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February

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Feb. 28
The Bethany Hospice/Linda L. Peterson Endowed Scholarship Luncheon & Auction
Western PA Health Care News announced that Bethany Hospice and the University will host a luncheon and auction to raise money for the Bethany Hospice/ Linda L. Peterson Endowed Memorial Scholarship through Duquesne’s School of Nursing.

Judge’s Surprise Ruling Revives 2nd Nuclear Lawsuit
The Tribune-Review quoted Steven Baicker-McKee, assistant professor of law, about the reversal of a ruling that keeps alive a second federal lawsuit alleging harmful radioactive emissions in Apollo by Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group and the Atlantic Richfield Co.  

Duquesne Creates $1 Mil Cumberland Posey Endowment
The New Pittsburgh Courier announced that Duquesne will have another tool to assist minority students financially through the Cumberland W. Posey Jr. Endowed Fund. President Charles J. Dougherty is quoted.

Feb. 27
New Theater Planned on Duquesne U. Campus
The Post-Gazette reported on plans for Duquesne’s new theater, interviewing John Plante, vice president for university advancement.

Column: The N-Word is Not the Worst Thing About America
Themaneater.com quoted Dr. George Yancy, professor of philosophy, about black-white racial relationships in America.

A Newsmaker You Should Know: Law Professor Breaks New Ground With Two Awards in One Year
The Post-Gazette reported that Jan Levine, director of the law school’s Legal Research and Writing Program, became the first law professor to win dual awards—the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing and the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Award—in the same year.

Feb. 26
Liquor License Could Give Ross Grocery Competitive Edge
The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, in an article about a Kuhn’s in Ross Township possibly gaining a competitive edge through a proposed liquor license.

FERPA Permits Parental Notification Policy
Thedp.com quoted Jacob Rooksby, professor of law, in an article about FERPA parental notification and student privacy rights.

Pope Francis Shows How Success Can Follow Humility, Author Says
Thenewstribune.com quoted Bill O’Rourke, executive director of The Beard Institute, in an article about the leadership style of Pope Francis.   The article, which initially appeared in the Post-Gazette, also appeared in the Modesto Bee, Macon.com, Heraldonline.com and The Bellingham Herald.

Feb. 25
Evolution’s Selection Not Natural in Classrooms, Duquesne University Survey Reveals
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Biology Professor Dr. David Lampe for this article about this year’s Darwin Day lecture at Duquesne.

Feb. 24
Evolutionary Biologist to Speak at Duquesne
Dr. David Lampe, associate professor of biology, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette feature article on the 2014 Darwin Day lecture hosted by the University.

Colleges Need Free Speech More Than Trademarks
The Chronicle of Higher Education featured this opinion piece written by Assistant Law Professor Jacob H. Rooksby about trademark protection in higher education.

Council for Chemical Research Elects New Board Members
Chemical Processing announced that Dr. Ralph A. Wheeler, professor and chair of chemistry and biochemistry, has been elected to the 2014 governing board of directors for the Council of Chemical Research.

Duquesne Law Students Win Academy of Trial Lawyers Mock Trial Competition
The Post-Gazette announced that a team of Duquesne law students won first place at the Academy of Trial Lawyers Mock Trial Competition held in Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Criminal Justice Advisory Board Pushed to Improve Police Work
Law Professor John Rago was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the Criminal Justice Advisory Board of Allegheny County pushing for improving police work.

Feb. 23
Powerful Painkiller Zohydro Criticized by Pennsylvania AG
Dr. J. Douglas Bricker, dean of the School of Pharmacy, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Zohydro, a new prescription painkiller. The article also appeared in Pharmacy Choice.

Former Pittsburgh Police Chief’s Sentencing a Tough Call for Judge
The Post-Gazette quoted Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver in this article about the sentencing of former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper.

Feb. 20
Duquesne Jazz Ensemble Takes a Professional Lesson from The Beatles
The Post-Gazette included this feature article about The Music of the Beatles concert presented by the Jazz Ensemble. Steve Groves, musical events manager in the School of Music, is quoted. The article also appeared in the World News Network and on FisherJazzSound.com.

Allegheny County Judge Adheres to Legal Principles in Arson Retrial, Expert Says
Wes Oliver, associate professor of law, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article that addresses questions about a new trial granted to a man convicted of arson.

