News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

May 30
Is the Snow Leopard Actually 3 Distinct Subspecies?
Mongabay quoted a Journal of Heredity study co-written by Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Dr. Jan Janecka for this article about how the newly recognized snow leopard subspecies can help scientists better understand snow leopard evolution and ecology.

May 29
Memorial Day Ceremony in Cecil Commemorates ‘The Ultimate Sacrifice’
The Post-Gazette reported that Political Science Professor Dr. Lewis Irwin was the keynote speaker at the Memorial Day program at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. Irwin serves as deputy chief of the Army Reserve.

May 28
‘We Showed That Together We Are Great’: Reconnecting in One Pittsburgh Neighborhood
The Post-Gazette reported that mental and physical health professionals from Duquesne and the University of Pittsburgh were part of a FOCUS Pittsburgh team to pioneer a new community development model in the Hill District.

May 27
Safe Spaces Revisited
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, co-wrote this op-ed for the Tribune-Review about the reality of safety in the United States and the irrational fears that undermine its safety.

May 26
Bill Cosby Moves to Bar Victim Expert From Sex Assault Trial
NBC News interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about Bill Cosby’s motion to keep Pennsylvania psychologist Veronique Valliere off of the witness stand out of fear that her testimony could sway jurors.

Gateway School District Moves to Bridge ‘Achievement Gap’
The Tribune-Review reported that Raising Achievement in Monroeville and Pitcairn (RAMP) is working with Duquesne professors to help bridge the achievement gap between black and white students in the Gateway School District.

May 24
As the Economy Changes, Hold the Regulations
The Philadelphia Inquirer posted this opinion piece co-authored by Associate Economics Dr. Antony Davies about the potential negative impact of the government stepping in to protect certain industries and workers.

May 21
Wecht Institute to Honor Famed Criminalist
The Post-Gazette announced that the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law will honor Dr. Henry Lee in June during its Pioneers of Forensic Science conference. Program Administrator Ben Wecht is quoted.

May 20
What is the Role of a Special Prosecutor?
President Ken Gormley was interviewed by CNN host Michael Smerconish about the role of the special prosecutor in regards to an investigation into a U.S. president and his administration.

May 19
Attorney to Chair Duquesne U. Board of Directors
The Post-Gazette announced that John R. “Jack” McGinley has been named the next chairman of Duquesne’s board of directors. The announcement also appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Pittsburgh Zoo at Forefront of Saving Endangered Pangolins
A Pittsburgh Zoo official announced in this Post-Gazette article that Duquesne University is helping the zoo do the first DNA analysis of the pangolin, an endangered species. The story ran in the Associated Press, New Castle News, the Indiana Gazette and the Bedford Gazette, among others.

Cosby Trial: Can They Find an Impartial Jury?
NBC News interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about jury selection in Pittsburgh for Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial in Montgomery County. The story was also shared by the Today Show.

Study: Female Athletes More Likely Than Males to Report Concussion Symptoms
According to this USA Today article, researchers from Duquesne University and other colleges collaborated on a study of high school athletes across seven sports in Michigan. Key points of the study indicate young female athletes are more likely than their male counterparts to report concussive symptoms.

May 18
Cloud of Special Investigation Could Linger Over Trump’s Presidency
The New York Times interviewed President Ken Gormley for this article about the negative impact of a special prosecutor being named to investigate a sitting president and his administration.

Derry Area Middle School Praised for Efforts to Improve Education
Dr. Jason Margolis, professor and chair of instruction and leadership in the School of Education, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Derry Area Middle School’s efforts to “shake up the traditional middle school experience” and to prepare its students for the transition to high school.

May 16
Dicks Sporting Goods Cutting More Than 100 Jobs
WPXI-TV interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, marketing professor, for this story about layoffs at Pittsburgh-based Dicks Sporting Goods.

Professor: Certain Social Media Posts Could Violate Pa. Wiretap Law
KDKA-TV interviewed Joe Mistick, associate professor of law, about Pennsylvania’s wiretap law and its effect on social media.

May 15
The James Comey Saga, In Timeline Form
NPR’s North Country Public Radio quoted President Ken Gormley in this story about President Trump’s Firing of FBI Director James Comey. The story also appeared in Yahoo, Nigeria Today, Wisconsin Public Radio, South Carolina Public Radio and WBEZ-Radio Chicago, among others.

Few putting Act 5 law—shielding criminal records from public—to good use
Duquesne Associate Clinical Law Professor Tracey McCants Lewis was quoted in this Tribune-Review story about a new state law, which allows some people convicted of nonviolent crimes to have their criminal records shielded from potential employers and landlords.

