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March

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

March 28
Report Shows Pennsylvania Fracking Companies Paying Few Fines for Environmental Infractions
The Pittsburgh City Paper interviewed Dr. John Stoltz, professor of environmental microbiology, for this article about the ramifications of fracking involving water contamination and public health.

Duquesne Partners with Pearson on Online Nursing Programs
According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, Duquesne has partnered with Pearson Education to expand access to its online nursing degrees, specifically Duquesne’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN-BSN completion, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs.

March 26
Kings Family Restaurants Closing Several Locations
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story about why several King’s Family Restaurant locations are closing in western Pennsylvania.

GI Bill Helping to Boost Veterans’ College Ranks
The Tribune-Review reported that GI Bill students have provided a bump in enrollment at Duquesne and other local colleges. It mentioned that 216 of Duquesne’s students receive GI Bill money.

The War Within: The Leaders Who Send Warriors Into Battle Rarely Pay the Price
Dr. Sam Hazo, professor emeritus of English, wrote this op-ed for the Post-Gazette about author David Wood’s new book What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars about the darker consequences of military service

March 25
Minimum Logic on Wages
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the economic impact of raising the minimum wage.

March 24
Reaction Mixed To Withdrawal Of GOP’s Health Care Bill
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, for this story about the future of the American Health Care Act, which failed to replace Obamacare on March 24.

ACHA’s Cuts to Essential Health Benefits Worry Local Health Policy Experts
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Deborah Scigliano, assistant professor of foundations and leadership, for this article about the proposed American Health Care Act and what it could mean for Pennsylvanians.

March 23
As Trump Vows to Boost Drilling, Fracking Foes Turn to Court
Gas & Electricity quoted Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental microbiology, in this article about the consequences of fracking and the impact that the Trump administration’s plans for the EPA will have on local communities.

March 21
What Comes Next for Philly DA Seth Williams and His Office?
Bruce Ledewitz, professor of law, was interviewed for this Philly.com article regarding potential disciplinary actions taken against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, who faces a 23-count bribery and corruption indictment.

March 20
Armed Police at City’s Public Schools Generating Buzz During Board Election Year
The Post-Gazette interviewed Clinical Law Professor Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson for this article about the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers’ possible policy change, which would allow for police officers at Pittsburgh Public Schools to carry weapons.

Challenges in Pain Management
Managed Health Care Connect interviewed Dr. Charles Karnack, adjunct professor of athletic training and physician assistant studies, for this panel discussion regarding treating pain appropriately to prevent addiction or misuse.

March 19
Student Takes Talent for Music, Jazz Across U.S.
The Daily Herald reported that Mike Tomaro, director of jazz studies, worked with high school students who qualified for the 2017 Jazz Band of America in Indianapolis.

March 18
Orthodox Outreach
The Cranberry Eagle reported that Theology Professor Rev. Bogdan Bucar is working with his parish, St. Anthony Orthodox Church, to grow the Christian Orthodox community in Butler County.

March 17
Harrisburg Got This One Right
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review regarding the Pennsylvania officials’ movement to reverse their decision to force disabled workers to leave sheltered workshops and compete for open-market jobs.

March 16
Dad’s Memorable TV Interview
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for Inside Sources about reactions to a viral BBC broadcast in which Korea expert Professor Robert Kelly’s webcam interview was interrupted when his two small children entered the room, stealing the show.

March 15
Duquesne Names Dean of Health Sciences School
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Duquesne has named Dr. Fevzi Akinci as the new dean of the Rangos School of Health Sciences. President Ken Gormley is quoted.

March 14
Jury For Cosby’s Criminal Trial To Come From Pittsburgh Area
KDKA-TV interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article regarding possible jury pools in Montgomery and Allegheny County to serve at Bill Cosby’s criminal trial.

Startup Businesses in the Pittsburgh Region Win Over Investors
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the research and commercialization strength of Duquesne and other Pittsburgh universities is reflected by the increase in patents and licenses, options and other agreements for intellectual property among startups.

CMU, Pitt Land Among Top MBA Program in Nation
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that U.S. News and World Report ranked Duquesne’s nursing school No. 67 and the law school No. 127 on its annual list of best graduate degree programs.

March 12
Attorneys Volunteer to Erase Criminal Records
The Observer-Reporter reported that attorneys from Duquesne University are joining attorneys from other local and state organizations in a March 24 pro bono expungement day for those who have been arrested and not convicted.

March 10
Experts Suggest Ways to Get Great Stuff Where You’re Least Expecting It
CBS2-TV included this KDKA-TV interview with Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey about free perks that consumers may not know about with companies like Amazon and AAA.

Top Education & Teaching Programs: 2017
The Community for Accredited Online Schools ranked Duquesne University at No. 16 on its list of Top Education and Teaching Degree Programs.

March 9
2017’s Best Accelerated Nursing Programs
The Community for Accredited Online Schools ranked Duquesne No. 12 on its list of 2017’s Best Accelerated Nursing Programs.

March 7
Local Spelling Bee Champions Prep for Finals
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Literacy Education Professor Dr. Carla Meyer for this article about local students preparing for the Western Pennsylvania Scripps Spelling Bee finals.

House Republican Health Plan Draws Protests in Pittsburgh
Assistant Professor Dr. Deborah Scigliano of the School of Education was interviewed for this KDKA-TV story about the proposed American Health Care Act to replace the Affordable Care Act.

March 6
Five Things to Know Today
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Duquesne University is kicking off its Big Read event on March 16.

Academy Awards’ PriceWaterhouseCoopers Fiasco Deconstructed by Duquesne University’s Dr. Audrey Guskey
MSN included this clip from KDKA-TV’s show The Sunday Business Page featuring Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey discussing the mistake during the Oscars of announcing the wrong name for best picture. The interview also appeared in One News Page, on 100.7 Star Pittsburgh Radio, KDKA-TV, Wow.com and Yahoo! News.

March 5
‘The Branding of the American Mind:’ How Colleges and Universities Turn Student Researchers into Profit
The Post-Gazette included this review of The Branding of the American Mind: How Universities Capture, Manage, and Monetize Intellectual Property and Why it Matters written by Assistant Law Professor Dr. Jacob Rooksby. The review also appeared in Atlantic Broadband and the Register-Guard.

UA Student Says Working as Note-Taker Landed Her in Trouble
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette interviewed Assistant Law Professor Dr. Jacob Rooksby for this article about the University of Arkansas debating the line between students selling their class notes and the school’s academic integrity policies. The article also appeared in the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

March 2
‘Ashes to Go’ Offering Started by Cross Roads Community Presbyterian Church
The Rev. Dan Walsh, C.S.Sp., was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a Presbyterian church in Leechburg that offers “Ashes to Go” outside in the neighborhood for people on the go on Ash Wednesday.

March 1
Girl Scouts Share Encouraging Words to Fight Bullying in Highlands School District
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Laura Crothers, professor of psychology, for this article about a Girl Scout project at local elementary schools that encourages inclusivity and pro-social behavior to combat bullying.

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