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June 2012

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives

June 29
Giant Eagle Announces New Discount Super Market
KDKA-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about Giant Eagle announcing it will open a Valu King discount grocery store in the North Hills.

June 28
The Founders and Modern Challenges
United Press International featured this op-ed piece written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the idea of America's founding fathers on the proper role of government in society.

Don't Drink the Fire
Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education and professor of environmental microbiology, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about an Allegheny County Council member's suggestion to take an inventory of natural gas below area parks and other property in order to consider drilling.

June 27
A Contemptible Abuse of 'Contempt': The Last Thing the Country Needs is Another Political Circus in Congress
Law School Dean Ken Gormley wrote this op-ed piece for the Post-Gazette about the negative impact of Congress utilizing its "contempt" power.

June 26 
Mac Users Willing to Pay More to Book Hotels Through Orbitz?
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about Orbitz determining that Mac computer users will pay more per night on hotels compared to PC users.

'Euthanasia Is Not a Form of Birth Control'
Biology Professor Dr. Becky Morrow was interviewed for this Baldwin-Whitehall Patcharticle about the efforts of residents there through The Purple Ribbon Army to help the problem of stray and feral cats in a humane way.

June 24
Dateline Pittsburgh
The Post-Gazette announced that Caterina Staltari, a clinical instructor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, has been elected vice president of governmental relations for the Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association. In addition, the paper also announced that the Rev. James Chukwuma Okoye, C.S.Sp., is the new director of the Center for Spiritan Studies effective July 1.

June 23
Q&A: Obama's Deportation Order Constitutional, Technically
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review column on the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's role in recent changes to deportation rules for immigrants in the United States.

Analysis: Sandusky's Lawyer Jeopardized His Client's Interests
Law Professor Wes Oliver wrote this article as a special for MSNBC-TV about the impact of Jerry Sandusky's attorney Joe Amendola telling reporters he would be shocked if his client was acquitted of all counts.

June 22
Cardinal's Aide Is Found Guilty in Abuse Case
The New York Times interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, for this article about a former cardinal's aide becoming the first senior official of the Roman Catholic Church in the United States convicted of covering up sexual abuses by priests under his supervision. Similar stories appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, theAssociated Press and the Boston Globe, among others.

Connecting Resources to Needs
The Pittsburgh Catholic included this article about the role of the Spiritan congregation in helping the Brother's Brother foundation with its new Africa Medical Initiative program through which medical equipment is sent to 90 mission hospitals on the continent.

June 20
Robotic 'Origami' Stroller; Keystone Compliance; Bayer and Duquesne University Partner on STEM Initiative on 'Our Region's Business'
ImaginePittsburgh.com included these clips from the Our Region's Business show, during which Bayer School Dean Dr. David Seybert discussed the partnership between Duquesne and Bayer that is geared toward increasing success rates of women and minorities in STEM-related courses of study.

June 18
Drexel Nursing Educator to Take Over as Duquesne University School of Nursing Dean
Nurse.com included this announcement that Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow has been named the new dean of nursing at Duquesne.

Associates Positions for Students Show Improvement Despite Dismal Picture for Recent Law School Grads
Ella Kwisnek, assistant dean of students in the School of Law, was interviewed for thisPost-Gazette article about the seeing an increase in summer associate positions at law firms.

June 17
Newsmaker: Rick McCown
Dr. Rick McCown, professor of education, was featured as a Tribune-Review Newsmaker in recognition of his recent induction into Duquesne's Office of Research Hall of Fame.

June 16
KDKA-Radio
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by KDKA-Radioabout Father's Day retail sales. She did a similar interview for KQV-Radio.

June 14
Analysis: Prosecution Presented Strong Case Against Jerry Sandusky
MSNBC.com featured this analysis of the prosecution's role in the Jerry Sandusky trial by Wes Oliver, a new faculty member in the School of Law who will direct the school's criminal justice program.

Keep Talking: A Program Fosters Trust Between Youth and Police
The Post-Gazette featured this article about Duquesne hosting a recent meeting between new police officers and young people, mostly minorities, to address their perceptions of each other in an effort to produce a helpful dialogue.

Newsmaker: Launcelot Brown
The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Launcelot Brown, associate professor and chair of the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership, as a Newsmaker in recognition of his receiving the Sizemore Spirit Award at the annual Barbara A. Sizemore Summer Conference at Duquesne.

June 13
America's Radio News Network
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was interviewed by America's Radio News Network about the differences in compensation for private sector and public sector workers.

June 12
UM Looks to Loyalty Program to Boost Attendance for Some Sports
Associate Professor for Sports Marketing Dr. Ronald Dick was interviewed byLoyalty360.org for this article about the University of Michigan considering implementing a loyalty/rewards program to boost attendance at its sports events.

June 11
Natural Gas Prices Set for Rebound: Expert
The International Business Times interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this article about a predicted increase in natural gas prices.

June 9
Pittsburgh Police, Youths Meet to Air Differences
The Post-Gazette included this article about a daylong forum held at Duquesne during which at-risk minority youth and Pittsburgh police officers-as well as members of the University's public safety department and sociology students-addressed and discussed strategies to help reduce the number of arrests and increase safety for all. The story also appeared on Officer.com.

June 8
Pittsburgh Police Open Up Dialogue with Youth
Essential Public Radio included this story about local at-risk minority youth and Pittsburgh police officers gathering at a forum where they addressed ideas to decrease arrests and increase safety. Sociology students as well as members of the University's public safety department participated in the forum, which was held on campus.

Catholic Sex Abuse Scandal: Bishops' Accountability Still Missing
The Huffington Post included this Religious News Service article about a "lack of accountability" for Catholic bishops 10 years after they adopted reforms to address sexual abuse of children by clergy. Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, was quoted. The article also appeared in the Washington Post.

June 4
Local Educators Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Patch.com included this article announcing that Bayer School Dean Dr. David Seybert and Education Professor Dr. Rick McCown were inducted into the Office of Research Hall of Fame.

Catholic Voters Key to Presidential Win
The Post Chronicle quoted Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, in this article about the role that Roman Catholic voters may play in the presidential election.

June 2
KDKA-TV's Sunday Business Page
Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was a guest on the KDKA-TV Sunday Business Page, where he discussed gasoline prices.

June 1
NYC Mayor Proposes Ban on Large-size Sugary Drinks, Stirs Up Controversy
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about New York City's proposed ban on large sugary beverages as a way to combat obesity.

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.