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January 2010

January 2010 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

Jan. 31
Western Pennsylvania Schools Turn to Forensics to Interest Students in Science
Duquesne’s Institute of Forensic Science and Law was highlighted in a Tribune-Review article about area high schools teaching the subject of forensics to draw students’ interest into science.

Jan. 30
Western Pennsylvania Could Host 9/11 Terror Trial
A Tribune-Review article quoted Law Professor Bruce Antkowiak about whether or not a potential trial of 9/11 terror suspects could be held in Western Pennsylvania, where one of the hijacked airlines crashed. The article also appeared on Allbusiness.com, Topix.com and on Dallasnews.com.

Jan. 28
Pittsburgh-Area Residents Skeptical of President’s Promises
Dr. Christopher Duncan, dean of the McAnulty College and Graduate School, was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about President Obama’s first State of the Union address.

Jan. 28 
Meadows Casino Auditions Table Games Dealers, Seeks ‘Personality’
A Tribune-Review article interviewed Dr. Antony Davies, associate economics professor, about the “get noticed, get called back” audition/interview process that The Meadows Racetrack and Casino implemented for its applicants. Davies addressed the statistical chances of each of the 2,000 applicants getting the 600 to 700 openings.

Jan. 25
Army Wives: The Valley Forge Years
Dr. Holly Mayer, history professor and author of Belonging to the Army: Camp Followers and Community During the American Revolution, was interviewed for a Philadelphia Inquirer article about army wives during the “Valley Forge Years.”

Jan. 24
Exposure to Violence Can Have Lasting Impact on Kids
A Beaver County Times article quoted Dr. Norm Conti, professor of sociology, about children growing up around gun and gang-related violence.

Jan. 24
Law Put Gun Back Into Hands of Man Who Killed Trooper
Law Professor Bruce Antkowiak was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about gun laws, specifically a House Bill that makes it illegal for someone convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence to own a firearm. The article also ran on Pennlive.com, Policeone.com and Topix.com.

Jan. 22
Business Studies Lose Luster
Business School Dean Alan Miciak was interviewed for a Tribune-Review article about the results of a study from UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute, which indicates a decreased percentage in freshmen pursuing degrees/jobs in business. Miciak stated that applications are up in Duquesne’s A.J. Palumbo School of Business Administration.

Jan. 22
Campaign Spending Unleashed by Supreme Court
A Tribune-Review article on a U.S. Supreme Court decision to throw out bans on corporate spending for independent political ads featured an interview with Interim Law School Dean Ken Gormley. The article also appeared on Hispanicbusiness.com.

Jan. 21
Banking Restrictions Discussed
A KQV Radio interview with Tom Nist, the Donahue Chair in Investment Management, was about President Obama’s plans to restrict the size and scope of financial institutions to protect taxpayers.

Jan. 20 
In the Frame: Jazz With Sean Jones
Sean Jones, a professor in Duquesne’s Music School, was featured in the Post-Gazette In the Frame online video series to discuss his appearance with the Pittsburgh Symphony for its event, Tribute: A Symphonic Celebration of African American Culture.

Jan. 19
PNC President to Receive Rooney Award
A Tribune-Review article announced that Duquesne Basketball Coach Ron Everhart will be honored by the Catholic Youth Association with the Bob Prince Award in recognition of his rebuilding the basketball program.

Jan. 14
State Supreme Court Ruling Favors Gaming Lawyer
A Tribune-Review article quoted Law Professor Bruce Antkowiak about a state Supreme Court ruling that reversed an earlier decision made by a grand jury judge regarding Pittsburgh law firm Reed Smith.

Jan. 12
Friends at Work Can Make Your Job Harder
Dr. Janie Fritz, an associate professor of communication and rhetorical studies, was quoted in a Harrisburg Patriot News article about the challenges of balancing work and friendships at the office. The article also appeared on Pennlive.com.

Jan. 11 
Pittsburgh Councilman Peduto Stakes Out Independent Path
A Tribune-Review feature quoted Dr. Jim Burnham about Pittsburgh Councilman Bill Peduto. Burnham worked on the campaign of Peduto’s Republican opponent last year.

Jan. 10
Newsmaker: David Nolfi
A Tribune-Review Newsmaker on David Nolfi, health sciences librarian at the Gumberg Library, was in recognition of his being named a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.

Jan. 10
Young Musicians Find Work By Creating It
Associate Professor of Music David Cutler was quoted in a Tribune-Review article about the challenge and competition among young musicians to find jobs. The article also appeared in Corporate News and on topix.com.

Jan. 9
Oil, Gas Drilling Slumps, Except for Marcellus

A Tribune-Review interview with Dr. Kent Moors, director of Duquesne’s Energy Policy Research Group, was about the decrease in oil and natural gas drilling and permits in Pennsylvania in 2009, while there was a surge in drilling for natural gas in Marcellus Shale. The article also appeared in Penn Energy and on Individual.com.

Jan. 2   
Business: Rules of the Game Have Changed
A Post-Gazette article quoted Dr. Antony Davies of Duquesne University’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business on how businesses might respond to new proposals and initiatives from the government.

Jan. 1 
Movers and Shakers Look Toward the Future
Post-Gazette article on what the future holds for Pittsburgh included a prediction from Duquesne President Charles Dougherty, who discussed area universities continuing to play a critical role in economic development.

Jan. 1 
Huntington Partners Goes Its Own Aggressive Way
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was quoted by the Pittsburgh Business Times about how marketing and branding has helped a local executive search firm step up its game in a down economy.

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