GPSCNews: Happy New Year and WELCOME BACK!

This Week (1/06-1/12)

1. DISI Project Team Applications and Info Sessions

2. GPSC Event: Thirsty Thursday at Alivias

3. LIVE FOR LIVE: Duke Healthcheck

4. Dancing in the Gardens: SWING

5. Nasher Museum Film Screening: Trilogy: A Night of Prophecy

Next Week (1/13-1/19)

6. Financial Basics for Clinical Research

7. GPSC Event: GPSC Spring Student Group Funding Cycle

8. Converting a CV to a Resume for Graduate Students

9. Career Fair Prep for Graduate Students

10. GPSC Event: GradConvos

11. The Politics of Money: In Search of Democracy

12. Fremont Rural Health Clinic

Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

Duke Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

The Big Eastern coffee competition will held January 17-19th at the The Cotton Room. It features the top baristas in the region... Get an insider’s look into what it takes to prepare great coffee and learn more about specialty coffee.
FREE Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
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Happy 2014!
Changing calendars classmates,
Out with the old, in with the NEW! I hope your holidays were filled with friends, family and delicious food. Duke welcomes you back for a positive and productive new year. My new year's resolution is to read a fun (NON-SCHOOL) related book every single month. [I'm already half-way through The Tipping Point and it's fascinating!] Remember to share your resolutions with friends so that they hold you accountable. ^_^

2014 is already shaping up to be an excellent year for events! Start the year off right with this year's first Thirsty Thursday, don't forget to apply for Spring Funding for your Student Group and join in the first ever GradConvos event!
It's a brand new year, embrace it!
Fumiko Chino

This Week (1/06-1/12)

1. Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) Project Team Applications and Info Sessions
When: Weds, January 8th and Thurs, January 9th: both at 5:30PM
Location: Hudson Hall 216 (Weds)
Rubenstein 153 (Thurs)
Cost: Free, Pizza Provided
Contact: Jen
DISI is a graduate student group that provides pro-bono consulting and technology services for social organizations. We are searching for graduate students of all disciplines who are interested in becoming a Project Manager or Project Innovator starting next semester. In Fall 2013, we had 12 interdisciplinary teams of 79 graduate students working on consulting projects ranging from business development strategy, social media strategy, and impact evaluations for nonprofit and social organizations across North Carolina. Come out to an info session (FREE PIZZA) the first week of the semester, check out our upcoming Spring projects, and submit an application today!

2. GPSC EVENT: Thirsty Thursday at Alivia's
When: Thurs, January 9th: starting at 9:00PM
Location: Alivia's Durham Bistro
Register: None required.
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
School is back in session! And so is Thirsty Thursday! Come share a tasty beverage with your Duke friends, because there isn't an excuse not to. As always, bring your Duke ID in order to obtain drink tickets!

3. LIVE FOR LIFE @ Duke HealthCheck
When: Fri, January 10th: 10:00AM-4:00PM
Location: Allen Building 103A
RSVP: Call 919-684-3136 option #1 to schedule an appointment
HealthCheck is a free, confidential health assessment. Spend approximately 20 minutes with a LIVE FOR LIFE nurse and discover all the positive health habits you develop strategies for those you may want to change. Have your total cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, weight, and body mass index measured. A computerized report provides feedback on your current health measures and health practices. A nurse will help you get started on small changes to improve your health. Duke employees eligible for health care benefits may participate annually. Call 919-684-3136 option #1 to schedule an appointment at this mobile location or to set up an appointment on a day more convenient for you.

4. Dancing at the Gardens: Swing
When: Sat, January 11th: 7:00-11:00PM
Location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Cost: Buy advance tickets HERE. $10; $8 Gardens members & students/Duke staff
Contact: Sara Smith
Enjoy this rare opportunity to dance on the gorgeous wood floors of the Doris Duke Center's Kirby Horton Hall. Swing at the Gardens will feature DJs playing classic-style East Coast swing.Each dance will begin with a one-hour beginner lesson at 7 p.m., which is free with admission and open to people of all ages (16+). The lesson will provide you with basic moves that will serve you all night. You do not need any dance experience, nor exceptional grace or stamina, nor even a partner, just enthusiasm. You may dress up or come in jeans, but please wear low-heeled leather-soled shoes to protect your knees and our floor. Advance tickets may be purchased with cash, check or credit card. At the door, admission must be purchased with cash/check only. You may also purchase tickets at The Scrap Exchange: 919-688-6960.

