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December

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Dec. 31
The Survivors: Businesses That Can Reinvent Themselves Are the Ones That Last
Dr. Jack Mason, director of the Entrepreneurship Program in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the “boom-to-boost phenomenon” with businesses in Pittsburgh and beyond, and how business can last.

Dec. 30
Six Books For Your Winter Reading List
Pittsburgh Quarterly included President Ken Gormley’s book, The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History, in this look at books that should make the cut for reading this winter.

Dec. 25
Pa.’s College Numbers Down
Paul-James Cukanna, vice president for enrollment management, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about Duquesne University staying competitive and maintaining its enrollment despite both a national and Pennsylvania trend of college enrollment declining. A similar story appeared on KDKA-TV.

Dec. 21
Christmas Bonuses Are Changing as Workforce Evolves
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed for this Uniontown Herald-Standard article about Christmas bonuses in the workplace becoming a thing of the past.

Pennsylvania Catholic Colleges Back Young Immigrants
The Post-Gazette quoted Bridget Fare, associate vice president and chief marketing and communications officer, for this article about Catholic colleges in Pittsburgh and a current policy that protects foreign-born students brought to the country as children without legal immigration status.

Dec. 18
Dec. 18-24: Cultural Events Around Pittsburgh
The Post-Gazette announced that Associate Sociology Professor Dr. Norman Conti will participate in the OpticVoices Artist Talk Updating the Narrative of Social Change on Dec. 21 at the August Wilson Center.

Dec. 17
Part of Duquesne for 8 Decades, 100-Year-Old Gets Degree
Pittsburgh Magazine quoted President Ken Gormley in this article about Leo Plunkett, 100, receiving an honorary degree at Duquesne’s December Commencement.

Don’t Tax-Cut!
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this Tribune-Review opinion piece about the new “Netflix tax.”

Dec. 16
At 100, Penn Hills Man Gets Degree From Duquesne University
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Tribune-Review feature on Leo Plunkett, 100, receiving an honorary degree at Duquesne’s December Commencement.

Never Too Late: 100-Year-Old Man Gets Degree From Duquesne
President Ken Gormley is featured in this WTAE-TV story on Leo Plunkett, 100, receiving an honorary degree at Duquesne’s December Commencement.

100-Year-Old WWII Veteran Given Honorary Duquesne University Degree
President Ken Gormley is featured in this KDKA-TV story on Leo Plunkett, 100, receiving an honorary degree at Duquesne’s December Commencement. The story also appeared on Global News.

Brackenridge Murder Suspect Wants DNA Test
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a Brackenridge man requesting a DNA test for a case in which he’s accused of a double murder.

Dec. 15
Voices Lifted for ‘In a Manger Lowly’
The Philadelphia Inquirer published this article from the Beaver County Times that features Sister Donna Marie, professor emerita in the Mary Pappert School of Music. The piece highlights the 100-year-old Christmas carol In a Manger Lowly, which was composed by two sisters of her congregation.

Dec. 13
Centenarian to Make History at Duquesne Commencement
Pittsburgh Magazine reported that 100-year-old Leo Plunkett will become the oldest person to ever receive an honorary degree from Duquesne during the 2016 winter Commencement ceremony. Plunkett attended Duquesne from 1934-1937.

Trump Vows to Boost Drilling and Fracking Foes Turn to Courts
Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology, was interviewed for this Bloomberg story about the potential impact of the Trump presidency on the fracking debate.

Will Judge Let 13 Bill Cosby Accusers Testify Against Him?
NBC News interviewed Criminal Justice Program Director Wes Oliver about the potential impact of the judge’s ruling on whether the women who have accused Bill Cosby of assaulting them prior to this case can testify.

Dec. 12
Dateline Pittsburgh: 12/11/2016
Education Professor Dr. Jered Kolbert was named the 2016-2017 counselor educator of the year by the Pennsylvania School Counselors Association, according to the Post-Gazette.

Who is to Blame for McDonald’s’ Labor Shift?
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this opinion piece for the Tribune-Review about McDonald’s decision to replace its cashiers with robots that will soon displace workers.

Dec. 11
Buried Secrets No More: Court Unseals Pretrial Records In Abuse Case Against Altoona-Johnstown Diocese
The Tribune-Democrat interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the recent unsealing of records from the 1980s abuse case involving the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown.

Dec. 7
Failure To Provide Routine Care Brings Lawsuits
Adjunct Law Professor Peter Giglione was interviewed for this Reading Eagle article about lawsuits filed on behalf of the Pennsylvania attorney general’s office against nursing homes that fail to provide for their patients.

Dec. 5
Intellectual Property Problems
Assistant Law Professor Dr. Jacob Rooksby was interviewed by Inside Higher Ed about his new book The Branding of the American Mind, which discusses colleges’ protection of intellectual property.

Dec. 4
Setting a Standard: The New City Ethics Board is a Vital Matter
The Post-Gazette editorial board praised the newly reinvigorated Pittsburgh Ethics Board and mentioned that the Duquesne School of Law is among the public institutions across the city that nominate the board’s nine members.

Dec. 3
Pittsburgh firm’s social media skills help companies identify consumers’ desires
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey is quoted in this Tribune-Review article that touts the social media skills of local market research firm 113 industries.

Dec. 2
Duquesne Beats Pitt For the First Time Since 2000
The Post-Gazette included this article about Duquesne winning the annual City Game against the University of Pittsburgh for the first time since 2000. Head Coach Jim Ferry is quoted. Similar articles appeared in the Tribune-Review, PennLive.com, the Observer-Reporter and the Tribune-Democrat, among others.

Dec. 1
Commentary: The Inconsistency of ‘Cafeteria Economists’
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this opinion piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer about “cafeteria economists” who accept supply and demand prices for luxury items, but reject those prices for everyday necessities. The article also appeared in The Korea Herald and the Burlington Times News.

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