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    October 2010

    October 2010 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    The Pittsburgh Catholic Magazine featured an article written by John Rosato, director of football operations and recruiting coordinator, about the involvement of St. Anthony program students in Duquesne’s football program.

    Oct. 31
    Nazis Killed ‘Good Feelings’ Associated With 3,000-year-old Emblem
    Dr. Matthew Hyland, visiting assistant professor of history, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the history of the swastika emblem.

    Oct. 30
    Spill Report May Not Affect Halliburton Liability
    The Houston Chronicle interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science, for this article about the role that Halliburton Co. played in the BP oil spill.

    Duquesne Closes on Buy of Robert Morris’ Building
    The Post-Gazette announced that Duquesne completed its purchase of a building located at 600 Fifth Ave. from Robert Morris University.

    Oct. 29
    Designer Dress Days Return to Monroeville
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, professor of marketing, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about  how consumers can save money at the National Council of Jewish Women’s Designer Dress Days event.

    Oct. 28
    Local Catholic, Jewish Leaders Travel to Rome, Israel on Historic Pilgrimage of Understanding
    This Jewish Chronicle article about a historic pilgrimage being taken by local lay leaders and communal professionals mentioned that the group will be accompanied by a Duquesne team of documentary filmmakers, led by Dr. Dennis Woytek.

    Oct. 27
    Alito to Lecture at Duquesne’s Summer Program in Rome
    The Post-Gazette announced that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will be the distinguished lecturer next July at the law school’s summer program in Rome.

    Oct. 26
    Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Alison Colbert, assistant professor of nursing, received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant to develop interventions to improve the health of recently incarcerated women as they re-enter society.

    Oct. 25
    Duquesne University’s New High-tech Studio and Performance Space
    The Post-Gazette featured this video story on the music school’s new Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation.

    Duquesne University to Build New Dormitory
    KDKA-TV interviewed George Fecik, executive director of facilities management, for this story on Duquesne’s new residence hall. A similar announcement and photo also appeared in the Tribune-Review.

    Hershey Trust Bought Neighboring Land for Well Above Market Value
    The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Visiting Law Professor William Brown for this article about property bought by the Milton S. Hershey School.

    Region’s Ghoulish Tales in New Books
    The Post-Gazette interviewed University archivist and Adjunct History Professor Tom White about his new book, Ghosts of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

    Oct. 24
    New Shopping Complex Settles In
    Associate Marketing Professor Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Beaver County Times for this article about the new Settlers Ridge shopping center.

    AACP Celebrates Second Annual American Pharmacy Educator Week
    Dr. Aleem Gangjee, professor of medicinal chemistry, is included in this Sun Herald article about innovative discoveries and accomplishments celebrated by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy during its annual American Pharmacy Educator Week. The article also appeared in the Centre Daily Times, the Bradenton Herald and on istockAnalyst.com.

    Oct. 23
    ‘Sustainability’ Runs on Ethics
    Palumbo•Donahue School Dean Al Miciak was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the concept of sustainability. The article also ran in the Engineering News Record and on istockAnalyst.com.

    State No. 1 in Treatment of Pregnant Inmates
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Alison Colbert, assistant professor of nursing, for this article about Pennsylvania prisons ranking as the nation’s best for providing treatment for pregnant inmates.

    Newsmaker: Robert L. Maher Jr.
    The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Robert Maher, assistant professor of clinical pharmacy, as a Newsmaker in recognition of his being named 2010 Preceptor of the Year by the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.

    Oct. 22
    Duquesne University Gets Grants for Recital Hall Renovations
    The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne has received a $600,000 grant from the PNC Foundation that will fund renovations to the music school’s recital hall as well as support research by Dr. Rachel Whitcomb, who is working to develop user-friendly lessons for local preschools.

    Oct. 21
    Duquesne Gets $1.7 Million Grant for Labs
    Bayer School Dean David Seybert was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the Bayer School receiving a $1.7 million grant from the National Science Foundation—the largest of its kind in Duquesne’s history. A similar story also appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times.

    Oct. 20
    Wuerl Chosen to be a Cardinal
    Dr. George Worgul, professor and chair of theology, was interviewed by KQV Radio about former Pittsburgh Bishop Donald Wuerl being selected to join the College of Cardinals.

    Diocese May Use Other Cases as Benchmarks as Talks Begin
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel quoted Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor of law and dean emeritus, in this article about the impending settlement between the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and victims who were sexually abused by priests as children.

