December 2012

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Dec. 31
1,000 Stories Documents Hill District in Pittsburgh
The Post-Gazette included this feature article on Duquesne students’ involvement in the Hill House Association’s 1,000 Stories project. Dr. Susan Goldberg, assistant professor of psychology, is quoted.

2013 Trends: With the Good May Come the Bad
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the predicted trends for 2013.

Dec. 30
Fouled Waters: Woodlands Trying to Solve Its Own Problems
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this article about the role he and his graduate students are playing in efforts by residents of Connoquenessing Township to determine why private well water there has started to run orange or dry up completely.

Dec. 29
College Presidents Plead for Gun Control
President Dr. Charles J. Dougherty was listed in this Post-Gazette article as being among local college presidents who have signed a nationwide open letter asking U.S. policy makers to enact additional gun control measures.

Water-quality Project Widens
Stan Kabala, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about efforts of the local Three Rivers QUEST water quality projects.

Newsmaker: James ‘Jamie’ Doring
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on James Doring, a web and communications specialist in the business school, in recognition of his being awarded second place in the 2012 James E. Beckley Student Writing Competition.

LCB’s In-house Wines Get Best Shelf Positions, Records Show
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about the controversy over the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board’s efforts in marketing its own in-house brands of wine and spirits.

Dec. 26
Shell Gets Extension on Decision to Buy Land for Beaver County Plant
Dr. Kent Moors, professor of political science and scholar in residence at the Institute for Energy and the Environment, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Shell receiving an extension on the deadline to buy land for a petro-chemical plant in Beaver County.

Dec. 20
Obituary: Robert H. Bork/Jurist Bruised by Hearings in Failed Bid for Top Court
Law School Dean Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Post-Gazette news obituary on Pittsburgh native Robert Bork, a judge most known for his unconfirmed nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1987.

Dec. 19
We Are All the NRA
The Post-Gazette featured this piece about guns and the media written by Dr. Mike Dillon, chair of the Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts.

Dismissal of Armenti Lawsuit Sought
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Tribune-Review article about steps being taken by the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a former president of California University of Pennsylvania.

'Pittsburgh Now:' Thomas White
University Archivist Thomas White appeared on the PCNC-TV show Pittsburgh Now where he discussed his recent book Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania, which details the exploits of notorious regional outlaws from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Dec. 18
Staying on Top of the World: We Shouldn’t Worry About Losing Our Pre-eminence if…
Dr. James Burnham, distinguished service professor of finance, had this article about the United States prominence in the “global scene” published in the Post-Gazette.

Nurses Handle Freedom With Care
Assistant Nursing Professor Dr. Alison Colbert was featured in this Advance for Nurses article about her work in treating and educating incarcerated individuals.

Dec. 17
Responding to the “Pharmageddon” as a Community
Dr. Mary Mihalyo, assistant professor of pharmacy practice, was quoted in this Wooster Weekly News article about a gathering of law enforcement officials, fire departments, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians during which prescription medication abuse was addressed.

Dec. 15
Newsmaker: Jennifer Aitken
The Tribune-Review featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Jennifer Aitken, associate professor of chemistry, in recognition of her receiving a three-year, $431,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for her research on semiconductor compounds.

Dec. 14
Duquesne Launching Biomedical Ed Program
The Pittsburgh Business Times featured this article about Duquesne’s new biomedical engineering program. Associate Academic Vice President for Research Dr. Alan Seadler is quoted.

Searching for Christ at Christmas: A Lesson from the Maji
The Senior Living supplement of the Pittsburgh Catholic featured an article by Dr. William M. Wright IV, associate professor of theology, about searching for Christ at Christmas.

Avoid the Folly: Staying Civil This Holiday Season
Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies, published an article in the Senior Living supplement of the Pittsburgh Catholic about how people can be civil and courteous to each other during the holidays.

Dec. 10
Police Search for Teen Boys in Connection with Beaver Falls Fatal Shooting
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a case in which three local teenaged boys allegedly shot and killed a woman over a cigarette.

Dec. 7
Duquesne Law Team Reached Championship Round at National Civil Trial Competition
The Post-Gazette included this announcement about four law students that made it to the championship round of the National Civil Trial Competition.

Dec. 8
West Penn Power Can Deal with $109 Million Judgment in Electrocution Death
The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee, for this article about a recent ruling in which West Penn Power was directed to pay $109 million for the electrocution death of a local woman.

Dec. 6
Which Highly Ranked Universities Operate Most Efficiently?
Duquesne University was included in this article about U.S. News & World Report’s brand new list of most efficiently operated universities in the nation.

Duquesne University Law Professor Talks UPMC
Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was a guest on KDKA-Radio, where he discussed the debate over whether UPMC should continue its non-exempt status.

Dave Brubeck, Giant in Jazz World, Dies at 91
The Tribune-Review quoted Mike Tomaro, director of jazz studies, was interviewed for this feature obituary on the late jazz pianist Dave Brubeck.

Allegheny County Jury Awards Record $109 Million to Family of Electrocuted Hempfield Woman
Assistant Law Professor Steven Baicker-McKee was interviewed for this Tribune-Review about an Allegheny County record-setting $109 million court settlement, which West Penn Power must give to the family of a woman electrocuted by a downed power line.

Dec. 5
Brewer School Psychologist Co-authors Chapter in New Reference Book
Dr. Tammy Hughes, professor and chair of counseling, psychology and special education, is mentioned in this Bangor Daily News article about an alumnus with whom Hughes co-wrote a chapter in the new book Understanding and Managing Behaviors of Children with Psychological Disorders.”

Heinz Picks Hazelwood: Endowments Give Center of Live $1.35 Million for 1st ‘Place-based’ Effort
Duquesne’s Fusion tutoring and homework assistance program at Hazelwood’s Center of Life was mentioned in this Pop City article as one of the activities that will benefit thanks to the center receiving a major, three-year grant from the Heinz Foundation.

Fouled Water Strains Butler County Residents
Dr. John Stolz, professor of microbiology, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the growing number of families in Butler County claiming their tap water is sickening them.

Mon River Water Sampling Project Expands
Duquesne University was mentioned in this Tribune-Review article for its role monitoring water quality of the lower Allegheny River and its key tributaries as part of the new 3 Rivers QUEST water sampling project.

Dec. 1
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Spent $475K to Hype Own Brands
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about allegations that the state Liquor Control Board spent approximately 10 percent of its advertising budget to promote five of its own in-house brands of wine and spirits.

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