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October

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Oct. 30
New Duquesne Law Dean Maureen Lally-Green Aims to Prepare Students for 21st Century Law
The Pennsylvania Lawyer published this feature story about Law School Dean Maureen Lally-Green for their November/December 2017 issue.

Manafort Indicted: Why ‘Following the Money’ Looms Large in Russia Probe
The Christian Science Monitor interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about the current investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

Understanding the Millennials’ Integrated Ethical Decision-Making Process: Assessing the Relationship Between Personal Values and Cognitive Moral Reasoning
Sage Journals published this research article written by Dr. James Weber, professor of business ethics and management, about the ethical decision-making process of millennials.

Oct. 28
Antony Davies & James R. Harrigan: What’s Really Scary
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about how the United States seems to legislate out of fear when it comes to things such as terrorism, gun violence and child abduction.

Oct. 27
Attorney General Josh Shapiro Says Treatment is Key Weapon in Opioids Fight
The Tribune-Review interviewed Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro, who was a speaker at the Wecht Institute’s Opioids in America seminar on Oct. 27 for this story about the state’s fight against opioid abuse.

Prosecutor-Turned-Addict-Turned-Bank Robber Speaks at Duquesne
The Post-Gazette published this article about Andrew J. McKenna, a keynote speaker at the School of Nursing’s McGinley-Rice Symposium on addiction, who shared his experience as a federal prosecutor who became addicted to opioids and served five years in federal prison.

Why You Vote in Retention Elections
Law School Dean Maureen Lally-Green wrote this op-ed for the Post-Gazette about the Nov. 7 judicial “retention election.”

Oct. 26
President Trump: ‘We Can Be The Generation That Ends The Opioid Epidemic’
As part of their coverage of the School of Nursing’s McGinley-Rice Symposium, KDKA-TV interviewed a featured presenter who lost his son to an opioid overdose.

Opioid Crisis: Drugs Increasingly Ravaging Communities Across Allegheny County
The Tribune-Review, as part of their coverage of the School of Nursing’s McGinley-Rice Symposium on addiction, interviewed Dr. Karen Hacker, director of the Allegheny County Health Department and one of the event’s keynote speakers.

County’s Top Doc: Opioid Emergency Making Officials “Desperate”
The Post-Gazette, in covering the School of Nursing’s McGinley-Rice Symposium on addiction, interviewed Allegheny Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker about the problems and potential solutions regarding the opioid epidemic in southwestern Pennsylvania.

VIDEO: 4 Perspectives From the Front Lines of the Battle Against Opioids
As part of their coverage of the School of Nursing’s McGinley-Rice Symposium, the Tribune-Review published this series of video interviews with some of the event’s speakers and presenters.

Oct. 25
Can Keith Dambrot Do for the Duquesne Dukes What He Did for the Akron Zips?
The Pittsburgh City Paper published this piece about Coach Keith Dambrot and his mission to return Duquesne basketball to prominence.

Oct. 24
Duquesne-Developed Program Provides Insight Into Identity of Beloved Italian Author
KQV-Radio interviewed Computer Science Professor Dr. Patrick Juola for this story about his authorship study software, which he recently utilized as part of an international study to attempt to discover the true identity of Italian author Elena Ferrante.

Happy Deficit Day?
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for U.S. News & World Report about “Deficit Day.”

A Meaningful Night at Heinz Field
The Pittsburgh Steelers published this story about the 20th annual Pittsburgh Sports Night Gala, during which athletes and representatives from Duquesne, among other teams, signed autographs and greeted guests.

October 30: Swing Music at Duquesne
The Post-Gazette previewed the upcoming Swingin’ program, presented by the Mary Pappert School of Music and featuring the jazz ensemble, led by Jazz Studies Professor Mike Tomaro.

Like Many Candidates, Interim Justice Sallie Mundy Targets Her Messages
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Post-Gazette story about Sallie Mundy, who is running as a Republican for the state supreme court, and how she tailors her messages to appeal to voters in different areas of the state.

Oct. 23
Duquesne MBA Sustainability Program Ranked No. 1 in the U.S., No. 5 Globally
The Post-Gazette published this PR Newswire release about Duquesne’s MBA Sustainable Business Practices program, which was recently ranked No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 5 globally on Corporate Knights’ 2017 Better World MBA list.

Oct. 21
Saturday Poem: ‘The Essential Richard Wilbur’
The Post-Gazette featured this poem by Dr. Samuel Hazo, distinguished professor of English emeritus, for this week’s Saturday poem.

The Best MBA Programs For Social Impact
Poets & Quants reported that Duquesne’s MBA program is ranked No. 1 in the United States and No. 5 in the world, according to a recent ranking by Corporate Knights.

Yes, It’s True – Halloween is Getting Here Sooner
The Observer-Reporter interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, for this story about trends in Halloween spending.

Oct. 20
Regulations, Policing & Race
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the lengthy Code of Federal Regulations and the harm that extensive regulations can have on American citizens.

The Legend of Mercer County’s ‘Green Man’
WFMJ-TV interviewed Tom White, University archivist, for this story about the legend of the Green Man, a ghost man who supposedly haunts tunnels and woods in Southwestern Pa.

Oct. 19
How Much Research is Done on Gun Violence in the US?
Times Higher Education named Duquesne on its list of the Top U.S. Universities for Research into Gun Control by Scholarly Output, 2012 to 2016. Duquesne researchers have reportedly published three scholarly pieces on gun control.

