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    November 2010

    November 2010 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    Nov. 30
    Duquesne U. Team Wins State Farm Sales Contest Conducted at UCM
    Digitalburg.com announced that two business students from Duquesne University received the team award and honors in the recent national State Farm marketing and sales competition.

    “Fair Trade Week” at Duquesne University
    WDUQ-FM announced that a series of events at Duquesne are highlighting ways to alter commerce so that trade can empower, rather than exploit, the poor around the world.

    Nov. 29
    Duquesne Graduate Students Place in Government Case Competition
    Media-newswire.com reported that three graduate students from Duquesne University contributed to teams that were finalists in a recent local government case competition.

    Nov. 28
    Dateline Pittsburgh for 11/28/10
    The Post-Gazette reported that Lina Dostilio, director of academic community engagement, will represent the city’s higher education institutions on Pittsburgh’s Service Advisory Council.

    Additionally, the article reported that the University Counseling Center named Dr. Ian Edwards as its new director and that Hillman Distinguished Professor Rodney K. Hopson of the School of Education received the Robert Ingle Service.

    Nov. 26
    Quirky Old Laws Clutter State’s Books
    The Tribune-Review quoted Law School Dean Ken Gormley in an article about old laws that clutter the state’s books.

    Marketing Expert Expects 2 – 3% Rise in Sales
    WDUQ-FM interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, about Black Friday shopping trends. Stories quoting Guskey about Black Friday also appeared in the Tribune-Review, AP, the Observer-Reporter and Cable.tmcnet.com.

    Nov. 25
    Ringing Up Black Friday Deals
    Dailyme.com quoted Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, in an article about online shopping comparisons with Smart Phones. The article also appeared in Gadgets and iStock Analyst.

    Twin Cities Archdiocese Seeks $64K in Legal Costs from Alleged Clergy Sex Abuse Victim
    Grandforksherald.com quoted Law Professor Dr. Nick Cafardi on a recent sex abuse claim in Minneapolis-St. Paul. A similar article appeared on StarTribune.com.

    PA Gov-Elect Tom Corbett to Review Car Allowances to Judges
    Freerepublic.com quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in an article about Governor-elect Tom Corbett reviewing car allowances to judges. Similar articles appeared in the Tribune-Review and AP.

    Nov. 24
    Early Sales Not Expected to Affect Black Friday
    This Tribune-Review article quoted Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, on Black Friday shopping trends.

    Arsenic and Tom Turkey
    This LA Times article on arsenic and Tom Turkey cited Duquesne University research that showed chickens and turkeys metabolize Roxarsone, an inorganic arsenic. The article also appeared in the Hartford Courant.

    For-profit Schools Called Subprime Opportunity
    In an article examining for-profit schools, the Tribune-Review reported Duquesne’s graduation rate as 71.8 percent compared with an average of just 22 percent of first-time, full-time students seeking bachelor’s degrees graduate from for-profit colleges within six years.

    Anyone Can Take Advantage of Awesome Savings
    Wlwt.com interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, about saving on big-ticket items, such as refrigerators and designer clothes.

    Nov. 23
    11/23/10 Regional Experts
    Macy’s Listed Downtown Store for Sale Leaseback Black Friday Deals are at Macy’s
    This Dailyshoppernews.com article about Macy’s Downtown Black Friday Deals quoted Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, about regional response to Macy’s.

    Nov. 22
    Schools Develop Programs to Boost First-years
    In this article about the law school’s new Academic Excellence program, the Post-Gazette interviewed program director Robert Perkins.

    Newsmaker: Lina Dee Dostilio
    The Tribune-Review featured Lina Dostilio, director of academic community engagement, as a Newsmaker in recognition of her being selected as a member of Pittsburgh’s Service Advisory Council.

    Omaha Group Faces Future Without Church
    The Yankton Press & Dakotan quoted Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and law professor, in this article about a religious, nonprofit group in Omaha that has been denounced by the Archdiocese of Omaha. The article also appeared in the Columbus Telegram, Sioux City Journal, Fremont Tribune, Beatrice Daily Sun, Detroit News, Pasadena Star-News, San Jose Mercury News, Lancaster Online and St. Louis Globe-Democrat, among others.

