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    Women of Distinction Honored at Art Deco Power Ball

    The Duquesne University Women's Advisory Board will honor two women at its 2012 Art Deco Power Ball, tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Power Center Ballroom.

    The 2012 Women of Distinction Award recipients are:

    • Carol A. Behers, attorney at Raphael, Ramsden and Behers, author and president of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation
    • Lynn Emberg Purse, associate professor of music technology and area chair electronic composition at the Mary Pappert School of Music.

    Guests at the Power Ball will enjoy dinner, dancing and a performance by Duquesne student Brennan Elliott, classical guitarist and winner of the 2012 women's advisory board music scholarship competition.

    Proceeds from the Power Ball will benefit the Mary Pappert School of Music Scholarship, the Palumbo-Donahue Business School and the School of Leadership and Professional Advancement.

    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.