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November

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Nov. 30
Newsmaker: Debra A. Lewis
The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Debra Lewis, an instructor in the School of Nursing, in recognition of her receiving a 2015 Cameos of Caring Award from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing.

Nov. 26
Small Stores Take Big Gamble by Not Upgrading Credit Card Readers
The Tribune-Review interviewed Assistant Law Professor Jacob Rooksby for this article about the potential impact on small businesses that choose not to upgrade to using more secure chip-enabled credit card readers. The article also appeared in Bloomberg Business News.

Nov. 25
Pittsburgh Police Chief Finds Use-of-Force Policies ‘Quite Satisfactory’
Law Professor Wes Oliver, director of the criminal justice program, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay’s review of the bureau’s use of force policies.

Can AG Kathleen Kane Appoint Special Prosecutors? The Jury’s Out.
The Harrisburg Patriot-News interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about whether Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, whose law license has been suspended, has the authority to create a team of special prosecutors to review and find pornographic and offensive emails exchanged by state officials. Similar stories appeared on WESA-Radio and WITF broadcast services.

Nov. 23
How to Find the Best Sales for Black Friday And Beyond
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, about Black Friday and pre-Christmas holiday shopping. She did similar interviews for WESA-Radio and the Washington Observer-Reporter.

Nov. 22
Duquesne Beats Saint Francis to Win Northeast Conference Title, Playoff Berth
The Post-Gazette interviewed Duquesne Football Coach Jerry Schmitt for this article about the Dukes 30-20 comeback victory against Saint Francis to win the Northeast Conference title.

Nov. 21
Minimum Wage Facts Swept Under the Rug
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this opinion piece for the Tribune-Review on the various factors involved in raising the minimum wage of Pittsburgh city employees and employees of businesses that contract with the city.

Nov. 20
YWCA Honors City Leaders in Racial Justice
The New Pittsburgh Courier quoted Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant director of clinical legal education, for this article about McCants Lewis and the other YWCA’s Racial Justice Award honorees. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.

Nov. 19
Enhancing the Student Experience through Blind Grading Automation and Self-Service in the Law School
Paul Allison, director of management information systems, wrote this article for CIOReview magazine about the benefits of the use of an automated blind grading system at Duquesne’s School of Law.

Nov. 17
In Wake of Paris Attacks, Social Media Add New Dimension
Dr. Elizabeth Fein, assistant professor of psychology, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the role that social media has played during and after the recent terror attacks in Paris.

‘Our Hill, Our Home, Our Stories’ Pops Up to Honor the Hill District
The Post-Gazette included this feature on a “pop-up museum” in the Hill District neighborhood that was created as part of a Duquesne class taught by Dr. Alima Bucciantini, assistant professor of history.

Nov. 16
Uncovering Details About ‘The Day Hitler Died’
University Archivist Tom White was interviewed on the WESA-Radio show Essential Pittsburgh about The Day Hitler Died, a film in Duquesne’s archives collection donated by Judge Michael Musmanno. Similar stories appeared in Smithsonian, the Columbus Dispatch, the Associated Press, the Post-Gazette and the Tribune-Review, among others.

Nov. 13
Ken Gormley Begins Charting Duquesne University’s Future
The Tribune-Review featured this Q & A with Duquesne’s next president, Ken Gormley, who is currently dean and professor of law.

At Symposium, Leon Ford Discusses Cultural Disconnect Before Shooting, Paralysis
The Post-Gazette included this article focusing on Leon Ford, one of the speakers at the 15th annual Wecht Institute Symposium, which focused on the strained relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.

Kane Doesn’t Have a Case
The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this editorial about Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s argument against the effort to remove her from office.

Small Business Saturday is Growing in Popularity
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this South Hills Almanac article about the increasingly popular Small Business Saturday shopping day that is held the day after Black Friday each year.

Nov. 12
Pittsburgh Mills Mall Faces Foreclosure
WTAE-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about the Pittsburgh Mills mall facing foreclosure.

Nov. 11
Pittsburgh Delegation Traveling to Cuba
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Dr. Kevin J. Tidgewell, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry in the Mylan School of Pharmacy, will be part of a delegation of area business and educational leaders leaving for Cuba as part of a citizen diplomacy effort.

