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    February 2013

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    Feb. 28
    Pope Benedict Leaves Vatican for Final Time as Pontiff
    MSNBC-TV interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Lev, professor of art history at Duquesne’s Italian campus, for this story about Benedict XVI’s last day as pope.

    Feb. 27
    Duquesne University Names New Dean
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Philip Reeder has been named the new dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences effective July 1.

    Pope Benedict Says Farewell
    This Post-Gazette article about Pope Benedict XVI delivering his final blessing in his role as pope mentions that Duquesne students attending the University’s Rome campus were in attendance. Beth Michalec, who is teaching at the Rome campus this semester, is quoted.

    Attorney General Weighs Defending Voter ID
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about Pennsylvania’s Office of Attorney General and the future of the state’s voter ID law.

    Feb. 25
    Catholics in Region Get to Share in ‘Bittersweet’ Moment with Pope
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Darlene Fozard Weaver, associate professor and director of the Center for Catholic Intellectual Tradition, for this article about the pending resignation of Pope Benedict XVI.

    Feb. 23
    Experts Offer Tips on How to Stash More Cash
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was featured in this Tribune-Review article about various ways in which consumers can save money.

    Students, Workers Taught to Invest in Future
    Tom Nist, the Donahue Chair in Investment Management and director of graduate studies in the School of Business, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about increasing efforts by businesses, colleges and high schools offering investment education.

    Feb. 20
    Can Resveratrol, an Extract From Grapes, Protect Your Hearing and Balance?
    Dr. Jane Cavanaugh, assistant professor of pharmacology, was featured in this Examiner.com article about the benefits of resveratrol.

    Pennsylvania Returns $50 Million Lottery Payment to British Firm
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the state returning a $50 million security payment to Camelot Global Services, which was initially part of a pledge for a lottery management contract.

    Feb. 19
    Pittsburgh Presence at Papal Conclave
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about Pittsburgh ties to the upcoming papal conclave.

    Feb. 18
    Law School Applications Decline with Uncertain Job Prospects and Growing Student Debt
    Law Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about a national trend in which law schools are experiencing a decline in applicants.

    Professors, Economists Criticize Obama’s $9 Minimum Wage
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed for this Education News article about the president’s call for the minimum wage to be increased to $9 an hour.

    Feb. 17
    The Next Page: Latin, the ‘Mother Tongue of the Church’
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about the significance of Pope Benedict XVI announcing his resignation in Latin.

    Lupo Has History of Brine Dumping; Violations Stretch Back to 1970s
    Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was interviewed for this Youngstown Vindicator article about the owner of D&L Energy being charged with violating the U.S. Clean Water Act after instructing employees of Hardrock Excavating to dump brine water, oil and drilling waste down a storm drain.

    Feb. 15
    Judges Determine Their Own Impartiality
    Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was quoted in this Hazleton Standard Speaker article about judicial recusal and how judges can decide whether they have a conflict of interest in cases over which they preside.

    Feb. 14
    Many Students are Getting Degrees Without Setting Foot on Campus
    Duquesne University and two of its students were featured in this Post-Gazette article about universities expanding their online programs.

    Attorney General Kane Rejects Lottery Privatization Deal
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the attorney general rejecting Gov. Tom Corbett’s contract with a British firm to privatize management of the Pennsylvania lottery.

    The Ever-Increasing Cost of Higher Education
    Duquesne’s ranking by U.S. News and World Report as one of the 20 most efficiently operated universities was mentioned in this Post-Gazette article about a study by College Board on trends in college pricing.

    Feb. 12
    Duquesne Prof Uses Technology to Authenticate Works Attributed to Lincoln
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article about Dr. Patrick Juola, associate professor of computer science, and how he’s using software he created to authenticate possible early writings by Abraham Lincoln. The story also appeared in the Daily Journal.

    Feb. 11
    Pols Speculate About Benedict’s Successor
    Politico interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about the pope’s resignation and potential candidates.

    Who Will Replace the Pope?
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about the pope’s resignation. Similar interviews appeared on WTAE-TV and WPXI-TV.

    Corbett’s Alcohol Plan Touches on Pa. History
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed for this Philadelphia Inquirer article about Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposal to change the state’s current liquor-control system.

    PA District Attorneys Association Marks 100th Anniversary with Panel Discussion
    WESA-Radio included this story on the School of Law’s event, Prosecution and Public Policy In the 21st Century, which was held to mark the centennial of the state’s District Attorneys Association.

    What’s Next for the Papacy?
    Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Dr. Nick Cafardi was interviewed on The Voice of Russia radio for this story about Pope Benedict XVI announcing his resignation.

    Feb. 10
    The Next Page: I Love You With All of My Limbic System
    The Post-Gazette featured this article by Dr. Chuck Welsh, assistant professor of biology, about how the limbic system—not the heart—rules one’s emotions.

    Feb. 9
    Net Price of Colleges Surprising
    Associate Provost for Enrollment Management Paul-James Cukanna was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a start-up company that provides users with an online college net price comparison calculator.

    Feb. 8
    Airport Authority Approves Gas-Drilling Deal with Consol
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a deal that will enable natural gas drilling at Pittsburgh International Airport.

    Feb. 7
    Newsmaker: Mary Ellen Glasgow
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow in recognition of her receiving the American Journal of Nursing’s 2013 Book of the Year Award for her book, Legal Issues Confronting Today’s Nursing Faculty: A Case Study Approach.

    Feb. 5
    Locals React to Proposed Budget, End of Gas Tax Cap
    KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this story about Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposal to raise the cap on Pennsylvania’s oil franchise tax.

    DEP Wants to Boost Fees on Major Polluters
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Dean and Professor of Law Nancy Perkins for this article about the Department of Environmental Protection’s potential plans to increase pollution fees.

    Federal Prosecutor Picked to Lead Sandusky Probe
    Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by WESA-Radio for this story about a former federal prosecutor who has been appointed to lead an investigation into the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse case.

    Feb. 4
    Duquesne Semiconductor Research Wins Federal Grant
    WESA-Radio did this story about Associate Chemistry Professor Dr. Jennifer Aitken’s research that garnered her a $431,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

    Feb. 3
    Newsmaker: Susan Hascall
    The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Assistant Law Professor Susan Hascall in recognition of her being elected chair of the African law section of the Association of American Law Schools.

    Priests’ Ecclesiastical Missteps Treated More Sternly Than Abuse
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed for this Los Angeles Times article about a case in which L.A. Archdiocese officials were more stern in dealing with a priest’s violation of canon law than with his sexually assaulting a minor. Similar articles also appeared in the Portland Press Herald, the Sun Herald and the Bellingham Herald.

    Feb. 1
    Duquesne SBDC Program to Boost Entrepreneurship
    The Pittsburgh Business Times included this feature article about the Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) serving Allegheny, Beaver, Butler and Lawrence counties by offering the Transitioning Employees to Entrepreneurs in Motion program. SBDC Director Dr. Mary McKinney was quoted.