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July

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

July 27
Project SEED at Duquesne University Turns Teens into STEM Superstars
Kidsburgh featured this article on Project SEED, coordinated by Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Jennifer Aitken.

Vatican Conference to Examine Addiction
Professor of Pharmacy Administration Dr. Vincent Giannetti is quoted in this article from Our Sunday Visitor about the Vatican-based Pontifical Academy of Sciences hosting a two-day workshop to address the global issue of drug use.

Sales Already Underway For Back to School Shopping
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marking, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about back-to-school shopping online and in stores.

Homewood Jazz Festival Aims to Inspire Young Musicians
The Tribune-Review announced that the City Music Center is supporting the July 30 Homewood Jazz Festival.

D'Addario Artist Thomas Kikta Commissioned to Write and Perform for New York City Ballet
Noodls.com reported that Assistant Professor of Music Technology Thomas Kikta has been commissioned to write and perform a new ballet for the New York City Ballet. The ballet will feature Kikta on guitar.

July 26
When Culture or Religion Becomes a Barrier to Good Health Care
Associate nursing professor Khlood Salman, who was named the nursing school's first ever Fulbright Scholar, is featured in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for her research on how modesty in many cultures can be detrimental to women's health.

July 25
PSO Hires 7 Musicians, Loses Principal Timpanist
The Tribune-Review announced Edward Stephan, area coordinator and adjunct professor of percussion, leaving his position as principle timpanist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to join the San Francisco Symphony in September. He will continue to teach at Duquesne.

City Sees Dividends from Its Diplomacy with Cuba
Dr. Kevin Tidgewell, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, is highlighted in this piece by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for his research on healing depression and other brain disorders with a team of researchers, including a student from the University of Havana.

July 24
'Nuff Respect to Church 'Ooman'
Catholic News wrote about Associate Professor of Theology and Director of the Center for African Studies Dr. Gerald Boodoo for a presentation he titled, "The Indigenous and Caribbean Theology: Creating who we are" which he delivered at the 18th Conference on Theology in the Caribbean Today.

Westmoreland County Sheriff Denies Accusations He Forced Deputies to Work on Re-Election Campaign
Associate Professor of Law Joseph Sabino Mistick spoke with the Tribune-Review about the accusations made by several deputies of the Westmoreland County sheriff who claim the sheriff made them work on his 2015 re-election campaign while on duty.

Redevelopment Effort in Hill District Targets Effects of Long-Term Trauma
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Matt Walsh, therapist and community engagement coordinator in the Counseling and Wellbeing Center, and Dr. Lisa Lopez Levers, professor of counselor education, about the emotional and psychological improvements to be made for the residents of the Hill District during its redevelopment.

July 23
For Many Colleges, Application Fees Mean Revenue
Kelley Maloney, director of marketing and communication in enrollment management, was quoted by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette in an article about how an increase in a university's applicants does not yield an increase in the university's admissions staff.

Newsmaker: Frank Y. Liu
Frank Y. Liu, associate dean for legal programs and law professor, was recognized by the Tribune-Review's as a Newsmaker after receiving the American Association of Law Libraries' Hall of Fame Award this month.

The Broken Mechanics of Film Tax Credits
The Tribune-Review featured a piece co-written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, on tax breaks in the film industry.

July 21
Mandela Washington Fellows Share Their Mission with the Pittsburgh Community
In this segment by WESA Radio, Dr. Joseph DeCrosta, director of the Office of International Programs, speaks about a new program to Duquesne that brings 25 African young professionals to campus as part of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative.

Pennsylvania's 'Acting' Attorney General under Fire over Cosby, Sandusky Cases
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz spoke with News Grio about the issues surrounding Bruce Castor running the Pennsylvania attorney general's office while Kathleen Kane has had her law license suspended.

July 20
Jazz Workshop's Goal: 'Preach the Word of America's Music'
Mike Tomaro, professor and program director of jazz studies, who is hosting the National Jazz Workshop at Duquesne from July 26-31 was featured in this piece by The Tribune-Review.

Millennials put own interests first in business, Duquesne University study finds
The Tribune-Review spoke with Dr. James Weber, professor of business ethics and management, about his research findings on millennials and their use of moral reasoning when making decisions in a business setting.

July 19
Clean Energy Is Working for Pennsylvania
Duquesne's Center for Green Industries and Sustainable Business Growth and its Pennsylvania Clean Jobs Forum is mentioned in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette piece about Pittsburgh's thriving clean energy industry.

Duquesne President's Book Explores Commander-In-Chiefs' Relationship with The Constitution
President Ken Gormley was a guest on the WESA-Radio show Essential Pittsburgh, during which he discussed his new book, The Presidents and the Constitution: A Living History, which explores the powers of the United States presidency under the Constitution.

July 18
Bill Cosby's Accuser Does Not Have to Testify Before Trial, Judge Rules
The Village Sun Times quoted Wes Oliver, director of the criminal justice program and law professor, who said the judge involved with Bill Cosby's case could decide Cosby is not entitled to a new preliminary hearing and order the case must proceed.

