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June

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

June 29
Should NASA Have Given $1.1 Million to a Theology Institute?
Religion Dispatches quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about the controversy surrounding the Center of Theological Inquiry receiving a grant from NASA.

June 28
Education: A Step Up in Supply Chain
Duquesne’s supply chain management program was listed as a top educator for companies to recruit from or use to improve employees’ education by Supply and Demand Executive.

The Perks of a Privatized Metro System
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, wrote this op-ed piece for The Hill espousing the benefits of privatizing metro tram systems, citing the advantages of a competitive free market.

June 27
Teen to Study Wells in Effort to Solve Creek’s Salt Level Mystery
The Tribune-Review reported that Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology, and Dr. Brady Porter, associate professor of biological sciences, will assist a local high school student with her experiment to analyze water wells in the Pine Creek Watershed.

British Exit Wipes Out $1.75T, Throws Financial World into Gray Area
In this article by the Tribune-Review, Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, provided input on how the repercussions of Britain’s exit from the EU affects investors and consumers.

Cleveland’s Pain Was Donald Trump’s Gain
Howard Katz, an adjunct professor of law, was interviewed by Architecture Design about the aftermath of the foreclosure crisis of Slavic Village in Cleveland.

Pittsburgh’s Efforts to Fund August Wilson’s Promise of Vibrant, Vital Black Theater Advances
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette announced that Tracy McCants Lewis, assistant clinical professor of law, has been appointed appointment to the board, which is focused on the future of the August Wilson Center and of African-American theatre in Pittsburgh.

June 26
Most Beloved Player Ever for Each MLB Team
Joseph Sabino Mistick, associate professor of law, spoke with MSN.com about why Roberto Clemente is the most beloved player of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Duquesne Professor Named to Publication’s Advisory Board
Dr. Ronald Arnett, chair of communication and rhetorical studies, was featured in the Pittsburgh Catholic for his appointment to the advisory board of a new international academic journal that analyses communication in the Catholic faith.

Outdoors Notebook: Chemical Releases Threaten Pine Creek Fishing
In this article, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured the findings of the Bayer School’s 3RiversQuest project, which continues to find elevated chlorides in levels that are not threatening to humans but can impact stream life in Pine Creek.

People News
Accounting Today announced that Valerie Trott Williams, assistant professor of accounting, has been named vice president of the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs.

June 23
Are Value Models in Cancer Missing the Mark?
In this Pharmacy Practice News article, Dr. Khalid M. Kamal, associate professor of pharmacy administration, describes the full worth of cancer treatment studies and research that neglect to include societal considerations and patient preferences.

June 22
Squirrel Hill woman writes of time as ‘Accidental Soldier’ in Israel
Dorit Sasson, an instructor in the English as a Second Language program, is featured in this Tribune-Review about her new book, Accidental Soldier: A Memoir of Service and Sacrifice in the Israel Defense Forces.

June 21
Potential release delayed for 2 men called suspects in Wilkinsburg massacre
Law Professor Wes Oliver, director of the criminal justice program, spoke with the Tribune-Review about a possible trial for the two suspects involved in the 2013 drug case that has kept them in solitary confinement without bail for the past two months.

June 20
Educational Partnership Celebrates Young Bilingual Students
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. Lucia Osa-Melero, assistant professor of Spanish, for this story about an after-school program she developed that allows Duquesne students to interact with Beechwood children at Casa San Jose, a resource center for Latino families, where they play games, speak Spanish, and learn about different topics.

June 19
Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (6/24/2016)
The Chronicle for Higher Education announced that the Honorable Maureen Lally-Green, adjunct professor of law, was named interim dean of the Law School.

June 17
Duquesne University Teaches Nurses Cross-Cultural Skills
ADVANCE for Nurses included this piece about the School of Nursing’s virtual simulation developed to help nursing students learn to better treat patients from diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.

June 15
Personality Test: Emily Rodgers
Emily Rodgers, adjunct professor of English and creative writing, is featured in the Tribune-Review for her new album, Two Years, which will be released on June 18.

June 14
Newsmaker: Marinus Iwuchukwu
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, associate theology professor, in recognition of his being selected to participate in the Teaching Interfaith Understanding seminar offered by the Council of Independent Colleges and Interfaith Youth Core.

June 13
Beaver County Population Drops 20 Percent Since the 1970s
Dr. Mike Irwin, associate professor of sociology, spoke with The Beaver County Times about Beaver County’s population decline in the past 40 years.

June 12
Sunday Show Preview: June 12, 2016
Politics PA announced that Christine Hughes, training manager and business consultant for Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center, was a guest on KDKA-TV’s The Sunday Business Page, during which she how the center helps entrepreneurs turn their ideas into business reality.

Local Orthodox Prepare for First Global Council in 1,200 Years
The Rev. Radu Bordeianu, associate theology professor, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about how local Orthodox churches are preparing for the upcoming, historic global council.

June 11
Separated at Birth
In this The Albuquerque Journal article, Associate Economics Professor Dr. Matt Ryan, discussed the differences between Arizona’s and New Mexico’s economies

June 10
Duquesne Law Appoints Second Interim Dean
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Maureen Lally-Green, a former judge of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, has been appointed interim dean of the School of Law.

Photoacoustic Flow Cytometry ‘Predicts’ Melanoma Spread
Dr. John Viator, director of biomedical engineering, was interviewed by Optics about a promising test of detecting circulating tumor cells conducted by Acousys Biodevices and local medical centers.

June 9
What Will it Take to Achieve Equity in Education in Pittsburgh?
Associate Education Professor Dr. Temple Lovelace is quoted in this NEXT Pittsburgh article about the problem of equity in education in Pittsburgh.

June 8
AU Students Receive BAYADA Award
In this piece by North Central Ohio News, nursing faculty members Dr. Yvonne Weideman, Dr. Joan Such Lockhart and Dr. Marie Panas are featured for their recent BAYADA Award for Innovation in Heathcare Education. Lockhart is quoted regarding the origin of their award-winning Virtual Simulation Experience Program. A similar article appeared in the Ashland Source.

June 7
Papal Decree Not Likely Applicable to Adamec
In this Tribune-Democrat article, Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus of the school of law, commented on Pope Francis’ recent procedures of investigating bishops who did not protect victims of child sexual abuse and whether the Papal decree applies to former Bishop Joseph Adamec.

June 6
The Face of Beaver County is Changing – Slowly
Beaver County Times interviewed Associate Sociology Professor Dr. Michael Irwin about the unchanging lifestyles and demographics of Beaver County residents.

‘Indifference Has Consequences,’ Ex-Gov. Tom Ridge Tells Duquesne Law Grads: Monday Morning Coffee
PennLive.com included this article about former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge’s Commencement address delivered at the June 6 law school graduation ceremony. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.

June 3
How to Be a Christian Today
Catholic News reported that Dr. Gerald Boodoo will be among the presenters at the 18th annual conference on Catholic Theology in the Caribbean Today, slated for June 12-18 in St. Lucia.

History Shows New Mexico Has Made Bad Choices: Who Will Lead Us Forward
The Albuquerque Journal reported on a study by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Matt Ryan comparing the economic growth of New Mexico and Arizona over a 50-year period and the policy decisions behind them.

June 2
Pens’ Continued Success Propels Pittsburgh’s Economy
Dr. Ron Dick, associate professor of sports marketing, discussed the economic impact of the Penguins being in the Stanley Cup playoffs and finals during his interview on the WESA-Radio show Essential Pittsburgh.

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