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Duke Basketball turns it UP this week!
This weekend, Cameron explodes! The rivalry that started in 1920 heats up with our turn to host the epic Duke vs UNC game! Ticket holders? This is why you camped out! Walk up line? Start thinking about your tenting strategy. Everyone else? Plan your watch parties now!
Also this week: A fascinating free movie about Haiti after the 2010 earthquake, a lecture from one of my FAVORITE photographers at the Nasher and... last but not least... pregame your weekend with your G+P friends at Surf Club for this month's Thirsty Thursday!
Go Blue Devils!
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Help us update our website! We are in search of a passionate student to streamline our website for content and usability. You don't need to be able to code! Make your mark on graduate student life at Duke! Contribute to the Duke G+P greater good! Win fame, fortune, the respect of your peers (and drink tickets to GPSC events)! Contact us now!
This Week (3/03-3/09)
1. FREE Film: Haitian Film Series "Fatal Assistance"
When: Mon, March 3rd: 5:30-9:00PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium
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.
2. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile and Connecting Professionally
When: Weds, March 5th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse - "The Garage" in Bay 4, 1st floor
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. 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.
4. GPSC Event: Thirsty Thursday at Surf Club
When: Thurs, March 6th: 9:00PM-2:00AM
Location: Surf Club (703 Rigsbee Ave)
Cost: FREE (must bring your DUKE ID for drink tickets!)
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
Surf's up for our next Thirsty Thursday. Join your fellow graduate and professional students at Surf Club for free drinks and good times. Cowabunga, dude.
5. Research Triangle ECS Kickoff Event!!!!
When: Thurs, March 6th: 6:30-8:00PM
Location: Champps Americana Restaurant (8030 Renaissance Parkway)
Contact: Isvar Cordova
Come out for free drinks and food while networking with fellow academia from UNC and NCSU working in the various divisions comprised by the national Electrochemical Society. In addition, this will be the kickoff event with information about the brand new student chapter dedicated to fostering networking, collaboration, and information sharing between academia from all around the triangle. In addition, learn how we are working with local research companies to facilitate tours of their facilities, and give us your input so that we can focus on those that are of the greatest interest to our student body! If you like what you see and choose to become a member of the student chapter, you will also become immediately eligible to receive free national ECS membership and have completed the first step in order to attend the national Fall Conference in Cancun, Mexico!
6. Duke PA Program Class of 2015 Hosts Fundraising Night
When: Thurs, March 6th: 6:30-8:00PM
Location: West 94th St. Pub (4711 Hope Valley Road)
Cost: FREE to attend, please tip well!
Contact: Adam C. Cady
The PA Program is raising money for St. Baldricks to support childhood cancer research. We are honoring a child from Durham that is currently being treated at Duke Medical Center. Please come in support, have some food/drinks and fun. All tips will go to St. Baldricks. We will be selling raffle tickets and giving out prizes for gift cards, duke gear and much more!!
7. EGSC/ECE Student Seminar Series
When: Fri, March 7th: starting at 12:00PM
Location: CIEMAS Schiciano A
Contact: Lily Kuo
Midterms and the mid-semester hump are here; it's definitely time to re-vitalize your learning experience: the third EGSC/ECE Co-Sponsored Student Seminar is coming up. Get excited, we've got THREE incredible ECE graduate students presenting, Jill Desmond (" Using Channel-Specific Models to Detect & Mitigate Reverberation in Cochlear Implants"), Zach Russell ("A Coded Aperture Magnetic Sector Mass Spectrometer") and Guy Lipworth ("The Meta-Imager: A Metamaterial Aperture for Computational Imaging"). Come by for FREE lunch at 11:50 pm, and get excited to hear Jill, Zach and Guy speak at noon!
8. 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!
Next Week (3/10-3/16)
9. Cancer Care in India
When: Tues, March 11th: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Trent 40
Contact: Agata Rocka Stadiem
Join us for a Global Health Exchange lecture, co-sponsored by DGHI and Duke Cancer Institute. This event is free and open to the public so please spread the word to your colleagues and friends. Light lunch will be served. Mammen Chandy is the Director of Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata. He has been a pioneer in developing the field of hematology and bone marrow transplantation in India and has led the largest and most successful bone marrow transplant service in India at CMC Vellore. He has also been responsible for setting up a bone marrow transplant centre in Muscat, Oman. He is the current chair of the Human Genome Task Force of the Department of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology.
10. FREE Film: Archibald Motley Exhibition Film Series "Richard Pryor: Live On the Sunset Strip"
When: Thurs, March 13th: 7:00-8:45PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art
Contact: Hank Okazaki
RICHARD PRYOR--LIVE ON THE SUNSET STRIP: In one of comedian Richard Pryor's best and most financially lucrative live performances caught on film, the comedian talks frankly about most of his standard subjects, including racism and the differences between blacks and whites, along with talking about some of his recent film roles. Just recovered from his notorious free-basing accident, Richard Pryor made a notable return in the much-acclaimed "Live on the Sunset Strip." His comments on that event, as well as his notorious comments on sex, politics and race, pepper the 82-minute concert film. Also showing: THE MELANCHOLY DAME: This early Black comedy features Edward Thompson and Evelyn Preer, a husband and wife comedy team in real life, and Spencer Williams (Andy of 'Amos & Andy') and Roberta Hyson in a comedy of errors. A nightclub owner's wife, jealous of his attentions to his star singer, schemes to get her fired.
11. Fremont Rural Health Clinic
When: Sat, March 15th: 7:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Fremont, NC (107 East Ward Street)
Contact: Fremont Rural Health Clinic
Join us at the Fremont clinic, a student-run free clinic in rural Fremont, NC. Medical students provide basic care including chronic disease management, acute care, physicals, etc., under the supervision of a local physician. Transportation provided.
Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more
New this Week! TEDxDuke 2014: Challenge Accepted
When: Sat, March 22nd: starting at 1:00PM
Location: Duke University Reynolds Auditorium
Cost: $15 FLEX or credit, buy them HERE
Contact: Neby Teklu
TEDxDuke 2014 is here! Ever wondered where TEDx Talks are recorded? This year's event theme is "Challenge Accepted" and will include speakers from various disciplines ranging from Behavioral Economics and Bioengineered Vessels to Theater Arts and LEGO labs. Tickets cover dinner and a shirt and are available using FLEX or Credit at the BC box office or online.
New this Week! PRATTically Speaking Toastmasters Open House
When: Tues, March 25th: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Hudson Hall, Room 222
Contact: Manu Lakshmanan
Toastmasters is an internationally recognized organization dedicated to helping people become better communicators and leaders. The PRATTically Speaking Toastmasters club would like to invite graduate and professional students from around Duke to attend a special event to celebrate its 2nd Anniversary! Guests will be able to meet Toastmasters from all 3 clubs on campus and learn more about the various roles in a Toastmasters meeting. Cupcakes and refreshments will be served!
Badminton Tournament Welcomes Your Attendance!
When: Fri, March 28th and Fri, April 4th
Location: Card Gym (Wilson Recreation Center)
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.
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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