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    October 2012

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    Oct. 31
    Ringgold Grad Receives Pharmacy Award
    The Tribune-Review included this article about Dr. Jamie McConaha, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, being named the 2012 Distinguished Young Pharmacist for Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association and Pharmacists Mutual Companies.

    Oct. 29
    ReAxis, Green Alliance Win Small Business Awards
    The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne University has named ReAxis Inc. as the recipient of the inaugural Pennsylvania Sustainable Small Business Award and that Green Building Alliance will be recognized for promoting environmentally friendly business practices during the sixth annual Beard Symposium on Sustainability.

    Oct. 28
    Duquesne Chemist’s Pain, Addiction Research Supplied by the Ocean
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article about Dr. Kevin Tidgewell, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, and his research through which he gathers cyanobacteria from the ocean to study pain and addition.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Greg Barnhisel, associate professor of English, received the Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics at Duquesne.

    Oct. 27
    Suicide a Rising Concern Among Military Veterans
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article based on a presentation by the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant professor of political science, about suicide affecting active military members and veterans that was featured at the School of Nursing’s McGinley Symposium on veterans. Dr. Roger Brooke, professor of psychology and director of Military Psychological Services, was also quoted.

    76 Celebrate American Citizenship at IUP Ceremony
    The Rev. Radu Bordeianu, associate professor of theology, was featured in this Tribune-Review article about a group of individuals who recently took the Oath of Allegiance to become American citizens.

    Fracking Can Cause Minor Quakes
    The Beaver County Times interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this article about the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission admitting that fracking can result in small-magnitude earthquakes.

    The Black Vote
    Associate Economics Professor Antony Davies co-authored this Tribune-Review opinion piece on the African-American vote in the upcoming presidential election.

    Oct. 26
    Chemistry Lab Mishaps in Academic Settings Happen Frequently
    Chemistry Chair Dr. Ralph Wheeler was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about an explosion that happened at a chemistry lab in Derry Area High School.

    Oct. 25
    Bethel Park’s Mixed Electorate Makes it An Unknown Quantity
    Dr. Lew Irwin, associate professor of political science, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the town of Bethel Park, Pa., serving as a statistical anomaly by being a voting district with the same number of Democrats and Republicans.

    Oct. 24
    Pennsylvania Down Voters from 4 Years Ago
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Political Science Chair Dr. Patricia Dunham for this article about a decrease in registered voters in Pennsylvania compared to the 2008 election. The article also appeared in the Free Republic and Fox News.

    Moving From Cheating to Academic Honesty
    This Education Week article about student cheating refers to a Duquesne study that indicates online tools make it easier to copy the work of others.

    National Honor for ‘The Chief’
    The Post-Gazette included this article about the Pro Football Hall of Fame honoring alumnus Art Rooney Sr. on Duquesne’s campus as part of its Hometown Hall of Famers program.

    Oct. 22
    Trial Delayed for Man Accused of Killing Penn Hills Police Officer
    Law Professor Wes Oliver was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the sixth postponement of a local trial for a man accused of killing a police officer and another man.

    Oct. 21
    Specter Remembered Here as Friend of Israel, Tireless Worker
    Adjunct Law Professor Dr. Cyril Wecht was interviewed and mentions a Duquesne symposium in this Jewish Chronicle about the passing of Sen. Arlen Specter.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Clifford Bob, associate professor of political science, has been named the Raymond J. Kelley Endowed Chair in International Relations, and that Dr. Lisa Lopez Levers, professor of education, has been named The Rev. Francis Philben Endowed Chair in African Studies.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Joan Lockhart, professor of nursing and associate dean for academic affairs in the nursing school, has been named a National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education fellow.

    Oct. 19
    New Pittsburgh Courier Honors 50 Men of Excellence
    The School of Education’s Dr. Rodney Hopson was named by the New Pittsburgh Courier as one of its 50 Men of Excellence.

    Oct. 18
    One Young World Summit Draws Big Names to Pittsburgh
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the One Young World summit recently hosted in Pittsburgh.

    Education Expert Gives Advice on Teaching Teachers
    WESA-Radio included this story about education expert Dr. Sonia Nieto and her recent visit to the School of Education, where she spoke with faculty and students.

    Oct. 17
    ‘WBKN-Radio’
    Political Science Chair Dr. Patricia Dunham was interviewed by Youngstown’s WKBN-Radio about the results of the second presidential debate.

    Oct. 16
    North Charleroi Fields Cat Complaints, Won’t Dump Animal Control Officer
    Dr. Faith Bjalobok, an instructor in the Department of Philosophy, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about concern in a local town where a new animal control officer is dealing with feral cats.

    Oct. 15
    Long-Time Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter Dies
    The Christian Broadcast Network included this story about the late Sen. Arlen Specter. Law Dean Ken Gormley is quoted.

    How Pols Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Impenetrable Tax Code
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this piece for U.S. News and World Report about interpreting and enforcing the tax code.

    AAPS Recognizes Top Scientists in Pharmaceutical Sciences
    News-Medical.net announced that Distinguished Pharmacy Professor Dr. Aleem Gangjee was recognized by the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists with an award for his contribution to the field of pharmaceutical sciences.

    ‘KQV-Radio’
    Law Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed on KQV-Radio about the life and career of the late Sen. Arlen Specter.

    Oct. 14
    Nuclear Waste Site Owner Levels Accusations Against Leechburg Activist
    Assistant Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a civil-action lawsuit involving Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. and Atlantic Richfield.

