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November Events Hosted by Duquesne University

Tuesday, Nov. 2
Online Webinar Information Session: Introduction to the Pollyanna Principles 
Learn how the Pollyanna Principles can help you create the future for your organization and your community. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
Noon to 1 p.m.
Call 412.396.6231 or email nli@duq.edu for more information and to register.

Wednesday, Nov. 3
Sustainability: The Changing Ground Rules
Attendees will learn how an integrated sustainability strategy that goes beyond compliance can lead to greater innovation. Keynote speakers include former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, president and chief executive officer of Ridge Global LLC and former Homeland Security Secretary, and Lawrence McDonald, former vice president of distressed debt and convertible securities trading at Lehman Brothers.
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the Fairmont Hotel, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh. Cost: $225 corporate rate, $125 academic/nonprofit rate, $125 for Duquesne alumni and free for regional graduate business students.
Visit www.business.duq.edu/BeardSymposium/ call 412.396.5259 or email culverd@duq.edu for more information.

Thursday, Nov. 4
Export Basics: Increase Your Profits By Selling Overseas
Topics include recognizing and identifying export opportunities, shipping and payment, cultural issues and the legal and regulatory aspects of exporting. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.
Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Business Essentials: Starting a Business Workshop
9:30 a.m. to noon, Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 300 South Walnut Lane, Suite 202, Beaver, Pa. Cost: Free. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
Call 724.775.3944 to register.

Friday, Nov. 5
Medical and Recreational Marijuana: Scientific, Legal and Societal Considerations
This seminar will explore the scientific and legal issues involved in the nationwide medical marijuana debate and will examine the drug’s recreational use. Presenters include Lisa B. Freeland, federal public defender for the Western District of Pennsylvania; Frederick W. Thieman, former U.S. attorney for the Western District of Pennsylvania and president of the Buhl Foundation; Dr. Fred Fochtman, director of Duquesne’s Wecht Institute and former Allegheny County forensic science laboratory director and chief toxicologist; and Dr. Cyril Wecht, former Allegheny County coroner. Jane Campbell Moriarty, professor of law at the University of Akron School of Law, will moderate a panel with the presenters. Sponsored by Duquesne’s Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law as part of its Forensic Fridays series.
1 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505-506, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $30 per person for the general public, $10 for students, $45 for public attorneys and $75 for private attorneys.
Call 412.396.1330 or visit www.duq.edu/forensics/ for more information and to register.

Duquesne University Wind Symphony and Symphony Band featuring director Robert Cameron.
8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Friday, Nov. 5, and Saturday, Nov. 6
Constitutional Litigation: Procedural Protections of Constitutionalism in the Americas and Beyond
An international seminar for U.S. lawyers, this conference will feature speakers John D. Richard, retired chief justice of the Federal Court of Appeals of Canada; Allan R. Brewer-Carías, former cabinet minister and former alternate justice of the Supreme Court of Venezuela; and Marián Ahumada Ruiz, chief legal counsel to the Government of Spain and professor of constitutional law at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Hosted by Duquesne’s School of Law.
9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. on Saturday, Room 204, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $200 for general public, $250 for lawyers seeking continuing legal education credits.
Call 412.396.6282 for more information.

Friday, Nov. 5, through Sunday, Nov. 7
Being a Psychoanalyst at the Margins: Clinical Work With Marginalized Populations
This psychology mini-course will feature Dr. Patricia Gherovici, founding member and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Study Group, who will address the specifics of clinical work with minority groups while arguing for a reconsideration of the relevance of psychoanalysis for population that have been considered out of reach. Continuing education credits are available. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Department of Psychology.
Call 412.396.6522 or email henline@duq.edu for more information and a detailed schedule.

Saturday, Nov. 6
The Power Ball
The event will feature the 3rd annual presentation of the Women of Distinction awards to Bethany Friday Bovay, Dr. Patricia Gussin and Professor Christine Jordanoff. Activities include a silent auction, a lottery tree and music provided by Mike Tomaro and the Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble.
6 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: $150.
Call 412.396.6668 for more information.

