June

News coverage highlighting Duquesne’s experts and initiatives.

June 28
What (Other) Economists Think About Democrats’ Education Plans
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies was quoted in this Medium story about economists’ views on Democratic presidential candidates’ education proposals. This story also appeared in the Tennessee Star and Before It’s News.

June 27
New Agreement Doesn’t Mean All Highmark Insurance Plans Will Include UPMC Access
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. Andrew Simpson, assistant professor of history, for this story in response to the 10-year agreement between UPMC and Highmark earlier this week.

Is There Room for a Middle Ground in the Debate Over Abortion Rights
Law Professor Bruce Ledewitz wrote this op-ed for the Penn Capital Star about the meaning of a moderate pro-life stance.

June 26
Free College Tuition Will Close More Schools
The Philadelphia Inquirer published this op-ed co-written by Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies about the negative effects of free college tuition.

Duquesne University Pharmacy on Centre Avenue Sold to UPMC
The Tribune-Review reported that Duquesne has sold its pharmacy to UPMC’s RX Partners, Inc. Dr. Doug Bricker, dean of the School of Pharmacy, was quoted in the article. Similar stories also appeared in the Pittsburgh Business Times and on WTAE-TV.

June 25
Duquesne University Founds Center Focusing On Tech And Ethics
WESA-Radio interviewed Dr. Alan Seadler, director of the Center for Biotechnology, about Duquesne’s new Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology and Law, which will focus on fundamental ethical issues from a Catholic perspective.

Two Oldest Dem Contenders, Sanders and Biden, Are Close in Age; Their Supporters Are Not
The Orange County Register interviewed Dr. Kirsten Coopie, director of the pre-law program, for this story about divisions in supporters of democratic presidential candidates. This story also appeared in the Press-Enterprise and the Mercury News, both based in California.

June 18
‘Puppy Dog Eyes’ Have Evolved to Appeal to Humans
CNN interviewed Physical Therapy Professor Dr. Anne Burrows, who was a co-researcher in a study that found that dogs’ “puppy-dog eyes” have evolved over time to emotionally appeal to humans. Similar stories also appeared on the BBC, Fox News, New York Times, Associate Press, Washington Post, Time, Bustle and in over 100 other sources.

June 16
Seidman: Helping Traumatized Communities Heal Themselves
The Herald Tribune reported that Dr. Matthew Walsh, community engagement coordinator in the Center for Student Wellbeing, was a co-organizer of the second annual Trauma-Informed Community Development Institute, which took place June 9-15.

June 15
The Real Story Behind Amazon’s Taxes
Associate Economics Professor Dr. Antony Davies co-wrote this op-ed for Inside Sources in response to claims that Amazon paid no taxes in 2018. This also appeared in the Roanoke Times.

June 12
UB Tech 2019: Lessons Learned from a New Information Security Program
EdTech Magazine interviewed Chief Information Security Officer Tom Dugas for this story about lessons he has learned over the years at Duquesne while developing programs for cybersecurity, data governance, and identity and access management.


Going In-House: New Law School Grads Taking Corporate Path
The Pittsburgh Business Times reported that 12 percent of 2018 Duquesne law graduates are employed in the corporate sector. The article highlights the national trend of corporations hiring graduates fresh out of law school.

June 11
Gift to Aid Dyslexic Students in Catholic Schools
The Pittsburgh Catholic quoted Dr. Cindy Walker, dean of the School of Education, for this story about a new partnership between the School of Education, the Pittsburgh Diocese and the Pierce Family Foundation that will allow 20 Catholic elementary school teachers from the Diocese to earn a graduate degree in reading and literacy education at no cost.

June 7
It’s Time to Mandate Asthma Screenings for School Children
PennLive published this opinion piece written by Associate Pharmacy Professor Dr. Jennifer Elliott arguing for the need for asthma screenings for school children in Pennsylvania.

June 6
Prosecutors Face Legal Hurdle in Case Against Doctor Charged with 25 Patient Deaths
The Los Angeles Times interviewed Law Professor Wes Oliver about a court case involving an Ohio doctor accused of ordering fatal painkiller doses for 25 hospital patients. This story also appeared in The Associated Press, Philadelphia Inquirer, Houston Chronicle and nine other sources.

Why Trump’s New Commission on Unalienable Rights is Likely to Upset the Human Rights Community
Dr. Clifford Bob, chair of political science, wrote this piece for the Washington Post about the ways in which groups with ideologies can use the resonant language of “rights” to push an agenda.

June 5
Who’s Next: Education: 19 Up-and-Comers Preparing Pittsburgh for the Future
The Incline included Associate Pharmacy Professor Dr. Jennifer Elliott on its annual list of Who’s Next: Education. Elliott and her team recently conducted a food allergy and asthma awareness program for 1,800 Pittsburgh Public School students, teachers and other professionals.

 June 4
Hillman Gift of $1.5 Million to Create Ethics Center at Duquesne University
The Post-Gazette reported that a $1.5 million gift from the Henry L. Hillman Foundation will fund the opening of the Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology and Law at Duquesne. Similar stories appeared in the Tribune-Review and the Pittsburgh Business Times.

June 2
Sticking Their Tongue Out and Sticking Their Nose In — Cities Try to Tackle Social Issues
The Post-Gazette interviewed Law Professor Joe Mistick about the legality of Mayor Bill Peduto’s proposed laws regarding gun control, paid sick leave and federal low-income housing vouchers.

June 1
Fracking Leachate is So Toxic, It Kills Microbes Meant to Treat Sewage
Dr. John Stolz, professor of biological sciences, wrote this opinion piece for the Pike County Courier about the results of his tests at the Belle Vernon municipal waste water treatment plant.

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