August

Aug. 29
Obituary: Dorothy Ann Frayer / Founded Duquesne U.'s Center for Teaching Excellence The Post-Gazette included this feature on the passing of Dr. Dorothy Frayer, past dean of education and founder of the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Aug. 28
Consent for All? Smart Devices, Apps Don’t Need All-Party Opt-In to Record Law.com interviewed Law Professor Agnieszka McPeak for this story about Facebook’s confirmation that it manually listens to users’ audio messages to improve the Messenger app’s artificial intelligence.

Why the Dems’ Path to the White House Will Run Through Erie in 2020
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star published this opinion piece by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the ways Democrats can win white working class votes in places like Erie County.

Aug. 27
Johnson & Johnson Opioid Ruling Spreads Optimism Around Western Pa.-Based Lawsuits
The Tribune-Review interviewed Associate Law Professor Agnieszka McPeak for this story about Westmoreland County’s lawsuits against various drug manufacturers accused of promoting the opioid addiction epidemic.

Take This 12-Stop Downtown Fountain Walking Tour Before Summer Ends
The Incline mentioned Duquesne’s Academic Walk fountain in this story about a walking tour of Pittsburgh’s fountains.

Aug. 26
Using Debriefing Methods in the Postclinical Conference
The American Journal of Nursing published this research article written by School of Nursing faculty Susan Harrison Kelly, Rosanna Henry and Susan Williams about the roles of adjunct clinical faculty and preceptors.

Aug. 23
Good People vs. Bad Science
Dr. Greg Barnhisel, chair and professor of English, wrote this book review for the Post-Gazette of Charles King’s Gods of the Upper Air: How a Circle of Renegade Anthropologists Reinvented Race, Sex and Gender in the Twentieth Century.

Aug. 21
Bernie Sanders is Right on Criminal Justice Reform but Should Stay Senator to Achieve It
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this opinion piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ plan for criminal justice reform.

Aug. 20
Seven Colleges Partner with Pittsburgh Promise to Provide Financial, Academic Support
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that Duquesne is among regional colleges and universities that offer graduate scholarships to Pittsburgh Promise students.

Aug. 19
What the Doctor Ordered: Duquesne’s Med School Could Make Big Difference
The Post-Gazette published this editorial in response to Duquesne’s plans to start a new College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Housing Authority Aims to Give Low-Income City Residents Access to More Neighborhoods
The Post-Gazette interviewed Dr. Anita Zuberi, assistant sociology professor, for this story about a new housing authority policy that will give low-income Pittsburghers access to housing in higher-income neighborhoods.

Scientists Have Discovered That Dogs Developed a Special Eye Muscle to Give ‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ and Bond With Humans
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel interviewed Dr. Anne Burrows, professor of physical therapy, for this story about a recent study she co-authored about the science behind “puppy dog eyes.”

Aug. 11
Our Crisis of Mass Shootings is a National Spiritual Crisis
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star published this op-ed by Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz about the presence of anger and hatred in American life.

Aug. 9
Duquesne University is Launching Pittsburgh’s Newest Medical School
WESA-FM interviewed Provost David Dausey on The Confluence about Duquesne’s plans to open an osteopathic medical program.

How Pa.’s Supreme Court Moved Left, and what It Means for the GOP
The Pennsylvania Capital-Star interviewed Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz for this story about the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s ideological changes over the past few years.

Duquesne University’s New Venture Challenge to Award $85K in Prizes
The Pittsburgh Business Times quoted Dr. Dean McFarlin, dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, in this story about Duquesne’s New Venture Challenge business competition.

Aug. 7
Pennsylvania is Discharging Radioactive Fracking Waste Into Rivers As Landfill Leachate, Impacting The Chesapeake Bay & Ohio River Watersheds
The Public Herald interviewed Biology Professor Dr. John Stolz, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Education, for this story about how radioactive fracking waste is ending up in Pennsylvania waterways.

Aug. 5
People on the Move: 8/5/2019
The Post-Gazette reported that Dr. Bridget Calhoun has been appointed an associate dean for academic affairs and research for the John G. Rangos School of Health Sciences.

Aug. 2
Duquesne’s Med School Plan Part of National Trend to Train More Doctors
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley for this article about Duquesne’s plan to build a college of osteopathic medicine to address a nationwide shortage of family physicians.

Aug. 1
Duquesne University to Open College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Post-Gazette interviewed President Ken Gormley and Provost Dr. David Dausey for this story about the University’s plans to open a College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2023.
Similar stories also appeared in the Tribune-Review and the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Cover Story: After Years of Challenges, Mylan Looks to Chart a Different Course
The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Dr. Peter Gianiodis, professor of entrepreneurship and strategy in the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, for this story about the implications of the Pfizer-Mylan merger.

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