GPSCNews: It's Valentine's Day y'all.


CONTENTS:
This Week (
2/10-2/16)

1. Duke Graduate Finance Club Spring Trading Game

2. Economics behind love and relationships

3. GPSC Event: GA Meeting

4. Ocean Policy Working Group Meeting

5. Job Search Workshop for Graduate Students

6. 2014 Duke Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference

7. GPSC Event: Trivia Night

8. CLG Series: Know Where You Are-History of Durham

9. GPSC Event: LDOC Shirt Design (Submissions Due)

10. Duke Science Review (Submissions Due)

11. Summer Science Sleuths at Duke Summer Opportunity (Applications Due)


Next Week (2/17-2/23)

12. GPSC Event: GA Meeting (Young Trustee Elections)

13. Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair

14. The Duke University Asia Business Conference

15. DukeENVENT Club Launch

16. Interview Preparation Workshop

17. StartUpConnect

18. GPSC Event: Masquerade Mask Decorating

19. FREE Film Screening: NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT

20. Hoi Polloi: Republic

21. Graduate Student Shabbat

22. 2014 Library Party: Life is a Cabaret

23. GPSC Event: GPSC Masquerade Ball

24. Dancing at the Gardens: Swing


Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

New this Week! Cabaret Culture in Paris - Two Exhibits!

OIT Offers FREE Technology Training

Duke Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home


To help protect personal property such as laptops, iPhones and bicycles, the Duke Crime Prevention Unit offers FREE engraving to all students.
FREE Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
Don Jon
Thurs, February 13th @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, February 16th @ 2:00PM
Kill Your Darlings
Fri, February 14th @ 7:00PM
Sat, February 15th @ 7:00PM
Prisoners
Thurs, February 20th @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, February 23rd @ 2:00PM
12 Years a Slave
Fri, February 21st @ 7:00PM
Sat, February 22nd @ 7:00PM
MIDNIGHT SING-ALONG: Chicago
Fri, February 21st @ 11:30PM

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Twenty questions? Nah, more like thirty six!
Clever compatriots,
Get ready for GPSC's 2nd Trivia Night, hosted by yours truly! We had such a good time last semester that we decided to bring back Trivia Night with a vengeance... more food, better sound, bigger space... we're hosting fantastic good times for you this Thursday! Come out with your friends (and your special someone) for a special Valentine's Day themed night!

Also on campus this week, Dan Ariely speaks about the ecomonics of LOVE, learn more about the History of Durham, and don't forget to submit your awesome design for GPSC's LDOC Shirt.
Let's go Duke!
Fumiko Chino

P.S For those of you who are looking for a good place to watch the Duke/UNC game on Wednesday, check out this!


This Week (2/10-2/16)


1. Duke Graduate Finance Club Spring Trading Game
When: Starting on Mon, February 10th
Register: HERE
Contact: Amy Zhao/Chuck Han
Duke Graduate Finance Club is hosting a stock-trading game for all Duke graduate/professional students. The game will span for 3 months over the online virtual trading platform Marketwatch. Participants are provided a fixed amount of virtual money on the first day, and pursue long and short stocks in the US market on a semi-real time basis during market hours only. At the end of the competition the portfolio values of each participant is ranked. Gift cards from Duke University stores will be awarded to the top 5 winners.

2. 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.

3. GPSC Event: General Assembly Meeting
When: Tues, February 11th: 6:30-8:30PM
Location: Westbrook 0016
Contact: Shannon O'Connor
Join us for the General Assembly meeting! This meeting is mandatory for reps (or their proxies), to be eligible to vote for Young Trustee; current Young Trustee Kate Duch will be speaking and we will also be working to improve our committee goals. 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.

4. Ocean Policy Working Group Meeting
When: Tues, February 11th: starting at 6:00PM
Location: A158, LSRC
Contact: Jaya Ghosh
Want to learn more about the oceans and meet others interested in the marine world? Come to the Ocean Policy Working Group's next meeting to hear about our upcoming events and see how you can get involved with this year's symposium, a film screening, the semiannual publication, and much more.

5. Job Search Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Weds, February 12th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse Classroom B177, Bay 6 1st floor
RSVP: HERE
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.

