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February 2011

February 2011 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

 

Feb. 28
Great Expectations

Pipeline Magazine
featured Dr. Kent Moors, director of the Energy Policy Research Group and a political science professor, in this article about unconventional gas production.

Feb. 27
Experts Say Four-year Degree Not Essential For Career Success

The Tribune-Review interviewed Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management and director of admissions, for this article about job success for people with two-year and associate degrees.

Feb. 25
Pittsburgh Region Drivers’ Tempers Rising With Pump Prices

Dr. Kent Moors, director of the Energy Policy Research Group and a political science professor, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the rising cost of gasoline.

Feb. 24
At Duquesne University Law School, Eric Holder Urges ‘The Service of Justice’

The Post-Gazette included this feature article on U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s visit to Duquesne in conjunction with the law school’s centennial. Law Dean Ken Gormley and Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick were quoted.

Gasoline Price Prediction is Hefty
Dr. Kent Moors, director of the Energy Policy Research Group and a political science professor, was a guest on KDKA-Radio for The Mike Pintek Show, where he discussed the Mideast oil crisis and gas prices.

Business Dining: Keep You Tweets Off the Table
Nicole Feldhues, director of the Office of Career Services, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about Duquesne and other area schools hosting events designed to help students with proper etiquette.

Feb. 23
US Attorney General Speaks at Duquesne
Pittsburgh Urban Media
included this article about U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks at Duquesne in honor of the law school’s centennial celebration.

AG Holder to Speak for Duquesne Law’s Centennial
The Centre Daily Times included this Associated Press announcement that U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is speaking at Duquesne as part of the law school’s centennial celebration. A similar article also appeared on PhillyBurbs.com, the Lebanon Daily News, the Beaver County Times and the Youngstown Vindicator.

Fox Business Network
Political Science Professor Dr. Kent Moors was interviewed by the Fox Business Network about the Middle East crisis and oil prices.

Feb. 21
KQV Radio
Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science, was interviewed by KQV Radio about the crisis in the Middle East and gas prices.

Feb. 19
WDUQ Raises More Than $200,000 in Shortened Pledge Drive
The Post-Gazette announced that WDUQ raised $208,000 in its recent pledge drive.

Feb. 17
Saying ‘Uncle’
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies wrote this Op-Ed piece about the national debt that was featured in the Los Angeles Times.

Computer Named Watson Drubs Humans on ‘Jeopardy!’
Ken Gormley, dean and professor of law, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the advances made with computers. The story also ran in the Valley Independent.

Discount General Stores Cashing in Post-recession
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about increased business at discount stores as a result of the recession.

Learning Tools With Some Byte
Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management and director of admissions, was interviewed by the Pine Creek Journal for this article about online courses and resources becoming more prominent in high school education.

Feb. 16
Noted Concertmaster Sidney Harth Dies
The Post-Gazette included this article on the death of Music Director Laureate Sidney Harth.

Music Infused Squirrel Hill Violinist’s Life With Meaning
Music Dean Edward Kocher was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the death of Music Director Laureate Sidney Harth.

From the Editor: Defining the Design Space
Associate Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Carl Anderson and Associate Dean of Pharmacy Dr. James Drennen are mentioned in this PharmaManufacturing.com article about the potential impact of the pharmaceutical Quality by Design concept.

Heiress to Testify In Edwards Inquiry
Law School Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the recorded testimony of the widow of a Pittsburgh philanthropist for a case involving former presidential candidate John Edwards.

Feb. 15
How Deep Is Our Debt Hole?
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies was featured in this Sense of Events article about the current national deficit.

Pa. Senators Hear Liquor Privatization Arguments
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies is mentioned in this Bloomberg Businessweek article about state senate testimony on privatizing liquor sales in Pennsylvania. A similar article appeared in Forbes.com, CNBC.com, the Pocono Record, the Daily Local News and the Washington County Observer Reporter, among others.

The Special Interest Driving Federal Spending
The San Francisco Examiner mentions data compiled by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, in this editorial about federal spending. This editorial also appeared in the Washington Examiner.

Feb. 14
Prospective Urban Teachers Get Head Start at Duquesne
The Tribune-Review included this feature about a University program designed to train future urban teachers. Dr. Arnetha Ball, the inaugural Sizemore Distinguished Professor, is quoted.

Feb. 12
Steelers Scout Nunn Honored With Chuck Cooper Award
The Tribune-Review included this article about Duquesne dedicating a building in honor of late alumnus Chuck Cooper as well as the presentation of the inaugural Chuck Cooper Award.

Feb. 11
Columnist Addresses Catholic Social Thought
The Pittsburgh Catholic included this article about a lecture that Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne presented at Duquesne during Founders Week.

Feb. 10
Road to Higher Education Starts With Key Exams
Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management, was interviewed in this Post-Gazette article about students preparing to apply to college.

Feb. 9
The United States Needs the United Nations

The Post-Gazette included this article by Dan Simpson, a former U.S. Ambassador, about the nation’s relationship with the United Nations. Simpson mentions in the article his having delivered the keynote address at Duquesne’s Model U.N. competition.

Feb. 8
UPMC Contract Employees Claim Firings Were Because of E-mail

The Tribune-Review quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about a local lawsuit in which two people are claiming they were wrongfully terminated and that their constitutional rights were violated.

Feb. 6
WISH 99.7 FM
Radio featured an interview with Maggie Patterson, associate professor of journalism, about the Steelers, the Super Bowl and the Steeler Nation.

Feb. 5
Associate Professor of Journalism Maggie Patterson was interviewed by KDKA-Radio host Rick Bergman about the Steelers, the Steeler Nation and her book Rooney: A Sporting Life.

Feb. 3
Sports Success Spills Over, Duquesne Scholar Says

Steve Greenberg, executive in residence for sports marketing, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the positive impact of the Steelers’ winning season on the region. The article also appeared in the Valley News Dispatch.

New Whole Foods Expected to Thrive
The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the potential success of the new Whole Foods in Wexford Plaza.

Countdown to SB XLV Kickoff: The Globalization of Steeler Nation
Associate Professor of Journalism Maggie Patterson was interviewed by Sports Business News about the culture of the Steeler Nation.

Carnegie Science Awards Announced
The Post-Gazette included this announcement that Dr. John Pollock, associate professor of biological sciences, was honored by the Carnegie Science Center with one of its Carnegie Science Awards for his work in science education. Similar articles also appeared in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Pop City, the Pittsburgh Business Times, Yahoo! Finance Canada, Earth Times and TulsaCW.com, among other outlets.

Feb. 2
San Antonio’s “The Black Doves” Hit #1

WOAI-TV
included this article quoting David Cutler, associate professor of musicianship, about the importance of musicians being diverse and entrepreneurial.

‘Pittsburgh Now’ Features Maggie Patterson
Associate Professor of Journalism Maggie Patterson was featured as a guest on the WPXI-TV show Pittsburgh Now, during which she discussed the Steelers, the Super Bowl and the Steeler Nation.

The Rooney Culture
KQV Radio
interviewed Maggie Patterson, associate professor of journalism, about the Steelers and the Steeler Nation.

NightTalk Features Maggie Patterson
Maggie Patterson, associate professor of journalism, was a featured guest on the PCNC-TV show NightTalk, during which she discussed the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Super Bowl.

Feb. 1
Endowments at Colleges, Universities Reflect Start of Recovery
John Plante, vice president for university advancement, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about area university endowments recovering since the recession.

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