Oct. 17
Heavenly Hosting: Pittsburgh Institutions Helped Digitize the Archives of the Late English Cardinal
The Post-Gazette published this story about the fall Newman Lecture at Duquesne, which focused on preservation efforts of the vast archives of the late Cardinal John Henry Newman.

Oct. 16
Could Opioid Lawsuit Against Pharma Lead To Tobacco-Like Court Settlement?
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Jamie McConaha, associate professor of pharmacy practice, for this story about the similarities between opioids and tobacco, and how these similarities could impact the outcome of recent opioid-related lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies.

A Pittsburgh Group Dedicated To a 19th Century Cardinal Digitized His Life’s Work
WESA-Radio reported that the National Institute for Newman Studies, an institute affiliated with Duquesne, worked to digitize the archives of the late Cardinal John Henry Newman. The preservation efforts were the topic of the fall 2017 Newman Lecture at Duquesne on Oct. 16.

In This Duquesne Philosophy Class, Yoga Brings Mind and Body Together
The Incline interviewed Dr. Michael Harrington, associate professor of philosophy, for this feature story about Duquesne’s Yoga Philosophy and Practice course, which focuses on the connection between the mind and body through yoga.

2017 Better World MBA Results
Corporate Knights ranked Duquesne’s Sustainable MBA program at No. 1 in the U.S. and No. 5 worldwide on its list of the 2017 Better World MBA Results.

The 5 Best Underrated Fountains in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Magazine ranked the fountain on Duquesne’s Academic Walk at No. 2 for its list, The Five Best Underrated Fountains in Pittsburgh.

Oct. 15
Ukraine’s Forgotten Holocaust Told in ‘Red Famine’
Dr. Greg Barnhisel, professor and chair of the English department, penned this Post-Gazette review of journalist Anne Applebaum’s Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, about the manmade Ukrainian famine of 1932 and 1933.

Oct. 11
The NFL and Its Fans Do Not Actually Care About Respecting the American Flag
The Big Lead cited an interview from the Post-Gazette with President Ken Gormley in 2015 about the U.S. flag code, in response to recent controversy about the use of the National Anthem and the American flag in sports.

What’s Good for Amazon May Not Be Good for City That Lands New Headquarters
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer regarding bids Amazon is soliciting from cities looking to win its second corporate headquarters.

Oct. 10

Dr. John Mitcham on WQED
Dr. John Mitcham, assistant professor of history, was interviewed on WQED-Radio to preview the annual Duquesne history forum, which will focus on the controversy surrounding the United States’ entry into World War I.

Oct. 9
Pa. Bar Passage Rates Improve After Historic Low
The Legal Intelligencer reported that Duquesne’s School of Law saw a 90.7 percent pass rate among  its graduates who took the bar exam for the first-time this year.

Oct. 6
Will Pittsburgh’s Columbus Day Parade become a Heritage Day Parade?
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Jennifer Whitmer Taylor, assistant professor of public history, for this story about a possible renaming of the Columbus Day Parade in response to protests involving statues and parades in Columbus’ honor.

How the Special Election for Rep. Tim Murphy’s Seat Will Work — and Which Party Might Win
The Incline interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the upcoming special election to replace Rep. Tim Murphy, who will resign effective Saturday, Oct. 21.

Oct. 5
Morehouse: ‘We Never Said We Were Selling the Team’
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Steven N. Greenberg, executive in residence for sports marketing in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, for this story about past speculation that the Pittsburgh Penguins’ owners are looking to sell the team.

Oct. 4
Ted Cruz, Asked if He’s Interacting with Texans, Says He’s Done 17 ‘Town Halls’ in 2017
Politifact interviewed Dr. Mike Dillon, associate professor of journalism, for this story about Ted Cruz’s claim that he has done 17 town halls, when questioned as to whether or not he interacts with his constituents enough.

Pro-Life Rep. Tim Murphy Will Not Seek Re-Election After Reports Of Urging Abortion
KDKA-TV interviewed Joe Sabino Mistick, associate law professor, about recent reports about Rep. Tim Murphy’s alleged extramarital affair.

Burns White Funding New Scholarship at Duquesne Law
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Burns White LLC, one of Pittsburgh’s largest law firms, recently announced its plans to fund an annual scholarship at Duquesne’s School of Law.

Orphie and the Book of Heroes at the Red Masquers
The Pittsburgh City Paper published this review of the Red Masquers’ show Orphie and the Book of Heroes, which runs through Sunday, Oct. 15, in the Genesius Theater.

Oct. 3
Dr. Antony Davies on PCNC-TV’s ‘Pittsburgh Now’
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, was a guest on PCNC-TV’s Pittsburgh Now show to discuss the president’s tax proposal.

Oct. 2
College Rankings
The Wall Street Journal ranked Duquesne No. 221 on its list of 2018 College Rankings.

Zipcar and Ford Exceed $1M in Donations to Student Organizations through Annual “Students with Drive” Grant Program
The Post-Gazette announced that Duquesne’s chapter of Strong Women Strong Girls was a second place winner of $13,000 in grants from Ford Motor Company and ZipCar’s 2017 Students With Drive grant program.

Press Conference for the Presentation of the General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life (New Hall of the Synod, 5-7 October 2017)
Il Sismografo announced that Dr. Hank ten Have, director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics, will be among the speakers at Accompanying Life: New Responsibilities in the Technological Age, as part of the Workshop of the Pontifical Academy for Life on Oct. 5-6.

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