March

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

March 31
Single Dose Long Lasting Opioid Antidote on the Horizon
This News Medical article about the continuing increase in opioid abuse in the United States cites “proof-of-concept” research being done on a naloxone-based antidote in collaboration with Associate Biological Sciences Professor Dr. Benedict Kolber. A similar article appeared in The Washington Post, Science Daily, Business Standard, MediMagazine and Consumer Affairs, among others.

March 30
Why Does the Pa. Legislature Begin Sessions with Prayer? Experts Say It’s More Than Just Tradition
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed by the Pennsylvania Capital-Star for this article that questions whether including prayer as part of the Pennsylvania’s legislature is unconstitutional.

March 29
When Mother Doesn’t Know Best: The Ferocity of Overparenting in the Midst of the College Cheating Scandal
Yahoo! News published this GoodMorningAmerica.com article quoting Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dr. Karen Fancher about “lawnmower parenting.”

How Would City’s Anti-Discrimination Pregnancy Bill Fare in Court? Some Have Doubts
Associate Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick was interviewed by WESA-Radio for this story about Pittsburgh’s new groundbreaking ordinance barring discrimination against pregnant women and their partners.

March 28
Can Mindfulness Help Stressed Teachers Stay in the Classroom?
PBS News Hour published this Hechinger Report article for which Education Professor Dr. Jason Margolis was interviewed about the trend of “resilience” trainings and workshops for teachers, which include yoga, mindfulness and meditation.

Komprise Launches NAS Migration Tool, User-Driven Archiving
Search Storage interviewed Matt Madill, storage systems administrator for the Office of Computing and Technology Services, for this article about software company Komprise’s new NAS migration tool.

Identity and Access Management: A Discipline, Not a Project
Campus Technology interviewed Tom Dugas, chief information security officer, for this story about the evolution of in-house identity and access management systems on campus.

Calls to End the Electoral College Are Not About Protecting Democracy
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer about the reasons some politicians want to end the Electoral College.

When Does it Help to Have Background Information in Child-Centered Play Therapy?
Mad in America cited a research article co-written by Assistant Psychology Professor Dr. Jessie Goicoechea for the International Journal of Play Therapy about a controversial topic in the field of child-centered play therapy that encourages practitioners to utilize the client’s history in their work.

March 24
After Verdict, Antwon Rose Family Wants to Change Laws Regarding Use of Force
WTAE-TV interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about the verdict in the Michael Rosfeld trial.

March 22
Here Are the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s CIOs of the Year
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Tom Dugas, chief information security officer (CISO) and assistant vice president, was named the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s CISO of the Year. In addition, Charles Bartel, chief information officer (CIO) and vice president for information technology, was a finalist for CIO of the Year.

52 Most Affordable Online Doctorate in Education Leadership Programs
Get Educated included Duquesne’s Ed.D. in Instructional Technology & Leadership as an honorable mention on its 52 Most Affordable Online Doctorate in Education Leadership Programs list.

The 154 Best Affordable RN to BSN Online Programs
Get Educated included the School of Nursing’s BSN program as an honorable mention on its list of the 154 Best Affordable RN to BSN Online Programs.

The 111 Most Affordable Online Master’s Instructional Design Degrees
Get Educated included Duquesne’s M.S.Ed. in Instructional Technology as an honorable mention on its list of the 111 Most Affordable Online Master’s Instructional Design Degrees.

March 21
Surprise! Sun Bears, Like Dogs and Humans, Mimic Each Other’s Faces
Gizmodo interviewed Dr. Anne Burrows, professor of physical therapy, for this story about social communication between species and whether bears mimic facial expressions of other bears.

Citing Henon, State Lawmaker Seeks Recall Power for Voters
The Philadelphia Tribune interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about a proposal to give Pennsylvania voters the right to remove elected officials through circulating recall petitions.

Legal Experts Weigh in on Rosfeld’s Decision to Testify
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about Michael Rosfeld’s decision to testify in his defense. A similar story appeared on WHYY-Radio

Astrocytes Do Not Forfeit Their Neuroprotective Roles After Surviving Intense Oxidative Stress
Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience published this research article co-written by Dr. Rehana Leak, associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences, about the ability of astrocytes cells to tolerate intense oxidative stress.

What to Expect on Day 3 of the Rosfeld Trial
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about the influence of witness testimonies during Michael Rosfeld’s homicide trial.

A Fracking-Driven Industrial Boom Renews Pollution Concerns in Pittsburgh
Yale Environment 360 interviewed Biology Professor Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about the health and environmental impacts of fracking in the region.

The Supreme Court Will Preserve the Bladensburg Cross, But It Matters How
The Washington Examiner published this op-ed written by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about a U.S. Supreme Court Ruling regarding a World War I memorial cross on public land in Bladensburg, Md.

March 20
Pittsburgh Has Shelved Its Assault Weapons Ban (Sort Of)
The Incline interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about amendments to a package of local-level gun control proposals supported by Mayor Bill Peduto.

Legal Opinions Vary on Significance of Testimony About Rosfeld’s Emotions
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about the emotional state of Michael Rosfeld after he shot Antwon Rose II and its possible influence on jurors.

