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October

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Oct. 30
3-D Gaming Software Turns Educational, Thanks to Duquesne Student from Mt. Lebanon
Dr. Jeffry Madura, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was quoted in this Almanac article about a 3-D gaming software project that he and one of his students collaborated on to create 3-D structures of molecules.

Merger of Walgreens, Rite Aid Could Have Huge Ramifications for Consumers
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey is quoted in this Beaver County Times article published by Bloomberg Business News about the impact of Walgreens merging with Rite Aid.

Pittsburgh-made Show on Sleep Science Wins 2 Emmys
Dr. John Pollock, professor of biological sciences, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the TV show he produced, Scientastic—Are You Sleeping, which won two Emmy awards.

Oct. 28
Qualifications Not Needed for Many Row Offices in Pennsylvania
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the shift from appointment to election of row offices in Pennsylvania.

Kane Mulls Senate Panel Challenge
The Citizens’ Voice interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane considering a legal challenge to the Senate committee that is examining whether she can continue in her role with a suspended attorney’s license.

Oct. 26
What the Top Court Left Out in Judgment on Assisted Suicide
This Globe and Mail article about a recent judgment by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding assisted suicide quotes a paper written by Dr. Henk ten Have, director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics.

Oct. 25
State Supreme Court Race Runs Along Party Lines
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the political affiliations of the seven candidates who are running for state Supreme Court justice.

Oct. 21
How Pittsburgh is Growing America’s Next Great Chinatown
Saveur magazine included this article that mentions Duquesne as one of the Pittsburgh-area universities attracting more international students from Asia, resulting in making the city what the publication calls the “next great Chinatown.”

Pa. Regulators Caught Unprepared for Natural Gas ‘Mother Lode’
The Harrisburg Patriot-News quoted Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental biology, in this article about the unexpected, significant increase in shale drilling permits in Pennsylvania.

Oct. 19
DEP Recordkeeping Needs to Improve, State Officials Say
Dr. John Stolz, professor of environmental biology, was quoted in this Harrisburg Patriot-News article about the call for the Department of Environmental Protection to improve its recordkeeping.

Oct. 17
Former Pa. Gov. Corbett Reprises Role as Teacher with College Courses
The Tribune-Review interviewed Distinguished Lecturer Tom Corbett, Law Dean Ken Gormley and Associate Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick for this feature article on Corbett returning to the classroom to teach after serving as Pennsylvania’s governor. Similar stories appeared on KDKA-Radio, the Waynesboro Record-Herald, the New Pittsburgh Courier, PhillyVoice and the Associated Press.

Oct. 16
It’s Time to Privatize Metro
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies wrote this opinion piece on privatizing the Metro in Washington, D.C., that was published in the Washington Post.

Oct. 14
5 PA MBA Programs Ranked in Top 121 Sustainability Business Programs in World
PA Environment Digest announced that the Duquesne’s MBA Sustainability program was one of five programs in Pennsylvania ranked among the best in the world. Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, was quoted.

Oct. 13
Family of Shaler Girl Killed by Drunken Driving Suspect Wants Focus on DUI Laws
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the parents of a local child killed by a drunk driver calling for a review of DUI laws.

Oct. 12
Will Millennial Voters and College Tuition Influence the 2016 Election?
Dr. John Hanley, assistant political science professor, was interviewed by WDTV for this story about factors affecting the 2016 presidential election.

Oct. 8
Duquesne Inks Cooperative Agreement with Costa Rican University
Law School Dean Ken Gormley is quoted in this Pittsburgh Business Times article about Duquesne signing an agreement between the School of Law and Costa Rica’s Universidad Escuela Libre de Derecho.

Oct. 6
Water on Mars Helps Confirms Duquesne University Research
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this article about the link between the recent announcement of liquid water on Mars and Stolz’s NASA-funded research studying how microbes can survive by breathing and metabolizing arsenic rather than oxygen.

Oct. 4
Vatican Synod on Family Builds on Pope’s Visit
Dr. Gerry Magill, chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy and Law, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the current synod/summit of bishops at the Vatican that is exploring how to reach out to those distanced from the church.

Pittsburgh Police Department to Expand Use of Body Cameras for Officers
Law Professor John Rago was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police expanding its use of body cameras for its officers.

Oct. 2
Conference Explores Ties Between Ethics, Religion and Global Warming
The Post-Gazette included this feature article on the University’s two-day conference, Integrity of Creation: Climate Change.

Oct. 1
Duquesne Assistant Rhodes Back After Battle with Skin Cancer
The Tribune-Review featured this article on Assistant Basketball Coach John Rhodes and his dealing with a diagnosis of stage-four skin cancer. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette.

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