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January

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Jan. 31
Heinz Plays it Safe With Super Bowl Ad
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Business Times for this article about this year’s Super Bowl commercial from H.J. Heinz Co.

Jan. 28
Endowments Up in 2013 for Pittsburgh Universities
Duquesne was listed in this Pittsburgh Business Times article as one of the local universities experiencing an increase in their endowments in 2013. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Vincentian Home Residents Get a Taste of Multicultural Fare
Assistant Resident Director Anthony Kane was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about 30 Duquesne and other volunteers who recently visited and spent time with residents at the Vincentian Home continuing care retirement community.

Heyl: Last Lesson Drawns Near After Life of Teaching
School of Music Dean Dr. Edward Kocher was quoted in this Tribune-Review column about former adjunct professor Joseph Wilcox Jenkins, who taught at Duquesne for more than 50 years.

Jan. 27
‘KQV-Radio’
Political Science Professor Dr. Mark Haas was interviewed by KQV-Radio regarding forced abortions in China and the impact on China’s world political powers.

Study: Gait, Cognitive Function Related in Home-care PT Patients
Duquesne was listed in this TodayinPT.com article as one of the universities who conducted research that indicates that cognitive function is strongly related to gait in older adults receiving physical therapy in the home.

Jan. 25
Bar Exam Falling Out of Favor
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law School Dean Ken Gormley for this article about the state of Iowa considering a proposal to eliminate its bar exam and move to a diploma-privilege system.

Lost Lives Found
Law Professor John Rago is mentioned in this Tribune-Review article about wrongful convictions for his role in submitting a Comprehensive Report on Innocence Reforms to the Pennsylvania Legislature in 2011.

The Pennsylvania Legislature Should Heal Itself
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this Tribune-Review opinion piece about the Pennsylvania House of Representatives recent vote to decrease the number of its members.

Jan. 23
January Could End Up as One of the Coldest Months in Recent Memory
Dr. Khlook Salman, associate professor of nursing, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the historical cold temperatures in Western Pennsylvania.

Jan. 21
How to Prepare for Future Cyberattacks
Dr. Charles Wood, assistant professor of information systems management, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article that appeared in Yahoo! Finance about consumers being warned of future cyber security attacks this year. The article also appeared in the Frederick News-Post and the Latin Post, among others.

Harper Denies Orchestrating Plot to Divert Public Money Into Own Pockets
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about a court document filed by the lawyers of former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper, stating that he didn’t plot to divert public money to himself.

Decades of Sex Abuse by Chicago Priests Outlined in Documents
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed for this Reuters article included in Business Insider about the disclosure that the Chicago Archdiocese would move priests accused of sexual abuse to other parishes where they continued more abuse against children. The article also appeared in the Oregon Herald and Yahoo! News.

Jan. 18
Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Martha Somers, assistant professor of physical therapy, was named the Excellence in Neurologic Education award winner by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Jan. 17
Pennsylvania Judge Strikes Down State’s Voter ID Law
Law School Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about a Commonwealth Court judge ruling that the Pennsylvania voter ID law violates the state constitution.

Alcohol Consumption Higher in More Liberal US States, Study Shows
The Guardian interviewed Dr. Pavel Yakovlev, associate economics professor, for this article about a study by economists that indicates alcohol consumption is rising in America as populations in the nation become less conservative.

Jan. 14
Man Whose Bribes Triggered Investigation of Pittsburgh Government is Sentenced
The Loci News-Sentinel included this Associated Press article in which Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver is quoted regarding a Pittsburgh man who has been sentenced for conspiracy, bribery and mail fraud related to an alleged solicitation by former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper.

Newsmaker: Diane Borello-France
Dr. Diane Borello-France, associate professor of physical therapy, was featured by the Tribune-Review as a Newsmaker in recognition of her being named the Elizabeth Noble Award winner by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Jan. 13
Fight Over Faculty Blog Escalates
Assistant Law Professor Jacob Rooksby was interviewed by Inside Higher Ed for this article about copyright infringement accusations by Chicago State University regarding a blog created by a group of that school’s faculty members.

Challenge of South Fayette’s Zoning Regulations on Oil and Gas Drilling Postponed
Associate Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about Range Resources postponing its challenge of the South Fayette zoning regulations on oil and gas drilling.

Jan. 12
Newsmaker: Pat Arneson
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Pat Arneson in recognition of she and her co-author being awarded the National Communication Association’s Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression.

Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Jan Levine, director of the Legal Research and Writing Program in the School of Law, is the first professor to be honored in one year with both the Association of American Law Schools Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Award and the Thomas F. Blackwell Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Legal Writing.

Jan. 11
Penn State Leads U.S. in Earnings From Collected Credit Card Royalties
Assistant Vice President of Public Affairs Bridget Fare was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the declining practice of credit card solicitations on college campuses.

Newsmaker: Martha F. Somers
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Martha F. Somers in recognition of her being named the American Physical Therapy Association’s 2014 winner for Excellence in Neurologic Education.

Jan. 9
‘Bible’ Reference Banned in Ads on Port Authority Buses
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the Port Authority policy that prohibits religious references, pictures of the Bible or use of the word Bible in any of its bus advertisements.

Pitt Researcher Accused in Wife’s Death Asks Judge to Release Money for Defense
Wes Oliver, associate law professor, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the request by a local man accused of killing his wife with cyanide poisoning to unfreeze funds so that he can hire experts and investigators to help with his pending trial.

Jan. 8
Pop Filter Hot Pick: Heat Up Downtown With JazzLive
Associate Jazz Studies Professor Sean Jones and Adjunct Jazz Professor Dwayne Dolphin were highlighted in this Pop City feature about the JazzLive music series.

Jan. 5
Corbett to State Supreme Court: Undo Fracking Ruling
The Morning Call interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and his administration asking the state supreme court to reverse its ruling that has invalidated most of Act 13.

Jan. 4
The Entrepreneurs: Helping First-timers Steer Their Ships
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the Small Business Development Center, for this article that focuses on new small business entrepreneurs.

Jan. 3
WESA-FM Radio
Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed by WESA-FM Radio about the end of Luke Ravenstahl’s last term as Pittsburgh’s mayor.

Jan. 1
Remanded Drilling Impact Fee Could be Ruled Out Pending State Decision
Assistant Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the potential of Pennsylvania’s drilling impact fee being eliminated as a result of recent oil and gas law reforms.

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