Beaver Valley Mall Put Back on the Market for Sale
Assistant professor of marketing Dorene Ciletti spoke with the Beaver County Times about the changing environment of shopping, the future of malls and the Beaver Valley Mall being put up for sale.

July 17
Appointments, Resignations, Deaths
Dr. Paula Turocy's recent appointment as interim dean of the Rangos School of Health Sciences was announced in The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Former PSU Coaches Defensive About Sandusky Accusations
Law Professor Wes Oliver, director of the criminal justice program and law professor, was interviewed for this Associated Press article that appeared in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader about the recent allegations against Penn State University assistant coaches who may have witnessed suspicious behavior while spending time around Jerry Sandusky and players.

July 14
Restaurant Not Negligent in South Strabane Mug-Bashing Incident
Dr. Fred Fochtman, associate professor of pharmacology, was quoted in this Observer-Reporter article about a Washington County court case in which a local chain restaurant was found not responsible for injuries a patron sustained on the property.

Newsmaker: Paula Turocy
The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Paula Turocy in recognition of her appointment as interim dean of the Rangos School of Health Sciences.

July 13
Gunshot Residue Evidence: Secondary Transfer From Police Equipment
In this Spectroscopy Now article, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry Dr. Stephanie Wetzel discusses the detection of gunshot residue in murder cases.

July 12
Idaho just Gave a Tax Break to One of the World's Biggest Companies
Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies is quoted in this Idaho Reporter story about the recent tax breaks the state of Idaho is giving favor special interests and big businesses.

July 11
Investigation Finds Some Pittsburgh Homes Have Water Laced with Lead
WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Partha Basu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, for this story regarding reports that some homes in the Pittsburgh area have double the safe amount of lead in tap water.

Nursing Care for Victims of Violence
Nursing Professor Dr. L. Kathleen Sekula co-wrote this article in Advanced Health Care Network for Nurses about forensic nursing techniques that nurses can use to assist victims of abuse.
Five Things to Know Today, and Pittsburgh Receives High Marks from National Group
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne is launching online master's degree programs in corporate communications, management and sports business beginning in the fall of 2016.

What Makes a College a Great Value?
Duquesne is ranked at No. 325 on MONEY magazine's list of 2016 Best Value Colleges.

July 10
In Email Probe, Echoes of Another Time Prosecutors Weighed Charging Hillary Clinton With a Crime
The Washington Post interviewed President Ken Gormley in this article comparing presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's current email scandal with the Whitewater scandal from 18 years ago.

July 9
New, Simpler Water Test to Detect Lead Draws Accuracy Questions
Dr. Partha Basu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, spoke to the Tribune-Review about the new bottle lead testing methods used by water and sewage authorities across the country.

July 8
Bill Cosby Back in Court for Sex Case Hearing
Wes Oliver is quoted in this NBC News article about Bill Cosby having appeared in a Pennsylvania court, as part of an ongoing sex scandal, to request a preliminary hearing with his accuser.

July 7
Rivers Casino Challenging Pittsburgh's Slot Tax
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette regarding the Rivers Casino's request to end the $10 million-a-year slot tax it pays to Pittsburgh.

Allegheny County Parks Reap Benefits of Student-Mentor Relationship
In this article by the Tribune-Review, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. Brady Porter is interviewed about his work with area high school student Chelsea Carver, who he is helping to conduct scientific experiments on the environment of Allegheny County watersheds.

July 6
Guns or Canes? China's Self-Inflicted Wound
Political science professor Mark Haas was quoted in this Breakpoint editorial on how China's aging population may ruin its chances of being a world power.

July 5
Crowdfunded Real Estate: Should You Jump on the Bandwagon?
In this Realtor.com article, Assistant Law Professor Seth Oranburg explains the risks involved with crowdfunded real estate, a recently popular area of investment amongst those seeking additional profits beyond the stock market.

Commentary: Without Trust, How Can People Give Their Consent to Be Governed?
Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, wrote this Philadelphia Inquirer opinion piece about the consent given to government by the American people and the role trust plays in the relationship between government and the public.

Community Council Recaps Work in South Side
In this South Pittsburgh Reporter article, the South Side Community Council announced that it has been partnering with Duquesne to ensure the neighborhood continues improvements on cleanliness, house party regulation and overall livability.

July 2
Brexit Proved Again That Identity Can Trump Economics
Dr. John Hanley, assistant professor of political science, co-wrote this Washington Post piece about the political and economic fallacies regarding Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

July 1
Duquesne Professor Gets $445K NSF Grant to Develop Diamond-Like Semiconductors
AZO Optics reported Dr. Jennifer Aitken, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation for research on semiconductors.

Holocaust Escape Tunnel Found by Team in Lithuania
Dr. Philip Reeder, professor and dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the discovery that he and other members of an international team of experts made of an escape tunnel used during the Holocaust in the Ponar Forest of Lithuania. A similar article appeared on NPR.com.

Why Terrorists Use Female and Child Suicide Bombers
The Catholic Health Association of the United States published this opinion piece by the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant political science professor, on the use of children and women in suicide bombings by terrorist organizations.

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