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February Events Hosted by Duquesne University

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials
This workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff. 
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Community Development Corp., 112 Woody Drive, Butler. Cost: Free.
Call 724.283.1961 to register and for more information.

A Killer Bargain
This documentary unmasks corporations that profit from Indian textile production through the massive use of pesticides, which kill indigenous workers and destroy their environment. A Killer Bargainilluminates the dark side of globalization, one in which desperately needed jobs in the Third World shorten the lives of many working poor. Speaker: Dr. James Burnham, Distinguished Service Professor, Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, at Duquesne.
Presented by Duquesne University’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as part of the second annual Human Rights Film Series, Abundance and Abuse.
7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/humanrights for more information.

Faculty chamber recital featuring Randolph Kelly on viola, David Allen Wehr on piano and David Premo on cello.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
Call 412.396.6083 for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 5
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials
This workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff. 
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
10 a.m. to noon, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 300 S. Walnut Lane, Suite 202, Beaver. Cost: Free.
Call 724.775.3944 to register and for more information.

Sunday, Feb. 8 
Toot Suite 
Toot Suite, the fourth performance in the two-year concert seriesMusique on the Bluff: The French Seasons, will feature Claude Bolling’s Toot Suite for Trumpet and Jazz Piano and Claude Debussy’s Preludes, Book One. Guest artist and jazz pianist Joe Utterback will be joined by pianist David Allen Wehr, trumpter Sean Jones, bass guitarist Bill Purse, drummer Billy Kuhn and Maureen Budway on vocals. The concert will be preceded by an informative talk at 2:15 p.m.
3 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
Call 412.396.6083 for more information.

Monday, Feb. 9
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials
This workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff. 
Sponsored by the SBDC at Duquesne University.
1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

Charles Darwin 200th Birthday Lecture
Dr. Janet Browne, the Aramont Professor of the History of Science at Harvard University, is author of the award-winning, two-volume Darwin biography Voyaging and The Power of Place. This lecture is part of the speaker series Darwin at 200: Contributions and Challenges in conjunction with Duquesne University’s Darwin Celebration 2009: A Pittsburgh Partnership series of events. This lecture is sponsored in collaboration with the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and the Drue Heinz Lecture Series. 
7:30 p.m., Carnegie Lecture Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave. Cost: $25. 
Call 412.396.8866 for tickets.

Wednesday, Feb. 11
Darwin’s Nightmare 
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne campus
This documentary is about the environmental consequences of introducing the Nile perch to Tanzania's Lake Victoria and the resulting depredations of the fishing industry. Speaker: Dr. Brady Porter, assistant professor of biological sciences at Duquesne.
Presented by Duquesne University’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as part of the second annual Human Rights Film Series, Abundance and Abuse.
7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/humanrights for more information.

Thursday, Feb. 12
The First Step: Business Startup Essentials
This workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, employee issues, taxation requirements and insurance, among others. Conducted by Duquesne’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) staff. 
9 to 11:30 a.m., Lawrence County Learning Center, 131 Columbus Inner Belt, New Castle. Cost: Free.
Call 724.656.3564 to register and for more information.

Humans as an Evolutionary Patchwork
Dr. Alan Walker is the Evan Pugh Professor of Anthropology and Biology at the Pennsylvania State University and an elected fellow of the British Royal Society.
This lecture is part of the speaker series Darwin at 200: Contributions and Challenges in conjunction with Duquesne University’s Darwin Celebration 2009: A Pittsburgh Partnershipseries of events. Act 48 credit for K-12 teachers is available.
7:30 p.m., Duquesne Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6332 or visit www.duq.edu/darwin2009 for more information.

The Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble featuring conductor David Stock.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
Call 412.396.6083 for more information.

Sunday, Feb. 15 
The Duquesne Symphony Orchestra featuring guest conductor Jeffrey Turner and music director laureate Sidney Harth.
8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
Call 412.396.6083 for more information.

Monday, Feb. 16
Frozen Angels
This film investigates the brave new world of reproductive technology through interviews with wealthy sperm bank presidents, professional surrogate mothers, gene researchers, radio talk show hosts, NASA scientists, infertile suburban couples, just-born and now-adult designer babies, and women whose blonde hair and blue eyes make them desirable egg donors. Speaker: Rhonda Gay Hartman, associate professor and acting director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne. 
Presented by Duquesne University’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as part of the second annual Human Rights Film Series, Abundance and Abuse.
7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/humanrights for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 18 
The Music of Steely Dan
The Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble, with director Mike Tomaro, will feature performances of the music of Steely Dan. 
8 p.m., Room 322, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
Call 412.396.6083 for more information.

Friday, Feb. 20 
Social Darwinism and Philanthropy in Pittsburgh’s Gilded Ages: The Untold History of Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer and Two of the “Richest Men in the World”
Dr. Paul Krause, professor of history at the University of British Columbia, wrote The Battle for Homestead, 1880-1892: Politics, Culture and Steel, about the pivotal battle between organized labor and the steel magnate Andrew Carnegie. 
This lecture is part of the speaker series Darwin at 200: Contributions and Challenges in conjunction with Duquesne University’s Darwin Celebration 2009: A Pittsburgh Partnershipseries of events. Act 48 credit for K-12 teachers is available.
7 p.m., Duquesne Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6332 or visit www.duq.edu/darwin2009 for more information.

Opera Workshop: Baroque Opera Night 
Featuring director Guenko Guechev, this opera workshop will focus on baroque opera.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
Call 412.396.6083 for more information.

Sunday, Feb. 22 
The Duquesne University Wind Symphony and Symphony Band featuring conductor Robert C. Cameron.
8 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square. Suggested donation: $10.
Call 412.396.6083 for more information.

Monday, Feb. 23 
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Bass Section Recital Seriesfeaturing Micah Howard on double bass, Paul Silver on viola and Alaine Fink on piano.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Suggested donation: $10.
Call 412.396.6083 for more information.

Wednesday, Feb. 25
Persepolis
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne campus
An animated, coming-of-age story about a young Persian girl who grows up during the Iranian Revolution, then flees her home country for Europe to escape the theocratic tyranny. In her journey, she struggles with depression, a love affair, her ethnic heritage and the temptations of the West, from rock ‘n’ roll to designer clothes, in an attempt to find her identity and a place in the world.
Presented by Duquesne University’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures as part of the second annual Human Rights Film Series, Abundance and Abuse.
7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/humanrights for more information.

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