    Nov. 21
    Uptown: Pittsburgh’s Next Hot Neighborhood?
    Steve Schillo, vice president for management and business, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the positive changes occurring in the Uptown neighborhood.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards
    The Post-Gazette announced that George Bradley, associate professor of mathematics, received the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

    Nov. 20
    Allegheny County Crime Labs Unlike TV, Jurors Find
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article on the Wecht Institute’s 10th annual conference, which addressed forensic death investigation.

    Nov. 19
    Conference on Forensic Death Investigation
    WDUQ-Radio interviewed Dr. Cyril Wecht, adjunct professor in the schools of law, pharmacy and health sciences, about the Wecht Institute’s 10th annual conference.

    Program in Ghana Offers Special Opportunity in Leadership, Environment
    TECHburgher.com announced a new partnership between Duquesne and the University of Ghana, through which emerging U.S. leaders will be trained in strategies for handling societal, economic and environmental challenges resulting from energy extraction. A similar announcement also appeared in the Centre Daily Times, the Sun Herald and the Sacramento Bee, among others.

    Top 7: Largest Pittsburgh-area Colleges and Universities
    Duquesne University was included in this Pittsburgh Business Times article that profiled Pittsburgh’s largest colleges and universities.

    Nov. 18
    Sustainability Program Offers Crucial Experiential Learning
    Tom Nist, the Donahue Chair in Investment Management, was interviewed for this Pittsburgh Business Times article about Duquesne’s Sustainable MBA program.

    Newsmaker: Rosanna Henry
    The Tribune-Review featured Rosanna Henry, director of the Fritzky Nursing Laboratory and nursing faculty member, as a Newsmaker in recognition of her receiving a Cameos of Caring Nurse Educator Award.

    Black Friday Ads Prompt Retailers to Start Black Friday Early
    ThirdAge.com interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about retailers hosting Black Friday-type sales earlier than usual.

    Liquefied Natural Gas–A Fuel for the Future
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and an energy expert, was quoted extensively by Viet Nam Plus in an article about liquefied natural gas.

    Nov. 17
    Team 4 Investigation: Marcellus Shale Emergency Plans
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and an energy expert, was interviewed for a WTAE-TV story about the concern for Marcellus Shale drilling sites in Allegheny County.

    Black Friday Just Got Earlier
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Audrey Guskey for this article about retailers holding sales and extending hours of operations in advance of Black Friday.

    Nov. 16
    Newsmaker: Robert S. Barker
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Law Professor Robert S. Barker in recognition of his being appointed to the international editorial board of the law journal Ars Boni et Aequi.

    The Brave New World of Today’s Music Professional

    The San Francisco Classical Voice interviewed David Cutler, associate professor of musicianship, for this article about what it’s like for music professionals in the field today.

    County Plan for Homeless Ahead of Schedule
    The Post-Gazette included this article about a Duquesne co-sponsored legislative roundtable discussion that addressed the status of Allegheny County’s 10-year plan to eliminate homelessness in the area.

    Use PLCB Sale as Source of Annual Revenue
    The Republican Herald mentioned a 2009 study conducted by Associate Economics Professor Antony Davies in this article about the future of wholesale and retail wine and spirits sales in Pennsylvania. The article also appeared in the Times-Tribune.

    Local Gas Drilling Meeting

    WENY-TV reported that Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences, spoke at a community meeting in Elmira, N.Y., about the issue of fracking for Marcellus Shale extraction. An article on the same meeting also appeared in the Corning Leader.

    Nov. 14
    Pipeline Companies May Seek Eminent Domain
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and energy expert, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about companies potentially gaining access to drilling on private properties through eminent domain.

    Nov. 13
    Retailers Expect Merrier Christmas in 2010
    The Beaver County Times interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the predicted increase in this year’s holiday retail sales.

    More Kids Today Are Crime Victims
    Associate Professor of Sociology Norman Conti was interviewed by the Beaver County Times for this article about the increase in the number of children involved as victims of a crime in Beaver County.

