August

Aug. 27
Here's Everything Libertarians Like Russ Diamond Get Wrong About Mask-Wearing
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star published this opinion piece written by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about mask resistance and how some political leaders are describing mask resistance has an act of individualism.

Aug. 25
Thwarted at Every Turn, Pa. GOP Lawmakers Hatch New Plan to Undermine Wolf's Emergency Powers
The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about members of the GOP in the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives who are planning to advance a measure to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto regarding a motion to end the state's COVID-19 disaster declaration. Ledewitz says that the state Supreme Court's recent ruling found the legislature lacks the power to act unilaterally in this situation.

Aug. 24
Diagnosis Timeline Drags for Black Autistic Children
Spectrum News interviewed Dr. Waganesh Zeleke, associate professor of clinical mental health counseling, about racial disparities related to autism diagnosis and treatment.

Improving Diagnosis and Management of Immunodeficiencies: The Pharmacist's Role
Specialty Pharmacy Continuum interviewed Dr. Jonathan Ogurchak, adjunct clinical instructor in the School of Pharmacy, for this story about how pharmacists can recognize primary immunodeficiencies in patients.

Aug. 20
Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs for Veterans 2020
The U.S. News and World Report ranked Duquesne No. 17 on its list of the Best Online Master's in Nursing Programs for Veterans.  

Business and Race: Panelists to Discuss What Role Businesses Can Play
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Adjunct Professor of Clinical Legal Education Tracey McCants Lewis will be a panelist at an upcoming talk about the role businesses and business leaders should play in response to recent calls for social justice and equality.  

Dr. Kristen Coopie Reacts to the 2020 Democratic National Convention
WTAE-TV interviewed Director of the Pre-Law Center Dr. Kristen Coopie about the results of the Democratic National Convention and what it means for the presidential election.

Aug. 19
Did Parent Refuse Vaccine? Nurses Offer Strong Opinions on Dismissal
Relias Media interviewed Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Michael Deem for this story about how some healthcare practitioners automatically dismiss patients who refuse vaccines for their children.  

Duquesne University Freshmen Move into Dorms with Adjusted Schedule
The Tribune-Review quoted Associate Vice President of Student Involvement Dr. Adam Wasilko, Media Relations Specialist Emily Stock and Director of Orientation Benjamin Fiorina for this story about freshman move-in at Duquesne and how the University will respond to potential COVID-19 outbreaks on campus.

Duquesne Freshman Move-In Day
The Post-Gazette published this video of Duquesne's freshman move-in day which featured interviews with Dr. Adam Wasilko, assistant vice president of student involvement, and student Ben Fiorina, director of orientation.

Aug. 18
Breastfeeding Diet: Foods to Eat and Avoid
Parent Herald interviewed Assistant Professor of Nursing Dr. Kelley Baumgartel for this story about what foods women who are breastfeeding should eat and avoid.

Freshman Move-In at Duquesne University
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Adam Wasilko, assistant vice president of student involvement, for this story about freshman move-in at Duquesne, which this year spanned three days.

Aug. 17
Virtual Teaching: Be Improvisational, Engage Students, Experts Say
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. David Carbonara, clinical assistant professor of instructional technology in the School of Education, for this story about how teachers can better prepare to educate students in a virtual classroom.

Aug. 12
To Help College Grads Find Jobs, Some Colleges Are Using an Alumni Gig Economy
The Post-Gazette interviewed Director of the Center for Career Development Nicole Feldhues for this story about the Center's summer programming to help provide job-search advice to recent graduates.

Aug. 11
Must Workers Choose Between Benefits and Flexibility?
NPR Marketplace interviewed Law Professor Seth Oranburg for this story in response to a California court's ruling that Uber and Lyft must reclassify drivers as employees, rather than independent contractors because employee status comes with important benefits like paid sick leave and health insurance.

N.Y.'s James is Right to Go After the NRA for Fraud and Malfeasance. Seeking to Dissolve it is a Step Too Far
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star published this opinion piece by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the New York Attorney general's lawsuit regarding dissolution of the National Rifle Association (NRA). Ledewitz argues that dissolution of a charitable organization is utilized when an organization is essentially a scam, in which the funds raised do not serve the charitable purpose that contributors and members desire, which is not true of the NRA.

Aug. 10
People on the Move: 8/10/2020
The Post-Gazette included Dr. Gretchen Givens Generett's appointment as interim dean of the School of Education in this People on the Move roundup.

Behind the Scenes of Moving Accounting Education Online
The CPA Conversations podcast interviewed accounting faculty Dr. Valerie Williams and Dr. Robert Kollar about the transition to online accounting education.

Aug. 7
Over 50 Years After Passing of Voting Rights Act, Local Professor Says More Must be Done
WPXI-TV interviewed Associate Law Professor Jalila Jefferson-Bullock about a U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 that removed federal oversight in areas with history of racial discrimination made the Voting Rights Act less effective in those regions.

Aug. 5
Perspective: The Undemocratic History of School 'Pandemic Pods'
The Washington Post published this piece written by Assistant Professor of History Dr. Mark Boonshoft about wealthy Americans' decisions to educate their children in small "pandemic pods" and how families opting out of public schools this year will deprive schools of the funding they need.

Aug. 4
Duquesne Law Professor Kristen Coopie on Mail-In vs. Absentee Ballots
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Kristen Coopie, director of Duquesne's Pre-Law Center, for this story about the difference between mail-in and absentee ballots.

Aug. 3
Should Asking a Stranger to Take Your Photo Go the Way of the Daguerreotype?
The Washington Post interviewed Provost and epidemiologist Dr. David Dausey for this story about the spread of germs that can come from asking strangers to take photos on your phone.

Razing the Bar: PA Mulls Allowing New Law Grads to Start Practicing Without Sitting for Bar Exam Due to Pandemic
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story in reaction to the governing board of the Pennsylvania Bar Association's recommendation to allow law graduates to begin practicing without taking the bar exam, due to COVID-19 concerns.

Aug. 2
A Decade of Water Woes in Butler County Community
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about the impact shale gas drilling has had on Butler County water sources.  

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