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    July 2012

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

    July 31
    Joblessness in W.Pa. Rises to 7.1%, but More At Work
    Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Matthew Marlin, professor of economics, on the rising unemployment rate, even as the Pittsburgh region reports a near-record number of people at work.

    Longtime Retailer at Center of Shopping Mall Renaissance
    Tribune-Review quoted marketing professor Dr. Audrey Guskey on changes in retailers at South Hills Village.

    For-Profit-Colleges Discussed
    WOR New York invited Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, to discuss for-profit colleges.

    July 30
    Newsmaker: Dennis Woytek
    Tribune-Review featured a Newsmaker on Dennis Woytek, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts, who received his third Telly Award this year for the video Poland-Classrooms Without Borders.

    Researchers, Speech-Disabled Discuss Maximizing Communication Potential
    Essentialpublicradio.org discussed the speech and language program at Duquesne and other schools in a story detailing that more than 1,800 people from all 50 states and nearly 40 countries are in Pittsburgh discussing ways to enhance communication for individuals with severe speech problems at the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

    July 28
    Antony Davies & James Harrigan: Data Disprove Arguments Against Liquor Privatization
    Tribune-Review featured an op-ed co-authored by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, on the social outcomes of alcohol control policies in all 50 states, based on state regulation. The column also appeared in Mackinac.org.

     July 27
    Duquesne University Starting Sports Academy
    Pittsburgh Business Times talked with Steve Greenberg, chair of Duquesne's marketing, sports marketing, supply chain management and entrepreneurship program, about a partnership with the University, Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Josh Gibson Foundation to introduce high school students to the business of sports and the career tracks available. Called the Business of Sports Academy, the program is set to launch in the fall at Pittsburgh Carrick and Pittsburgh Westinghouse high schools and is open to students in grades 10 through 12.

    Emerald Event

    WPXI covered the MBA Sustainability commencement, the first at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. International sustainability expert Hunter Lovins gave the keynote address.

     

    Gas Prices Are Heading North

    Investorideas.com featured an article written by Dr. Kent Moors, professor in the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy, about rising gas prices.

    The Glory of Sports: Why Do We Love Them so?

    Post-Gazette featured an article written by Samuel Hazo is McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English emeritus, about why we love sports.

    July 26
    Taxing the Rich Is Not the Answer to Our Financial Problems
    Freebusinesswire.com referenced a video posted on www.LearnLiberty.org by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, explaining that taxes would have to be raised to astronomical proportions on the rich to eliminate the deficit. The article also appeared in PR4India.

    Commonwealth Court Has Struck Down Portions Of Act 13. Here's What Happens Next

    Stateimpact.npr.org quoted Joseph Mist­ick, professor of law, in an article about the Commonwealth Court striking down portions of Act 13 and the Supreme Court's determination of whether it has jurisdiction.

    US Christian Leaders in Israel to Study Judaism

    Ynetnews.com featured an article about U.S. Christian leaders, including the Rev. Dr. Radu Bordeianu, a professor of theology, studying Judaism in Israel to gain a better understanding of his own Christian roots and character.

     

    Seeing an Old Masterpiece With New Eyes

    Zenit.org featured an article written by Elizabeth Lev, who teaches Christian art and architecture at Duquesne University's Italian campus, on A Discussion on Who Is Matthew in Caravaggio's Famous 'Calling.'

    Colleges Lowering Their Tuition

    Relevantscience.blogspot.com reported on Duquesne's 50 percent tuition scholarship to incoming, full-time education majors to encourage students to pursue teaching degrees despite decreased hiring around the country.

    July 25 
    Entertainment Briefs: Williams the Real Deal in Country Music

    Tribune-Review quoted Bill Purse, head of guitar and musical technology, in an article about the one-day, free Guitar and Bass Celebration.

    The Government Does Not Deserve Credit for Private Businesses' Success
    Dailycaller.com featured an article written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the government not deserving credit for private businesses' success.

    College Students Participate in Prosecutor's Office Internship Program
    Mycentraljersey.com reported that Matthew Doherty, who is entering his second year of law school at Duquesne University, was among nine college students participating in the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office Summer Internship Program.  The article also appeared on www.Nj.com.

     July 24
    Catholics Among Christian Leaders Supporting LGBT Rights in Uganda
    Newwaysministryblog.wordpress.com reported including Nicholas P. Cafardi, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law, was among the American Christian leaders expressing solidarity with LGBT Ugandans as their nation continues to consider anti-gay legislation. The open letter was released by the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

    July 24
    In Aurora Massacre, Trial May Not Shed Much Light on Motive
    USnews.msnbc.msn.com featured an analysis on the Aurora, Colo., massacre by Wes Oliver, Duquesne law professor.

    How Bad State Laws Are Still Good for U.S. Economic Freedom
    USnews.com  and Topix.com featured an article on U.S. economic freedom written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics.

    Urban Innovation21 Celebrates the Largest Innovation Economy Internship Program in the Region
    DigitalJournal.com, The Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times, Philadelphia Business Journal, Yahoo! Finance, Barrons.com and more than 30 other publications quoted Stephen Schillo, vice president for management and business at Duquesne and chair of Urban Innovation21, regarding the nonprofit's internship program, which  is the region's largest innovation economy-based internship program and utilizes Duquesne interns.

    July 23 
    Implication of Federal Debt
    Garland Robinette Show (WWL, New Orleans) interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, on the federal debt.

