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GPSC Executive Board and the General Assembly wants YOU... to get excited about GPSC
GPSC had our annual retreat last week at the Thomas Center!
Nearly 100 GA and Exec members gathered with SIX DEANS of the Graduate and Professional schools to brainstorm new and innovative ways to improve interdisciplinary opportunities at Duke and foster collaboration within the larger G+P community. Look for a rejuvenated General Assembly loaded with new, exciting ideas for next year!
Speaking of GPSC: Executive Board Elections are THIS TUESDAY (the GA Meeting also features our esteemed Provost as speaker), GPSC's Thirsty Thursday features KARAOKE (my fav!) and Saturday brings you an opportunity to do a world beer tour (without even leaving Durham) at GPSC's Beer Tasting Festival!
Keep on Rocking!
Graduate and Professional Health Survey
Contact: Abigail LaBella
Graduate and Professional students, we need your help! Let GPSC and the Duke Administration know how satisfied you are with the health insurance and health services offered at Duke. Fill out this 17 question survey and you will be entered into a drawing for one of 40 $5 gift cards to Starbucks! You do not need to be enrolled in the Duke Student Health Insurance to complete the survey.
Found a dead bird on campus? Report it!
During migration, birds often collide against windows and are found dead or in shock. If you find a bird, please take pictures and report it to us, alive or dead. Simply fill out this form and send the bird pictures to email@example.com.
This Week (3/31-4/06)
1. GPSC Event: General Assembly Meeting
When: Tues, April 1st: 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 Provost Peter Lange. Also, we will be holding elections for the Executive Board and Board of Trustee Standing Committees at this meeting and the following GA meeting on April 15th. You do not need to be a GA Member to nominate yourself or others. The meeting is open to all.
2. 2014 Duke MBA Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Club Conference
When: Tues, April 1st: starting at 4:00PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business (Geneen Auditorium)
Contact: Zack Kaplan
The Duke MBA Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club is excited to host the 2014 Duke MBA EVCC Conference on Tuesday (4/1) at 4pm. Post-MBA entrepreneurs Andy Dunn (Founder/CEO of Bonobos), Katie Finnegan (Founder/CEO of Hukkster & Fuqua Alum), and David Klein (Founder/CEO of CommonBond) will share their stories of taking risks and launching their companies. The event will be followed by a sponsored happy hour for all attendees on The R. David Thomas Center outdoor patio and the first 200 event attendees will also receive a complimentary Bonobos gift card.
3. ACC/SEC Virtual Career Fair
When: Tues, April 1st - Thurs, April 3rd
Contact: Career Center
Looking for a job or internships? Don't miss this chance to engage with employers, including some that do not currently recruit on campus. Students are invited to attend the Virtual Career Fair, a unique virtual event that helps job seekers meet employers online in a time efficient, easy way.
4. 9th Annual Duke MBA Women’s Leadership Conference – “Breaking Glass: Rising to the top while maintaining your identity”
When: Weds, April 2nd: 8:30AM–5:30PM
Location: Fuqua School of Business
Contact: Charlene Ondak
The Duke MBA Women’s Leadership Conference is an annual student-led event that aims to promote thoughtful discussion on the topical issues facing women business leaders today, while creating networking opportunities with female leaders, including this year’s keynote speakers, Caryl Stern, President and CEO, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and Patricia Miller, Co-Founder, Vera Bradley. This year’s conference theme is Breaking Glass: Rising to the Top While Maintaining Your Identity. Panels and discussion will highlight the importance of being true to yourself while pursuing your career, as well as how to pay it forward to help the next generation of female leaders succeed.
5. Interviewing Skills Workshop
When: Weds, April 2nd: 12:00–1:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse Classroom B177, Bay 6, 1st floor
Contact: Career Center
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 have to have an upcoming interview to attend this workshop.
6. GPSC Event: Karaoke Thirsty Thursday
When: Thurs, April 3rd: starting at 9:00PM
Location: The Bar (711 Rigsbee)
Cost: A piece of your dignity (a small price to pay for good times!)
