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June

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

June 29
Education Update: Charter School Issues, Gun-Toting Teachers
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne is among 66 organizations that will receive a share of a $2.3 million pool of grant funds to battle underage drinking.

June 27
What’s on Top of Mind of University CIOs
EdTechReview published this story, which features an interview from EdTech Magazine with Tom Dugas, director of information security/new initiatives, about the top concerns of university chief intelligence officers.

June 26
How Chimps Outmuscle Humans
Science Magazine interviewed Dr. Anne Burrows, professor of physical therapy, for this article about a study that analyzed primates’ muscle fibers and compared them to that of humans to help determine why “our closest relatives” are slightly stronger.

June 24
Drug War at Odds with Constitution
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about Ted Cruz’s recent push for military intervention regarding the war on drugs.

June 23
Personal Care Home Gets OK in Ross
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Skip Kingston, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, for this story about the environmental impact of approved rezoning requests in Ross Township.

Allegheny County Council to Discuss Mandatory Lead Testing for Children
The Tribune-Review reported that Dr. Skip Kingston, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, is among experts invited to attend an Allegheny Country Council’s Health and Human Services Committee meeting to discuss potential legislation that would require Allegheny County children to be tested for lead.

June 22
Macon Women’s College Seeks to Atone for Ku Klux Klan’s Legacy
The Atlanta Journal Constitution interviewed Dr. Elaine Parsons, associate professor of history, for this story about a Georgia women’s college with historical links to the Ku Klux Klan.

June 19
Bitcoins Are the Smarter, Safer Future
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for Inside Sources about the current value of a bitcoin and why this cryptocurrency is one of the most powerful modern inventions. The article also appeared in the Herald and News, and ValueWalk.

Cosby Deadlock Makes Task of Finding 2nd Jury Even More Difficult
Reuters interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about the challenge of finding an unbiased jury for Bill Cosby’s upcoming retrial.

June 18
F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference Brings the World to St. Paul’s Door
The Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported that English Professor and Department Chair Dr. Greg Barnhisel will present at the weeklong 14th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference in St. Paul, Minn.

Bill Cosby May Have Last Laugh as DA Loses Element of Surprise in Retrial
The New York Daily News interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case, which ended in a mistrial.

June 17
Judge Declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Sexual-Assault Case
The Wall Street Journal interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the declared mistrial in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case and about how his decision to not testify helped the defense.

June 16
Baffling Deli Sign Asks Customers Not to Talk About Math
UPI published this story about Assistant Mathematics Professor Dr. Anna Haensch’s recent viral tweet about a sign at a local deli that told customers to refrain from discussing mathematics while in line.

June 15
Pittsburgh, San Diego City Officials Put Utilities as Major Players in Smart-City Partnerships
The Daily Energy Insider reported that Duquesne is collaborating with other universities and companies to tackle Pittsburgh’s infrastructure issues.

Mueller, Known for Being Above the Fray, Is Now in the Thick of It
The New York Times interviewed President Ken Gormley for this article about Robert S. Mueller III’s appointment as special counsel to oversee the Trump-Russia investigation.

The June 19 Corporate Equity and Inclusion Conference Set to Make a Difference
The New Pittsburgh Courier reported that Duquesne will host the fifth annual Corporate Equity and Inclusion Roundtable Conference.

25 Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges for 2017
College Choice ranked Duquesne No. 5 on its list of 25 Best Online Liberal Arts Colleges.

June 13
Our Government Overlords
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for U.S. News and World Report about the government’s power when dealing with private property.

June 12
50 Best Online RN to BSN Programs 2017
Top RN to BSN ranked Duquesne nursing school No. 42 on its list of best online RN to BSN programs for 2017.

It’s Show Time for Bill Cosby’s Defense Team at Sexual Assault Trial
NBC News interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about what Cosby’s defense team potentially had planned to counter the prosecution’s case during his criminal trial.

50 Best Value Bachelor’s of Nursing 2017
Best College Values ranked Duquesne nursing school No. 33 on its list of best value undergraduate nursing programs for 2017.

June 11
StoryCorps Pittsburgh: Ken Gormley
WESA­-Radio published this feature story in which President Ken Gormley is interviewed by his daughter Caroline about growing up in Swissvale, Pa.

Fewer Teens Work Summer Jobs
The Beaver County Times interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story about how the changing retail market affects teenage summer job trends.

June 9
Bill Cosby On the Stand? Experts Say it Would Be a Huge Risk
The Philadelphia Inquirer published this Associated Press story, which includes insight from Law Professor Wes Oliver about Bill Cosby’s potential statement if he did decide to testify during his criminal trial.

June 8
Cosby Trial: Handful of Actor Friends Show Support in Courtroom
NBC News interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver about the difference spousal and friendly support can make when trying to sway jurors during a trial.

June 7
Review of ‘The Branding of the American Mind: How Universities Capture, Manage and Monetize Intellectual Property and Why it Matters’
Project Muse published this Review of Higher Education book review of Associate Dean of Administration and Associate Professor of Law Dr. Jacob Rooksby’s book The Branding of the American Mind: How Universities Capture, Manage and Monetize Intellectual Property and Why it Matters.

June 6
People on the Move 6/6/17
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Dr. Kenneth Parker has been named the Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies at Duquesne.

Pittsburgh’s Transformation Is a Model for Clean Energy Innovation
The Harvard Business Review reported that Duquesne is part of a collaboration with Pittsburgh leaders in an effort to think strategically about the city’s infrastructure challenges.

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program
The Federal Register reported that Duquesne’s School of Nursing is an intended recipient of a Health Resources and Services Administration single-source award for nurse education, practice, quality and retention for the veteran’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing.

June 5
No, Darlene Harris Can’t Run for Pittsburgh Mayor as a Republican
The Incline interviewed Associate Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick for this story about the challenges associated with launching a write-in campaign for mayor.

One in 5 Surgical Weight-Loss Patients Take Prescription Opioids 7 Years After Surgery
Health Medicine Network published this clinical study in which Dr. Melissa Kalarchian, associate dean for research and professor of nursing and psychology, was an author and researcher.

June 3
Cosby Case: Pretrial Rulings Decided What Jury Will and Won’t Hear
NBC News interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about the pre-trial hearings for the Bill Cosby case and what evidence the jurors would and would not hear.

June 2
Famed Criminalist Henry Lee Recounts O.J. Simpson Trial
The Post-Gazette included this feature story about the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law hosting the Pioneers of Forensic Science Conference, which honored expert criminalist Dr. Henry Lee.

June 1
Famed Attorney F. Lee Bailey Discusses Making Legal History
KDKA-TV included this story about the Wecht Institute hosting some of the nation’s top legal and scientific experts at the Pioneers of Forensic Science Conference.

Pittsburgh Has a Severe Shortage of Black Teachers and That’s Hurting Black Students
PublicSource interviewed Dr. Temple Lovelace, associate professor of counseling, psychology and special education, for this story about how increasing the amount of minority teachers in schools can positively impact minority students.

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