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January 2011

January 2011 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.


Jan. 31
Dr. Kent Moors Discusses the Situation in Egypt
Political Science Professor Dr. Kent Moors was a guest on KDKA-Radio’s Mike Pintek show, where he discussed the current state in Egypt.

Jan. 30
Steelers Nation is Global
Associate Professor of Journalism Maggie Patterson was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about the Steelers nation being global. The article also appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Duquesne’s McConnell-Serio Has Success at Many Levels
The Post-Gazette featured this article about Suzie McConnell-Serio, the women’s basketball coach, who is being honored as the Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year.

WikiLeaks: Counting the Costs and Consequences
Dr. Clifford Bob, associate professor of political science, was interviewed for this Times Higher Education magazine article about the impact of WikiLeaks disclosures.

Jan. 29
Thieves Find Ways to Steal Your Cash, Plastic
The Beaver County Times interviewed Dr. Norm Conti, assistant professor of sociology, for this article about different methods that thieves use to steal money. The article also appeared on TMCnet.com.

Jan. 28
The Death Tax
The Tribune-Review featured this opinion piece about the estate tax written by Associate Professor of Economics Dr. Antony Davies.

Jan. 27
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was a guest on PCNC-TV’s NightTalk, where he addressed the national deficit.

Jan. 23
‘Estate Tax’ Label Misleads on Levy’s True Purpose

Associate Professor of Economics Antony Davies wrote this OpEd piece on the estate tax for The Washington Examiner.

Jan. 21
Symposium Panelists Express Fear of Growing U.S. Debt

The Post-Gazette included this article about the Beard Institute’s symposium that addressed the nation’s economic recovery. Distinguished Service Professor James Burnham was quoted.

Jan. 20
Diocese Abuser List Long Awaited

Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was interviewed by the Boston Globe for this article about the Archdiocese of Boston preparing to post a list of priests from that area who were credibly accused of abuse.

Jan. 19
Did the Vatican Tell Irish Bishops to Protect Priests?

interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for this story about claims that a letter from the Vatican warned Irish bishops not to report abuse cases to authorities. The story also ran on Vermont Public Radio and on Georgia Public Broadcasting.

The Incredible Shrinking Free Exercise Clause
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz authored this article in Religious Dispatches magazine about religion and the First Amendment’s free exercise clause.

Jan. 17
Mon Valley Native Explores North American Landscapes

Jim Vota, an instructor of multimedia arts, was featured in this McKeesport Daily News article about Vota’s work with various documentary film-making projects he has collaborated on with Duquesne students.

Jan. 16
Gormley Tries to Unify Duquesne Law School

The Post-Gazette included this feature on Law School Dean Ken Gormley’s work in revitalizing the law school during the last year.

Duquesne Law School Plans Centennial Events
The Post-Gazette included this article about the various events the law school will host in 2011 as part of its 100th anniversary.

Jan. 14
Duquesne Selling WDUQ to WYEP Group

The Post-Gazette included this article about the University announcing its agreement to sell the license for WDUQ radio to Essential Public Media, a joint venture of WYEP-FM and Public Media Company.

Duquesne to Sell Radio Station for $6 Million
President Charles J. Dougherty was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the University selling the WDUQ radio license to Essential Public Media.

The Beaver County Times included this article about the University selling the WDUQ license to Essential Public Media. President Charles J. Dougherty was quoted.

Joint Venture Buying Pittsburgh Public Station
included this Associated Press article about the University’s agreement to sell the license for WDUQ radio to Essential Public Media. The article also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, PhillyBurbs.com, the Times-Leader, WHPTV.com and CanadianBusiness.com, among others.

Good Tickets Still Out There for Steeler-Ravens
Sports Marketing Professor Steve Greenberg was interviewed by the Tribune-Review for this article about Steelers playoff tickets being available through a secondary market.

Jan. 13
Students’ Bright Ideas Warm Up to Polar Bears

Dr. Stanley Kabala, associate director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about local high school students competing in Project Polar Bear, a contest in which participants create community projects that reduce carbon emissions.

A Newsmaker You Should Know: Cranberry Man to Direct University Counseling Center
The Post-Gazette featured this Newsmaker on Dr. Ian Edwards, the new director of the University Counseling Center.

Beyond Repair?
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate marketing professor, was quoted in this City Paper article about how locally owned hardware and specialty repair stores are dealing with the competition of national chain stores.

Jan. 12
Wingfield Pines Offers Scientific Experience for Duquesne Students

The Almanac featured this article about a project through which Duquesne students and Dr. Brady Porter, associate professor of biological sciences, and Adjunct Professor Ed Schroth are working to treat abandoned mine drainage at Wingfield Pines in the South Hills area.

Jan. 11
Now Could Be Time For Fuel-Efficient Car Purchase
WTAE-TV interviewed Dr. Kent Moors, director of the Energy Policy Research Group and a political science professor, for this story about whether it is a good time to buy a hybrid car with increasing gas prices.

Jan. 10
The Lesson of Communication
This Post-Gazette article focused on Rebecca Fishel, an instructor in the law school, who works with law students on their speech and presentation skills. Law Professor S. Michael Streib was also interviewed for the article.

Jan. 9
KDKA-TV Sunday Business Page
Dr. Kent Moors, director of the Energy Policy Research Group and a political science professor, was a guest on KDKA-TV’s Sunday Business Page, where he addressed gas prices.

Music Therapy Can Impact Emotional Trauma, Mental and Physical Abilities
Sister Donna Marie Beck, professor emerita of music therapy, was interviewed by the Altoona Mirror for this article about the benefits of music therapy on various disabilities.

Jan. 8
Shoppers Advised to Learn Return Policies
The Tribune-Review interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, for this article advising consumers to be aware of stores’ return policies.

Jan. 6
Duquesne to Float Bond to Fund Dorm Project
Paul-James Cukanna was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about Duquesne utilizing the proceeds from a bond to build Des Places Hall, the new residence hall, as well as to support upgrades to the existing residence halls.

Jan. 5
Duquesne University’s Center for Pharmacy Services Provides a Valuable Asset to the Hill District
Pop City included this feature article on the University’s new Center for Pharmacy Services. Dr. J. Douglas Bricker, dean of the Mylan School of Pharmacy, and Terri Kroh, director of the new pharmacy, were both quoted.

Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese Files for Bankruptcy
Milwaukee Public Radio Station WUWM interviewed Dr. Nick Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, for a story about the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because of pending sexual abuse lawsuits.

Jan. 4
Tarentum Man Rescues Wounded Golden Eagle
Dr. Brady Porter, associate professor of biological sciences, was interviewed for this Valley News Dispatch article about a local man who rescued an injured golden eagle.

Jan. 2
Personnel Moves: Education
The Tribune-Review announced the Dr. Kathleen Glenister Roberts, associate professor of communication, has been named director of the Honors College.

Jan. 1
Déjà vu, 100 Years On
The Tribune-Review featured this Q & A with Dr. Perry Blatz, associate professor of history, about the close of 2010 and the beginning of a new year and decade.

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