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Phone: 412.396.6050
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    February Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Monday, Feb. 1

    Spring 2010 Coffee House Reading Series

    Poet Claire Barbetti and fiction writer John Fried will be featured. 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. 

     

    Tuesday, Feb. 2

    War Child

    Directed by C. Karim Chrobog, War Child addresses the effects of war on Africa’s youngest combatants. The film will be screened as part of Injustice and Indifference, Duquesne University’s Human Rights Film Series. Hosted by Duquesne’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/humanrights.

     

    Sunday, Feb. 7

    Music on the Mount: Virtuoso Woodwinds

    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.

    Wednesday, Feb. 10

    Flow

    Directed by Irena Salina, Flow is an award-winning documentary that investigates the world water crisis. The film will be screened as part of Injustice and Indifference, Duquesne University’s Human Rights Film Series. Hosted by Duquesne’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/humanrights.

     

    Thursday, Feb. 11

    Export Basics: Increase Your Profits By Selling Overseas

    Designed for new and prospective exporters, this workshop addresses how to recognize and identify export opportunities, shipping and payment issues, the legal and regulatory aspects of exporting and cultural issues. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s 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.sbdc.duq.edu to register and for more information.

    Influenza: The Evolution of a Pandemic

    The Darwin Day 2010 lecture will feature influenza virus expert Dr. Jeffery Taubenberger, chief of the viral pathogenesis and evolution section at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, a division of the National Institutes of Health. Hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences and the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

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

    Call 412.396.6332 for more information.

    The Duquesne Contemporary Ensemble featuring director
David Cutler.

    8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, 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.

    Friday, Feb. 12

    The Nonprofit Leadership Boarding School: Freshman Year

    A training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, attendees will be introduced to the nonprofit sector, legal obligations of nonprofit board members and other important aspects of nonprofit governance. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

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

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

    Forensic Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases

    A part of the Forensic Friday’s monthly series, Forensic Issues in Medical Malpractice Cases will feature plaintiff’s attorney Charles Evans, defense attorney Wilbur McCoy Otto and forensic pathologist Cyril H. Wecht will explore the array of forensic scientific and medical issues confronting those involved in the litigation of medical malpractice claims. Three Continuing Legal Education credit hours are available. Sponsored by the Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law at Duquesne University.

    1 to 4:30 p.m., Duquesne Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $30 per person, $75 for professional registration.

    Call 412.396.1330 for more information.

    Duquesne University Opera Workshop: Aria Night

    Featuring director
Guenko Guechev.

    8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, 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.

    Sunday, Feb. 14

    Debussy Diversely


    A part of the Musique on the Bluff: The French Seasons series, Debussy Diversely will feature three sonatas that composer Claude Debussy completed near the end of his life as well as his earliest masterpiece, Suite Pour le Piano. Gabriel Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 will also be performed. Joining David Allen Wehr, the Jack W. Geltz Distinguished Piano Chair, will be Gretchen Van Hoesen, principal harpist of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO), as well as the PSO’s Damian Bursill-Hall, co-principal flute, and Adam Liu, assistant principal cell, among others. A pre-concert event will feature jazz artists Maureen Budway, adjunct professor of voice, and pianist Joe Utterback, who will perform love songs for Valentine’s Day.

    2:15 p.m., pre-concert event, 3 p.m., concert, PNC Recital Hall, PNC Recital Hall, 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.

    Duquesne University Wind Symphony and Symphony Band featuring director
Robert Cameron.

    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.

    Tuesday, Feb. 16

    Mardi Gras: Made in China

    Directed by David Redmon, Mardi Gras: Made in China follows the path of Mardi Gras beads from the streets of New Orleans during Carnival back to the rigidly disciplined factories in Fuzhou, China, where teenage girls string beads by day and night. The film will be screened as part of Injustice and Indifference, Duquesne University’s Human Rights Film Series. Hosted by Duquesne’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/humanrights

    A Love Story in Song: Schumann’s Myrthen

    Performance featuring pianist Benjamin Binder

    8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, 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.

    Wednesday, Feb. 17

    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.

    9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Room 505, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: Free.

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

    The Duquesne University Jazz Ensemble featuring director
Mike Tomaro.

    8 p.m., Room 322, 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.

    Thursday, Feb. 18, and Friday, Feb. 19

    Phenomenology, Cognition and Neuroscience

    The 28th annual symposium of the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center will address Phenomenology, Cognition and Neuroscience, exploring the friction, possibilities and perils involved in the encounter between cognitive neuroscience and phenomenological and hermeneutic philosophy.

    9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6038, email phenomenology@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/silverman2010 for more information.

    Sunday, Feb. 21

    The Duquesne University Symphony Orchestra 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.

    Monday, Feb. 22

    Double Bass Recital Series featuring members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s bass section, including
John Moore on double bass and pianist
Alaine Fink.

    8 p.m., PNC Recital Hall, 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, Feb. 23

    Living Legends: An Afternoon With John Marshall (son of Thurgood Marshal) and Charles Hamilton Houston, Jr. (son of Charles Hamilton Houston

    This unprecedented event, bringing together the sons of two of the most significant civil rights figures in American history, marks the first time these men have come together to talk about the remarkable contributions of their fathers.

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

    Call 412.396.6300 or visit www.duq.edu/law/living-legends for details.

    Wednesday, Feb. 24

    Dishonored

    Directed by Sigrun Norderval and Gard A. Andreassen, Dishonored documents the story Mukhtar Mai, whose demand for justice received global media coverage and led to legal proceedings resulting in a final ruling by Pakistan’s Supreme Court that led to changes in that nation’s legal system. The film will be screened as part of Injustice and Indifference, Duquesne University’s Human Rights Film Series. Hosted by Duquesne’s Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

    7 p.m., Room 105, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6415 or visit www.duq.edu/humanrights

    Friday, Feb. 26

    The Nonprofit Leadership Boarding School: Sophomore Year

    A training program that addresses the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members, attendees will learn about board development, what boards should know about fundraising and ethical decision making. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Nonprofit Leadership Institute.

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

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

    Saturday, Feb. 27

    Information Session: Duquesne University’s Paralegal Institute

    Attendees at this Paralegal Open House will participate in a general overview and video presentation, followed by a tour of the facilities and law school library.

    9 to 11:30 a.m., Room 713, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.1643 or email police@duq.edu for more information.

    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 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.