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    June 2010

    June 2010 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

     

    June 28
    Blow Up the BP Well?
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science, was interviewed in this CNBC-TV story about whether demolishing the leaking BP well with explosives is a viable solution.

     Experts Warn About Repeated Brain Blows in Football
    This Post-Gazette article about the increased findings that indicate the dangers of football players who receive repeated blows to the head mentioned that Duquesne recently hosted a seminar on the topic. The article also appeared on Scrippsnews.com.

    New Jersey Is a Leader in Addressing Problems With Eyewitness Testimony
    This Philadelphia Inquirer article about the state of New Jersey being a national leader in dealing with the issue of misidentification by eyewitnesses featured an interview with Associate Professor of Law John T. Rago.

    College Graduates Expectations Differ According to Gender
    WDUQ announced the results of the 2010 Collegiate Seniors’ Economic Expectation Research Survey and Index conducted by Duquesne researchers.

    People On the Move
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Don Accamando has been named director of military education at the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    June 27
    Dateline Pittsburgh
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Steven Béla Vardy, Distinguished McAnulty Professor of History, was elected a member of the philosophy and history section of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and that Dr. Joel Fishman, assistant director for lawyer services at the law school, was appointed president of the Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association.

    June 26
    Duquesne Law School to Alter System to Aid Grads’ Placement Rate
    Law School Dean and Professor Ken Gormley was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the School of Law preparing to implement a more lenient grading system this fall.

    Some Motorists Driving Past BP Stations
    This Beaver County Times article about motorists boycotting BP Gas Stations because of the organization’s oil spill featured an interview with Assistant Professor of Marketing Dr. Maryellen Kelly.

    June 24
    G20: Canada’s Billion-Dollar Summit Mystery
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was quoted in this Toronto Star article comparing Toronto hosting the G8 Summit to Pittsburgh hosting the G20 Summit.

    Business News Briefs: Survey: Women Grads Expecting to Earn Less

    The Post-Gazette reported the release and results of the 2010 Collegiate Seniors’ Economic Expectation Research Survey and Index conducted by Duquesne researchers. A similar article also appeared in the Tribune-Review.

    June 23
    Teaming of Taylor, King a Natural for Summer Tour
    Amanda Ford, assistant professor of eurhythmics, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about James Taylor and Carole King teaming up for a summer concert tour.

    Newsmaker: Jessica Wiskus
    The Tribune-Review featured a newsmaker profile on Dr. Jessica Wiskus, associate professor and chair of musicianship, being named director of Duquesne’s Honors College.

    June 20
    Estate Tax Leaves Business in Fear
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was quoted in this Crainsnewyork.com article about federal estate tax.

    Personnel Moves: Awards
    The Tribune-Review included this announcement that the School of Law Unemployment Compensation Clinic was recognized as a Pro Bono Award winner by the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

    June 18
    Pennsylvania’s Top 10 National Universities
    U.S. News and World Report included Duquesne University in its list of the 10 best national universities in the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

    June 17
    Duquesne’s New Military Education Leader a Natural Fit
    The Tribune-Review included this feature on Don Accamando, the new director of military education in Duquesne’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Wealth of News
    The City Paper featured this article on the sale of WDUQ and the future of journalism.

    June 16
    Target 11 Offers Tips to Help Cut Down Cable Costs
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by WPXI-TV about how consumers can decrease their cable costs.

    June 15
    Duquesne Names Director of Honors College
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Jessica Wiskus, associate professor and chair of musicianship, is the new director of Duquesne’s Honors College.

    June 14
    People on the Move
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Arnetha Ball, the visiting Barbara A. Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Urban Education, has received the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award from the American Educational Research Association.

    June 13
    Western Pennsylvania Teacher Contract Negotiations Now More Challenging
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about teacher contract negotiations during an economic downturn. This article also appeared in the Associated Press and on iStockAnalyst.com.

    June 11
    Advice for Entrepreneurs: Do the Math
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article on the 12th annual Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference sponsored by the Small Business Development Center.

    Save WDUQ: The Home of News and Jazz Is a Key Pittsburgh Asset
    The Post-Gazette featured this editorial on WDUQ.

    June 10
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was interviewed on WPXI-TV’s Pittsburgh Now show about the $19.6 trillion projection for 2015.

    June 9
    Group Out of Option in WDUQ Auction
    Bridget Fare, director of public affairs, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the decision made by four local foundations to not pursue further action when the 60-day option they purchased on WDUQ expires in July. Similar articles appeared in the Associated Press and the Wilkes Barre Times-Leader and on eJazzNews.com and KDKA.com.

    Video Interviews in Roethlisberger Investigation to Be Released
    Ron Freeman, an adjunct faculty member in the forensic science and law program, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the Georgia Bureau of Investigation releasing videotaped interviews from the Ben Roethlisberger case.

    June 8
    Duquesne Names Director of Hill District Community Pharmacy
    The Tribune-Review announced that Terri Kroh is the new director of Duquesne’s community pharmacy that is scheduled to open this fall in the Hill District.

    Foundations Withdraw From WDUQ-FM Option
    The Post-Gazette included this article about the decision made by four local foundations to not pursue further action when the 60-day option they purchased on WDUQ expires in July.

    WDUQ and Jazz Are Uniquely Intertwined
    WDUQ was featured in this Post-Gazette column for its role in nurturing an appreciation for jazz in Pittsburgh.

    June 7
    Back Into the Swing: Summertime Preparation for Your MBA
    Dr. Tom McCue was featured in this find-mba.com article on how students can best prepare for going back to school at the graduate level.

    June 6
    Salvagers Scoop Up What’s Left to Tell of Steel Industry’s Story
    Dr. Perry Blatz, professor of history, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about a local nonprofit’s salvaging efforts to preserve and archive information and items from the steel industry for a future museum.

    Dateline Pittsburgh for 06/05/10
    This Post-Gazette article announced that Dr. Erroline Williams, manager of professional development and outreach for the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA), has been appointed Western region director of the Pennsylvania Black Conference on Higher Education Inc. In addition, it also announced that Don Accamando is SLPA’s new director of military education.

    June 5
    Times In-Depth: What Are the Prospects for Privatizing Wine and Liquor Sales in Pennsylvania?
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was quoted in this Erie Times-News article about the potential impact of privatizing liquor sales in Pennsylvania.

    June 4
    Sale of WDUQ Generates More Buzz
    The Post-Gazette included this article about the future of WDUQ.

    June 1
    Homeless Kids Need Good Schooling
    A Duquesne School of Education study on the number of children experiencing homelessness in Allegheny County was mentioned in this Post-Gazette article.

    Duquesne University President Denies Discrimination Allegations
    President Charles J. Dougherty addressed allegations of discrimination in this Tribune-Review article.

    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 10 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.