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    December 2011

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

     

    Dec. 31
    Natural Gas Price Drops Tied to Mild Weather, Marcellus Shale Output
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment and professor of political science, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about cuts in area heating bills due to higher-than-normal temperatures and gas produced from Marcellus shale deposits.

    Dec. 30
    Crosby, Polamalu Concussions Act as Case Studies at Duquesne
    The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Keith Gorse, assistant professor of athletic training and clinical coordinator, for this feature article about how students use real-life examples as case studies on concussions.

    Dec. 28
    Duquesne U. Wins Energy Award
    Today’s Energy Solutions announced that Duquesne is the first campus in Pennsylvania to win the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star Award.

    Dec. 25
    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
    The Post-Gazette announced that Eileen Crossey, health educator, was honored by the Bethlehem Haven/Miryam Center for her work on behalf of homeless women.

    Dec. 24
    ‘Unbecoming British’ An Accessible Academic Work Shows How We Shed the Anglo Yoke
    Assistant Professor of History Dr. Joseph Coohill authored this Post-Gazette book review on Kariann Akemi Yokota’s book Unbecoming British: How Revolutionary America Became a Postcolonial Nation.

    Dec. 23
    Duquesne U. Passes $150 Million Funding Goal
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article on the University announcing it has surpassed its $150 million capital campaign fundraising goal a year early. John Plante, vice president for university advancement, and President Charles J. Dougherty were quoted.

    Dec. 22
    Duquesne Meets $150 Million Fundraising Goal a Year Early
    The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne surpassed its $150 million capital campaign goal a year early. Vice President for University Advancement John Plante was quoted.

    Dec. 21
    Hill Pharmacy Marks One Year
    The New Pittsburgh Courier interviewed Pharmacy Dean Dr. J. Douglas Bricker for this feature article on the Center for Pharmacy Services marking its one-year anniversary.

    Dec. 19
    Duquesne University Switches to Pennsylvania Wind Power
    George Fecik, executive director of facilities management, was interviewed by Essential Public Radio 90.5 about the University switching to wind power that is completely generated in Pennsylvania. A similar story appeared in the Tribune Review.

    Dec. 18
    Wind-Farm Jobs Hinge on Tax Credit
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment and professor of political science, for this article about the impact that a proposed extended tax credit may have on the wind energy industry.

    Dec. 17
    After Long Wait, Key Penn State Witness Took Stand
    The Associated Press interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the testimony by a key witness in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case. The article also ran in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

    Dec. 15
    Big Weekend Ahead for Retailers in Advance of Christmas
    Essential Public Radio 90.5 interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey about the Saturday before Christmas, not Black Friday, being the biggest shopping day of the year.

    Dec. 13
    Wind-farm Jobs Hinge on Tax Credit
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this article about whether Congress extends a production tax credit and the impact it may have on the state’s chances to create jobs in the wind energy industry and get an economic boost.

    WHTH-Radio
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was a guest on Newark, Ohio’s WHTH-Radio, where he discussed the Economic Freedom of North America report and its relevance to Ohio and Virginia. He did a similar interview for Youngstown’s WKBN-Radio and Richmond’s WRVA-Radio.

    Dec. 12
    Think Hard Before Going to Law School
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Dean Ken Gormley for this article about what to consider before deciding to attend law school.

    Boutique Owner Has Her Eye On Fashion-forward Trends
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the success of a new Squirrel Hill boutique.

    Dec. 11
    Self-made Verses Entitlement
    Townhall.com interviewed Dr. Ron Surmacz, assistant professor of economics, for this article about Alexander Hamilton establishing the nation’s monetary system. The article also appeared in the Tribune-Review.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Jeffrey A. Miller has been named associate dean for graduate studies and research in the School of Education.

    Dec. 9
    More Colleges Offering Tuition Breaks
    Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management, was interviewed by Fox Business News for this story about various universities offering tuition discounts.

    Clientele Sings Praises of Volkwein’s Dedication to Music
    School of Music Dean Dr. Edward Kocher was among those interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the long-time dedication of Volkwein’s music store. Sean Jones, associate professor of jazz studies, was also quoted.

    EQT Plans Spinoff in Rush to Pursue Marcellus Shale Gas
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this article about EQT Corp.’s plans to spin off its pipeline division and sell shares to investors next year.

    Dec. 8
    QV Among Local Districts Using Advertising to Boost Profile
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by the Sewickley Herald for an article about the Quaker Valley school district using television advertising.

    Dec. 5
    Next Allegheny County Executive Readies For Post
    Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about new Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

    Colleges Strengthen Oversight Plans In Response to Sex-Abuse Allegations
    Duquesne was included among the schools listed in this article from The Chronicle of Higher Education about universities strengthening their oversight plans in light of the Penn State and Syracuse University scandals.

    Dec. 4
    Not So Fast, Judge Tells SEC, Citi
    The Post-Gazette quoted Law Professor Ron Ricci in this article about a proposed $285 million settlement between the Securities and Exchange Commission and Citigroup.

    Dec. 3
    Universities Buy .XXX Domain Names to Thwart Porn Purveyors
    Duquesne University was included in this Tribune-Review article about universities that have bought .xxx Internet domains to prevent others from creating pornographic websites using their school and school-associated names. Media Relations Manager Rose Ravasio was quoted.

    Dec. 2
    Educators Revisit Sex Abuse Reporting Policies
    The Tribune-Review included this article about universities, including Duquesne, revamping and revisiting their policies and procedures for reporting suspected sexual abuse. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.

    Cash On Road Poses ‘Ethical Nightmare’
    Dr. Jim Weber, chair of management and professor of business ethics, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the ethics involved when cash went missing after a courier van spilled more than $100,000 in cash on Rt. 19.

    Dec. 1
    Saxophonist Tomaro Fights a Killer Disease With Music
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Mike Tomaro, associate professor of music and chair of jazz studies, for this article about the concert he coordinated and performed at to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. The concert was held in honor of Tomaro’s late wife Nancy, who passed away from pancreatic cancer.

    Antony Davies: A Letter to Washington
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies authored this Orange County Register article written in letter form to the government regarding attempts to make spending cuts.

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