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    March Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, March 5

    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, financing options, major components of the business plan, taxation requirements and more. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center. 

    10 a.m. to noon, Butler County Development Corporation, 111 Woody Drive, Butler, Pa.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.283.1961 for more information.

     

    Tuesday, March 12

    Mother Symbol & Africana Women's Religious Practices of Peace-Building 

    Presented by Dr. Dianne M. Diakité, associate professor of religion and African-American studies, Emory University. Featuring respondents Dr. Emad Mirmotahari, assistant professor of English, and Susan C. Hascall, assistant professor of law, both of Duquesne. A reception will immediately follow. Sponsored by the Rev. Pierre Schouver, C.S.Sp., Endowed Chair in Mission, the Center for Women's and Gender Studies and the Center for African Studies.

    4:30 to 6 p.m., Pappert Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For additional information, email boodoog@duq.edu.

     

    Wednesday, March 13

    The First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Pittsburgh)

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

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

    Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

      

    Export Documentation

    Participants will learn about topics including managing the export transaction, implementing Incoterms, working with EXIM Bank, implementing NAFTA requirements, export insurance and quoting export orders, among others. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

    9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Cranberry Township Municipal Building, 2525 Rochester Rd.,

    Cranberry Township.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

     

    Building Relationships with Africa: Evolving Foundations for Research, Teaching and Service 

    Duquesne University faculty will share stories of their evolving research, teaching and service in Africa at this presentation.

    4:30 to 6 p.m., Seifert Suite, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.1595.

     

    Thursday, March 14
    First Step: Business Startup Essentials (Lawrence County)

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

    10 a.m. to noon, Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation,100 E. Reynolds Street, Suite 100, New Castle.

    Cost: Free.

    Call 724.658.1488 to register and for more information.

     

    Women's History Month 2013: Women and the Arts 

    A part of Women's History Month, Jan Beatty, author of The Switching Yard and host of NPR's Prosody, will present Undressing in Public: Gender and Poetry. A reception and book signing will immediately follow. Sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the McAnulty College NEH Endowment and the Departments of English and History.

    7 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, email wsgs@duq.edu.

      

    The Music of The Beatles, featuring the Duquesne Jazz Ensemble with director Mike Tomaro.

    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Friday, March 15

    In Memoriam I

    The first in a two-concert series will feature director Christine Jordanoff.

    7 p.m., St. Mary of the Mount, Mount Washington, 403 Grandview Ave., Pittsburgh. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Forensic Fridays: Whose DNA Is It Anyway?

    While government agencies control DNA evidence, many have not yet adopted analysis methods capable of obtaining optimal information. In addition, many agencies restrict access to data that can advance criminal justice or prevent crime. This seminar will bring together a diversity of expert viewpoints to advance the understanding of the legal, scientific and ethical dimensions of this issue and improve upon current forensic practice. Presenters include Dr. Alfred Blumstein, the J. Erik Jonsson University Professor of Urban Systems and Operations Research at Carnegie Mellon University; Dr. Gregory Hampikian, professor of biological sciences and criminal justice at Boise State University and director of the Idaho Innocence Project; Det. Kenneth Mains of the Lycoming County District Attorney's Office; Dr. Mark Perlin, chief executive officer and chief scientific officer of Cybergenetics; and Dr. Victor Weedn, chair of the Department of Forensic Sciences at The George Washington University. Co-sponsored by Duquesne University's Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law and the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

    9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Africa Room, Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    For more information, including cost and available continuing education credits, visit http://www.duq.edu/forensic-friday, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or call 412.396.1330.

     

    Sunday, March 17

    Wind Symphony and Symphony Band concert featuring conductor Robert Cameron. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

    8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Tuesday, March 19

    Import Basics

    The U.S. imports far more than exports. Since 9/11, new import regulations put importers on the front line against terrorism with a series of new requirements and responsibilities. Attendees will review these responsibilities and learn how to protect their company from unnecessary delays in getting goods through Customs and avoid significant penalties. Sponsored by the Duquesne University 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.

     

    Women's History Month 2013: Women and the Arts 

    This artist's talk will feature Pittsburgh artist Emily Newman. A reception will immediately follow. Sponsored by the Center for Women's and Gender Studies, the McAnulty College NEH Endowment and the Departments of English and History.

    4:30 p.m., Room104, College Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For additional information, email wsgs@duq.edu.

     

    Wednesday, March 20

    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.

    1:30 to 4:30 p.m., 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.

     

    Thursday, March 21

    One-Day Marketing Plan with Dan Droz & Associates

    Participants will learn how to differentiate their business from their competitors and how to create a marketing plan to make it happen. Topics include budgeting for effective marketing and analytical tools to manage marketing. Presented by marketing guru Dan Droz. Sponsored by the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center.

     9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Room 108, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $195, which includes a light fare breakfast and boxed lunch.

    Call 412.396.1633 or visit www.duq.edu/sbdc to register and for more information.

      

    August Wilson's Hill District

    The third in the Monsignor Own Rice Lecture Series, this lecture will focus on one of the Hill District's most renowned and influential cultural figures. This tour will include locations in August Willson's life and plays that illuminate the spirit of the Hill as Wilson experienced and envisioned it. The series was developed to explore social justice issues in Duquesne University's partner communities. Presented by Duquesne's Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

    3 to 5 p.m., the Hill District. Round-trip transportation is provided at the Duquesne Union, but seating is limited. Attendees may join the tour/lecture on site if bus seating is full.  Cost: Free.

    Registration is required. Call 412.396.1595 for more information and to register.

     

    NOW Ensemble performance, featuring contemporary music. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Friday, March 22

    Educational Justice in the Hazelwood Context

    The fourth in the Monsignor Own Rice Lecture Series, this lecture will address the impact of long-term absence of neighborhood schooling in Hazelwood. A brief tour of the neighborhood will be followed by a panel discussion. Co-sponsored by Duquesne's Center for the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the University's Center for Educational Leadership and Social Justice.

    3 to 5 p.m., the Hill District. Round-trip transportation is provided at the Duquesne Union, but seating is limited. Attendees may join the tour/lecture on site if bus seating is full.  Cost: Free.

    Registration is required. Call 412.396.1595 for more information and to register.

     

    In Memoriam II

    The first in a two-concert series will feature director Christine Jordanoff. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

    7 p.m., St. James Parish, 200 Walnut Street, Sewickley.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Sunday, March 24

    Duquesne Symphony Orchestra, featuring conductor Jeffrey Turner. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

    8 p.m., Carnegie Music Hall, 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Suggested donation: $10.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Monday, March 25

    Classic Guitar Ensemble performance, featuring director Michael Chapman. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

    PNC Recital Hall, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Tuesday, March 26

    Percussion Ensemble performance, featuring director Eliseo Rael. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

    8 p.m., the Dr. Thomas D. Pappert Center for Performance and Innovation, School of Music, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost: Free.

    For more information, call the music school at 412.396.6083 or visit www.duq.edu/music.

     

    Wednesday, March 27

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Negotiation-Getting to Win-Win

    This webinar will address effective negotiation and how to find a solution that is acceptable to all parties involved. Sponsored by Duquesne University's School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Noon to 1 p.m. EST. Login instructions will be sent to registrants.

    Cost: Free.

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

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