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News Coverage for Duquesne

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Oct. 16
Duquesne University Students Raise Awareness for Youth Homelessness
The Post-Gazette published this video story about the Stand Up for Homeless Children art installation, organized by faculty and students in the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies with the Homeless Children’s Education Fund.

The Parajournal: Mudlick Hollow and Mystery Mile
The Beaver County Times interviewed University Archivist Tom White for this installment of its parajournal video series about strange occurrences on two roads in Beaver County.

Oct. 15
Public Paychecks: How Much Graduates of Local Colleges and Universities Earn 10 Years After Admission
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne ranks No. 2 on its list of the Southwestern Pennsylvania Colleges with the Highest-Paid Graduates.

3 More Pittsburgh Area K-Marts Closing As Sears Files For Bankruptcy
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Kelly Moore, assistant professor of marketing, about Sears filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and its plans to close 142 Sears and K-Mart stores nationwide.

Oct. 11
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Hopeful Jeff Bartos Says the Death Penalty is a Deterrent. Researchers Disagree.
The Incline interviewed Associate Law Professor John Rago for this story about a recent statement made by Pennsylvania lieutenant governor candidate Jeff Bartos on the effectiveness of the death penalty.

Oct. 10
Louisiana Amphibian Shows Resistance to Skin Disease Caused By Fungus
News-Medical published this article about a study co-led by Duquesne researchers that indicates an amphibian native to Louisiana has shown resistance to a fungus that causes skin conditions in other amphibian populations.
**Also appeared in Scienmag, Technology Networks and MyHeadlinez.

Oct. 9
Retirements, Redistricting Mean New Faces, But Less Clout for Pa. in Congress
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Kristen Coopie, assistant teaching professor of political science, for this article about the declining power of Pennsylvania in Congress and what recent turnover will mean for the future of the delegation.

Duquesne, Pitt Law Grads Beat State Average for Passing Bar Exam
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne law school graduates’ average bar exam pass rate of 86.7 percent is well above the statewide average.

Oct. 8
To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate Columbus Day?
Dr. Richard Grimes, adjunct faculty member in the Department of History, was interviewed by KDKA-Radio about whether Christopher Columbus should be celebrated as an American hero.

Duquesne, Penn State Researchers Genetically Alter Mosquitoes to Fight Malaria
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. David Lampe, biology professor in the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, for this story about Duquesne and Penn State University research studies in which scientists are genetically modifying female mosquitoes to fight malaria.

Oct. 5
Lawyer: Parents Want ‘Justice for Their Son’
The Cranberry Eagle interviewed Tiffany Sizemore, assistant professor of clinical legal education in the law school, for this article about a case against a former Seneca Valley student who, according to his parents, suffered physical and psychological trauma as a result of two instances of false sexual assault allegations.

Oct. 3
Researchers Offer All-School Asthma Screening to Help Kids Stay Healthy and Active
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Jennifer Elliott, associate pharmacy professor, for this story about a school-wide asthma screening for Clairton School District students provided through a partnership between Elliott and Pediatric Alliance’s Dr. Deborah Gentile.

Defense Asks to Have Lambing Trial Moved
The Cranberry Eagle interviewed Associate Law Professor John Rago for this article about an upcoming trial in which prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a man accused of murdering a 4-year-old boy.

Dr. Andrew Simpson on the UPMC Repay Rule
KDKA-Radio interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, about UPMC’s repayment rule and how UPMC and Highmark will be centralizing their payment services.

Oct. 2
Rona Kaufman on ‘KDKA-Radio’ 10/2/18
KDKA-Radio interviewed Associate Law Professor Rona Kaufman about how sexual assault allegations could affect one’s ability to get a job.

Oct. 1
Denzel Washington Led a $5 Million Fundraising Effort to Renovate August Wilson’s Childhood Home
In this article about actor Denzel Washington’s fundraising efforts to help renovate the childhood home of August Wilson during his recent visit to Pittsburgh Architectural Digest reported that President Ken Gormley announced the first August Wilson Fellow, who will study at the University while working at the August Wilson House.