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    January 2012

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

     

    Jan. 31
    When it Comes to Taxes, No One Has Defined ‘Fair’
    U.S. News and World Report included this piece by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about whether wealthy Americans should pay more in taxes.

    College Endowments Rebound From Recession
    This Post-Gazette article lists Duquesne as one of the universities in Pittsburgh that experienced growth in its endowment in 2011.

    Jan. 30
    IDs of Alleged Sandusky Victims Needed by Friday
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about a judge’s ruling in the Jerry Sandusky case in which prosecutors have been given a deadline to provide Sandusky with the identities of those he is accused of molesting.

    WKBN-Radio
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment and professor of political science, was interviewed by WKBN-Radio in Youngstown about the Keystone Pipeline.

    Jan. 29
    Duquesne University Celebrates African Ties During Founders Week
    The Post-Gazette included this announcement about the University hosting its annual Founders Week celebration.

    Jobs at Forefront as Palm Coast Struggles to Rebound
    Dr. Matthew Marlin, professor of economics, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Florida’s Flagler County, which has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.

    Christopher Brozek Rises Above Disability With Help of Music Therapy
    The Norwin Star interviewed Adjunct Music Professor Linda Sanders for this article about the positive impact that music therapy has had on a local man with autism.

    Jan. 27
    Justice Comes Under Fire for Remarks on Redistricting
    Law Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the negative backlash Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Max Baer received after comments he made about new legislative boundaries.

    ‘The Lincoln Brown Show’
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was interviewed about the economic freedom of North America on The Lincoln Brown Show on KVEL-AM.

    Jan. 25
    Economy Remains Among Chief Concerns
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, for this article about President Obama’s 2012 State of the Union address.

    Newsmaker: Edward Kocher
    Dr. Edward Kocher, dean of the School of Music, was featured as a Tribune-Review Newsmaker in recognition of his being re-elected to a three-year term on the National Association of Schools of Music’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Jan. 24
    Five Simple Ways to Slash Your Monthly Bills
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by WPXI-TV for this story about how consumers can reduce their monthly cost-of-living expenses.

    First Airborne Amphibian Pheromone
    Chemical & Engineering News interviewed Dr. Sarah Woodley, associate professor of biological sciences, for this article about new research that shows frogs can communicate using chemicals in the air.

    Paterno’s Death Could Streamline Prosecution of Sandusky
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this New York Post article about the impact of Joe Paterno’s death on the criminal prosecutions of Jerry Sandusky and two former Penn State administrators.

    Jan. 23
    Pittsburgh’s Latest Benack Has a Passion for the Trumpet
    The Tribune-Review quoted Sean Jones, associate professor of jazz studies, in this article about trumpeter Benny Benack III.

    PCN Airs First Live Coverage of PA Supreme Court
    Essential Public Radio 90.5 interviewed Law Dean Ken Gormley for this story about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court allowing live coverage of its court proceedings for the first time in its history.

    Experts: Paterno Death Won’t Affect Abuse Lawsuits
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this Pittsburgh Business Times article about whether Joe Paterno’s death will impact the criminal cases in the Penn State scandal.

    KBZZ’s ‘The Panama Show’
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, was interviewed on KBZZ-Radio’s The Panama Show about the economic freedom of North America.

    Jan. 22
    Greensburg Lawyer Ordered to Report Himself to Disciplinary Board
    Law Professor Mark Yochum was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge ordering a local attorney to report himself for alleged improprieties.

    Jan. 21
    Ethane Cracker Creates Plastic Possibilities
    This Beaver County Times article about the potential for western Pennsylvania to become a significant supplier of plastic in the future includes an interview with Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment and professor of political science.

    Ban on Courtroom Tweets Considered in Pennsylvania
    The Tribune-Review included this interview with Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for an article about a Pennsylvania Supreme Court committee’s proposal to ban reporters from tweeting and blogging from courtrooms during criminal cases.

    Jan. 19
    Little Sewickley Creek, a Pristine Stream
    Ed Schroth, professor of environmental sciences, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about his work monitoring the cleanliness of Little Sewickley Creek for four decades.

    Jan. 17
    Western Pennsylvania Scrambles to Land Shell Plant
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar-in-residence at the Institute for Energy and Environment, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about potential positive impact if Royal Dutch Shell plc chooses Beaver County as the location to build a chemical plant, fed by natural gas.

    Jan. 16
    Stop Vilifying Venture Capitalists
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies authored this special opinion piece for CNN about venture capitalists. The piece also ran in the Albuquerque Express, Lebanon News and Zimbabwe News.

    Rediscovering Lost Artwork in Pittsburgh
    Essential Public Radio 90.5 featured this story about Duquesne University presenting the world premiere of the new documentary Maxo Vanka’s Masterpiece: The Murals at St. Nicholas Church.

    The Most Compelling Court Cases of 2011
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Post-Gazette compilation of last year’s most compelling legal cases.

