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    October Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Saturday, Oct. 1

    New Century Saxophone Quartet performance

    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.

    Sunday, Oct. 2

    Music on the Mount: A Vocal Showcase

    Music on the Mount, a series of free chamber music concerts at Mt. Washington’s Saint Mary of the Mount Parish, is organized by Mary Pappert School of Music Director of Choral Organizations Christine Jordanoff, with the assistance of the Rev. Michael J. Stumpf, pastor of St. Mary’s, and the parish’s Director of Liturgical Music Amanda Plazek.

    3 p.m., St. Mary of the Mount, Mount Washington, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083.

    Tuesday, Oct. 4

    Leading Good Work: Ethics

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this educational and networking event will explore the leader’s role in fostering ethical and responsible behavior at work. Topics include the role of honesty and integrity as a foundation to ethical work and how professionals can juggle a sense of responsibility to society, profession, workplace and self. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Power Center Ballroom West, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for registration and more information.

     

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Butler County)

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Community Development Corporation, 112 Woody Drive

    Butler, Pa. Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.1961 to register and for more information.

    Wednesday, Oct. 5

    Why We Should Care

    This second lecture on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition features speaker Margaret O’Brien Steinfels, co-director of the Fordham Center on Religion and Culture and former editor of Commonweal Magazine. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Office of Mission and Identity.

    4 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5131 to register.

    Sunday, Oct. 9

    45th Annual College Fair

    Duquesne University will host its annual College Fair for high school juniors and seniors. Representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities from across the nation will be in attendance.

    1 to 3 p.m., A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Call 412.396.6197.

     

    Dvořák at Duquesne: Sound-Czech (Trios)  

    The second in a four-concert series showcasing the works of composer Antonin Dvořák, this performance will feature piano trios including Sonatina in G Major for Violin and Piano, op. 100; Piano Trio in E Minor , op. 90 Dumky; and Piano Trio in F Minor, op. 65. A special performance of Dvořák’s Gypsy Songs by international opera soprano Sari Gruber and pianist Dr. Benjamin Binder will precede the concert.

    2:15 p.m., Gruber and Binder performance, 3 p.m. Sound-Czech concert, PNC Recital Hall, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call 412.396.6083.

    Wednesday, Oct. 12

    QuickBooks Made Easy
    Attendees will learn how to set up company files, process invoices and create financial reports from a certified public accountant from Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center and Dennis Piper & Associates, P.C.
    9 a.m. to noon, Room 601, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

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

     

    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.

    Thursday, Oct. 13

    Commercializing New Technology

    A fast-paced, interactive conference designed for small businesses and innovators that want to commercialize new technologies. Session topics include managing intellectual property, commercializing clean technology products, taking technology abroad, and many others. Keynote speaker Dr. Lalit Chordia is president and founder of Thar Technologies Inc., which specializes in commercial applications for high-pressure carbon dioxide process technologies. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Holiday Inn, 100 Lytton Ave., Pittsburgh @ University Center, Oakland. Cost: $119 to $219.

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

     

    Information Session: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning Program

    Learn more about Duquesne University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning. The program manager and a faculty member will provide comprehensive information about the program and answer questions. 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 visit www.duq.edu/fp for registration and more information.

     

    Friday, Oct. 14

    How to Win SBIR Awards
    Designed for technology-based small businesses entrepreneurs, researchers and faculty seeking funding for Research & Development with plans to submit a SBIR/STTR proposal within the next 12 months. Attendees will learn whether to pursue SBIR/STTR funding, learn about near and long-term intellectual property issues, and strategies and techniques for developing compelling proposals, among other issues. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

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

     

    Sunday, Oct. 16

    Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra featuring conductor Jeffrey Turner.

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

    For more information, call 412.396.6083.

    Monday, Oct. 17

    First Step: Business Startup Essentials

    Designed for new business startups and entrepreneurs, attendees will learn about business structure and formation, insurance, government procurement, major components of the business plan and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free

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

     

    Tuesday, Oct. 18

    Adult Student Information Webinar

    Learn more about the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information about the programs and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. Login instructions will be sent to registrants. Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for registration and more information.

     

    Thursday, Oct. 20

    Let’s Do Business in Europe: U.S.’s Largest Trading Partner

    The focus will be on the principle strategic decisions small and medium enterprises need to take when exporting to Europe with details like distribution channels, recruitment, warehousing, and merger and acquisition.
    9 a.m. to noon, Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

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

     

    Adult Student Information Webinar

    Learn more about the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement’s undergraduate and graduate programs. The program manager will provide comprehensive information about the programs and answer questions. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. Login instructions will be sent to registrants. Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for registration and more information.

    Friday, Oct. 21, and Saturday, Oct. 22

    Predators and Their Prey

    Experts in behavioral science, digital forensics, criminal law, victimology and other fields will gather at this conference to address topics ranging from the neuroscience of predator behavior to drug-facilitated sexual assaults to tracing medical predators. Hosted by the Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University.

    8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh.

    Call 412.396.1330, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or visit http://www.duq.edu/predators/ to register and for more information.

    Saturday, Oct. 22

    Faculty Recital featuring cellist Adam Liu.

    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.

    Sunday, Oct. 23

    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.

    Tuesday, Oct. 25

    Export Documentation: Avoid Compliance Mistakes

    Course topics will be presented in terms of actual transactions and the paperwork associated with each stage of the export process. Among the subjects covered are managing the export transaction, quoting export orders, implementing Incoterms and export insurance. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $45.

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

    Wednesday, Oct. 26

    PA Tax Seminar

    This Department of Revenue’s fall tax seminar educates Pennsylvania tax professionals on personal income tax, unemployment compensation, corporate taxes, inheritance tax, enforcement initiatives and using the department’s website to establish tax accounts for businesses, file tax returns and pay state taxes. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $139.

    Call 412.396.1643 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Personal Mastery

    Viewers of this webinar will learn how to better manage in order to achieve goals in less time and more sustainably, how to produce more with less input and learn a methodology from which a greater sense of concentration and control will emerge. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. Login instructions will be sent to registrants. Cost: $50.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

    Thursday, Oct. 27

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Personal Mastery

    Viewers of this webinar will learn how to better manage in order to achieve goals in less time and more sustainably, how to produce more with less input and learn a methodology from which a greater sense of concentration and control will emerge. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. Login instructions will be sent to registrants. Cost: $50.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership for more information and registration.

    Saturday, Oct. 29

    Duquesne University Voices of Spirit and Pappert Chorales featuring conductors Christine Jordanoff and Robert Kurth.

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

    For more information, call 412.396.6083.

    Sunday, Oct. 30

    Faculty Recital featuring pianist Kenneth Burky.

    3 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.

    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 10 schools of study for 10,000-plus 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.