News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Nov. 28

People on the Move: 11/27/2016
Vice President for Enrollment Management Paul-James Cukanna was listed as a Person on the Move by the Post-Gazette.

Oakmont Furniture, Gift Store Moves to Larger Site in Pittsburgh Mills
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about the trend of online retailers opening brick-and-mortar shops to give customers the best of both worlds.

Medical Ethics an Evolving Field with Long Reaching Implications
MD Magazine interviewed Dr. Eric Vogelstein, assistant professor of nursing and philosophy, for this article about the expanding field of medical ethics.

The War on Christmas?
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this article for the Tribune-Review, examining the history of the annual War on Christmas.

Black Friday Online Sales Hit Record High 
The Villages Suntimes interviewed Associate Professor of Marketing Dr. Audrey Guskey for this article about changes in Black Friday shopping trends over the years.

Nov. 27
Facing a ‘Tidal Wave’ of Dementia, China is Running Out of Time
The Globe and Mail quoted Political Science Professor Dr. Mark Haas’ 2007 academic article A Geriatric Peace for this article about the crisis surrounding dementia in the Chinese elderly.

Nov. 25
Black Friday A Real Mix For Shoppers
KDKA-TV interviewed Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey about how opening stores on Thanksgiving as well as special sales on Cyber Monday and Small Business Saturday have impacted Black Friday Deals. Similar interviews appeared on WESA-Radioand in the Herald-Standard.

Nov. 24
Sisters of St. Joseph Celebrate Beloved Century-Old Carol
Professor Emerita of Music Therapy Sister Donna Marie was quoted in this Beaver County Times article that was re-run by The Morning Call about In a Manger Lowly, a Christmas Carol written by two Pennsylvania nuns, Sr. Victoria and Sr. Ambrose, crediting the song’s success to Sr. Victoria’s composition skill. The article also appeared in the Youngstown Vindicator, the Daily Courier, the Associated Press and the Washington Times, among others.

Get Your Finances in Order For the Holidays
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed by the Herald-Standard about the importance of planning ahead and setting up a budget when doing holiday shopping.

Nov. 23
Black Friday 2016: Holiday Shoppers Save ‘Different World’ of Retail Choices
The Observer-Reporter quoted Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey in this article about the waning business strategy of getting customers to shop on Thanksgiving Day.

Nov. 21
Expert: Best Deals May Not Be On Black Friday
Associate Marketing Professor Dr. Audrey Guskey was interviewed for this KDKA-TV story on the best days to holiday shop for different types of items.

Reciting Prayer During Monroeville Public Comment Time Irks Pastor
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz is quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the potential ramifications of Monroeville leaders allowing prayer during the public comment portion of municipal meetings.

Big Data Could Mean Big Problems for Healthcare
Dr. Gerry Magill, the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair and professor of healthcare ethics, was quoted in this CRM Daily article about the use of “big data” to predict people’s future healthcare needs based on interactions with doctors and other healthcare providers as well as information from other sources, such as social media. The article also appeared in the Valley News.

Klan’s Planned Parade Raises Questions About White Supremacists in NC
Associate History Professor Dr. Elaine Frantz Parsons was quoted in this article from The Charlotte Observer about the changes in the Ku Klux Klan since its formation and its significance on the national stage during three periods in history. The Article also ran in The News & Observer.

Nov. 20
Journalists, Ditch the Tea Leaves, Stick to Reporting
Dr. Mike Dillon, associate professor and chair of the Department of Journalism and Multimedia Arts, wrote this column on the disturbing trend of journalists reporting the future during the presidential election and beyond for the Bloomsburg Press-Enterprise.

Parson Hillary? Yes!
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-authored this op-ed piece for on the need for President-elect Trump to pardon Hillary Clinton to quell animosity between Democrats and Republicans and among the American people. The op-ed also ran in the Grand Forks Herald.

Nov. 19
DEP Proposes to Cap Radioactive Site in Cheswick
The Tribune-Review interviewed Environmental Microbiology Professor Dr. John Stolz for this article on radioactive contamination of water and soil in Cheswick and the need for officials to explain to residents what course of action will be taken to protect them now and in the future.

Nov. 14
ACA: How Might It Change Under Trump Presidency?
The Beaver County Times interviewed Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies for this article about the uncertain future of the Affordable Care Act.

