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    November 2012

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    Nov. 30
    Plea Deal Rejected in ’09 Death of Penn Hills Officer Crawshaw
    Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about prosecutors rejecting a defense request for a plea agreement in the slaying of a Penn Hills police officer.

    Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. 2012 Annual Awards Formal
    The New Pittsburgh Courier announced that Dr. Rahmon Hart, director of multicultural affairs, was honored as the Omega Man of the Year by the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.

    Nov. 29
    Expert Says Swift Action Needed to Calm Climate
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article about a significant presentation on global warming delivered by the head of the National Wildlife Federation at an event hosted by the Center for Environmental Research and Education.

    How to Manage Holiday Stress
    Dr. Jessie Goicoechea, director of the Psychology Clinic, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about ways in which people can deal with holiday-related stress.

    Preview: MCG Jazz Sets the Stage for Elegance
    Mike Tomaro, chair of jazz studies, was mentioned in this Post-Gazette article for composing music for Hill District BEAT, a show presented by the Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild inspired by and featuring the work of the late photographer Charles “Teenie” Harris.

    Only Fair if All of Us Vacate U.S.
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Political Science Chair Dr. Patricia Dunham for this column answering reader questions. Dunham addressed the history of black supporters and the Democratic Party.

    Nov. 28
    Tomaro Fights Cancer With Music
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article on A Holiday Postcard, a School of Music concert coordinated by Jazz Studies Chair Mike Tomaro to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

    Fracking Our Food Supply
    Professor of Microbiology Dr. John Stolz was interviewed for this article for The Nation about the potential impact of Marcellus drilling and fracking operations on the food supply.

    Leak of Traffic Court Report Stirs Fury in Pa. High Court
    Philly.com  quoted Bruce Ledewitz, a law professor and expert on the Pennsylvania's appellate courts, in an article about tension between Pennsylvania Supreme Court members, Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille and Justice Seamus McCaffery, which flared over a report on ticket-fixing in Philadelphia’s Traffic Court.

    On-Demand: Ensuring Pharmaceutical Product & Process Quality with Spectrometric Methods
    PharmaManufacturing.com announced that Benoit Igne of the pharmacy school will be among the expert speaker in the U.S. and Europe to discuss product quality problems focused on using Near Infrared spectroscopy.

    Nov. 27
    Duquesne Talk Centers on Consequences of Global Climate Change
    WESA-FM interviewed Dr. Stan Kabala, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education (CERE), and guest speaker Larry Schweiger, head of the National Wildlife Federation, about climate change consequences. Schweiger spoke as part of CERE’s 20th anniversary celebration.
    Cheater Nation
    Reformer.com, in a story about the growing cheating culture, cited a study at Duquesne University that found technology makes cheating easier. Drs. David Wasieleski and Jeffery Roberts in the business school found that the more online tools students are allowed to use on an assignment, the more likely they are to copy others' work.

    Nov. 26
    Conscientious’ Consumerism During Holiday Season
    WESA-FM  interviewed Katie Lecci, Spiritan Campus Minister, about the eighth annual Fair Trade Week at Duquesne University  and its goals of creating a just marketplace.

    Nov. 24
    Best of Culture: December
    Pittsburghmagazine.com noted that poet Michael S. Begnal will talk at Duquesne University with Peter Trachtenberg, author and memoirist, as part of the University’s Coffee House Reading Series.

    ‘Fixers’ of a Broken System
    The Tribune-Review featured an article co-written by Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the direction of the country. Davies also was quoted in a Trib article about the ripple effect of global economic troubles on American companies. This article was also carried by the Associated Press and TradingCharts.

    Nov. 23
    Pittsburgh Ranked Best City For Veterans
    WESA-FM  featured an article about Pittsburgh being ranked as the Best City for Veterans. Scott Hollowell, a certified financial planner for USAA, discussed the educational resources of Duquesne and other colleges as well as military-related job opportunities.

