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April Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Wednesday, April 1
Piano Master Class featuring Maxim Mogilevsky.
3 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.

Darwin and the Split Between Natural and Sexual Selection
Dr. Elizabeth Grosz, professor of women's and gender studies at Rutgers University, will address this topic as part of Duquesne University’s speaker series Darwin at 200: Contributions and Challenges. The series is part of Darwin Celebration 2009: A Pittsburgh Partnership, various events designed to improve the understanding of Darwin’s legacy and his ideas that form the fundamental basis for all modern biology and medicine. 
Co-sponsored by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne.
7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6332 or visit www.duq.edu/darwin2009 for more information.

Thursday, April 2
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver Outreach Center) 
Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff. 
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
10 a.m. to noon, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 300 S. Walnut Lane, Suite 202, Beaver. Cost: Free.             
Call 724.775.3944 to register and for more information.

Environmental Justice: The Power of Partnership in Collaborative Problem-Solving
This conference brings together the academy, government, business and civil society in the interaction of public policy and the Catholic Church’s moral vision to raise awareness and present a method for collaborative problem-solving in addressing complex environmental justice problems. Ira W. Leighton, deputy regional administrator for the New England region of the Environmental Protection Agency, will give a keynote address.
Presented by Duquesne University’s Center for the Study of Catholic Social Thought, the Center for Environmental Research and Education of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the School of Law.
1 to 6 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.4504 for more information.

Saturday, April 4
Performance by Voices of Spirit, Pappert Women’s Chorale and Pappert Men’s Chorale featuring conductors Christine Jordanoff and Robert Kurth.
8 p.m., Duquesne University Chapel, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.

Sunday, April 5
Duquesne University Jazz Guitar Ensemble featuring director Mark Koch.
7:30 p.m., Room 322, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.

Faculty Recital featuring cellist Misha Quint.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.

Monday, April 6
Duquesne University Percussion Ensemble featuring director Devin Flynt.
8 p.m., Room 322, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.

Tuesday, April 7 
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler Outreach) 
Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff. 
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Community Development Corp., 112 Woody Dr., Butler. Cost: Free.
Call 724.283.1961 to register and for more information.

Rediscovering Rachmaninoff Festival
Special concert featuring pianists David Allen Wehr, Natasha Snitkovsky, Edisher Savitski and Maxim Mogilevsky, cellist Anne Martindale Williams and bass-baritone Guenko Guechev.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.music.duq.edu

Wednesday, April 8 
Export Documentation: Avoid Compliance Mistakes 
Attendees will learn how to avoid compliance mistakes and ensure profits. Designed around the book Export Procedures: An Interactive Guide to Export Documentation, the course will be taught by the book’s author Catherine E. Thornberry.
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $299.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.
 
Thursday, April 9 
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence County Outreach) 
Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff. 
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
9 to 11:30 a.m., Lawrence County Learning Center, 131 Columbus Inner Belt, New Castle. Cost: Free.
Call 724.656.3564 to register and for more information.

Wednesday, April 15 
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials 
Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff. 
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free. 
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Thursday, April 16 
Writing an Effective Business Plan
Focused on the importance of a business plan, this seminar is designed for accountants, business consultants, financial experts and business owners who are starting up, expanding or seeking increased profitability. Topics include where to look for financing, preparing financial statements and cash flow projections, and software packages that can help, among others.
Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

The Legacy of Fellini
A part of the 36th annual Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures, this celebration will focus on Federico Fellini’s influence on the world of cinema.
Hosted by Duquesne University’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.  
1 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6415 for more information.

Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble featuring director Mike Tomaro and the Westmoreland Jazz Society.
7 p.m, Westmoreland Museum of American Art, 221 North Main Street, Greensburg. Cost: Free. 
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.

Grand Finale
David Stock, professor and composer in residence at the Mary Pappert School of Music, will conduct his final concert with the Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble. The program includes four premiers composed for the occasion by Stock, Reza Vali, Randy Woolf and David Cutler. 
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.

Monday, April 20
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Bass Section Recital Series
Featuring Jeffrey Turner on double bass and Alaine Fink on piano.
8 p.m, PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.

