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    February Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Monday, Feb. 4

    Screening of The Invisible War, as part of Duquesne University's 2013 Human Rights Film Series. The film is an investigative documentary about the alleged epidemic of rape of women soldiers within the U.S. military. Following the film, Dr. Holly A. Mayer, chair and associate professor of history, and Dr. Moni McIntyre, assistant professor of public policy, both of Duquesne, will speak briefly and answer audience questions. Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., 105 College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, visit www.duq.edu/human-rights or call 412.396.6415.

      

    Tuesday, Feb. 5

    The 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, financing options, major components of the business plan, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center. 

    10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Development Corporation, 111 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.1961 for more information.

     

    Faculty Recital featuring cellist Adam Liu, pianist David Allen Wehr and violinist Rachel Stegeman.

    8 p.m., concert, PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Thursday, Feb. 7

    Export Basics
    This workshop is designed for manufacturers and technology companies that want to initiate export programs, individuals in exporting companies that require orientation to exporting, and service firms that want to better understand globalization. Topics include recognizing and identifying export opportunities, shipping and payment, legal and regulatory aspects of exporting, sources of information and assistance, and cultural issues. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center. 

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh. Cost: $45

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

      

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Beaver)

    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 noon, the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 798 Turnpike St.,
    Beaver, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.775.3944 to register and for more information.

     

    Duquesne University Wind Symphony and Symphony Band concert featuring conductor Robert Cameron.

    8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Sunday, Feb. 10

    Budapest on the Bluff: Hungarian Harmonies

    The Budapest on the Bluff series concludes with Hungarian Harmonies, a concert that will highlight works by composers Franz Schubert, Zoltan Kodály and Johannes Brahms. Performers include Adjunct Professor of Viola/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) artists Marylene Gingras-Roy; international concert artist Cynthia Raim; former PSO concertmaster Andrés Cárdenes; PSO Principal Cellist Anne Martindale Williams; and David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair and artistic director of the concert series. The concert will be preceded by a special performance by Adjunct Music Professor Rebecca Rollett featuring Hungarian harpsichord music.

    2:30 p.m. pre-concert performance, 3 p.m., concert, PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

      

    Monday, Feb. 11

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Pittsburgh)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Wednesday, Feb. 13

    Giving Voice to Values: The "How" of Business Ethics

    The annual Beard Institute Ethics Luncheon will feature speaker Dr. Mary C. Gentile, director of Giving Voice to Values, a business curriculum based and supported at Babson College. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Beard Institute.

    11:30 a.m., Duquesne Club, 325 Sixth Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $50 per person; includes lunch.

    For more information or to register, call 412.396.5259 or visit www.duq.edu/ethics-luncheon.

     

    Screening of Nuclear Aftershocks, part of Duquesne University's 2013 Human Rights Film Series. This film investigates the 2011 nuclear disaster at Fukushima and its impact on the future of the worldwide nuclear industry. After the film, a discussion will be led by Dr. Evelyn Talbott, professor of epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., 105 College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, visit www.duq.edu/human-rights or call 412.396.6415.

      

    Thursday, Feb. 14

    Creating Massive Results in Your Business...The 6 Steps You Need to Know to Grow

    Attendees will learn about the six steps and how to move their business to the top as well as topics including how to multiply customers, revenue and profits; how to leverage team, systems, technology and marketing; and how to recruit, motivate and retain a winning team of employees, and others. Presented by Master Business Coach, Ken Sevick. 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 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation,100 E. Reynolds Street, Suite 100, New Castle.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.658.1488 to register and for more information.

     

    Darwin Day 2013: Sex and the Scala Naturae

    Darwin Day will feature guest speaker Dr. Marlene Zuk, an evolutionary ecologist from the University of Minnesota. Zuk will discuss the ways we use-and misuse-animals as models to understand behavior. A book signing and reception will follow. Sponsored by the Dean's Office of the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences, with additional assistance from the Duquesne University Women's and Gender Studies Program.

    7:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, visit www.duq.edu/darwin or email darwin2013@duq.edu.

     

    Feb. 15

    DUID: The Science and Law of Driving Under the Influence of Distractions

    One year after enactment of legislation prohibiting Pennsylvanians from texting or emailing while operating motor vehicles, Duquesne's Forensic Fridays series will be taking a closer look at both the science by which driver impairment from causes other than drug or alcohol toxicity is measured, and questions of legal consistency and enforceability in a state where the use of handheld devices by drivers is still permitted. The seminar will feature a panel of accident investigators, attorneys and  cognitive scientists. Presented by the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

    1 to 4:30 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    For more information, including cost and available continuing education credits, visit www.duq.edu/forensic-friday, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or call 412.396.1330.

      

    Tuesday, Feb. 19

    Adult Student Information Webinar for Undergraduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about the undergraduate programs of study within the Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA). Sponsored by Duquesne's SLPA.

    Noon to 1 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

      

    Wednesday, Feb. 20

    Adult Student Information Webinar for Graduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about the undergraduate programs of study within the Duquesne University School of Leadership and Professional Advancement (SLPA). Sponsored by Duquesne's SLPA.

    Noon to 1 p.m., EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

      

    Thursday, Feb. 21

    Screening of Poetry of Resilience, part of Duquesne University's 2013 Human Rights Film Series. This film documents the stories of six international poets who individually survived Hiroshima, the Holocaust, China's Cultural Revolution, the Kurdish genocide in Iraq, the Rwandan genocide, and the Iranian Revolution. Featuring special guest speaker Dr. Samuel Hazo, McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus and founder of the International Poetry Forum, reading selections of his poetry. Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., 105 College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, visit www.duq.edu/human-rights or call 412.396.6415.

      

    Friday, Feb. 22, and Sunday, Feb. 24

    Opera Workshop: Dialogues of the Carmelites

    Under the direction of Guenko Guechev, the Opera Workshop will present Francis Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites, fully staged and accompanied by the Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Poulenc's death.

    8 p.m., Friday, 2 p.m., Sunday, Carnegie Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Ave., Carnegie.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

      

    Tuesday Feb. 26

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials in Chinese

    Presented in Chinese, this workshop is designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs. Attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, financing options, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc 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 10,000-plus 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.