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This Week (1/13-1/19)

1. Financial Basics for Clinical Research

2. GPSC Event: GPSC Spring Student Group Funding Cycle

3. Converting a CV to a Resume for Graduate Students

4. DISI Project Innovator Applications Final Deadline!

5. Career Fair Prep for Graduate Students

6. GPSC Event: GradConvos

7. The Politics of Money: In Search of Democracy

8. Fremont Rural Health Clinic

Next Week (1/20-1/26)

9. MLK Service Day Project: “Service, Vocation, and Leadership”

10. GPSC Event: General Assembly Meeting

11. GPSC Event: GPSC Luncheon Series- Career and Professional Development

12. Career & Summer Opportunities Fair

13. Graduate Student Shabbat

Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

Duke Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

Farmhand Work Day at Prodigal Farm is a chance to hang out with goats, eat some cheese, and volunteer with local farmers at Prodigal Farms in Rougemont, NC! The next work day is Saturday, January 18th.
FREE Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
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Let's get Duke Basketball back on track!
Cameron Crazies,
Word on the street is that the FIRST 100 WALK-UP students will be admitted immediately to tonight's basketball game! Even if you don't have season tickets, you should come out and cheer on the team; we've had a rough start but -with your enthusiastic voices- we can BRING IT BACK.

Also this week, it's your last chance to apply for Spring Funding, turn in your application to become a DISI Project Innovator and sign up to volunteer for MLK Service Day.
The semester is just starting! Get involved now.
Fumiko Chino

P.S The GPSC logo contest is still going on! Please email your submissions to by Monday, January 20th and remember to follow Duke trademark guidelines.

This Week (1/13-1/19)

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) Project Innovator Applications Final Deadline!
When: Applications due by Tues, January 14th by 5:00PM
Applications: HERE
Contact: Jen
DISI is a graduate student group that provides pro-bono consulting and technology services for social organizations. 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. Submit an application to become a Project Innovator by January 14th, 5pm!

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.

Next Week (1/20-1/26)

9. MLK Service Day Project: “Service, Vocation, and Leadership”
When: Mon, January 20th: 9:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Check-in at Fuqua [Service at Genesis Home (downtown Durham), Discussion at Fuqua]
Register: HERE
Contact: Andrea Readhimer
Take a break from beginning of the year activities and collaborate with your peers to volunteer in the community. Join Fuqua’s Black & Latino MBA Organization (BLMBAO), Net Impact Club, South Asian Business Club (INDUS), and other Duke University students to commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. and others committed to their communities by participating in our MLK Service Day Project, “Service, Vocation, and Leadership”.

10. GPSC Event: First General Assembly Meeting of the Year
When: Tues, January 21st: 6:30-8:00PM
Location: Westbrook 0016
Contact: Shannon O'Connor
Join us for the first GA Meeting of 2014. This meeting is mandatory for reps (or their proxies), to be eligible to vote for Young Trustee; our speakers will be the current young trustees, Malik Burnett and Kate Duch! Try to arrive at 6:15 to get food (free!) and sign in. The meeting is open to all. All GA representatives who cannot come must send a proxy.

When: Tues, January 21st: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Grace's Cafe in Trent Hall
Cost: FREE, Free Lunch will be provided!
Registration: Space is very limited! To register, please write an email entitled "Luncheon Registration-Jan. 21", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators, to
Contact: Yilin Liu
This luncheon will feature Dr. Melissa Bostrom, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development. For the past five years, Melissa has served as Director of Graduate Academic and Professional Development at North Carolina State University. At Duke, she will play a key leadership role in helping the Graduate School to create and implement a strategic vision for graduate student professional development. This lunch will be an informal opportunity to learn about campus resources from Dr. Melissa Bostrom and to make suggestions for future professional and career development programming. Duke Graduate School students can take advantage of a wealth of career and professional development resources focused specifically on their needs as research master’s and doctoral students. Because Duke is in the vanguard of its peer institutions in providing these resources, they give Duke graduate alumni a competitive edge on the job market, whether our alumni are seeking positions in academia, business, government, or nonprofit.

12. Career & Summer Opportunities Fair
When: Thurs, January 23rd: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Wilson Recreation Center (Basketball Courts)
List of employers attending: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Employer representatives (some of whom may be Duke alumni) from many sectors, including business, technology, education, government, and non-profit, will be participating. If you're a Duke University student looking for a summer internships or full-time employment, you're invited to attend. Be sure to bring your resume!

13. Graduate Student Shabbat
When: Fri, January 24th: starting at 6:15PM
Location: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Cost: FREE
RSVP Required: HERE
Contact: Daniel Reichman
We are excited to have our very first Friday night for graduate and professional students! All post-undergraduate students and their guests are invited to come enjoy the evening. We will be having services and dinner and have also secured Dr. Eric Meyers to come speak. Dr. Meyers is a renown Jewish archeologist and a professor at Duke for 35 years. He will be speaking on the topic, "Why the destruction of the temple was good for the Jews". We sincerely hope you can come join us!

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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