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CONTENTS:
This Week (2/25-3/3)

1. 50th Anniversary of Black Student Presence at Duke

2. Gardens Survey; WIN an iPad Mini

3. Income Tax Workshop

4. Duke GradX

5. The Teenage Paparazzo Experience

6. Global Engagement Program

7. Theology on Tap

8. Science Policy Speaker Series

9. Elements of Assertiveness

10. Peace Corps World Fair

11. Graduate Christian Fellowship Large Group and Meal

12. Duke Grad & Professional Habit for Humanity Workday

13. Duke Global Brigades - Run for a Change 5k


Next Week (3/4-3/10)

14. Duke PA Program Bone Marrow and Blood Drive

15. EGSC/GPSC Student Seminar Series

16. Theology on Tap

17. The Equinoxalizer 4 Miler

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Classy Colleagues!
Since the Academy Awards are still fresh on everyone's mind, I decided to highlight that many of the movies nominated for and winners of Academy Awards are playing for FREE! Check out the Free Movie section of the GPSCNews, or see the complete schedule HERE! The Duke Library is offering an exciting new service; they will digitize any out-of-copyright book for FREE! This Thursday celebrates an momentous occasion in Duke's history; 50 years of black student presence. Cynthia Brodhead wants your input on how to sculpt the future of the Duke Gardens. The men's basketball team takes on Miami this Saturday (3/2), doors open at 4:30, and the women's basketball team takes on UNC this Sunday (3/3), doors open at 2:30. I hope everyone has a phenomenal week!
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
Chris Rowland


This Week (2/25-3/3)

1. A Celebration Through the Arts: 50th Anniversary of Black Student Presence at Duke
When: Thur, Feb 28th: 8-10PM
Location: Beyu Caffe
Contact: Amanda Mosby
"A Celebration through the Arts" is a celebration of the past 50+ years of black graduate and professional student presence at Duke. Students will share artistic gifts in honor of first black students. Featuring: Grammy award winning recording artist... Dionne Farris singing some of her classic songs, such as "Hopeless" and "I Know". Check out dionnefarris.com for more info. Location: Beyu Caffe, 335. West Main Street, Durham.

2. Gardens Survey; WIN an iPad Mini!
Survey: CLICK HERE!
A letter from Cynthia Brodhead :
As the wife of the President, I have had a chance to be involved with lots of things at Duke and Durham since we moved here in 2004. One I’ve particularly enjoyed has been serving on the Board of Advisors of Sarah P. Duke Gardens, which I think is such an important part of campus life.
I’ve recently agreed to lead a strategic planning effort for Duke Gardens. As future plans are being considered, the planning committee wants to hear from you -- our students—about how you interact with the Gardens and what you think we could improve. Your input is extremely important. Please click on the survey above to participate.
At the end of the survey, you will have an opportunity to enter your name into a drawing to win an iPad mini as our thanks for your help.
- Cynthia Brodhead
SPDG Planning Committee Chair

3. Income Tax Workshop
When: Wed, Feb 27th: 4:30PM
Location: McClendon Commons (across from the Graduate School)
Contact: Beth Wessels
Cost: FREE
RSVP: HERE
Confused about your tax forms from Duke? Do you have questions about how to use your tax forms to calculate your reportable income or are you confused about how different tax credits and tax deductions apply to you? If so, please join us for a presentation from Sheila Ahler, CPA, as she explains the ins and outs of taxes for graduate students. Registration is required and you may submit questions in advance.

4. Duke GradX
Application Deadline: Feb 25th
Apply: HERE
Event: April 2nd
Contact: Alice Brochu or Jennifer Shen
The Graduate School and the Society of Duke Fellows invite you to participate in Duke GradX, an event showcasing graduate research, as part of Graduate Student Appreciation week on April 2, 2013. Students are invited to share their research in a fast-paced and engaging format inspired by TED talks. Rather than showcasing finished projects, we ask presenters to share a defining question or idea that they are driven to investigate or explore further.
Presenters will be challenged to communicate their ideas in a clear, visually appealing way that is understandable to a broad audience. Presentations will be limited to 5 slides and a short time frame of 5-10 minutes depending on the number of participants. Audience members can enter raffle drawings for prizes, and presenters will receive special gifts.

