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It's been as cold as ICE outside.
Here's hoping you've been staying warm in this most recent iteration of the POLAR VORTEX... Durham hasn't seen a winter this bone chilling for a while. For those new to Duke, we SWEAR this is abnormally cold.
Great job at setting a graduate and professional student record at Cameron this past weekend! We had well over ONE THOUSAND grad students (and their guests) to cheer on Coach K for his 900th win!
Mark your calendars this week, it's the ever popular GPSC Bar Crawl, expand your horizons by attending the History Conference and make up for chillaxing through your MLK day by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.
Crawling back under the heated blanket now...
P.S The LDOC t-shirt contest is still going on! Read below for more info about it and for changes to your email coming soon.
Duke News: Students, your email is changing starting Feb. 3rd
Contact: OIT Service Desk
Students will transition to a new email system beginning Feb. 3 as part of Duke's move to Microsoft Office 365, a cloud-based service that will provide increased mailbox size and an improved web interface. Email will be accessible through a web browser or using recent Microsoft Outlook clients, but some configuration changes will be necessary. Students should watch their inboxes for notification in advance of their scheduled move date and for specific instructions. For details, visit mail.duke.edu
GPSC News: GPSC LDOC Shirt Design Competition
Contact: Student Life Co-Chairs
In just three short months, we'll be ready for the annual Last Day of Classes (LDOC) celebration! Last year, GPSC held the first ever LDOC event just for graduate and professional students. This year it will be bigger and better (more FREE food and t-shirts), and we want YOU to design the shirt! Click here to submit your shirt design by February 14th at 11:59 pm. The winning designer will be guaranteed a shirt, regardless of when they show up to the event on April 23rd. Wouldn't you love to see your fellow students walking around in the shirt you designed? Have fun!
This Week (1/27-2/02)
1. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile & Connecting Professionally for Graduate Students
When: Tues, January 28th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Biological Sciences 130
Registration Required: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Do you have a LinkedIn profile? Do you actually use it or fully understand all of LinkedIn's capabilities? If not, attend this "LinkedIn 101" workshop, and learn how to create a meaningful profile and connect with professionals and companies as you network and conduct your job search.
2. Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators (DISI) All-Club Meeting
When: Weds, January 29th: 6:00-7:00PM
Location: Sanford 03
DISI is a graduate student group that provides pro-bono consulting and technology services for social organizations. This Spring 2014, we have 12 interdisciplinary teams of 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. We are having our first All-Club meeting on Wednesday, January 29th from 6-7pm, everyone interested in learning more about DISI is invited. PIZZA will be served.
3. FREE Film: UN Women Screening of "Half the Sky"
When: Weds, January 29th: starting at 7:00PM
Location: John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute
Contact: Zoe Bambery
Please join the North Carolina Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women and DCID on Wednesday, January 29, at 7:00 PM at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University for a screening of the film Half the Sky followed by a discussion with special guest Raquel Lagunas, Senior Advisor on gender and institutional development, at the UNDP, Bureau of Development Policy, Gender Team, in New York.
4. The Veritas Forum
When: Weds, January 29th: starting at 7:30PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Dr. Rosalind Picard, Founder and Director of the Affective Computing Research Group at the MIT Media Laboratory, will be speaking at the 2014 Veritas Forum at Duke University. Dr. Picard’s research focuses on robot recognition of human emotions, and her work has led to an expansion into autism research and the development of devices that could help humans recognize nuances in human emotions. At this event, Dr. Picard will draw on her research as well as her Christian faith to discuss what makes human beings unique from robots. She will be interviewed by Dr. Michael Gustafson, “Dr. G,” Duke Professor of the Practice of Electrical and Computer Engineering. This event is free for all Duke students, faculty, and staff, with tickets available at the door.
5. GPSC Event: Winter Bar Crawl
When: Thurs, January 30th: 8:30PM-2:00AM
Location: Main Street, Durham, NC (Locations below!)
RSVP: None Required
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
Join other Duke graduate and professional students and stumble down Main Street during GPSC's annual Winter Bar Crawl. Here's the current lineup, subject to change:
8:30 - West End Wine Bar
9:30 - Triangle Pint and Plate
10:30 - Satisfaction (big beers!)
