Duquesne in the News
News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.
LeanMed receives recognition from World Health Organization
This Pittsburgh Business Times article about local medical device startup LeanMed receiving recognition from the World Health Organization mentions that the company received $5,000 in funding from Duquesne's Small Business Development Center.
Hill District congregation celebrates 130 years as a pillar of the community and social justice
In this Post-Gazette article about nearby Central Baptist Church's 130th anniversary, the pastor is quoted about the Church partnering with Duquesne to host COVID vaccine clinics throughout the pandemic.
Pennsylvania election audit gets GOP campaign trail embrace
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Associated Press article about a Pennsylvania election audit that has gained campaign trail support from top Republican candidates for governor and the U.S. Senate.
Vaccine hesitancy among young adults continues as delta variant spreads
The Herald-Standard mentioned that some Duquesne students are participating in a 10-week fellowship project initiated by California University of Pennsylvania designed to address COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy and identify concerns and fears around it.
Duquesne University plans to open new medical college
WTAE-TV interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about Duquesne's plans to open a new College of Osteopathic Medicine designed to improve health equity.
Duquesne osteopathic medicine college to receive $2M grant
Pittsburgh Business Times reported that the new College of Osteopathic Medicine has received a $2 million grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation for health equity efforts. President Ken Gormley was quoted in the story.
Review: 'The Red Glass Cat' offers a grumpy look at age, Pittsburghers and racism
The Post-Gazette published this review of English Professor Dr. Matthew Ussia's debut poetry collection The Red Glass Cat.
RK Mellon gifts Duquesne $2 million for new college of medicine
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne's College of Osteopathic Medicine recently received a $2 million gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. President Ken Gormley was quoted in the story.
What you need to know about the GOP-backed audit of Pennsylvania's elections
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Pittsburgh City Paper article that breaks down steps that Pennsylvania's Senate is taking to review the 2020 election in order to restore trust in future elections.
Child Tax Credits Head Out To Millions Of Families This Week
Associate Accounting Professor Bryan Menk was interviewed for this KDKA-TV story about a child tax credit that was recently distributed to millions of families.
Pennsylvania's top judge called charging Bill Cosby 'reprehensible.' Now the prosecutor is firing back.
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Philadelphia Inquirer article about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Bill Cosby's sexual-assault conviction.
Gov. Tom Wolf Voices Support For New Law Allowing Student-Athletes To Profit Off Of Name, Image And Likeness
Director of Compliance Rick Christensen was interviewed for this story by KDKA-TV about a new law allowing student-athletes to profit from their name, image and likeness without penalty.
Mon-Yough Shoppers Grin, Bear Rising Prices
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Tube City Almanac story written by a Duquesne student about the rising prices on a range of consumer goods.
What you need to know about the GOP-backed audit of Pa.'s elections
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Pennsylvania Capital-Star article about the GOP-backed audit of Pennsylvania's elections.
Yes, Allegheny Co. DA Zappala should resign or be impeached. No, he shouldn't be the target of legal discipline | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this opinion piece for Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the reasons why Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. should not be subject to attorney discipline regarding his treatment of defense attorney Milton Raiford.
Wisconsin bishop restricts ministry of firebrand priest Fr. James Altman
A previous interview with Law Dean Emeritus Nicholas Cafardi was quoted in this National Catholic Reporter story about the Wisconsin bishop's decision to ban the Rev. James Altman from preaching due to his disregard for COVID-19 rules during the pandemic and various offensive statements.
OVHC seeks 'Free to Be Healthy' patients
The Steubenville Herald-Star mentioned that a $1,000 Duquesne University grant helped launch the Ohio Valley Health Center's Free to Be Healthy program geared toward patients with high blood pressure and diabetes.
City Council Moves To Extend COVID Sick Leave Benefits Indefinitely
Department Chair and Associate Professor at the Rangos School of Health Sciences Dr. Faina Linkov was interviewed for this story by WESA-FM about the City Council's decision to extend COVID-19 sick-leave benefits indefinitely.
