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Duquesne Commemorates Black History Month

Duquesne University and the Office of Multicultural Affairs are hosting the following events to commemorate Black History Month. These events are free and open to the public.

Monday, Feb. 1

Back in Time: Black History Month Mixer

Featuring games, a dance contest, music and more. Sponsored by the Black Student Union.

7:30 p.m., 4th Floor Ballroom, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Saturday, Feb. 13

New Beginnings Gospel Explosion

Featuring performances by Duquesne University’s New Beginnings Ministries Gospel Choir, Step and Mime ministries.

6 p.m., 4th Floor Ballroom, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Derek “DNA” Ashong presents Dear President Obama

Featuring Derek Ashong, who leads a global cultural movement that empowers young people by using niche and viral marketing in the music industry and other media platforms.

7 p.m., Mary Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Friday, Feb. 19

The Blind Side: Screening and Discussion

Featuring a screening of the film, The Blind Side, followed by a facilitated discussion.

7 p.m., Laura Falk Lecture Hall, Mellon Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Poetry Slam: Dukes and Duchesses on the Bluff

Featuring original poetry, haikus, ballads and more from Duquesne community members.

8 p.m., The Red Ring Restaurant, the Power Center, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square.

For more information, call 412.396.1117.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.