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4th Floor Koren Building
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Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412.396.6050
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    September Events Hosted by Duquesne University

    Tuesday, Sept. 6

    Leading Good Work: Excellence

    A part of the Leadership Breakfast Series, this educational and networking event is designed to provide an understanding of excellence in the workplace and the role of the leader in fostering excellent work at both the individual and organizational level. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    7:30 to 9:30 a.m., Power Center Ballroom West, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh.

    Cost:  $45

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/leadership to register and for 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, the Beaver County Chamber of Commerce, 300 South Walnut Lane, Suite 202, Beaver, Pa. Cost: Free.
    Call 724-775-3944 to register and for more information.

    Thursday, Sept. 8

    Online Webinar: Executive Certificate in Financial Planning

    Learn more about Duquesne University’s Executive Certificate in Financial Planning at this noon Webinar Information Session. The Webinar is free, and login instructions will be sent to registrants. Sponsored by Duquesne’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    Call 412.396.5600 or visit www.duq.edu/fp to register and for more information.

    Panel Discussion: The War On Terror After 10 Years

    Hosted by Duquesne’s Department of Political Science, this panel discussion will address the political and security ramifications of 9/11. Participants include University history professors Dr. Clifford Bob, Dr. Pat Dunham, Dr. Mark Haas and Dr. Daniel Lieberfeld.

    4:30 p.m., Laura Falk Lecture Hall, Mellon Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6485.

    Friday, Sept. 9

    Only a God Can Save Us

    Duquesne’s Department of Philosophy presents Only a God Can Save Us, a film that looks at Martin Heidegger—one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century—and his rejection of democracy and support of Nazism in the 1930s. The film will be followed by a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Jeffrey van Davis, Duquesne philosophy professor Dr. Tom Rockmore and the philosophy department’s first doctoral graduate, Ted Kisiel, Distinguished Research Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Northern Illinois University. The event is part of the department’s 50th anniversary celebration.

    2 p.m., Wolfe Lecture Hall, Bayer Learning Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, call 412.396.6500.

    Tuesday, Sept. 13

    How to Import and Foreign Investment in the U.S.

    Attendees will review new import regulations and responsibilities, and how to protect their company from unnecessary delays in getting goods through Customs and avoid significant penalties. Topics include the legal issues of importing, harmonized tariff schedule classifications and duties, meeting import requirements and the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT).

    9 a.m. to noon, Room 602, 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, Sept. 14

    The 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.

    Wednesday, Sept. 14, to Friday, Sept. 16

    Emerging Women’s Leadership Conference

    This conference provides women with an opportunity to develop their business and leadership skills, enhancing their ability to create and sustain long-term growth within their organization. Attendance is limited, and registration is required by Sept. 2.

    Duquesne Union, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: $1,800, which includes all materials, instruction, assessments, parking and meals.

    For more information, visit www.duq.edu/beard or call 412.396.6190.

    Thursday, Sept. 15

    Awaiting the Sirens’ Call: American Encounters with Disaster Planning from Hiroshima to 9/11

    As part of the annual History Forum Lecture, Dr. David F. Krugler, will discuss U.S. emergency planning from 1945 to today. Krugler, a professor of history at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, is the author of This Is Only a Test: How Washington, D.C., Prepared for Nuclear War. ACT 48 credits are available. Sponsored by Duquesne’s Department of History.

    7:30 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    For more information, visit www.duq.edu/historyforum or call 412.396.6470.

    Friday, Sept. 16

    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 602, 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. 

    Forensic Fridays: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Working With Forensic Experts

    The Fall 2011 Forensic Fridays series kicks off with this seminar featuring criminal defense attorney Caroline Roberto and forensic science experts Dr. Cyril Wecht and Dr. Fred Fochtman, who will discuss the ins and outs of the attorney-forensic expert working relationship. Approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Board for two hours of substantive CLE credit and one hour of ethics CLE credit. Sponsored by Duquesne University’s Cyril H. Wecht Institute of Forensic Science and Law.

    1 to 4:30 p.m., Room 505/506, Rockwell Hall, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave. Cost: $30 per person for the general public, $10 for students, $45 for public attorneys and nurses, and $75 for private attorneys.

    Call 412.396.1330, email wechtinstitute@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/forensics/forensic-fridays for more information and to register.

    Duquesne University Opera Workshop: Aria Night featuring director Guenko Guechev. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

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

    For more information, call 412.396.6083.

    Sunday, Sept. 18

    Duquesne University Fall Open House

    High school seniors and their families who attend can meet representatives from the admissions, financial aid, academic and administrative offices and departments as well as discuss the college admissions process, classes, majors and career possibilities. Hosted by the Duquesne University Office of Admissions.

    8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6197 or email pringle@duq.edu to register and for more information.

    Dvořák at Duquesne: Czech-In (Sweet Sixteen)

    The first in a four-concert series showcasing the works of composer Antonin Dvořák, this performance will feature 16 musicians and works including Serenade in D Minor, op. 44; Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, op. 87; and Sonata in F Major for Violin and Piano, op. 57. Sponsored by the Mary Pappert School of Music.

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

    For more information, call 412.396.6083.

    Friday, Sept. 23

    The Unexpected God: How Christian Faith Discovers the Holy Spirit

    The annual Holy Spirit Lecture presents the Rev. Brian E. Daley, S.J., who will address The Unexpected God: How Christian Faith Discovers the Holy Spirit. Daley, Catherine F. Huisking Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, is a member of the North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation.

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

    Registration is requested. Call 412.396.6526, visit www.duq.edu/holy-spirit or email holyspirit@duq.edu.

    Sunday, Sept. 25

    Graduate College Fair

    Attendees can meet representatives from Duquesne as well as regional graduate and professional schools. Hosted by the Duquesne University Office of Admissions.

    1:30 to 4 p.m., Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost: Free.

    Call 412.396.6197 or 412.396.6224 for information.

    Duquesne University Wind Symphony & Symphony Band performance 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 412.396.6083.

    Wednesday, Sept. 28, and Thursday, Sept. 29

    Personal Effectiveness Webinar Series: Execution—Getting Things Done

    Execution is often the missing link between goals and results. This noon Webinar will focus on the critical things needed to get things done in a job or project. Login instructions will be sent to registrants. Cost: $50. Sponsored by Duquesne’s School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

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

    Thursday, Sept. 29 and Friday, Sept. 30

    The Second Annual Rita M. McGinley Symposium

    A forum for nurses and health care professionals to address issues of social justice in health care, this year’s symposium presents The Face of the Immigrant. Keynote speakers include Adriana Dobrzycka, community outreach and inclusion manager for Vibrant Pittsburgh; the Rev. Timothy S. Godfrey, a Jesuit priest and public health nurse; Daniel Groody, associate professor of theology at Notre Dame; and Barbara L. Nichols, chief executive officer for the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. Registration is required.

    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. on Sept. 30, Power Center Ballroom, Duquesne University, Forbes Avenue at Chatham Square, Pittsburgh. Cost:  $200 general admission for both days, $150 for Sept. 29, $75 for Sept. 30.

    Call 412.396.5203, email kramer1@duq.edu or visit www.duq.edu/social-justice for more information and to register.

    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.