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This Week (10/9-10/15)

1. Interview Workshop

2. Academic CV & Cover Letter Workshop for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs

3. How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World in Flux

4. Interview Practice Lab

5. DUU Special Events' Oktoberfest

6. GPSC Football Tailgate

7. Duke SciPol Student Recruitment

Next Week (10/16 –10/22)

1. GPSC General Assembly Meeting

2. Duke IHI Kickoff!

3. Call For Women and Math Mentors

4. Diversity Virtual Career Fair

5. Communal Shabbat Dinner

6. Inter-University Climate Change Negotiations

Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

1. Fall GA Meeting Schedule

2. OneDuke Access Fund

3. GPSC Student Life's Movie on the Lawn

4. Commission on memory and history

5. Apply to be a Human Rights Graduate Intern

6. Research in Africa Conference!

7. Sign-up for 2017 Duke Men's Basketball Grad Usher

8. Provost's Graduate Student Fellowship

9. Duke-DKU Global Fellows Program

10. CaREFREE Study

11. DSR is looking for editors!

12. Passing the Torch Mentorship Program

13. Test your Cybersmarts, Win a Prize!

14. Reserve the GPSC house for your event!

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Graduate and Professional Student Community Pantry -- NOW OPEN!
GPSC's community pantry is open to all graduate and professional students and is located at the GPSC House (306 Alexander Ave). The pantry is open from 3-6 PM every Tuesday and Saturday and is currently stocked with nonperishable foods, childcare items, school supplies, and gently used professional clothing. A valid graduate or professional Duke student ID is required for entry. If you would like to volunteer for this initiative, please contact Rashmi Joglekar at All donations are currently being accepted at our drop-off center, also located at the GPSC House.

Interested in Joining the GPSC Executive Committee? Director of Operations Position Currently Available
Please refer to our bylaws for a full description of the role. If you have experience with the General Assembly and are interested in applying for this position, please contact Stephanie Stefanski to arrange an informal interview.

Lawyer Assistance Program
GPSC and DSG have partnered with a local law firm to continue the Lawyer Assistance Program. Attorneys are now available for three hours every Monday from 4-7PM for the remainder of the semester. The attorneys will answer questions regarding a wide range of legal issues, including street law and police-community interactions. Sign up for a 15-minute time-slot here.

apply to be a young trustee!
All current graduate and professional students are encouraged to apply for the Young Trustee position, a sitting member on the Duke Board of Trustees. The application deadline is 11:59 PM EST, Monday, December 18th, 2017. If you have any questions, email the young trustee screening committee. For more info on the application click here.

This Week (10/9 - 10/15)

interview workshop
Contact: Jessica Tarter
Location: Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, Bryan Center
Date : 10/10/17
Time: 10:30 am - 12 pm
 Learn how to effectively prepare for behavioral interviews, including strategies for conducting research about the organization and the STAR format for organizing your responses to interview questions.

Academic cv & Cover letter workshop for stem
Contact: Jessica Tarter
Location: Gross Hall 270
Date : 10/11/17
Time: 9-10:30 am
 In this workshop, you will learn how to craft compelling CVs and cover letters that emphasize how your specific skills and experiences will fit within and enrich academic institutions.

The new education
Contact: Sarah Dwyer
Location: Penn Pavilion
Date : 10/11/17
Time: 4-6 pm
Educational innovator Cathy N. Davidson (Duke's former Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies) argues that the American university is stuck in the past, and shows how we can revolutionize it to prepare students for our age of constant change.

Interview Practice Lab
Contact: Jessica Tarter
Location: DIBS Lecture Hall, M035
Date : 10/13/17
Time: 9-10 am
One of the best ways to prepare is to practice your interview answers in a low-risk environment. In this lab, participants will practice answering some of the most common behavioral interview questions and receive constructive feedback.

Contact: Kristin Siegel
Location: Crown Commons
Date : 10/13/17
Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Price: Free!
Join DUU Special Events at Crown Commons on Friday October 13th from 5:30-7:30 for our annual Oktoberfest celebration! There will be free cronuts, German sausauge, soft pretzels and beer for those 21+. Musicians from STR will be performing live!

GPSC Football Tailgate: Duke vs. Florida State
Contact: Sara Stevens
Location :
Grassy area next to the Card lot and Wilson Gym
Date : 10/14/17
Time : 10 am -12 pm
Join GPSC in cheering on Duke football before their home game against Florida State! There will be food, beer, non-alcoholic beverages and lawn games! The tailgate will begin 3 hours prior to kick-off (game time is 12:00pm). Food and drinks are limited, so come early! You MUST bring your student/spouse ID for entrance, as well as your government-issued ID (US state license or ID only, passports NOT accepted) if you plan to drink beer. Feel free to bring non-student guests. Glass and liquor bottles are not permitted in the tailgate area. We will also be accepting food donations for the Food Pantry (see above), so bring canned goods along with your Duke spirit-- GO DUKE!

duke scipol student recruitment
Contact: Alexa Sutton Lawrence
Date : Interest Deadline 10/1, application deadline 10/15
Are you interested in the nexus between science and society? Want to read, analyze, and write briefs on science policy in North Carolina and the United States? If so, join the Student Writers Fall Recruitment for SciPol, Duke’s premier resource for tracking science policy in five key areas: genetics & genomics, neuroscience, nanotechnology, robotics/AI, and energy. We’re looking for student writers, social media volunteers, and interns.

Next Week (10/16 - 10/22)

Stephanie Stefanski
Location : TSCHE Learning Hall 2050
Date : 10/17/17
Time : 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
GPSC's fourth General Assembly meeting of the fall. Dinner will be provided. We will be discussing task forces, DUU funding, a GPSC outreach opportunity, and more.

