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February

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Feb. 29
Warren Buffett: Car Insurance Rates Going Up Due to Distracted Driving
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about billionaire Warren Buffett’s prediction that car insurance rates will increase due to distracted drivers.

Feb. 28
Pa. District Judges Take Course on How to Identify, Work with Autistic Defendants in Court
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Tammy Hughes, professor and chair of counseling, psychology and special education, for this article about a required course for Pennsylvania district judges that addresses how to handle autistic defendants of all ages in their courtrooms. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, Sun Gazette, the Pike County Courier and WFMJ-TV, among other outlets.

Appointments-Education
The Chronicle of Higher Education announced Dr. Cindy Walker’s appointment as the new dean of the School of Education.

Feb. 26
Historic, Long-Awaited Orthodox Council Set for June
The Rev. Radu Bordeianu, associate professor of theology, was interviewed by Our Sunday Visitor for this article about the historic Holy and Great Council scheduled for June during which patriarchs and primates from the Eastern Orthodox church will gather.

Feb. 25
Tech-Government Fights in History Story
A Mississippi Law Journal article written by Law Professor Wes Oliver is part of the focus of this New York Times article about the continuing battle between Apple and the FBI over access to the iPhone belonging to one of the San Bernardino killers. The article appeared in several media outlets, including ABC News, the Salt Lake Tribune, CIO Today, Sci-Tech Today and the New York Ledger, among others.

‘Complete Nonsense’: Ex-D.A. Bruce Castor on his Undisclosed Tie to Bill Cosby
Billypenn.com interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the controversy brewing over former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor’s longtime friendship with Bill Cosby.

Feb. 24
Duquesne Names Milwaukee Educator as its Education Dean
The Post-Gazette quoted President Charles J. Dougherty in this article announcing the appointment of Dr. Cindy Walker as the new School of Education dean. Similar articles appeared in the Tribune-Review and the Pittsburgh Business Times, among other outlets.

Franklin Park Mom Honored to Become Member of ‘Disney Parks Mom Panel’
KDKA-TV interviewed Adjunct Law Professor Erin Karsman about her being selected to serve as one of 10 panelists from across the nation for The Disney Parks Moms Panel.

Beaver County School Districts Embrace Technology in the Classroom
Dr. David Carbonara, assistant professor of instructional technology in the School of Education, was interviewed for this Beaver County Times article about the Beaver Area School District’s Student Technology Assistance Program.

Humans are Still Evolving, Says Darwin Day Keynote Speaker
The Post-Gazette included this feature article on the University’s annual Darwin Day lecture. Dr. Michael Seaman, an associate biological sciences professor who helped to co-organize the event, is quoted.

Feb. 23
House Dems Question Whether Kane Impeachment Process Should Continue
The Post-Gazette quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about House Democrats questioning whether the potential impeachment of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane should proceed now that she’s indicated she will not run for re-election.

Feb. 22
Going-Out-Of-Business Sales Don’t Always Bring the Deals
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this WTAE-TV story about whether going-out-of-business sales really provide actual deals.

What Would You Ask Charles Darwin?
The Post-Gazette included this article on Dr. John Pollock, professor of biological sciences, and how he has transformed his Charles Darwin Synthetic Interview exhibit into an app.

Feb. 21
Nominee to Replace Justice Scalia Faces Supreme Test
President-elect Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about potential nominees to replace the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Feb. 17
Bishop Zubik Distributes Ashes at Duquesne University
The Pittsburgh Catholic included photos of Pittsburgh Bishop David Zubik distributing ashes in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit for Ash Wednesday.

Feb. 16
Why Concerts Might be Sold Out Before They Go on Sale
Associate Sports Marketing Professor Dr. Ronald Dick was a guest on the Essential Pittsburgh show on WESA-Radio, during which he discussed the impact of sold-out concerts on ticket prices for consumers.

Corbett Weighs in on Supreme Court Justice Nominee Process
Adjunct Law Professor Tom Corbett, who previously served as Pennsylvania’s governor, was interviewed by KDKA-Radio about how the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will affect the cases that the Supreme Court is addressing.

