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October

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

Oct. 30
Red-light Cameras May be Hazardous to Pedestrians' Health: Mulshine
The Star Ledger interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this column about the controversy over red-light cameras being shut off in New Jersey.

Oct. 29
Jo Ann Harris, Chief Author of Recently Publicized Lewinsky Report, Dies at 81
The Washington Post included a mention of Law Dean Ken Gormley in this article about the death of Jo Ann Harris, who was the chief author of a special counsel report that scrutinizes the conduct of federal prosecutors and investigators who interviewed Monica Lewinsky about her affair with President Bill Clinton.

Modern Observers of Ancient Rites Find Halloween a Time of Introspection
The Post-Gazette interviewed University Archivist Tom White for this article about Halloween and witchcraft.

Area Law Schools Adjust Curriculum to Meet Oil and Gas Industry Needs
Assistant Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee was interviewed by the Beaver County Times for this article about local law schools adding course offerings to meet the demand for legal help regarding the oil and natural gas industry.

Oct. 28
Bar Exam Scores Improve for Duquesne, Pitt Grads
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Dean Ken Gormley for this article about Duquesne law grads scoring the third-highest first-time pass rate on the July 2014 Pennsylvania Bar Exam.

The Best Places for Veterans 2014
Forbes magazine listed Duquesne as one of the "well-regarded universities" in Pittsburgh for this article about the city being the most promising in which to live for veterans.

Oct. 26
Ferrante's Web Searches About Cyanide Will Test Defense, Law Experts Say
Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver is quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a local university researcher accused of fatally poisoning his wife with cyanide.

Oct. 25
Inappropriate Dress Wears Thin in Schools, Courts, Jails, Elsewhere
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about a growing trend of required dress codes in judicial systems.

Oct. 24
Pa. Senator May Hold Seat, Despite Lieutenant Governor Nomination
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about Democratic lieutenant governor nominee Sen. Mike Stack stating that he would look into possibly holding his Senate seat, temporarily, if he's elected with running mate Tom Wolf. A similar article ran in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Oct. 23
Lewinsky Mistreated by Authorities in Investigation of Clinton, Report Says
Law Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Washington Post for this article about a report conducted by government lawyers that indicates Monica Lewinsky was mistreated by authorities during the Clinton investigation. The article ran in several outlets, including the New York Daily News, the Daily Mail, the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Winnipeg Free Press.

A&E Notebook: Sounds of Africa at Kelly Strayhorn Theater
The Tribune-Review interviewed Assistant Music Professor Dr. Joe Sheehan's for this article about his special Africa-inspired concert at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

Morelli Accused of Conflict of Interest
The Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice interviewed Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the chairman of the Luzerne County Council being accused of conflict of interest by a fellow council member.

Oct. 22
Priory, Downtown, to Host Benefit for Women's Chorus
Craig Cannon, assistant professor of music, was mentioned in this Tribune-Review article about a benefit for the nonprofit women's chorus Belle Voci, which Cannon directs.

Oct. 21
Seamus McCaffery Adviser: No Official Misconduct Charge Expected
The Lehigh Valley Express Times included this Associated Press article for which Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz and Associate Law Professor Wes Oliver were interviewed about the latest developments in the email scandal involving Pennsylvania judicial officials.

Oct. 20
President Nixon Didn't Want to Be Pardoned, Watergate Expert Says
Law Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Grand Rapids Press for this article about President Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon.

Lack of Lawn Signs This Campaign Means Fewer Choices On the Ballot
Political Science Chair Dr. Patricia Dunham was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about the lack of campaign signs in the yards of area residents indicating fewer candidates on voter ballots this fall.

Oct. 19
Pittsburgh Author: 'Supernatural' Generally Can Be Explained
University Archivist Tom White was featured in this Tribune-Review article about his new book, Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania: Ghosts, Monsters and Miracles. 

Oct. 18
Newsmaker: Jeffry Madura
The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Jeffry Madura, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, in recognition of his receiving the 2014 Pittsburgh Award from the Pittsburgh Section of the American Chemical Society.

Duquesne University Business Center Helping Hispanic Startups
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and Brent Rondon, manager of global business programs for the SBDC, for this feature on the center's efforts in helping Hispanic startups.

Oct. 17
Duquesne University Goes Test-Optional for Liberal Arts Applicants
The Tribune-Review interviewed Paul-James Cukanna, associate provost for enrollment management, for this article about the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts implementing a test-optional admission policy for liberal arts majors. Similar articles appeared in the Post-Gazette, Inside Higher Ed, the New Pittsburgh Courier, the Associated Press and the Philadelphia Tribune.

Looking at New Options in Social and Criminal Justice
The New Pittsburgh Courier included this article about a panel discussion featuring essayist John Edgar Wideman that was held as part of the Gaultier Symposium on Community-Engaged Teaching and Research. The event was developed by by Dr. Norm Conti, a Gaultier Faculty Fellow and associate professor of sociology. 

Oct. 16
Duquesne University Forum Addresses Education Equality Among Pittsburgh Communities
The Pittsburgh Business Times included this article about the School of Education's most recent community forum. Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett, associate dean and director of the Canevin Center for Educational Transformation and Social Justice, was quoted.