Duke IHI Kickoff!
Contact: Lauren Groskaufmanis
This year, we are excited to invite Dr. Geoffrey Ginsburg to be our keynote speaker. He has dedicated his career to fostering the exchange of ideas between interdisciplinary groups on campus and healthcare quality and innovation. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, 10/18 at 5:30 pm to hear Dr. Ginsburg. RSVP here.

call for mentors: durham women and mathematics mentoring program
WAM links 8th grade girls with a passion for math and science to local female professionals in STEM fields. Mentors plan monthly interactions with their mentees during the spring to encourage them to pursue math and science careers. Deadline: Oct. 18 Contact: Shannon McNulty. For more info, click here.

Diversity virtual career fair
Contact: Jessica Tarter
Location: Online
Date : 10/18/17
Time: 10:00 am - 4 pm
Students across all majors who are looking for full-time and internship opportunities are encouraged to attend. Visit the website to register, see the list of employers attending and hours they will be available to chat!

Communal shabbat dinner
Contact: Daniel Reichman
Location: 6514 Glen Forest Dr., Chapel Hill
Date : 10/20/17
Time: 7:30 pm
An exclusive Shabbat Dinner with Scotch and Steak at Rabbi Zalman's. For graduate students and young Jewish professionals in the area  

8th annual inter-university climate change negotiations
Contact: Adam Fischer
Students from across the nation will simulate the climate change negotiations scheduled to take place in Germany later this year. Each participant will represent one of the nearly 200 nations under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. Saturday, October 21 from 8 am to 5:30 pm. Cost: $35, RSVP here.

Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

Fall General Assembly Meeting Schedule
Interested in becoming more involved in the graduate and professional student community? Passionate about advocating for student issues on campus? Consider joining GPSC's General Assembly! The General Assembly will be meeting from 6:30-8:30PM in TSCHE Learning Hall on the following dates this semester: 10/17, 10/31, & 11/14. Our meetings are open to all graduate and professional students. We hope you will join us! For more information, contact Stephanie Stefanski at

Oneduke Access Fund
The OneDuke Access Fund is currently under (re)construction for the new school year! Therefore, we will not be giving out any emergency mini-grants for the months of September or October. If you have any urgent needs for food, school supplies, or professional wardrobe, please visit the GPSC Community Pantry located at the GPSC House (306 Alexander Ave). We hope to re-open a new and improved Fund in November!

Movie on the Lawn
Location : GPSC House (306 Alexander Ave)
Date/Time : 10/26/2017, 7:30 pm
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy a movie on the lawn. The event will be held at the GPSC house and we will provide pizza, popcorn, soda, and wine! The movie feature will be Hocus Pocus!

commission on memory and history
The Commission on Memory and History is soliciting input from the community about guidelines for appropriateness of a memorial or naming of a facility on campus, as well as options for the vacant spot in front of the Chapel. Please provide your valuable input.

Rubenstein library seeks Human rights graduate intern
Contact: SangHee Jeong
Under the supervision of the Human Rights Archivist and working with the Section Head, Manuscripts Processing, this position will provide support for technical services activities of the Human Rights Archive. May also support programming, outreach, and instruction related to human rights collections. For more info, click here!

africa initiative- DAGPSA Inaugural conference on research in africa
Contact: Rita Masese
Location: Duke Rubenstein Library room 153 (Holsti-Anderson Family Room)
RSVP to attend Duke's inaugural conference on Research in Africa taking place from 9 am - 4 pm on October 27, 2017! Interested grad students and postdocs are encouraged to submit abstracts for presentation here

Interested in being a basketball USHER?
Cameron Indoor Stadium is one of the only venues in America in which students are the primary ushering staff. If you're interested in being an usher, please follow this link. For more info, contact Duke Head Ushers.

Provost's graduate student fellowship
Contact: Carolyn Mackman
The Provost's Office is currently seeking  1-2 graduate students for administrative internships. The positions are nine-month internships, running from September to May 31. Each internship provides an annual stipend, as well as tuition and fees.

duke-dku global fellows program
Contact: Carolyn Mackman
Duke-DKU Fellows teach 2 courses at Duke Kunshan University over a 5 month stay at DKU. Assignment of classes will be determined by Fellow sepcific expertise and DKU teaching needs. The award carries a generous stipend and additional benefits. More info, click here.

Carefree study
Contact: Askia Dunnon, MD
Ongoing enrollment for the CaREFREE study. We are currently recruiting healthy female participants in a local pilot study evaluating the effect of energy availability on the female reproductive cycle. Compensation provided. 

apply to join dsr editorial board!
Contact: Duke Science Review
The Duke Science Review is seeking graduate students to serve on the Editorial Board for the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year, as well as to fill other leadership positions like fundraising and interdepartmental outreach. Time commitment is flexible! Apply here!

passing the torch mentorship program
Contact: Bibi Gnagno
Passing the Torch is an undergraduate-graduate student mentorship program which seeks to connect mentors and mentees with mutual interests in hopes of facilitating the growth of an informative, supportive and mutually beneficial relationship. For more info, click here!

october is cyber security awareness month
Cara Bonnett
As part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October, Duke users who take the cybersecurity "mindfulness" quiz will be entered in a raffle to win an AppleWatch Series 3. Take the quiz and learn more at

Need a place to host your event? GPSC has your answer!
Student groups may reserve rooms in the GPSC House, located at 306 Alexander Avenue on Central Campus. The house has a living room area, kitchen, conference room, meeting rooms and a yard. It is equipped to meet the needs of your events and meetings with an e-print station, photo printer, television, projector and some games. To reserve: Click here.

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