Feb. 19
Top 5 Online Nursing Programs Ranked by U.S. News and World Report
Healthcare Traveler announced that the School of Nursing was ranked No. 6 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs.

‘KPNW-AM’
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed by KPNW-AM about the Congressional Budget Office’s report on unemployment and minimum wage.

Feb. 17
‘Free to Be Healthy’ Initiative Begins
The Weirton Daily Times interviewed Dr. Denise Lucas, assistant nursing professor, for this article about the Jefferson County Fourth Street Health Center and its proactive efforts to help the nearly 25 percent of its patients that suffer from a form of diabetes.

Feb. 16
Former JP Morgan Manager: The Business World Could Learn a Lot From Pope Francis
Bill O’Rourke, executive director of the Beard Institute, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the leadership style of Pope Francis. The article also appeared in Catholic News.

Feb. 15
Mies’ Famed Style Shows Virtue of Simplicity
The Tribune-Review included this article on Duquesne’s Richard King Mellon Hall of Science and its architect Mies van der Rohe. The article also appeared in Architectural Record.

Feb. 14
Heinz’s Hometown Bond Being Tested
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Business Times about H.J. Heinz Co. and its name recognition.

Feb. 13
College Study Groups Offer a Social Way of Learning
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Evan Stoddard, associate dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, for this article about the benefits of study groups

Volunteer Efforts Spruce Up Students’ Resumes
Dr. David Wasieleski, associate professor of business ethics and chair of management, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the positive impact that volunteering has on college students’ resumes.

Feb. 12
Colleges Embrace New World of Social Media
The Post-Gazette interviewed Joe DeCrosta, director of international programs, for this article about social media and college campuses.

Downtown Irwin Bucks Big-Box Trend
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about efforts in the borough of Irwin to keep a small-town feel despite the addition of nearby, large shopping centers.

Feb. 12
Red Masquers’ ‘Awakening’
The Pittsburgh City Paper included this preview about the Red Masquers’ upcoming performances of Awakening.

Feb. 11
Themis’s Law: Beware Tilting the Scales of Justice When Emotions Run High
Dr. Mike Dillon, associate professor and chair of journalism and multimedia arts, wrote this Post-Gazette opinion piece about the impact of emotions on creating new laws.

Feb. 9
Business Makes Leap
Brent Rondon, global business program manager for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was interviewed for this Cranberry Eagle article about a local small business that is entering the international market thanks to the help of the SBDC. A similar article appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Dateline: Education
The Post-Gazette announced that Adam Wasilko was named director of freshman development and special student services.

Feb. 8
‘Burgh Recording Studios Each Carving Out a Niche
Adjunct Professor of Music Technology Jesse Naus was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about recording studios in the Pittsburgh and surrounding areas.

Feb. 7
Employers Added 113,000 Jobs; Unemployment Rate Dips to 6.6%
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. James Burnham, Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, for this article about the latest employment statistics from the Department of Labor. The article also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek.

Feb. 5
Schools Using Web Pages to Allow Teachers, Students to Easily Interact
Dr. David Carbonara, assistant professor instructional technology, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the increased use of technology by teachers in their classrooms. The article also appeared in Technology News, the Associated Press and on HispanicBusiness.com.

Feb. 3
CCAC Contacted Contractor 3 Months Before Pipes Burst
The Tribune-Review interviewed Adjunct Law Professor Bill Clifford for this article about questions of responsibility for damages caused by burst pipes at Community College of Allegheny County.

Liquor Control Board Ads Remain Contentious Issue
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about questions regarding taxpayers’ money that supports advertising by the Pennsylvania’s Liquor Control Board to publicize its wines and spirits.

Feb. 2
Science Competition Keeps Kids on Track to Be Next Wave of Researchers
Dr. Ralph Wheeler, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science regional competition that was hosted at Duquesne.

Monica Revisited
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd referred to Law Dean Ken Gormley and his book, The Death of American Virtue, in this piece that appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Feb. 1
50 Years After the Beatles’ U.S. Debut, Iconic Band Still Has Impact
This Tribune-Review article on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles American debut includes quotes from Dr. Dennis Woytek, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts, Mike Tomaro, professor music and chair of jazz studies, and Don Maue, adjunct professor of journalism and multimedia arts.

Pitt Among Schools Increasing Scholarship Funds for Law Students
Law Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Tribune-Article for this article about law schools, including Duquesne, increasing scholarship aid for students. A similar article appeared in the JD Journal.

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