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Phone: 412.396.6050
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    February Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Feb. 4

    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 Chamber of Commerce, 101 E. Diamond St., Morgan Center, Lower Level, Suite 116, Butler, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.2222 for more information.

     

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Undergraduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's undergraduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    12 to 12:30 p.m. EDT. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

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

      

    The Duquesne University School of Law's Federalist Society presents guest speaker Walter Olson, senior fellow at the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies.

    12 to 1:15 p.m., Room 204, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6300 or visit www.duq.edu/law.

     

    Thursday, Feb. 6

    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.

     

    The Trayvon Martin Case: Was Justice Served?

    This panel discussion will feature participants Leonard Birdsong, professor of law at Barry University; A.J. Bellido de Luna, director of the clinical law program, at the University of Maryland School of Law; and Tracey McCants-Lewis, assistant professor at Duquesne University School of Law. Elliot C. Howsie, chief public defender for Allegheny County, will serve as panel moderator. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Black Law Students Association.

    4:30 to 6 p.m., Room 204, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6300 or visit www.duq.edu/law.

     

    Human Rights Film Festival 2013: Conflict and Community presents Seeds of Death

    The second in this six-film series, Seeds of Death explores the impact of genetically modified foods on public health as well as the alleged conspiracy between the government and the chemical and food industries to the facts hidden. The guest speaker at the screening will be Sara Heald, director of GMO Free Pittsburgh. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., Room 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.

     

    Sunday, Feb. 9

    Symphony Orchestra concert featuring conductor Jeffrey Turner.

    7:30 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.

     

    Monday, Feb. 10

    Human Rights Film Festival 2013: Conflict and Community presents Last Call at the Oasis

    The third in this six-film series, Last Call at the Oasis is an urgent and desperate plea to head off a worldwide shortage of fresh water, which many scientists and environmentalists are calling "the greatest crisis of the 21st century." Guest speakers at the screening will be Matt Burnett, Duquesne University student and founder of Pure Thirst, and Dr. Stan Kabala, associate director of Duquesne's Center for Environmental Research and Education. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., Room 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.

     

    Faculty Recital featuring cellist Adam Liu and pianist David Allen Wehr, piano

    7:30 p.m., 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.

     

    Tuesday, Feb. 11

    Adult Student Information Webinar: Graduate Programs

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    12 to 12:30 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

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

      

    Wednesday, Feb. 12

    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.

    9 a.m. to noon, 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.

     

    Thursday, Feb. 13

    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.

     

    Certified Financial Planning Information Session Webinar

    Participants will learn more about Duquesne University's Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. The program manager and a faculty member will provide comprehensive information about the program and answer questions.

    Sponsored by Duquesne's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

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

    Cost: Free

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/fp for more information and to register.

      

    Annual Soul Food Sampler

    The annual Soul Food Sampler fundraiser is sponsored by the Duquesne University Black Law Students Association.

    12 to 4 p.m., Student Lounge, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $12.

    For more information, call 412.396.6186 or visit www.duq.edu/law.

      

    Friday, Feb. 14

    Pittsburgh Song Collaborative featuring pianist Benjamin Binder with soprano Laura Knoop Very, tenor Joseph Gaines and pianist Karen Roethlisberger Verm.

    7:30 p.m., 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.

     

    Friday, Feb. 14, and Saturday, Feb. 15

    Phenomenology and the African & Africana Worlds

    The theme for the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center's 32nd Annual Symposium, Phenomenology and the African & Africana Worlds will reflect on phenomenology in Africa and the Diaspora, including its challenges, possibilities and insights. Presented by Duquesne University's Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center.

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6038 for more information.

      

    Sunday, Feb. 16

    Beethoven on the Bluff IV: Violin/Cello II

    In Violin/Cello II, the fourth and final concert of season one of the Beethoven on the Bluff series, the Beethoven cycle continues with Three Sonatas for Violin and Piano, op. 30 (#6-8) and Sonata #3 for Cello and Piano, op. 69. Concert performers include David Allen Wehr, pianist and the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair; Noah Bendix-Balgley, violinist and concertmaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO); and Anne Martindale Williams, principal cellist for the PSO.

    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 music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Wind Symphony and Symphony Band concert featuring conductor Robert Cameron.

    7:30 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.

     

    Monday, Feb. 17

    School of Law Information Session

    Attendees will be provided with information about the admissions process, financial aid and law school student life. The session will also include tours of the law school and the opportunity to meet current students and admissions staff. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law.

    7 p.m., School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6296 or visit www.duq.edu/law/admissions.

