News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

May 31
Duquesne Uses Virtual Platform to Teach Nurses Cross-Cultural Skills
Clinical Professor Dr. Joan Lockhart was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Business Times for this article about a virtual reality platform that she and nursing colleagues co-developed to enable nursing students to interview maternity patients and then develop culturally appropriate care plans for them.

Governor Pardons East Liberty Woman, 65, Whose Addiction Drove Her to Crime
The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant Clinical Professor Tracey McCants Lewis for this article about the success that she and student attorneys from the School of Law’s Civil Rights Clinic had in garnering a pardon for one of their clients from the Pennsylvania Pardon Board.

May 30
School Funding Creates Divide in A.G. Race
The Philadelphia Tribune interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the impact of Pennsylvania school funding is having on the attorney general election.

Study Reverses Praise for Police-Worn Body Cameras
Associate Law Professor John Rago was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about new research that indicates police-worn body cameras may have some negative effects.

May 29
The Qualities Veterans Possess
Dr. Roger Brooke, professor of psychology and director of Duquesne’s free military psychological services, wrote this opinion piece for the Tribune-Review about veterans and what civilians can do to make veterans feel welcomed and appreciated.

May 27
Credibility Will be Paramount Element of Cosby Sexual Assault Case
Law Professor Wes Oliver was a guest on WESA-Radio show Essential Pittsburgh, during which he weighed in on the different aspects of the case in which celebrity Bill Cosby will stand trial for an alleged sexual assault.

Newsmaker: Jacob Rooksby
The Tribune-Review included this Newsmaker profile on Assistant Law Professor Dr. Jacob Rooksby in recognition of his being elected president of the Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association.

May 24
Bill Cosby Back in Court for Evidence Hearing in Sex Assault Case
Law professor Wes Oliver spoke with NBC News for this article about the requirement of Bill Cosby’s accuser to testify at the preliminary hearing of his sexual assault case.

Retiring Duquesne Education School Dean On The Evolving Profession Of Teaching
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. Olga Welch, dean of the School of Education, on the evolution of education and her role as education dean at Duquesne since 2005.

May 23
Newsmaker: Ed Schroth
Biology professor Ed Schroth was featured as a Tribune-Review Newsmaker in recognition of his receiving the a Western Pennsylvania Science award from the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for his excellence in teaching for more than 50 years.

May 21
Watchful eye—Bradford police finding body cameras useful
In this article, The Bradford Era quoted John Rago, associate professor of law, who is working to change the Pennsylvania wiretap laws to give an exception to body cameras worn by officers.

May 20
Mobile store can bring decor to your event
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, discussed the financial and consumer benefits of the popular new trend, mobile stores, in this Tribune-Review article.

May 18
Save Time & Money With New & Popular Apps
KDKA-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, about which apps to use when shopping that provide the most accuracy, convenience and savings.

May 17
Transhumanists are Searching for a Dystopian Future
The Washington Post included this piece written by Dr. Charles Rubin, associate professor of political science, about transhumanism.

May 13
Subscription Boxes Offer Something for Everyone, But Are They Worth It?
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by KDKA-TV for this story about the worth of consumer subscription box offers.

Breathtaking Photos: The Vatican’s Gallery of the Maps
Dr. Elizabeth Lev, who teaches at the Italian Campus, wrote this piece about The Gallery of the Geographical Maps at the Vatican for Aleteia.

May 15
Women in Transition to Health: A Theory-Based Intervention to Increase Engagement in Care for Women Recently Released from Jail or Prison
Dr. Alison Colbert, associate professor and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Nursing, co-authored this article for the Journal of Forensic Nursing about a nurse-led intervention developed to improve the health outcomes of females recently released from jail or prison.

May 11
A New Way to Explore the Mathematical Universe
Cosmos magazine quoted Dr. Anna Haensch, assistant professor of mathematics, in this article about a new online database likened to a periodic table of elements for math. Haensch is one of the participants who launched the L-functions and Modular Forms Database.

China’s Twilight Years
Political Science Professor Dr. Mark Haas was interviewed by The Atlantic for this article about the impact of China’s aging, decreasing population.

May 10
If You Care About Your Online Data and Want Your Debit Card to Be Secure, Read About This Breakthrough
Yahoo! News, along with dozens of other outlets, highlighted the launch of a large mathematical database, quoting contributor Dr. Anna Haensch, assistant professor of mathematics. The database features more than a billion complex and labor-intensive computations in a single place and is expected to help security in online transactions and other mathematical discoveries to skyrocket.

May 9
Westmoreland Judge Keeps Hribal’s Attempted Murder Case in Adult Court
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson on the decision to try a teen in an attempted murder case in adult court. The article also appeared in the Associated Press.

May 8
The Next Page: Years of Service by Spiritan Missionaries
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette featured the Spiritans and Duquesne’s oral history project, interviewing the Revs. Ray French, Sean Hogan and Bill Christy, as well as archivist Tom White and oral historian Megan DeFries.

The Chronicle of Higher Education announced a call for papers at Duquesne’s Integrity of Creation Conference, Protecting Our Common Home.

May 7
Pittsburgh Programs Help Build Better Opera Singers
A Tribune-Review feature highlighted programs at Duquesne and other institutions that help to build better opera singers in Pittsburgh. Genko Guechev, associate professor and director of the Opera Workshop, is quoted.

May 6
Newsmaker: Julia M. Glencer
The Tribune-Review Newsmaker column featured Julia M. Glencer, professor of legal research and writing, who earned the Student Bar Association’s 2016 Excellence in Teaching award.

May 5
Where Most Recent Local Law School Grads Got Jobs
The Pittsburgh Business Times interview Maria Comas, director of career services for the law school, about the job market for law school graduates.

Allegheny Health Network Physicians Announce Results of Study on Asthma in Pittsburgh-area Schoolchildren; Report Finds High Rate of Asthma Risk and Uncontrolled Asthma featured results of a study on asthma in Pittsburgh-area schoolchildren. Dr. Jennifer Elliott from the Mylan School of Pharmacy was among the researchers.

May 4
DOE Researchers See Pittsburgh’s Progress on District Energy
Rod Dobish, assistant vice president and chief facilities officer, is quoted in this Post-Gazette article about U.S. Department of Energy researchers who visited energy districts in Pittsburgh, during which they toured the University’s energy center on campus.

May 3
‘In God We Trust’ Bill Advances in Pennsylvania Legislature
The Tribune-Review interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the National Motto Display Act clearing the Pennsylvania House.

May 2
Jerry Sandusky Exchanges Letters with Channel 11 About Possibility of New Trial
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed for this WPXI-TV story about letter exchanges between a WPXI-TV reporter and Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted of 45 accounts of child sex abuse crimes.

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