Review: GOP, Democrats have been suppressing Black vote for centuries
English Professor Dr. Greg Barnhisel wrote this Post-Gazette review of author Kate Massur's book Until Justice Be Done.
Pa. Republicans are weaponizing the state Constitution. No one wins there.
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Pennsylvania Capital star commentary about plans by Republicans in the General Assembly after Gov. Tom Wolf's recent veto of a re-written state election law that included new voter identification requirements and tighter deadlines for mail-in ballot requests.
What Is the Average Cost of Auto Insurance?
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Pavel Yakovlev was interviewed for this study done by Money Geek about the average cost of auto insurance.
Best and Cheapest Home and Auto Bundle Insurance Companies in 2021
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Pavel Yakovlev provided expert commentary for this study done by Money Geek outlining the best and cheapest home and auto insurance bundles.
Slippery Rock graduate will be Beaver Falls' first Black female mayor
The New Castle News announced that Kenya Johns, a doctoral student in the School of Education, has been elected the first Black woman mayor of Beaver Falls, Pa.
Neshannock teen honored for her 'Spirit of Community'
The New Castle News interviewed Dr. Jessica Mann, assistant vice president of community engagement, for this article about incoming student Tiffany Fulkerson, who is one of the inaugural recipients of Duquesne's new Spirit of Community Scholarship.
The 44 Percent: Surfside condo collapse, Bill Cosby and Inter Miami in Overtown?
The Miami Herald included the link to an Associated Press article in which Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed about the turnover of Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction.
Lawmakers hope to tweak 'Cosby rule' after comedian's court-ordered release on sex assault charges
PennLive interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the court-ordered erasure of Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction and a request by Pennsylvania senators to have their colleagues co-sponsor a bill requiring future non-prosecution agreements to be in writing to be enforceable. The story also ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on July 4.
Symposium examines how social media, digital technology affect Church life
This Catholic Standard article mentions that faculty from Duquesne University were among those who taught a required six-week online course to participants of the Church Communications Ecology Program hosted by Notre Dame University's McGrath Institute for Church Life.
Why Bill Cosby's conviction was overturned: AP explains
Cleveland.com included this Associated Press story for which Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed about the rarity of some circumstances in the turnover of Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction. This story also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and on the websites of ABC News, KFOR-TV, WFMJ-TV and ABC10.
Bill Cosby accuser fears new verdict makes it harder for women to speak out
The London Times interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article on the impact of the overturned sexual-assault conviction of Bill Cosby.
Why was Bill Cosby's belief overturned?
Law Professor Wes Oliver was quoted in this Illinois News Today article about questions that have resulted since the turnover of Bill Cosby's sex assault conviction.
Bill Cosby Released from Prison After Sexual-Assault Conviction Overturned
The Wall Street Journal interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about Bill Cosby's sex-assault conviction being overturned.
Radioactive Runoff: ODNR questions de-icer regulation legislation
This WKRC-TV story mentions a Duquesne study revealing that AquaSalina, a road de-icer, contains an unsafe level of radioactive material. Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education Dr. John Stolz was interviewed for this story.
Why Evidence-Based Practice Is Important in Nursing
The Nerdy Nurse briefly mentioned that Duquesne's Doctor of Nursing Practice program emphasizes research evaluation and the translation of evidence into practice in this story about the importance of evidence-based practice in nursing.
Pitt Won't Require COVID-19 Vaccines For Students
This KDKA-TV story about the University of Pittsburgh deciding not to require students get the COVID-19 vaccine mentions that Duquesne is among the local schools who are requiring that students get vaccinated.
Some Parents May Be Smart To Defer Monthly Child Tax Check That Start In July
Associate Professor of Accounting Bryan Menk was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about the reasons parents may choose to opt out of receiving their monthly child tax check in July.