Tuesday, April 21
Ethics, Regulation and Risk Management: A New Paradigm for the Financial Services Industry
This one-day event, which will address future directions in the financial services industry, will feature ethic, regulation and risk management panels and attendees will break into small groups to discuss topics including mark-to-market accounting, fiduciary standards and regulatory issues. Key speakers include Michael Oxley, former congressman and co-author of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as well as Robert P. Kelly, chairman and chief executive officer of the Bank of New York Mellon.
Presented by Duquesne University’s Beard Center for Leadership Ethics, the Donahue Chair of Investment Management, the School of Law’s Securities Arbitration Practicum and the Greater Pittsburgh Compliance Roundtable.
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: $250 for professionals, $150 for academics.
Registration is due by April 13. For more information, call 412.396.4005 or visit www.business.duq.edu/financialsymposium.

Duquesne University Wind Symphony and Symphony Band featuring conductor Robert C. Cameron.
8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.
 
Wednesday, April 22 
Financial Strength 
Attendees will learn about financial statements, smart financial tools and how to apply them to your business, among other topics. Marilyn Landis, founder of Basic Business Concepts, is the featured presenter.
Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Intermediate QuickBooks (For Windows Users Only)
Learn to broaden your skills with QuickBooks, the No. 1 management and accounting tool utilized by startups and small business entrepreneurs. Topics at this workshop include working with inventory, handling sales tax, processing and accounting of payroll, using estimates and financial reports, among others. Conducted by Dennis Piper & Associates, PC. 
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Duquesne University Electronic Ensemble featuring directors Lynn Purse and Ken Karsh.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.
 
Thursday, April 23
Exploring Government Compliance Issues 
Attendees will review payroll, internal controls and human resources compliance issues. The workshop will be presented by David Wilke of Wilke & Associates.
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Can You Believe in God and Evolution? A Guide for the Perplexed
Dr. Martinez Hewlett, professor emeritus of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona, will address this topic as part of Duquesne University’s speaker series Darwin at 200: Contributions and Challenges. The series is part of Darwin Celebration 2009: A Pittsburgh Partnership, various events designed to improve the understanding of Darwin’s legacy and his ideas that form the fundamental basis for all modern biology and medicine. 
Co-sponsored by the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences and the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne.
7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6332 or visit www.duq.edu/darwin2009 for more information.

Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble featuring director Mike Tomaro.
8 p.m., Room 322, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.

Friday, April 24 
Bridgeway Capital Quality of Life Breakfast Series: Time Management 
Attendees will learn tips and tricks for effective time management as well as have the opportunity to network and share ideas on how to help balance work with personal life in a more manageable way.
Co-sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center and Bridgeway Capital. 
8 to 10 a.m., Room 707, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $15.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Third Annual Unity Banquet and Scholarship Benefit
Established to honor multicultural students for their academic accomplishments and leadership abilities, the banquet will feature keynote speaker Nontombi Naomi Tutu. Daughter of South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu, she is the program coordinator for the Race Relations Institute at Fisk University.
Hosted by Duquesne University’s Office of Multicultural Affairs.
6 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.1117 for more information.

La Finta Giardiniera
This Opera Workshop will feature the Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra, director Guenko Guechev, guest conductor Nicoletta Conti, guest conductor and music director laureate Sidney Harth.
8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visitwww.music.duq.edu.

Tuesday, April 28 and Wednesday, April 29
Phenomenology and the Theological Turn
The 27th annual Phenomenology Symposium will feature speakers Jean-Luc Marion, professor of the philosophy of religions and theology at the University of Chicago; Richard Kearney, the Charles Seelig Professor in Philosophy at Boston College; Edith Wyschogrod, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Philosophy and Religious Thought at Rice University; and Jay Lampert, associate professor of philosophy at the University of Guelph.
Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center.
Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Cost: Free.
For a detailed schedule and to register, call 412.396.6038.

Wednesday, April 29 
Break the Rules and Close the Deal 
Attendees will learn about increasing revenue through the sales process, why traditional sales tactics don’t work in today’s environment and how to avoid falling victim to unpaid consulting, among other topics. Nationally recognized business development expert Sean Coyle of Peak Performance Management will be the featured presenter.
9 to 11:30 a.m., the Duquesne Club, 325 6th Avenue, Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.
 
Thursday, April 30 
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials 
Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff. 
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

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