Duquesne in the News

News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

October 19
Education briefs
The Herald-Standard mentioned that Director of Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Anthony Kane will participate in the California University of Pennsylvania Graduate School Speaker Series in the spring semester.

October 18
Global summit opening Monday positions Pittsburgh as leader in anti-hate movement
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this story by the Post-Gazette about his recollection of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue.

Governor Tom Wolf Proposes Legislation To Strengthen Protections For Students And Combat Sexual Assaults On College Campuses
Two Duquesne students were interviewed for this story by KDKA-TV about Governor Tom Wolf who is pushing to strengthen protection for students against sexual assault on college campuses.

People on the move: 10/17//2021
The Post-Gazette mentioned that Dean of the School of Health Sciences Dr. Fevzi Akinci was recently elected to the Board of Directors for the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions.

Is Silence Golden? Management Guidance Withdrawals During the Pandemic
Assistant Professor of Accounting Dr. Congcong Li co-wrote this blog post for Lex Blog about management guidance withdrawals as a result of the economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic.

October 15
Committee redrawing Pittsburgh City Council district map wants to preserve majority minority districts
Associate Professor of Law Jalila Jefferson-Bullock was interviewed for this story by the Tribune-Review about the redrawing of the Pittsburgh City Council's nine districts which is determined to maintain two districts where the majority of residents are minorities.

October 14
Commentary: Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan - Politicians already sizing up the middle class
Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Intelligencer about the tax increase on the middle class.

The price of menstruating: socially and financially
The Daily Cardinal included a study done by the School of Nursing highlighting the significant impact of period poverty.

October 13
Duquesne University president appoints Jim Miller to cabinet-level position
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Presiden Ken Gormley appointed Jim Miller to the role of Senior Vice President for University Advancement.

26% of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Pennsylvania are breakthrough cases. But don't panic
Chair of Health Administration and Public Health at the School of Health Sciences Dr. Faina Linkov was interviewed for this story by WESA-FM about the rise of breakthrough COVID-19 cases especially among older adults.

Locked On Pharmacy Podcast
Clinical Faculty Member Dr. Autumn Stewart-Lynch was interviewed on Episode Four of the American Pharmacists Association's podcast entitled Locked on Pharmacy about hormonal contraceptives.

October 12
Opinion: Rich are not only ones eyed for tax hikes
Associate Professor of Economics James Harrigan co-wrote this op-ed for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the potential of tax hikes for the middle-class as well as the rich.

Komprise offers to help companies consolidate their scattered data
Senior Storage Administrator Matt Madill was quoted in this story by Venture Beat about Komprise, a data management platform that is offering to help companies consolidate their scattered data.

October 10
Duquesne University president publishes legal thriller
The Tribune-Review published this story about President Ken Gormley's recently published legal thriller The Heiress of Pittsburgh.

Future games: On-field holographic replays, in-stadium gambling and no parking lots
Associate Professor of Sports Marketing Ronald Dick was interviewed for this story by the Post-Gazette about the future of sports games particularly relating to in-stadium technology.

October 7
The Nobel Prize in literature goes to a Black writer for the first time since 1993
Associate Professor of World and Postcolonial Literature Emad Mirmotahari was interviewed on NPR's radio show entitled All Things Considered about this year's Nobel Prize in literature which has gone to writer Abdulrazak Gurnah. This is the first time since 1993 that the Nobel Prize in literature has been awarded to a Black writer.

Government funding to expand community health care in Allegheny County
Director of the Center for Integrative Health Dr. Jennifer Elliott was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the grant funding Allegheny County Health Department is providing to support populations at high risk and communities hit hardest by COVID-19.

Duquesne President Ken Gormley turns novelist in 'The Heiress of Pittsburgh'
The Post-Gazette wrote this article about President Ken Gormley's recently published fiction novel The Heiress of Pittsburgh.

Should oil and gas companies be exempt from Pennsylvania's hazardous waste laws?
Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education John Stolz was interviewed for this story by Environmental Health News about how policymakers are working to change laws that exempt the oil and gas industry from safety regulations.

October 6 
Overview of Atopic Dermatitis Associate Professor of Pharmacy Dr. Kristen Demundo joined the Pharmacy Times' virtual discussion regarding atopic dermatitis and the critical role of pharmacists.

October 5
Pittsburgh to host inaugural anti-hate conference three years after massacre at Tree of Life
This Post-Gazette article mentions that President Ken Gormley is part of the steering committee for the inaugural Eradicate Hate Global Summit that brings together professionals who have had an impact in combating hate crimes and providing justice for victims.

People on the move: 10/3//2021
The Post-Gazette mentioned that Duquesne recently named Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett the Dean of the School of Education after serving as interim dean since July 2020.

October 4
U.S. Supreme Court session starts today with cases on abortion, Second Amendment
In its program The Confluence, WESA-FM interviewed President Ken Gormley about the bigger goals he plans to pursue during the next five years of his presidential term.

Gretchen Generett Is the New Dean of the School of Education at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education published this story about Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett who was recently named the Dean of the School of Education.

October 1
Policy Committee Hears Support for Closing Hazardous Waste Loopholes
Director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education Dr. John Stolz was interviewed for this story by EIN Presswire about a recent policy hearing regarding legislation in the House and Senate that would close hazardous waste loopholes in Pennsylvania.