    P&G Recognized for Turning Green to Gold at Duquesne University Symposium Featuring McDonough and Winston
    Csrwire.com reported that Proctor & Gamble was recognized for sustainable business practices at Duquesne University’s November 2012 sustainability symposium. The article about the symposium gathering 160 executives, academics, policy makers and MBA students also appeared in Portale di Tribuna Economica, EnvironmentGuru.com and India Infoline.

    With Mobile Shopping, Purchases Even More at Hand for Holiday Shoppers
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, on mobile and online shopping. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, Smart Grid–TMCnet, Technology News–TMC, Gadgets-TMCnet, Green Technology and TMCnet.com. Guskey was also interviewed by WESA-FM about holiday sales.

    U.S. Patents Awarded to Inventors in Pennsylvania
    Equities.com reported that Duquesne has been assigned patent 8,314,114 developed by Dr. Aleem Gangjee, Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, for anti-tumor agents.

    Nov. 21
    President Moss 2002-2012 Final Remarks at NAACP Sunday
    The New Pittsburgh Courier reported that M. Gayle Moss, giving her final remarks as NAACP president, discussed the initiation of the Duquesne University Law Clinic/NAACP partnership to provide assistance to victims of civil rights abuse who could not afford legal representation. In the last year alone, the program was valued at more than $750,000. It is the only program like this in the country and it is now a role model for other NAACP units across the U.S.

    Black Thursday: Retailers’ Move Into Holiday Draws Mixed Reactions
    The Washington Observer-Reporter interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, assistant professor of marketing, about the trend of stores opening on Thanksgiving evening and its indicator of a bad economy. The story was also carried by the Associated Press.

    Nov. 20
    Pittsburgh Region Not Thankful for Higher Gas Prices 
    The Tribune-Review quoted Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence of the Institute for Energy and the Environment, on the relatively high price of gasoline in the Pittsburgh region. The Associated Press also carried the story.

    Business Gallery
    The Tribune-Review announced that Dr. Aleem Gangjee, Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and holder of the Van Kaam, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair in Scholarly Excellence at Duquesne University, received the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists Award in Drug Discovery and Development Interface. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, Technology News, InfoTech Spotlight and Satellite Spotlight.

    Scientist Cites Risk to Water of Drilling Near Beaver Run
    The Tribune-Review reported that Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, participated in a meeting focused on Marcellus Shale drilling impacts on the water table in Murrysville. The story also appeared in the Associated Press.

    Nov. 19
    Legal Experts Weigh in on Plymouth Councilman
    Citizensvoice.com quoted Law School Professor Bruce Ledewitz on legal issues related to the political campaign of a candidate with a criminal record.

    Nov. 18
    Dateline: Pittsburgh
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Vincent Giannetti, pharmacy professor; Dr. Nancy Trun, associate professor of biology; and Dr. Monica Sorescu, associate professor of physics received Duquesne’s President’s Distinguished Awards of Excellence.

    Nov. 16
    5 minutes with Alan Miciak, Tom Nist, William Spangler
    The Pittsburgh Business Times featured Business School Dean Alan Miciak, Associate Dean Dr. William Spangler and Tom Nist, director of graduate programs in a Five Minutes With interview on the business school’s upcoming 100th anniversary celebration.

    Tuned In: Brookline Native's Show to Air on Thanksgiving/ Tamburitzans on WQED
    WQED-TV aired a show based upon the 75th anniversary celebration of the Duquesne University Tamburitzans.

    Colleges Face Reality of Financial Aid
    The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Rich Esposito, director of financial aid, in a story about college aid.

    Holiday Shopping: On Your Mark, Get Set
    The Beaver County Times quoted Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, about trends in holiday retail shopping.  Guskey’s interviews also appeared in the Washington Observer-Reporter and on KDKA-TV, WESA-FM, PCNC, Nighttalk, WKBN radio and WPXI.

    Companies See Mutual Benefits From Helping Students in Region
    A Pittsburgh Business Times article reported that Duquesne received a PNC Foundation scholarship for an early childhood music program.

