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    February Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Wednesday, Feb. 2

    First Step: Business Startup 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 noon, Butler Small Business Development Center, 2525 Rochester Rd., Suite 200, Cranberry Township. Cost: Free

    Call 724.283.1961 to register and for more information.

    Saturday, Feb. 5

    The Duquesne University Wind Symphony and Symphony Band featuring director Robert Cameron.

    8 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083.

    Sunday, Feb. 6

    Music on the Mount, a series of free chamber music concerts at Mt. Washington's Saint Mary of the Mount Parish, is organized by Mary Pappert School of Music Director of Choral Organizations Christine Jordanoff, with the assistance of the Rev. Michael J. Stumpf, pastor of St. Mary's, and the parish's Director of Liturgical Music Amanda Plazek.

    3 p.m., St. Mary of the Mount, Mount Washington, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083.

    Monday, Feb. 7

    Religion In an Age of Global Dialogue

    Dr. Leonard J. Swidler, the professor of Catholic Thought and Interreligious Dialogue at Temple University, will present the lecture Religion In an Age of Global Dialogue. He is editor of the Journal of Ecumenical Studies, has authored more than 70 books and is president of the Dialogue Institute-Interreligious, Intercultural, International. Sponsored by the Honors College.

    4 to 6 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    Call 347.534.8442.

    Friday, Feb. 11

    Export Basics

    Designed to help those seeking to initiate export programs and to provide an understanding of globalization. Topics include recognizing and identifying export opportunities, shipping and payment, and the legal and regulatory aspects of exporting, 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., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

    Call 412.396.6233 or email at duqsbdc@duq.edu to register and for more information.

    Sunday, Feb. 13

    The Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra, featuring Music Director Laureate Sidney Harth.

    8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083.

    Wednesday, Feb. 16

    Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble featuring director Mike Tomaro.

    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083.

    Thursday, Feb. 17

    Break the Rules and Close More Deals

    Part one of a three-part series on sales, this workshop will teach attendees the top 5 things to focus on to propel sales and will see a presentation from Peak Performance Management, which helps industry leaders formulate successful management and sales and prospecting strategies. 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 email at duqsbdc@duq.edu to register and for more information.
    Darwin Day 2011: An Evolutionary Perspective on Economics and Environmental Policy

    Keynote speaker Dr. John Gowdy, the Rittenhouse Teaching Professor of Humanities and Social Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will emphasize the behavioral revolution in economic theory and policy using examples from climate change economics and the valuation of biological diversity while also exploring how an evolutionary perspective might help unify the behavioral critique of neoclassical theory. Sponsored by Duquesne's Bayer School for Natural and Environmental Sciences and the Palumbo•Donahue School of Business.

    7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6322 or email darwin2011@duq.edu for more information.

    Friday, Feb. 18

    Identifying the Right Expert for Your Legal Needs

    This seminar will explore the many critical considerations facing criminal and civil attorneys in need of scientific experts. Guest speakers are Dr. Cyril Wecht, forensic pathology consultant, and Dr. Fred Fochtman, director of Duquesne's Wecht Institute and former Allegheny County forensic science laboratory director and chief toxicologist. Approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for two hours of substantive CLE credit and one hour of ethics CLE credit. 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., Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $30 per person for the general public, $10 for students, $45 for government attorneys and nurses, and $75 for private attorneys.

    Call 412.396.1330, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/forensics/forensic-fridays for more information and to register.

    Sunday, Feb. 20

    Baroque on the Bluff, featuring the music of composers Giovanni Cima, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Georg Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach performed by harpsichordist Rebecca Rollett and guests.

    3 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the Mary Pappert School of Music at 412.396.6083.

    Thursday, Feb. 24

    Incoterms®2010 & Routed Export Transactions

    Designed to help attendees learn about complying with commercial and regulatory requirements. Topics include changes to the international terms of sale, implementing sales and purchases to incorporate the new Incoterms®2010 terms, and buyer's and seller's responsibilities and costs associated with each international term of sale, among others. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Robert Morris University, Sewall Center, Dining Room C,

    6001 University Blvd., Moon Township. Cost: $275.

    Call 412.396.6233 or email at duqsbdc@duq.edu to register and for more information.

    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 10 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.