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December

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Dec. 30
Other Women Accusing Bill Cosby of Sexual Assault Could be Called to Testify: Expert
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by NBC News about criminal charges filed against Bill Cosby for aggravated indecent assault. Similar articles also appeared in the Boston Herald and the Business Insider UK.

Dec. 27
People On the Move: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant clinical law professor, was one of five honorees for the 24th annual Racial Justice Awards presented by the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh.

Newsmaker: Kathleen Sekula
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Kathleen Sekula, professor of nursing, in recognition of her being elected to the board of directors for the International Association of Forensic Nurses.

Wilkinsburg Man Wrongly Convicted for Rape Had ‘Tough Time Readjusting’
Associate Law Professor John Rago was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a local man who was wrongly convicted and spent 19 years in prison for a rape he did not commit.

Dec. 25
Research Sought to Evaluate Art Therapy for Those with Autism
Dr. Tammy Hughes, professor and chair of counseling, psychology and special education, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about Art & Autism, a discussion and exhibit of art projects by autistic students, held at Duquesne University.

Dec. 24
Have Gift Cards Become the Modern Day Sweater? An Expert Weighs In
The Los Angeles Times interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about the increase in gift cards as a go-to holiday gift. The article also appeared in The Times-Picayne and the Tampa Bay Times, among other outlets.

Dec. 23
The Sociology Behind the Future of Religion
Dr. Sarah MacMillen, associate sociology professor, was a guest on the WESA-Radio’s show Essential Pittsburgh, where she discussed a recent Pew Research poll that indicates a decrease in people identifying with any faith population.

Dec. 21
Pittsburgh Decriminalizes Pot Possession
The Post-Gazette quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about Pittsburgh City Council voting to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana within city limits.

Dec. 15
CML Imatinib Adherence Rises When Oncology Pharms on Board
Dr. Karen Fancher, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was quoted in this Pharmacy Practice News article about a study that indicates an increase in patients’ adherence to a specific type of drug used to treat leukemia when an oncology pharmacist manages their oral drug therapy.

Dec. 14
Five Things to Know Today, and Duquesne University Makes National List
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that the National Center for Education Statistics has ranked Duquesne 21st among the 25 least-expensive private schools in the United States.

Dec. 13
Duquesne U. Prof. Audrey Guskey on Whether Christmas Shopping Season is a Good One for Retailers
MSN.com published this segment of KDKA-TV’s Sunday Business Page show, featuring Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey discussing the Christmas shopping season.

Dec. 10
Amtrak Faces $95 Million Hit as Congress Celebrates New Highway Bill
The Washington Post quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about how a new law that increases a cap on payments a railroad can make to accident victims will affect Amtrak. The article appeared in the Associated Press and the Toledo Blade, among others.

Pittsburgh Ranks High for Small Business Activity
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Mary McKinney for this article about Pittsburgh being ranked eighth in the Top 10 places in the United States for small business activity, according to a study by the Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City, Mo.

How to Ax Your Lousy Network & Replace it With One that Supports Density
Sheryl Reinhard, director of systems, operations and network for CTS, was interviewed for this Higher Ed Tech Decisions article about how Duquesne is increasing the density of its campus wireless connections.

Dec. 9
Zappala to Seek Democratic Nod for Attorney General
Associate Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed by KDKA-TV regarding Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. seeking the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s attorney general.

How an Obscure Law Brought Us Nasal Flu Spray—And New Conflicts of Interest
Assistant Law Professor Jacob Rooksby was interviewed for this STAT article about the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, which enabled American universities to own the patents on all discoveries made by their faculty using federal research grants.

Dec. 7
List of Best Online OTD Programs Released
Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners announced that Duquesne University has been ranked by Nonprofit Colleges Online for having a Top 30 online doctoral program in occupational therapy.

Deadline Looms for McKeesport Daily News
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, for this story about the future of the McKeesport Daily News, which was put up for sale by Trib Total Media earlier this year.

Dec. 3
Prayers Offered at Monroeville Council Meeting, But Not by Mayor or Council Members
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the controversy regarding the mayor of Monroeville not offering the Lord’s Prayer during a recent council meeting.

Dec. 2
Duquesne University’s Sustainability MBA Lands Another Top 10 Listing
PA Environment Digest announced that the Sustainability MBA Program has been named one of the Top 10 Graduate Programs for Environmental Sustainability by Triple Pundit.

Dec. 1
Duquesne Cares: Providing Pharmacist Services In a Medically Underserved Community
The American Pharmacists Association magazine interviewed Dr. Suzanne Higginbotham, director of the Center for Pharmacy Care, for this cover story on the center and its work to help the underserved in the local community.

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