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    March 2010

    March 2010 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.


    March 31
    Demolition of Old Children’s Hospital, County Green Roof Approved
    This Post-Gazette article announced that the Pittsburgh Planning Commission approved changes to Duquesne University’s master plan that could allow a 12-story residence hall on Stevenson Street.

    March 31
    Diversification, Growth and the GECF
    Pipeline Magazine featured a question-and-answer session with Dr. Kent Moors, director of the Energy Policy Research Group, about the state of the energy business in Qatar.

    March 30
    New Law Deans Appointed at Univ. of Oklahoma, Duquesne University
    Ken Gormley was quoted in an article in The National Law Journal announcing his appointment as the new dean of the Duquesne School of Law.

    March 30
    ‘Taint Team’ Oversees Admissibility of Evidence
    Duquesne Law Professor Bruce Antkowiak was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about prosecutors hiring “taint” lawyers to ensure that the government doesn’t see evidence that could taint their case.

    March 30
    Duquesne University Stays in House for Its Law School Dean
    This Tribune-Review article announced that Ken Gormley had been named Duquesne University’s new law school dean. Gormley and Duquesne President Charles Dougherty were quoted.

    March 29
    Gormley Named Dean of Duquesne’s Law School
    President Charles Dougherty and Ken Gormley were quoted in this Post-Gazette article announcing Gormley’s appointment as the new dean of the School of Law. Similar announcements appeared on, WDUQ News and WPXI-TV.

    March 29
    Keeping Track of Easter…It’s So Complicated
    Dr. Radu Bordeianu, who teaches systemic theology and ecumenism at Duquesne, was quoted in a Washington Observer-Reporter article about how Easter is celebrated on different days based on different calendars and religions.

    March 29
    International Student Enrollment Peaks at Pittsburgh Colleges
    Joe DeCrosta, director of international programs, was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about the international student enrollment at Pittsburgh colleges, stating that Duquesne University’s is at its highest.

    March 29
    The Thinkers: Duquesne Professor Working to Help Autistic People Work
    Duquesne University Professor Ann X. Huang was featured in the monthly feature, The Thinkers, for her work in devising and coordinating a program designed to help people with autism succeed in the workplace. The Post-Gazette article also appeared on,,, the World News Network and the India Times.

    March 28
    Head Strong: No more Mister Nice Guys
    Law School Dean Ken Gormley was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the lack of civility and decorum in politics.

    March 28
    Western Pennsylvania Native Gets Iraqi Tribe Honors
    Lewis Irwin, an associate professor of political science at Duquesne, was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about Army Lt. Col. Michael Bush who received an Iraqi Tribe Honor from the sheik of Iraq’s Katawi tribe. Irwin was Bush’s brigade commander while he was in Pittsburgh, was quoted.

    March 26
    Duquesne University Expands Beard Center to Broaden Focus
    This Pittsburgh Business Times article announced that the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University is expanding its ethics and leadership center to include the disciplines of business ethics, sustainability and responsible financial management to further reflect the evolving business landscape.

    March 24
    Jail Time Awaits Veon After Corruption Conviction
    Duquesne Law Professor Bruce Antkowiak was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about the impending sentencing of former House Democratic Whip Mike Veon.

    March 20
    Dateline Pittsburgh
    This Post-Gazette article announced that Dr. Peggy A. Houglum, associate professor in the Rangos School of Health Sciences, was named by Therapy Times as the Most Influential Rehabilitation Professional in Physical Therapy for 2009.

    March 22
    Leadership Changes Announced at Two Local Parishes
    The Rev. John Fogarty, C.S.Sp., provincial of the Spiritans’ U.S. Province, was quoted in the Pittsburgh Catholic about the Spiritans beginning to work at St. Stephen Parish in Hazelwood.

    March 2010
    Arsenic: Pressure Is On to Ban a Hazardous but Profitable Feed Additive
    This issue featured an E-The Environmental Magazine article about the alleged dangers of inorganic arsenic in chicken waste that is used as fertilizer. The article mentioned that John F. Stolz, a microbiologist at Duquesne University, told reporters in the past that the subject is “screaming for research” into how the body processes arsenic. The article also appeared on

    March 19
    No Shock Veon Jury Spending Lot of Time
    Duquesne Law Professor Bruce Antkowiak was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about the lengthy jury deliberations in the case in which former House Democratic Whip Mike Veon is accused of overseeing a scheme to use taxpayer money to pay legislative staffers for work on campaigns.

    March 17
    Throughout the past several months, Law School Dean Emeritus and Professor Nicholas Cafardi was interviewed frequently about abuse issues in the church, including: the New York Times, CNN International in London, the BBC in London, Beliefnet/Religious News Service in Rome, the Washington Post, Agence France-Press and the Irish Times. Additionally, he participated in an on-line roundtable with the New York Times and authored an article, Fraternal Correction, about the sexual abuse crisis in Ireland in Commonweal.

    March 17
    Companies Eager to Tap Marcellus Shale
    Dr. Kent Moors, director of Duquesne’s Energy Policy Research Group, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the rush to develop the Marcellus region possibly resulting in the region becoming self-sufficient in terms of energy. This article also appeared on and

    March 17
    Grand Jury Allegedly Reviewing Beating Claims
    Law Professor Bruce Antkowiak was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about a federal grand jury investigating a Homewood teenager’s allegations that three Pittsburgh police officers beat him during a January arrest.

    March 16
    A Musical Journey Through Eastern Europe
    The Duquesne University Tamburitzans were featured in this Montgomery News article about their upcoming performance at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center.

    March 16
    Duquesne University Offers Tech and Business Teaching Certificate
    This Pittsburgh Business Times article reported that Duquesne University is launching a program aimed at training teachers in technology and business under the state-approved Business, Computer and Information Technology specialty certification program.

    March 16
    Architecture Firms Bring Sustainability to Clients, Offices
    The University’s LEED-certified Duquesne Union was mentioned in this Post-Gazette article about contemporary practices of architecture and design firms.

    March 15
    Undergraduates Break Tradition, Leap Ahead with Research
    Duquesne University junior James Brancho was interviewed for this Tribune-Review feature about the major strides being made through research conducted by undergraduate students.

    March 15
    Duquesne Group Retraces Route of Pony Express to Make Film
    James Vota, a journalism and multimedia arts instructor, was quoted in this Tribune-Review feature about a project he organized in which 10 Duquesne students, faculty and alumni followed in the hoof prints of Pony Express riders.

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    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.