    Jan. 15
    Private Colleges Ease Costs for Students
    The Tribune-Review mentioned Duquesne University reducing tuition for education majors in this article about some private colleges that have been cutting tuition costs for students.

    KDKA-TV’s Sunday Business Page
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar-in-residence at the Institute for Energy and Environment, was a guest on the Sunday Business Page on KDKA-TV, where he discussed the current oil crisis.

    Bassist Dwayne Dolphin Adds Personal Punch to Wide Range of Music
    The Tribune-Review quoted Joe Tomaro, associate professor of music and chair of jazz studies, for this article about bassist Dwayne Dolphin.

    Jan. 14
    Aliquippa Charter Intends to Extend School Year, Day
    The Beaver County Times interviewed Bob Furman, coordinator of the Center for Advancing the Study of Teaching and Learning in the School of Education, for this article about a proposed charter school in Aliquippa planning to implement a September through July school year and classes from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Jan. 13
    Catholic Diocese Spends $1M on Priest Sexual Abuse Cases
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor of law and dean emeritus, was interviewed by the Kansas City Star about the local Catholic diocese there spending more than $1 million over four months in 2011 in costs relating to clergy sexual abuse. The story also ran on KMBC.com and in the Columbia Daily Tribune, the Washington Examiner, The Republic and the Associated Press.

    CNN: Situation Room
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar-in-residence at the Institute for Energy and Environment, addressed the oil crisis and the Strait of Hormuz with Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s Situation Room.

    Natural Gas Futures at 2-year Low
    The Tribune-Review featured this interview with Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar-in-residence at the Institute for Energy and Environment, for an article about natural gas prices reaching their lowest in two years. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.

    Jan. 12
    PBS Documentary Looks at Bill Clinton’s Career
    Politico quoted Ken Gormley, professor and dean of the School of Law, about his role in being interviewed about President Clinton for the PBS show American Experience: Clinton.

    Ruling Expected Today on Allegheny County Property Assessments
    Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed by KDKA-TV about an expected ruling from a judge on whether the rollout of Allegheny County property assessments should be delayed.

    Jan. 11
    People & Awards: Education
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Jeffrey Miller, professor in the counseling, psychology and special education department, has been named associate provost/associate academic vice president.

    Jan. 10
    Fox Business News
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment and professor of political science, was interviewed by Fox Business News about Iran, the oil crisis and the Strait of Hormuz.

    Jan. 9
    Use Your Gift Cards—$2 Billion Will Go Unused
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by WPXI-TV for this story about gift cards that go unredeemed by consumers.

    Jan. 7
    W. Pa. Industrial Site Leaking for Decades
    Bloomberg Businessweek included this Associated Press article about a potential federal lawsuit that could force the cleanup of toxic waste that has been leaking into the Allegheny River from the now-closed Pittsburgh Plate Glass factory in Ford City. Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was quoted.

    AT&T Bilked Federal Government On Scam Calls, Lawsuit Says
    Law Professor Mike Streib was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a lawsuit filed that alleging that AT&T bilked millions of dollars out of the federal government by knowingly allowing international criminals to scam Americans with fake credit card orders and wire transfers.

    Jan. 6
    Wiz Khalifa’s Accuser May Have a Tough Time
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant Music Technology Professor Tom Kikta for this article about a copyright infringement lawsuit against Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa.

    Experts Say Fitzgerald Runs Risk of Being Cited for Contempt of Court
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s risk of being cited for contempt because he defied a court order to implement property reassessments.

    Closed Refineries to Hike Pump Prices
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment and professor of political science, for this article about the impact of closing three oil refineries in Philadelphia on gasoline prices.

    Newsmaker: James Schreiber
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. James Schreiber, professor in the foundations and leadership department, in recognition of his semester as a visiting research scholar at the Smithsonian Institute.

    Jan. 5
    Why All the Hoopla Over Tebowing?
    The Rev. Naos McCool, assistant dean for formation in the School of Education, was interviewed by KDKA-Radio about God, sports and motivating a sports team.

    Jan. 4
    KSAL Morning News
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was interviewed by KSAL Morning News about the Economic Freedom of North America report.

    Jan. 3
    SNAP Leader: Testimony Was ‘Fishing Expedition’
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed by the National Catholic Reporter for this article about recent court-ordered testimony from the director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests organization.

    No-Frills Pharmacy in Hill District Puts Focus on Fulfilling Mission
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article on the Center for Pharmacy Services marking its one-year anniversary in the Hill District. Pharmacy Dean Dr. J. Douglas Bricker was quoted.

    Racial Divide Persists in Pittsburgh’s Infant Mortality Rate
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Henk ten Have, director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics, for this article about Allegheny County’s infant mortality rate for black children younger than age 1 being among the nation’s highest.

    Jan. 1
    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
    The Post-Gazette announced that Uhuru Hotep, associate director of Learning Skills Center, received a Men of Excellence award from the New Pittsburgh Courier and that Erroline Williams, director of professional development and corporate outreach for the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement, was named one of Pittsburgh’s Professional Women’s 2012 Women of Integrity award winners.

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