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May 2011

May 2011 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

 

May 31
Cash for Clutter
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, appeared on the Consumer Tuesday segment of the CW, focusing on spring cleaning and how to get cash for things you no longer want.

Cashing in on Commodity Volatility
Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence with the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by CNBC about fluctuating markets for natural resources and precious metals.

May 30
Memorial Day: Military Psychology Clinic
Dr. Roger Brooke, director military psychological services, was interviewed on the morning and afternoon shows of KDKA-AM about post-traumatic stress disorder and the free counseling available at Duquesne. He was also interviewed by KQV-Radio.

Immigrants from India find a Home in Pittsburgh
Dr. Partha Basu, chemistry professor, is president of the Bengali Association, and was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about the growth in the Indian community in the Pittsburgh area. The article also appeared on Poten & Partners’ website, a global broker for the energy industries.

May 29
Dateline Pittsburgh
A Post-Gazette article noted that Dr. Jeffrey D. Evanseck, chemistry professor, was named one of two 2010-11 Teachers of the Year by Duquesne’s chapter of Omicron Delta Kappa, the National Leadership Honor Society.

May 28
Swing of China-U.S. Relationship Traced
The Tribune-Review featured an article about the new book, China’s America: The Chinese View of the United States. 1900-2000, written by Associate Professor of History Dr. Jing “Jay” Li.

May 27
Guest Column: Uncle Sam Needs Spending Therapy
An op-ed column in the Cincinnati Enquirer, written by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, discussed the possibility of U.S. government raising the debt ceiling.

May 26
Nike Missile Sites Helped Keep Region Safe During Cold War
Tom White, University archivist and adjunct history lecturer, was interviewed for this Murrysville Star article about the threat of a Soviet air attack for Pittsburgh during the Cold War. The story also ran in the Tribune-Review.

The Jazz Half Recommends ‘The Search Within,’ by Sean Jones
The Cincinnati Examiner included this review of the new music release, The Search Within, by Sean Jones, associate professor of jazz studies.

May 25
Vehicles Envisioned Running on Natural Gas
Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and Environment, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about new ways needed to sell natural gas in order for shale drillers to remain profitable in the United States.

May 24
Weighing Trade-ins on Electronics, Job Possibilities
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, appeared on KDKA-TV with information about Amazon’s new trade-in program for electronics. Earlier that day, on the Consumer Tuesday segment on CW, she talked about job opportunities for the Class of 2011.

May 22
Is the ‘Perp Walk’ Unfair?
This Miami Herald article mentions a scholarly article co-authored by Maggie Patterson, associate professor of journalism, which contrasts the media’s approach to naming criminal suspects in two European countries with the practice in America. The article also appeared in the Sacramento Bee.

Workzone: Graduates May Fare Better This Time Around
Debra Saffer, a counselor in the Career Services Center, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the job market being better for Class of 2011 graduates.

May 21
Interest in Ethics Grows on Campuses
The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne is housing two new ethics organizations, the International Association for Education in Ethics and Bioethics Beyond Borders.

A Pretty Good Deal on Some Pretty Good Furniture at Construction Junction
The Post-Gazette mentioned Duquesne in this article about a local nonprofit material reuse retailer that is selling furniture donated by the University.

Personnel Moves: Awards
The Tribune-Review announced that the following faculty received awards from the Center for Teaching Excellence: Associate Professors of Education Tammy L. Hughes and Laura M. Crothers, Assistant Professors of Pharmacy Practice Marsha McFalls and Autumn Stewart, and Assistant Professors of Pharmaceutics Ira Buckner and Peter Wildfong.

May 20
University Orchestras Seek the Right Notes
The Tribune-Review interviewed Jeffrey Turner, director of orchestral activities, for this article about the intricacies of heading an orchestra of students.

May 19
Ruling Affects Warren’s Dreams to Cash in On Shale Drilling
Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education was interviewed for this WYTV-TV story about the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to deny any permit locations from facilities expressing interest in receiving water from natural gas well drilling.

Business News Briefs
The Post-Gazette announced that Law School Dean Ken Gormley received an honorable mention as part of the 2011 American Bar Association Gavel Awards for his book, The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr.

May 18
FCC Comment Period for Sale of WDUQ Under Way
The Post-Gazette announced that the 30-day public comment period required for FCC approval of the sale of WDUQ-FM is under way.

May 17
Vatican’s New Sex Abuse Rules Called Inadequate
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about the response to the Vatican’s recent recommendations regarding sex abuse.

May 16
Pa. Gov Factor, Marcellus Shape Allegheny Co. Race
Bloomberg Businessweek included this Associated Press article about the race for Allegheny County Executive. Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick is quoted. The article also appeared in the Connecticut Post and the Daily Journal.

State Judicial Pay Soars; Top Jurist Says Courts Underfunded
Law School Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a nearly 20 percent increase to Pennsylvania’s judiciary payroll being implemented despite a projected $47 million deficit for the courts in the 2011-12 budget. The article also appeared in the Columbus Republic and the Westport-News.

KQV-Radio
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by KQV-Radio about Mother’s Day consumer spending.

Mobile Phones Increasingly Out of Order in the Courtroom
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about cell phone policies implemented by judges in Allegheny County.

KQV-Radio
Dr. Jing Li, associate professor of history, was interviewed on KQV-Radio about his new book, China’s America: The Chinese View of the United States, 1900-2000.

