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    September 2011

    September 2011 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.


    Sept. 28
    New Show Takes Look at Consumer Trends
    The McMurray Almanac included this feature on Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey’s new Consumer Sense, which appears on PCNC-TV and WPXI-TV.

    Sept. 26
    What Happens if Pa. Electoral Reform Passes?
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz authored this op-ed piece for the Harrisburg Patriot-News.

    2nd Appeal Stalls Murder Trial of Pa. Boy
    This Associated Press article—which appeared in the Houston Chronicle—about a double-murder case in which an 11 year-old boy is charged, included an interview with Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz. The article also appeared in the Republic, the Albany Times Union, the San Antonio Express and the Centre Daily Times.

    Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by KQV-Radio about early Christmas shopping by consumers. She did a similar interview on KDKA-Radio.

    Sept. 25
    Scalia States His Case for Morals
    The Post-Gazette included this article about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s appearance at Duquesne as part of the law school’s Centennial celebration. President Charles J. Dougherty and Law Dean Ken Gormley were quoted. Similar articles appeared in the Erie Times-News and the ABA Journal.

    Scalia: Duquesne Should Strive to Retain Catholic Identity
    The Tribune-Review featured this article about Duquesne hosting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as part of the School of Law’s Centennial celebration. The article also appeared in the Associated Press, the San Antonio Express, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Albany Times Union, the Houston Chronicle and WFMJ-TV.

    Scalia: Catholicism at Core of My Judicial Ethics included this article about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s presenting remarks at Duquesne in conjunction with the law school’s Centennial celebration.

    Slightly More Hispanics Proud to Call Area Home
    Dr. Michael Irwin, associate professor and chair of sociology, was interviewed for this Valley News Dispatch article on the increase in the Hispanic population in the Alle-Kiski Valley area.

    Sept. 23
    Scalia to Speak at Duquesne
    The Tribune-Review included this feature article on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia presenting remarks at Duquesne as part of the law school’s Centennial celebration. Law School Dean Ken Gormley was quoted. Similar articles also appeared in the Associated Press, the Danbury Times, the Houston Chronicle, the Connecticut Post, the Harrisburg Patriot-News and WFMJ-TV.

    Experts See Specter of Double-Dip Recession
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. James Burnham, distinguished service professor of economics, for this article about predictions that there may be a “double-dip” recession.

    Dougherty Completes 10 Years as President of Duquesne
    The Pittsburgh Catholic included a feature article on Dr. Charles J. Dougherty’s marking 10 years as Duquesne president.

    Sept. 22
    Four Area Groups to Share $1.95M in Federal Job Money
    The Tribune-Review announced that the Small Business Development Center has received a $150,000 grant from the Small Business Administration. The article also appeared in the Sun Herald and the Sacramento Bee.

    Most Teacher, Administrator Pay Rose By At Least 5 Percent During Rough Economy
    Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed by the Penn Trafford Star for this article about the increases to teacher and administrator salaries despite the economy.

    Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed by KDKA-Radio about the downsizing of Macy’s department store.

    Sept. 21
    Study on Preventing Wrongful Convictions
    Law Professor John Rago was quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer article about changes recommended in a four-year study by the Joint State Government Commission on preventing wrongful convictions.

    Sept. 20
    White House: $1.3 Billion More in Nevada Will ‘Create’ 10,000 New Jobs
    Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, was quoted in this Nevada Journal article about the impact of President Obama’s proposed American Jobs Act on Nevada.

    Judge Orders Delay in Civil Trial Over Post-Gazette News Article
    The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about a local civil trial being delayed because of a story about the lawsuit that appeared in the newspaper earlier this week.

    Sept. 17
    What is Your College Tuition Really Worth?
    Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies wrote this article about the investment of college tuition that was published in the Tampa Tribune.

    Sept. 16
    Health Outreach Offers Screenings in Relaxed Community Settings
    Yvonne Weideman, an instructor in the School of Nursing, was featured in this Tribune-Review article about the 10th annual Take a Health Professional to the People Day event in Pittsburgh.

    Duquesne to Open Remodeled Recital Hall
    The Post-Gazette included this announcement about the School of Music’s remodeled PNC Recital Hall and kick-off of its new Dvorak at Duquesne concert series. Music Dean Edward Kocher was quoted.

    Sept. 15
    A Newsmaker You Should Know: Speech Pathologist Finds Her Drive in Autism Research
    The Post-Gazette featured this newsmaker on Dr. Diane Williams, an assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology, for her work in autism research.

