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1. DukeENVENT Club Launch

2. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile and Connecting Professionally

3. Loan Counseling Session for Graduating Grad School Students

4. GPSC Event: GradConvos #ScienceFail

5. The Vagina Monologues

6. Hoi Polloi: Republic

7. KUUMBA: An Evening of Black Expression

8. Graduate Student Drop-in Advising on West Campus

9. Duke Grad and Professional Habitat for Humanity Workday

10. 18th Annual PILF Auction & Gala

Next Week (3/03-3/09)

11. FREE Film: Haitian Film Series "Fatal Assistance"

12. Rothschild Lecture: Carrie Mae Weems

13. Duke Men's Basketball vs. North Carolina

Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

New this Week! Badminton Tournament

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

Retro film fan? Check out the hilarious couplings at the Carolina Theatre's RetroFantasma Series. Next up? LABYRINTH back to back with LEGEND... both movies for $8.
FREE Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
The Book Thief
Thurs, February 27th @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, March 2nd @ 2:00PM
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Fri, February 28th @ 7:00PM
Sat, March 1st @ 7:00PM

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Hello graduate and professional students of Duke!

Thank you for selecting me as your Young Trustee, and for all the warm wishes! I wanted to send out a sincere invitation to email me with any thoughts or ideas you think the Young Trustee should know. Although my two year term does not begin until October, the preparation might as well begin now! As the first meeting approaches, I will schedule “office hours,” hoping to talk in person to anyone interested. Meanwhile, my email is

It has been a wonderful few years working as the GPSC VP, and I look forward to building a whole new relationship between GPSC and the Board of Trustees.
Shannon O'Connor

Career Center Survey (win $20 at Starbucks!)
Contact: Inderpreet Jalli
Help to improve our graduate and professional student community by taking a survey about the Duke Career Center! Students who complete the survey within the next week have the chance to win one of TWO $20 Starbucks gift cards!

This Week (2/24-3/02)

1. 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!

2. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile and Connecting Professionally
When: Weds, February 26th: 9:00-10:30AM
Location: Bio Sci 155
Registration: 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.

3. Loan Counseling Session for Graduating Grad School Students
When: Weds, February 26th: 4:00-5:00PM
Location: Perkins Library 217
Registration: HERE
Contact: Student Loans
During any of these sessions you will receive a detailed listing of your loans, information regarding the repayment options available to you, your rights and responsibilities, and helpful tips for managing your loan debt. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.

4. 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.

5. The Vagina Monologues
When: Weds, February 26th: 7:00-8:30PM
Location: Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater
Cost: (Advance) Full Price: $4; Student Tickets: Free
(Night of the show) Full Price: $10; Student Tickets: $6
Tickets: HERE
Contact: Maralis Mercado
Duke University in conjunction with the global V-Day Campaign presents Eve Ensler’s award winning play, The Vagina Monologues. With ensuing hilarity and poise, the piece celebrates women's sexuality and strength. All proceeds of this event will benefit the Durham Crisis Response Center, which works in the Durham community to end domestic and sexual violence through advocacy, education, support, and prevention. Doors open at 6:30pm.

6. Hoi Polloi: Republic
When: 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.

7. KUUMBA: An Evening of Black Expression
When: Thurs, February 27th: 7:30-9:00PM
Location: Mary Lou Williams Center, 101 Flowers Building
Cost: FREE
Contact: Ndidi Menkiti
Join the Black Graduate and Professional Students Association as we celebrate Black History Month with an an evening of music, poetry, fashion and food!

8. 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!

9. Duke Grad and Professional Habitat for Humanity Workday
When: Sat, March 1st: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Location: Durham, NC
RSVP: Email Andre by Wednesday February 29
Contact: Andre Van Rynbach
Come build houses for Habitat for Humanity with other graduate and professional students! The volunteer shifts are on March 1 from 8:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm - 3:30pm. Sign up by emailing Andre by Wednesday February 26 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.

10. 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!

Next Week (3/03-3/09)

11. FREE Film: Haitian Film Series "Fatal Assistance"
When: Mon, March 3rd: 5:30-9:00PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium
Cost: FREE
Contact: Jennifer Prather
Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck will be coming to the Nasher Museum of Art to share his film Fatal Assistance, which explores the complexity of reconstruction and the failures of international humanitarian aid in the wake of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. A light reception will begin at 5:30. A brief introduction of the filmmaker and the film will begin at 6:15, followed immediately by the film screening. The evening concludes with a discussion between Raoul Peck and author Jonathan Katz, with opportunity for audience Q & A. No tickets required. Parking is free in the Nasher Museum lot.

12. Rothschild Lecture: Carrie Mae Weems
When: Thurs, March 6th: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art
Contact: Wendy Hower Livingston
Artist Carrie Mae Weems gives a talk about her work. Based in Brooklyn and Syracuse, Weems is best known for her powerful and provocative photographs and videos that tell a story. She directly confronts stereotypes and confronts labels. This fall, Weems won a MacArthur "genius grant" Fellowship. The Nasher Museum acquired one of Weems' important early works, Ode to Affirmative Action, which traveled around the country as part of the exhibition The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl and is on view this spring as part of the contemporary exhibition Sound Vision.

13. Duke Men's Basketball vs. North Carolina
When: Sat, March 8th: starting at 9:00PM
Location: Cameron Indoor Stadium
Duke vs. UNC at Cameron... need we say more?!!?!?!!! Keep it crazy!

Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

New this Week! Badminton Tournament Welcomes Your Attendance!
When: Fri, March 28th and Fri, April 4th
Location: Card Gym (Wilson Recreation Center)
Registration: HERE
Cost: Member: free; Non-member: $5/person
Contact: Mimi Gong
Our "Duke International Badminton Club" is organizing a badminton tournament on the weekends of March 28th and April 4th (very possible to be on Friday 7 - 11 PM and Sunday 1 - 5 PM; if there are a lot of participants, we might be able to reserve the card gym for Saturday). We are planning for Men's Singles, Women's Singles, Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Mixed Doubles, though the availability in the end depends on the number of registered participants. Non club members can sign up at $5/event. There will be Champion, 2nd Place and 3rd Place for all events, with trophy cup and shuttles as prizes.

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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