May 15
Mysterious Billboards Aim to Catch Eyes, Spark Chatter
Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a local billboard advertising campaign featuring a mysterious message. Guskey also did an interview about this campaign on WMNY-AM radio.

May 14
Familial DNA Considered Big Help in Solving Crimes
The Post-Gazette featured this article about a Forensic Friday seminar hosted by the Wecht Institute that addressed the increasing use of familial DNA searches to help solve crimes. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, the Washington Observer-Reporter, the Columbus Republic, the Lancaster New Era and the York Dispatch.

Family DNA Pushed for Crime Probes
The Tribune-Review included this article about the Wecht Institute’s Forensic Friday seminar on familial DNA searches.

May 13
Philly Diocese’s Sex-abuse Chair Blasts Cardinal
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, is quoted in this Associated Press article posted in Forbes about the sharp response by head of the Philadelphia archdiocese’s panel on priest sex-abuse to Cardinal Justin Rigali. The article also appeared in the Houston Chronicle, the Washington Post, the Seattle Post Intelligencer, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Miami Herald.

What Does it Take to Have a Great Summer Internship Program?
The Pittsburgh Business Times included input from Linda Loewer, internship coordinator for the Career Services Center, for this article about successful summer internship programs.

After Hours
The Pittsburgh Business Times included this photo from the Women’s Guild annual fashion show/luncheon.

Fagnelli Plumbing is Fully Committed to Customer Access
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was quoted in this Pittsburgh Business Times article about a local company’s commitment to providing good customer service.

May 12
Some Local Gas Stations Running Out of Regular
WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this story about some local gas stations that are running out of regular gasoline.

Business Tax Called ‘Same Old, Same Old’
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was interviewed for this Las Vegas Review-Journal article about a proposal in Nevada to raise funds for education and social services by imposing new taxes on business revenue and consumer services.

Heinz Endowments Donates $1.5M to Support WDUQ
The Post-Gazette announced that the Heinz Endowments gave a $1.5 million capital grant to WYEP-FM, a partner of Essential Public Media, to support their purchase of WDUQ-FM.

May 11
Immigration Status Checks: An Employer Obligation?
Dr. Antony Davies was quoted in this Pelican Post article about the proposal for firms that contract with the state of Louisiana to verify residence status of their employees.

More ‘Cracking’ Plants in Works
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this article about the growing need for processing plants that separate gas into a stream of value-added products, such as methane, ethane, butane and propane.

May 9
The Long Arm of Title IX: On Beyond Sports
The Post-Gazette quoted Bridget Fare, assistant vice president of public affairs, for this article about the mandate of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.

‘NightTalk’ Features Dr. Kent Moors
Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was a featured guest on PCNC-TV’s NightTalk, where he addressed increasing gas prices.

May 8
Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
The Post-Gazette announced that Mary Beth Ford has been appointed executive director of corporate relations.

May 7
Two Duquesne Entrepreneurs Marry Mobile Applications and Rewards Program
Techburger included this feature article about a Duquesne alumnus and current students who co-founded Devotee, a company that provides businesses with the ability to offer loyalty programs on mobility devices. Ron Morris, director of the entrepreneurial studies program, was quoted.

Orie Forgery Analysis Inconclusive
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a U.S. Secret Service investigation into alleged forged documents from a local trial.

May 6
Greenleaf Plans Legislation on Timing of Post-conviction Appeals
The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Associate Law Professor John Rago for this article about proposed legislation that would permit defendants to file post-conviction appeals at any time based on significant evidence of their innocence.

Pittsburgh’s Fortune 500 Companies Topped by U.S. Steel, PNC
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about Fortune 500 companies located in Pittsburgh.

Relentless Movement Toward $4 a Gallon Gas Continues
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this article about the impact of gas prices reaching $4 per gallon.

No Cheers for CDC
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies wrote this guest column for the Tribune-Review about Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analysis of alcohol consumption.

May 5
Allegheny County Council Recognizes Law School
The Post-Gazette announced that Dean Ken Gormley accepted a proclamation from the Allegheny County Council marking the School of Law’s 100th anniversary.

Notables: Marc Harrold
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Marc Harrold, professor of medicinal chemistry, was selected as a Teacher of the Year by Duquesne’s Omicron Delta Kappa chapter.

May 4
Chevron Expands Interest in State
Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about Chevron Corp.’s growing interest in Marcellus Shale natural gas in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Foundation Grant Could Kick-start Potential WDUQ Purchase
The Tribune-Review included this article about Essential Public Media receiving a $1.5 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation that may be used by the group toward their purchase of WDUQ-FM.

May 3
Education Cuts Affecting Business, Gym, Music Classes
Nicole Feldhues, director of career services, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about job options for teachers as some school districts cut teaching posts because of potential state funding cuts.

WDUQ Sale Draws Nearer
The Post-Gazette included this article about Duquesne and Essential Public Media signing the asset purchase agreement for WDUQ-Radio. Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs Bridget Fare was quoted.

Monarch Mania Meets Modern Marketing
Whirl magazine featured this guest blog by Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey about the impact of the marketing efforts of the royal wedding in England.

May 2
Terrorism Experts Concerned About Retaliation From Al Qaeda
KDKA-TV interviewed the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant professor of political science, for this story about retaliation from Al Qaeda following the death of Osama Bin Laden.

May 1
Migration Causing Pittsburgh Congregations to Dwindle
The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Joseph Rishel, professor of history, in this article about the membership of churches in Pittsburgh being affected by city residents moving to the suburbs.

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