March 19
What Transatlantic Organizations Can Do to Strengthen German-American Relations
Assistant History Professor Dr. Philipp Stelzel wrote this article for the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies about the state of German-American diplomatic relations.

New Data Shows Racial Achievement Gaps at More Than Half of Allegheny County School Districts
Public Source interviewed Dr. Darius Prier, associate dean for teacher education and associate professor in the School of Education, for this story about racial achievement gaps in Pittsburgh-area school districts.

Why the Jurors in the Antwon Rose II Shooting Trial Will Be in a Bubble
The Incline interviewed Law Professor John Rago for this story about the decision to sequester jurors chosen to hear the Michael Rosfeld case.

Natasha Trethewey Explores Controlling One’s History in ‘Monument: Poems New and Selected’
The Post-Gazette reported that inaugural Duquesne University August Wilson House Fellow Natasha Trethewey will share her work during upcoming events both on and off campus.

March 18
David DeFelice on ‘KDKA-TV’ March 18
KDKA-TV interviewed Duquesne senior David DeFelice about his symposium on anti-Semitism and the First Amendment, which was held on March 18.

March 16
Top 30 Online PhD Programs in Curriculum and Instruction
Online College Plan ranked Duquesne’s Ed.D. in Instructional Technology and Leadership No. 9 on its list of the Top 30 Online PhD Programs in Curriculum and Instruction.

March 15
Best Accelerated Nursing and BSN Programs: Online and On-Campus
EDSmart ranked the School of Nursing’s Accelerated BSN program No. 10 on its list of the Best Accelerated Nursing and BSN Programs.

15 Expert Tips for Scaling Your Small Business
Nav included advice from Brent Rondon, certified global business professional manager in Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center, for this list of 15 Expert Tips for Scaling Your Small Business.

March 14
Lawrence Chamber Takes Wide Look at Development
The Business Journal reported that Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center worked with 33 business in Lawrence County, securing $300,000 in bank financing and creating 11 jobs in 2018.

March 13
John Rago on ‘KDKA-Radio’ March 13
KDKA-Radio interviewed Law Professor John Rago about the jury selection process for the Michael Rosfeld homicide trial.

One of Pittsburgh’s Biggest Law Firms Starts Scholarship at Duquesne
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that law firm Dickie, McCamey and Chilcote P.C. will award an annual scholarship and clerkship to a student in the School of Law.

March 12
Duquesne Researchers Receive $1.5M Grant to Study Link Between Emotions and Physical Pain
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Benedict Kolber, associate professor of biological sciences, for this story about his study regarding how emotions can influence physical pain.

March 10
Vietnam Symposium Preview
KDKA-Radio reported that the Department of History will host the Vietnam Symposium on Thursday, March 21.

March 8
Magic Money Theory
Inside Sources published this op-ed co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about the Modern Monetary Theory’s unrealistic nature.

Woman Charged for YMCA Campaign
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about a woman charged with extortion and stalking board members of Bethel Park’s YMCA. Oliver noted that the case highlights the fine line between protected free speech and harassment.

March 6
Duquesne Starts Delivery from Campus Bar and Grill
Food Management reported that Duquesne has launched an experimental food delivery service from the Red Ring Bar & Grille to campus residence halls.

As the Job Market Changes, So Do College Majors
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Computer Science Professor Dr. Patrick Juola and Teaching Assistant Professor of Political Science the Rev. John Sawicki, C.S.Sp., about the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts’ new Bachelor of Arts in Cybersecurity Studies program.

March 5
Video: Duquesne University Choirs at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church
The Tribune-Review published this video of the Mary Pappert School of Music’s recent choral concert at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church that featured the Voices of Spirit and the University Singers.

March 4
Letters Reveal Africanist Hero Robert Sobukwe’s Moral Courage and Pain
Dr. Derek Hook, associate professor of psychology, wrote this piece for The Conversation about an upcoming book he edited featuring the prison letters of Robert Sobukwe, the leader of a 1960 march in South Africa where 69 unarmed marchers were murdered.

Pittsburgh Public Schools Eases Consequences for Students Caught With Pot
The Tribune-Review interviewed Tiffany Sizemore, assistant professor of clinical legal education, for this story about a new Pittsburgh Public Schools policy that reduces the initial suspension for first-time offenders in possession of less than five grams of marijuana at school.

March 3
Ledewitz and Simpson on ‘KDPG Sunday Business Page’
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz and Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, were interviewed on KDKA-TV’s KDPG Sunday Edition about President Donald Trump’s relationship with North Korea.

Author Interview: ‘What We Know About Grading’
Education Teacher Week interviewed Dr. Susan Brookhart, coordinator of assessment and evaluation in the School of Education, for this Q&A about the new book she has co-written What We Know About Grading: What Works, What Doesn’t and What’s Next.

March 1
Politicians Aren’t Asking the Real Question of the Student Loan Crisis
The Philadelphia Inquirer published this op-ed co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about the latest student debt figures.

What’s The Point of Passing a Law That Everyone Knows is Illegal?
The Washington Examiner interviewed Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick for this story about the legality of Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s anti-gun legislation.

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