News coverage highlighting Duquesne's experts and initiatives.

March 27
Student debt drops at most schools - according to one analysis
The National Jurist included Duquesne on this list of the inflation-adjusted average law school debt incurred by law students. At Duquesne, the average debt for a law student has gone down by 11.3% between 2016 and 2019.

March 26
Does coronavirus have you feeling down? Here are some positive things happening within our community today
WPXI-TV included a quote from Dr. Ben Kolber, associate professor of biological sciences, in this story that highlights positive stories of Pittsburghers helping community members in need. Duquesne science professors and administrators donated personal protective equipment from their research labs to health care workers.  

Duquesne, CMU, CCAC donate protective equipment to healthcare workers
The Post-Gazette reported that Duquesne, among other area colleges and universities, donated personal protective equipment from its research labs to health care workers.

Pa. new jobless claims jump to 649,000 since March 15
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Risa Kumazawa, chair of the Department of Economics and Finance, for this story about the record number of Pennsylvanians filing for unemployment.

March 25
Coronavirus In Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Infectious Disease Expert Believes Coronavirus Pandemic Will Not End In Coming Weeks
KDKA-TV interviewed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. David Dausey about his take on the coronavirus pandemic. Dausey, an epidemiologist, believes the United States missed its opportunity to contain the virus early on, which means social distancing will continue for longer than a few weeks.  

Duquesne University names vice president for enrollment management
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Joel Bauman has been named vice president for enrollment management at Duquesne.  

Pa. businesses are challenging Gov. Tom Wolf's emergency powers. So far, Wolf's winning.
The Philadelphia Inquirer interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz regarding the various lawsuits business owners have filed challenging Gov. Tom Wolf's announcement that all non-life-sustaining businesses must shut down due to coronavirus concerns. This story also appeared in the Post-Gazette, PennLive, PA Post, Tribune-Democrat, Meadville Tribune and on WITF-Radio.

March 23
Duquesne University senior shares impact of pandemic on students
The Pittsburgh City Paper included this piece written by Duquesne senior Ollie Gratzinger reflecting on their senior year and the sudden switch to online learning due to coronavirus concerns. 

On college campuses, strength, kindness despite upheaval from a pandemic
The Post-Gazette interviewed Duquesne Duke editor and chief Ollie Gratzinger for this story about feelings of hope and encouragement on college campuses in Pittsburgh, despite coronavirus concerns.

March 21
Dr. David Dausey: Covid-19 thoughts from an epidemiologist
The Tribune-Review published this opinion piece by Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. David Dausey, who offered commentary on COVID-19 from the perspective of an epidemiologist.

"Beauty also wounds"
The Catholic World Report interviewed Dr. Elizabeth Lev, art historian and professor at Duquesne's Rome campus, for this story on how art can bring people closer to God.

Economists paint dire picture as coronavirus outbreak continues
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Risa Kumazawa, chair of the Department of Economics and Finance, for this story about potential worldwide impact of COVID-19 on the economy.

March 20
13-Minute Video On Tips For Law Professors Teaching Online
Tax Prof Blog included a video by Law Professor Seth Oranburg that offers tips for law professors teaching online.

March 18
Rachel Kallem Whitman's Instability in Six Colors: A Bipolar Memoir
The Pittsburgh City Paper published this feature story about Adjunct Psychology Professor Dr. Rachel Kellem Whitman's memoir about living with bipolar disorder.

March 16
How Online Training May Help Detect Autism Earlier
Spectrum Online published this opinion piece co-authored by Assistant Professor of Speech Language Pathology Dr. Abigail Delehanty about using online training to detect autism earlier. This piece was also published in Medical Health News.

Color of Hockey: Women making increasing impact
The Pittsburgh Penguins interviewed Associate Law Professor Tracey McCants Lewis for this story about McCants Lewis' work to create the Pittsburgh Penguins' first ever Black Hockey History Day on Jan. 31. McCants Lewis works as deputy general counsel and director of human resources for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

March 12
Professor suggests alternative to reopening Mercer County landfill
WKBN-TV interviewed Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about Stolz's proposal to utilize a Mercer County landfill to produce natural gas.

March 11
Around The Table: Joe Biden Gains Larger Lead Over Bernie Sanders
KDKA-TV interviewed Former Deputy Mayor of Pittsburgh and Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick. In terms of the front runner for the Democratic Party, Mistick says former Vice President Joe Biden is the top candidate.

March 5
WATCH: Duquesne coach Keith Dambrot reacts to shout-out from LeBron James, referring to him as 'raw and real'
WTAE-TV interviewed men's basketball coach Keith Dambrot in response to LeBron James' tweet, which referred to Dambrot as "raw and real.

"What is holistic nursing and what are some of the top programs?
The Atlanta Journal Constitution named Duquesne's School of Nursing as one of the top holistic nursing programs in the country.

March 4
Politics, presidential contest loom large at AIPAC
Jewish News interviewed Law Professor Rona Kaufman for this story about AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

March 3
How to avoid hidden costs, other cloud 'gotchas'
Tech Beacon interviewed Tom Dugas, chief information security officer at Duquesne, for this story about the issues and hidden costs that can come with migrating to a hybrid cloud environment.

March 2
Bethany College Partners with Duquesne Business School
The Wheeling Intelligencer reported that a new partnership between Bethany College and Duquesne will grant Bethany students preferred conditional admission to several master's programs offered in Duquesne's School of Business.

March 1
Undercover Lovers, or How the CIA Became Style
LA Review of Books published this article written by English Professor Dr. Greg Barnhisel about the various authors who waged a literary Cold War against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

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It's time for bigger goals
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