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College Events and Lectures

Fall 2017 Speakers and Events

September 8, 7-9pm, Power Center
Screening of Suzanne Barnard and Sofia Borges Maxamba
(documentary on the history and inhabitants of the now demolished Quinta da Vitória neighborhood of Lisbon, Portugal)

September 13, 4:30pm, 220 College Hall
Washington Internship Institute Informational Meeting

September 14, 4pm, 207 College Hall (Berger Gallery)
Workshop on National/International Fellowships & Grants

September 15, 2:30pm, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library
"The Origin of the Word 'Philosopher' (Philosophos)"
Dr. Christopher Moore, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Penn State University

September 21, 4:30pm, 207 College Hall (Berger Gallery)
Dr. Cathleen J. Appelt and Dr. Jessica Devido "Identity and Priorities for Social Change: An Exploration of African-American Women's Perspectives on the Current Maternal-Child Health Crisis" (Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research Presentation)

September 27, 10:30am, Port of Pittsburgh Conference Room
A Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Discussion with the US Army Corps of Engineers
Dr. Lucia Osa-Melero and Carmen Alicia Martinez 

September 28, 5-8pm, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
Screening of Chris Ivey's East of Liberty: A Story of Good Intentions
(documentary on race, class, and gentrification in Pittsburgh)

September 28 - October 15, Thursday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm, Genesius Theater
The Duquesne University Red Masquers present: Orphie and the Book of Heroes
(a new family-friendly musical, music by Michael Kooman, Book & Lyrics by alumnus Christopher Dimond)

September 29, 2pm & 4pm, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library
"The Conversion of Gregory Zilboorg: Faith, Hope, and Charity"
(Faith and Hope - 2pm, Hope and Charity - 4pm)

October 3
Dr. Amy Allen, Professor & Chair of Philosophy, Penn State University
"Diversity & Inclusion: Faculty Hiring and Graduate Student Recruitment"
12:15pm, 119 Duquesne Union
"Foucault and the Problem of Psychoanalysis"
4pm, Duquesne Union Ballroom 

October 3, 7pm, 104 College Hall
Latinos Beyond Reel.  Challenging a Media Stereotype
(film screening for National Hispanic Heritage Month)

October 6-8 (Homecoming), Duquesne Union, Times TBA
Pop-Up Museum: Things & Stories that Make Duquesne
Presented by the Materiae Learning Community and organized by Dr. Alima Bucciantini, Assistant Professor of History

October 7, 9:30am, 505 Rockwell Hall
Len Komoroski (BA1982, Journalism)
The CEO of the Cleveland Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena will provide some executive insights, followed by Q&A about careers in sports.

October 11, 4:30pm, Duquesne Union Africa Room 
Book Discussion - Supporting Muslim Students: A Guide to Understanding the Diverse Issues of Today's Classrooms
The Consortium for Christian-Muslim Dialogue

October 13, 2:30pm, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library
Socrates' Mistake: Lacan on Love
Dr. Mari Ruti, Professor of Critical Theory, Harvard University and University of Toronto

October 16, 4:00pm, Power Center
The National Institute for Newman Studies in affiliation with Duquesne University, Fall 2017 Newman Lecture  
The Archives of Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman
Preserving and Promoting the Heritage of a 19th-Centurey Priest and Theologian through 21st-Century Digital Scholarship
Featuring Daniel Joyce, MA, Cantab., Archivist and Librarian at the Oratory Birmingham

October 19, 4:30pm, 644 College Hall
"Forced Sterilization of Peruvian Indigenous Women"
Dr. Ñusta Carranza Ko, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Ohio Northern University

October 19, 4:30pm, 104 College Hall
"Moby-Dick and Nineteenth-Century Extinction Discourse"
Dr. Timothy Sweet, Eberly Family Distinguished Professor of American Literature, West Virginia University

October 20, 2pm (Location TBA)
Worlds of Being Workshop: "Moral engines of ethical reflection and narrative Phenomenology
Dr. Cheryl Mattingly, Professor of Anthropology and Occupational Science, University of Southern California

