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February

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Feb. 27
Wendy’s Plans Self-Ordering Kiosks At 1,000 Locations
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed on KDKA-TV about Wendy’s new self-ordering kiosks and what this technology could mean for the future of the fast-food industry.

‘Pittsburgh Now:’ Dr. Audrey Guskey
When she was on PCNC-TV’s ‘Pittsburgh Now’ show, Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, discussed JCPenney’s recent announcement to close up to 140 stores.

Feb. 25
Colorado’s Pot Full of Benefits
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about how legalizing marijuana has impacted the state of Colorado, both socially and economically.

W. Pa. Teacher Education Programs Offer Incentives
The Tribune-Review reported that in 2012, Duquesne University began offering 50 percent tuition scholarships for freshmen education majors, which has led to a 130 percent increase in its undergraduate enrollment.

Feb 24.
Bill Cosby Sex Assault Case: Judge Will Let One Other Accuser Testify
NBC News interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article regarding updates in the Bill Cosby scandal.

Duquesne Hosts Civil Discourse on Race, Immigration
The Pittsburgh Catholic reported that more than 750 people attended the on-campus event Racial and Cultural Understanding in a New Era, led by President Gormley.

‘Grey Wall of China’: The Town at the Frontline of a Looming Aging Crisis
The Guardian interviewed Political Science Professor Dr. Mark Haas for this article about dramatic demographic shifts in China, as the world’s most populous country sees an increase in its elderly population.

Feb. 23
U.S. Presidency: It’s Donald Trump vs. Everyone Else
The Globe and Mail interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, for this article about President Trump’s relationship with Congress and how it compares to past clashes between presidents and other branches of government.

Feb. 22
Butler or Sindler? You Be the Judge
Adjunct Law Professor Mark Sindler was interviewed for this Jewish Chronicle article about Sindler running against a friend for magisterial district judge in Allegheny County’s 7th and 14th wards.

Democrats Hold the Cards for State-Level Redistricting
Politics PA quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article on the impact that Pennsylvania Supreme Court Democrats may have on the next state-level redistricting slated for 2021.

Feb. 21
The Holocaust’s Great Escape
Smithsonian Magazine reported that Dr. Philip Reeder, dean and professor in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, was a part of team that explored the Ponar forest, a Nazi “killing site” known as one of the first examples of mass shootings in the Holocaust.

Feb. 20
Duquesne’s Darwin Day Speaker Will Address the Origins of Life
The Post-Gazette interviewed Biological Sciences Professor Dr. David Lampe for this article that previewed Duquesne’s Darwin Day 2017 event, which addressed the origins of life.

Feb. 17
Duquesne University’s Dr. Drew Simpson on the Chaotic Start to the Trump Administration
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Drew Simpson, assistant professor of history, on the Sunday Business Page about President Trump’s first few weeks in office.

Feb. 16
The Branding of the American Mind: How Universities Capture, Manage, and Monetize Intellectual Property and Why It Matters, by Jacob H. Rooksby
Times Higher Education published this review of The Branding of the American Mind by Associate Dean of Administration and Assistant Professor of Law Dr. Jacob H. Rooksby.

Inflation Begins To Take Bite Out Of Consumer Wallets, As Prices Rise Almost Everywhere
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Risa Kumazawa, associate professor of economics, for this story about the inflationary period our economy is headed for, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This story also appeared on MSN and Yahoo! News.

Feb. 15
Butler Co. Traffic Stop Case Shining Spotlight on Pa. Wiretapping Laws
Associate Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about Pennsylvania wiretapping laws and how they relate to a local man charged with a felony for recording a police officer during a traffic stop.

Hidden Freebies Made Public: Special Services Most Customers Don’t Know Exist
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, about freebies offered from companies like Amazon and AAA.

Feb. 14
College Choice Publishes 2017 Ranking of the 50 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Degrees
College Choice named Duquesne No. 16 on its list of the 50 Best Online Master’s in Nursing Degree Programs.

Feb. 13
Youth Give a Voice to Pittsburgh Foundation Study on Juvenile Justice, Poverty
The Post-Gazette quoted Assistant Clinical Professor Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson in this article about the Pittsburgh Foundation’s research on youth with experience in the juvenile justice system.

Pa. Supreme Court Denies Petition Filed by Lancaster County DA in Verdict Dispute
Lancaster Online quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about a petition filed by the Lancaster County District Attorney to replace a verdict from a traffic citation case.

Feb. 11
University Forges Links with American Institutions
The Chester Chronicle reported that Duquesne University has signed a Memoranda of Understanding with the University of Chester in England, to extend academic opportunities for research collaborations and student exchanges.

Feb. 10
SNAP to Stay the Course Despite Lawsuit, Departures
Religious News Service quoted an Associated Press interview with Nicholas Cafardi, dean emeritus of the Law School, for this story regarding the recent lawsuits against the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

TV Ad Campaigns Are Partially Behind A Rush Of Calls To Lawmakers
The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant Political Science Professor Dr. John Hanley for this article about television advertisements urging citizens to call their senators to confirm President Trump’s cabinet picks.

Feb. 9
DA Zappala to Require Prosecutors to Sign Off on All Felony Charges
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor John Rago for this article about the Allegheny County district attorney’s new plans to have assistant district attorneys sign off on all felony arrests before charges are filed.

Feb. 8
Reckoning With Incomprehensible Debt
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for Inside Sources about problems the United States government is running into concerning the national debt.

Feb. 7
Duquesne Debuts New Accounting Co-op Program
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration to Master of Accountancy program has launched at the School of Business, which allows students to earn both degrees in five years.

Feb. 6
WorkZone: Are Your Meetings a Waste of Time?
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Aimee Kane, associate professor of management, for this article about how to make meetings a more enjoyable and worthwhile experience for all parties involved.

Watchdog Group that Fought Catholic Church Faces Upheaval
ABC News published this Associated Press story, which interviews School of Law Dean Emeritus and Professor Nicholas Cafardi, about the importance of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), despite a recent lawsuit against the organization.

Feb. 5
Pittsburgh Ranked Second-Best City for Football Fans
The Herald-Standard interviewed Dr. Matt Ryan, associate professor of economics, for this article about the economic impact professional football teams can have on a region.

Feb. 3
Pa. Education Department: Gateway Did Not Have to Ban First-Grader
The Tribune-Review interviewed Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson for this article regarding the controversy surrounding Gateway School District’s decision to banish a first-grader from their school system after the family moved out of the district following the death of the girl’s father.

Feb. 2
Commentary: The People Pay When Politicians Tax ‘Business’
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer explaining how the government raising taxes on businesses affects consumers, workers and investors.

Body Camera Presentation Highlighted at Forensic Seminar
The New Pittsburgh Courier quoted Law Professor John Rago’s opening statement at the Balancing Safety, Justice and Privacy seminar hosted by the Cyril Wecht Institute for Forensic Science and Law

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