      

    Wednesday, Feb. 19

    Human Rights Film Festival 2013: Conflict and Community presents Bully

    The fourth in this six-film series, Bully offers a heart-rending look at the devastating impact of bullying on the lives of middle and high school students from around the country. The guest speaker at the screening will be Kellin Hill of the Pittsburgh Mercy Health System. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., Room 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. 20

    The Music of the Beatles

    Back by popular demand, the Jazz Ensemble with director Mike Tomaro will present another performance of The Music of the Beatles.

    7:30 p.m., the Power Center Ballroom,

    Suggested donation: $10. 

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

     

    Friday, Feb. 21

    Forensic Fridays: Forensic Lessons From the Mortgage Fraud Crisis

    The Spring Forensic Fridays series continues with Forensic Lessons From the Mortgage Fraud Crisis. Presenters include Brendan Conway, an assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Rich Lord, an investigative reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and author of American Nightmare: Predatory Lending and the Foreclosure of the American Dream; Wes Oliver, associate professor of law and director of the Criminal Justice Program at Duquesne University School of Law; and other financial experts. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

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

    Cost: Various costs and group rates available.

    For more information Continuing Legal Education credit details and to register, visit www.duq.edu/forensics, call 412-396-1330 or email wechtinstitute@duq.edu.

     

    Saturday, Feb. 22

    The Affordable Care Act: Early Outcomes and Legal Implications


    As part of the Dean John J. Sciullo Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Saturday Series,
The Affordable Care Act (ACA): Early Outcomes and Legal Implications
will place the ACA within a historic context of prior healthcare reforms and larger economic trends, as well as expounding upon the more significant provisions of the ACA and early data on the outcomes of its implementation. Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Law Valerie K. Blake is the featured presenter. Presented by the Duquesne University School of Law.

    9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Room 203, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $90 or $300 for all four sessions of this CLE series.

    For more information, visit www.duq.edu/cle, call 412.396.6300 or cle@duq.edu.

      

    Sunday, Feb. 23

    Music on the Mount: Green Light Saxophone Quartet

    This series of free music concerts at Mt. Washington's Saint Mary of the Mount parish provides Duquesne music students with a community outreach opportunity and a music performance for the community to enjoy. This performance will feature director James Houlik, director and professor and co-chair of woodwinds at the Mary Pappert School of Music.

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

    Cost: Free.

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

      

    Monday, Feb. 24

    Human Rights Film Festival 2013: Conflict and Community presents Girl Rising

    The fifth in this six-film series, Girl Rising presents nine portraits of courageous young women whose stories launched a worldwide movement to liberate young girls in impoverished countries through education. The guest speaker at the screening will be Dr. Waganesh Zeleki, assistant professor in Duquesne's Department of Counseling, Psychology and Special Education. Sponsored by Duquesne University's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., Room 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. 25

    Import Basics

    The U.S. imports far more than exports. Since 9/11, new import regulations put importers on the front line against terrorism with a series of new requirements and responsibilities. Attendees will review these responsibilities and learn how to protect their company from unnecessary delays in getting goods through Customs and avoid significant penalties. 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: $49.

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

     

    2nd Annual Serving Pittsburgh's Veterans Fundraiser 


    This dinner helps benefit the Veterans Leadership Program. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Military Law Society.

    5 to 7:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: $75.

    For more information, call 412.396.6186 or visit www.duq.edu/law.

      

    Wednesday, Feb. 26

    Darwin Day 2014: Time Travel in Experimental Evolution

    Speaker Dr. Richard E. Lenski, the
Hannah Distinguished Professor
at Michigan State University, will discuss how his laboratory has propagated 12
    populations of Escherichia coli in a simple environment for 25 years and over 50,000 generations. A reception will follow. Sponsored by the dean's office of the Duquesne's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Science.

    7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, visit www.duq.edu/darwin-day or call 412.396.4900.

     

    Thursday, Feb. 27

    Fourth River Music Project featuring director Lynn Purse and guest composer

    David Borden.

    7:30 p.m., Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, 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.

     

    Friday, Feb. 28

    The Battle of the Ages: Digital vs. Traditional Marketing

    Attendees will learn the differences between traditional and digital marketing as well as practical strategies to improve and get more sales. Topics include the five basics of every successful marketing plan; how to get more leads from your Website; leverage social media to drive sales, and more. Presenters include Ken Sevick, master business coach from ActionCOACH Business Coaching, and Geoff Skadra, founder and chief executive officer from Catchpoint Creative. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 to 11:30 a.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $49.

    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.