September 30
Pennsylvania Bar Association Judicial Evaluation Commission Recaps Its Ratings of Appellate Court Candidates
The Pennsylvania Bar Association mentioned that Adjunct Law Professor David Spurgeon is a candidate for Pennsylvania's Commonwealth Court.

The Campus Roundup: September 30, 2021
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne has extended President Ken Gormley's contract through the 2026-27 school year.

September 27  
How To Be A Smarter Shopper Right Now: Tips From Consumer Reports
Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this story by Patch highlighting tips on how to be a smarter shopper.

Biden's Tax Plan Is a Middle-Class Death Tax Dressed as a Capital Gains Tax on the Rich
Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the American Institute of Economic Research about the new death tax in President Biden's tax proposal.

September 26
Duquesne's 1st major event at UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse celebrates Pittsburgh's cultural contributions
The Post-Gazette published this article about "An Evening with the Stars", the first major event in the UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse that celebrated and showcased Pittsburgh's contributions to American culture.

Stressed out: Pittsburghers lining up for psychotherapy amid COVID-19 uncertainties
Professor of Education Dr. Tammy Hughes was interviewed for this story by the Post-Gazette about the rise in requests for therapy since the outbreak of the pandemic last year.

Pennsylvania school boards, including Hempfield, consider joining mask mandate lawsuits
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this story by the Tribune-Review about how various Pennsylvania school boards are considering filing lawsuits against mask mandates in schools.

September 25
Duquesne University extends contract of President Ken Gormley
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne has extended President Ken Gormley's contract through the 2026-2027 academic year.

Duquesne University Extends President Dr. Ken Gormley's Contract
KDKA-TV reported that President Ken Gormley's contract has been renewed by Duquesne for another five years.

Duquesne University extends President Ken Gormley's contract 
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne's Board of Directors has extended President Ken Gormley's contract for five years.

Duquesne University extends contract for President Ken Gormley
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne has extended President Ken Gormley's contract through the 2026-2027 academic year.

September 24: 
Norm Nixon, Debbie Allen and Constanza Romero headline event at Duquesne's Cooper Fieldhouse
This Post-Gazette article covered the upcoming "An Evening with the Stars" event and included interviews with the celebration's special guests and alumni Norm Nixon and Constanza Romero.

Somerset County's Thomas latest Pennsylvania DA to face legal issues
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this story by the Tribune-Democrat to discuss the legal actions following Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Lynn Thomas's arrest and arraignment.

How Many Deaths Will New Cigarette Warnings Prevent?
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this story by Med Page Today about the new graphic warnings that will appear on cigarette packages starting next year and their potential link to the prevention of millions of deaths caused by smoking.

Duquesne's Norm Nixon, Debbie Allen return to Pittsburgh to celebrate Cooper Fieldhouse
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne alum Norm Nixon and his wife and Emmy award-winning actress Debbie Allen celebrated the new Cooper Fieldhouse at Duquesne's "An Evening With the Stars" event on Saturday.

September 23: 
VIA: An Example of Social and Emotional Learning 
This Diverse: Issues in Higher Education article highlights Dean of Education Dr. Gretchen Generett's efforts in helping to preserve the heritage and legacy of the Virginia Interscholastic Association, an organization that provided enriching opportunities to African-American high school students from 1954-1970.  

U.S. governors in both parties struggle to fight delta variant with less executive power
USA Today interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about how the pandemic has exacerbated the power struggle between the executive and legislative branches.

Mandates Give Rise to Booming Black Market for Fake Vaccine Cards
Law Professor Wesley Oliver was interviewed for this story by Voices of America to discuss how national vaccine mandates have increased the number of forged vaccination cards. 

Orders bring rise to the fast-growing black market for fake vaccine cards
Texas News Today interviewed Law Professor Wesley Oliver about the legal implications of purchasing and selling fake vaccine cards.

September 22 
OPINION: The true cost of menstrual products
The Gateway referenced a study conducted by the School of Nursing that revealed how a growing number of women in underserved communities are not able to afford feminine products. 

September 21 
Is Pittsburgh ready for a return to offices? 'The pandemic is just forcing us to rethink how to make community'
This article from Technical.ly features conversations from a recent panel discussion in which community leaders, including Provost Dr. David Dausey, discussed the return to in-person work in Pittsburgh.

Uptown Jazz Series - Jazz and the Movies - at Mary Pappert School of Music
WZUM-Radio covered the Mary Pappert School of Music's Uptown Jazz Series, a group of concerts that showcase a variety of jazz styles performed by faculty.

A Right to be Forgotten: Largest American News Agency Changes Policy for Crime Reporting to Do Less Harm
Journalism Professor Maggie Jones Patterson's article for The Conversation that discussed the Associated Press' policy changes related to crime reporting was posted to the Milwaukee Independent.

September 20
Dr. Gretchen Generett Appointed Dean of Duquesne's School of Education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education published this article about Duquesne's appointment of Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett as dean of the School of Education.

Local Physicians Say New Pfizer And BioNTech Study Could Mean More Vaccinated Pittsburgh-Area Kids
In this WESA-FM article, Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. David Dausey shared his expertise regarding a new study that revealed the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective for children. 

$66 million Uptown development will become a model of sustainability
This Next Pittsburgh article discusses how major projects, including the development of Duquesne's medical school, are helping fuel momentum in revitalizing Uptown Pittsburgh. 

