May

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

May 30
15 Reasons Why Pittsburgh is the Best Up-and-Coming College Town
Peterson’s included a Duquesne student testimony in this story offering some of the reasons students love studying at Pittsburgh-area colleges and universities.

Dr. Jennifer Elliott Asthma Screenings
KDKA-Radio mentioned that Associate Pharmacy Professor Dr. Jennifer Elliott provided free asthma screenings at Clairton Elementary School May 30.

May 29
How the Next Step in UPMC-Highmark Consent Decree Case Could Play Out
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story in response to the state Supreme Court’s decision to send the UPMC-Highmark case to a lower court for another hearing.

Police Academy Class Brings Recruits and Inmates Together Behind Prison Walls
Associate Sociology Professor Dr. Norman Conti was interviewed for this WESA-FM story about a meeting between inmates and police cadets at the state correctional institution in Fayette County. Conti leads the program, in which inmates and cadets engage in discussion and relationship-building.

May 27
Re-Introduced Landslide Insurance Bill Aims to Help Homeowners with Damage Cost
WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Phillip Reeder, dean of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, for this story about the reason behind the increasing number of landslides in the region.

May 24
It’s Time to Mandate Asthma Screenings for School Children
Dr. Jennifer Elliott, associate professor of pharmacy, penned this op-ed for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star advocating for mandatory asthma screenings for school children in the Pittsburgh region.

May 23
Transitions: Keuka College Gets a Permanent President, Davidson College Names a Chief Academic Officer
The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that David Allen Wehr, professor of piano, has been named interim dean of the Mary Pappert School of Music.

Pa. Senate Gun Bill Simply Supports Existing Laws
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Philadelphia Inquirer in response to Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto’s proposed gun bill.

May 22
2019 Credit Card Rewards Report
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this WalletHub article about how to find the best credit card with the best rewards program.

May 20
Pittsburgh’s New Gun Laws on Hold: City Agrees Not to Enforce Restrictions Yet; Heinz Field Claims by Plaintiff in Dispute
WTAE-TV quoted Rose Ravasio, media relations manager, in this story about a lawsuit challenging proposed gun control laws in the City of Pittsburgh. A plaintiff in one of the cases claims that the proposed laws would infringe upon his abilities to provide security at various Pittsburgh venues as an employee of Landmark Event Staffing Services, Inc.

May 19
The Real Story Behind Amazon’s Taxes
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for the Post-Journal in response to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ comments regarding Amazon’s taxes.

Legal Experts Say Pennsylvania Courts Historically Have Frowned on Retroactive Claims
The Sharon Herald cited a letter written by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in 2016 about the current state statute of limitations for victims of clerical abuse.

The Quirky Pennsylvania Constitution
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette quoted President Ken Gormley for this story about the Pennsylvania State Constitution’s quirks.

May 16
Dr. Michael E. Debakey and His Influence in the Changing Business of Healthcare and the Delivery of American Medicine
The National Library of Medicine’s Circulating Now published this interview with Assistant History Professor Dr. Andrew Simpson in advance of his May 23 lecture at the library.

Small Businesses Undergird Region’s Economy
The Business Journal interviewed Paul Bucciarelli from the Small Business Development Center for this article about the positive impact that small businesses have had on the economy in both Ohio and Pennsylvania.

May 15
Duquesne Athletics Unveils New Logo and ‘Visual Identity’
KDKA-TV included this story about the Department of Athletics unveiling its new logo and visual identity. The announcement appeared in numerous outlets, including the Tribune-Review, WTAE-TV, Pittsburgh Sports Now and the Post-Gazette, among others.

Can We Stop (Literally) Trashing Pittsburgh, Please?
Dr. Erik Garrett, associate professor of communications and rhetorical studies, was interviewed for this NEXTpittsburgh article addressing the issue of litter in the city of Pittsburgh.

