, assistant professor of physics, has been awarded a two-year, $150,000 grant from The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation.

Aug. 10
AG Kathleen Kane Fights Charges and Public Perception Under Pressure to Resign
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Harrisburg Patriot-News for this article about criminal charges brought against the Pennsylvania attorney general. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Aug. 6
City Shop Owner Key in Rare Violin’s Return
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Charles Stegeman, professor and chair of strings in the School of Music, for this article about the role of a Pittsburgh violin maker in identifying and helping with the return of a rare Stradivarius violin stolen 35 years earlier.

Duquesne Ranks No. 2 in U.S. for Percent of Women in MBA Program
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Dr. Karen Donovan, associate dean of graduate programs and executive education in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, for this article about the University being ranked No. 2 by U.S. News and World Report for the percent of women enrolled in its MBA program.

Aug. 4
Duquesne’s Pharmacy School Nabs National Honor
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that the Mylan School of Pharmacy, along with the Duquesne University Pharmacy, Center for Pharmacy Care and the Academic Partners Program, has been named a 2015 Pinnacle Award honoree by the American Pharmacists Association. President Charles Dougherty is quoted. A similar story appeared in the Pharmacy Times.

CMU’s $1.45B Award Reduced in Marvell Case
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Assistant Law Professor Jacob Rooksby in this article about the decision in which a federal appeals court reduced a judgment that Carnegie Mellon University previously won against Marvell Technology Group Ltd.

Aug. 3
Risk Management Director Joins Duquesne from Pitt
The Legal Intelligencer interviewed new Associate Legal Counsel Jennifer Fink for this story about her new role at Duquesne, which also includes serving as director of risk management.

Aug. 2
Dems Nominate Duquesne University Faculty Member for County Council Seat
The Post-Gazette announced that Paul Klein, assistant professor of law and ethics in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, has been nominated by Democratic Party members for the four-year term on the Allegheny County Council District 11 seat. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.

Business Gallery: Education
The Tribune-Review announced that Dr. Magali Michael, former English department chair, has been named associate dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.

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