11:30 - Devine's (this might change)
12:30 - Alivia's
Make sure you check the Facebook page for any updates. Come for part of the crawl or stay for the whole thing!
6. Graduate Student Drop-In Advising on West Campus
When: Fri, January 31th: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Allen 318
Contact: Career Center
Come by to have your Resume, CV, or Cover Letter reviewed in a 15-minute session. No appointment necessary!
7. 2014 Graduate Student History Conference
When: Fri, January 31th: 8:15AM-6:30PM
Location: Friedl Building
RSVP: None Required
Contact: Mandy Cooper
This year's annual Graduate Student History Conference "Rethinking Resources as a Dimension of Historical Agency" will take place in Friedl Hall. A luncheon on digital history will led by Dr. Laurent Dubois, and the event will culminate with a lecture delivered by Dr. William Sewell.
8. Duke Chinese Students and Scholars Association Chinese Spring Festival Gala
When: Fri, January 31st: 6:00-8:30PM
Location: Love Auditorium, LSRC
Cost: FREE to attend and FREE dinner!
Contact: Yilin Liu
DCSSA is hosting Spring Festival Gala to celebrate the Lunar New Year and share traditional Chinese culture on Jan 31st, 2014. Hearty and free reunion dinner, provided by authentic restaurant will be served from 6:00 pm before the Spring Festival show, during which winner prizes of the cooking contest will be distributed. Come and join us in celebrating the Year of the Horse!
9. Duke Grad and Professional Habitat for Humanity Workday
When: Sat, February 1st: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Location: Durham, NC
RSVP: Email Andre by Wednesday January 29
Contact: Andre Van Rynbach
Come build houses for Habitat for Humanity with other graduate and professional students! The volunteer shifts are on February 1 from 8:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Sign up by emailing Andre by Wednesday January 29 indicating which shift you would like to volunteer. Those who sign up will receive an email by Thursday with other pertinent details including directions to the worksite and information about carpooling. Lunch will be provided at the site. Co-Sponsored by GPSC.
Next Week (2/03-2/09)
10. GradX Talks - Call for abstracts!
When: APPLICATIONS ARE DUE Mon, February 3rd: midnight
The Graduate School and the Society of Duke Fellows invite you to participate in the second annual Duke GradX talks, an event showcasing graduate research, on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 3-6pm, as part of Graduate Student Appreciation Week. Students are invited to share their research in a fast-paced and engaging format inspired by TED and TEDx talks. Rather than showcasing finished projects, we ask presenters to share a defining question that they are driven to investigate or explore further in the short time frame of 5-6 minutes. If you are interested in becoming a GradX presenter, please submit a one-sentence research question and a 200 word abstract HERE by February 3rd, 2014 - this opportunity is open to doctoral and research master's students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences only.
11. Black History Month Film Screening and Discussion
When: Mon, February 3rd: 6:30 -8:30PM
Location: Fuqua (Lilly classroom)
Contact: Andrea Readhimer
The Black and Latino MBA Organization (BLMBAO) and Net Impact Clubs at Fuqua invite you to their Black History Month Film Screening and Discussion on Monday, February 3rd, 6:30 to 8:30 PM at Fuqua (Lilly classroom). Our guest panelists are Isaac Green, Duke University graduate, Columbia Business School MBA, and President & CEO of Piedmont Investment Advisors, LLC, and Phil Freelon, renowned architect and founder and President of The Freelon Group, Inc. Registration is free of charge. Please register via Campus Groups for an exciting event to kick off Black History Month.
12. The Art of Interviewing
When: Tues, February 4th: 9:00 -11:00AM
Location: Jones 143
Contact: Molly Starback
Prof. Justice is an executive coach and offers workshops on teaching and interviewing for future faculty. In this workshop, participants will learn ways to improve communication effectiveness during academic or industry interviews. Prof. Justice will help you: 1) Clarify the purpose of the job interview; 2) Reflect on when and how the interview actually "begins"; 3) Consider skills utilized to be successful before, during and after an interview; 4) Identify how personal fears and nerves impact people during an interview; 5) Learn and rehearse skills toward a successful interview from entrance to exit. The 2013-2014 Academic Job Search Series is co-sponsored by Postdoctoral Services, the Career Center, and the Graduate School.