September 18
Pet Tales: WAARF, abandoned pets looking for generous animal lovers
This Post-Gazette story spotlights how Adjunct Philosophy Professor Dr. Faith Bjalobok's nonprofit, the Washington Abused Animal Relief Fund (WAARF), is seeking donors to contribute funds to help save abandoned pets in Washington County. 

September 17
Chamber, hospital honor businesses for efforts throughout the year
WTOV-9 mentioned that Adjunct Law Professor and American Forensic Pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht was the keynote speaker at the 2021 Annual Dinner and Awards hosted by the WVU Medicine-Wheeling Hospital and the St. Clairsville Area Chamber of Commerce. 

This Constitution Day, Let's Celebrate Our Other Constitutions
This JD Supra article referenced President Ken Gormley and an article he published in 1993 that celebrates Commonwealth v. Edmunds, 586 A.2d 887 (Pa. 1991) as a critical case in the development of state constitutional law in Pennsylvania.

September 16
Expert: Your vaccine information is not protected by HIPAA Health Science Professor Dr. Joan Kiel was interviewed for this story by WTAE-TV confirming that vaccine information is not protected by privacy laws such as HIPAA.

Here are the best colleges in the country according to U.S. News & World Report 
The Reading Eagle reported that Duquesne ranked as one of the top colleges in Pennsylvania on the U.S. News & World Report's 2022 list of best national universities based on retention rates, faculty resources, and post-graduation earnings. 

The Campus Roundup: September 16, 2021
This Pittsburgh Business Times article includes details about the launch of the new Duquesne Institute for Ethics and Integrity in Journalism and how it aims to elevate public trust in the media.

According to the US News & World Report - Daily Local, the best universities in the country are:
Pennsylvania News Today mentions that Duquesne ranked as one of US News & World Report's best national colleges out of nearly 2000 schools. This ranking is significant as it is determined by metrics including academic reputation, faculty resources and retention rates.    

September 15
EDsmart Announces 2021 Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania Ranking
Digital Journal reported that Duquesne ranked as one of EDsmart's 2021 Best Online Colleges in Pennsylvania based on affordability, academic quality, student satisfaction and post-graduation earnings.

Ohio bills would do away with regulations for selling gas well brine
Director of Duquesne's Center for Environmental Research and Education John Stolz shared insight into how new Ohio senate bills could impact the state's fossil fuel industry in this article from Farm and Dairy.

League of Women Voters host forum on Electoral College reforms
The Shelter Island Reporter mentioned that Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was recently part of an online panel who provided their expertise in election law during a discussion hosted by members of the League of Women Voters.

Does all work and no play make a financial analyst dull?
A study co-authored by Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Congcong Li and published in a recent issue of Accounting, Organizations and Society was referenced in this story by The Varsity that investigates the role of work-life balance in financial analysts' performance and career advancement.

Duquesne University establishes new institute focused on journalism ethics and integrity
The Pittsburgh Business Journal published this story about the launch of the Duquesne University Institute for Ethics and Integrity in Journalism. 

Scream City: Why Pittsburgh Loves to Be Scared
Adjunct Professor of History and University Archivist Thomas White was interviewed for this article by Pittsburgh Magazine about the region's ties to folklore, paranormal activity and horror films.

Pittsburgh universities and colleges rank among top 100 in U.S.
WPXI-TV mentioned that Duquesne ranked as a top-performing university on the U.S. News & World Report's 2022 Best Colleges list. This list includes universities that offer a full range of majors and programs and commit to producing groundbreaking research. 

Annual Recipe For Hope Fundraiser Proves Most Successful Yet With More Than $73,000 Raised
Pittsburgh Magazine mentions that Adjunct Law Professor Robert Krebs was a judge in this year's "Perfect Plate Award" contest for the Recipe for Hope Fundraiser supporting Hair Peace Charities.

Which Pennsylvania Universities Appear on U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges List?
Pittsburgh Magazine reported that Duquesne was selected as one of the best national universities according to the U.S. News & World Report's annual list. 

September 14
An unwelcome guest returns this fall to Pittsburgh-area college campuses: COVID-19
This Post-Gazette article about the number of coronavirus cases logged at local universities reports that Duquesne had a positivity rate of 1.6% for the seven-day period through Thursday, September 9. Duquesne had the second-lowest rate of cases compared to the other universities included in this article. 

Recent article distorts definition of income in attempt to shine harsh spotlight on the rich
Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies was interviewed for this story by the Norfolk Daily News about a recent ProPublica article that attempts to redefine income to include unrealized capital gains. 

County Councilors Seek To Adopt Mask Mandate, But Legal Authority Unclear
Law Professor Joe Mistick was interviewed for this story by WESA-FM about a potential mask mandate for public gatherings in Allegheny County.

September 12 
Other Voices: I am resigning from the pro-life movement
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this op-ed for the Post-Gazette to discuss his new position on the pro-life movement. 

September 10
Duquesne University Hosts Exhibit Commemorating 9/11 Anniversary
Pittsburgh Magazine featured Gumberg Library's educational 9/11 exhibit which includes stories of witnesses and survivors from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum's permanent collection.