John Beilein: Will a 66 Year Old Rookie NBA Coach Succeed with Cleveland Cavaliers?
Duquesne men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot was interviewed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for this article about new Cleveland Cavaliers’ head coach John Beilein.

May 13
Implications of Making CBD Federally Legal in the U.S.
The Muncie Voice referenced a School of Nursing article/infographic about health care trends in this article about potential ramifications of federally legalizing hemp-derived CBD in the U.S.

6 Things to Know About Student Loans Before You Start School
NerdWallet interviewed John Falleroni, senior associate director of financial aid, for this story about things freshmen need to know about student loans.

Duquesne’s Commencement Ceremony Was All About Fred Rogers
Pittsburgh Magazine featured photos from Duquesne’s commencement ceremony, during which Joanne Byrd Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, and Maxwell King, author of Fred Rogers’ biography, received honorary degrees.

Holland, Beltran, Lee, Hayes, Kiser, Welsch, Griffith: Professionals New to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Quarterly reported that Gabriel Welsch has been named vice president for marketing and communications at Duquesne.

May 11
Meet Stephanie Hilferty: The 4th Louisiana Legislator in 200 Years to Give Birth While in Office
The Advocate interviewed Associate Law Professor Jalila Jefferson-Bullock for this story about the fourth legislator in the Louisiana Legislature’s 207-year history to give birth while in office. Jefferson-Bullock herself was the first legislator to give birth while the Legislature was in session in 2006.

May 10
Spring 2019 Duquesne Commencement
WTAE-TV and WPXI-TV interviewed Joanne Rogers, wife of the late Fred Rogers, and covered Duquesne’s 2019 commencement ceremony, during which she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters.

May 8
New Podcast Showcases Pittsburgh’s Vast Collection of Public Art
NEXTPittsburgh reported that Assistant Public History Professor Dr. Jennifer Whitmer Taylor will offer expertise in a new City of Pittsburgh podcast series celebrating the city’s public art.

With Flip of a Giant Ceremonial Switch, CMU Starts Effort to Energize ‘Learning Engineering’
Ed Surge interviewed Michael Bridges, executive director of online learning and strategy, and Brian Bolsinger, director of instructional technology, for this story about a new software tool released by Carnegie Mellon University that will help professors improve teaching.

May 7
Republicans Want to Move on From Russia Investigation Even as They Reopen Probe
The Los Angeles Times quoted President Ken Gormley in this article about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

May 6
Trump’s Refusal to Release His Tax Returns Breaks a Long Presidential Tradition
The Post-Gazette interviewed Assistant History Professor Dr. Andrew Simpson for this story about President Donald Trump’s refusal to release his income tax returns.

City Mission in Washington Creates Drug-Free Pain Management
The Wheeling News-Register quoted Dr. Paula Sammarone Turocy, director of pre-medical and health professions programs, for this story about Washington City Mission’s new drug-free pain management clinic in Washington, Pa.

May 3
U.S. Steel’s Big Bet on the Future Cheers Workers, but Efficiency Could Squeeze Jobs
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley for this story about Duquesne’s plans to support U.S. Steel in its pledge to invest $1 billion in the Mon Valley Works. Gormley said he has had early discussions with U.S. Steel President and Chief Executive Officer David Burritt about possibly creating a training pathway for steelworkers.

May 2
Pittsburgh Group Develops Technology to Protect Domestic Violence Victims
WPXI-TV interviewed Law Professor John Rago for this story about a local non-profit’s new app to help protect victims of domestic violence.

May 1
Ruling Freeing Graham Spanier from Sandusky-Related Conviction to be Appealed by Pa. Attorney General
PennLive interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s intention to appeal a federal magistrate judge’s ruling that overturned former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s 2017 conviction on child endangerment charges stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier Has Gained Upper Hand in Child Endangerment Case, but Don’t Expect Quick Ending
PennLive interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver for this story about the ongoing state court battle regarding charges related to former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s involvement in the Jerry Sandusky child endangerment case.

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