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September 2010

September 2010 news highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.


Sept. 30
Jazz Concert to Highlight Duquesne Center Debut
The Tribune-Review announced that the new Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation at the School of Music was making its debut with a concert.

Police, College Security Officials Shine Spotlight on Campus Safety
Duquesne University was included in this Tribune-Review article about the security measures implemented at various universities.

WMNY-AM Radio interviewed Tom Nist, the Donahue Chair in Investment Management and director of graduate programs, about the second quarter gross domestic product numbers.

Sept. 29
State Helps Small, Midsized Companies to Target China Market
This Post-Gazette article about local small and midsize companies targeting the Chinese market included an interview with Brent Rondon, manager of the Global Business Program in the Small Business Development Center.

What’s Missing From the Health Care Debate
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, was featured in this Michigan Capitol Confidential article about the U.S. health care system.

Duquesne University Unveils State-of-the-Art Music Recording, Rehearsal and Performance Facility
Pop City included this feature on the music school’s new Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation.

Sept. 28
Most Americans Uninformed About Religions, Survey Says
Dr. Evan Stoddard, associate dean of the McAnulty College, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about a national quiz on religious knowledge.

Newsmaker: Jennifer Grab Milcarek
The Tribune-Review featured Jennifer Milcarek, director of the Investment Center, as a Newsmaker for receiving the Patriot Award from the Southwestern Pennsylvania Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.

Sept. 26
Business Answers: Talking Business & Compensation Options
Ron Morris, director of entrepreneurial studies, was a featured guest on MSNBC’s Your Business.

Heinz History Center’s Vatican Treasures Transcend Art
This Tribune-Review article on the Vatican Splendors exhibit at the Heinz History Center includes an interview with Dr. Elizabeth Lev, who teaches art history at Duquesne’s campus in Rome. A similar article also appeared in the Beaver County Times.

Personnel Moves: Education
The Tribune-Review announced that Dr. Ralph Wheeler has joined Duquesne as its new chair of chemistry and biochemistry.

Sept. 25
Newsmaker: Janie Harden Fritz
The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Janie Harden Fritz, associate professor of communication, as a Newsmaker for receiving the Presidential Excellence Award in Service to the Mission.

Sept. 24
Foundation to Start Online News Site
Maggie Patterson, associate professor of journalism, was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about the Pittsburgh Foundation’s plans to start an online news site.

Wecht Named Distinguished Forensic Scientist
The Post-Gazette announced that Dr. Cyril Wecht, adjunct professor, is receiving the Distinguished Forensic Scientist Award from the Henry C. Lee Institute of Forensic Science.

Newsmaker: George Bradley
Associate Professor George Bradley was featured as a Tribune-Review Newsmaker for receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Sept. 23
Murrysville’s Duff Park Named a Wild Plant Sanctuary
Dr. Kyle Selcer, associate professor of biological sciences, was quoted in this Post-Gazette article about a local park being designated a Wild Plant Sanctuary.

Symposium on Aging
WDUQ announced that the School of Nursing is hosting a symposium focusing on social justice and health care for the elderly.

Sept. 22
Vatican Invites Women on Journey to Feminine Beauty in Sacred Heart
The Catholic San Francisco included this article about the Vatican Museums’ efforts to reveal the Christion vision of femininity and its depiction in art. Dr. Liz Lev, who teaches art history at Duquesne’s campus in Rome, was quoted.

Newsmaker: Jeffrey Miller
The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Jeffrey Miller, professor of school psychology, as a Newsmaker in recognition of Miller receiving the Eugene P. Beard Faculty Award for Leadership in Ethics.

NightTalk Features Dr. Antony Davies
Assistant Professor of Economics Antony Davies was a guest on the PCNC-TV show NightTalk, where he addressed the Obama Administration’s work to create jobs through exporting.

Group Honors, Hopes to Reclaim McKees Rocks Burial Grounds
This Tribune-Review article mentions that Tracey McCants Lewis, interim director of the clinical legal education, and law students are working with the Mound Society of Western Pennsylvania to apply for nonprofit status.

Sept. 21
RWJF Program Announces One Dozen New ‘Nurse Faculty Scholars’
Advance for Nurses announced that Dr. Allison Colbert, assistant professor, is one of 12 nurse faculty selected to participate in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Nurse Faculty Scholars program.