6. 2014 Duke Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference
When: Wed, February 12th: 9:00AM-5:00PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business
Cost: FREE for Duke students
Registration: HERE
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.

7. GPSC Event: Trivia Night
When: Thurs, February 13th: 6:30-8:30PM
Location: Sanford 04
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! Form a team with your special someone for this special Valentine's Day themed trivia night!

8. CLG Series: Know Where You Are-History of Durham
When: Thurs, February 13th: 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: International House
Contact: IHouse
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.

9. GPSC Event: LDOC Shirt Design
When: Submissions due by Fri, February 14th at 11:59PM
Contact: Student Life Co-Chairs
In less than three 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!

10. Duke Science Review Submissions
When: Applications due 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.

11. Summer Science Sleuths at Duke Summer Opportunity
When: Applications due 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.


Next Week (2/17-2/23)


12. GPSC Event: General Assembly Meeting
When: Tues, February 18th: 6:30-8:30PM
Location: Westbrook 0016
Contact: Shannon O'Connor
Join us for the General Assembly meeting! We will be electing the new Young Trustee during this meeting; reps must be personally present to vote on the election, proxies will not be able to vote. Try to arrive at 6:15 to get food (free!) and sign in. The meeting is open to all.

13. Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair
When: Weds, February 19th
Registration: HERE
Registered Employers: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Unique opportunity to meet Recruiters from 20+ global, national, entrepreneurial, and research organizations. Connect real-time with employers without leaving your home or office. Attend the fair online from anywhere! (After registering, upload your resume and employers will be able to view your profile.) The event is a great opportunity to interface with employers that doesn't require complicated logistics. Meet Recruiters Live Online...It's easy and efficient!

14. 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)
RSVP: HERE
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’.

15. DukeENVENT Club Launch
When: Wed, February 19th: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: A158, LSRC
Contact: Sriram Vepuri
Interested in environmental entrepreneurship? Attend the launch of DukeENVENT, a new community designed for entrepreneurs who share an interest in addressing environmental and social problems. Students, faculty, and staff from all corners of the school are invited to hear local venture capitalist Dave Kirkpatrick, MD and co-founder of SJF Ventures, discuss what he’s seeing in the environmental entrepreneurship space. Also, the launch will feature a fascinating demonstration of an “ideation session," which is a process anyone can use to generate powerful new ideas; come see how it works! Food and drink will be served in abundant amounts!

16. Interview Preparation Workshop
When: Thurs, February 20th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Bio Sci 130
Registration: HERE
Contact: Career Center
"Tell me about yourself. Tell me about a time when you demonstrated analytical skills for a complex project. Give me an example of when you used your strengths effectively?" Questions! Interviews are a time for you to tell your story and show how you can fit with and contribute to an organization. This workshop is designed to explain behavioral interviews which are interviews in which employers are determining how your past experience will predict your future performance and the process of preparing for them. Expect to discuss answering common interview questions along with conducting research for your interview, the importance of presentation, a framework for organizing your answers, and how to effectively follow up. Students do not have to have an upcoming interview to attend this workshop.

17. StartUpConnect
When: Thurs, February 20th: 6:00-9:30 PM
Location: Fuqua, Gross Hall 3rd Floor, Winter Garden
RSVP: HERE
Contact: Duke I&E
StartupConnect, an event hosted by the Duke University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, Department of Computer Science, Pratt School of Engineering, Career Center, UNC Minor in Entrepreneurship, Duke Start-Up Challenge, and Duke in Silicon Valley, brings students and employers together for networking and education.

18. GPSC Event: Masquerade Mask Decorating
When: Thurs, February 20th: 7:30-10:00PM
Location: GPSC House
Cost: FREE, with your Duke ID
Contact: Abbe LaBella
Planning to go to the Masquerade Winter Formal on Saturday 2/22? You will need a mask to get in, so come decorate one at the GPSC House! The Bridging GaPS committee will provide masks, feathers, rhinestones and more so you can be sure to have a phenomenal mask for the party. See you there!