Why all the mask mayhem in York County schools? Experts weigh in
Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. David Dausey was interviewed for this story by York Daily Record that discusses the divisiveness over the recent state-ordered mask mandate.

Pa. Agencies Clash Again, This Time In Sirius Tax Row
Law360 interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about a recent sales tax conflict between Pennsylvania's tax agency and Sirius XM Radio.

Employers Grapple With Implementing President Joe Biden's Vaccine Mandates
In this article about President Biden's new vaccine mandates, KDKA-TV mentions that Duquesne had enacted vaccine requirements prior to the president's announcement. 

President Joe Biden Announces Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates For 100 Million Americans
Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. David Dausey was interviewed for this KDKA-TV story about President Biden's new federal vaccine requirements and Duquesne's current policies regarding vaccines and COVID-19 testing.

September 9
20 Years After 9/11: Commemorations, Ceremonies And Memorials Planned Across Western Pa.
KDKA-TV shared that Gumberg Library is hosting the September 11, 2001: The Day that Changed the World exhibit to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

North Side group, Pittsburgh councilmen: Lack of private lending a problem for affordable housing
Adjunct History Professor Dr. Dan Holland was interviewed for this story by the Post-Gazette about the investment disparities among city neighborhoods due to a lack of private lending in certain areas and how this is exacerbating the city's affordable housing crisis. 

How to Be a Smarter Shopper Right Now
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this story by Consumer Reports highlighting various ways to be a more strategic shopper.

September 8
The women of 'Impeachment' explained: Linda Tripp and Kathleen Willey
The Los Angeles Times mentions that President Ken Gormley's book, The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr, is one of the main sources that Sarah Burgess, head writer and executive producer of American Crime Story, researched to write the show's script.

The Top 50 employers in Allegheny County
Duquesne was ranked among the top 50 employers in Allegheny County in this list compiled by WTAE-TV. 

'Impeachment': Who Was Vince Foster and What Happened to Him?
President Ken Gormley is quoted in this Newsweek article that references his book, The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr, in the article's breakdown of American Crime Story, an original series on the television channel FX.

Pittsburgh Events Commemorate 9/11, Two Decades Later
WESA-FM reported that Duquesne will be placing American flags on the College Hall lawn on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 10 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

September 7
Prykull Receives 2021 Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence During CLFP Day
The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation announced that Adjunct Finance Professor Kevin Prykull received the 2021 Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence. This award recognizes an individual who best represents the ideals of the CLFP. 

September 6
Fact Check-Duquesne University professor did not endorse suicide in lecture
This Reuters article produced by the Reuters Fact Check Team corrects false information that was shared by media outlets about Duquesne Psychology Professor Hook. This article also addresses the important missing context of Hook's presentation that was not included in a misleading tweet that had been posted about Hook. Many media outlets published articles based on misleading information that had been posted to social media.

Wolf administration's school mask mandate starts today. Is it legal?
Erie Times-News Online interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the legality of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's school-mask mandate.

Teachers unions have been influential during the COVID-19 pandemic
This Post-Gazette article about the influence of teachers unions throughout the pandemic quotes Associate Economics Professor Dr. Risa Kumazawa on the decrease in overall power of labor over the last few decades.

Fact Check-Duquesne University professor did not endorse suicide in lecture
This Reuters article produced by the Reuters Fact Check Team corrects false information that was shared by media outlets about Duquesne Psychology Professor Hook. This article also addresses the important missing context of Hook's presentation that was not included in a misleading tweet that had been posted about Hook. Many media outlets published articles based on misleading information that had been posted to social media.  

Prykull Receives 2021 Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence During CLFP Day
The Certified Lease & Finance Professional (CLFP) Foundation announced that Adjunct Finance Professor Kevin Prykull received the the 2021 Cindy Spurdle Award of Excellence. This award recognizes an individual who best represents the ideals of the CLFP.

Wolf administration's school mask mandate starts today. Is it legal?
Erie Times-News Online interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the legality of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf's school-mask mandate.

Teachers unions have been influential during the COVID-19 pandemic
This Post-Gazette article about the influence of teachers unions throughout the pandemic quotes Associate Economics Professor Dr. Risa Kumazawa on the decrease in overall power of labor over the last few decades.

September 4
Pennsylvania's Best Colleges For 2022: Niche
Patch wrote this article on Niche's ranking of the best colleges in Pennsylvania, citing that Duquesne ranked as one of the top regional higher-education institutions. 

September 3
Latrobe dad, daughter develop song texting app for iPhone users
This Tribune-Review article discusses a new app called 'Lyritext' created by Duquesne student Addie Gardner and her father that allows iPhone users to send song clips as a way to interact with their mobile contacts. 

September 2
Pennsylvania Professor Teaches White People Committing Suicide Can Be an "Ethical" Act
A Duquesne University statement is included in this Fox News article based on a misleading social media clip that was posted of Psychology Professor Dr. Derek Hook. It's important to note that the clip was taken out of context from a 90-minute presentation and doesn't clarify that Hook was in fact discussing the commentary of another academic. See this Reuters Fact Check article for further clarification.

September 1
Pittsburgh Youth Chorus creates new BIPOC artist-in-residence position, institutes sliding tuition scale
The Tribune-Review interviewed Michael Warren, doctoral student in Duquesne's Doctor of Educational Leadership program, about his new leadership position in the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus' new Black, indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) Artist-in-Residence program. 