2022 Best Online Doctorate in Educational Technology
Duquesne's online doctoral degree program in Instructional Technology and Leadership was ranked seventh by The Edvocate.
Pa. House of Representatives Votes for Banning 'Vaccine Passports,' Limiting Health Secretary
Duquesne University is mentioned as being among local institutions of higher education requiring students get the COVID-19 vaccine in this KDKA-TV story about a Republican vote in the Pennsylvania House to ban the use of COVID-19 "vaccine passports" by colleges, universities and governmental entities.
We are all Jews now. To fight anti-semitism, it's time to don a Kippah | Bruce Ledewitz
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this op-ed for Pennsylvania Capital-Star about the criticism regarding Israel's treatment of Palestinians.
A $2,500 lottery is no replacement for a vaccine mandate
The Pitt News included this editorial about mandating COVID-19 vaccinations at Pitt, which mentions Duquesne University's vaccine requirement.
Environmental grouop asks for investigation into road brine
This article from The Gazette about a request that Ohio's attorney general and nine prosecuting attorneys investigate the disposal of radioactive waste in Ohio watersheds mentions that tests run by an independent researcher at Duquesne indicates a radioactive substance is being spread in drinking water basins and ecosystems.
The Rise Of A Massive Federal Bureaucracy
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Post-Journal about the rise of federal bureaucracy.
Joseph Sabino Mistick: A father's advice lasts a lifetime
Associate Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick wrote this article for the Tribune-Review about a story of former Lawrence County Common Pleas Court judge Francis Caiazza and his father.
Report details an expansion of criminal punishments over the past decade
WITF-Radio reported that Director of the Criminal Justice Program and Law Professor Wesley Oliver will be appearing on Smart Talk to discuss how statutes are applied.
Catholic bishops back document that could lead to limits of Communion for Biden
Nicholas Cafardi, law dean emeritus, was quoted in this Washington Post article about a recent vote by U.S. Catholic bishops that could lead to limiting Communion for President Joe Biden and other Catholic politicians who support abortion rights.
Duquesne University Offering Staff Incentives For Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine
KDKA-TV reported that Duquesne is offering staff a paid day off if they get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Duquesne University offers employees extra day off if vaccinated; those who decline pay their own COVID-19 bills
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne is offering employees a paid day off if they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Those who decline the vaccine will be responsible for their medical expenses if they contract the virus.
Court: If bias rules have exceptions, faith groups qualify
Law Professor Bruce Ledewtiz was interviewed for this story by the Associated Press about exceptions to bias rules and laws especially when it comes to religious groups.
Historians Say Preserving Juneteenth's History Is Important To Both Past And Present
Assistant Professor of History Dr. Robin Chapdelaine was interviewed for this article by KDKA-TV about the importance of preserving Juneteeth's history.
People on the move: 6/13/2021
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette briefly mentioned that Fevzi Akinci was recently re-appointed Dean of the School of Health Sciences.
It's a question often repeated by politicians, but the true answer isn't what they want to hear
Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies was interviewed for this article by the Norfolk Daily News about the overarching question of the wealthy having to pay their fair share and what that means.
Back to Downtown: Project Watch
Pittsburgh Business Journal briefly mentioned Duquesne's latest project, the new College of Osteopathic Medicine, in this overview of major projects underway in the Pittsburgh area.
Direct oral anticoagulants for treatment of cancer-associated VTE
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Courtney Montepara wrote this article for Healio about the use of direct oral anticoagulants for the treatment of venous thromboembolism which can often be associated with cancer.
Workers Fear COVID-19 But Want to Return to the Office
Aimee Kane, associate professor of management at the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, commented on employees returning to work for WorkersCompensation.com.
All the U.S. Colleges Requiring COVID Vaccines to Return to Campus in the Fall, So Far
Duquesne was mentioned in this article by Newsweek listing all of the U.S. colleges that are requiring the COVID-19 vaccine this fall.