Nov. 12
ACLU Draws Battle Lines Over Trump Win
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the American Civil Liberties Union’s (ACLU) threats to take legal actions against President-elect Trump based on some of his campaign promises.

Nov. 11
Area Colleges, Universities Named ‘Military-Friendly’
Victory Media included Duquesne University on its list of military-friendly institutions in the United States, according to the Tribune-Review.

Nov. 10
Trump’s Lawyers Seek to Delay Fraud Case — Until After He is Sworn Into Office
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this Washington Post article about unusual complications that President-elect Trump will face in making the transition from businessman to president.

Nov. 9
Republican Rothfus Expects Trump to Support GOP Initiatives in House
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. John Hanley, assistant professor of political science, for this article about projected relations between Trump and Congress.

Trump Wins 16 Beaver County Communities That Obama Carried in 2012
The Beaver County Times interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, for this article about Trump’s victories in Pennsylvania counties that have previously leaned blue.

Some Beaver County Communities See 80 Percent Voter Turnout
The Beaver County Times interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, for this article about high voter turnout in Beaver County.

How Trump Could Reduce or Eliminate Obamacare
WPXI-TV interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, about Trump’s course of action for repealing Obamacare.

Don’t Cash In Your Retirement Just Because Trump Won
WESA-Radio­ interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, about the economic impact of Trump’s campaign victory.

Steel, Coal Industries Anxiously Await Trump Administration
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, for this article about President-elect Trump’s plans for the steel and coal industries.

ACA in Jeopardy: What ‘Repeal and Replace’ Could Mean for Pennsylvania
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, for this article about the impact of replacing the Affordable Care Act.

Nov. 8
Duquesne, Carlow Plan 3-Mile Homeless-Outreach Walk for Year of Mercy
The Tribune-Review interviewed Giovan Cuchapin from Spiritan Campus Ministry for this feature article about Duquesne University’s collaboration with Carlow to host a Door of Mercy pilgrimage tonight to St. Paul Cathedral.

Beaver County Historically Has High Turnout, Could Be Linchpin to Presidential Election
The Beaver County Times interviewed Assistant Professor of History Dr. Andrew Simpson for this article about high voter turnout in Beaver County and the importance of the county in the presidential election.

Nov. 7
Sister’s Ministry Has Always Stayed True to Her Congregation’s Charism
The Pittsburgh Catholic reported that Sister Maria Clara Kreis, assistant director and outreach coordinator for the University Counseling and Wellbeing Center, has been working with a research team at Duquesne to create a manual for the Life Satisfaction Scale for Apostolic Women Religious.

Free Pop-up Museum and Public Events Celebrate the Hill District in the 1970s
Next Pittsburgh included this article about students of Dr. Alima Bucciantini who have collaborated with the Hill House Association to create the mini pop-up museum Vibin’ and Thrivin’: The Hill in the 1970s, which will be held Friday, Nov. 11, and Saturday, Nov. 12.

Nov. 6
Erasing Juvenile Records…Duquesne Law School and Housing Authority Win Expungement Grant
The New Pittsburgh Courier interviewed Assistant Clinical Professor Tiffany Sizemore-Thompson for this article about School of Law’s Juvenile Defender Clinic’s work thanks to a $100,000 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Justice.

‘Well-Connected’ Cigar Industry Spared Tax in Pa.
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies about the 40 percent tax on vaping products in Pennsylvania and how the cigar industry in the state has been spared.

Nov. 1
Trump the End of Conservatism, Professor Tells St. Vincent College Audience
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Political Science Professor Dr. John Hanley for this article about the potential impact of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the conservative movement.

Shell: Vast Majority of Prep Work at Potter Site Given to Local Workforce
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was interviewed for this Beaver County Times article about the majority of site preparation and work for Shell Chemicals’ cracker plant has been done by a local workforce.

Black Cosby Accuser Questions His Claim of Racial Bias
Law Professor Wes Oliver was interviewed by NBC News for this story about an African-American woman, who is among those accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault, questioning Cosby’s claim of racial bias.

Shop for Fab Finds and a Great Cause at Designer Days
NEXTPittsburgh interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, for this story about Designer Days, a successful local fundraiser held annually that features gently-worn designer clothing and more. A similar story appeared in the Tribune-Review.

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