5. Nasher Museum Film Screening: Trilogy: A Night of Prophecy
When: Sun, January 12th: 3:00-4:00PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art
Cost: FREE
Contact: Wendy Hower Livingston
Film screening of artist Amar Kanwar's Trilogy: A Night of Prophecy (2002, 77 minutes) and Trilogy: To Remember (2003, 8 minutes)

Next Week (1/13-1/19)

6. Financial Basics for Clinical Research
When: Mon, January 13th: 9:00-11:00AM
Location: Erwin Square Building, Rm 837
Participants will gain a broad understanding of the financial concepts associated with the life cycle of a clinical research study, including understanding why an Internal Cost Assessment is useful, how the preferred payment terms within the contract become important in the collection of monies on a study, and interpreting what a financial report may tell you about the study's progress.

7. GPSC Event: GPSC Spring Student Group Funding Cycle
When: Application OPEN NOW
Applications due Tues, January 14th at noon
Contact: Abigail LaBella
Applications for the spring funding cycle are OPEN. To be eligible for student group funding, groups need to be affiliated with DukeGroups and have a fundcode issued by UCAE. For full guidelines and details on affiliating see the GPSC funding website. The application can be found HERE.

8. Converting a CV to a Resume for Graduate Students
When: Tues, January 14th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Bio Sci 130
Registration Required: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Non-academic employers typically request that applicants provide a focused 1-2 page resume instead of a more exhaustive CV. What are the essential accomplishments to include in a resume? How do you identify the relevant qualifications that highlight the best of what you have to offer? In this workshop you'll learn how to convert your CV into a focused, tailored resume that creates a compelling depiction of your significant skills and experiences. You'll discover the differences between a resume and CV while gaining knowledge about how to demonstrate a strong professional presence.

9. Career Fair Prep for Graduate Students
When: Weds, January 15th: 10:00-11:30AM
Location: Soc Psych 127
Registration Required: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Attending a Career Fair could potentially be overwhelming with numerous employers and hundreds of students interested in seeing the same companies. This session will provide strategies and direction to Master's and Ph.D. students wanting to make the most of the Career & Summer Opportunities Fair on Jan. 23.

10. GPSC Event: GradConvos
When: Weds, January 15th: 8:00-9:30PM
Location: GPSC House: 306 Alexander Ave, Durham, NC
RSVP: email, or via Facebook link above
Contact: Aaron Towers
GradConvos is a community of Duke graduate and professional students who foster a deeper sense of connection through honest conversation about the graduate school experience. This event will be an introduction to how GradConvos functions with an invitation to continue attending future events. Your mind will be stimulated by watching a TED talk followed by conversation on topics such as happiness, vulnerability, creativity, stress, self-confidence. All are welcome, but for this event we only have space for 50 students.

11. The Politics of Money: In Search of Democracy
When: Fri, January 17th: 4:00-6:00PM
Location: West Duke 101
Contact: Dirk Philipsen
Author, activitist, and correspondent for The Nation William Greider will speak at the Kenan Institute of Ethics. A dinner will follow for those interested in continuing the conversation. For more information, contact Dirk Philipsen.

12. Fremont Rural Health Clinic
When: Sat, December 21st: 7:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Fremont, NC (107 East Ward Street)
Contact: Fremont Rural Health Clinic
Join us at the Fremont clinic, a student-run free clinic in rural Fremont, NC. Medical students provide basic care including chronic disease management, acute care, physicals, etc., under the supervision of a local physician. Transportation provided.

Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

Duke Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk
When: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN; Race day is Sat, March 22nd: check in at 7:00AM
Location: Al Buehler Trail, Duke Forest
Cost: Non-timed walk/run: $25, Timed run: $30 (Save $5 by pre-registering)
Registration: HERE
Contact: Fatima Rangwala, MD
Mark your calendars! The Duke Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal Cancers Program is hosting its 1st Annual 5K Run/Walk in honor and celebration of those whose lives have been touched by colorectal cancer. Together we can make a difference with your support and involvement. Race day is March 22nd, 2014.

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home: TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS
When: Every Tuesday 6:00-7:00PM and Every Thursday 6:00-7:00PM and 7:00-8:00PM
Location: Durham County Youth Home
Contact: MEDMentors
MEDMentors is an all volunteer, student led service organization founded by Duke University School of Medicine that aims to promote the long-term health and rehabilitation of adolescents at Durham's juvenile detention facility by providing health education, one-on-one tutoring, literacy classes, and job skills training several times a week. MEDMentors involves students from many different Duke graduate and professional schools. We're always open to volunteers from within the greater Duke Graduate School Community and would LOVE to add new members. A criminal background check and some simple paperwork is required before you volunteer.

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