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July

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

July 31
Gifts Roundup: $20 Million for Los Angeles Heart Facility; $10 Million for Delaware Hospital
The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported that Philadelphia lawyer Tom Kline gave $7.5 million to Duquesne’s School of Law to establish the Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education.

From School to Jail: How Hundreds of Kids Get Arrested in Pittsburgh Schools Every Year
Public Source interviewed Assistant Clinical Law Professor Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson for this story about racial disparities involved with police/student interactions in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

William Generett Takes New Community Engagement Post at Duquesne
The Post-Gazette reported that William Generett has been named Duquesne’s vice president for community engagement.

July 28
Findings on Pharmaceutical Research Detailed by Investigators at Duquesne University
Pharmacy Choice published this article about a research study conducted by Duquesne’s School of Pharmacy called In-Line Monitoring and Optimization of Powder Flow in a Simulated Continuous Process Using Transmission Near Infrared Spectroscopy.

July 26
Plaintiffs Lawyer Donates $7.5M to Duquesne Law for Judicial Education
The American Bar Association Journal reported that the Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education has been established at Duquesne’s School of Law.

July 25
Philadelphia Lawyer Tom Kline’s $7.5M Gift Spurs Program for Continuing Education of Pa. Judges
The Philadelphia Business Times reported that Philadelphia Lawyer Tom Kline’s $7.5 million gift to the Duquesne Law School will be used to continue the education of Pennsylvania judges.

Judicial Education Center Opens With $7.5M Gift and Help From Pa. Law Schools
The Legal Intelligencer interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about the establishment of the Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education at the Duquesne Law School.

Duquesne Creating New Center for Judicial Education
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that the establishment of the Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education in the Duquesne Law School.

Philadelphia Lawyer Gives $7.5 Million for Continuing Education Classes for Pa. Judges
Philly.com interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about Philadelphia lawyer and Duquesne Law alumnus Thomas Kline, who gave a $7.5 million gift to Duquesne to establish a legal education center for Pennsylvania judges.

Duquesne’s Kline Center to Helm New Partnership Between Pa. Courts, Law Schools
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about a $7.5 million gift from Philadelphia lawyer and Duquesne alumnus Thomas Kline to establish the Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education at Duquesne.

Plaintiffs’ Atty Gives Duquesne Law $7.5M To Educate Judges
Law 360 reported that Philadelphia lawyer and Duquesne Law alumnus Thomas Kline gave $7.5 million to Duquesne to establish the Thomas R. Kline Center for Judicial Education.

Donation Helps Duquesne Law Provide Training for Judges
U.S. News & World Report published this Associated Press story about the $7.5 million gift from Philadelphia lawyer and Duquesne Law alumnus Thomas Kline to continue legal education for Pennsylvania judges.

This Summer STEM Program Is Mostly Female, Adviser Says Mentorship Is Key
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. Jennifer Aitken, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, for this story about Project SEED, a summer science program at Duquesne for economically disadvantaged high school students.

July 24
Area Universities Land on Money Magazine ‘Best College’ List
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne was named among area universities on Money magazine’s Best Colleges list for 2017.

Why Accepting Not All Snow Leopards Are the Same is Complicated
The Wire interviewed Dr. Jan Janecka, assistant professor of biological sciences, for this article about strategies for global snow leopard conservation efforts.

July 23
To Be Is to Learn
Dr. Samuel Hazo, distinguished professor of English emeritus, wrote this op-ed for the Post-Gazette in support of a liberal arts education and how it can better prepare older adults for retirement.

July 22
Trump’s Attack on Russia Inquiry Is From Familiar Playbook: The Clintons’
The New York Times interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about President Trump’s strategy for navigating the Russia investigation and its similarities to the Clintons’ approach when they faced a politically charged investigation in the 1990s.

July 20
Panel to Evaluate Pennsylvania Grand Jury System
The Tribune-Review reported that Law Professor Wes Oliver will serve on a panel of experts that will assess the current state grand jury system.

Study finds Aboriginal Community with Strong Ethno-Cultural Identity and Connection to the Land Has Lower Suicide Rates
Health Medicine Network quoted Dr. Russ Walsh, associate professor of psychology, for this article about a recent study he co-authored regarding the mental health perceptions and practices of an Aboriginal community in Ontario.

July 18
Personalities of Pittsburgh: Maureen Lally-Green
The Pittsburgh Business Times published this feature piece about Law Dean Maureen Lally-Green, which reflects on her career and accomplishments.

Wal-Mart Academy in Harrison Turns out First Graduates
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story about the first Wal-Mart Academy graduation and how the training session will improve customer service and the shopping experience.