Citizens group holding virtual town hall about legislation affecting frack waste dumping
The Herald reported that Environmental Microbiology Professor Dr. John Stolz, who also is director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, will speak at a virtual town hall meeting regarding frack waste dumping in Mercer County.
Trumpism Without Borders
Political Scientist Dr. Mark Haas was quoted in this New York Times op-ed about the lasting impact of Donald Trump's presidency.
College vaccination mandates against COVID-19 top 500 as schools bank on a back-to-normal fall
This Post-Gazette article mentions that Duquesne is among the more than 500 U.S. colleges and universities requiring students to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the fall 2021 semester.
Remembering Zemi Yenus: An ambassador for autism in Africa
Associate Professor of Mental Health Counseling Dr. Waganesh Zeleke co-wrote this Spectrum News article about Zemi Yenus, a teacher and advocate for autistic children in Ethiopia who recently passed away from COVID-19.
Why Dragonflies Found in the Ohio River Could Mean Good News for the Industrial Waterway
This Allegheny Front article mentions that samples taken from the Ohio River by Duquesne University and others, as part of routine biomonitoring efforts, led to the discovery of dragonfly larvae which had been of conservation concern in the U.S.
Pennsylvania Republicans eye referendums to get past vetoes
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Associated Press article about voter referendums that Pennsylvania Republicans are eyeing to prevent Gov. Tom Wolf from using vetoes. This story also was published by U.S. News & World Report, the Butler Eagle and other media sources.
John G. Rangos Charitable Foundation Greece Matching Challenge Inspires Donors
President Ken Gormley was quoted in this National Herald article that mentions Duquesne's donation to the International Orthodox Christian Charities after a matching challenge set by the John G. Rangos Sr. Charitable Foundation.
Bureaucracy as Constituency
Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this article for the American Institute of Economic Research about the federal bureaucracy and how it has become a constituency.
Commentary: Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan - The growing war on retirement
This op-ed about the growing war between the federal government and retirement that was co-authored by Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies appeared in The Edwardsville Intelligencer.
Shoppers Experience Sticker Shock At The Grocery Store
Associate Professor of Economics Risa Kumazawa was interviewed for this article by KDKA-TV about the recent jump in prices at the grocery store.
Websites Experience Outages After Fastly's Technical Issues
Chief Information Security Officer Tom Dugas was interviewed for this KDKA-TV story about the mass website outage as a result of technical issues at cloud service company Fastly.
Nursing school dean to lead Duquesne's research/innovation office
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that School of Nursing Dean Mary Ellen Smith Glasgow has been named vice provost for research and will lead the new Office of Research and Innovation at Duquesne.
Digigram Provides Pristine Audio Quality for Remote Learning at Duquesne University School of Music
Commercial Integrator reported that the School of Music took remote learning to a new level through the use of Digigram´s professional CODEC technology, which provides pristine audio quality.
6 Things to Know About Student Loans Before You Start School
Senior Associate Director of Financial Aid John Falleroni was interviewed for this story by Teen Kids News offering advice regarding student loans.
Branding Coach to Help College Athletes Cash in on Fame
Bloomberg interviewed Jordan Rooney about his role as the new branding coach for Duquesne athletics.
'It's like I'm starting over': Arts fest vendors happy to be back on the road
Tony Landolina, director of business administration in the School of Law, was interviewed as a vendor in this Post-Gazette article about vendors reaction to the return of the annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.
Carnegie Science Center to Host Online Presentation
Butler Radio reported that Assistant Professor of Engineering Dr. Rana Zakerzadeh will speak at an upcoming online event Café Sci hosted by the Carnegie Science Center.
Duquesne Mandates That All Students Be Vaccinated For The Fall
The Upper St. Clair Patch reported that Duquesne is requiring all students to be vaccinated prior to returning to campus this fall.
Pitt drops outdoor mask requirement for those fully vaccinated
This Tribune-Review article about the University of Pittsburgh announcing that face masks will no longer be required outside mentioned that Duquesne is among a list of various area schools that are requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for all students this fall.