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
Who needs American Idol when you have Duke Karaoke? Join GPSC, OutLaw, DukeOut, and Fuqua Pride in the tradition of getting tipsy and singing to top 40s hits. Also, there will be jello shots, people!
7. Apply to be a Fellow of DukeENVENT
When: Due Thurs, April 3rd by 11:55PM
Contact: Jack Beuttell
Want to run a start-up? Apply to be a Fellow of DukeENVENT, the new campus community for environmental entrepreneurs. Open to graduate and undergraduate students from any Duke school. Application deadline April 3rd (Thursday).
8. Hinduism's Contributions to the World and its Importance to Humanity by Rajiv Malhotra
When: Fri, April 4th: starting at 5:30PM
Location: 107 Gross Hall
Cost: FREE. Indian snacks and beverages will be served
Contact: Vibhav Agarwal
JYOTI is proud to invite Dr. Rajiv Malhotra to Duke. Dr. Malhotra is an Indian-American, author, philanthropist, public speaker and researcher on current affairs, world religions and cross-cultural encounters. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Center for Indic Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. He presents India, its culture and religions from a unique Indian perspective. Come join us and ask him any burning questions you have about religion, science, Inter-faith or philosophy during Q&A.
9. Koru: Mindfulness and Meditation HALF DAY RETREAT
When: Sat, April 5th: 12:00-4:30PM
Location: Bryan Center Von Canon Rooms
Cost: FREE for Duke Students. Space is very limited.
Contact: Holly Rogers
This retreat version of our popular 4-class workshop series is being offered to keep up with demand!!!! The retreat offers skills in Mindfulness and Meditation, which lead to the type of growth that is symbolized by the koru. Beyond simply decreasing your stress, this course offers an approach for finding satisfaction in your daily life. Free Lunch Will Be Provided.
10. GPSC Event: Beer Tasting Festival
When: Sat, April 5th: 2:00-6:00PM
Location: GPSC House
Cost: Six-pack of nice beer (FREE if you volunteer)
Contact: Abbe LaBella
Are you interested in tasting a variety beers from around the world, but don't want to pay $50 for World Beer Festival? You're in luck! Come to the GPSC House on April 5th with a classy six-pack in hand and in return you'll get to taste beers that other people bring. We will provide water, food, and possibly some light beer in case you want to take a break between nice beers. YOU MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO SELECT A BEER REGION SO WE CUT DOWN ON REPEATS!!! You can also opt to attend without bringing beer by volunteering to pour beer samples for two out of the four hours.
Next Week (4/07-4/13)
11. Call for Submissions for Oceans-themed Student Magazine, Upwelling
When: Extended Deadline Weds, April 9th
Contact: Jaya Ghosh
The Ocean Policy Working Group is currently seeking submissions for the second edition of its publication, Upwelling. We are looking for written and visual pieces related to the oceans and global marine issues. Students, researchers, professors, and alumni are all encouraged to submit work. The submissions can be previously prepared work, and you can submit multiple pieces. Visit our website for more guidelines and be sure to check out the first edition.
12. The One Duke Just-in-Time Career Fair
When: Weds, April 9th: 10:00AM–3:00PM
Location: Bryan Center
Contact: Career Center
This fair is a great opportunity for students to connect with employers who have immediate openings for internships and full-time employees. This is the last on-campus career fair for the academic year. Co-sponsored by the Duke Career Center, Fuqua's Master of Management Studies program, Duke's Law School, Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, and Duke's Sanford School of Public Policy.
13. MMS NET IMPACT INVITES YOU TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT, GIRL RISING
When: Weds, April 9th: starting at 7:00PM (Please note corrected date and time)
Location: Fuqua School of Business (HCA Auditorium)
Contact: Ashima Sehgal
Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls' education that uses the power of storytelling, leveraged through partnerships, to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies. Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential. The feature film, narrated by Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez and others, that tells the stories of nine incredible girls across the globe. Join us to find out how educating girls can change the world, and how you can make a difference. PLEASE RSVP.