    Nov. 11
    Teacher’s Fund to Honor Former Student Killed in Iraq
    This Tribune-Review article about the efforts of local people stepping in to help veterans mentions the work that Duquesne occupational therapy students are doing with homeless veterans at Shepherd’s Heart Ministries.

    Event on Transition of Moon Area 5th-graders to Air
    The Tribune-Review announced that Dr. Robert Furman, assistant professor of education, will sit on a panel that will address the transition of fifth-graders to a middle school setting in the Moon Area School district.

    Nov. 10
    Rise of Far Right an Ominous Echo
    Dr. Daniel Burston, chair of psychology, was quoted in this Asia Times article alleging a rise of the far right as a result the current economic climate.

    Nov. 9
    It’s a ‘Burgh Thing: Jazz in Pittsburgh
    NPR included Sean Jones, assistant professor of jazz studies, in this feature about the Pittsburgh jazz scene.

    Duquesne University Women’s Advisory Board Awards 2010 Women of Distinction
    The Post-Gazette featured this photo and announcement of the 2010 Women of Distinction awardees honored by the Women’s Advisory Board.

    Nov. 7
    Marine’s Organization Honors Fallen Troops by Aiding Families
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Stephen Beck, executive officer of Duquesne’s ROTC program, for this article about the organization he founded, Remembering the Brave, which advocates for families who have lost loved ones in the military.

    GOP Gets Freer Hand to Redraw Districts
    Law School Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the impact of the Republican victories in the most recent election.

    Election Results Analyzed
    Pittsburgh Focus on WSHH-FM and WJAS-AM interviewed Dean Christopher Duncan, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jim Crutchfield, Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts, about election results.

    Nov. 6
    Panel Debates Merits of Legalizing Marijuana Use
    The Post-Gazette featured this article about a seminar hosted by the Wecht Institute that addressed the national debate on legalizing medical marijuana use. Dr. Cyril Wecht, adjunct professor in the law school, was quoted. Wecht also was interviewed by KQV Radio on the topic on Nov. 5.

    Nov. 5
    Phoenix Officer’s Fatal Shooting Still Confuses Detectives
    The Arizona Republic interviewed Dr. Cyril Wecht, adjunct professor in the law school, for this article about the death of a Phoenix police officer.

    Most Catholic High School Grads Pursue Higher
    Duquesne University was listed in this Pittsburgh Catholic article as the top choice for college among the 2010 graduates from the area’s Catholic high schools.

    Nov. 4
    Ridge: Sustainable Practices Should Be Seen as Investment
    WDUQ-FM reported on former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge presenting the keynote address at Duquesne’s Beard symposium on sustainability.

    PCNC-TV’s NightTalk features Dr. Antony Davies
    Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies was interviewed on PCNC-TV’s NightTalk, where he addressed the economic implications of the election results.

    Duquesne to Host Constitution Seminar
    The Post-Gazette announced that the School of Law was hosting a seminar on constitutional litigation.

    Nov. 3
    Better Your Business: Lawrence Gelburd & Ron Morris
    Ron Morris, director of entrepreneurial studies, was featured in this regular segment, Your Business, on MSNBC-TV.

    Anyone Can Take Advantage of Awesome Savings
    WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story about simple ways that consumers can save money.

    Election Results Discussed
    WSHH-FM interviewed Dr. Lew Irwin, associate professor of political science, on election results.

    Nov. 2
    A Celebration of Nursing
    Rosanna Henry, director of the Fritzky Nursing Laboratory, was featured in this Western PA Hospital News article about the 2010 Cameos of Caring award winners.

    Pittsburgh Community Has Opportunity to Tap Duquesne’s World Renowned Bioethicist
    Western PA Hospital News included this feature on Dr. Henk ten Have, new director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics.

    Nov. 1

    Duquesne University Builds Mock Trial Program
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article on the School of Law’s hosting of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy Tournament of Champions. Law Professor Amelia Michele Joiner was quoted.

    Guitarist Bill Purse to Host ‘Sonic Art’ CD Release Party
    The Tribune-Review announced that Bill Purse, professor and chair of the music technology program and guitar department, is hosting a release party for his new CD, Sonic Art. A similar announcement appeared in the California Chronicle.

    Duquesne University

    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 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus 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.