October 23, 7pm, Power Center
"America and the Road to War, 1914-1917"
Dr. Michael Neiberg, Stimson Chair of the Department of National Security and Strategy at the US Army War College

October 23 - 27
Africa Week
October 23, 10am-2pm, Duquesne Union Atrium & Gumberg Library Patio - Marketplace
October 24, 3:30pm, Power Center Dougherty Ballroom B &C - Talk on Africa
October 25, 10-2pm, Gumberg Library Patio - Drumming
October 26, 7pm, Duquesne Union NiteSpot - Movie Night
October 27, 11am-1pm, Duquesne Union Ballroom - Taste of Africa

October 25-November 5, Gumberg Library 
El Dia de los Muertos Celebration 
October 25, 3pm-4pm, Curriculum Center, 5th Floor Gumberg Library - Craft
October 25, 4pm-4:40pm, Main entrance, Gumberg Library - Altar set-up 
October 25-Nov 5, Altar on display 

October 31, 7pm (Location TBA)
Poetry Reading by Myung Mi Kim
Professor of English, University of Buffalo

November 2-3, Power Center Ballroom, Fifth Floor 
The Aphra Behn Society and The Burney Society Conference on Eighteenth-Century Women Writers
"Women and the City" and "Placing the Burneys"

November 2-12, Thursday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm, Genesius Theater
The Duquesne University Red Masquers present: The Busy Body
(An 18th Century Farce by Suzanne Centlivre)

November 3, 2pm, 613 Duquesne Union
"Philosophy, Depiction, and the Epistemic Image"
Dr. Dan Selcer, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Duquesne University

November 8, 4:30pm, 105 College Hall
"America Abroad: The United States' Global Role in the 21st Century"
Dr. Stephen G. Brooks, Associate Professor of Government, Dartmouth College

November 9, 1pm, 613 Duquesne Union
David F. Kelly Lecture on Bioethics
"A Defense of Universal Principles and Common Morality in Biomedical Ethics"
Dr. Tom L. Beauchamp, Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy and Kennedy Institute of
Ethics, Georgetown University

November 10, 2:30pm, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library
"How To Make Philosophers: Spinoza on Pedagogy"
Dr. Julie Klein, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Villanova University

November 11, TBD
Leon Ford Book Signing  

November 16, 6pm, Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center
"Bodies and Bones in Imperial Rome: What Biology and Chemistry Reveal about the Past"
Dr. Kristina Killgrove, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of West Florida

November 29, 4pm, Power Center Ballroom C
"Migration and Policies on Immigration: Economic, Political, Legal, Cultural, and Moral Implications"
A panel discussion by: Suhail Abboushi, Ph.D., James Bailey, Ph,D, Bernadette Paolo, J.D., Nihat Polat, Ph.D and Barbara Murock, moderator 

November 30-December 2, Thursday-Saturday 8pm, Sunday 2pm, Genesius Theater
The Duquesne University Red Masquers present: One-Acts for Charity

December 1, (Time/Location, TBA)
"The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Beauty"
Dr. Anjan Chatterly, Professor of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

December 1, 2:30pm, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center
"Catholicism and the Making of European Phenomenology"
Dr. Edward Baring, Associate Professor of History, Drew University

December 6, 7pm, Genesius Theater
The 2nd Shepard's Play (AMedieval Christmas Farce and Banquet)

Graduation Webcast

May 12, 2017, McAnulty College & Graduate School of Liberal Arts Diploma Ceremony 

Events Throughout the Academic Year

Coffee House Readings

Communication Ethics Conference

David Kelley Bioethics Lecture

History Forum

Holy Spirit Lecture

Human Rights Film Festival

Newman Lectures

Paluse Lecture

Pascal Day

Phenomenology Symposium

Red Masquers

Leaders in Liberal Arts Alumni Webinar Series

Most events are free and open to the public and alumni of Duquesne. Check back for additional information.