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February Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Thursday, Feb. 1
Human Rights in the 21st Century: Roles and Strategies for Scholars
A Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research presentation by Dr. Jackie Smith, professor of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. Presented by the McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts.
4:30 p.m., Room 207 College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Friday, Feb. 2
Veterans Book Club Discussion
Join Duquesne's Gumberg Library for a discussion of therapist Elizabeth Heaney's book The Honor Was Mine, which presents the stories of combat veterans told in their own words, as well as her own story of change.
Noon to 1 p.m., 4th Floor Popular Reading Area, Gumberg Library, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Wednesday, Feb. 7
Human Rights Film Series-'Human Flow'
The final film in this year's Human Rights Film Series, Human Flow provides a detailed exploration into the global refugee crisis. The screening is free and open to the public. Presented by Duquesne's Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.
7 to 9 p.m., Room 105 College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
For more information, visit www.duq.edu/humanrights

Thursday, Feb. 8
Graduate Business Information Session
Join the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business for a Graduate Business Information Session to learn more about program offerings and Duquesne University.
5:30 to 7 p.m., Room 713 Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
For more information and to register, visit www.duq.edu/business/grad email jewettj@duq.edu or call 412.396.6244.

Friday, Feb. 9
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Medical-Legal Implications in Civilian and Military Contexts
Hosted by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law, this Forensic Fridays session features a lineup of interdisciplinary speakers that will discuss the medical and legal implications of the increasing number of plaintiffs claiming post-traumatic stress disorder as the basis for civil litigation. This session will be offered on-site and online, and has been approved for two hours of substantive continuing legal education (CLE) credit and for one hour of Ethics CLE credit.
1 to 4:30 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Student Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
For more information, including cost and a list of speakers, and to register, visit www.duq.edu/forensics.

Tuesday, Feb. 13
Paralegal Institute Open House
Paralegal prospective students are invited to attend the Paralegal Institute Open House to learn about coursework and training, meet administrators and faculty, and tour classrooms and Duquesne's campus. Lunch will be provided. Hosted by the School of Law.
Noon to 1 p.m., Libermann Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
For more information and to register, visit http://law.duq.edu/academics/paralegal-institute, email paralegal@duq.edu or call 412.396.1643.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
Darwin Day 2018
Darwin Day is Duquesne's annual international celebration of the life and work of Charles Darwin. The event emphasizes the importance of science education in today's world and the impact that evolutionary biology has on many aspects of life. Join Drs. Rosemary and Peter Grant as they discuss the progress that has been made in the understanding of speciation with special reference to the young radiation of Darwin's Finches of the Galápagos Islands, drawing on the results of their long-term field study of finch populations spanning several decades, combined with laboratory investigations of the molecular genetic basis of beak development. Darwin Day is free and open to the public, with a reception to follow. Hosted by Duquesne's Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.
7 to 9 p.m., Charles J. Dougherty Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Ave. at Chatham Sq., Pittsburgh.
For more information, visit www.duq.edu/darwin.

Thursday, Feb. 15-Sunday, Feb. 25
Macbeth
The Duquesne Red Masquers present William Shakespeare's Macbeth.
8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 2 p.m. on Sundays, Genesius Theater, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
For tickets, visit www.duqredmasquers.com.

Monday, Feb. 19
School of Law Admissions Information Session
Prospective students are invited to learn about the admissions process, financial aid, studying tips and living in Pittsburgh. The session includes a tour of the school and the opportunity to meet current law students and admissions staff. Hosted by the Duquesne University School of Law.
5:30 to 7 p.m., Room 208 School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
For more information and to register, call 412.396.6296, email lawadmissions@duq.edu or visit www.law.duq.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 22
The Art of Language Invention
David Peterson, a language creator who has worked on numerous television shows and movies (HBO's Game of Thrones, the CW's The 100, Netflix's Bright, Syfy's Defiance), discusses the art and craft of language creation and the linguistic science behind it. In this talk, he will demonstrate some of the strategies he has used to create languages like Dothraki, High Valyrian, and Trigedasleng, as well as delve into the importance of understanding the history of language, in order to emulate realistic linguistic evolution. The lecture is free and open to the public. Presented by Duquesne's Department of Classics.
7 to 9 p.m., Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

Saturday, Feb. 24
Narrative Skills and the Law
Join the School of Law for a three-hour continuing legal education (CLE) program when Marshall Goldberg, Esq. sets out the basic principles of storytelling and shows how to apply those principles to legal situations. The course will conclude with a discussion of real-life legal cases and how approaching them as a storyteller, utilizing basic narrative principles, might well have affected case outcomes. This program offers three hours of substantive CLE credit.
9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Room 203 School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.
Cost: $90. For more information and to register, visit https://www.law.duq.edu/events/narrative-skills-and-law-cle.  

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