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December

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

Dec. 31
Saylor to Step Up as Pa. Chief Justice
Law Dean Ken Gormley was quoted in this Associated Press article that appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer about incoming Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor. The article also appeared in the Post-Gazette and the Fort Mill Times.

Dec. 29
Easy Way to Turn Those Unwanted Gift Cards Into Cash
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, for this story about gift cards.

Can Positive Student-Teacher Relationships Improve Math Scores?
This Post-Gazette article about a local, grant-funded project, which works to develop positive student-teacher relationships to help students learn math, mentions that Duquesne University serves as an outside evaluator for the project.

Dec. 28
People on the Move: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Jamie McConaha, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was named the 2014 Preceptor of the Year the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

Dec. 27
Proposed Pa. Constitutional Amendment Clouds Judges' Retirements
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the proposed constitutional amendment to raise the retirement age for Pennsylvania judges from 70 to 75.

In Defense of 'Price Gouging'
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this opinion piece for the Tribune-Review about price gouging.

Dec. 26
Will U.S. Add North Korea to "State Sponsors Terrorism" List?
WDTV-TV interviewed the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant professor of political science, about North Korea's alleged hack of Sony Pictures.

Dec. 25
A Little Homework Before Returning Gifts Could Pay Off
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about how consumers can benefit by doing a little research before doing their Christmas gift returns.

Dec. 24
Off-Leash Dog Spaces More Popular in Western Pa., But Owners Take Risk
The Tribune-Review interviewed Assistant Law Professor Ann Schiavone for this article about the risks that dog owners take on when they bring their pets to off-leash dog parks.

Dec. 23
Stores Staying Open Until Christmas Eve Night to Accommodate Last-Minute Shoppers
WTAE-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about numerous stores extending holiday hours to accommodate consumers.

Dec. 21
Recusals Are Rare in the Pennsylvania Legislature
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the rarity of lawmakers recusing themselves from voting in the state's legislature.

Dec. 20
Newsmaker: Patrick Juola
The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Patrick Juola, professor of computer science, in recognition of his receiving a $25,000 grant from Innovation Works that will enable him to commercialize computer programs that analyze writing and author styles.

Dec. 19
Review: No Other Improper Contact Between Court, Lawyers
The Tribune-Review interviewed Wes Oliver, associate law professor, for this article about the results from a review of emails sent by Pennsylvania Supreme Court justices during the last five years to determine whether improper contact was made with state prosecutors regarding pending cases.

Dec. 18
'KDKA-Radio'
The Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant professor of political science, was interviewed on KDKA-Radio about President Obama's decision to "normalize" relations with Cuba. He did a similar interview on KQV-Radio.

Dec. 17
It's Best to Give Directly to a Charity; Make Your List and Check it Twice
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Beaver County Times article on how consumers can ensure their holiday charitable giving is for a legitimate cause.

Dec. 16
Members of Wolf Transition Team Have Mon-Yough Ties
This Tribune-Review article about Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf mentions that Adjunct Clinical Legal Education Professor David Spurgeon is co-chair of Wolf's subcommittee dealing with state prisons.

Dec. 13
Investors Eager to Trade Cash for Green Cards in Immigration Program
The Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant political science professor, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the federal government's EB-5 immigration program.

Duquesne Law School's Top Legal Eagle
The Tribune-Review featured this profile on Ken Gormley, dean of the School of Law.

Pa. Chief Justice Says Leak by AG's Office Worthy of Grand Jury
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the state supreme court chief justice claiming that the attorney general's office gave confidential grand jury information to a Philadelphia newspaper.

Dec. 12
A 'Catholic' Justice?
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, authored this book review of Bruce Allen Murphy's biography, Scalia: A Court of One, in America magazine.

Dec. 8
Center Seeks to Aid Public Education
KDKA-Radio featured Dr. Olga Welch, dean of the School of Education, for this story about the school's Canevin Center for Educational Transformation and Social Justice.

Dec, 7
WorkZone: Uncork the Networking Possibilities
Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, professor of communication and rhetorical studies, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about how to act appropriately in order to network at a work holiday party.

Experts: Talking About End-of-life Care Can Make Dying More About Living
The Beaver County Times interviewed Dr. Gerard Magill, the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy and Law, for this article about dealing with end-of-life care and related issues. The article also appeared in Pharmacy Choice.

Bill Cosby's Latest Gift to Temple: His Resignation
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer for this article about Bill Cosby resigning from Temple University's board of trustees.

Dec. 6
Mt. Lebanon Actor Honored for Work in Stage Right Production
The Tribune-Review included this feature article about the acting work of Law Professor Mark Yochum.

Dec. 5
White Anxiety and the Futility of Black Hope
The New York Times featured this opinion piece on race co-authored by Philosophy Professor Dr. George Yancy.

Civil Rallies Over Racial Justice Dot Pitt, IUP, PSU Campuses
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Tribune-Review article about demonstrations and rallies on regional university campuses in response to grand jury decisions in New York and Ferguson.

Dec. 4
Submit to Arrest to Avoid Force, Law Professor Advises
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the impact of resisting arrest.

Dec. 3
Did a Security Firm Hired by the City Go Too Far to Gather Info on Jordan Miles?

Assistant Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee was interviewed for this Pittsburgh City Paper article about the ethical issues surrounding information collected by investigators hired by the City for a trial involving a local man who received a settlement for a false arrest in 2010.

Dec. 2
Black Friday is Not What it Used to Be: A Changing Time for Retailers

WESA-Radio featured this interview with Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for a story about how Black Friday shopping has evolved.

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