    Law Prof at Catholic College Says Bishops Crossing Church/State Line, Suggests Penalties
    Freerepublic.com reported that Nicholas P. Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, accused some bishops of vexing and oppressing people, and suggested penalties inAmerica Magazine.

    No More Urban Officers? How an Uneven ROTC May Change Our Military
    Theatlantic.com reported that the joint ROTC program of Duquesne, Pitt and Carnegie Mellon may become a model for ROTC, which otherwise might lead to a whiter, more rural military.

    July 21
    2012 ACS Fellows
    Chemical & Engineering News announced that Dr. Jeffrey D. Evanseck, professor and Fr. Joseph Lauritis Chair of Teaching and Technology, was one of the 96 fellows included in the new class of American Chemical Society Fellows.

    A Great Look at PA's New Frontier
    Freerepublic.com quoted Dr. Matthew Marlin, economics professor, in an article about the natural gas boom in Pennsylvania.

    Pittsburgh Native Shares Olympic Experience
    Peters.patch.com focused on the experiences of women's basketball coach Suzie McConnell-Serio in the 1988 Olympics.

    July 20
    Pennsylvania's Own Promoted to Brigadier General
    Army.mil announced that Col. Lewis G. Irwin, commander of 926th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general. In his civilian career, Irwin is a professor of public policy and government at Duquesne.

    July 18
    Local Energy Expert: Gasoline Prices 'Definitely Going Up'
    The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor, on rising gas prices for the rest of the year.

    AASHE
    AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) featured a photo of the combined heat and power plant at Duquesne University on the cover of their publication, previewing the story inside.

    July 16 
    Shale Support Company Acts as Romney Stage
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Economics Chair Dr. Matt Marlin for this article about Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney addressing the natural gas and Marcellus shale industries during a visit to Pittsburgh.

    Malaria Parasite Killed by Gene-Modified Germs in Study
    This Bloomberg Businessweek article about a study that indicates genetically modifying germs can destroy the parasite that causes malaria mentions the role scientists from Duquesne had in the study, which was led by scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

    Drexel Nursing Educator to Take Over as Duquesne University School of Nursing Dean
    Nurse.com included this article about new nursing dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow.

    July 15
    Universities Aim to Increase the Number of Women in STEM Fields
    This USA Today article about universities in the U.S. working to recruit women into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field mentions Duquesne's Bayer Scholars Program.

    Questions Swirl Over What Aided Freeh Probe
    The Tribune-Review featured an interview with Law Professor Wes Oliver in this article about the recently released report by former FBI Director Louis Freeh into the Penn State scandal.

    July 14 
    Legal Expert Says Penn State Report Appears to Make a Case for Child Endangerment Charges
    Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Associated Press article in theWashington Post about the potential of whether the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno would have faced charges related to the Jerry Sandusky case if he were still alive. The article also appeared in the Chicago Sun-TimesNewsOK.com, theWyoming Tribune, the Columbus Dispatch and on NPR, among other outlets.

    Pet Tales: Team That Handles Homeless Cats Gets Its Own Home
    Dr. Nancy Trun, associate professor of biological sciences, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the Homeless Cat Management Team, a local organization that works to spay and neuter feral cats. Trun is vice president of the board of the Homeless Cat Management Team.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
    The Post-Gazette announced that Rod Dobish has been named executive director of facilities management.

    July 11
    Without Reform, It's Just Politics
    The Daily Press quoted Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this article about the potential of extending tax cuts for those making less than $250,000 a year.

    July 10
    Why Small-Business Owners Feel Besieged
    This Fox Business News article about the lack of confidence among small businesses mentions a Duquesne study that indicates US estate taxes have resulted in families selling their businesses, decreasing the number of small businesses.

    Cabaret at Museum to Recall Paris in 1880s
    Dr. Benjamin Binder, assistant professor of musicianship, was interviewed in this Post-Gazette article about the Carnegie Museum of Art hosting its own cabaret this month.

    Long-troubled Area Undergoing a Renaissance
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Stephen Schillo, vice president for management and business, about his moving into the new Fifth Avenue School Lofts in this article about how new apartments, townhouses and restaurants are helping to improve the reputation of the Uptown neighborhood.

    July 9
    Obama's Tax Plans Will Cost US Nearly $250BN in Lost Revenue, Figures Show
    The Guardian interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this article about the potential impact of plans to extend 2001 tax cuts for those earning less than $250,000 a year.

    July 8
    Backers of Clean Power Initiate Summer of Energy in Allegheny County
    Duquesne University was mentioned as being a member of the Heinz Endowments' Breathe Project in this Post-Gazette article about the recent launch of the Summer of Energy in Allegheny County.

    Options Abound in New Vending Machines
    Duquesne is included in this Post-Gazette article about the vast offerings found in contemporary vending machines.

    July 6
    Moors: Demand for Oil Will Boost Prices
    Fox Business News interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence for the Institute for Energy and the Environment, about the demand for oil impacting its cost.

    July 3
    KDKA-Radio
    Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence for the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was a guest on KDKA-Radio's Mike Pintek show, during which he discussed the current state of the oil and gas markets.

    July 2
    Presbyterians' Unresolved Issues Likely to Resurface
    Dr. George Worgul, professor and chair of theology, was quoted in this Tribune-Reviewarticle about the recent 220th General Assembly of the members of the Presbyterian Church of the US.