April 2012

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.


April 30
Glimmers of Hope for Job-seeking College Grads

Nicole Feldhues, director of career services, was interviewed for this Post-Gazette article about the outlook for jobs for new college graduates.

School, Neighbors Plan Space for Arts at Wilson House
The Tribune-Review included this article about Duquesne students’ involvement in preparing a plan to help turn the boyhood home of the late playwright August Wilson into an arts center. Dr. Evan Stoddard, associate dean of the McAnulty College, is quoted.

April 28
Recession a Hurdle For Small Business Owners Seeking Credit to Operate

Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the Small Business Development Center, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the impact of the recession on small businesses.

April 28
Saturday Poem: ‘The Homeland Defenders’

The Post-Gazette included this poem written by Dr. Sam Hazo, McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English emeritus.

April 25
Pittsburgh Region’s Profile Rising Among Chinese

The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Jay Li, associate professor of history, for this article about the growing Chinese population in Pittsburgh. The article also ran in the Beaumont Enterprise.

April 24
Student Borrowing Costs May Be Going Up
Financial Aid Director Richard Esposito was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the pending increase in the interest rate on subsidized federal student loans.

Breakdown of Pennsylvania Primary on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA
Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was a guest on KDKA-Radio, where he discussed the importance of the Pennsylvania primary and the expected outcome.

April 23
Duquesne Among Those Retaining Women, Minorities in STEM
The Post-Gazette included this article about Duquesne’s efforts to help women and under-represented minorities complete degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. Bayer School Dean Dr. David Seybert was quoted.

April 22
Duquesne Law Students Argue Case in Federal Appeals Court
This Post-Gazette article focused on student attorneys from the law school who had the rare opportunity to argue a case before the 3rd U.S. Court of Appeals. Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant professor and acting director of clinical legal education, was quoted.

April 19
Duquesne Psychology Students Highlight Hill House History
Essential Public Radio 90.5 featured this story about a group of Duquesne psychology majors that presented the narratives of some Hill District residents who have been helped by Hill House as part of that organization’s 1000 Stories project. Dr. Susan Goldberg, assistant professor, was quoted.

Experts: ‘Weed Out’ Classes Are Killing STEM Achievement
Dr. David Seybert, dean of the Bayer School, was quoted in this U.S. News and World Report article about the lack of American students showing interest in studying for degrees in science, technology, engineering and math.

Seattle Archbishop to Oversee Overhaul of U.S. Nun Association
The Tacoma News Tribune included this Associated Press article about the Vatican’s efforts to overhaul the largest group for nuns in America because they are accused of allegedly undermining some Roman Catholic teachings. Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor and dean emeritus of law, was quoted. Similar articles appeared in the International Business Times and the Seattle Times.

April 17
Equal Pay Crusader on Journey for Justice
The Post-Gazette featured this article about Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the 2009 Fair Pay Act, who addressed a luncheon co-hosted by the School of Law.

Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed by CBS-Radio of Los Angeles about taxes.

April 16
The Gimmicks Government Uses to Tax You
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, had his article about different ways Americans are taxed published in U.S. News and World Report.

Experts: No Right Choice for Women About Work, Being at Home With Kids
This Tribune-Review article about the debate over women’s choice to stay home to raise children or join the work force mentions the law school hosting an event with Lily Ledbetter, namesake of the 2009 Fair Pay Act.

April 15
Orthodox Christians Take Steps Toward Unity
The Rev. Radu Bordeianu, associate professor of theology, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the potential move by Orthodox Christians toward unity with one American Church.

Warren Refinery Thrives While Importing Threatens Others in Pennsylvania
Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a 110-year old refinery in Pennsylvania having a better potential at succeeding while the economy threatens to close three refineries in the same region.

Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. James Swindal has been named dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts and that Law Professor Frank Liu was appointed to the Advisory Council of the University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information.

April 14
Hempfield Family’s Titanic Memorabilia Includes Locket
Dr. Perry Blatz, associate professor of history, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a local family’s collection of memorabilia related to the Titanic, which sank 100 years ago.

Duquesne University Allies With Costa Rican Court
The Tribune-Review included this announcement about the School of Law signing an agreement with the Supreme Court of Justice in Costa Rica. Law Professor Robert Barker was quoted.

April 13
Ferry Formally Introduced as New Duquesne Basketball Coach
The Post-Gazette announced that Jim Ferry was named the new men’s basketball coach at Duquesne. Ferry and President Charles J. Dougherty were quoted.

Ferry’s Thoughts Focus on Long Haul
New men’s basketball coach Jim Ferry was interviewed in this Post-Gazette feature article. Athletics Director Greg Amodio was also quoted.

Is There Really a ‘Mommy War?’
Dr. Laura Engel, associate professor of English and director of the Women and Gender Studies Program, was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about the “Mommy War” between stay-at-home moms and mothers who work.

April 11
Iran Talks: A False Dawn for Oil Markets?
Dr. Kent Moors, scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed by CNBC about the Iran talks regarding oil markets.

April 10
Duquesne Finds New Men’s Basketball Coach
The Tribune-Review announced that Duquesne has hired Jim Ferry as the new men’s basketball coach. Similar articles also appeared in Missouri Sports Magazine, the Post-Gazette and the Chicago Tribune.

Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was interviewed by KNX-Radio in Los Angeles about the corporate tax rate.

April 9
A New Way to Rehab Injuries—It’s Called Exercise!
The Malta Independent interviewed Dr. Peggy Houglum, assistant professor of athletic training, for this article about the positive benefits of exercise after an injury.

April 8
Ancient Symbols of Easter Season Rooted in Ideas of Renewal
Dr. Michael Cahall, assistant professor of history, was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about Easter images and traditions dating back to the Middle Ages.

April 6
Labor Economist Says New Job Numbers Are Misleading
Essential Public Radio 90.5 interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this story about taking a realistic look at recent statistics indicating that employment figures in America increased for the fourth consecutive month.

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