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(Melting) Castles in the snow.
It was a four-day weekend for most of Duke... I stayed inside but my FB page was full of adorable snowmen and snow forts! I hope everyone got to appreciate their time off because we have got a FULL WEEK ahead of us!!!
First up this week, the GPSC GA will be electing this year's Young Trustee; come out and hear their speeches!
Next there is a Masquerade Mask Decorating event... why, you ask? You'll need that mask for Saturday's Masquerade Ball (aka the GPSC Winter Formal). Dress to the nines and dance the night away!
Last but not least, this week is the famous Duke Library Party, a Cabaret themed good time packed with music and food.
So many incredible events... so little time!
This Week (2/17-2/23)
1. FREE Film Screening & Discussion: ‘The Dialogue’
When: Mon, February 17th: 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: West Duke Building, Room 108B
Contact: John Rash
Screening of the film ‘The Dialogue’ about a group of American students and Chinese students who travel together across China. Panel discussion will immediately follow the film and will focus on the topic of intercultural relations. This is especially relevant when considering the international student population expected at Duke Kunshan University starting fall semester 2014. Event is free and food will be provided.
2. 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.
3. Ph.D. & Master's Virtual Career Fair
When: Weds, February 19th
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!
4. Academic Culture at Duke Kunshan University and in China
When: Weds, February 19th: 5:30-6:30 PM
Location: Duke Divinity School, Westbrook 0012
Contact: John Rash
DKU Executive Vice Chancellor Mary Brown Bullock in conversation with Duke administrators Nora Bynum (Vice Provost for DKU and China Initiatives), Jim Roberts (Executive Vice Provost for Finance and Administration), and students John Rash (MFA-EDA ’14) and Nick Balkissoon (A&S ’15) about higher education in China and the unique role Duke Kunshan University will play as a American-style university opening inside China. Free and open to all, refreshments provided.
5. 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’.
6. Interview Preparation Workshop
When: Thurs, February 20th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Bio Sci 130
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 need to have an upcoming interview to attend this workshop.
When: Thurs, February 20th: 6:00-9:30 PM
Location: Fuqua, Gross Hall 3rd Floor, Winter Garden
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.
8. 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!
9. 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.
10. Hoi Polloi: Republic
When: Thur-Sat February 20-22 at 8:15PM
Sunday Matinee February 23 at 3:15PM
Wed-Sat February 26 – March 1 at 8:15PM
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.
11. Graduate Student Shabbat
When: Fri, February 21st: starting at 6:15PM
Location: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
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!
12. Graduate Christian Fellowship Large group and Meal
When: Fri, February 21st: starting at 6:00PM
Location: Duke Chapel Basement Kitchen
Cost: $5 suggested donation for dinner
We meet at 6:00pm, Friday, 21st February, in the Chapel Basement for dinner, followed by our meeting at 7pm. Our Speaker this week will be Roger Otero, pastor of Greenleaf Vineyard Church. As always, there is a suggested donation of $5 for dinner. We are looking forward to seeing you all!
13. eno Magazine Art Crawl
When: Fri, February 21st: starting at 6:00PM
Location: The Scrap Exchange
Cost: FREE ... but you are encouraged to bring new or used art supplies to the Scrap Exchange
Contact: Maria Klushina
Scope out local artists and create some pieces of your own at eno Magazine's Art Crawl. Participants will TAKE pictures of themselves while visiting five galleries, UPLOAD them pictures to Facebook, TAGGING eno Magazine and the galleries in these photos. At the end of the night, image(s) with the most "likes" will WIN a prize. Evening ends at the West End Wine bar!
14. 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.
15. DISI Skillshare: Data Analytics by KPMG
When: Sat, February 22nd 11:00AM-2:00PM
Location: Gross Hall 102C
Contact: Candice Jansen
Mr. Rajiv Dulepet and Dr. John Lee will lead an interactive workshop on the power of data to help solve social problems and how data makes us rethink problems of social innovation using examples from their work with KPMG. Lunch will be provided.
16. GPSC Event: GPSC Masquerade Ball
When: Sat, February 22nd: 10:00PM-2:00AM
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!
17. 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.
Next Week (2/24-3/02)
18. DukeENVENT Club Launch
When: Tues, February 25th: 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!
19. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile and Connecting Professionally
When: Weds, February 26th: 9:00-10:30AM
Location: Bio Sci 155
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.
20. GPSC Event: GradConvos #ScienceFail
When: Weds, February 26th: 8:00-9:30PM
Location: GPSC House
RSVP: Via FaceBook or email
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. The conversation topic #ScienceFail will be introduced through the stories of two Duke Graduate students: Rachael Bloom and Jack Zhou. They will be reprising their stories told last month at the Morehead Planetarium (#ScienceFail event cosponsored by the Monti & Scientist with Stories). Following their stories we will have an engaging conversation on how we relate to failure and success in grad school.
21. Graduate Student Drop-in Advising on West Campus
When: Fri, February 28th: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Bryan Center - UCAE Student Life Conference Room
Contact: Career Center
Come by to have your Resume, CV, or Cover Letter reviewed in a 15-minute session. No appointment necessary!
22. 18th Annual PILF Auction & Gala
When: Sat, March 1st: starting at 6:00PM
Location: Durham Convention Center
Cost: $20 Presale/$25 at the Door
Contact: Chad Turner
Join us for the Annual PILF Auction & Gala! Students, Faculty, Alumni, Family, and Friends are all invited to help support students involved in public interest and government work. Both silent and live auctions will be conducted for fantastic items including autographed Duke memorabilia, local restaurant and business gift certificates, a law lot parking pass, dinners with professors, and so much more!
Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more
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
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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