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Super Bowl Sunday recovery.
I'll admit to not watching the Super Bowl this Sunday [Now the Puppy Bowl? Let's talk.] but I heard it was a blowout. I hope everyone got home safe... after reading this fascinating NEJM piece about car crashes on Super Bowl Sunday I started avoiding "unnecessary night driving on Super Bowl Sunday." ^_^
It's an exciting upcoming week with another Duke Basketball special admission deal (bring one guest with your Duke ID), see details below. Also check out this month's GPSC Events Snapshot, so you can start planning your month!
On deck this week, it's a Bollywood themed Thirsty Thursday, a Silent Auction for a good cause, and your chance to put your dancing shoes on at Duke Gardens.
Keep on rocking!
P.S For those New Year's Resolution-ers keeping track at home, this month's non-school book is Atul Gawande's The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. Hope everyone is keeping up with their resolutions!
Duke Basketball News: ACC SPECIAL: Men's Basketball Guest Game vs. Wake Forest!
Contact: Duke Basketball Commitee
ALL Graduate and Professional Students with a Valid ID are invited to bring an adult guest along to watch Duke take on the Deacons on Tuesday, February 4 at 9:00pm! ALL GUESTS MUST BE ADULTS (18+ YEARS OF AGE).
We urge those wishing to take advantage of this great offer to ARRIVE EARLY! Wristband distribution will begin at the Graduate Student entrance to Cameron two (2) hours prior to tipoff on a first-come-first-served basis! One valid Duke Graduate Student ID can bring in one adult guest. All guests (adults) must be present for wristbands to be distributed.
For further information on Men's Basketball policies please consult the Duke GPSC Basketball site.
GPSC News: February 2014 Events Snapshot
Contact: Student Life Co-Chairs
Here's an overview of the GPSC events taking place this month! You'll notice that we're having more events at the GPSC House located at 306 Alexander Ave. on Central Campus. In addition to street parking and nearby Central Campus parking, the house is accessible via the Duke C2 bus route. We are hard at work trying to turn the house into a great gathering place for all Graduate and Professional students. So come to an event, check out the house, and let us know what you'd like to see us do with it!
This Week (2/03-2/09)
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. Networking Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Weds, February 5th: 10:00 -11:30AM
Location: Allen 318
Contact: Career Center
Graduate students frequently report that face-to-face networking feels uncomfortable, inauthentic, or both. Because you will work with others for most of your working life, your ability to build and maintain productive relationships is foundational. In this highly interactive workshop you will learn and practice how to create conversation with people you don't know learn networking norms and strategies, and identify effective ways to follow up to create and sustain mutually beneficial professional relationships.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. Fourth Annual Sports & Entertainment Law Symposium
When: Fri, February 7th: 8:30AM-5:30PM
Location: School of Law Room 3041
Contact: Abe Benavides
Please join the Sports and Entertainment Law Society for our Fourth Annual Symposium as we discuss current legal issues in the sports and entertainment industries. Several attorneys, faculty members, agents, and legal advisers will serve as panelists, lead Q-and-A sessions, and foster academic debate. The symposium also offers students a venue to meet and network with professionals working in the types of careers they would like to pursue.
9. Graduate Christian Fellowship Meeting and Meal
When: Fri, February 7th: starting at 6:00PM
Location: Duke Chapel Basement Kitchen
Cost: $5 suggested donation for dinner
You are welcome to join us for our Large Group meal this week, Friday 6pm in the chapel basement kitchen, meeting to follow at 7pm. Our speaker will be Nick Troester, and he will be talking about christianity and human rights. Bring a $5 suggested donation for dinner.
10. MBA Games Live & Silent Auction
When: Fri, February 7th: 10:00AM–6:30PM (Silent Auction), 7:00-8:00PM (Live Auction)
Location: Fuqua School of Business, Fox Center
Contact: Loree Lipstein
All graduate and professional students are invited to join Fuqua on Friday 2/7 for the annual live and silent auction to benefit the Special Olympics of North Carolina. Silent auction items will be on display and open for bidding from 10am – 6:30pm, feel free to stop by throughout the day. Some of this year’s exciting items include a beach house rental in the Virgin Islands, Duke sports-related items, local restaurants and activities and more! Don’t miss this chance to win great items while supporting a great cause!
11. Dancing at the Gardens: Tango
When: Sat, February 8th: 7:00-11:00PM
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.
Next Week (2/10-2/16)
12. Economics behind love and relationships
When: Mon, February 10th: 7:30-9:30PM
Location: Social Sciences 119
Contact: Faisal Khan
Dan Ariely is a behavioral economics professor and will be speaking as part of the Markets and Management Studies Speaker series.
13. Job Search Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Weds, February 12th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse Classroom B177, Bay 6 1st floor
Contact: Career Center
Looking for a job can be overwhelming, especially when you're not sure what the steps in the process look like. This workshop is designed to demystify the job search process by helping students to learn how to assess and identify their skill set, plan a targeted search, conduct informational interviews and build an actionable job search plan. Students will leave this session with resources for where and how to look for jobs and a clear next step for them to take in their own job search.
14. 2014 Duke Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference
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.
15. GPSC Event: Trivia Night
When: Thurs, February 13th: starting at 7:00PM (tentative)
Location: TBD (on campus, look in next week's GPSC News)
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Did you miss trivia night last time around? Now's your chance to get in on the action! This time we'll have more space and more food (and BETTER SOUND), so come on out with your friends and test your general knowledge of facts we don't really need to know! Check next week's GPSC News and the Facebook event page for time and location updates.
16. CLG Series: Know Where You Are-History of Durham
When: Thurs, February 13th: 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: International House
The more you know about the place you live, the better you can enjoy your life here. Learn about Durham's rich history and culture and get some travel tips in and around Durham! Michael Verville, historian at Museum of Durham History, will tell us the story of Durham. Part of the "Connect.Learn.Grow" series.
17. GPSC Event: LDOC Shirt Design
When: Submissions due by Fri, February 14th at 11:59PM
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!
18. 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.
19. 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.
Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more
New this Week! The Duke University Asia Business Conference
When: Registration is NOW OPEN; Conference is Wed, February 19th: 12:45-7:00 PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business (Geneen Auditorium)
Contact: Serena Yeung
The Duke University Asia Business Conference is a university-wide conference that aims to educate participating students and professionals on the evolving business opportunities in the Asian markets. This year, our Keynote Speakers include David Taylor (Group President, P&G Global Health & Grooming) and Qingtong Zhou (Chief Strategy Officer, Lenovo). Distinguished business leaders from finance, consulting, high-tech, healthcare, and other industries will also join us as panelists or presenters. The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Sustainable Growth of Asia’.
New this Week! 2014 Library Party: Life is a Cabaret
When: UPCOMING Fri, February 21st: 9:00PM-Midnight
Location: Perkins Library
Contact: Stephanie Tsimis
After a year on hiatus, the Library Party is back! The Library Party is an annual upscale event open to the entire Duke community. For one night only, Perkins will be transformed into a French cabaret with free food, beer + wine, and music (The John Brown Band in Von der Heyden and a DJ in the Link). The event typically draws more than 3,000 graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, and faculty and is a unique Duke tradition you won’t want to miss.
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.
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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