Sunday, Nov. 7
Hidden Treasures
A part of the Bicentennials on the Bluff series, Hidden Treasures will feature performances of Frederic Chopin’s Rondo for Two Pianos, op. 73 and Sonata for Cello and Piano, op. 65, as well as Robert Schumann’s Six Canonic Etudes for Pedal Piano, op. 56, among others. Performers include David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair; Zachary Smith, assistant principal French horn for 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.
Visit www.duq.edu/bicentennials or call 412.396.6083 for additional information.

Monday, Nov. 8
Duquesne University Percussion Ensemble featuring director Devin Flynt.
8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Tuesday, Nov. 9
Business Essentials: Starting a Business Workshop
9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Online Webinar Information Session: Developing the Peak Performing Board
Learn the fundamental role that the governance committee plays in the development of a peak-performing board of directors. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
Noon to 1 p.m.
Call 412.396.6231 or email nli@duq.edu for more information and to register.

Wednesday, Nov. 10
School of Law Open House
Designed for prospective law students, the event will feature an informal program about law school admissions and the opportunity to meet law faculty and current students. Hosted by Duquesne University’s School of Law.
5 p.m., tours, 6:30 p.m., program, School of Law, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6300 for more information and to register.

Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Information Session
Learn more about Duquesne University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning program. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.
5:30 to 7 p.m., Room 219, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.5600 or email leadership@duq.edu for more information and to register.

Thursday, Nov. 11
The Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble featuring directors Patrick Burke and David Cutler.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Sunday, Nov. 14
Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra featuring Music Director Laureate Sidney Harth.
8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Monday, Nov. 15
Duquesne University Jazz Guitar Ensemble featuring directors Kenneth Karsh and Mark Koch.
8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Tuesday, November 16
Online Webinar Information Session: Developing a Dynamic Board/CEO Relationship
Learn how to strengthen the fundamentally important relationship between a chief executive officer and board of directors. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.
Noon to 1 p.m.
Call 412.396.6231 or email nli@duq.edu for more information and to register.

Navigating a Post-fact World: How to make sense of rumor, innuendo and faux news in the Internet age
The event will include a lecture by Farhad Manjoo, a contributor to NPRSlate magazine and Salon.com as well as the author of True Enough: Learning to Live in a Post-fact Society. Manjoo, who will address how new technologies are splitting reality along political and cultural lines, will also sign copies of his book at the event. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Honors College, the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts and the Office of the Provost.
7 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.6432 for more information.

Wednesday, Nov. 17
Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble featuring director Mike Tomaro.
8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Thursday, Nov. 18
The 5th Annual Pennsylvania Business Technology Conference
This conference is designed to equip companies with the information they need to make smart technology decisions that will enhance their profitability, productivity and market adaptability. Keynote speaker is Bob Evans, senior vice president and director of Information Week’s Global CIO business unit. Workshop topics include social media, videos, e-marketing, blogs and mobile marketing. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Small Business Development Center.
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Union Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $119 or $139 after Oct. 29.
Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

Philosophical Education Against Contemporary Culture
Featuring Alasdair MacIntyre, the O’Brien Senior Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, who is the author of works including A Short History of EthicsSecularization and Moral Change, and God, Philosophy, Universities. Co-sponsored by Duquesne’s McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, the Office of Mission and Identity, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, the philosophy department and the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair.
3 to 6:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.
Call 412.396.4504 for more information.

Friday, Nov. 19
Duquesne University Opera Workshop: Operatic Ensembles
Featuring director Guenko Guechev.
8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.
For more information, call 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

Friday, Nov. 19, and Saturday, Nov. 20
Cause of Death: An Interdisciplinary Look at the State of Forensic Death Investigation
The conference will feature forensic experts, criminal investigators, attorneys, and judges discussing pertinent developments and issues in the methods and strategies used to investigate and adjudicate sudden, suspicious and/or medically unattended deaths in the United States. Featured speakers include Dr. Henry Lee, chief emeritus of the Connecticut Department of Public Safety’s Division of Scientific Services, and the Honorable R. Seth Williams, district attorney for Philadelphia County. Presented by Duquesne’s Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.
8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh.
Visit www.duq.edu/cause-of-death, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or call 412.396.1330 for more information and to register.

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