December

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Dec. 31
Dr. Audrey Guskey on 2020 Retail Predictions
WMBS-Radio in Uniontown interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about Christmas retail sales and 2020 retail predictions.

Dec. 30
Public Education’s Problems Won’t Be Fixed with More Funding
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer about why increasing public education funding is not the key to improving educational outcomes for students.

Help for Hispanics: A New Business Incubator and Coworking Space Opens in Beechview
The Post-Gazette interviewed Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Director Dr. Mary McKinney for this story about resources offered to Hispanic businessowners in Pittsburgh, including a new resource center in Beechview. The SBDC has helped immigrant business owners for more than a decade and offers quarterly workshops in Spanish on how to open a business in Pittsburgh.

Dec. 29
Guest Commentary: A Net-Neutrality Prediction That Was a Bust
Inside Sources published this op-ed co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies in response to past predictions regarding the end of net neutrality. This op-ed also appeared in the Northwest Indiana Times and the Jacksonville Journal-Courier.

Dec. 23
The Survivors: What’s It Take to Stay in Business for 50 Years
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Mary McKinney, director of Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center, for this story about why some small businesses fail, while some survive for more than 50 years.

Dec. 22
Functional Toys
The Post-Gazette published a photo in its print edition from the START-Play Hackers toy delivery at the nonprofit Easterseals, which provides learning opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The START-Play hackers group redesigns toys for children with disabilities.

Students React to New Toys with Curiosity, Excitement
The Butler Eagle reported that Duquesne students in the START-Play Hackers group redesigned and distributed toys for children with disabilities.

Dec. 20
World War II, Korean War And Vietnam War Veteran Earns Duquesne Presidential Medal
KDKA-TV reported that 93-year-old triple war veteran and Duquesne alum Vince Tocci was presented a Presidential Medal of Excellence during Duquesne’s winter commencement ceremony. A similar story appeared on WPXI-TV.

Dec. 17
Millennials Vow to Dump Workplace Secret Santa
WorkersCompensation.com interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey for this story about why millennials are steering away from Secret Santa gift exchanges in the workplace.

Think We’re Powerless Against Hate Speech? The Constitution Provides Plenty of Room to Address It
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star published this op-ed written by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about what, if anything, can be done to curb hate speech.

Duquesne University’s ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ Study Among Most Influential of 2019
The Tribune-Review interviewed Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Anne Burrows for this story about her research paper she co-authored about how “puppy dog eyes” evolved to help dogs communicate with people. The paper has been ranked as one of the top 100 most influential studies of 2019.

Autism 101 for Police, Detention Centers, Judges
Dr. Tammy Hughes, professor of counseling, psychology and special education, was interviewed by Unabridged Press about her work helping police, judges, lawyers and guards to recognize and address autism in the criminal justice system.

Dec. 16
Duquesne Students Designing Toys To Help Children Living With Disabilities
KDKA-TV reported that Duquesne students in the Start-PLAY Hackers group are taking toys and redesigning them to help children living with disabilities.

Smart Technologies Could Benefit Education – or Could Make Our Problems Worse
Ed News Daily interviewed Dr. Temple Lovelace, associate professor of special education, for this article about how smart technologies can help students with different learning styles master material.

Dec. 13
Holiday Traditions Link Past to Present in Pittsburgh Area
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Sarah MacMillen, associate sociology professor, for this story about why families participate in holiday traditions.

Dec. 11
New Carnegie Museums President Searching for More Ways to See Collections
WESA-Radio interviewed Associate Professor of Law Jalila Jefferson-Bullock for a segment on impeachment proceedings as the Democrats move forward with articles of impeachment.

How the Neighborhood You Grow Up In Affects Your Future
PublicSource interviewed Dr. Anita Zuberi, assistant professor of sociology, for this story about her research regarding how Pittsburgh children’s life outcomes vary broadly from children growing up blocks away in other neighborhoods. Her work aims to make lower poverty neighborhoods more accessible through housing voucher programs.

Dec. 10
Campaign 2020: How Much Does The Impeachment Inquiry Into President Donald Trump Impact Congressman Conor Lamb?
KDKA-TV interviewed School of Law professors Joseph Sabino Mistick and Tom Corbett for this story about the implications of President Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry on Pittsburgh Congressman Conor Lamb.