Senate Committee Chairman Says AG Kane To Be Issued Subpoena
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by Or-Politics.com about reports that a Senate committee chairman expects to subpoena state Attorney General Kathleen Kane to seek materials related to an inquiry about her ability to do her job with a suspended law license.

Nov. 9
Paradise Lost, And Remembered, For The Jews Of Rhodes
Dr. Philip Reeder, dean and professor of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, was quoted in this Times of Israel article about mapping Kahal Shalom, Kahal Grande and nearby church ruins in Rhodes.

Duquesne University Kicks Off Veterans Week with Mental Health Programs
KQV Radio interviewed Dr. Roger Brooke, psychology professor and founding director of Duquesne’s free Military Psychological Services, about campus activities all week related to Veterans Day.

Nov. 6
Forget the Debt Ceiling—It’s Deficit Day That Matters
The Bradenton Herald and other media across the country featured an opinion article co-authored by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, regarding the raising of the debt ceiling and the always growing national debt.

Favorite Son: Duquesne Has A Proven Leader in Gormley
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette editorial applauded the selection Kenneth Gormley as the new president-elect of Duquesne.

Grandson Speaks On Ghandi’s Legacy
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson visited Duquesne to discuss the civil rights leader’s legacy, share his memories and remind students that injustice remains a worldwide problem.

A&E Updates: Jazz Musician Mike Tomaro Honors Late Wife With Benefit Concert
The Tribune-Review announced that for the fifth year, jazz saxophonist and Professor Mike Tomaro will host a concert to raise money for the fight against pancreatic cancer. Tomaro’s wife, Nancy, died from the disease. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.

Will Holiday Shopping Be a Fat Goose or a Goose Egg?
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review about the upcoming holiday shopping season. The question-and-answer article also appeared in the Associated Press.

High Court to Hear Western Pennsylvania Obamacare Challenges
The Tribune-Review quoted Bruce Ledewitz, law professor, in an article about the U.S. Supreme Court hearing challenges to required coverage for birth control. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.

Returning Veteran Finds Reconciliation in Vietnam
Pittsburgh Catholic featured an article about a returning veteran finding reconciliation in Vietnam, written by Dr. Dennis Woytek, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts.

Successful Allegheny County Veterans Court Adds 32 Graduates
The Tribune-Review featured an article about Allegheny County’s Veterans Court, where defendants are represented for free by certified law students from a special clinic at Duquesne.

Pa. Senate Panel to Begin Review of AG Kane’s Abilities
The Tribune-Review interviewed Bruce Ledewitz, law professor, in an article about the state Senate panel beginning a review of Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s ability to do her job with a suspended law license. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.

Nov. 5
Etty’: A Kristallnacht Commemoration
Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle announced that a Kristallnacht commemoration at Duquesne will include a performance of Susan Stein’s one-woman play, based on the diaries and letters of Esther “Etty” Hillesum. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.

Bishop David Zubik on Appointment of New Duquesne University President
Pittsburgh Catholic published a letter from Bishop David Zubik on the naming of Dean Ken Gormley as the 13th president of Duquesne, calling it “outstanding news.”

Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
This Tribune-Review editorial said that Duquesne could not have made a better choice than Ken Gormley as only the third lay president in the University’s 137-year history.

Duquesne’s Phi Kappa Phi Chapter Recognized for Second Consecutive Year
Noodls-US reported that Duquesne’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines, has been recognized by the national organization as one of only 29 Chapters of Excellence.

Auditing, Economic Outlook Part of Duquesne’s Fourth Accounting Conference
Noodls-US reported that Duquesne’s accounting department will host its fourth annual Continuing Professional Education Conference, featuring PNC Financial Services economist Stuart G. Hoffman.

Nov. 4
Duquesne University Names Law School Dean Ken Gormley as New President
The Post-Gazette included this feature article on Law School Dean Ken Gormley being named the University’s 13th president. Gormley is quoted. Similar stories appeared in the Tribune-Review, the Pittsburgh Business Times, the Associated Press and on WTAE-TV, among others.

Nov. 2
Millions from Special Interest Groups Pour into Pa. Supreme Court Justice Race
The Morning Call interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about campaign contributions to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court race.

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