Sept. 20
More Males Than Ever Entering Nursing Programs
Nursing Dean Eileen Zungolo and two nursing students were featured in this Tribune-Review article about the increase in male enrollment at Duquesne’s School of Nursing. The article also appeared in the Monessen Valley Independent, the Leader Times, the Tarentum Valley News Dispatch and the Connellsville Daily Courier.

Sept. 17
Geithner Prods China to Boost Value of Its Currency
This Post-Gazette article about the Currency Reform for Fair Trade Act includes an interview with Dr. James Burnham, Distinguished Service Professor of Finance.

Sept. 16
Global Village of the Damned
Law Professor Joseph Sabino Mistick was quoted in this City Paper article about lawsuits resulting from last year’s G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh.

Sept. 14
Judge Nixes Gag Order in Grisly Greensburg Murder Case
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz was quoted in this Tribune-Review article about a judge’s decision to issue a gag order in a local case where six suspects are accused of killing a mentally challenged woman. A similar article appeared on Leagle.com.

Fiddling His Way Around the World
The Washington Observer-Reporter included this article on Roy Sonne, a retired Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra member, who created a Strings Without Boundaries program at Duquesne.

Sept. 11
Corbett Unafraid to Delegate
The Allentown Morning Call quoted Joe Sabino Mistick, professor of law, in this article about Tom Corbett, a Republican candidate for governor. A similar article also ran in the Hartford Courant and the Chicago Tribune.

Newsmaker: Laura E. Miller
The Tribune-Review featured Laura Miller, an administrative assistant in the history department, as a Newsmaker for her participation in the Air Force Thunderbirds’ “Hometown Hero Flight” as a selfless community leader.

Sept. 10
Newsmaker: Steven Bela Vardy
The Tribune-Review featured Dr. Steven Vardy, professor of history, as a Newsmaker in recognition of his being elected a member of the philosophy and history section of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Sept. 9
Duquesne President Outlines University’s Commitments
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Charles J. Dougherty in this article about his State of the University Address that presented his vision about the future of Duquesne.

Sept. 8
Disaster in the Gulf
Dr. Kent Moors, professor in the Graduate Center for Social and Public Policy, was quoted in this Houston Chronicle article about BP releasing its first detailed report on the causes of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Sept. 7
Duquesne Basketball to Play Games at Consol Energy Center
WTAE-TV reported that the men’s basketball team will play three games at the Consol Energy Center this season.

Gubernatorial Candidate Corbett Plays Anti-Corruption Card
Law Professor Joe Sabino Mistick is quoted in this Tribune-Review article about Tom Corbett’s run for Pennsylvania governor.

Obama’s Announcement of Stimulus Spending for Infrastructure
Dr. Antony Davies, associate professor of economics, talked with call-in listeners on Wisconsin Public Radio about President Obama’s announcement of stimulus spending for infrastructure.

Sept. 3
Duquesne Law Dean Takes Reins
The Tribune-Review included this feature article on new Law Dean Ken Gormley’s vision and plans for the future of the school.

Universities Plan Study in Planned Shale Drill Area
The Post-Gazette announced that Duquesne is part of a consortium of universities that have been awarded $2 million from the Heinz Endowment to create a baseline survey of the ecosystems where drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale region will occur. Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, is mentioned as one of the researchers involved. A similar article appeared in the Tribune-Review.

New and Returning Series Get Early Start This Season
The Post-Gazette included Associate Biology Professor John Pollock’s TV pilot Scientastic!, in this article about fall television shows. Scientastic! is airing this month on WQED-TV.

Sept. 2
Duquesne Law School Dean Outlines His Vision
The Pittsburgh Business Times featured this article on Law Dean Ken Gormley presenting his vision on future plans for the school in his new role as dean.

Plans for Law School’s 100th
Ken Gormley, dean of the School of Law, was interviewed by WDUQ-FM about the school’s centennial and his vision for the school.

South Notables
The Post-Gazette announced that Ella Kwisnek has been named vice dean of the law school’s Evening Division.

Sept. 1
Uncertainty Remains as Landowners Band Together
This Tribune-Review article about a group of drilling companies and land owners in Clarion County working to sell their combined properties for potential drilling of natural gas quoted Dr. Kent Moors, director of the Energy Policy Research Group.

Duquesne Professor Creates ‘Scientastic!’ Show for PBS
The Tribune-Review featured this article on Scientastic!, an educational television pilot created by Dr. John Pollock, associate professor of biological sciences, that will be aired on WQED-TV. A similar article appeared in the Post-Gazette and the pilot also was discussed on WDUQ-FM.

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