Campaign 2020: Democrats Unveil 2 Articles of Impeachment Against President Trump
KDKA-TV interviewed School of Law professors Joseph Sabino Mistick and Tom Corbett about the recent events of the impeachment inquiry.

Political Experts Say Pennsylvania Will Be Key State In 2020 Presidential Election
KDKA-TV interviewed School of Law professors Joseph Sabino Mistick and Tom Corbett about Pennsylvania’s importance in the 2020 presidential election.

Dr. Andrew Simpson on ‘KDKA-Radio’ to Discuss Impeachment
Assistant History Professor Dr. Andrew Simpson was interviewed on KDKA-Radio about the release of House Democrats’ articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Dr. Andrew Simpson on ‘WPXI-TV’ to Discuss Impeachment Articles
Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, was interviewed on WPXI-TV in response to the announcement that House Democrats are moving forward with two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

Dec. 9
‘Sophie’ Biography Explores Struggles, Success of Pittsburgh’s Mayor Masloff
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Professor of Law Joseph Sabino Mistick for this article on the biography being written about Sophie Masloff, Pittsburgh’s first female and first Jewish mayor.

Dec. 7
Fitzgerald, Butler County commissioners to receive inaugural "Moe" Coleman Award
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick about Butler County commissioners receiving the inaugural “Moe” Coleman award. This award is given to officials who work with both parties toward compromise, rather than focus on their own agendas.

Dec. 6
Trump Refuses to Participate in House Impeachment Proceedings
The Los Angeles Times interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about President Donald Trump’s refusal to participate in the House impeachment proceedings. Gormley is the author of books on the impeachment investigations of Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. This story also appeared in the Lewiston Tribune.

A secretive corporation won’t let Pete Buttigieg talk about three years of his life
The Los Angeles Times quoted law professor Wilson Huhn about his views on nondisclosure agreements. People are starting to question why presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg signed a nondisclosure agreement with his former employee McKinsey & Co.

Dec. 5
Opinion: Don’t Impeach Trump. Censure Him
The Los Angeles Times published this opinion piece written by President Ken Gormley urging House Democrats and Republicans to consider adopting a joint resolution censuring the president for improper conduct, rather than conduct the impeachment trial. This op-ed also appeared in Konitono News.

It should be unconstitutional when police officers kill fleeing felony suspects, Philly DA’s Office says
The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed law professor Bruce Ledewitz about the murder trial of former police officer Ryan Pownall, who is on trial for shooting a man during a traffic stop. Ledewitz emphasized that the state has a great deal of power in deciding who is prosecuted in any given case.

Duquesne's Gormley: Congress should opt to censure Trump
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley as an expert on the possible impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. He commented on the tiring experience of a trial and that the House should consider censuring Trump.

Dec. 4
House Judiciary Committee Begins Hearings With Experts On Impeachment
KDKA-TV interviewed President Ken Gormley about whether President Donald Trump’s alleged actions—trading American military aid in exchange for a Ukrainian investigation of a political opponent and intervention in the 2020 election—amount to an impeachable offense.

Taming the Cloud in Higher Education!
Tom Dugas, assistant vice president and chief information security officer, penned this piece for Education Technology Insights about how higher education institutions can take advantage of cloud services.

Calif. Supreme Court Right to Strike Down Law Requiring Trump to Release Tax Returns to get on the Ballot | Bruce Ledewitz
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star published this op-ed by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about why the California State Supreme Court made the right move in not requiring President Donald Trump to disclose his tax information.

Dec. 2
People on the Move: 12/2/2019
The Post-Gazette reported that Patricia Swisher joined the Division of Marketing and Communications as executive director of content strategy.

‘What Would Fred Say?’ Sewickley Group Hosts Talk on Civil Discourse at Tull
The Tribune-Review interviewed Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies Dr. Janie Harden Fritz about the civil discourse event “What Would Fred Rogers Say?” at the Tull Family Theater.

Mostly Cloudy with Network Detection and Response
Chief Information and Security Officer Tom Dugas was interviewed for Defending the Cloud, an eBook about defending cloud resources from cyberattacks published by SC Magazine. Dugas was quoted about Duquesne’s cloud security usage.

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