October

Oct. 31
5 Tips for Starting a Campus Security Department from Scratch
Thomas Dugas, assistant vice president and chief information security officer, wrote this article for Ed Tech Magazine in which he shared five key points that a university's tech department should practice to help keep students and faculty safe from hackers

Oct. 28
Ignorance is Not Bliss: Child Homelessness Must Be Acknowledged, Addressed
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published this editorial applauding the art display by Duquesne and the Homeless Children’s Education Fund that brings awareness to the problem of child homelessness in Pittsburgh.

Growing Demand for Nurses Gives Colleges an Opportunity to Fill Classroom Seats
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed School of Nursing Dean Dr. Mary Ellen Glasgow for this story about the nursing shortage and how universities are incentivizing obtaining bachelor’s degrees in nursing with scholarships and accelerated program offerings.

Oct. 25
Navigate the College Admissions Process Without Losing Your Mind
Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions Debbie Zugates is quoted in this Teen.com article published in the Seattle Times about how to deal with the college admissions process without getting overwhelmed.

Oct. 24
There’s No Such Thing as Universal Healthcare
The Philadelphia Inquirer published this op-ed co-authored by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about why there is no such thing as universal medical care.

Laurels & Lances: Schools, Hotel, Arts Center
The Tribune Review quoted President Ken Gormley in this story about a National Park Service grant awarded to Duquesne that will support efforts to restore the August Wilson House as a multidisciplinary arts and education center.

Oct. 23
Environmentalists Question Use of Radioactive Brine Waste to Treat Roads
The Columbus Dispatch interviewed Dr. John Stolz, professor of microbiology and director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about the negative environmental effects of using brine waste from oil and natural gas drilling to treat roads.

Oct. 22
Free Speech vs. Hate Speech: How Societies Balance Competing Rights
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this article about the protection of hate speech under the First Amendment.

Fans and Fanfare: What Team Dancers, Mascots and Dunk Teams are Doing to Live Sports
Dr. Ron Dick, associate sports marketing professor, was interviewed by the Deseret News for this article on sports teams’ methods to lure people to attend live games in the competition against high-definition television, streaming services and smartphones.

Oct. 21
Duquesne University Receives Federal Grant to Help Restore August Wilson House
President Ken Gormley was quoted in this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article about Duquesne University’s assistance to restore the August Wilson House in the Hill District through a federal government Save America’s Treasures grant. Similar stories appeared in Pittsburgh Magazine, KDKA-TV, WPXI-TV, Pittsburgh Business Times, Tribune-Review, Yahoo News, WESA-Radio and WTAE-TV.

Bethel Park Artist’s Work Featured in Schoolhouse Arts and History Center Exhibit
This Almanac article about local artist Lynn Angelelli mentions that one of her commissioned works is a mural of Pittsburgh displayed in the board room of Duquesne’s Administration Building.

Pennsylvanians Should Think Twice Before Supporting Marsy’s Law
This Uniontown Herald Standard editorial quoted a Tribune-Review interview with Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz in this story about Marsy’s Law. The law is said to be well-intentioned when addressing the victims of crime and their families, but it eliminates the “innocent until proven guilty” notion in court. The editorial also appeared in the Washington Observer-Reporter.

Oct. 20
Why Homelessness is A lot Harder for Women
The Axis of Logic published this story on the difficulties homeless women face. Duquesne was referenced for its research on factors to reduce the risks for homeless individuals.

Oct. 19
Victoria Betsill and Thomas Reiter: Black Catholics’ Faith Inspires in Challenging Times
This Tribune-Review article that gives a historical perspective of black Catholics reports that St. Benedict the Moor church in the Lower Hill District was established in 1889 by Duquesne University’s founders, the Spiritan Congregation. The article mentions that the church was the first such church in the Pittsburgh diocese.

Oct. 18
Some Law Schools Offer Support for Overseas Lawyers Who Want to Practice in America, but Bar Exam Requirements and Pass Rates Vary Wildly between States
Richard Gaffney, director of bar studies in the School of Law, was interviewed for this LLM Guide article about the differences among state bar exam requirements and pass rates.

Oct. 16
From Florence to Ellis Island, the Cousin of the Statue of Liberty
ANSA ViaggiArt mentioned that Drs. Ann and David Wilkins of the Duquesne in Rome program helped curate an exhibition at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum titled Sisters in Liberty.

Oct. 14
Here’s How Pitt and Duquesne Grads Fared with Pennsylvania Bar Exams
Pittsburgh Business Times reported that the School of Law’s first-time pass rate of 87.88% surpassed the 2019 Pennsylvania state average.

Oct. 12
Pittsburgh Columbus Day Parade Features Cultural Mix and Protesters
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures Dr. Carla Lucente regarding the protests of the Columbus Day Parade.

Oct. 9
Trump’s Sweeping Case Against Impeachment Is a Political Strategy
President Ken Gormley was interviewed for this New York Times article about how President Donald Trump is dealing with the House impeachment inquiry.

Deficit Nears $1 Trillion in 2019, but 2020 Dems and Trump Have Little to Say About Debt
ABC-6 Columbus interviewed Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies for this story on the nearly $1 trillion federal budget deficit. This story also appeared in the Hur Herald.

Why Democrats Need to Tap the Brakes on Impeachment | Bruce Ledewitz
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star published this op-ed by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the potential impact of impeachment.

Oct. 8
Critics Come Out to Fight AG Shapiro's Proposed Antitrust rule; Law Prof Worries About Impact on Class Actions
The Pennsylvania Record interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about State Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s antitrust proposal, which would impose regulations on unfair market trade practices.

Oct. 5
Stairs to Nowhere Are Everywhere These Days. Where Are They Taking Us?
The Washington Post interviewed Media Relations Specialist Emily Stock for this article about the “stairs to nowhere” concept and the many purposes stairs serve today.

Oct. 4
Pharmacists Help Lead on Vaping, Tobacco Cessation
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists interviewed Associate Professor of Pharmacy Dr. Jamie McConaha about her study on the harmful effects of using electronic cigarettes.

The Disturbing Bias Behind the All-America Research Team Vote
The Institutional Investor interviewed Accounting Professor Dr. Congcong Li for this story about a study she and some colleagues did on whether a woman’s physical beauty affects her ranking on Institutional Investor’s All-America Research Team.

Oct. 3
Trump Urges China to Investigate Bidens Despite Impeachment Inquiry
President Ken Gormley was interviewed by the Modesto Bee for this article on President Donald Trump recently urging China to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

Middleman Faults Zappala For Handling of Gas Station Assault, But Others Say DA Made The Right Call
WESA-Radio interviewed Law Professor John Rago for this story about the impact of a fight at a North Hills gas station is impacting the race for Allegheny County District Attorney.

The Need for Partnership Between IT and Information Security
Chief Information Security Officer Tom Dugas wrote this opinion piece for Education Technology Insights about the importance of an organization building strong partnerships between its information technology and information security programs.

Oct. 2
Happy Deficit Day
Inside Sources published this op-ed co-authored by Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, about federal deficit spending contributing to the national debt. This story also appeared on Recordnet.com, The Free-Lance Star and two other sources.

Oct. 1
Puppy Love: The Many Lives of Pets and Their Human Owners
MSN Lifestyle quoted a New York Times interview with Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Anne Burrows about her research pertaining to the emotional effect dogs’ facial features have on their owners. She recently co-authored a study about the anatomy of “puppy dog eyes.”

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