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February 2010

February 2010 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Feb. 28
Many Young Adults Return to the Nest After College
Nicole Feldhues, director of career services at Duquesne, was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about the current trend of many college graduates moving back home with their parents to save money.

Feb. 28
Local Start-up Thriving in Spite of Slowed Economy
Circuits LLC, a local company that is thriving despite the down economy, was featured a Tribune-Review article interviewing Ron Morris, director of Duquesne’s Entrepreneurial Studies program. The article also appeared on Tmcnet.com.

Feb. 26
FREE: WPXI Finds Sites That Offer Items For Free
Duquesne Business Professor Audrey Guskey was interviewed in a story on WPXI-TV about how consumers can utilize the Internet and specific Web sites to garner free products. Duquesne student Kyri Espy was also interviewed.

Feb. 26 
Hill, Uptown Plans Start to Fall into Place
A Pittsburgh Business Times article on the revitalization of the Uptown and Hill District neighborhoods featured an interview with Steve Schillo, vice president for management and business, who addressed Duquesne’s role in this effort through the Pittsburgh Central Keystone Innovation Zone.

Feb. 24
Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild’s Jazz Concert Aims for the Soul of Ella
A Tribune-Review article promoting A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald announced that the event will include performances by Mike Tomaro, head of jazz studies at Duquesne University, and trumpeter Sean Jones, who teaches at Duquesne.

Feb. 23
Target 11 Investigates Hidden Bank Fees
Tom Nist, the Donahue Chair in Investment Management at Duquesne, was interviewed for a story on WPXI-TV that addressed overdraft and other hidden bank fees.

Feb. 22
Sons of Legal Giants to Explore School Desegregation
In a Tribune-Review article on the Duquesne University event, Living Legends: An Afternoon with John Marshall and Charles Hamilton Houston Jr., Interim Law School Dean Ken Gormley was quoted.

Feb. 22
People On The Move
A Pittsburgh Business Times article reported that the National Council of Teachers of English awarded Arnetha Ball, the inaugural Barbara A. Sizemore distinguished professor of education at Duquesne University, with the 2009 Advancement of People of Color Leadership Award. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette on Feb. 25.

Feb. 21 
Economy Could Be Crushed by Borrowing
A Tribune-Review article about the concern for the federal debt featured an interview with Dr. James Burnham, a Duquesne economics professor.

Feb. 18
New Generation of Music, but Not the Same Old Jazz
Sean Jones, a professor in the Mary Pappert School of Music, was interviewed in a Tribune-Review article about the new generation of Pittsburgh jazz.

Feb. 17 
‘Death Tax’ Should Stay Dead
An opinion piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the death of the federal estate tax was written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, and Dr. Pavel Yakovlev, assistant professor of economics.

Feb. 14   
Tax Collection Committee Raises Constitutional Questions
An interview in the Republican Herald with Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was about whether the Schuylkill Tax Collection Committee’s weighted vote system can be challenged on constitutional grounds.

Feb. 14
Should Pa. Seek Death Penalty in ‘Cult Killing’ of Mentally Challenged Woman?
Susan Goldberg, a psychology professor at Duquesne who specializes in criminal behavior, was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about what may have triggered six local people to torture a mentally challenged woman to death. The article also appeared on Trueslant.com.

Feb. 8
Newsmaker: Robert Sroufe
Robert Sroufe, the Murrin Chair of Global Competitiveness at Duquesne, was featured as a Tribune-Review Newsmaker in recognition of his receiving the 2009 Decision Science Institute Instructional Innovation Award.

Feb. 7 
China Plays Major Role in Prices of Materials
Demand Fuels Costs of Steel’s Ingredients
A Post-Gazette article on the impact that China has on prices for ingredients used to make steel and other metals featured quotes from Dr. James Burnham, a business professor at Duquesne. The article also appeared in the Toledo Blade, Newschief.com and istockanalyst.com.

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