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    September 2012

    News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

    Sept. 29
    Newsmaker: Dr. Joan Such Lockhart
    The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Joan Such Lockhart as a Newsmaker in recognition of her being named a fellow of the National League for Nursing’s Academy of Nursing Education.

    Antony Davies & James Harrigan: End Lost Drug War Now
    The Tribune-Review included this piece about America’s war on drugs, co-authored by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies.

    Liquor Control Board Leaves Bad Taste in Critics’ Mouths With In-house Wine
    Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about criticism of the need for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s to develop and market its own in-house wine.

    Newsmaker: Dr. Timothy L. Jackson
    The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Tim Jackson, adjunct professor in the physician assistant department, in recognition of his being inducted as a fellow of the American College of Physicians in internal medicine.

    Sept. 27
    Reading Rachel Carson
    The New Atlantis featured this book review written by Associate Political Science Professor Dr. Charles Rubin about Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.

    Duquesne Professor Focuses on Communication Between Parents and Children With Autism
    The Sewickley Patch included this feature article about Dr. Rachel Robertson, assistant professor of education, and her work to help children with autism develop their behavior by improving communication between them and their parents.

    Sept. 26
    Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Gets Bigger Sound by Getting Smaller
    The Tribune-Review included this article about Sean Jones, associate professor of jazz studies, and Mike Tomaro, professor of music and chair of jazz studies, and their work in the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra.

    Allegheny County Only Found Archives for a Third of UPMC Parcels
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about questions regarding Allegheny County’s record keeping of UPMC applications for property tax exemptions.

    Voter ID Process Altered Again
    The Morning Call interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about recent revisions to the Pennsylvania voter ID law.

    Sept. 25
    Why We Should Care About America’s Fading Economic Freedom
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this piece for U.S. News and World Report about the results of the Fraser Institute’s most recent Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report.

    Baggaley Elementary School Room Appeals to Senses
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Assistant Occupational Therapy Professor Jeryl Benson for this article about a multisensory classroom in a local school that was developed to help students with autism better interact with their environment.

    2012 Fast Track Judging Panel
    Law School Dean Ken Gormley served on the judges' panel for The Legal Intelligencer's Lawyers on the Fast Track 2012.

    Sept. 24
    Pittsburgh, Ireland Universities Announce Cooperative Agreement
    The Post-Gazette named Duquesne University as one of 10 Pittsburgh colleges that have forged a cooperation agreement with 13 schools in Ireland through the Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education and the Institutes of Technology Ireland.

    Sept. 23
    New Partnership Gives Hill District Entrepreneurs a Boost
    Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the Small Business Development Center, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the benefits of a partnership formed between two organizations that is connecting more Hill District businesses with sources of capital.

    Post-Gazette: Photos of the Day
    The Post-Gazette included two photos from the School of Law’s 11th annual Katie Westbrook Race-Ipsa Loquitur 5k held on campus on Sept. 22.

    Sept. 21
    Soledad O’Brien Headlines Diversity Conference
    The New Pittsburgh Courier included this feature article about the 3rd annual Pittsburgh Diversity and Leadership Conference hosted by Duquesne and held on campus.

    Sept. 20
    Many More Coming Into City of Pittsburgh to Work
    Greek Life Director of Rebecca Jamrozik Mickler was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the noted increase in the number of people coming into the city of Pittsburgh to work versus the number that commute out of it to work.

    Sept. 19
    Networking at HR Leadership Awards
    The Pittsburgh Business Times included this photo of Laurel Willingham-McLain, director of faculty development and teaching excellence; Joyce Valent, adjunct professor in the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA); and Erroline Williams, director of professional development and corporate outreach for SLPA. Williams was honored by the newspaper as one of its 2012 Pittsburgh Business Times’ Human Resources Leadership award winners.

    Sept. 19
    Pennsylvania Voter ID Law Returned to Lower Court
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Dean Ken Gormley for this article about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to order the Commonwealth Court to again consider stopping the state’s voter ID law.

    ‘Bloomberg World’
    Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by Bloomberg World about the Iranian sanctions and their impact on the global oil market.

    Sept. 17
    Colleges Put More Emphasis on Background Checks in Wake of Sandusky Case
    The Tribune-Review quoted Bridget Fare, assistant vice president of public affairs, in this article about universities expanding their efforts regarding background checks of potential employees in light of the Penn State Sandusky scandal.

    Sept. 18
    State Supreme Court Sends voter ID Case Back to Commonwealth Court for Review
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the state Supreme Court’s decision to not block Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, resulting in the challenge over it being sent back to the Commonwealth Court.

    Newsmaker: Moni McIntyre
    The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Moni McIntyre, assistant professor in the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy, in recognition of her serving as a panelist at the Sisters of Selma conference at the Smithsonian Institution.

    Sept. 17
    Duquesne Law Fellowship Offers Students ‘Practical Value’
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Dean Ken Gormley and law students for this feature article about the law school’s Public Service Fellowship program.

    Duquesne Professor Seeks Upgrade on Little Sewickley Creek
    The Sewickley Patch included this article about how research conducted by Adjunct Biology Professor Ed Schroth has led to his petitioning to have the Little Sewickley Creek reclassified as an exceptionally valued watershed.

