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July 2010

July 2010 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.


July 29

Schools Revamp MBA Offerings
Tom Nist, director of graduate business programs, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article on the recent changes and updates that have been made to the MBA programs offered in the area.

July 28

African Trip an Eye-Opener for College Students
This South Hills Almanac article focused on a group of physician assistant students who traveled to Liberia to share their expertise and service in the obstetrics/gynecology ward of a hospital and other settings there. Mark Freeman, assistant professor in the physician assistant department, was interviewed.

July 26
Disabled to Herald 20 Years of Increased Public Access
The Tribune-Review quoted Amelia M. Joiner, assistant law professor and an expert on employment discrimination and the Americans with Disabilities Act, on the act’s 20th year.

July 25

Dateline Pittsburgh for 07/25/10
The Post-Gazette reported that Tammy Hughes, associate professor of school psychology and chair of the School of Education’s department of counseling, psychology and special education, was appointed the inaugural Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence.

Some Think Commission Should Oversee Ohio River Basin
The Tribune-Review quoted Kent Moors, director of Duquesne University’s Energy Policy Research Group, about the state Department of Environmental Resources overseeing water used for recreation, agriculture and industry, including Marcellus Shale drilling. Similar articles appeared in Individual.com and, on July 26, in the Pocono Record, Philly.com and Victoriaadvocate.com.

Newsmaker: Ronald C. Arnett
This Tribune-Review Newsmaker featured Ronald C. Arnett, chair and professor of the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, for his selection as the inaugural Henry Koren, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence.

July 23
Radio, Radio

Post-Gazette.com/blogs reported that the American Entrepreneur talk show will feature Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick to talk about David Freedman, author of Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us and How to Know When Not to Trust Them.

July 22
Starkey: Agent Issue Blows Up
This Tribune-Review article about sports agent-athlete encounters featured an interview with NFL player agent Ron Del Duca, who teaches a sports law class at Duquesne.

July 21
The Bus Gives Back to the Kids
WPXI-TV featured this story on the computer camp that is held at Duquesne University in conjunction with the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation. Photos also appeared in the Post-Gazette and Tribune-Review.

July 20
Tough Employment Outlook Makes Teens’ Seasonal Job Search Hardest in Decades
The Washington Observer-Reporter interviewed Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, in this article about the economy’s impact on teenagers trying to find summer jobs.

Personnel Moves: Banking, Finance
The Tribune-Review announced that Dr. Alan Miciak, professor and dean of the Palumbo•Donahue Business School, has been named a board member and Dr. Charles Wilf, assistant professor of economics, has been named vice president of student affairs for the Economic Club of Pittsburgh.

July 19
Fiber Optic Cut in Maryland Impacts Pittsburgh Internet
WDUQ reported that Duquesne was among those affected by an Internet and e-mail outage in Pittsburgh.

July 18
Dateline Pittsburgh: Education
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Ronald C. Arnett, professor and chair of communication and rhetorical studies, has been named the inaugural Henry Koren, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence.

July 17
Tour Stops: This Concert Season, Top Acts Suffer
The Beaver County Times featured an interview with Dr. Pavel Yakovlev, assistant professor of economics, in this article about the impact of the weak economy on summer concert tours.

July 16
Vatican Revises Anti-Abuse, Porn Rules
Dr. Nicholas Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this Post-Gazette posting of an Associated Press article about the Vatican issuing revised in-house rules in response to clerical sex abuse.

Reforms Impact
Tom Nist, the Donahue Chair in Investment Management, was interviewed by KQV-Radio about the impact of the financial reform legislation giving regulators latitude and time to come up with new rules.

Partnership Helps Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center
The Pittsburgh Catholic included this feature on partnerships between the Catholic Charities Free Health Care Center and the School of Pharmacy and the School of Nursing.

Bayer International Summer Sustainability Camp Kicks Off July 16
The Centre Daily Times announced that Duquesne is hosting American and German high school students on campus for the third annual International Bayer Summer Sustainability Camp. Similar articles also appeared in the Bradenton Herald and the Sun Herald.