5. Adrian Grenier: The Teenage Paparazzo Experience
When: Thurs, Feb 28th: 7PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Contact: Duke University Box Office: tickets@duke.edu | 919.684.4444
Cost: $12
TEENAGE PAPARAZZO documents the true story of what happens when a 14-year-old paparazzo (Austin) takes his first photo of a celebrity (Adrian Grenier)—and how the unlikely pair join forces to explore the landscape of a media-dominated, tabloid-crazed society. Real versus fake, heroes versus villains, spectators versus performers, attention, diversion and the phenomenon of an ever increasing adolescent desire for fame (for the sake of fame) are a few of the topics covered.
Adrian Grenier is best known for his starring role in the Emmy-nominated HBO series Entourage, which aired from 2004-2011. Grenier portrayed Vincent Chase, a movie star from New York navigating the unfamiliar Los Angeles scene with his childhood friends. Since making his big screen debut in 1997, Grenier has also branched out into filmmaking, producing, and directing. Grenier’s second feature-length documentary, Teenage Paparazzo, focuses on the complex relationship between celebrities and the media. The film premiered at Sundance 2010 and aired on HBO the same year.

6. Global Engagement Program
Application Deadline: Fri, March 1st
Location: International House, 300 Alexander Ave
Contact: SangHee Jeong
International House is launching Global Engagement Program for US students in the fall, 2013 to provide domestic students with beneficial interactions with international students and scholars at Duke, and to prepare them to be true global citizens. In this program, selected students will be involved in International House program activities for a semester and receive training on cross-cultural awareness and communication as well as global career and leadership development. Upon successful completion of the program, students will get a certificate that is officially endorsed by International House and the Career Center, which can be used to strengthen their resume.

7. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, Feb 26th: 5:30-7PM
Location: Full Steam
Contact: Katie Owen
Join us weekly at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)! Whatever color stripes you're earning and whatever stage of study and exploration you find yourself, you are invited to take a break every other week from the books and the lab for conversation about theological questions and a Christian response to global and local issues. Weeks will alternate between focused theological topics for conversation with guest speakers from the community and "bring your own topic weeks" of fellowship and student-generated conversation. We'll provide the snacks; drinks are on you!

8. Science Policy Speaker Series: Shubha Chandrasekharan
When: Tues, Feb 26th: 6-7PM
Location: French Family Science Center 3232
Contact: Mollie Minear
Our next SPSS talk will feature Dr. Subhashini (Shubha) Chandrasekharan of the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy, and she will be discussing "Policy Perspectives on Gene Patents." This is a great opportunity to learn about about the controversy surrounding gene patents that will now be heard by the Supreme Court in April (the Myriad BRCA genes patent case)! Please feel free to bring dinner/snacks with you to the talk, and help spread the word by telling your labmates/colleagues/friends/classmates about this talk! This event is open to the public, and graduate students/postdocs are especially encouraged to attend.

9. "Elements of Assertiveness" with Dr. Rhonda Sutton
When: Tues, Feb 26th: 6-7:30PM
Location: Biological Sciences 154
Contact: Irene Liu
RSVP: HERE
Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) is happy to host Dr. Rhonda Sutton next week for a seminar on assertive communication. Dr. Sutton gives amazing grad workshops, one of which inspired this seminar. You might also have heard of her from RCR forums or her work as the Director of Postdoc Affairs at NC State. Everyone is welcome! More details and RSVP here: http://wise.pratt.duke.edu/node/166

10. Peace Corps World Fair
When: Thur, Feb 28th: 1-3PM
Location: Sanford Lobby
Contact: Ryan Gorczycki
The current MPP and MBA students who are Peace Corps alumni will be hosting a 'Peace Corps World Fair' to share what it was like to live and work in a developing country. All Duke students and staff are kindly invited.