July 17
Mercouri G. Kanatzidis. Thirty Years of Contributions to Materials and Inorganic Chemistry
The Royal Society of Chemistry published this article about the book Mercouri G. Kanatzidis. Thirty Years of Contributions to Materials and Inorganic Chemistry, for which Dr. Jennifer Aitken, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was a guest editor.

July 13
Wolf Tight-Lipped But Optimistic on Budget Deal
Philly.com interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about Pennsylvania’s constitutional requirement for a balanced budget and the current status of the state’s budget.

July 11
Innovation Thrives When Government Stays Out of the Way
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for Inside Sources about the relationship between government intervention and technological advancement.

Chicago Becomes Latest Battleground Over Soft Drink Taxes
USA Today interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about Cook County, Illinois’ new soft-drink tax and how the controversial levy will play out in the city of Chicago.

New Rankings: Who Are Allegheny County’s 50 Biggest Employers?
WTAE-TV reported that the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry ranked Duquesne No. 27 on its list of the 50 largest employers in Allegheny County.

July 10
Lawmakers Want To Make It Easier For Those With Criminal Records To Find Work
KDKA-TV interviewed Associate Clinical Law Professor Tracy McCants Lewis for this story about Governor Wolf’s Fair Chance Hiring Policy, which will remove questions related to an applicant’s criminal history from initial employment applications.

Third Annual Amazon Prime Day Offers 30 Hours Of Exclusive Deals
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story that previews Amazon’s highly anticipated “Prime Day,” 30 hours of exclusive deals for Prime members.

Bill Proposes ‘Clean Slate’ for Old Misdemeanor Convictions in Pa.
The Post-Gazette interviewed Tracey McCants Lewis, associate clinical professor of law, for this story about a Pennsylvania legislative bill that will seal old, non-violent misdemeanors for citizens who have not had any convictions for at least ten years.

Summer of Love Opened the Door for Feminism
The Beaver County Times interviewed Associate Sociology Professor Dr. Sarah MacMillen for this piece about how the Summer of Love in the late 60s created an environment conducive to the women’s liberation movement.

KDKA-Radio: Dr. Audrey Guskey
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed on KDKA-Radio regarding Amazon Prime Day.

July 7
Trump Is Wrong About Amazon
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for U.S. News & World Report about President Trump’s perception of Amazon in regard to antitrust law.

Carnegie Museum of Natural History Wins Federal Grant to Study the Rise of Mammals
The Post-Gazette reported that the National Science Foundation has awarded the Carnegie Museum of Natural History a $397,706 grant to research mammal evolution. Duquesne, among other institutions, will collaborate in these efforts.

‘Trinity’ Case Marks End of Originalism
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this piece for Philly.com about the role of originalism and constitutional law in the Trinity Lutheran case.

Was Tom Corbett Right About Medicaid Expansion After All?: Opinion
Penn Live published this story about former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, who is now a distinguished lecturer in the School of Law, and his thoughts regarding the Senate GOP health care bill that dramatically slashes federal Medicaid spending.

July 6
A Minimum Wage for Pro Baseball Players?
Dr. Matt Ryan, associate professor of economics, penned this piece for Learn Liberty about the economic implications of a set minimum wage for minor league baseball players.

Pa. Law Seeks to Avoid Police Accountability
Dr. Antony Davis, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for Philly.com about the use of body cameras on police officers.

Embracing Tension, Space and the Unknown in Music Therapy Research
Dr. Noah Potvin, assistant professor of music therapy, co-wrote this piece for the Oxford University Press about the role of reflexivity in music therapy.

July 5
BILL PASSES 13-2: Allegheny Co Council Votes to Approve Universal Blood Lead Level Testing in Children Under 2
WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Skip Kingston, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, for this story about an Allegheny County Council bill that approved mandatory lead testing for Allegheny County children.

Uptown-Based Startup Uses Machine Learning to Help Companies Protect Their Logos
The Post-Gazette interviewed Associate Law Professor Dr. Jacob Rooksby for this article about visual trademark searching and how tools can be used to avoid infringement.

July 3
Duquesne, Ursuline Team on Pharmacy Track
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne has partnered with Ursuline College to give Ursuline students the opportunity to earn both their bachelor’s degree and doctor of pharmacy degree in seven years instead of eight.

July 2
Student Group Secures Grant for Plum School Library Upgrades
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Temple Lovelace, associate professor of counseling, psychology and special education, for this story about her organization Education Uncontained, which recently gave grant money to Plum High School for improvements in its library.

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