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    May 2013

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    May 31
    ‘All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings’ by George H.W. Bush
    Ken Gormley, dean and professor of law, had this book review of All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings by former president George H.W. Bush published in The Washington Post.

    May 30
    Newsmaker: Valerie Trott Williams
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Valerie Trott Williams, assistant professor of accounting, in recognition of her receiving a Volunteer Service Award from Pittsburgh’s chapter of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

    May 28
    Following Market Crisis, Pa. Law Schools Look to Pack More In
    The Legal Intelligencer interviewed Law School Dean Ken Gormley for this article about how law schools are adapting to prepare their students for the current job market.

    May 25
    Study Finds Concerns in Water Quality
    Duquesne and Dr. Stan Kabala, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, are featured in this Tribune-Review article about the preliminary results in a water-quality study in the region.

    May 24
    Hill District Shop ‘n Save Should be Open by Fall
    The Post-Gazette announced that a new Shop ‘n Save opening this fall in the Hill District neighborhood will include a kiosk for Duquesne’s Center for Pharmacy Services.

    Former Speaker DeWeese Expected to Remain in Prison
    Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about whether Former House Speaker Bill DeWeese will serve out the remainder of a prison term he is serving for utilizing his office staff for campaigns.

    May 23
    Philadelphia Can’t Prove Some Tax Exemptions are Legit
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this story for NBC Channel 10 about the city of Philadelphia losing key documents that would prove whether tax breaks for some nonprofit institutions are justified.

    May 22
    Sewickley’s Sweetwater Center to Host Film Festival, Film-making Class for Teens
    The Tribune-Review included this article about the Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley hosting a film festival featuring a local photographer/filmmaker who also is filming a TV pilot based on the writings of University archivist Thomas White.

    Mayoral Nominee Peduto Plans City Hall House-cleaning If He’s Elected
    Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article and sidebar about newly elected mayoral nominee Bill Peduto.

    May 21
    Trauma Study in Pittsburgh Region Won’t Need Up-front Approval
    Dr. Gerry Magill, the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy, and Law, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a local study in which paramedics will be able to administer plasma to trauma patients without getting their consent.

    Catholic Philosopher’s Works to Go Hi-tech
    The Tribune-Review featured this article about Duquesne’s collaboration with efforts by the National Institute for Newman Studies and the Pittsburgh Oratory to digitize nearly half of the collection of writings of Cardinal John Henry Newman.

    May 17
    ‘A Whole Lot of Love’: Catholic Charities Applauds Service
    The Pittsburgh Catholic included this article about Catholic Charities honoring Duquesne at its annual Bishop’s Dinner. The University was presented with the Caritas Award for Service.

    ‘WAEB-AM’
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed on WAEB-AM’s The Bobby Gunther Walsh Show about pension problems in Pennsylvania.

    Locals Hitting the Road On 2 Wheels for Bike to Work Day
    KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. David Lampe, associate professor of biological sciences, for this story about National Bike to Work Day.

    May 16
    Allegheny County Medical Examiner: ‘All Options Open’ in UPMC Doctor’s Cyanide Death
    Pharmacy Dean Dr. J. Douglas Bricker was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the investigation into the death of a local doctor who died of cyanide poisoning.

    Duquesne University Students Present Arguments Before the Third Circuit
    The Post-Gazette included this piece about Duquesne law students having the rare opportunity to argue cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

    Will Budget Cuts Hurt Jazz Education’s Swing in the USA?
    AllAboutJazz.com interviewed Sean Jones, associate professor of jazz studies, for this editorial about the impact of budget cuts on the future of jazz musicians.

    Pittsburgh Lawmaker Pitches Bill to Raise State’s Film Tax Credit Cap to $100M
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a bill that proposes raising the annual cap on Pennsylvania Film Tax Credits from $60 million to $100 million. The article also appeared in HispanicBusiness.com and Bloomberg Businessweek.

    Background Checks Ongoing Fight for NRA
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the National Rifle Association changing its position on background checks for firearm sales.

    May 14
    Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Charities Held Friday
    Duquesne University was mentioned in this Post-Gazette announcement as one of the honorees at the 31st annual Bishop’s Dinner for Catholic Charities. President Charles J. Dougherty and his wife Sandra are pictured.

    May 13
    Dems Could See Power Surge in Pa.
    HispanicBusiness.com interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about a predicted increase in control by Senate Democrats in Pennsylvania.

    May 12
    Conservative Causes Go Global
    Political Science Professor Dr. Clifford Bob wrote this piece, published by the Post-Gazette, about conservative and liberal activists promoting their causes on the global stage.

    ‘KDKA-Radio’
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by KDKA-Radio to talk about Mother’s Day.

    May 9
    After Rebuke by Archbishop, Cardinal Mahony Takes Higher Profile
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed for this Los Angeles Times article about questions surfacing over the decision by Archbishop Jose Gomez to remove his predecessor Cardinal Roger Mahony of his public duties because of his alleged mishandling of clergy sex abuse cases.

    Wendell August Forge, Fire Proves to Be the Crucible of Reinvention
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), for this article about Wendell August Forge and its president, F.W. “Will” Knecht, who was the keynote speaker at the SBDC’s annual Entrepreneur’s Growth Conference.

    ‘WISR-AM’
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was a guest on WISR-AM’s It’s Your Turn, where he discussed pension reform in Pennsylvania.

    May 7
    Duquesne University Creates $1M Roberto Clemente Scholarship
    The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Duquesne has established an endowed scholarship in Roberto Clemente’s honor. President Charles J. Dougherty is quoted. Similar articles appeared in the Post-Gazette, Tribune Review and Associated Press.

    May 6
    Loyalty Cards Help Retailers Market to Customers With Precision
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by WTAE-TV for this story about consumer benefits through loyalty card programs with retailers.

    May 5
    Cheswick Councilman Hit With 2 More Charges
    Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a local man charged with allegedly pointing a gun at a man during an argument.

    May 4
    Cardinal Wuerl Addresses Grads During Duquesne Commencement
    The Post-Gazette featured this article about Duquesne’s graduation and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who delivered the Commencement address.

    FBI Assists Probe of UPMC Doctor’s Cyanide Death
    Dr. Fred Fochtman, associate professor of pharmacology and director of the Forensic Science and Law Master’s Program, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a UPMC doctor who died from cyanide poisoning. Similar stories also appeared on WPXI-TV and in the Post-Gazette.

    Wuerl Shrugs Off Descriptions of Role in Papal Election: I’m No Power Broker
    Campus minister Debbie Kostosky was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about Pittsburgh native Cardinal Donald Wuerl.

    May 3
    Wuerl Tells Duquesne’s Grads to ‘Change the World’
    The Tribune-Review included this article about Cardinal Donald Wuerl of the Archdiocese of Washington and the Commencement address he delivered at Duquesne.

    Dinner to Benefit Catholic Charities
    The Pittsburgh Catholic announced that Catholic Charities will present Duquesne University with the 2013 Caritas Award for Service.

    May 2
    Job Market Bleak for Class of 2013
    Nicole Feldhues, director of career services, was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Business Times for this article about the local job market for new college graduates.

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