    People & Awards: Companies
    The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve of Southwestern Pennsylvania’s Pennsylvania Patriot Award after being nominated by employee Mark Dunn.

    Nov. 15
    Students Learn from Each Other at Glen Montessori School
    The Post-Gazette featured the service-learning work of the students of Classics Professor Jason Schlude conducted with students in the Glen Montessori School.

    Someone to Watch Over Me

    Zenit.org featured an article written by Elizabeth Lev, who teaches Christian art and architecture at Duquesne University’s Italian campus, about the comfort provided by ancient images of the Madonna.

    Nov. 14
    Gas Prices Doomed to Stay Low as Producers Pump Faster
    Investor Village quoted Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence of the Institute for Energy and the Environment, about the profitability of oil shale drilling. The article also appeared in Bloomberg’s Businessweek and Fuel Fix.

    Nov. 12
    Duquesne to Host 2015 NCAA Tournament Preliminary Rounds
    KDKA-TV included this story announcing that Duquesne University will host the second and third round games of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at the CONSOL Energy Center.

    Nov. 11
    Veterans Open Up at Salute
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article about the 14th annual Veterans Day Breakfast hosted recently at Duquesne University.

    Nov. 10
    Experts: Help Veterans Fight Toll of Deployments
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article about Post-Combat Problems in the 21st Century, a two-day conference hosted by the Wecht Institute.

    Doctors Taking a Closer Look at Crime by Veterans
    The Post-Gazette included this article featuring one of the presentations at the Wecht Institute Conference, Post-Combat Problems in the 21st Century.

    Newsmaker: Jim Henderson
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Jim Henderson, professor of education, in recognition of his being honored with the 2012 Award of Achievement for Service to the Profession by the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators.

    Eat’n Park’s ‘Christmas Card’ of the Little Star That Could Celebrates 30th Year
    Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about Eat’n Park running the same ad campaign for 30 years.

    Nov. 9
    Ex-CIA Director Spells Out Obama’s Foreign Policy Challenges
    The Post-Gazette included this article about graduate Gen. Michael V. Hayden during his recent visit to Duquesne during which he gave a presentation on global security.

    Former CIA Chief Questions Obama Preparedness, Response in Benghazi
    The Tribune-Review featured this article about alumnus Gen. Michael V. Hayden and a lecture he presented at Duquesne about global security.

    The Way Government Should Be
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed in this Jewish Chronicle article about how the reporter who wrote it feels the U.S. government should always be run.

    Nov. 5
    Heavy Turnout Expected for Vote
    Duquesne University is mentioned in this Tribune-Review article as part of a group that was put together to ensure that registered voters in Allegheny County are able to cast a ballot.

    Pittsburgh Zoo to Reopen Tuesday
    The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, about the impact on the Pittsburgh Zoo after the death of a two-year old who fell over a railing and was mauled by African painted dogs.

    Nov. 4
    Penn State Charges Raise Questions About Paterno’s Culpability
    The Allentown Morning Call interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about whether former Penn State Football Coach Joe Paterno, if he were still alive, could have been charged with covering up the sexual abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky.

    Nov. 2
    IRS Lax on Enforcing Church-Politics Rules
    The Tampa Bay Tribune included this Associated Press article about the Internal Revenue Service not investigating complaints of partisan political activity by churches. Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, is quoted in the article. The article also appeared in The Huffington Post and the Boston Globe.

    Discount Supermarket Wars Heating Up in Pittsburgh
    KDKA-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Audrey Guskey for this story about the increase in discount supermarkets that have opened in Pittsburgh.

    Nov. 1
    Obama Campaign Sought Denver Rally at Catholic University
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this Catholic News Agency article about the Obama campaign’s attempt to have a Catholic university in Colorado host a rally-type event.

    Newsmaker: Lew Irwin
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Lew Irwin, associate political science professor, in recognition of his newly published book Disjointed Ways, Disunified Means: Learning from America’s Struggle to Build an Afghan Nation.