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This Week

1. Duke Family Night at the Durham Bulls Park

2. AfriPost: Epistolary Journeys of African Pictures

3. Exploration Station (at Duke Gardens)

4. Duke Medicine Orchestra Spring Concert

Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

Duke University Bicyclist Appreciation Breakfast

Duke University Basic Bike Commuter Course

G+P Health Survey

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

The Durham Bull city sculpture show is happening from May 1st to May 31st?
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HELLO and what a wonderful year we've had!
Classy Classmates,
First of all, a round of applause to FUMIKO for doing an amazing job with the GPSC news this year! Although I am super duper excited to be the new Communications Director, I have some big shoes to fill! Thanks Fumiko, for keeping the newsletter upbeat, interesting, and useful to read!

Also to look forward to this week, Family night at the Durham Bulls Park, a reception and panel discussion on imagery about Africa, an Exploration Station at Duke Gardens and a Duke Medicine Orchestra Concert

Leonor Añó

This Week (4/28-5/4)

1. Duke Family Night at the Durham Bulls Park
When: Thurs, May 1st: starting at 6:00PM
Location: Durham Bulls Athletic Park
Cost: $25
Tickets can be purchased at the Durham Bulls Box Office. Must show valid Duke ID.$25 Duke Employee Picnic in the Carolina Hurricanes Home Run Patio. Picnic is from 6pm-8pm is an all-you-can-eat menu of hamburger, hot dogs, fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, baked beans, chip & dip, with Pepsi products to drink. Seats for the game will be in section 124, directly in front of the patio deck! This event is part of Duke Appreciation 2014.

2. AfriPost: Epistolary Journeys of African Pictures
When: Fri, May 2nd: 5:30PM (reception), 6:30PM (panel discussion)
Location: Center for Documentary Studies
Contact: Candice Jansen
Opening reception and panel discussion for a digital exhibition curated from the Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Exhibition explores the intersection of epistolary exchange and imagery about Africa. Sponsored by the Duke Africa Initiative.

3. Exploration Station (at Duke Gardens)
When: Sat, May 3rd: 1:00-3:00PM
Location: Duke Gardens, Brody Discovery Garden
Cost: FREE
Explore the science of plants and animals with seasonal activities for you and your family at this activity station each Saturday in April and May, from 1-3 p.m. Look for the large "Exploration Station" umbrella in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden for demonstrations, stories, experiments and hands-on projects. Parking fees apply.

4. Duke Medicine Orchestra Spring Concert: Other Wordly - Works of Wonder and Possibility
When: Sat, May 3rd: Starting at 7:00PM
Location: Baldwin Auditorium
Cost: FREE! No tickets needed!
Contact: Shannon O'Connor
The Duke Medicine Orchestra would love to welcome you to our spring concert! Bring your family and friends for an evening of exciting music performed by Duke Med! Featuring: Overture to “Candide”, Leonard Bernstein The Planets, Gustav Holst Star Wars, John Williams

Next Week (5/5-5/11)

5. EGSC/CEE Student Seminar Series
When: Thur, May 8th: Starting at 12:00PM
Location: Ciemas Schiciano A
Cost: 5$ FREE - Lunch Provided!
Contact: Lily Kuo
Classes may be over, but learning from your peers is about to become more AWESOME: the last EGSC CEE Student Seminar  is coming up. We've got THREE incredible graduate students presenting, Mark Bartlett with "Deciphering and modeling interconnections in ecohydrology: The role of scale, thresholds, and stochastic storage processes", Sarah Diringer presenting "Connecting Mercury, Artisanal Gold Mining, and Global Health in Madre de Dios, Peru", and Andres Contreras with "Uncertainty quantification in elasticity imaging through the use of a surrogate model".  Come by for lunch at 11:50 am, and get excited to hear Mark, Sarah, and Andres speak at 12:00 pm!

6. Shooters Graduation Party
When: Thur, May 8th: Starting at 10:00PM
Location: Shooters II
Cost: 5$ Cover - FREE for the first 200 People!
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
It's Shooters. What more can we say? Celebrate the end of the year--and for some, the end of their time at Duke. And if you still haven't for whatever reason, ride the damn bull.

Upcoming/Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

Duke University Bicyclist Appreciation Breakfast
When: Fri, May 16th, 8:00-10:00AM
Location: Bryan Center Plaza
Contact: Alison Carpenter
On national Bike to Work Day, Duke Parking & Transportation Services and the Duke Sustainability Office will be co-sponsoring a bicyclist appreciation event to thank our campus bike commuters for committing to alternative transportation. Bike over to the Bryan Center Plaza on May 16 between 8-10AM to meet other cyclists, learn more about Duke's Bicycle Commuter Benefits program, and enjoy a complimentary breakfast and prize giveaways while they last.

Duke University Basic Bike Commuter Course
When: Sat, May 17th: 1:00-4:00PM
Location: Old Chemistry 123
Registration: email Alison Required before May 15th
Cost: FREE
Contact: Alison Carpenter
Duke Parking & Transportation Services will be hosting a bicycle commuter course on Saturday, May 17 to equip beginner bicyclists with the information you need to become a regular bike commuter. The course will cover basic bike maintenance and repair, NC bike laws, safe biking tips and techniques, how to carry gear and equipment, and an on-bike campus tour. Please bring a bike and helmet.

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 (linked above) 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.

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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