Famed trial attorney F. Lee Bailey remembered for Greensburg trial
Adjunct Law Professor Dr. Cyril Wecht was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the passing of his friend and famed defense attorney F. Lee Bailey.
Pennsylvania State Schools Aren't Allowed To Require COVID-19 Vaccines Yet
This KDKA-TV story about state schools not yet being allowed to require COVID-19 vaccines for students reported that Duquesne announced that all students are required to get the vaccine in order to return to campus in the fall.
Pitt changes face masks, social distancing rules
The Pittsburgh Business Times mentioned that Duquesne is among area schools requiring a COVID-19 vaccine for all students in this article about the University of Pittsburgh announcing that face masks will no longer be required outside.
Here's what's trending for June 4
WAEB-Radio reported that Duquesne is requiring students have the COVID-19 vaccine in order to attend classes and in-person campus activities this fall.
DA Stephen Zappala responds to criticism of stopping plea deals with Black attorney over race comments
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Post-Gazette story about Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr., who is responding to criticism for stopping plea deals with a Black defense attorney who criticized his office and the criminal justice system as racist.
Nationally Acclaimed Forensic Pathologist Cyril Wecht, MD, JD, Pens Memoir Highlighting Personal Triumphs and Controversies
Dark Daily published this article about Adjunct Law Professor Dr. Cyril Wecht and his new memoir The Life and Deaths of Cyril Wecht: Memoirs of America's Most Controversial Forensic Pathologist.
Duquesne University requiring all students get COVID-19 vaccine before fall semester
WPXI-TV reported that Duquesne will require that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to attend classes on campus this fall.
State System Schools Cannot Require Student COVID-19 Vaccines
WCCS-Radio briefly mentioned that Duquesne will require all returning students to have the COVID-19 vaccine.
Duquesne University to require students be vaccinated against COVID-19
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne will require that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to return to campus this fall.
Zappala Doubles Down On Plea Bargain Denial
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this article by WESA-Radio about Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr.'s decision to prohibit plea offers for the clients of a Black lawyer who criticized his office last month.
Duquesne to require covid-19 vaccines for students this fall, but Western Pa. colleges' requirements vary
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne will require COVID-19 vaccines for all students returning to campus this fall.
Duquesne University to require Covid-19 vaccine for students
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne will require COVID-19 vaccines for all students on campus in the fall.
Duquesne University To Require COVID-19 Vaccines For All Students
KDKA-TV announced Duquesne's decision to require COVID-19 vaccines for all students this fall.
Duquesne University requiring COVID-19 vaccine for in-person class, campus activities
WTAE-TV interviewed students for this story about Duquesne's decision requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for students to participate in in-person classes and all campus activities.
Neighbor Spotlight: North Hills women offer early start for tomorrow's STEM stars
The Tribune-Review mentioned that two North-Hills-area women attended an entrepreneur program at Duquesne designed to help develop the skills they needed to run their new business, STEMSteps Early Learning.
20 Pittsburgh-area People to Know in Law (photos)
The Pittsburgh Business Times mentioned various Duquesne staff members in this article highlighting 20 people working in the legal profession in western Pennsylvania. Duquesne staff mentioned include Senior Vice President for Legal Affairs Pamela Connelly and Director of Diversity at the School of Law Nicola Henry-Taylor.
Crews Begin Tearing Down Former Life Works Building On Duquesne University Campus
KDKA-TV reported that crews have begun tearing down the former Life Works building on Forbes Avenue to clear the space for Duquesne's new College of Osteopathic Medicine. This story also appeared on Yahoo! News.
State Senate Bill Would Allow Teens To Bypass Parental Approval For COVID-19 Vaccine
Assistant Nursing Professor Dr. Michael Deem was interviewed by WESA-Radio for this story about a possible new state senate bill that would allow people ages 14 and over to get any CDC-recommended immunization without parental consent. This story also appeared on the WITF-Radio website.