Scalia’s 1990 Opinion Influences Religious Freedom, Judicial Battles
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Dr. Nick Cafardi for this article about whether Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s death will impact Supreme Court cases on religious rights.

Feb. 13
Scalia Remembered as Blunt but Charming During Visit to Pittsburgh
The Tribune-Review interviewed President-Elect Ken Gormley for this article about the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and his visit to Duquesne University in 2011 in honor of the School of Law’s centennial. Similar articles and interviews appeared in the Post-Gazette, WTAE-TV, KDKA-TV, WPXI-TV and KQV-Radio.

Feb. 12
Lawyers: Victims Not Told of ‘Sweetheart Deal’ for Jeffrey Epstein
Law Professor Wes Oliver was quoted in this NBC News interview about the controversial plea deal involving sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Pope, Patriarch Trying to Heal Old and New Wounds
The Post-Gazette quoted the Rev. Radu Bordeianu, associate theology professor, for this article about a recent meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Feb. 10
Sunoco to Offer Made-to-order Mexican Food at Greensburg, Other Stores
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about some Sunoco gas stations/convenience stores now offering made-to-order Mexican food.

Feb. 9
AG Kathleen Kane’s Senate Removal Vote May Kick Off a Whole New Controversy
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this PennLive.com article about the challenges that may result if the state Senate votes to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office.

Feb. 8
Monaca Company’s Products Sharpen Nurse Education
The Tribune-Review interviewed Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow for this article about the success of local company Pocket Nurse, which manufactures products that simulate a clinical setting to help with medical training for health care professionals, including Duquesne’s nursing school.

Rating the Super Bowl 50 Commercials
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this piece about feedback on this year’s Super Bowl ads.

Pa. House Expected to Begin Impeachment Investigation Against AG Kane
Associate Law Professor Joe Mistick was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about the likelihood of the state House of Representatives decision to go forward with investigating whether AG Kathleen Kane is liable for impeachment.

Feb. 7
No Safe Harbor Part II: Prisons Cope with Mental Health
Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson, assistant clinical law professor, is quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the challenges faced by prison inmates with mental illness during and after their incarceration.

Feb. 6
Pittsburgh Symphony Retirees Find the Music Goes On
Adjunct Percussion Professor John Soroka is featured in this Tribune-Review article that follows up with retired members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Feb. 5
How Much Money Did Pennsylvania Voters Give to 2016 Presidential Candidates?
PennLive.com interviewed Assistant Political Science Professor Dr. John Hanley for this article about presidential campaign contributions made by Pennsylvania residents.

Feb. 4
Export Council, Cat Groups Agree on Stray, Feral Cat Feeding Ordinance
Dr. Becky Morrow, assistant professor of biological sciences and a veterinarian, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about an ordinance passed by the Export council to address stray and feral cat feeding.

How Super Bowl Ads Have Evolved Over 50 Years
Dr. Ron Dick, associate professor of sports marketing, and Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey were guests on the WESA-Radio show Essential Pittsburgh, during which they discussed the evolution of Super Bowl television ads over the last 50 years.

Groundbreaking Concussion Lawyer Speaks at Duquesne
The Tribune-Review interviewed Adjunct Law Professor Daniel Kunz for this article about a CLE the School of Law hosted on sports concussion litigation. A similar article about the CLE appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Feb. 3
Duquesne Reveals All-Century Team
The Tribune-Review included this article about the University creating a Duquesne men’s basketball All-Century Team in conjunction with the 100th season of the men’s basketball program.

Feb. 1
Duquesne Eco-Theologist Explores One Planet, Many Religions, Shared Cosmic Good
PA Environment Daily included this article about The Cosmic Common Good: Religious Grounds for Ecological Ethics, a new book published by Assistant Theology Professor Dr. Daniel Scheid.

‘PCNC-TV: NightTalk’
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was a guest on the PCNC-TV show NightTalk, during which she discussed the marketing of presidential candidates.

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