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February

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

Feb. 17
CMU Fundraising Tops $137M, Leads Region
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Duquesne ranked third in the region for receiving charitable contributions, according to the Council for Aide to Education’s 2014 voluntary support of education survey.

Judicial Retirement Age Likely to Change, But When?
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Legal Intelligencer article about the future impact on the makeup of the courts if the proposal to change the retirement age of Pennsylvania judges from 70 to 75 gets passed.

Feb. 14
Duquesne University Music Students Learn More than Scales
Bill Purse, professor and chair of music technology and guitar, was featured in this Tribune-Review article about the impact of technology advances on musicians and music students.

Feb. 13
Duquesne University President to Retire in 2016
The Tribune-Review quoted President Charles J. Dougherty in this article about his announcement that he will retire in June 2016. Similar articles appeared in the Associated Press, the Post-Gazette, the Pittsburgh Business Times, WTAE-TV and several other media outlets.

Feb. 12
In Pennsylvania and Beyond, Higher Education Costs Can be Confusing
The Post-Gazette quoted Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management, in this article about understanding the costs of higher education.

Feb. 11
Former Duquesne University President Murray Dies at 82
President Charles J. Dougherty was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the passing of Chancellor Dr. John E. Murray Jr. Similar articles appeared in the Associated Press, the Post-Gazette and the Legal Intelligencer, among others.

President Obama Issues Authorization for Military Action Against ISIS
WDTV interviewed the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., associate political science professor, for this story about U.S. President Barack Obama addressing the nation about authorizing Congress to allow the use of military force against ISIS.

Duquesne University’s Darwin Day Lecture Focuses on the Evolution of Corn
Dr. David Lampe, associate professor of biological sciences, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the annual Darwin Day lecture at Duquesne.

Shooting Makes Monroeville Mall’s Attempts to Rehab Image More Difficult
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the negative impact resulting from the recent shooting at Monroeville Mall.

A Conversation with Kinetic’s Joe Sheehan
The Pittsburgh City Paper included this feature interview with Dr. Joe Sheehan, assistant professor of music, and his work with the local jazz/R&B band Kinetic.

Duquesne University and UPMC Mercy Join the Pittsburgh 2030 District: Downtown
WESA-Radio included this story about Duquesne University, along with UPMC Mercy, joining the Pittsburgh 2030 District: Downtown initiative.

Feb. 10
Set of Remains in Selenski Yard Still a Mystery
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Citizens’ Voice article about the challenges of a potential murder charge over unidentified remains. Similar articles appeared in the Times-Tribune, the Republican Herald and the Hazelton Standard-Speaker.

Feb. 9
150 Years of ‘Pittsburgh Catholic’ Archived Issues Go Online
WESA-Radio interviewed University Archivist Tom White for this story about the Gumberg Library’s efforts to digitize more than 150 years’ worth of archived issues of the Pittsburgh Catholic and making them available online.

Feb. 5
Duquesne Awards Honorary Doctorate to Compassionate Ugandan School Leader
The Tribune-Review included this feature article on Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, director of St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Center in Uganda, receiving an honorary degree from Duquesne as part of the 2015 Founders Week celebration. The Rev. Ray French, C.S.Sp., vice president for mission and identity, was quoted. Similar articles appeared in the Post-Gazette, the Associated Press and the New Jersey Herald.

Duquesne University Professor’s Mobile Clinic Treats Feral Cats
Dr. Becky Morrow, assistant professor of biological sciences, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about her work as a licensed veterinarian to provide free treatment for feral cats.

Language of Proposed Constitutional Amendment Too Vague, Experts Testify
The Post-Gazette quoted Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about Cafardi’s and another legal scholar’s testimony before a Senate committee regarding a proposed constitutional amendment on tax exemptions for nonprofit institutions. A similar article appeared in the Daily Item.

Feb. 4
Wolf Announces Duquesne Law Dean Ken Gormley as Pa. Supreme Court Pick
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Dean Ken Gormley for this article about his being nominated by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to fill one of two vacancies on the state supreme court. Similar articles appeared in the Tribune-Review, the Associated Press, the Morning Call, the New Pittsburgh Courier, the Philadelphia Inquirer and WESA-FM Radio, among others.

Duquesne to Honor Nun, Alumna for Humanitarian Work in Uganda
The Rev. Ray French, C.S.Sp., vice president for mission and identity, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the University presenting Sister Rosemary Nyirumbe, director of St. Monica’s Girls Tailoring Center in Uganda, with an honorary degree as part of Duquesne’s 2015 Founders Week celebration.

Feb. 2
Is 'Brain Fingerprinting' a Breakthrough or a Sham?
The Verge interviewed Jane Moriarty, the Carol Los Mansmann Chair in Faculty Scholarship and professor of law, for this article about "brain fingerprinting," a controversial technique in which a criminal defendant's brain activity is reviewed using EEG readings.

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