    Sept. 16
    Dateline Pittsburgh
    The Post-Gazette announced that Mary Frances Dean was appointed executive director of major and planned giving and that Dr. Jeffrey Evanseck, the Fr. Joseph Lauritis Chair of Teaching and Technology, was named a fellow of the American Chemical Society.

    Sept. 14
    Renovation for Hill District ‘Green Innovation’ Project Moves Ahead
    Duquesne University was named in this Post-Gazette article as being among area colleges that will have a presence at The Energy Innovation Center that is currently being developed in the Hill District neighborhood.

    Sept. 13
    Challenge to Voter ID Law is Case of Contradictions
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Pennsylvania Independent article about alleged contradictions in the case where plaintiffs are seeking an injunction to prevent the state’s new voter ID law from taking effect. The article also appeared in the Doylestown-Buckingham-New Britain Patch.

    Local Brigadier General Talks About Middle East, Teaching
    Dr. Lew Irwin, associate professor of political science, was interviewed on KDKA-Radio about his recent promotion to Brigadier General in the U.S. Army.

    Sept. 11
    Westmoreland Killer’s Lawyers Say Jury Never Sworn In
    Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about defense attorneys for a man condemned to death claiming that he is entitled to a new trial because jurors for the case were never officially sworn in before the case against him.

    Sept. 10
    Happy Deficit Day
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was quoted in this New York Post article about an op-ed article that Davies co-authored about the national deficit.

    Voter ID Case Goes to Pa. Supreme Court on Thursday The Post-Gazette quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about the impending case before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in which challengers will seek to stop the new voter ID law from going into effect.

    In the War on Malaria, a New Tactic on Mosquitoes
    The Post-Gazette reported on research that biologist David Lampe is doing to develop a "substantially improved strategy" to defend against malaria that neither opts to kill the insect nor uses drugs against the malarial parasite.

    Sept. 9
    Convicted Former Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Seeks Reinstatement of Law License
    The Tribune-Review reported on an upcoming decision that the Disciplinary Board of the state Supreme Court will have to make regarding whether a former Pittsburgh judge convicted of extortion should get back his license. Law Professor Mark Yochum is quoted. Similar articles also appeared in the Associated Press and GoErie.com.

    Hope for Catholic Clergy Reforms Follows Verdict
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, for this article about the impact of a Jackson County judge finding Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph guilty of one misdemeanor count of failing to report suspected child abuse. Similar articles appeared in the Daily Record and the Washington Post.

    Experts: Cheaters Not Punished Enough
    This United Press International article mentions a recent study conducted by Assistant Professor of Information Systems Management Dr. Jeffrey Roberts and Associate Professor of Business Ethics Dr. David Wasieleski that indicates the more online tools college students were allowed to use to complete an assignment, the more likely they were to copy the work of others. Similar articles also ran in the Indiana Gazette and Interface Magazine.

    Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
    The Post-Gazette announced that Sarah Arimoto-Mercer has been named assistant dean and executive director of enrollment management in the School of Law.

    Priests, Accusers Press for Resolution
    Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, was interviewed for this Boston Globe article about the delayed resolution for both priests and victims involved in sexual abuse cases in the Boston Archdiocese that remain unresolved.

    Sept. 8
    Seminar Warns of Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers
    The Post-Gazette included this feature article about the Wecht Institute’s Sept. 7 Forensic Friday seminar that addressed the growing prescription drug abuse epidemic. Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Mary Mihalyo was quoted.

    Sept. 7
    School Psychologists Feel the Squeeze
    Dr. Tammy Hughes, professor of counseling, psychology and special education, was interviewed by the American Psychological Association for this article about the loss of resources and support among school-based mental-health services due to decreasing school budgets.

    Sept. 4
    Political Expert Weighs In On the Democratic Convention
    Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was a guest on KDKA-Radio’s Mike Pintek Show, where he discussed the 2012 Democratic Convention.

    Peters Township Resident Promoted to Brigadier General
    Peters Patch included this feature article about Associate Political Science Professor Dr. Lew Irwin being promoted to brigadier general in the U.S. Army.

    Decision to Withhold Melvin’s Pay Pending Trial a Rare Move
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the state Court of Judicial Discipline implementing a rare sanction in its decision to withhold the salary of a suspended state Supreme Court justice.

    Penn State Legal Costs in Sandusky Case $16.7 Million and Climbing
    Law Professor Wes Oliver was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about Penn State University’s legal costs in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case.

    Sept. 3
    Hot-button Cases Ahead for Supreme Court
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Law School Dean Ken Gormley for this article about upcoming cases that the U.S. Supreme Court will face.

    Construction Company Owner Sues Over Woman’s Posting on Angie’s List
    Law Professor Mike Streib was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about a defamation lawsuit filed by a contractor against a woman for posting false information about him on a website that allows consumers to post grades and reviews of businesses they use.

    Merged Catholic Parishes Here Thriving 20 Years Later
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, for this article that revisits merged parishes 20 years after the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh launched a reorganization that resulted in dissolving 163 of its congregations.

    Sept. 2
    Cyber Charters in Pennsylvania Growing Despite Issues
    Dr. David Carbonara, assistant professor of education and director of instructional technology in the School of Education, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the increasing popularity of cyber charter schools in Pennsylvania.