Pittsburgh Steelers reduce roster to 53 players
This WTAE-TV story discusses the Pittsburgh Steelers' new roster, including the addition of Christian Kuntz, former Duquesne linebacker, as the new long snapper.

August 31
How Duquesne University Got Its Growing Data Under Control
ITPro Today interviewed Matt Madill, storage systems administrator, about how the University economizes data space to give faculty and staff a more efficient way to collaborate. 

Legal experts say Wolf administration has authority to issue mask mandate
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article on whether government leaders have the authority to issue school mask mandates. 

August 30
Duquesne University provost, epidemiologist discusses COVID-19 pandemic
WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. David Dausey, executive vice president and provost, about his background in epidemiology and insight into the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce reflects on past and future economic development
This Ellwood City Ledger article about the Lawrence County Regional Chamber of Commerce's involvement in economic development, which includes working with groups like Duquesne's Small Business Development Center to help develop businesses and provide small business assistance.

Duquesne's Fr. Sawicki Discusses International Relations in Afghanistan
KDKA-Radio did this interview with the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., political science assistant professor, about the explosions in Afghanistan and the collapse of their armed forces.

Duquesne University epidemiologist provides outlook on COVID-19 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Eminetra featured this interview with Dr. David Dausey, executive vice president and provost, about his decades of experience to stop the spread of infectious diseases and his take on future implications of the COVID-19 pandemic.    

August 26
The World May Seem Terrible, But Doomscrolling Won't Make It Seem Better
This Forbes article discusses the increased tendency for social media users to scroll through negative news and includes quotes from experts, including Dr. Mai-Ly Nguyen Steers, assistant nursing professor, about the mental and physical implications involved in "doomscrolling."

Clinic in Pittsburgh's Hill District offering vaccine boostersWPXI-TV released an on-air package and web story about how local organizations, including Duquesne, are partnering to host a weekly vaccine clinic in the Hill District to bring the vaccine to minority communities. 

Wrong fonts, misplaced staples lead to unusual court reprimands for teachers' pension funds in Pennsylvania
This Pennsylvania News Today article includes a quote from Bruce Ledeqitz, J.D., law professor, about his perspective on recent findings related to the investigation of Pennsylvania's public school pension fund.  

WVU prof says vaccination mandate proposal picking up steam among faculty
This MetroNews article about how the West Virginia University Faculty Assembly is urging officials to implement a campus-wide vaccination mandate mentions that Duquesne is among larger schools nationwide with mandates. 

WVU faculty group pushes for vaccine mandate
WAJR radio station discusses how faculty at West Virginia University are pushing for vaccination mandates, similar to actions that have been taken by Pittsburgh-based universities including Duquesne.

August 25
Shuman Juvenile Detention Center Workers Plead With Allegheny County To Keep Facility Open
KDKA-TV interviewed Associate Clinical Law Professor Tiffany Sizemore, director of the Youth Advocacy Clinic, about the impact that Allegheny County's decision to close the Shuman Juvenile Detention Center on Sept. 16 will have on its dozens of residents and employees.

More Vaccine Mandates Might Come As Result of Full COVID-19 Vaccine Approval
This 90.5 WESA article includes an interview with Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. David Dausey that discusses how the FDA's approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine will likely increase vaccine mandates in the workplace. The article also mentions that Duquesne currently requires students to be vaccinated.

August 24
Column: Want to read a tech company's user agreements? Got 90 minutes to spare?
The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business, about the ethical issues involved when Big Tech companies have complex privacy policies that are difficult for consumers to understand.   

More Vaccine Mandates Might Come As Result of Full COVID-19 Vaccine Approval - 90.5 WESA
This article from Washington Latest includes an interview with Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. David Dausey about how companies may start changing their policies to require all employees to be vaccinated as a result of the FDA's approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.   

FDA Approval Of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Could Lead To More Companies Requiring Employees To Be Vaccinated
KDKA-TV interviewed Provost Dr. David Dausey about the FDA's approval of the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Pfizer Vaccine Receives FDA Approval
KDKA NewsRadio's Rick Dayton interviewed Provost Dr. David Dausey about how the FDA's approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine may open the doors for more companies to start requiring their workforce to be vaccinated.

August 23
Hundreds of Penn State faculty may teach remotely to protest lack of vaccination 
This Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about a group of Penn State University faculty protesting the school's refusal to implement a vaccine mandate names Duquesne among the private campuses in Pennsylvania mandating masks and vaccinations.

Makerspace Program Helps People with Disabilities Design and Build Tech for Daily Life 
Pittwire interviewed Alyssa Bacardi, an occupation therapy Ph.D. student in the Rangos School of Health Sciences, about her volunteerism with Community Living And Support Services (CLASS), a local nonprofit that offers programs and services to improve the lives of people with disabilities. 

August 19
Health initiatives featured at Tarentum's monthly Night Markets
The Tribune-Review announced that the pharmacy school will be offering free blood pressure and glucose screenings at Tarentum's Night Markets as part of its Community Health Initiatives program.

Vaccines in the job description: Employers consider whether vaccine mandates are good business strategy
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Risa Kumazawa is quoted in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about how businesses and employers are offering incentives to encourage more individuals to get vaccinated.

