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Internationally Recognized Art Historian Liz Lev to Speak at Duquesne

Liz Lev, whose expertise in art history has been featured on the History Channel, EWTN and The Today Show, will speak about Women Who Took Rome by Storm: St. Agnes, St. Catherine of Siena, Caterina Sforza and Artemesia Gentilleschi at Duquesne.

Lev, who is in Pittsburgh this week for the 10th anniversary celebration of Duquesne's Italian Campus in Rome, teaches art history at the Italian Campus.

Regarding her role as a professor of art history, Lev touts the positive impact of on-site teaching in the Eternal City. "The benefits are worth the extra efforts: the students see the art in its original location, they become comfortable with the museums and archaeological sites, and they learn to love the city as we do," said Lev, who teaches courses including Baroque art and Christian art in Rome.

Lev served as an art history advisor for the films The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, and appeared in the History Channel's Angels and Demons Decoded. She hosted Catholic Canvas, a 10-part TV series on the art of the Vatican museums that aired on EWTN. She is a regular columnist for the Zenit News Agency. Lev's first biography, The Tigress of Forli: The Remarkable Story of Caterina Riario Sforza, will soon be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Press.

Lev's presentation is free and open to the public.

When: Friday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m.

Where: Bayer Rotunda, the Bayer Learning Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.

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 nine 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.