News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

March 31
Harmony and Creation: NYS Baroque Introduces Star Violinist
The Ithaca Times announced that Dr. Paul Miller, visiting assistant professor of music theory, was among the musicians at a recent New York State Baroque performance.

March 29
Selection for Statewide Grand Jury Held in Washington Co.
The Observer-Reporter quoted Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about the recent selection of a multicounty grand jury that took place in Washington County.

Bullying in School: 3 Ways Parents Can Stop Bullies From Picking on Their Kids
The Parent Herald interviewed Dr. Tammy Hughes, chair of counseling, psychology and special education, for this article that provides ways parents can help prevent their kids from being bullied in school.

March 28
Hampton Man’s Backyard Filled with Treasures for Nature Enthusiasts
Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. Brady Porter was featured in this Tribune-Review article about how Porter hosts undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty from Duquesne to observe the annual ritual in his backyard of salamanders crawling to vernal ponds to mate.

Bill Would Revive Sex Abuse Victims’ Right to Sue
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Morning Call for this article about legislation that, if passed, would create a two-year window for sexual abuse survivors to file lawsuits against pedophiles and institutions that harbored them—no matter how long ago they suffered the abuse.

March 26
Terror Attacks Overseas Don’t Diminish Peduto’s Commitment to Welcoming Incoming Refugees
The Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto maintaining efforts to relocate Syrians and other refugees to the region, despite the recent terrorist attack in Brussels.

March 22
Prescription Drugs and Supplements: Lethal Combination in American Seniors
This Bioscience Technology article about a new study indicating the dangers of older Americans living longer and taking more drugs and supplements cites a 2014 study co-authored by Dr. Robert Maher, adjunct assistant professor of pharmacy practice.

March 21
Bishop Zubik Lead Plaintiff in Obamacare Challenge in Supreme Court
Dr. Nick Cafardi, professor of law and dean emeritus, was interviewed by the Post-Gazette for this article about Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik’s role as the lead petitioner in a joint appeal by the Roman Catholic dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie regarding the Affordable Care Act.

March 20
Long-Sought Pardon Can Open Doors for Woman to Move Forward
The Post-Gazette included this feature article about the School of Law’s Civil Rights Clinic work to help a local woman obtain a pardon from the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons. Tracey McCants Lewis, assistant clinical professor and pro bono program coordinator, is quoted. The article was followed up by a March 22 editorial by the Post-Gazette.

March 19
Newsmaker: Erik Garrett
Dr. Erik Garrett, associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies, was featured in this Tribune-Review Newsmaker in recognition of his receiving The Joseph Lagana Volunteer Award from Pittsburgh’s Homeless Children’s Education Fund.

March 17
Proposed Laws Would Make it Easier to Prosecute Officers
The Tribune-Review quoted Law Professor Wes Oliver in this article about two proposed bills that would help hold law enforcement officers accountable when they violate an individual’s civil rights through excessive force.

50 Best Pharmacy Schools Ranked in 2016
Pharmacy Times announced that U.S. News and World Report ranked Duquesne among the 50 Best Pharmacy Schools in the nation.

March 16
Duquesne University Dean Gormley: Senate Refusal Could Set Supreme Court Back Years
President-Elect Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the potential impact if Senate Republicans refuse to hold a confirmation hearing on President Obama’s nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court.

March 15
Sharpsburg Business Helps People Maximize Work Day
Dr. Mary McKinney, director of the Small Business Development Center, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the increasing local trend of “co-working spaces.”

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Remasters Bernstein
The Tribune-Review interviewed Mike Tomaro, professor and director of jazz studies, for this article about upcoming concerts by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra that will celebrate the music of Leonard Bernstein. Tomaro is one of the arrangers that assisted with the music.

Duquesne Dean Part of ‘Discovery’s’ Search for Atlantis
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Philip Reeder, dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, appeared on an episode of the Discovery Science Channel show What on Earth that focused on the legendary island of Atlantis.

March 13
Lead Detected in Pittsburgh’s Drinking Water on the Rise Since 1999
Dr. Partha Basu, professor of chemistry, was quoted in this Beaver County Times article about the increase of lead levels found in Pittsburgh’s drinking water since 1999.

‘Standup Sisters’ Tell the Stories of Their Calling
The Post-Gazette interviewed Sister Rosemary Donley, S.C., the Jacques Laval Chair for Justice for Vulnerable Populations in the School of Nursing, for this feature article about Donley and three other members of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill delivering monologues on their lives as members of that order for the event, Standup Sisters.

March 8
Lead Detected in Pittsburgh’s Drinking Water on the Rise since 1999
Dr. Partha Basu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, was interviewed for this New Pittsburgh Courier article about the increase of lead detected in Pittsburgh drinking water since 1999.

Duquesne Offering Two New Online Master’s Degree Programs
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business will offer two new online specialized master’s degree programs starting this fall.

March 4
Newsmaker: John Pollock
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker feature on Dr. John Pollock, professor of biological sciences, in recognition of the Parents’ Choice Recommended Awards he received for his mobile app, the Charles Darwin Synthetic Interview, as well as his interactive e-book Cityhacks: In Search of Sleep. Similar announcements appeared in the Minnesota StarTribune and the Scranton Times-Tribune.

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