August 18
Valley Pet Association founder honored with Lifetime Compassion Award
The Almanac's South Hills Community News interviewed Faith Bjalobok, an adjunct professor at Duquesne, about a fund she created to rescue and care for homeless cats and dogs in Washington County.

That empty feeling: Tenants sought for two Uptown restaurant spaces, including former TGI Fridays at arena
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette mentioned Duquesne's continued growth and expansion as the search continues to fill two prominent restaurant spots on Uptown's Fifth Avenue.

August 17
Vaccination clinic in Pittsburgh neighborhood sees increase amid Delta variant
WPXI-TV posted a segment about the vaccine clinic led by Duquesne, Central Baptist Church and the Allegheny Health Department, citing there has been a noticeable increase in the number of people getting the vaccine in the Hill District. The story includes an interview with Dr. Jennifer Elliott, director of Duquesne's Center for Integrative Health.

Pittsburgh Public Schools Host Back-to-School Event at Heinz Field
Steelers Now reported how members of Duquesne's School of Pharmacy volunteered to create hygiene kits for students enrolled in Pittsburgh Public Schools.

Announcing The 40 Under 40 Honorees for 2021
Pittsburgh Magazine recognized Dr. Alydia R. Thomas, Duquesne's associate director of Residence Life for Student Development and Programming, as one of the top 40 outstanding individuals under the age of 40 whose creativity, vision and passion enrich the Pittsburgh region.

Pittsburgh-area lawmakers, Duquesne University expert, talk about crisis in Afghanistan
WPXI-TV's Liz Kilmer interviewed Fr. John Sawicki, director of the Center for International Relations at Duquesne University, for an on-air segment and web story where she asked him to weigh in on the Taliban seizing power in Afghanistan.

These are the best colleges in the U.S. for 2022, according to Pittsburgh-based Niche
Pittsburgh Business Times wrote an article on Niche's ranking of the best colleges in the U.S., citing that Duquesne ranked in the top three for regional higher education institutions.

August 16
Lower Merion School District: New BCMS Principal Announced
In a press release to various outlets including Patch, the announcement of the new Bala Cynwyd Middle School principal reports that the new school leader's daughter is an incoming freshman at Duquesne.

Father Jonathan Sawicki interviewed on Lynne Hayes-Freeland's weekday show
KDKA Radio's Lynne Hayes-Freeland interviewed the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., director of the Center for International Relations at Duquesne, about ongoing conditions in Afghanistan and future implications.  

August 14
Limited options hamstring vaccine status verification, leaving it up to honor system
This Tribune-Review article about organizations requiring vaccine verification reported that Duquesne mandated COVID-19 vaccinations and included a quote from VP of Marketing and Communications Gabe Welsch regarding vaccine record requirements. 

Cal U. joins colleges, universities requiring masks for fall semester
Observer-Reporter and Herald-Standard mentioned that Duquesne is among the list of universities who have unveiled mask mandates.

Great Universities in the East for International Students
College Express included Duquesne in its list of universities that offer great programs and learning environments for international students, citing that Duquesne represents all 50 states and more than 75 countries.

August 12
Point Park University to require masks inside campus buildings
The Post-Gazette mentioned that Duquesne is imposing an indoor mask mandate for all students and faculty in this story about Point Park University's new mask requirement.  

At least 4 of Pa.'s state universities now will require masks in classrooms this fall
The Post-Gazette mentioned that Duquesne has announced an indoor mask policy for the upcoming semester in this story about the local schools that are requiring masks this fall.   

August 11
Duquesne University orders all students, employees, visitors to 'mask up'
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne is imposing a mask mandate for all students, faculty, staff and visitors on campus as the fall semester approaches.

Core and CAST faculty attend Catholic Studies Symposium 
Seton Hall University published this story about their faculty's recent visit to Duquesne's Catholic Studies symposium.

Duquesne University To Require Masks Indoors
KDKA-TV reported that Duquesne will require masks indoors for everyone on campus beginning this Friday.  

County health officials, wary of 'anger mongrels,' clash with Missouri on vaccine prizes
Associate Dean of the School of Health Sciences Dr. Bridget Calhoun was interviewed for this story by the Kansas City Star about the clash between Northern Missouri's Shelby County officials and the state's idea to offer financial incentives to encourage individuals to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Duquesne University to implement mask requirement
WTAE-TV reported that Duquesne is implementing a temporary indoor mask requirement for all students and faculty regardless of their vaccination status.  

COVID Cases in Allegheny County Increase, Linked to Unvaccinated Younger Residents
Pittsburgh Magazine mentioned that Duquesne announced a temporary mask mandate for all individuals indoors in this story about the rise of COVID cases in Allegheny County.  

Duquesne University implements mask policy
WPXI-TV reported that Duquesne recently implemented a new mask policy for all individuals indoors on campus beginning this Friday.  

Lore & Legends: Hidden Slices of History at Seven Pittsburgh-Area Universities
Pittsburgh Magazine mentioned that Duquesne's Old Main building is believed to be haunted dating back to the Civil War. 

Duquesne University invokes mask mandate as students head to campus
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne recently invoked a temporary indoor mask mandate as the fall semester approaches.

August 10
The American Labor Crisis Has Hit All the Small Businesses on This One Street
Law Professor Joe Mistick was interviewed for this New York Post story, published by Fox Business, about the American labor crisis and its impact on small businesses, particularly in the Strip District.  

