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    July 2011

    July 2011 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

     

    July 31
    An Attorney Accuses Bank of Rushing to Foreclose
    The Post-Gazette quoted Kenneth E. Gray, a law professor who wrote the book Mortgages in Pennsylvania, in an article about banks that are rushing to foreclose on victims of a process called “robo-signing.”

    July 30
    Duquesne University Upgrading Science, Pharmacy Laboratories
    The Post-Gazette quoted John Plante, vice president for University Advancement, in an article about a $13 million upgrade of science and pharmacy laboratories and a $4 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation to improve these labs.

    July 28
    Duquesne Gets $2.5 Million Ryan Gift
    The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne has received $2.5 million gift from a graduate to endow the Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies.

    July 27
    John Newman Inspires Duquesne U. Institute

    The Post-Gazette included this feature on Dr. Kevin Mongrain, the inaugural Ryan Chair for Newman Studies.

    Film Gives Due Credit
    The Washington Observer-Reporter included this article about Duquesne hosting a screening of The Wrecking Crew documentary in conjunction with the 25th annual Guitar and Bass Workshop.

    July 24
    Target Expected to Drive East Liberty Resurgence

    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the resurgence of businesses in East Liberty.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. John A. Pollock, associate professor of biological sciences, had received a special recognition award from the Carnegie Science Center, and that Ron Morris, director of the Entrepreneurial Studies Program, received the Ernst & Young Lifetime Achievement Award.

    July 23
    Government Snapshot of Joblessness Too Rosy a View, Experts Explain

    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was featured in this Tribune-Review article about the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ reports on the unemployment rate.

    Cleveland Catholics Abuzz Over Investigation of Bishop Richard Lennon
    This Cleveland Plain Dealer interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, for this article about the Vatican investigating the leadership of the Cleveland Diocese under Bishop Richard Lennon.

    July 22
    Fox Business Network

    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by Fox Business Network about oil prices.

    July 21
    ‘The Wrecking Crew’ Documentary Recalls Heyday of ‘60s Session Players

    The Post-Gazette included this feature article on Duquesne hosting a screening of the documentary The Wrecking Crew to kick off the University’s 25th annual Guitar and Bass Workshop.

    Shale Jobs Windfall Debated
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the debated economic benefits of the growing Marcellus shale natural gas industry.

    Newsmaker: Rebecca Jamrozik
    The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker on Rebecca Jamrozik, director of Greek life, honor societies and professional organizations, in recognition of her receiving the University Spirit Award from the American Red Cross Blood Services.

    Bring Massage Therapy Into the Workplace
    This article from the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies mentions a study conducted at the School of Nursing that indicates a brief back massage helped to reduce stress in spouses of cancer patients.

    July 20
    Media Empires Ripe for Misuse of Power
    Law School Dean and Professor Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the impact of the phone hacking scandal regarding the Rupert Murdoch media empire.

    Newsmaker: H.M. “Skip” Kingston
    The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker on Dr. Skip Kingston in recognition of his being inducted into the University’s Research Hall of Fame.

    July 19
    Pope Assigns Denver Archbishop to Philly
    Law Professor and Dean Emeritus Dr. Nick Cafardi was interviewed by Time magazine for this article about Archbishop Charles Chaput of the Denver Diocese being assigned to take over the archdiocese of Philadelphia. Similar articles also appeared in the Connecticut Post, the Atlanta Journal Constitution, the Seattle Times and Fox News among others.

    Team 4: Contractors Accuse Pittsburgh Fudge Company of Not Paying Up
    WTAE-TV interviewed Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about employees of a local company who claim they are not getting paid for their services.

    July 17
    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
    The Post-Gazette announced that Jane Campbell Moriarty has been named the inaugural Carol Los Mansmann Chair in Faculty Scholarship in the law school and that Law Dean Ken Gormley received the honorable mention (second place) from the 2011 American Bar Association Gavel Awards for his book The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr.

    July 15
    Criticism Poured on State Store Privatization Plan
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the proposed plan to privatize Pennsylvania’s liquor stores.

    Creek Muddies District Change
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick for this article about a local borough’s legal battle to leave one school district for another.

    MetroNetworks Radio
    MetroNetworks Radio interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, about the infrastructure of the natural gas industry at the regional and national levels.

    July 14
    CNBC-TV Europe
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was a guest on CNBC-TV Europe’s show Squawk Box, where he discussed the volatility of oil prices.

    Highmark Says UPMC Misleading Consumers
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about Highmark accusing UPMC of misleading advertising.

    Shaler Resident Inducted Into Duquesne University Office of Research Hall of Fame
    The Pine Creek Journal included this article about Dr. John Stolz, professor of biology, being inducted into the Research Hall of Fame.

    July 13
    Moors Says Oil Price Volatility to Become ‘More Severe’
    The Washington Post with Bloomberg posted this story with Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, who addressed the outlook of oil prices.

    Alcoa Foundation Honors Pittsburgh Native Bill O’Rourke With $50,000 Donation to Duquesne University
    The Centre Daily Times announced that the Alcoa Foundation established a $50,000 grant to the MBA Sustainability Program to create the Bill O’Rourke Alcoa Corporate Sustainability Fellowship.

    July 11
    A Supreme Court Ruling Could Make Lawyers Reluctant to Take on Women’s Workplace Lawsuits
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant Professor of Law Rona Kaufman Kitchen for this article about the challenge for employees to file workplace lawsuits as a result of a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that blocked female employees of Wal-Mart from pursuing a sex-discrimination class action case.

    July 7
    Monroeville Reveling in Business ‘Resurgence’
    Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the increase in new businesses setting up in Monroeville.

    Etna: Action Delayed on Allowing Shale Gas Drilling
    The Post-Gazette featured Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, in this article about the borough of Etna postponing its vote on whether to permit Marcellus Shale gas drilling.

    Burley Wilson Jazzes Up the City—One Concert at a Time
    Assistant Professor of Jazz Studies Sean Jones was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a local woman’s work with the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in hosting jazz concerts in Pittsburgh.

    Brace for Oil-futures Bubble to Burst
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a potential global financial crisis due to oil price volatility. The article also appeared on PennEnergy.com and iStockAnalyst.com.

    ‘Nighttalk’ Features Dr. Antony Davies
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of marketing, was a guest on PCNC-TV’s NightTalk show, where he addressed the economy and the federal budget.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Marc Harrold, professor of medicinal chemistry, was selected as one of two 2010-11 Teacher of the Year at Duquesne and that Dr. Linda Kinnahan was named the new Hillman Distinguished Professor at the University.

    July 6
    Target 11: Best Ways to Save Money on Cable Bills
    WPXI-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story about ways that consumers can save on their monthly cable bill.

    July 5
    Blood Test May Show How Much Longer You Have to Live
    WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Henk ten Have, professor and director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics, for this story about a new blood test that may indicate a person’s lifespan.

    University of Ghana to Undertake Study on Mined Lands
    This Ghana Business News article highlights the Emerging Leadership Training Program between Duquesne and the University of Ghana.

    July 3
    The Debt Ceiling ‘Fiction’
    This Michigan Capitol Confidential mentions Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies’ views on the debt ceiling.

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