    Oct. 19
    Council Hears Sharp Warnings Against Marcellus Shale Drilling
    This Post-Gazette article about a Pittsburgh City Council meeting that addressed Marcellus Shale drilling included quotes from Dr. Kent Moors, a professor of political science, and Dr. John Stolz, a professor of biological sciences. Similar articles appeared in the Tribune-Review and the Associated Press.

    Oct. 18
    Web Communications and Social Media in Law Firms’ Toolboxes
    Law Professor Mark Yochum was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about law firms utilizing the Internet and social media for marketing purposes.

    Oct. 17
    Personnel Moves: Awards
    The Tribune-Review announced that Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, associate professor of communication, has received a Presidential Excellence Award in Service to the Mission from Duquesne.

    Oct. 16
    Study Finds Income Gap Widening
    This Daily American article about income inequality featured an interview with Dr. Matthew Marlin, professor of economics.

    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by KDKA Radio about Halloween retail and marketing.

    Oct. 15
    Muslim-Christian Tensions Addressed at Duquesne Dialogue
    Pittsburgh Urban Media quoted Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, assistant professor of theology, in this article announcing Duquesne will host a symposium on the challenges of Muslim-Christian relationships.

    Crime Lab Renamed in Wecht’s Honor
    The Post-Gazette announced that the Allegheny County morgue and crime lab has been renamed in honor of Dr. Cyril Wecht, an adjunct professor in the schools of law, pharmacy and health sciences. Fred Fochtman, director of the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, was also mentioned.

    Oct. 14
    As Populations Age, a Chance for Younger Nations
    This New York Times article about the aging population mentioned research conducted by Dr. Mark Haas, assistant professor of political science.

    Duquesne’s Business School Ranked in Top 300
    The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne had been named one of the top 300 business schools by The Princeton Review.

    Hammered! Small Hardware Stores Face Extinction
    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was quoted by the Tribune-Review for this article about the impact of the economy on small and large-chain hardware stores. A similar article also appeared on TMCnet.com.

    Fixed Fight
    This Pittsburgh City Paper article about the city’s Citizen Police Review Board includes an interview with Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick.

    Oct. 13
    Gas-industry Tax Splits Candidates
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor, was interviewed for this Wall Street Journal article about the proposed levy on natural-gas production as a focus of the Pennsylvania governor’s race.

    Duquesne Acquiring Famous Downtown Building from RMU, for the Benefit of Both Universities
    Pop City announced that Duquesne has agreed to purchase a downtown building from Robert Morris University.

    Oct. 12
    Dateline: Awards/Honors
    The Post-Gazette announced that McAnulty College Dean Christopher Duncan has received an Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press for his writing.

    Oct. 8
    The Death Tax Is Killing Family Businesses
    This Daily Caller article about the death tax referenced a study conducted by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics.

    Oct. 7
    Region’s Law Firms Target Energy Cases
    This Tribune-Review article about the increased competition among local law firms for business from the natural gas exploration and production industry included the announcement that the law school has added a new course in energy law.

    Oct. 6
    Supreme Court Justice, Attorney General to Visit Duquesne
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Dean Ken Gormley about the law school hosting Attorney General Eric Holder and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia next year as part of its Centennial celebration.

    Oct. 5
    RMU Agrees to Sell Building to Duquesne
    WTAE-TV announced that Duquesne has agreed to buy a downtown building from Robert Morris University.

    Oct. 4
    RMU to Sell Downtown Building to Duquesne
    The Beaver County Times announced that Duquesne has agreed to buy a downtown building from Robert Morris University.

    Oct. 2
    Duquesne Buys RMU Downtown Site
    President Charles J. Dougherty was interviewed by the Post-Gazette about Duquesne’s agreement to buy a downtown building from Robert Morris University.

    Building Sale to Aid RMU Project
    This Tribune-Review article about Duquesne’s agreement to purchase a downtown building from Robert Morris University included a quote from Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management.

    Symposium Fetes Wecht with Award
    The Tribune-Review announced that Dr. Cyril Wecht, an adjunct professor, received the Distinguished Forensic Scientist Award from the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science.

    Oct. 1
    Robert Morris Sells Building to Duquesne University
    The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed President Charles J. Dougherty for this article about Duquesne agreeing to purchase a downtown building from Robert Morris University.

    PNC and Other Pittsburgh Firms Turn to Brazil as Next Hot Spot
    Brent Rondon, manager of the Small Business Development Center’s global business program, was quoted in this Pittsburgh Business Times article about Brazil gaining attention from Pennsylvania business as it continues to be one of the fastest-growing economic powers.

    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 nearly 10,000 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.