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December Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Wednesday, Dec. 1
Quickbooks: Reports
Designed to help individuals who are familiar with QuickBooks® expand their knowledge in generating and customizing financial reports, forms/templates and QuickBooks® letters. Presented by Dennis Piper & Associates. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Influenza: the Evolution of a Pandemic
Influenza virus expert Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger will shed light on the evolutionary differences between pandemics and the seasonal flu at the annual Darwin Day Lecture. Taubenberger is chief of the viral pathogenesis and evolution section for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Hosted by Duquesne University’s Department of Biological Sciences and the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.
7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6332 or email darwin2010@duq.edu for more information.

Thursday, Dec. 2
The Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble featuring directors Patrick Burke and David Cutler.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Friday, Dec. 3
Business Opportunities in Mexico
This workshop is designed for small- and medium-sized manufacturers, and high-tech and service companies interested in accessing business sectors of Mexico, which is the second largest market for U.S. goods. Topics include the NAFTA Advantage, industry analysis for your company, how to find manufacturing reps and the Trade Mission to Mexico. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $15.
Call 412-396-6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Health Care Ethics Colloquium
Keynote speaker Dr. Jos Welie, professor in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at the Creighton University School of Medicine, will present Does Every Health Profession Need Its Own Ethics?. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Center for Health Care Ethics.
3 to 5 p.m., Room 324, Fisher Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.4504 or email smithg@duq.edu for more information.

Saturday, Dec. 4 
Paralegal Certificate Program Information Session
Attendees will learn more about the paralegal profession and program. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.
9 to 11:30 a.m., Room 101, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.1643 or email police@duq.edu to register and for more information.

Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition featuring music director laureate Sidney Harth.
8 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Sunday, Dec. 5
O Come All Ye Faithful
An Advent musical celebration in preparation for the Christmas season, this event will feature performances by the Pappert Men’s Chorale, the Pappert Women’s Chorale and Voice of Spirit under the direction of Christine Jordanoff and Robert Kurth.
3 p.m., St. Paul Cathedral, Fifth Avenue at Craig St., Oakland. Cost: Free.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Tuesday, Dec. 7
Incoterms 2010 and Routed Export Transactions
This workshop is designed for those interested in exporting or importing, freight forwarding, transportation and shipping, purchasing or international banking. Topics include changes to the international terms of sale, how to implement sales and purchases to incorporate the new Incoterms 2010 terms and more. Presented by Catherine Thornberry, export consultant and licensed customs broker. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $275.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Finding Money
Learn where to find the money to invest in your growing business while keeping your debt/equity ratio in check. Featured topics include equity solutions, cash flow solutions, debt solutions and more. Presented by Wilke & Associates LLP. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

The First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Butler County)
Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Butler County Community Development Corporation, 112 Woody Drive, Butler, PA. Cost: Free

Duquesne University Classic Guitar Ensemble featuring director Michael Chapman.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Thursday, Dec. 9
The First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Lawrence County)
Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
10 a.m. to noon, 100 Reynolds St., New Castle, PA. Cost: Free
Call Christine Hughes at 412.396.1633 to register or for more information.

Friday, Dec. 10
Trace Evidence Analysis:  Legal Opportunities and Challenges
This seminar is designed to bring criminal attorneys, judges, law enforcement officers and others involved in the criminal justice system up to date on the opportunities and challenges facing trace evidence analysis in an era of increased scientific scrutiny. David Exline, general manager of commercial and forensic services for the RJ Lee Group, is the featured presenter. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law as part of its Forensic Fridays series.
1 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505-506, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $30 per person for the general public, $10 for students, $45 for public attorneys and $75 for private attorneys.
Call 412.396.1330 or visit www.duq.edu/forensics/ for more information and to register.

Tuesday, Dec. 14
The First Step: Business Start-Up Essentials (Pittsburgh)
Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

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