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January

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

Jan. 30
Without the Steelers, Why Should Pittsburghers Watch the Super Bowl?
Associate Sports Marketing Professor Dr. Ronald Dick was a guest on WESA-Radio program Essential Pittsburgh during which he addressed why Pittsburgh residents should watch the Super Bowl despite the Steelers not playing.

Natural Gas Industry Buys Share of Super Bowl Spotlight
The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marking professor, in this article about the American Petroleum Institute airing regional spotlights during the Super Bowl from its pro-drilling Energy from Shale campaign.

Jan. 29
Pittsburgh Region's Ethnic Organizations Change with the Times
Frank Liu, associate dean for legal programs and professor of law, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about how several ethnic organizations in Pittsburgh have closed over time while some are growing as new residents emigrate to the city from other parts of the world.

Jan. 26
Veterans Court in Session in Westmoreland for First Time
The Tribune-Review quoted Dan Kunz, adjunct professor of clinical legal education, for this article about the new Veterans Court program in Westmoreland County.

Jan. 24
Classes Increasingly Blend in Technology in Western Pa. Schools
Dr. Joe Kush, professor of education, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the increase in technology in Western Pa. classrooms. The article also appeared in theAssociated Press, the Altoona Mirror, the Lewistown Sentinel and The Republic.

Excitement Building for New Farm Store at Clearview Mall
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about the excitement over Clearview Mall in Bulter County preparing to open the store Rural King.

Don't Blame 'Big Oil' for Pa.'s Higher Pump Prices
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this opinion piece on Pennsylvania gas prices for the Tribune-Review.

Jan. 23
Study Finds Need for More Socialization for Students in Online PhD Nursing Programs
Nurse.com included this announcement regarding a study by Dr. Linda M. Goodfellow, associate nursing professor, that suggests the need for more student-faculty interactions and preparation for students enrolled in online Ph.D. nursing programs.

Jan. 22
Changes to Pa. 'Shield Law' Could Prove Unpopular in Legislature
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Harrisburg Patriot News article about the grand jury investigation into state Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

The Hot List of Events for the Coming Weekend
The Post-Gazette included this brief on the School of Music's recital, A Folk Song Fantasy, featuring the Pittsburgh Song Collaborative ensemble.

Jan. 21
Film Notes: Human Rights Film Series to Open
The Post-Gazette included this announcement about Oppression and Opportunity, the University's 2015 Human Rights Film Series. A similar announcement appeared in theTribune-Review.

U.S. News & World Report Releases Top Online Graduate Nursing Programs
Nurse.com included this article about U.S. News and World Report releasing the 2015 Best Online Graduate Nursing Programs, which ranks Duquesne at No. 9.

Jan. 19
New Pennsylvania Chief Justice Saylor Seen as Bringing Leadership by Consensus
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about new Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor.

Jan. 18
Ethnicity of Characters in Children's Literature Scrutinized
The Victoria Advocate quoted Philosophy Professor Dr. George Yancy for this article about an issue of the University of Houston-Victoria American Book Review examining the impact of there being few black characters in children's books.

Jan. 17
A Pennsylvania First: Voters Will Pick Three for Supreme Court
The Morning Call interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the historical significance of this year's Pennsylvania Supreme Court elections, during which voters will elect three justices to the court.

Government Fines Butler Memorial
Visiting Assistant Law Professor Valarie Blake was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the federal government fining Butler Memorial Hospital over complications patients developed during stays at the hospital. The article also appeared in the Reading Eagle and in Pharmacy Choice.

Jan. 13
TurboTax Customers Angry Over Change in Tax Return Software
Dr. Bryan Menk, assistant accounting professor, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about a change in TurboTax that requires some users to upgrade to a more expensive version of the software.

Jan. 12
Duquesne Appoints Reilly General Counsel
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted President Charles J. Dougherty in this article announcing that Duquesne appointed Madelyn Reilly vice president for legal affairs and general counsel. A similar article appeared in Corporate Counsel.

Jan. 10
Retiring Chief Justice Castille Says He Kept Faith in Fellow Jurists
The Allentown Morning Call interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about Ronald Castille, who is retiring as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's chief justice. A similar article appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Jan. 9
Duquesne's VP for Student Life Transfers to Focus on Fundraising
The Tribune-Review included this feature article about the Rev. Sean Hogan, C.S.Sp., stepping down from his vice presidential role and stepping into his new role as president of the new Duquesne University Scholarship Association.

President Obama Proposes Two Years of Free Community College
Assistant Political Science Professor Dr. John Hanley was interviewed for this WDTV story about President Obama announcing a proposal to have the first two years of community college be offered free to full-time and part-time students.

Jan. 8
Duquesne's Longtime Vice President for Legal Affairs, General Counsel to Retire
The Pittsburgh Business Times included this feature on Linda Drago announcing her retirement as vice president for legal affairs and general counsel, and secretary of the board of directors. President Charles J. Dougherty was quoted. A similar article appeared in The Legal Intelligencer.

Legal Wrangling Limits Testimony on Drilling Regulations in Allegheny Twp.
Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the first zoning hearing on the validity of Allegheny Township's natural gas-drilling regulations.

Jan. 5
Worries About Pennsylvania Losing Role in Filmmaking
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was quoted in this Associated Pressarticle that appeared in the Altoona Mirror about the challenges in filmmaking in Western Pennsylvania.

Jan. 1
Castille Cut Independent Figure as Pa. Chief Justice
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about retiring Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille.

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