Oct. 12
Suburban Pittsburgh Leaders Push for Bicycle Lanes
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. David Lampe, associate professor of biological sciences, for this article about leaders from local suburban communities working to make their neighborhoods safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.

Oct. 11
Pope Francis' Extraordinary Outreach to Bishops
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, authored this op-ed piece for the Los Angeles Times about the impact Pope Francis will have on the Church's Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family event. The article also appeared on MyrtleBeachOnline.com.

Oct. 10
Duquesne's Beethoven on the Bluff to Focus on 'Variations'
The Tribune-Review included this preview of the School of Music's Oct. 13 concert from the Beethoven on the Bluff series.

Taco Tuesdays Satisfy Hunger for Christ
The Pittsburgh Catholic interviewed Adjunct Theology Professor Dr. Patrick Doering for this article about weekly taco dinners at Holy Trinity Parish during which attendees celebrate friendship, food, fun and faith.

Oct. 9
One Option for Updating the Church's Annulment Process: American Procedural Norms
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, wrote this article for the National Catholic Reporter about another approach to updating the church's processes and laws governing the sacrament of marriage.

Oct. 7
Serial Killer Writes Duquesne University Criminology Students Back
WXPI-TV reported that a group of Duquesne's forensics students wrote, under the supervision of instructors, to a convicted serial killer in California to learn more about his crimes. Convicted murderer Gerald Parker wrote that he would first need to talk to his lawyer but that he hopes to continue writing to students.

Taxing Drillers at Issue in Pa. Governor's Race
The Business Journal quoted Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick in this article about how natural gas and oil companies are not likely to close down western Pennsylvania drilling operations and move to Ohio or West Virginia if Tom Wolf is elected governor.

Study: Sand Mining for Fracking Operations Could Impact Region's Water, Air Quality
The Beaver County Times interviewed Dr. John Stolz, biology professor and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this article about the potential for sand mining operations in Minnesota and Wisconsin affecting water and air quality in Western Pennsylvania.

Oct. 6
Duquesne Speaker to Discuss Religious Causes of Civil War
The Post-Gazette quoted Dr. Michael Cahall, assistant professor of history, in this article about Duquesne's annual History Forum. Cahall did a similar interview for WBVP Radio.

Ambridge Officials Balk at 'Second Most Dangerous' Ranking
The Beaver County Times interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article questioning the ethics of a home security equipment company using fear to generate buzz about the "most dangerous" cities in the state.

Billion-dollar Windfall or Job-Killer? Candidates for Governor Still at Odds Over Gas Tax
The Pennsylvania Independent quoted Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, in this article about the gubernatorial election helping to settle a longstanding question about natural gas drilling and taxes in Pennsylvania. A similar article appeared in NorthcentralPA.com.

Oct. 5
Newsmaker: Suzanne Higginbotham
The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Suzanne Higginbotham, director of the Academic Research Center for Pharmacy Care, as a Newsmaker for receiving the Ten Under Ten Award from the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association during its annual conference.

Catholic Synod to Address Questions of Marriage, Sexuality
The Post-Gazette quoted Dr. Nicholas Carfardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about a smaller Catholic synod considering shifts in sexuality, divorce and the economy, in advance of a larger synod convening around the same topics next year.

Oct. 4
Duquesne to Showcase Italian Films
The Post-Gazette announced that Duquesne is screening a half-dozen films as part of the Italian Classic Film Festival, sponsored by the Honorary Consulate of Italy/Pittsburgh in collaboration with the 40th Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures and Duquesne's Center for International Relations.

Oct. 2
Online Family Law Forms Go Statewide
ThisTribune-Review article reported that Duquesne law students will be among those working with a self-help legal unit to guide people who cannot afford a lawyer and those representing themselves in divorce or custody matters with new standardized forms from the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Court.

Brian O'Neill: AG Bares Too Little About Porn Emails
The Post-Gazette quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this column about the lack of information from the state attorney general regarding an email scandal allegedly involving judicial officials.

Oct. 1
Northern Tier Tales to Get Patrons in Halloween Spirit
The Tribune-Review featured this profile on Thomas White, University archivist and curator of special collections, for his work as an author and "ghost-story scholar."

What Does Your Child's IQ Test Really Tell You?
Dr. Joseph Kush, professor of instruction and leadership in education, wrote this article for Pittsburgh Parent Magazine based upon his latest book, Intelligence Quotient: Testing, Role of Genetics and the Environment and Social Outcomes (Nova Science Publishers).

Experts: Wolf Election Would Not Cause Gas and Oil Companies to Flee State
Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed for this Beaver County Times article about the impact on gas and oil companies in Pennsylvania if Tom Wolf is elected governor.

Duquesne University Pharmacists Beat Breast Cancer with a New Compound
Pop City interviewed Pharmacology Professor Dr. Paula Witt-Enderby for this article about a breast-cancer fighting compound that she developed with Dr. David Lapinsky, assistant professor of medicinal chemistry, and a former University professor.

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