19. FREE Film Screening: NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT
When: Thurs, February 20th: starting at 7:30PM
Location: Full Frame Theater, Power Plant Building
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Contact: Amy Unell
“Not Yet Begun to Fight” shows veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan undergoing an unusual but apt form of therapy. These warriors, hobbled by injuries and psychologically fragile, enter a program that treats the guy’s-guy pastime of fly-fishing as regenerative meditation. The directors, Shasta Grenier and Sabrina Lee, delicately find moments of openness in casual, lapidary interviews with five men at different points in recovery. Post-film Q&A with producer/director Sabrina Lee '91, moderated by Wesley Hogan, Director, Center for Documentary Studies.

20. Hoi Polloi: Republic
When: Thurs, February 20th: starting at 7:30PM
Location: ManBites Dog Theater
Cost: $17; $5 students (with ID) via ManBites Dog
Contact: Aaron Greenwald
Hoi Polloi creates full-throttle theatrical experiences that look at how Americans come together and how we fall apart. In that vein, the OBIE Award-winning company the New York Times lauded for their "audacity, invention, and talent" takes on the father of western philosophy's blueprint for nation-building: Plato's Republic. Artistic Director Alec Duffy, a Duke graduate, developed Republic over a two-year residency on campus; the result is an adventure that stimulates both the senses and the synapses. Funded, in part, with a Visiting Artist Grant from the Council for the Arts, Office of the Provost, Duke University, and support from the Department of Theater Studies at Duke University. Republic is a co-presentation of Duke Performances and Manbites Dog Theater.

21. Graduate Student Shabbat
When: Fri, February 21st: starting at 6:15PM
Location: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
RSVP: HERE
Contact: Daniel Reichman
Come join us for the second 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 dinner and then get to hear Dr. Barak Richman speak. Dr. Richman is a professor in the Law school and president of the Beth-El synagogue in Durham. Dr. Richman will be explaining and debunking The Triple Package, a new book on why some cultural groups flourish in the U.S. and others do not. We sincerely hope you can come join us!

22. 2014 Library Party: Life is a Cabaret
When: 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.

23. GPSC Event: GPSC Masquerade Ball
When: Sat, February 22nd: 10:00PM-2:00AM
Location: Parizade
Cost: $12 via flex, $15 cash at the door (flex site available soon)
Contact: GPSC Student Life Co-Chairs
Please join us for the annual GPSC Winter Formal at Parizade! Tickets are $12 via FLEX or $15 (cash only, exact change) at the door. The dress code is formal with masks REQUIRED: you may bring your own, make one at the GPSC House on Thursday 2/20, or buy one at the door. Your ticket gets you admission, three drink tickets, light hors d'oeuvres, and an evening of dancing!

24. Dancing at the Gardens: Swing
When: Sat, February 22nd: 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. 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, all tickets must be purchased with cash/check only. Information/tickets: 919-668-1707.


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

New this Week! Cheap Thrills: The Highs and Lows of Cabaret Culture in Paris (Two Exhibits)
When: Cheap Thrills: The Highs and Lows of Cabaret Culture in Paris, 1881-1939, on view at Perkins Library: February 18th-June 29th
Night in the City of Light: Paris’ Cabaret 1881-1914, on view at the Nasher Museum: February 15th-June 29th
Contact: Alexis Clark
This semester, PhD students from the department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies and the department of Music invite you to relive turn-of-the century Parisian cabaret through exhibits at both Perkins and the Nasher, and a host of special performances and screenings. The two exhibitions –which feature rare sheet music, posters, and illustrated periodicals stress the circulation of printed ephemera to the emergence of cabaret culture in the Parisian neighborhood of Montmartre. Featuring newly rearranged recordings of Cabaret songs by Duke Music graduate students in Duke’s New Music Ensemble ([dnme]), the exhibitions also reanimate the auditory experience of the cabaret, exploring how cabaret music served as an important pretext for creative exchange between visual artists, poets, dancers, musicians, and theatre performers. This music will be presented live in a series of three [dnme] performances in Von der Heyden Pavilion (February 21), Fullsteam Brewery (April 6), and Baldwin Auditorium (April 13). Website to be updated soon.

OIT Offers FREE Technology Training: in person & online
When: SIGN UP NOW for Classes this Semester
Cost: FREE for Duke students
Registration: HERE
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)
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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