Dateline Pittsburgh: Awards/Honors
The Post-Gazette reported that Dr. Arnetha Ball, the Visiting Barbara A. Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Urban Education, was presented with the Palmer O. Johnson Memorial Award by the American Educational Research Association.

People on the Move: Education
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Aleem Gangjee, professor of medicinal chemistry and a Mylan School of Pharmacy Distinguished Professor, has been named the inaugural Adrian Van Kaam, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence.

July 15
Vatican Announces ‘Once in a Lifetime’ Display of Raphael Works at the V & A
Dr. Elizabeth Lev, professor of Christian art and architecture at the Italian campus, was quoted in this Catholic Herald article about a London exhibition of Raphael’s cartoons and tapestries from the Sistine Chapel.

July 14
Revamped Palumbo Center Taking Shape
The Tribune-Review interviewed Greg Amodio, director of athletics, for an article about the current renovations to the A.J. Palumbo Center.

July 13
The Indomitable Clintons
Ken Gormley’s book, The Death of American Virtue: Clinton vs. Starr, was the focus of this article in The Atlantic.

Newsmaker: Tammy Hughes

The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Tammy Hughes, associate professor of education, as a Newsmaker upon her being named the inaugural Martin Hehir, C.S.Sp., Chair in Scholarly Excellence.

PCNC-TV NightTalk: Kent Moors
Dr. Kent Moors, director of Duquesne’s Energy Policy Research Group, was a featured guest on PCNC-TV’s NightTalk show, where he addressed relief well possibilities.

July 12
Backyard Chickens Lead to Arsenic in Children
A Duquesne University study about arsenic and chicken feed was mentioned in this Food Safety News article about two Utah children found to have arsenic levels in their systems due to their pet chickens.

People on the Move: Education
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Jessica Wiskus, associate professor of musicianship, has been named director of the Honors College.

July 11
Pennsylvania Charter Schools Defend Test Scores

This Tribune-Review article about recent assessment test scores indicating that more charter school students are underperforming than those at traditional public schools included an interview with Dr. Robert Furman, assistant professor of education and director of the School Administration and Supervision Program.

July 7
Construction Workers, Music Lovers Deal With Heat
Dr. Suzanne Higginbotham, director of the Academic Research Center for Pharmacy Care, was interviewed about mail-order prescriptions for this Beaver County Times article about the impact of the recent heat wave. A similar story aired on KQV Radio on July 8.

July 5
Pittsburgh Merchants Fear Higher Parking Rates Would Hurt Business
Dr. Audrey Guskey, associate professor of marketing, was interviewed for this Tribune-Review article about the potential impact of increased parking meter rates on downtown businesses.

People on the Move: Organizations & Associations
The Pittsburgh Business Times announced that Dr. Steven Béla Vardy, Distinguished University Professor of History, was named a member of the philosophy and history section of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

July 1
Church Office Failed to Act on Abuse Scandal
Nicholas Cafardi, dean emeritus and professor of law, was quoted in this New York Times article about the issue of sexual abuse and the Roman Catholic Church. The article also appeared on NDTV.com.

The Word Spreads Wider Via Multiple Sites
This Tribune-Review article on churches that have multiple locations includes an interview with Dr. Maureen O’Brien, director of the pastoral ministry program and associate professor of theology.

Duquesne Study Attributes Widening Pay Gap Between Male and Female Graduates to Choice of Major
Keystoneedge.com featured this article on the 2010 Collegiate Seniors’ Economic Expectation Research study from Duquesne. Dr. Charles Wilf, assistant professor of economics, was quoted.

Newsmaker: Joel Fishman
Dr. Joel Fishman, assistant director of lawyer services in the law school, was featured as a Tribune-Review Newsmaker in recognition of his being appointed president of the Western Pennsylvania Law Library Association.

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