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Did Duke win?
After that amazing win over UNC, it's Spring Break for many of the Graduate and Professinal schools... I hope you guys are taking some well earned time off, visiting friends and family, or maybe just having a Stay-cation and enjoying this lovely weather! [P.S. Ice storm within 24 hours of a 70 degree day? Thanks North Carolina weather!]
Campus is pretty quiet this week: Enjoy a free light lunch while hearing about Cancer Care in India, watch a free hilarious Richard Pryor movie or register a race team now for next week's Crush Colorectal Cancer Run/Walk!
Enjoy your Spring Break!
GPSC News: Introducing the Duke Graduate and Professional Guide
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Have you ever wondered where the best place is to park on campus on the weekend? Wish you knew more about Campout before you arrived at Duke in the fall of your first year? Do you have some great tips about eating on campus that you want to share? Introducing the Duke Graduate and Professional Guide, a wiki that can be edited by any graduate or professional student. It is pretty thin right now, but with your help, it can be a great resource for all G&P students across Duke's nine schools for years to come. Click on the link above and log in with your Duke netID and password to get started. Spread the word!
This Week (3/10-3/16)
1. 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.
2. FREE Film Screening: 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. Also showing: THE MELANCHOLY DAME.
3. 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.
Next Week (3/17-3/23)
4. Converting a CV to a Resume for Graduate Students
When: Mon, March 17th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse - Bay 6, Room 177
Contact: Career Center
Non-academic employers typically request that applicants provide a focused 1-2 page resume instead of a more exhaustive CV. What are the essential accomplishments to include in a resume? How do you identify the relevant qualifications that highlight the best of what you have to offer? In this workshop you'll learn how to convert your CV into a focused, tailored resume that creates a compelling depiction of your significant skills and experiences. You'll discover the differences between a resume and CV while gaining knowledge about how to demonstrate a strong professional presence.
5. Cover Letter Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Tues, March 18th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Biological Sciences 130
Contact: Career Center
According to employers, job applicants who write persuasive cover letters can surge ahead in the competition for interviews. Cover letters are your opportunity to expand on the information in your resume, tell your story for an employer in a way that makes it explicit how and why you would add value to their organization, and illustrate your communication and persuasion skills all at once. In this workshop you will learn a powerful structure for your cover letters and how to make explicit the fit between what you bring and what the employer wants.
6. FREE Film Screening: "deepsouth"
When: Tues, March 18th: 7:00-9:30PM
Location: Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Contact: Michaela Dwyer
Focused on the stories of four individuals currently living with or in contact with HIV, this documentary engages with the issues of poverty, racial tension, rural isolation, and political struggle. Q&A with film director Lisa Biagiotti; Kathryn Whetten (Professor of Public Policy and Global Health; Professor of Community & Family Medicine and Nursing and Director, Center for Health Policy & Inequalities Research) to follow screening. Free admission, parking passes to Bryan Center Parking Deck, and snacks!
7. GPSC Event: General Assembly Meeting
When: Tues, March 18th: 6:30-8:30PM
Location: Westbrook 0016
Contact: Shannon O'Connor
Join us for the GPSC General Assembly meeting! Try to arrive at 6:15 to get food (free!) and sign in. Our speaker will be Professor Joshua Socolar, chair of the Academic Council. The meeting is open to all.
8. GPSC Event: GPSC Executive Recruiting Event
When: Tues, March 18th: starting at 9:00PM
Location: Tyler's Taproom (in the Back Room)
Cost: FREE (Please bring your Duke ID)
Contact: Fumiko Chino
Elections for GPSC's Executive Board are coming in the next month! Join members of GPSC's Exec Board after the GA Meeting at Tyler's Taproom... we'd love to tell you about our positions, answer your questions, and explain why serving on the Exec Board is great for both you and for the Duke community. There will be delicious food and drinks. Learn more about GPSC in a relaxed, fun setting directly from the officers currently serving in those positions! You do NOT need to be a GA member to attend this meeting OR to run for an Exec position.
9. Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser for Broadway Revue/ZOE Ministries
When: Weds, March 19th: 4:00PM-midnight
Location: Buffalo Wild Wings (6709 Fayetteville St)
Contact: Michelle Matthews
This is a pre-show fundraiser to raise even more funds for ZOE Ministries. Come get some wings, watch some 1st round NCAA basketball, and mention Broadway Revue - 10% proceeds will go straight to ZOE Ministries. For information about the show, see the event listing below.
10. Woman at Duke: Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
When: Thurs, March 20th: 5:00-9:00PM
Location: Women's Center
Contact: Kelly Wooten
Please join us for an opportunity to learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, learn more about the rich history of women at Duke University, and then put that knowledge into action by creating and editing entries that document the lives and contributions of women alumnae, faculty, staff, and community members. Participants do not need prior experience editing Wikipedia. Please bring your own laptop if you can; some computers will be available.
11. FREE Film Screening: "The Devil Came on Horseback"
When: Thurs, March 20th: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"
Contact: Emily Stewart
THE DEVIL CAME ON HORSEBACK exposes the tragedy taking place in Darfur as seen through the eyes of an American witness who has since returned to the US to take action to stop it. Using the exclusive photographs and first hand testimony of former U.S. Marine Captain Brian Steidle, the movie takes the viewer on an emotionally charged journey into the heart of Darfur, Sudan, where an Arab run government is systematically executing a plan to rid the province of it's black African citizens.
12. Graduate Student Drop-in Advising on West Campus
When: Fri, March 21st: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Allen 318
Contact: Career Center
Come by to have your Resume, CV, or Cover Letter reviewed in a 15-minute session. No appointment necessary!
13. Graduate Student Shabbat
When: Fri, March 21st: starting at 6:15PM
Location: Freeman Center for Jewish Life
Contact: Daniel Reichman
Come join us for another Friday night at the Freeman center! All students and their guests are invited to come enjoy the evening. We will be having dinner, services, and then get to hear Dr. Dan Ariely speak. Dr. Ariely is the James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University. We sincerely hope you can come join us!
14. Broadway Revue 2014
When: Fri, March 21st: starting at 7:30PM
Location: Reynolds Theater
Cost: FREE for students/spouses (with Duke ID); $2 per ticket for the public
Contact: Michelle Matthews
Duke Divinity School will hold it's 8th annual Broadway Revue, a fundraiser featuring students, faculty, and staff performing music and dance selections from popular Broadway musicals like Phantom of the Opera, Rent, Beauty and the Beast, and Grease, just to name a few. The event will raise funds for ZOE Ministries, an African orphan empowerment program.
15. 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
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. Form a team now!
16. Holi 2014 Celebrations (Festival of Colors) at Duke
When: Sat, March 22nd: 12:00-5:00PM
Location: Lawn area behind block #18 of Campus Walk apartments (2748 Campus Walk Avenue)
Contact: Phanindhar Shivapooja
That time of the year is finally here.The festival of colors is all set to brighten up our spring semester. You got it, its HOLI!!! We hope to make Holi bigger and much better this year. As with every Indian festival this one too shall have some awesome Indian food and Bollywood DJ to cheer up. So come out and join us in spraying everyone with color, feasting on some yummy Indian food and to dance for the beats.
17. 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.
18. GPSC Event: Skating Night
When: Sat, March 22nd: 10:30PM-12:30AM
Location: Wheels Fun Park (715 N Hoover Rd)
Cost: FREE with your Duke ID
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
Our "things you used to do as a kid" theme continues with roller skating at Wheels Fun Park! Come out and enjoy two hours of FREE skating and beer! Don't forget to bring your Duke ID.
Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more
PRATTically Speaking Toastmasters Open House
When: Tues, March 25th: 12:00-1:00PM (Note: new date!)
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. Sandwiches and cupcakes 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.
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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