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    July 2010

    July 2010 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.


    July 29

    Schools Revamp MBA Offerings
    Tom Nist, director of graduate business programs, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article on the recent changes and updates that have been made to the MBA programs offered in the area.

    July 28

    African Trip an Eye-Opener for College Students
    This South Hills Almanac article focused on a group of physician assistant students who traveled to Liberia to share their expertise and service in the obstetrics/gynecology ward of a hospital and other settings there. Mark Freeman, assistant professor in the physician assistant department, was interviewed.

    July 26
    Disabled to Herald 20 Years of Increased Public Access
    The Tribune-Review quoted Amelia M. Joiner, assistant law professor and an expert on employment discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act, on the act’s 20th year.

    July 25

    Dateline Pittsburgh for 07/25/10
    The Post-Gazette reported that Tammy Hughes, associate professor of school psychology and chair of the School of Education’s department of counseling, psychology and special education, was appointed the inaugural Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence.

    Some Think Commission Should Oversee Ohio River Basin
    The Tribune-Review quoted Kent Moors, director of Duquesne University’s Energy Policy Research Group, about the state Department of Environmental Resources overseeing water used for recreation, agriculture and industry, including Marcellus Shale drilling. Similar articles appeared in and, on July 26, in the Pocono Record, and

    Newsmaker: Ronald C. Arnett
    This Tribune-Review Newsmaker featured Ronald C. Arnett, chair and professor of the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, for his selection as the inaugural Henry Koren, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence.

    July 23
    Radio, Radio reported that the American Entrepreneur talk show will feature Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick to talk about David Freedman, author of Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us and How to Know When Not to Trust Them.

    July 22
    Starkey: Agent Issue Blows Up
    This Tribune-Review article about sports agent-athlete encounters featured an interview with NFL player agent Ron Del Duca, who teaches a sports law class at Duquesne.

    July 21
    The Bus Gives Back to the Kids
    WPXI-TV featured this story on the computer camp that is held at Duquesne University in conjunction with the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation. Photos also appeared in the Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review.

    July 20
    Tough Employment Outlook Makes Teens’ Seasonal Job Search Hardest in Decades
    The Washington Observer-Reporter interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, in this article about the economy’s impact on teenagers trying to find summer jobs.

    Personnel Moves: Banking, Finance
    The Tribune-Review announced that Dr. Alan Miciak, professor and dean of the Palumbo•Donahue Business School, has been named a board member and Dr. Charles Wilf, assistant professor of economics, has been named vice president of student affairs for the Economic Club of Pittsburgh.

    July 19
    Fiber Optic Cut in Maryland Impacts Pittsburgh Internet
    WDUQ reported that Duquesne was among those affected by an Internet and e-mail outage in Pittsburgh.

    July 18
    Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Ronald C. Arnett, professor and chair of communication and rhetorical studies, has been named the inaugural Henry Koren, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence.

    July 17
    Tour Stops: This Concert Season, Top Acts Suffer
    The Beaver County Times featured an interview with Dr. Pavel Yakovlev, assistant professor of economics, in this article about the impact of the weak economy on summer concert tours.

    July 16
    Vatican Revises Anti-Abuse, Porn Rules
    Dr. Nicholas Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this Post-Gazette posting of an Associated Press article about the Vatican issuing revised in-house rules in response to clerical sex abuse.

    Reforms Impact
    Tom Nist, the Donahue Chair in Investment Management, was interviewed by KQV-Radio about the impact of the financial reform legislation giving regulators latitude and time to come up with new rules.

    Partnership Helps Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center
    The Pittsburgh Catholic included this feature on partnerships between the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center and the School of Pharmacy and the School of Nursing.

    Bayer International Summer Sustainability Camp Kicks Off July 16
    The Centre Daily Times announced that Duquesne is hosting American and German high school students on campus for the third annual International Bayer Summer Sustainability Camp. Similar articles also appeared in the Bradenton Herald and the Sun Herald.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
    The Post-Gazette reported that Dr. Arnetha Ball, the Visiting Barbara A. Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Urban Education, was presented with the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award by the American Educational Research Association.

    People on the Move: Education
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Aleem Gangjee, professor of medicinal chemistry and a Mylan School of Pharmacy Distinguished Professor, has been named the inaugural Adrian Van Kaam, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence.

    July 15
    Vatican Announces ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Display of Raphael Works at the V & A
    Dr. Elizabeth Lev, professor of Christian art and architecture at the Italian campus, was quoted in this Catholic Herald article about a London exhibition of Raphael’s cartoons and tapestries from the Sistine Chapel.

    July 14
    Revamped Palumbo Center Taking Shape
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Greg Amodio, director of athletics, for an article about the current renovations to the A.J. Palumbo Center.

    July 13
    The Indomitable Clintons
    Ken Gormley’s book, The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr, was the focus of this article in The Atlantic.

    Newsmaker: Tammy Hughes

    The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Tammy Hughes, associate professor of education, as a Newsmaker upon her being named the inaugural Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence.

    PCNC-TV NightTalk: Kent Moors
    Dr. Kent Moors, director of Duquesne’s Energy Policy Research Group, was a featured guest on PCNC-TV’s NightTalk show, where he addressed relief well possibilities.

    July 12
    Backyard Chickens Lead to Arsenic in Children
    A Duquesne University study about arsenic and chicken feed was mentioned in this Food Safety News article about two Utah children found to have arsenic levels in their systems due to their pet chickens.

    People on the Move: Education
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Jessica Wiskus, associate professor of musicianship, has been named director of the Honors College.

    July 11
    Pennsylvania Charter Schools Defend Test Scores

    This Tribune-Review article about recent assessment test scores indicating that more charter school students are underperforming than those at traditional public schools included an interview with Dr. Robert Furman, assistant professor of education and director of the School Administration and Supervision Program.

    July 7
    Construction Workers, Music Lovers Deal With Heat
    Dr. Suzanne Higginbotham, director of the Academic Research Center for Pharmacy Care, was interviewed about mail-order prescriptions for this Beaver County Times article about the impact of the recent heat wave. A similar story aired on KQV Radio on July 8.

    July 5
    Pittsburgh Merchants Fear Higher Parking Rates Would Hurt Business
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the potential impact of increased parking meter rates on downtown businesses.

    People on the Move: Organizations & Associations
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Steven Béla Vardy, Distinguished University Professor of History, was named a member of the philosophy and history section of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

    July 1
    Church Office Failed to Act on Abuse Scandal
    Nicholas Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this New York Times article about the issue of sexual abuse and the Roman Catholic Church. The article also appeared on

    The Word Spreads Wider Via Multiple Sites
    This Tribune-Review article on churches that have multiple locations includes an interview with Dr. Maureen O’Brien, director of the pastoral ministry program and associate professor of theology.

    Duquesne Study Attributes Widening Pay Gap Between Male and Female Graduates to Choice of Major featured this article on the 2010 Collegiate Seniors’ Economic Expectation Research study from Duquesne. Dr. Charles Wilf, assistant professor of economics, was quoted.

    Newsmaker: Joel Fishman
    Dr. Joel Fishman, assistant director of lawyer services in the law school, was featured as a Tribune-Review Newsmaker in recognition of his being appointed president of the Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association.

    Duquesne University

    Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.