August 9
Racial justice movement's impact reaches Pittsburgh-area classrooms
Incoming freshman Zyan Barrett was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the impact of the racial justice movement in local classrooms.    

Aug. 6
Experts Say Incentives To Vaccinate Work On Some But Not Everyone
Health Sciences Associate Dean Dr. Bridget Calhoun was interviewed for this KDKA-TV story about incentives being offered to individuals to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  

Aug. 5
Fentanyl Strips Could Help Prevent Overdose Deaths, But They're Illegal
Dr. Karen Levitt, associate education professor and program director for the Department of Instruction and Leadership, was interviewed about creating lesson plans and adopting a new curriculum within state guidelines on the WESA-Radio show The Confluence.

John G. Rangos, Sr., Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Was 91
This article from The National Herald dives into the accomplishments of late entrepreneur and philanthropist John G. Rangos, Sr., who was a longtime friend and donor of the University and benefactor of the School of Health Sciences.  

Creating Community Connections
Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Dr. Lucía Osa-Merelo wrote this article for Language Magazine about the importance of connecting University students to the Latino community in the age of Zoom.  

Technical problems again plague remote bar examinees, who blame software provider
Director of Bar Studies and Assistant Professor of Legal Skills Ashley London is quoted in this ABA Journal article describing technical issues students faced when trying to take the July 2021 remote bar exam.   

Allegheny County Mandates Vaccinations For New Employees
This Patch article about Allegheny County's new vaccination policies for new hires and current employees mentions that county Executive Rich Fitzgerald received written support for the new county requirements from Duquesne and other local universities and organizations.   

Aug. 4
COVID-19 Latest: Much of W. Pa. reporting 'substantial' case rates; returning college students face masking, vaccine mandates Duquesne University is mentioned in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about current mask and vaccine requirements at local universities.

Pittsburgh-area college students facing a new year with mask mandates and vaccine requirements
Duquesne University is mentioned in this Post-Gazette article about current mask and vaccine requirements at local universities.  

Pittsburgh Epidemiologists Say Breakthrough COVID-19 Cases Were Expected, But Vaccines Are Still Safest
Dr. David Dausey, executive vice president and provost, is among the experts interviewed for this WESA-Radio story about breakthrough cases of COVID in individuals who have been vaccinated.  

Amid inflation and staffing shortages, is now the time for Pa.'s minimum wage to increase?
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Risa Kumazawa for this article about whether it is an appropriate time for Pennsylvania to raise the minimum wage. The article also appeared in Pennsylvania News Today. 

Dogs May Have Evolved Puppy Dog Eyes to Capture Our Hearts, Scientists Find
Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Anne Burrows was interviewed for this article in The Toys Matrix about research in which she participated that indicates while facial musculature of wolves and dogs are similar, dogs have a small muscle above the eyes that allows them to intensely raise their inner eyebrow.  

Aug. 3
Death and taxes: Research links neighborhood race, tax delinquency and life expectancy
Assistant Sociology Professor Dr. Anita Zuberi is quoted in this article from The Journalist's Resource about a study she co-authored that shows property tax delinquency is an indicator of lower life-expectancy in Pittsburgh's poor, Black neighborhoods. 

Aug. 2
Qualities of a Successful Nurse Leader
This DiversityNursing Blog piece about the characteristics of a good nurse leader cites a list of steps from a Duquesne School of Nursing blog article that can help to create a culture of accountability.  

July 31
Voter ID just another bad GOP idea
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Bainbridge Island Review opinion piece about what the author refers to as "a new and worrisome Republican tendency to weaponize the state's foundational document for short-term political gain."

July 30
Largest Pittsburgh-area Employers
Duquesne was included at No. 27 on this Pittsburgh Business Times list of the largest Pittsburgh-area employers.

Massachusetts Has the Best K-12 Public School System
Associate Education Professor Dr. Christopher Meidl was interviewed for this Governing article about the best and worst K-12 public school systems according to a recent WalletHub study.  

COMMENTARY: If facts don't fit, lie
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for The Times and Democrat about the amount of federal tax various income groups currently pay and should be paying.  

Upcoming Pitt faculty union vote follows national trend
Duquesne is mentioned in this University Times article from the University of Pittsburgh about the institution's upcoming faculty vote to form a union.  

Freelance Musicians Quit Performing Post-Covid
Adjunct Trombone Professor Sabastian Vera, principal trombonist for the Pittsburgh Opera, is mentioned in this article from The Violin Channel about how the pandemic has led some classical musicians to discover new work and passions and stop performing regularly.

Allegheny County DA Zappala suing state AG Shapiro over opioid settlement
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about District Attorney Steve Zappala's lawsuit to stop the opioid settlement between state attorney general's office and three pharmaceutical companies.  

July 29
Irth app aims to improve care for Black and brown mothers in Pittsburgh and beyond
Associate Nursing Professor Dr. Jessica Devido was interviewed for this Post-Gazette story about the new Irth app designed to improve care for Black women and mothers. Recently selected as a prestigious Macy Faculty Scholar, Devido was also interviewed about her work to develop and launch a Maternal Child Health Equity Fellowship for pre-licensure nursing undergraduate students in the nursing school.  

