News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

Aug. 30
Attorney General Bruce Beemer Inherits Agency Problems from Troubled Tenure of Kathleen Kane
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Allentown Morning Call article about the problems and challenges facing new Pennsylvania Attorney General Bruce Beemer.

Aug. 29
Duquesne University Law Clinic Hopes to Assist Parents in School Discipline Process
The Post-Gazette interviewed Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson, assistant clinical professor, for this feature article about the School of Law's new Education Law Clinic for which Sizemore-Thompson serve as supervising attorney. The article also appeared in the Reading Eagle.

You Should Know: John A. Pollock
Pittsburgh Magazine included this feature on Dr. John Pollock, professor of biological sciences, about how his grant-funded research and award-winning multimedia projects have helped to further STEM education among youth.

Criminal Justice Reforms Compared at Quad-State Legislative Conference
This Herald-Mail Media article announced that Dr. Pavel Yakovlev, associate economics professor, spoke at the Quad-State Legislative Conference about states with a lower corporate income tax rate having more economic development. Similar articles appeared in the Martinsburg Journal News and the Waynesboro Record Herald.

Aug. 28
Research Firm: Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills' Value Sinks to $11 Million
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the continuing decline in value of the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills mall. Similar stories appeared on WTAE-TV and in the Butler Eagle.

Aug. 27
Pa. Pols Should be Sweating Over Vaping Tax
Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, co-authored this Tribune-Review opinion piece about the impact of taxing e-cigarettes.

Aug. 24
Duquesne Prof. Professional Exile Will Follow Jail Time for Former Pa. AG Kane
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Forbes article about the future of ex-Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who resigned after being found guilty of perjury.

The Changing Face of Campus in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Magazine highlighted Duquesne's award-winning FlexTech classrooms in this article about how Pittsburgh university campuses are upgrading and evolving.

Retailers Find New Ways to Get Back-to-School Customers to Stores
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about ways that retailers are competing with each other to draw in back-to-school shoppers.

Newsmaker: Melissa Boston
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. Melissa Boston in recognition of her being appointed an associate dean of teacher education in the School of Education.

Local History Professor Explores the 19th-Century Origins of the Ku Klux Klan
The Pittsburgh City Paper included this feature on Associate History Professor Dr. Elaine Parson's new book, Ku Klux: The Birth of the Klan During Reconstruction.

Aug. 23
Gateway School District Shoots to Close Achievement Gap
This Tribune-Review article about how the Gateway School District plans to address the achievement gab between black and white students mentions that the district is including among its recommendations a policy and equity audit from Dr. Gretchen Generett, associate education professor and director of Duquesne's UCEA Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice.

FOCUS Pittsburgh Aims to Create a 'Trauma-Informed Community'
The New Pittsburgh Courier announced that Duquesne University is among the local institutions to partner with FOCUS Pittsburgh in developing the Trauma Informed Community Development initiative.

Aug. 22
Children as Suicide Bombers Pose New Challenges for Security Forces
The Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., assistant political science professor, was interviewed for this WJLA-TV (Washington, D.C.) story about the growing concern from security forces as terrorist groups use children as suicide bombers. The story also appeared on Fox 29 Santonio.

Aug. 21
For Kane, Scandals to Overshadow Victories
The Reading Eagle quoted Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this article about how the former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's achievements during her term are now overshadowed by the scandal resulting in her resignation.

Aug. 20
Catholic Voters Split, Perplexed by Presidential Choices
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Gerry Magill, the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy and Law, for this article about Catholic voters and the current presidential election.

Aug. 19
Experts Say Late Start to Back-to-School Shopping Saves Money
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marking professor, for this story about the benefits of school shopping later during the back-to-school season.

Aug. 17
AG's Office Looks to Move Past Kane
WESA-Radio interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about how the Pennsylvania Attorney General's office will move forward after former Attorney General Kathleen Kane resigned following her felony conviction.

Aug. 16
Quadruplets Settle in for 4 Years at Duquesne University
The Tribune-Review included this feature article about the first set of quadruplets known to attend Duquesne.

Duquesne Freshmen Excited for Move-In Day
KDKA-TV included this story about Move-In Day at the University.

Aug. 15
Westmoreland County to Finalize Policy Banning Smoking in Public Housing
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the impact of an impending ban on smoking in public housing properties in Westmoreland County.

Aug. 13
Grand Canyon Trip Helps Veterans Seeking Life-Changing Improvements
Dr. Roger Brooke, professor of psychology, is mentioned in this Tribune-Review article about a local initiative in which he is involved, the Canyon Heroes organization, which sponsors Grand Canyon camping/rafting trips to help veterans address the psychological wounds of war.

Aug. 11
Former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky Seeks a New Trial
The Wall Street Journal quoted Law Professor Wes Oliver in this article about former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky's request for a new trial.

Aug. 9
Vanport Township Bans Strip Clubs
Adjunct Law Professor Wilson Huhn was interviewed for this Beaver County Times article about Vanport Township commissioners approving ordinances to prohibit strip clubs in the municipality.

Aug. 8
Local Dispatch: Everything You Need to Know as 50 Looms
Dr. Mike Dillon, chair of journalism and multimedia arts, wrote this Post-Gazette opinion piece about the impact of turning 50.

Singer B.E. Taylor, of 'Vitamin L' and Christmas Tour Fame, Dies at 65
The Post-Gazette mentioned in this article about the death of local musician B.E. Taylor that Duquesne University had presented him with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. Similar articles also appeared in the Tribune-Review, Beaver County Times, Herald Standard and the Tribune-Democrat, among others.

Kathleen Kane Refresher
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane about the trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, which began on Aug. 8. A similar article appeared on

Aug. 5
Dorm Decor: Making College a Home Away from Home
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Uniontown Herald-Standard article about how consumers preparing for going to college or back to school can save money. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.

Aug. 4
Experts: Single Juror Could Net Mistrial for Pa. Attorney General Kane
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the highly publicized trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

August 3
Commentary: Regulations Stifling the American Dream
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this piece published in the Philadelphia Inquirer about how government regulations could be keeping citizens from achieving the "American dream."

August 1
This is a Cool Time to Be a Stutterer
Caryn Herring, an adjunct clinical instructor in the School of Health Sciences' Stuttering Clinic, participated in this Stutter Talk podcast that addresses how the perception of stuttering is changing in society.

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