    Sept. 14
    Report May Not Add Much to Fight Over Spill Blame
    Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by the Houston Chronicle for this article about the results of federal investigation of who is at fault for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

    Sept. 13
    Newsmaker: Matt North
    The Tribune-Review featured Matt North as a Newsmaker in recognition of his being named director of institutional research and planning.

    9/11 Remembrance and Prayers for Peace Continue at Duquesne University
    The Post-Gazette included this article about the University commemorating the 9/11 anniversary through its 11 Days of Peace events.

    Sept. 12
    Clinton Finally Gets 21st Century Bridge
    Law School Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed by U.S. News and World Report for this article about a bridge being renovated and dedicated in President Bill Clinton’s honor.

    Local, State Universities Among the Greenest
    The Examiner mentioned Duquesne in this article about Pennsylvania schools having being among the “greenest” in the nation.

    Community of Character Rallies for America
    Dr. Lew Irwin, associate professor of political science, was featured in this Peters Township article about that town’s commemoration of the 9/11 anniversary.

    Sept. 11
    The Next Page/After the Fall, Fixing a Hole: Rebuilding National Symbols
    The Post-Gazette included this feature by Dr. Joseph Coohill, assistant professor of history, which explores the challenges nations face when rebuilding a symbol or iconic structure.

    Sept. 9
    Analysis: Obama: ‘Pass This Jobs Bill’
    The Tribune-Review ran this USA Today article about President Obama’s Sept. 8 proposals to a Joint Session of Congress. The article included a quote from Dr. Matt Marlin, chair of economics and quantitative science.

    Senate GOP Caucus Paid Jane Orie’s Legal Bills
    Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the Pennsylvania Senate Republic Caucus paying the legal fees relating to alleged criminal activity in a local case.

    Tom Nist, Donahue Chair in Investment Management, was interviewed by WMNY-Radio about President Obama’s new proposals.

    Sept. 8
    Consol Signs Utica Shale Deal
    The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, political science professor and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, for this article about a new joint venture between Consol Energy Inc. and Hess Corp.

    Pittsburgh Light Displays Mark 9/11 Anniversary
    Dr. Madeline Archer, associate professor of art history, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about two downtown lighting projects designed to honor the victims of 9/11.

    Hotline to Heaven: How Relics Connect People to Community of Saints
    The Catholic News Service interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Lev, professor of art history at the Italian campus, for this article about relics in the Catholic Church.

    A Rare Kind of Love: 70 Years and Counting
    The Tribune-Review interviewed the Rev. Sean Kealy, C.S.Sp., professor of theology, for this article about a Pittsburgh couple celebrating 70 years of marriage. The article also appeared in the Carnegie Signal Item.

    Sept. 7
    Duquesne Begins Operation of Shuttle Bus for South Side Students
    The South Pittsburgh Reporter interviewed Bridget Fare, assistant vice president of public affairs, for this article about the University’s new South Side Shuttle.

    Sept. 6
    Trial Opens Today in 2009 Death of Adopted Russian Boy
    Law Professor Ken Hirsch was interviewed by the York Daily Record for an article about the beginning of a case in which a couple is accused of killing their adopted son.

    WTW Architects’ Collegial Approach Works Within Firm, With Clients
    The Tribune-Review interviewed George Fecik, executive director of facilities management, for this article about WTW Architects Inc., the group that is constructing the new residence hall on campus. The article also appeared in Architectural Record.

    Leery Looks at Shale Boom
    The Warren Tribune Chronicle interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this article about concern for potential environmental damage in Ohio and Pennsylvania from Marcellus and Utica shale drilling.

    Sept. 4
    Employment Won’t Increase Until Economic Recovery is Kickstarted
    Dr. Matt Marlin, chair of economics and quantitative science, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the impact of the economy’s recovery on employment.

    Dateline Pittsburgh
    The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Jason Margolis has been named chair of instruction and leadership in education and that Dr. John Pollock, associate professor of biological sciences, has been inducted into the Office of Research Hall of Fame.

    Sept. 1
    Law Experts Differ on Whether Secret Jury Selection Was OK
    The York Daily Record interviewed Law Professor Ken Hirsch for this article about a jury selection that was done secretly for a high-profile murder case.

    5 Ways to Turn an Internship Into a Job Offer interviewed Nicole Feldhues, director of career services, for this article about how college students can turn their internships into a job offer. The article also appeared on

    South Notables
    The Post-Gazette announced that Todd Eicker has been named director of graduate admissions at Duquesne.

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