14. Job Search Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Thurs, April 10: 12:00–1:30PM
Location: Bio Sci 130
Contact: Career Center
Looking for a job can be overwhelming, especially when you're not sure what the steps in the process look like. This workshop is designed to demystify the job search process by helping students to learn how to assess and identify their skill set, plan a targeted search, conduct informational interviews and build an actionable job search plan. Students will leave this session with resources for where and how to look for jobs and a clear next step for them to take in their own job search.
15. MSTP Annual Research Symposium
When: Thurs, April 10: 12:00–4:30PM
Location: Trent Semans Center for Health Education (Ground Floor Atrium & Great Hall)
Contact: Andrea Lanahan
The 2014 Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) symposium will be held on Thursday, April 10th, and we hope you can join us for the day’s events! Our keynote speaker will be Rocky Tuan, professor and director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He will give his talk, "Regenerative Application of Adult Stem Cells and Biomimetic Scaffolds: Technologies and Models" at 12:15PM in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center for Health Education (located behind the Bryan Research Building, adjacent to the Seeley Mudd Building/Medical Center Library). The symposium also includes a student poster session at 1:30PM, and oral presentations by senior students at 2:30PM. We hope to see you there!
16. The Fifth Annual Triangle Law & Economics Conference - Keynote Address and Reception
When: Thurs, April 10th: 4:30-6:45PM (Keynote Address 5-6 PM)
Location: Fuqua School of Business Geneen Auditorium (Keynote); Davis Meeting Room/Fuqua Roof Terrace (Reception)
Contact: Shanna Lehrman
The Law & Economics Society of Duke Law School and the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences (D-CIDES) is excited to present the Fifth Annual Triangle Law & Economics Conference - Rethinking Regulation and Reform: Behavioral Economics and the Regulatory State, which will be addressing issues at the intersection of behavioral economics and law with a special focus on the applications of decision science, choice architecture, and nudging to law, regulation, and policy. The Conference will commence on Thursday, April 10th with a Welcome Reception at 4:30 PM at the Davis Meeting Room and Roof Terrace at the Fuqua School of Business. The Keynote Address, beginning at 5 PM in Geneen Auditorium at Fuqua, will be given by Eric Johnson, Norman Eig Professor of Business and the Director of the Center for Decision Sciences at Columbia Business School. Professor Johnson is a leading scholar in behavioral economics, decision science, marketing research, and neuroeconomics. A reception will follow at the Roof Terrace with heavy hors d'oeuvres and (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) beverages. The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.
17. The Fifth Annual Triangle Law & Economics Conference - Rethinking Regulation and Reform: Behavioral Economics and the Regulatory State
When: Fri, April 11th: 8:15AM-5:15 PM; Reception from 6:00-9:00PM at Museum of Life + Science
Location: Hock Auditorium, Hock Plaza (Conference); Museum of Life + Science (Reception)
Contact: Shanna Lehrman
The Law & Economics Society of Duke Law School and the Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences (D-CIDES) is excited to present the Fifth Annual Triangle Law & Economics Conference - Rethinking Regulation and Reform: Behavioral Economics and the Regulatory State, which will be addressing issues at the intersection of behavioral economics and law with a special focus on the applications of decision science, choice architecture, and nudging to law, regulation, and policy. The event will feature interdisciplinary panels composed of high-profile, leading scholars, experts, and practitioners from law, business, academia, and government on topics including behavioral finance, health, fraud and corruption, taxation and tax salience, energy and climate change, and rethinking behavior-ism. No canned presentations guaranteed! Please refer to our website for more detailed information regarding the Conference. Registration is free but required; all meals will be provided and there will be an evening reception with dinner and a cocktail hour following the Conference at the Museum of Life + Science from 6 - 9 PM.The event is free and open to the public but RSVP is required.
Upcoming/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.
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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