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June

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

June 29
Attorney Finds Missteps in Former FBI Director Freeh's Penn State Report
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about challenges brought forward by an attorney regarding the landmark report conducted by former FBI Director Louis Freeh regarding Penn State's handling of the Jerry Sandusky situation.

Dateline: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Jennifer Aitken, associate chemistry and biochemistry professor, was presented with the 2014 Chairman's Award from the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh and that Sister Rosemary Donley, S.C., the Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations, received the Leadership in Advocacy Honorable Mention award from the Association for Community Affiliated Plans.

June 27
Percussion Trifecta: PSO's Reamer Plays, Teaches, Makes Drums
Adjunct Percussion Professor Andrew Reamer was interviewed for this Tribune-Review feature about his work as a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, a faculty member in the Mary Pappert School of Music and a craftsman who makes drums.

Diversity Roundtable Continues to Gain Momentum
The Jewish Chronicle included this feature article about the success of the second annual Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable in which President Charles J. Dougherty was a participant.

June 26
Duquesne Law Dean Featured in National Geographic Series
Law Dean Ken Gormley was quoted in this Pittsburgh Business Times article about his July 6 appearance in the National Geographic channel's miniseries, The '90s: The Last Great Decade. A similar story appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Mallory Named New Multicultural Affairs Director at Duquesne
The New Pittsburgh Courier quoted Jeff Mallory, director of multicultural affairs, on this feature about his new role at the University.

June 25
Pope: Mobsters ‘Excommunicated’
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about Pope Francis excommunicating organized crime figures.

June 21
Newsmaker: Paula Sammarone Turocy
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Paula Sammarone Turocy, associate professor of athletic training, in recognition of her being inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame.

Judge Who Lost Election Nominated for Spot on Common Pleas Court
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about a man who lost an election in November for a 10-year spot on the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas now being nominated for that same post by Gov. Tom Corbett.

June 20
Lawyers Seek Dismissal of Bribery Charges Against Former Democratic Leader
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about lawyers seeking to dismiss bribery charges against former Senate Democratic Leader Bob Mellow.

Professional Women in Energy Band Together
The State Journal interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, for this article about the Young Professional Women in Energy organization, which provides professional development to women who work in the gas, oil, coal, wind, solar and nuclear industries.

The Case for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the Small Business Development Center, wrote an article for the Pittsburgh Business Times about teaching entrepreneurial skills to students in kindergarten through 12th grade. 

June 18
Duquesne, Pitt Named ‘Best Value’ Law Schools
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Duquesne was ranked a Best Value Law School by The National Jurist. Law Dean Ken Gormley is quoted. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.

June 15
Duquesne University’s John Viator on New Program on Biomedical Engineering
Dr. John Viator, director of the Biomedical Engineering program, was interviewed for this Sunday Business Page segment on KDKA-TV, during which he discussed the program and his $1.4 million grant from the National Institute of Health’s National Cancer Institute to support his melanoma research.

Rename Pittsburgh’s U.S. Courthouse for Judge Joseph F. Weis Jr.
Law Dean Ken Gormley wrote this op-ed piece for the Post-Gazette about his thoughts on renaming the city’s federal court building after the late Judge Joseph F. Weis Jr.

Duquesne to Offer First Joint Nursing, Biomedical Engineering Bachelor’s Degree
Nurse.com included this article about the new dual degree program in nursing and biomedical engineering. Provost Dr. Timothy Austin, Biomedical Engineering Director Dr. John Viator and Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow are quoted.

Newsmaker: Jacob Rooksby
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker on Assistant Law Professor Dr. Jacob Rooksby in recognition of his receiving the Dr. John and Liz Murray Excellence in Scholarship Award. A similar announcement appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
The Post-Gazette announced that Jeff Mallory was named director of multicultural affairs at Duquesne.

Pittsburgh Culinary Leaders Combine Talents for Tribune to Chef Thomas Keller
This Tribune-Review article about the From Garden to Table event lists Duquesne Executive Chef Tim Fetter as being among a “dream team” of Pittsburgh culinary leaders brought together to prepare food for the gathering.

June 13
Duquesne’s School of Education Launches New Center
The New Pittsburgh Courier included this article about the Canevin Center for Educational Transformation and Social Justice. School of Education Dean Dr. Olga Welch is quoted.

June 12
Pittsburgh VA Struggles to Compete in ‘Eds and Meds’ Economy
WESA-Radio interviewed Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow for this story about challenges faced by the Veteran’s Affairs hospital in Pittsburgh.

Duquesne Names Samuel Community Lab Director
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Andre Samuel was named director of Pittsburgh’s first biotechnology lab that is being launched by Duquesne and Urban Innovation21.

June 10
Duquesne Univ. Law Professor Receives $10,000 Excellence in Scholarship Award
The Post-Gazette announced that Assistant Law Professor Dr. Jacob Rooksby was presented with the Dr. John and Liz Murray Excellence in Scholarship Award.

June 9
Duquesne Chooses New Dean for School of Music
The Tribune-Review included this feature article announcing new School of Music Dean Dr. Seth Beckman. Similar articles appeared in the Post-Gazette and the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Newsmaker: Jennifer Aitken
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Jennifer Aitken, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry, in recognition of her being honored by the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh with the Chairman’s Award for her work on Duquesne’s Project SEED program.

June 8
Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Alison Colbert has been named associate dean for academic affairs and that Dr. Rick Zoucha has been named chair of graduate nursing programs.

June 7
The Greatest Generation Revisited: Gen. MacArthur and President Roosevelt
Assistant History Professor Dr. Joseph Coohill wrote these book reviews for the Post-Gazette on The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur by Mark Perry and No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation Into War by David Kaiser.

Attorney General’s Report Appears to Clear Corbett in Sandusky Case
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the report by state Attorney General Kathleen Kane on the prosecution of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.

Expand the Rooney Rule to Businesses, Too
This Post-Gazette opinion piece about hiring opportunities for minorities in Pittsburgh mentions Duquesne’s role in hosting the annual Corporate Equity & Inclusion Roundtable event.

June 6
Tackling Educational Equality at Duquesne
Education Dean Dr. Olga Welch wrote this piece in the Pittsburgh Catholic about efforts of the School of Education’s Canevin Center for Educational Transformation and Social Justice.

June 4
Duquesne University Seeks to Expand Online Course Offerings
The Tribune-Review interviewed Provost Dr. Timothy Austin for this article about the University launching an initiative to expand its online course offerings. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Professor: Tiananmen Square Led to Changes
The Beaver County Times interviewed Associate History Professor Dr. Jing Li for this article about the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

June 2
Will the Vatican Step Up and Hold Bishops Accountable?
The National Catholic Reporter interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about whether the Vatican will follow through and hold three bishops accountable for alleged sexual abuse.

June 1
Duquesne Law School Honors Pitt Chancellor Mark Nordenberg
The Post-Gazette quoted Law Dean Ken Gormley in this feature article about the law school’s recent graduation ceremony. A similar article appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Proceedings in PSU Cover-up Case Possible During the Summer
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the criminal case against former Penn State administrators accused of covering up child sex-abuse complaints. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, the Courier-Post and the Lock Haven Express, among others.

Newsmaker: Sister Rosemary Donley
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Sister Rosemary Donley, S.C., professor of nursing and the Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations, in recognition of her receiving a Leadership in Advocacy Honorable Mention Award from the Association for Community Affiliated Plans.

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