The largest news agency in the US changes crime reporting practices to 'do less harm and give people second chances'
Journalism Professor Maggie Jones Patterson co-wrote this story for The Conversation about recent changes the Associated Press has made when it comes to crime-reporting practices.  

The Best Cyber Insurance Companies for 2021
AdvisorSmith interviewed Tom Dugas, chief information security officer, about cyber insurance for business owners as part of this article on the publication's list of best cyber insurance companies for 2021.  

A closer look at hiring strategies at local companies
Some of Duquesne's hiring strategies were included in this Pittsburgh Business Times article about hiring practices at various local companies.

Preventing Psychiatric Rehospitalization with Person-Centered Care
José G. Luiggi-Hernández, a clinical Ph.D. student at Duquesne, wrote this Mad in America article about a recent study conducted by Finnish researchers on how psychiatric rehospitalization impacted service users' daily lives.  

July 28
IUP changes course, drops requirement that students wear masks indoors this fall
The Post-Gazette mentioned that Duquesne is requiring COVID-19 vaccinations in this story about IUP's recent decision to drop their indoor mask requirement for all students in the fall.  

Business community reacts to Romoff's retirement announcement
President Ken Gormley was among local business leaders quoted in this Pittsburgh Business Times article about UPMC President and CEO Jeff Romoff's retirement announcement.

Brake & Eat: Puerto Rican sandwiches star at Secretos de mis Abuelos truck
The Post-Gazette included this feature article on a local food truck, Secretos de mis Abuelos (Secrets of My Grandparents), developed and run by Duquesne student Felipe Crespo.

July 27
CDC Recommends Masks For Everyone Inside K-12 Schools, Regardless Of Vaccination Status
This KDKA-TV story mentions that Duquesne is currently not planning changes to its mask policy for students amidst the CDC's recent recommendations. Currently, students who do not have proof of vaccination will wear masks in all campus indoor spaces.

Pittsburgh economy adds 9,300 jobs in June; jobless rate drops slightly
Associate Economics Professor and Labor Economist Dr. Risa Kumazawa was interviewed for this Tribune-Review story about the 9,300 new jobs and slight decline in the unemployment rate for the Pittsburgh region.  

July 26
Russia Analytical Report, July 19-26, 2021
A previous article by International Relations Professor Dr. Mark Haas was included in this Russia Matters analytical report of Russia's recent activity and alliances.

2021's States with the Best & Worst School Systems - WalletHub St
Associate Education Professor Dr. Christopher Meidl was interviewed for this Patch.com story about the nation's best and worst school systems.  

The Future of the Campus Tour
Senior Vice President for Enrollment Management Joel Bauman and Director of Enrollment Management Anthony Cappa were interviewed for this Inside Higher Ed article about the future of campus tours after the pandemic.  

Richard King Mellon Foundation's $250,000 grant funds digital pilot project at local elementary school
Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, is quoted in this Pittsburgh Business Times article about a Richard King Mellon Foundation-grant funded project through which Duquesne entrepreneurship majors will mentor K-5 students at Penn Hills Carter School of Entrepreneurship.  

July 24
John G. Rangos | A philanthropist who focused his contributions on medicine and education
The Post-Gazette quoted President Ken Gormley in this story about the recent passing of Pittsburgh philanthropist John G. Rangos Sr., who was a longtime friend of the University and benefactor of Duquesne's School of Health Sciences.  

The American labor crisis has hit all the small businesses on this one street
Associate Law Professor Joe Mistick was interviewed for this Fox Business article about the American labor crisis and its impact on small businesses, particularly in the Strip District.  

July 23
PA Colleges Requiring COVID-19 Vaccine: See The List
Patch.com mentioned Duquesne was among the list of Pennsylvania schools requiring the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Healing a bitter past: the Canadian model
Professor Emeritus of Sociology Dr. Douglas Harper wrote this op-ed about Canada's past reconciliation efforts for the Minnesota Star Tribune.  

Entrepreneur, philanthropist John G. Rangos Sr. dies just before 92nd birthday
President Ken Gormley was quoted in this Tribune-Review story about the death of Pittsburgh philanthropist John G. Rangos Sr., who was a longtime friend of the University and benefactor of Duquesne's School of Health Sciences.  

July 22
Pittsburgh philanthropist John G. Rangos Sr. dies at 91
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this WTAE-TV story about the passing of Pittsburgh philanthropist John G. Rangos Sr., who was a longtime friend of the University and benefactor of Duquesne's School of Health Sciences.  

In Memoriam: Entrepreneur and philanthropist John G. Rangos Sr.
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted President Ken Gormley in this article about the death of Pittsburgh philanthropist John G. Rangos Sr., the benefactor of Duquesne's School of Health Sciences and a longtime friend of the University.

July 19
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.  

July 18
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.  

July 17
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.

July 16
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.

July 13
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.

July 12
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.

July 11
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.  

July 9
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.

July 8
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.

July 6
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.  

July 5
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.

July 2
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.  

July 1
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.  

June 30
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.

June 29
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.

June 25
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.

June 24
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.

June 23
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.

June 19
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. 

June 18
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.  

June 17
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.

June 16
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.

June 15
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.  

June 14
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.  

June 12
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.  

June 11
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.

June 10
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.  

June 9
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.

June 8
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.   

June 7
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.  

June 6
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.  

June 4
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.  

June 3
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.    

June 2
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.

June 1
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.