July

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

July 30
Duquesne University School of Nursing Hosts Symposium on Homelessness
Western Pennsylvania Heathcare News interviewed Sister Rosemary Donley, the Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations, for this story previewing the School of Nursing’s McGinley-Rice Symposium, which will focus on homelessness.

July 29
Area Colleges, Universities Named to Colleges of Distinction List
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne is among regional universities named to the 2019-20 Colleges of Distinction List, based on size, cost, location and academic offerings.

July 26
Pittsburgh Region Rated No. 6 for New College Graduates
The Tribune-Review interviewed President Ken Gormley in response to Pittsburgh’s rating as the sixth best place in the country for recent college graduates.

July 24
Bernie Sanders vs. the Reality of a $15 Minimum Wage
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer analyzing the reality of Bernie Sanders’ proposed $15 minimum wage.

Ken Gormley on ‘WTAE-TV’ Regarding Mueller Testimony
President Ken Gormley was interviewed by WTAE-TV for his analysis following former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress.

July 23
Fireworks, maybe, but Will Mueller Hearing Be a Turning Point?
The New York Times interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony before Congress regarding his investigation into whether Russia interfered with the 2016 presidential election. This story also appeared in All USA News Hub and Outside the Beltway.

July 20
The Unlikely Pairing of the Professor and the Lifer Yields Results for Pittsburgh Police
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Sociology Professor Dr. Norman Conti for this story about the “Inside-Out” program Conti co-founded with a former inmate that now bridges gaps between inmates and Pittsburgh Police Academy recruits.

July 18
The Human Toll Part 2
The Post-Gazette interviewed Biology Professor Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about the harmful effects of shale-gas operations on neighboring water supplies. This story also appeared in Medical Health News.

July 17
Promised Rust Belt Renaissance Poses Risk for Trump Reelection
Fox News interviewed Dr. Kristen Coopie, director of undergraduate pre-law studies and political science teaching assistant professor, for this story about the importance of Rust Belt voters in the 2020 presidential election.

John Paul Stevens, Who Was the Supreme Court’s Leading Liberal Justice, Dies at 99
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who passed away at 99. Gormley had interviewed Stevens when he was writing his book The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr.

July 16
The Next Five Years and Beyond
Pittsburgh Quarterly interviewed President Ken Gormley for this piece in which regional university presidents lay out their plans for their respective universities.

Mark Wolosik, Long-Time Allegheny County Elections Chief, Dies
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick for this story about the death of long-time Allegheny Elections Office Chief Mark Wolosik, who occasionally guest-lectured in Mistick’s classes.

July 15
A Record Left by John Henry Newman Helped a Scholar Follow Him Through His Library
Aleteia interviewed Dr. Kenneth Parker, professor of historical theology and Ryan Endowed Chair for Newman Studies, for this story about his research regarding the life of Blessed John Henry Newman, who will be canonized Oct. 13.

July 14
The Mastery Transcript Consortium Has Been Developing a Gradeless Transcript for College Admissions. This Fall It Gets Its First Test
The 74 Million interviewed Dr. Susan Brookhart, professor emerita in the School of Education, about efforts to replace traditional transcripts for college admissions with ones that do not include letter grades, GPAs or standardized testing.

July 12
Charleroi Starting Program to Help Colony Cats
The Washington Observer-Reporter interviewed Dr. Faith Bjalobok, assistant professor of philosophy, for this article about the Charleroi borough’s new partnership with the animal resource community to help the health and quality of life of the borough’s homeless cats.

July 10
For Some With Autism, Furry Culture Offers Comfort And Acceptance
WESA-Radio interviewed Assistant Psychology Professor Dr. Elizabeth Fein for this story about the reasons people on the autism spectrum are drawn to the anthropomorphic or “Furry” fandom.

Billboard Company Calls Tarentum Zoning ‘Unconstitutional’
Associate Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about a legal challenge to the Tarentum zoning ordinance prohibiting billboards.

Carnegie Museums Announces New Board Members
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Bill Generett, vice president for community engagement, is among six new board trustees elected by the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.

July 8
UPMC Mercy Expansion: How The ‘Community Benefits Agreement’ Between UPMC and the City Came to Be
PublicSource interviewed Associate Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick about legal issues surrounding the negotiations between activists and UPMC regarding the new UPMC Vision and Rehabilitation Hospital in Uptown.

July 6
Summer Stagecraft
The Post-Gazette published a photo on its front page of Duquesne’s Stages II theater camp program for kids with disabilities. A video that features an interview with Dr. Rebecca Kronk, associate professor of nursing and a Stages II camp organizer, appeared on the Post-Gazette’s Facebook page.

July 5
Navigate the Admissions Process Without Losing Your Mind
TeenLife.com interviewed Debbie Zugates, assistant vice president for undergraduate admissions, for this story about steps high schoolers can take to better prepare themselves for the college admissions process. This story also appeared in the Florida Times-Union, the Progress-Index, the Statesman and the Star News.

July 4
How Did the Colonists Celebrate Independence Day? It Took A While to Catch On
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, for this story about the ways in which Independence Day was originally celebrated.

July 3
Do Fourth of July Fireworks Pollute Pittsburgh Air?
The Pittsburgh City Paper mentioned a study by Duquesne researchers regarding childhood asthma rates in this story about the effect of fireworks on air quality in Pittsburgh.

July 2
The Dangerous Seduction of “Free”
Townhall Finance mentioned and linked to an op-ed co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about the economic implications of the something-for-nothing ideology. This story also appeared on CNS News.

Michigan Bill Would Ban ‘Viewpoint Discrimination’ By Facebook, Google
Michigan Capitol Confidential interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this story about a bill introduced in Michigan that would make it illegal for social media companies to exercise viewpoint discrimination against users on the basis of political opinions.

SCOTUS Gerrymandering Case: Roberts Didn’t Defend Constitutional Democracy
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz penned this op-ed for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star in response to the Rucho v. Common Cause gerrymandering case that was decided in June.

Duquesne University Partners with 4 Chinese Colleges to Provide Health Practitioners
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that a new partnership between Duquesne and four Chinese universities will establish an independent institute within the Rangos School of Health Sciences. The institute will confer degrees, expand offerings to students, foster collaborative research and encourage faculty and student mobility. This story also appeared in the Daily Herald.

July 1
Wired Bacteria Form Nature’s Power Grid: ‘We Have an Electric Planet’
The New York Times interviewed Environmental Microbiology Professor Dr. John Stolz for this story about his current research involving electroactive bacteria.

Police Body Cameras Can Help Officers and Suspects, So Why Don’t More Departments Have Them?
PA Post interviewed Associate Law Professor John Rago for this story about the reasons more Pennsylvania police departments have not adopted body cameras and the cameras’ benefits. This story also appeared on WHYY-Radio and WITF.

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