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September

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Sept. 30
Red Masquers Inaugurate Duquesne University’s New Campus Theater
Post-Gazette quoted John Lane, executive director of the Red Masquers, in a story about the troupe’s new home, the Genesius Theater, and its first production in the new venue.

Sept. 29
Duquesne Represented at Regional Emmy Awards Ceremony
Pittsburgh Magazine reported that Dr. John Pollock, biology professor, won two Emmy Awards, for the Children/Youth/Teen Program or Special and for Musical Composition/Arrangement. Recent graduate Samantha Barker received an Emmy for her news package on a fundraiser for blood cancer research.

Why Men Hog the TV Remote
Ktar.com featured an article about why men hog the TV remote, quoting Dr. Robert Bellamy, professor of journalism and multimedia arts, and co-editor of The Remote Control, and the New Age of Television.

Hempfield Students Get Real-Life Court Lesson as Judge Holds Hearings in High School
The Tribune-Review quoted law school Dean Ken Gormley in reaction to the courtroom experience of 500 high school seniors when a judge took his courtroom on the road to Hempfield Area School District.

Sept. 27
Stand Down Pittsburgh Offers Veterans One- Stop Shop for Assistance

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that in August 2014, local political leaders and veterans’ service organizations set a challenging goal of ending homelessness among veterans in Allegheny County by the end of 2015. The Mylan School of Pharmacy contributed to the efforts by offering quick blood test for glucose, cholesterol and hepatitis C.

Health Care Fraud Enforcement Ramping Up in Western Pa.
This story in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was the result of a collaboration between the newspaper and the law school. Criminal Justice Program Director Wesley M. Oliver and his students worked in a Fact Investigations class with reporter Rich Lord to study federal efforts to fight health care fraud nationwide. Western Pennsylvania’s U.S. district attorney is creating a local strike force for fraud enforcement.

Sept. 26
Here Comes the Bill For That No-Interest ‘Free Lunch’
The Tribune-Review published an op-ed column co-authored by Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the Federal Reserve debate on raising interest rates one-quarter of 1 percentage point, the equivalent of $13 per month on a 20-year $100,000 mortgage.

Business Gallery: Sept. 27, 2015
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne installed endowed chair holders Ronald C. Arnett, Partha Basu, Laura Crothers, Nancy Perkins, Eva M. Simms, John F. Stolz and Rick Zoucha.

Sept. 25
Duquesne Narrows Pool in President Search
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne’s presidential search committee has narrowed its candidate pool to the semifinalists, according to an update by Board Chair Marie Millie Jones.

Joe Biden: ‘Pope Francis Is Challenging Us’
A Celebcafe.org article addressed the challenges following Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S., which will include climate change, according to Dr. Gerard Magill, Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy and Law at Duquesne University.

Sept. 24
Prosecutor: Suspect in Wolfe Homicides has Hidden Evidence Before
Law Professor Wesley Oliver was interviewed by The Tribune-Review on how a defendant’s prior acts can be used in a double murder trial.

Peanut Executive’s 28-year Sentence Sends Message to CEOs
Bloomberg Business quoted Jim Weber, professor of business ethics and management, in the conviction and a 28-year sentence against the former owner of a Georgia peanut company for his role in a deadly salmonella outbreak. This story also appeared in The Tribune-Review, Styrk and the Associated Press.

AG Kathleen Kane Attends Pardon Board After Suspension Announcement

The Harrisburg Patriot-News quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz on the suspension of the law license of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane and its possible impact on her parole board position.

The Politics of Pope Francis
WESA-FM interviewed Darlene Weaver, director of the Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition, about the history-making speech that Pope Francis gave as the first pope to address the U.S. Congress.

Sept. 22
A Pope for the Periphery
The Los Angeles Times featured this op-ed piece, written by Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law Dr. Nick Cafardi, about the first U.S. visit by Pope Francis and the face of Catholic America.

One in Four Beaver are Catholic, but Pope Visit is Relevant for All
Dr. Maureen O’Brien, associate professor and chair of theology, was interviewed for this Beaver County Times article about the wide relevancy of Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States.

Sewickley Resident Wins Duquesne University’s President’s Award of Excellence
The Beaver County Times interviewed Dr. Jessica Wiskus, professor of music, for this article about her earning the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching at the University.

Sept. 21
Pa. Supreme Court Suspends Kane’s License
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer article about the unprecedented move by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to suspend the law license of Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Similar articles appeared in the Allentown Morning Call, the Hazelton Standard Speaker, the ABA Journal and the Post-Gazette, among others.

Frick Art & Historical Center to Host ‘Killer Heels’ Exhibit
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about an upcoming exhibit at the Frick Art & Historical Center that will focus on the art of the high-heeled shoe.