11. Graduate Christian Fellowship Large Group and Meal
When: Fri, March 1st: 6-8PM
Location: Duke Chapel Basement-Kitchen
Contact: GCF
Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship for our weekly meal and large group meeting. Meet in the Chapel Basement kitchen for dinner at 6pm, followed by worship and our speaker at 7pm. There is a suggested donation of $5 for dinner, but all are welcome to join regardless of ability to give. Our speaker this week will be Dr. Greg Wray of the biology department, who will be speaking on the relation between life as an academic and Christian faith.

12. Duke Grad & Professional Habit for Humanity Workday
When: Sat, March 2nd: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Contact: Andre Van Rynbach
Come build houses with Habitat for Humanity! Volunteer shifts are Saturday March 2 from 8:30-11:30am and 12:30-3:30pm. Sign up by emailing Andre by Wednesday, Feb. 27 indicating which shift you would like to work. Those who sign up will receive an email by Thursday with other pertinent details including directions to the worksite and information about carpooling.

13. Duke Global Brigades - Run for a Change 5k
Registration: Sat, March 2nd: 10:15-10:45AM
Race: Sat, March 2nd: 11AM
Location: Al Buehler Trail
Contact: Duke Global Brigades
The Duke PA Program is teaming up with American Red Cross and the National Marrow Donor Program to host a blood and bone marrow drive! Be the Match is a nationwide program dedicated to helping patients find marrow transplants. They will be at the PA building from 12:00 – 3:00 pm collecting cheek swabs and adding people to the registry – just a 10 minute process! The American Red Cross will be there from 12:00-5PM, no appointment needed but RSVP so we know you are coming. Please see our Facebook page event for more information.


Next Week (3/4-3/10)

14. Duke PA Program Bone Marrow and Blood Drive
When: Tues, March 5th: 12-5PM
Location: Duke PA Building (800 S. Duke St Durham)
Contact: Erica Lundgren
The Duke PA Program is teaming up with American Red Cross and the National Marrow Donor Program to host a blood and bone marrow drive! Be the Match is a nationwide program dedicated to helping patients find marrow transplants. They will be at the PA building from 12:00 – 3:00 pm collecting cheek swabs and adding people to the registry – just a 10 minute process! The American Red Cross will be there from 12:00-5PM, no appointment needed but RSVP so we know you are coming. Please see our Facebook page event for more information.

15. EGSC/GPSC Student Seminar Series - MEMS
When: Mon, March 4th: 12-1PM
Location: Teer 115
Contact: Lily Kuo
Get ready for the next lunch seminar in the Student Seminar Series on Monday, March 4th! ECE student Patrick Lull will be presenting "Coded Aperture Compressive Temporal Imaging" (sweet, right?!). Come by for pizza at 11:45 am and prepare to be blown away Patrick at noon!

16. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, March 5th: 5:30-7PM
Location: Full Steam
Contact: Katie Owen
Join us weekly at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)! Whatever color stripes you're earning and whatever stage of study and exploration you find yourself, you are invited to take a break every other week from the books and the lab for conversation about theological questions and a Christian response to global and local issues. Weeks will alternate between focused theological topics for conversation with guest speakers from the community and "bring your own topic weeks" of fellowship and student-generated conversation. We'll provide the snacks; drinks are on you!

17. The Equinoxalizer 4 Miler Presented by Stiner Massage
When: Sat, March 23rd: 8:30AM
Location: American Tobacco's DiamondView Park in Downtown Durham (Next to the DPAC)
Register: HERE (search: equionoxalizer)
Cost: $23 online through February 28th, $28 online through March 21st, or $35 late registration at packet pickup or on race day.
Contact: Michael Moverman
A charity road race benefiting Duke Children's Hospital. Come celebrate the spring equinox alongside fellow grad students, undergrads and runners from the Durham community and beyond! All proceeds will go toward repairing physical therapy equipment at Duke Children's Hospital's PBMT Unit. Come celebrate the spring with runners from all around the triangle while supporting a great cause. After conquering the 4 Miler there will be free food, live music, a family fun run, and plenty of prizes and awards!


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