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Liberal Arts in the News

The achievements of Duquesne's liberal arts faculty and students generated news coverage in 2014.

Consulting Firm Finds Niche Advising Small Business Owners
The Post-Gazette quoted Karl Skutski, adjunct lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, for this article about the Tobin Group, a Pittsburgh consulting firm that advises small business owners.

How Artifacts Changed the Telling of Sept. 11 Attacks
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. Alima Bucciantini, assistant history professor, for this story about the impact of how artifacts that were gathered by archivists re-tell the story of the 9/11 attacks.

Mike Dillon/Terrorists' Ghastly Photo Op
The Post-Gazette featured this op-ed piece by Dr. Mike Dillon, associate professor and chair of journalism and multimedia arts, about what the media should do when terrorists pose victims.

Catholics: Military Action May be Justified in Iraq
Dr. Anna Floerke Scheid, assistant professor of theology, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about the Catholic Church's view on whether U.S. airstrikes in Iraq are justified. Similar articles ran in The Examiner and the Modesto Bee.

Protestant ‘Empathy' For Israel Is War Gain
Thejewishweek.com interviewed Dr. Bogdan Bucur, associate professor of theology who was selected for the Christian Leadership Initiative, which brings a group of Christian clergy and lay leaders to Israel annually to provide intensive grounding in Jewish theology and Jewish traditions, on the impact of unrest in the area on the experience.

‘Redeemer: The Life of Jimmy Carter': A Historian Asserts He is America's Best Former President
Dr. Greg Barnhisel, associate professor of English, wrote an article on former president Jimmy Carter for the Post-Gazette.

Theology Professor, Spiritan Named Bishop in Ghana

The Greatest Generation Revisited: Gen. MacArthur and President Roosevelt
Assistant History Professor Dr. Joseph Coohill wrote these book reviews for the Post-Gazette on The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur by Mark Perry and No End Save Victory: How FDR Led the Nation Into War by David Kaiser.

Professor: Tiananmen Square Led to Changes
The Beaver County Times interviewed Associate History Professor Dr. Jing Li for this article about the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests.

Duquesne, Allegheny Health Network Develop App to Ease Patient Pain
Dr. Jeff Jackson, professor of mathematics and computer science, was interviewed for this Pittsburgh Business Times article on a new mobile app for Palliative Care Fast Facts, developed by students of Jackson's in collaboration with the Allegheny Health Network.

Linguistic Fingerprints In ‘Little Words' May Have Identified the Real Bitcoin Creator
Dr. Patrick Juola, associate professor of computer science, was interviewed for this Venture Beat article about the claim that digital currency blogger Nick Szabo is the creator of Bitcoin.

Churches Throughout Allegheny County Host Sunrise Easter Services
The Tribune-Review interviewed Theology Professor Dr. George Worgul for this article about the tradition of sunrise Easter services.

‘Savage Harvest,' by Carl Hoffman
English Department Chair Dr. Greg Barnhisel authored this Post-Gazette book review on Savage Harvest: A Tale of Cannibals, Colonialism and Michael Rockefeller's Tragic Quest for Primitive Art by Carl Hoffman.

A Newsmaker You Should Know: Professor's Book Highlights Three Important Women in American History
The Post-Gazette interviewed Communication and Rhetorical Studies Professor Pat Arneson for this feature article about her new book, Communicative Engagement and Social Liberation: Justice Will be Made.

‘Project 22' Releases Official Trailer
In this story about Project 22, a documentary focused on raising awareness of veteran suicide, WESA-Radio mentioned that the film crew met with Dr. Roger Brooke, professor of psychology and director of military psychological services, when they filmed in Pittsburgh.

Though Scattered All Over, Irish Are Region's 2nd-Largest Nationality
Dr. Joseph Coohill, assistant professor of history, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about Pittsburgh's Irish population.

McCandless Veterans Service to Feature Short, Poignant Stories
Dr. Roger Brooke, professor of psychology and director of military psychological services, was highlighted in this Tribune-Review article as a presenter for a March 30 service for veterans, their families and residents of McCandless Township

Hunger, Not Religion, Root Cause of Conflict in Africa, Says Professor
The Catholic Sentinel interviewed Charles Steinmetz, visiting assistant professor of history, for this article in which he discusses hunger being at the root of conflict in Africa rather than religion.

Artist to Wrap Discussion Sessions
The Post-Gazette reported that Dr. Daniel Lieberfeld, associate professor of sociology, will be a panelist discussing art, war and image at the Carnegie International 2013

Duquesne University Plans New Theater
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that the University plans to build a new theater on its campus next to its music school and will brief the Pittsburgh Planning Commission Tuesday on its plans for the new $4.5 million project.

Column: The N-Word is Not the Worst Thing About America
Themaneater.com quoted Dr. George Yancy, professor of philosophy, about black-white racial relationships in America.

Red Masquers' ‘Awakening
The Pittsburgh City Paper included this preview about the Red Masquers' upcoming performances of Awakening.

Themis's Law: Beware Tilting the Scales of Justice When Emotions Run High
Dr. Mike Dillon, associate professor and chair of journalism and multimedia arts, wrote this Post-Gazette opinion piece about the impact of emotions on creating new laws.

50 Years After the Beatles' U.S. Debut, Iconic Band Still Has Impact
This Tribune-Review article on the 50th anniversary of the Beatles American debut includes quotes from Dr. Dennis Woytek, assistant professor of journalism and multimedia arts, Mike Tomaro, professor music and chair of jazz studies, and Don Maue, adjunct professor of journalism and multimedia arts.

Political Science Professor Dr. Mark Haas was interviewed by KQV-Radio regarding forced abortions in China and the impact on China's world political powers.

Newsmaker: Pat Arneson
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Pat Arneson in recognition of she and her co-author being awarded the National Communication Association's Franklyn S. Haiman Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Freedom of Expression.