    Oct. 13
    Newsmaker: Jamie L. McConaha
    The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker on Dr. Jamie L. McConaha, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, in recognition of her being named the 2012 Distinguished Young Pharmacist of the Year in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

    Oct. 12
    State Representative Wheatley Sued Over Cake-baking Contest Prize
    Chancellor and Law Professor John Murray was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about a lawsuit filed against a state representative over a prize in a cake-baking competition.

    Oct. 11
    Experts Differ on Whether Quick Timetable of Sandusky Case Will Affect Appeal
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the potential impact of the quickness of the Sandusky case on the appeals that are expected regarding the case.

    Oct. 10
    Chalk One Up for Logic and Reason in Sandusky Sentencing
    MSNBC.com featured this article by Law Professor Wes Oliver about the sentencing hearing of Jerry Sandusky.

    Newsmaker: Nancy Trun
    The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Nancy Trun, associate professor of biological sciences, in recognition of her receiving the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at Duquesne.

    Sandusky Gets 30-year Minimum Prison Term for Sex Abuse
    Bloomberg News interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about sentencing of Jerry Sandusky to 30 to 60 years in prison. Similar articles and stories appeared in Newsmax, Bloomberg Businessweek, USA Today, the Tucson Citizen, the Salt Lake Tribune and on WPXI-TV.

    Latest Eyebrow-raiser: Sandusky Lawyer Invites Students Out for Drinks.
    Law Professor S. Michael Streib was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the questionable image of one of the attorney’s of convicted sex offender Jerry Sandusky.

    Oct. 9
    Case Doesn’t End With Jerry Sandusky’s Sentencing
    The Harrisburg Patriot-News interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the next legal steps and expectations surrounding the Jerry Sandusky case.

    For Flu Vaccine, Free Market Beats Rations
    Assistant Economics Professor Dr. Matt Ryan wrote this opinion piece in the Detroit News about how the market supplying Americans with access to the flu vaccine provides an insight into how economies allocate goods and services.

    Oct. 8
    Analysis: What to Expect at Jerry Sandusky’s Sentencing
    MSNBC.com included this article by Law Professor Wes Oliver regarding the expected sentencing of convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky. Oliver was interviewed for similar articles, which appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, the Post-Gazette and Bloomberg News.

    Poli-Sci Professor Leads Another Life as a Brigadier General
    The Chronicle of Higher Education included this feature article on Dr. Lew Irwin, associate professor of public policy and American government, and his other career as a brigadier general in the U.S. Army Reserve.

    Arsenic Health Risk in Food Adds Up
    Dr. Partha Basu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the potential concern of elevated levels of toxic arsenic found in rice and rice products.

    ‘NightTalk”: Dr. Antony Davies
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was a guest on the PCNC-TV show NightTalk, during which he discussed economic freedom and the drug war.

    Oct. 7
    Changing Population is Opening Doors to Nursing
    Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article that addresses the growing need of nurses to keep up with patient care for the aging population.

    Oct. 6
    ‘America’s Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By’ by Akhil Reed Amar
    Law Dean Ken Gormley had this book review of Akhil Reed Amar’s America’s Unwritten Constitution published in The Washington Post.

    Oct. 5
    Allegheny County Elections Offices Field Voter Deluge
    Dr. Patricia Dunham, chair of political science, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about Allegheny County dealing with last-minute surge in voter registrations.

    ‘KDKA-Radio’: Dr. Kent Moors
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by KDKA-Radio about Utica shale drilling prospects.

    Some 100,000 Used Connector to Ride Free To and From PNC Park
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about the impact of individuals using the North Shore Connector to get to games, the Rivers Casino and other businesses.

    Oct. 4
    Experts: Gasoline Prices Could Keep Setting Records
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was quoted in this Erie Times-News article about predicted, record-setting gasoline prices.

    CDS, Duquesne Partner on Project to Teach Good Behavior
    The Jewish Chronicle included this feature article about the Mensch Project, a collaboration between the Community Day School and Dr. Kara McGoey, associate professor in the School of Education, through which students are learning that good behavior is encouraged and rewarded.

    MBA Enrollments Falter With Economy
    Business Dean Dr. Alan Miciak was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the impact that the economy has had on enrollment in some MBA programs.

    Oct. 3
    Court Rules No Voter ID at Pa.’s Polls Nov. 6
    Law School Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the recent ruling that barred Pennsylvania from requiring voters without eligible ID to vote by a provisional ballot in the upcoming election. The article also appeared in the Toledo Blade.

    Experts: Gasoline Prices Could Keep Setting Records
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article that addresses gasoline prices increasing.

    First Black Leadership Team Guides Dukes
    The New Pittsburgh Courier included this feature article about Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett, associate dean for graduate studies and research, and Dr. Olga Welch, dean of the School of Education, forming the University’s first African-American dean and associate dean team.

    Oct. 2
    New Allegations Leveled Against Triangle Pet Control
    KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Becky Morrow, assistant professor of biological sciences and a veterinarian, for a story about allegations against Triangle Pet Control in McKees Rocks.

    Voter ID Controversy Full of Politics
    Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about the controversy surrounding the Pennsylvania voter ID law that has been postponed until after the November election.

    Duquesne Professors Bring the Classics to University’s PNC Recital Hall
    The Post-Gazette included this preview article about the Oct. 2 School of Music concert featuring David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair, and Adam Liu, adjunct professor of cello.

    Oct. 1
    Walkabout: College Students Get Kick Out of Profiling Life in Lawrenceville
    Dr. Mike Dillon, associate professor of journalism and multimedia arts, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about a magazine that his students publish each year that focuses on a different Pittsburgh neighborhood.

    Some PNC Bank Customers Still Frustrated, Confused
    WTAE-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey