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March Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Sunday, March 7

Music on the Mount: Singing Saxophones

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

Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Friday, March 12

Two Stages of Autism: Early Identification and Increasing the Communication of School-Age Children

Keynote speakers include Dr. Elizabeth Crais, professor in the Division of Speech and Hearing Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Dr. Diane Williams, assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Duquesne. Continuing education credits available.

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Department of Speech-Language Pathology.

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: $175.

For more information, call 412.396.4225 or visit www.duq.edu/speech-language-pathology.

In Memoriam featuring performances by
Voices of Spirit with conductor
Christine Jordanoff.

8 p.m., St. Mary of the Mount, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Friday, March 12, and Saturday, March 13

Is Football Bad for the Brain? Forensic Scientific, Medical-Legal and Societal Aspects of the Concussion Debate

Amidst the growing controversy surrounding the impact of chronic trauma on the brains of National Football League players, several of the leading medical, scientific, legal and athletic training authorities will gather at Is Football Bad for thee Brain to address the latest clinical and pathological research, as well as the legal and societal implications of this issue.

Hosted by Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law as part of its Forensic Fridays continuing legal education (CLE) and professional education seminar series.

Friday, from 8:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Saturday, 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., the Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: $90 per person and $225 for professional registration. Call 412.396.1330 or visitwww.duq.edu/forensics for more information.

Sunday, March 14

Ravel Revue

The finale to the Musique on the Bluff: The French Seasons series, Ravel Revue will feature an all-star trio of Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) Concertmaster Andrés Cárdenes, PSO Principal Cellist Anne Martindale Williams and David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair at Duquesne. Works by composer Maurice Ravel include Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello; Sonata for Violin and Cello; and Mother Goose Suite for Piano, among others. A pre-concert event will feature a presentation by Marilyn Russell, curator of education at the Carnegie Museum of Art.

2:15 p.m., pre-concert event, 3 p.m., concert, PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Monday, March 15

The First Step: Business Startup Essentials

Designed to teach individuals about the process of starting a small business, this workshop will address the many issues that face entrepreneurs in today’s changing world. Topics include business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement and major components of the business plan, among others. Conducted by Duquesne University Small Business Development Center staff.

1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Double Bass Recital Series featuring the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s
Jeffrey Grubbs on double bass
and pianist Alaine Fink.

8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Tuesday, March 16

Spring 2010 Coffee House Reading Series

Featuring poets Sandy Tseng, author of Sediment, and Lynn Emmanuel, author of Noose and Hook, Hotel Fiesta and The Dig.

Sponsored by the Duquesne University Department of English.

7 p.m., Barnes & Noble Café, the Power Center, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6428 for more information.

Friday, March 19

The Nonprofit Leadership Boarding School: Junior Year

A training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, attendees will learn about the CEO/board relationship, better board meetings, board committees and accountability.

Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

8 to 11:30 a.m., Room 220, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $50 or $35 per person for three or more individuals from the same nonprofit.

Call 412.396.6231 or nli@duq.edu for more information.

Tuesday, March 23

Quickbooks® Made Easy (For Windows Users Only)

Designed to provide information to broaden skills and answer questions, this workshop will address topics, including how to set up company files, develop company lists, process customer invoices and payments, record vendor invoices and payments, and reconcile bank accounts. Conducted by Dennis Piper and Associates.

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 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Wednesday, March 24

Duquesne University Downtown Luncheon

Featuring keynote speaker Len Komoroski, a 1982 graduate of Duquesne and president of the Cleveland Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena.

Hosted by Duquesne University.

11 a.m., registration, 11:55 a.m., lunch, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh. Cost: $30 per person.

Call 412.396.6209 for more information.

Thursday, March 25

Responsible and Responsive Bidding

Designed for small business owners who want to be more successful at contract bidding. Topics include terms used in proposals and bidding, key steps before estimating and how to package a bid, among others. Presented by the Pennsylvania Department of General Services.

Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

1 to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.

Call 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Sunday, March 28

Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra performance featuring Music Director Laureate
Sidney Harth.

8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

Call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music for more information.

Wednesday, March 31

Break the Rules and Close More Deals

The first of three sessions in the Sales Series, this workshop is designed to teach individuals about superior selling. Attendees will learn how to deal with lost opportunities, slipping margins, complacency and market share, among other topics. Presented by Peak Performance Management.

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 412.396.6233 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

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