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January

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Jan. 31
Federal Judge From Fox Chapel Could Get Supreme Court Nomination
President Ken Gormley was quoted by KDKA-TV about Pittsburgh judge and Adjunct Law Professor Thomas Hardiman, a potential name considered by President Trump as a Supreme Court of the United States nominee. Gormley also did similar interviews with WTAE-TV, WPXI-TV, the Post-Gazette and the Washington Examiner.

Meet Thomas Hardiman, The Pittsburgh Judge on Trump’s SCOTUS Short List
WESA-Radio interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about Pittsburgh judge and Adjunct Law Professor Thomas Hardiman, who was on President Trump’s “short list” of potential nominees for the Supreme Court of the United States. Gormley did similar interviews with KQV-Radio and KDKA-Radio.

Jan. 30
Pittsburgh-Area Universities Reach Out to International Students, Staff in Wake of Trump Travel Ban
The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne University was among the Pittsburgh schools with students affected by President Trump’s ban on admitting visitors from seven countries. The article also includes a link to the message that President Ken Gormley emailed out to Duquesne University faculty, staff and students. Gormley’s letter was also quoted in similar stories by KDKA-TV and the Post-Gazette.

9,442 Citizen-Reported Fracking Complaints Reveal 12-Years of Suppressed Data
EcoWatch interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of microbiology and director of Duquesne’s Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this article about the recently made public findings that, during the last 12 years, Pennsylvania’s Department of Education received 9,442 citizen-reported fracking complaints, 44 percent of which were drinking related.

Jan. 29
Trump: Hardiman is ‘most conservative’ and viable Supreme Court Option
President Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Washington Examiner about Pittsburgh judge and Adjunct Law Professor Thomas Hardiman being considered by President Trump as a potential nominee for the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jan. 27
Springdale Council’s Appointment of Member’s Daughter Raises Concerns
The Valley News Dispatch quoted Dr. John Hanley, assistant political science professor, for this article about questions raised over Springdale Council appointing the daughter of a sitting member of the same council to fill a vacancy.

Jan. 26
In His Hometown, Democrats Respect Hardiman’s ‘Principled’ Conservatism
The Washington Examiner interviewed both President Ken Gormley and Associate Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick for this article about Pittsburgh judge and Adjunct Law Professor Thomas Hardiman being considered as a finalist by President Trump for a nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Trump Fulfills Conservative Wishes with High Court Shortlist
President Ken Gormley was quoted in this Bloomberg Law story about Pittsburgh judge and Adjunct Law Professor Thomas Hardiman being considered by President Trump as a potential nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States.

Jan. 23
Local Judge Tapped to Head Statewide Judicial Education Board
The Citizen’s Voice interviewed the Hon. Maureen Lally-Green, interim dean of the School of Law, for this article about new education requirements for Pennsylvania’s judges.

Hidden Data Suggests Fracking Created Widespread, Systemic Impact in Pennsylvania: Trends Show Impacts Are Getting Worse
The Public Herald interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology, for this article about complaints to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection regarding fracking and the water supply.

Cancer Immunotherapy: Navigating a New Frontier
Managed Health Care Connect interviewed Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy Dr. Charles Karnack for this article about the development and high cost of immunotherapy drugs to treat cancer.

Jan. 21
‘Walling In’ State Revenue
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about a proposed bill in Connecticut, which would penalize its citizens for moving out of state, and how a bankrupt Pennsylvania could reach a similar solution if things do not improve.

Jan. 17
Pittsburgh Mills to Hit Auction Block Wednesday
WPXI-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about Pittsburgh Mills mall being put up for auction.

Holocaust Secrets Revealed in Powerful ‘Nova’ ‘PBS’ Film Airing 4/19
Broadway World announced in this article that Dr. Philip Reeder, professor and dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, is a member of a team of international archaeologists and professionals whose findings in Lithuania will be featured in the upcoming show NOVA: Holocaust Escape Tunnel to be broadcast by PBS on Wednesday, April 19, at 9 p.m.

Jan. 13
Deans for Justice and Equity Band Together in Support of Public Education
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Cindy Walker, dean of the School of Education, for this article about her participation in the group Deans for Justice and Equity.

Jan. 12
Pittsburgh Looks Good on Camera. But is Pennsylvania Blowing Taxpayer Funds on Film Tax Credits?
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was quoted in this Public Source article about film production tax credits in Pennsylvania. The article also appeared in the Michigan Chronicle, the Pocono Record and the New Pittsburgh Courier, among others.

Jan. 9
Edgeworth Dam Removal Spurs Fish Increase
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Brady Porter, associate professor of biological sciences, for this article about the increase in fish species in a waterway in Edgeworth.

Jan. 7
Mission Simulator Offers Penn Hills Students Lessons in Teamwork, Independence
Dr. David Carbonara, assistant professor of instructional technology in the School of Education, is quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the benefits of an interactive learning experience that gives elementary school students the opportunity to apply what they’re learning in the classroom to the real world.

Jan. 6
PBT College Scorecard: These Regional Colleges Produce the Highest Earners
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne students and students from one other local college have the highest median earnings 10 years after attending college in the Pittsburgh region.

Jan. 5
Mt. Pleasant Braces for ‘Major Loss’ With Kmart Closing
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey is quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the potential negative impact of the Kmart closing on the town of Mt. Pleasant, Pa.

Jan. 2
Families Flee Public Schools when Special Ed Withheld
The San Antonio News Express interviewed Dr. Gibbs Kanyongo, associate professor of educational statistics, for this article about an issue in the state of Texas (and other states) where an investigation by Hearst Newspapers has found that a target limiting special education enrollments to 8.5 percent there has resulted in an increase in families having to withdraw their children from public schools and turn to private school or home schooling.

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