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Duquesne ISO Week Celebrates International Cultures, Traditions and Cuisine

Duquesne University will celebrate the cultures and traditions of its international students from Monday, March 19, to Thursday, March 22 during its annual ISO (International Students Organization) Week.

Events for the week include:

  • Holi-A Night of Colors, Monday, March 19, from 5:30-9 p.m., Union Ballroom Duquesne's Indian Students Association celebrates the Indian festival of Holi. Event will feature a Bollywood dance, henna tattoos and native cuisine.
  • Fiesta Latina, Tuesday, March 20, from 4:30-7 p.m., Union Ballroom Presented by the Latin American Students Association and One Branch to Stand On, this fiesta will include authentic Latin American food, fair-trade coffee tasting, music and crafts. Proceeds to benefit the Spiritan Camp for children in the Dominican Republic.
  • Showcase Afrique, Wednesday, March 21, 6-9 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union Hosted by the Union of African Students, this event will include an informative dinner with authentic dishes and African inspired performances.
  • Tamburitzans performance, March 21, 9 p.m., Union Ballroom The longest-running multicultural song and dance company in the country, the Duquesne University Tamburitzans' performance will showcase the dances of Eastern Europe and folk culture through music, songs and dance.
  • ISO Night, Thursday, March 22, 5:30-9 p.m., Union Ballroom Hosted by the International Students Organization, this is one of the largest events on Duquesne's campus and features different cultures from around the world through food and performances as well as a fashion show highlighting traditional clothing from each continent.

ISO Week is co-sponsored by the University's Offices of International Programs and Multicultural Affairs, and the Duquesne Program Council.

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.