Sept. 20
East Coast Prepares for Whirlwind Visit from Pope Francis
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this article about what to expect from the first U.S. visit by Pope Francis.

Sept. 17
Census Report: Beaver County’s Uninsured Stays Stagnant in 2014
The Beaver County Times quoted Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, for this article about the number of uninsured residents in Beaver County.

Sept. 13
‘The KD/PG Sunday Edition’
Theology Professor Dr. George Worgul and Dr. Gerry Magill, the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy and Law, were both guests on the The KD/PG Sunday Edition show on KDKA-TV, during which they discussed various aspects of Pope Francis’ first U.S. Visit.

Sept. 12
Survey: Allegheny River Water Quality Holds Steady
Dr. Elizabeth Dakin, instructor in environmental science and management, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the current water quality of the Allegheny River with regards to it containing lingering Marcellus shale drilling waste water and other river contaminants.

As Downtown Macy’s Goes Dark, Its Iconic Status Lasts in Memory
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about the closing of Pittsburgh’s downtown Macy’s location.

Sept. 11
Choose Clara for $10 Bill
Dr. Holly Mayer, associate history professor, was quoted in this Livingston County News article about the discussion of Clara Barton being considered to adorn the upcoming re-designed $10 bill.

Sept. 10
National Nursing League Names Latest Centers of Excellence
Nurse.com announced that Duquesne University’s School of Nursing was one of only 12 schools from across the nation to be named by the National League for Nursing (NLN) as a Center of Excellence, which recognizes the school’s ability to create environments that enhance student learning and professional development, and promote faculty expertise. This marks the third consecutive time the NLN has awarded Duquesne this designation.

Keurig Teams Up with Campbell’s to Offer Single-Serving Soups
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this story about coffee maker Keurig partnering with Campbell’s Soup to offer consumers soup that can be brewed through a Keurig machine.

Sept. 9
Will City of Pittsburgh Get a Cut of the Penguins Sale?
The Post-Gazette quoted Associate Sports Marketing Professor Dr. Ron Dick for this article about Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s bid to get the city a cut of the sale of the Penguins hockey team.

Pittsburgh-Area Schools Among ‘U.S. News’ Best Colleges’
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that U.S. News and World Report ranked Duquesne at No. 115 for Best National Universities, at No. 90 for Best Online Programs and at No. 43 for Best Value Schools in the publication’s 2016 Best Colleges rankings.

Sept. 8
Francis Announces Changes to Annulment Process
Dr. George Worgul, professor of theology, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about Pope Francis streamlining the annulment process for Catholics. The article also appeared in the Sun Herald.

Houseboat? Historic Landmark? Airbnb in Pittsburgh Has Much to Offer
NEXT Pittsburgh interviewed Dr. Matt Ryan, associate professor of economics, for this article about the growing number of Airbnbs in Pittsburgh.

Sept. 7
Educators Can Spot Emotional Baggage
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Deborah Sciglioano, assistant professor of education, for this article about educators becoming more aware that some students are carrying emotional baggage that can negatively affect their ability to learn.

Sept. 6
Newsmaker: George Bradley
Dr. George Bradley, associate professor of mathematics and computer science, was featured as a Newsmaker in the Tribune-Review in recognition of his receiving the Meritorious Service Award from the Mathematical Association of America in Washington.

AG Case Sees Sides Digging In
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Hazelton Standard Speaker article about the increasing legal controversies surrounding the case involving state Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Similar articles appeared in the Citizens Voice and the Republican Herald.

Sept. 5
Dozens of Cats Rescued from Trash-Filled Home in Arnold
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Becky Morrow, assistant professor of biological sciences who also is a veterinarian, for this article about dozens of cats and kittens that her organization, Frankie’s Friends, rescued from a local hoarding situation.

Sept. 2
Debate Flares Over Alexander Hamilton’s Successor on the $10 Bill
The Post-Gazette interviewed Associate History Professor Dr. Holly Mayer for this article about the debate over whose image should replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill.

Sept. 1
Duquesne Hires New Athletic Director
John Plante, vice president for advancement, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about Duquesne naming David Harper as its new director of athletics. Similar articles and stories appeared in the Tribune-Review, the Associated Press, the Pittsburgh Business Times, Yahoo! News, DK on Pittsburgh Sports, WTAE-TV and KDKA-TV, among others.

Pittsburgh Receives a C for Small-Business Friendliness
Dr. Mary McKinney, director of Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center, was interviewed by WTAE-TV for this story about Pittsburgh earning a C grade in a survey by Thumbtack for small-business friendliness.

‘Lolita Goth’ Woman in Bizarre Apartment Ad Photos
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, was interviewed by WTAE-TV for this story about an attention-grabbing apartment ad that features a model dressed in unusual clothing in each of the ad’s photos.

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