May 14
Saturday Night Massacre a Watergate Landmark
The Jacksonville Journal Courier interviewed President Ken Gormley about President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Duquesne Graduate to Follow in Parents’ Footsteps
The Post-Gazette published this story about Duquesne nursing graduate Emma Murphy, who was pinned during Saturday’s Diploma Ceremony by her parents, who graduated from the School of Nursing 40 years ago.

May 13
Mother Attended Every College Class With Disabled Son Who Graduated From Duquesne University
The Tribune-Review published this story about Grant Stoner, a disabled journalism and classics major, who graduated over the weekend after receiving help from his mother, who attended all of his classes with him to take notes. The article also appeared in American Towns and in EIN News.

Scientists Discovered Three New Sub-Species of Snow Leopard
Assistant Biology Professor Dr. Jan Janecka is quoted in this The Science Times article about the discovery he and his research team have made regarding three new sub-species of snow leopard. Similar articles appeared in UPI, Breitbart, Sci News and Nature World News.

May 12
Young Man Earns Degree Despite Health Obstacles, Physical Limitations
KDKA-TV aired this story about Grant Stoner, a disabled journalism and classics major, who graduated over the weekend after receiving help from his mother, who attended all of his classes with him to take notes.

May 11
Is Donald Trump Like Richard Nixon?
Time magazine interviewed President Ken Gormley for this article about President Trump firing of FBI Director James Comey.

Customizing Sneakers Helps Pay the Bills for Duquesne University Student
The Tribune-Review included this feature on student Brennan Bizon, whose custom shoe-painting business is helping him pay for some of his college expenses. Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey is also quoted in the article.

May 10
With Comey Firing, Even More Restrained Trump Critics Let Loose
The Washington Post quoted President Ken Gormley for this story about President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey.

First Female Law Dean named at Duquesne University
The Pittsburgh Catholic announced that Maureen Lally-Green has been named the first female dean of the School of Law.

Colleges Need to Handle Hazing as What It Is: Criminal Activity
The New York Daily News included a quote from Associate Law Professor Dr. Jacob Rooksby (from a previous Huffington Post article) for this story about hazing on college campuses.

How to Prevent Getting Sick While Traveling Abroad
Dr. Libby Bunk, clinical pharmacist at the Duquesne Pharmacy and Center for Pharmacy Care, was interviewed for this Travel+Leisure magazine story on how to prevent getting sick while traveling abroad.

May 8
Duquesne University Professor Inspired Goldwater Scholar to Excel
The Tribune-Review published this story about the late Dr. Jeffry Madura, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, and how he inspired the work of Duquesne student and recent Goldwater scholar Madeline Galbraith.

Interest Often Intense in School Board Races, Experts Say
Associate Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick is quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the intense interest in local school board races.

May 7
Appointments, Resignations, Deaths (5/12/2017)
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Maureen Lally-Green will be the first woman to serve as dean of the Law School.

May 5
Business Credit Cards: Ask the Experts
WalletHub featured Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article about the benefits of using starter credit cards.

New Orleans Shooting Victim, Jailed for Fear He Wouldn’t Testify, Decries DA’s Aggressive Pursuit of Witnesses
The New Orleans Advocate interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this article about a New Orleans district attorney who is being criticized for getting witnesses into court.

Pearson Announces Progress in Acceleration to Digital Program
The Times Union announced that Duquesne University is among the academic institutions that Pearson has partnered with to promote online education programs.

May 4
Why Stop a Minimum Wage?
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this editorial for U.S. News about the dangers of raising the minimum wage.

Pittsburgh: A Leader in Sustainable Cities
This Facility Executive article about Pittsburgh being a leading sustainable city mentions Duquesne University being named by the Environmental Protection Agency as the Individual Conference Champion of the 2016-2017 College & University Green Power Challenge.

May 1
Duquesne University Tabs Lally-Green as Dean of Law School
The Post-Gazette announced that Maureen Lally-Green has been named the first female dean of the Duquesne University School of Law. Similar articles have appeared in the Tribune-Review, the Associated Press, the Legal Intelligencer, the Pittsburgh Business Times, the Post Gazette and WTAE-TV, among others.

The Post-Gazette highlighted and included photos from the April 23 Duquesne Women’s Guild Spring Fashion Show and Luncheon.

People on the Move: Awards and Honors
The Post-Gazette announced that Chuck Bartel, assistant vice president and chief information officer (CIO), was named CIO of the Year for Education by the Pittsburgh Technology Council and the Greater Pittsburgh CIO Group.

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