13. Smackdown in Cameron
When: Weds, February 5th: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium
Join or Form a Team: HERE
Contact: Casey Roe
Are you ready for battle? This year's Green Devil Smackdown competition kicks off with the Smackdown in Cameron. Join the fun at Cameron Indoor Stadium and enjoy food, games, prizes, sumo wrestling, a photobooth and more! Rumor has it a Duke Men's Basketball player or two will be stopping by the recycling shoot out game. All staff, faculty and students are welcome. Join the facebook event.
14. GPSC Event: Thirsty Thursday Bollywood Style
When: Thurs, February 6th: 9:00PM-2:00AM
Location: Skewers on Main Street
Register: None required.
Cost: FREE with your DUKE ID
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
GPSC and the Joint Youth Organization of Indians at Duke are co-hosting Thirsty Thursday at Skewers Bar on Main Street in Durham. Join us for Bollywood-style dancing, cheap beer and hookah.
15. Duke Interdisciplinary Social Innovators - Project Management 101 w/ Professor Bob Barnes
When: Fri, February 7th: 1:30PM-2:30PM
Location: TBD (email DISI)
Professor Bob Barnes to lead an interactive workshop on tips and strategies to successfully manage a project. Professor Barnes’ vast industry and consulting knowledge will help inform future project managers who are interested in learning more concrete tips for leading a project team. We plan for this event to end in a networking session with snacks and refreshments. This event is open to all graduate and professional students.
16. Dancing at the Gardens: Tango
When: Sat, February 8th: 17:00-11:00PM
Location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Cost: $10; $8 Gardens members & students/Duke staff, through noon on Feb. 7. Thereafter: $12 for all; $5 student rush
Contact: Sara Smith
Enjoy this rare opportunity to dance on the gorgeous wood floors of the Doris Duke Center's Kirby Horton Hall. Tango at the Gardens will feature DJs playing traditional and contemporary Argentine tango.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, all tickets must be purchased with cash/check only. Information/tickets: 919-668-1707.
Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more
New this Week! Duke Science Review Submissions
When: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN; Due date is Sat, February 15th
Contact: DSR Editorial Board
Duke Science Review is a campus-wide annual publication that aims to serve as an interdisciplinary forum where students, faculty, and clinicians at Duke can publish review articles across a wide range of disciplines. We’re now accepting submissions for our 2014 publication, and in addition to publication, top submissions will be eligible for prizes of $100+! Anyone interested in writing an article needs to submit a short proposal by February 15, 2014; they will only be asked to write the full article if accepted. Previously-written articles may also be submitted provided they haven’t been published elsewhere, but they may need to be edited for length and style; more details are available HERE.
New this Week! OIT Offers FREE Technology Training: in person & online
When: SIGN UP NOW for Classes this Semester
Cost: FREE for Duke students
Contact: OIT Training
Register now for the OIT Training Spring 2014 free technology seminars. Sessions include Sites@Duke (WordPress), iMovie, Excel, Prezi, WebEx and more. Also, check out the lynda online training library to access thousands of online tutorials.
2014 SBSI Conference - Shaping the Future Through Innovation
When: REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN; Conference is Wed, February 12th: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business
Cost: FREE for Duke students
Contact: Lena La
The 2014 Duke Sustainable Business & Social Impact (SBSI) conference “Shaping the Future Through Innovation” will feature a keynote address by Seth Goldman, Honest Tea President and TeaEO. Bart Houlahan, Co-Founder of B-Lab, will lead a closing conversation with Benefit Corporation (B-Corp) executives. Throughout the day, panel sessions will address innovations relevant to Corporate Social Responsibility, Education, Healthcare, Social Enterprise and Sustainability.
Summer Science Sleuths at Duke Summer Opportunity
When: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN; Due date is Sat, February 15th
Location: B234 LSRC
Compensation: $2000-$3000; campus housing provided
Contact: Christine Adamczyk, Program Director
Summer Science Sleuths at Duke is a two – week, recreational, science-based camp for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders from across the United States that seeks to connect science, medicine and everyday life through fun, hands-on activities. We are currently recruiting Science & Residential Program Coordinators as well as Science Camp Counselors, both instructional & residential to help lead activities. Positions for the 2014 camp include training and preparation for camp June 9- June 14. Applications on-line only.
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)
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
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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