GPSCNews: Campout is over. Pack up your tent, clean up your space and take that shower you know you need.


CONTENTS:
This Week (9/02-9/08)

1. 13th Annual Neuse Riverkeeper Sprint Triathlon Early Registration

2. Education and Poverty: Confronting the Evidence

3. Fall Career Fair

4. Brains on Trial hosted by Alan Alda

5. Phillips Family Lecture: Gen. David Petraeus

6. GPSC EVENT: Thirsty Thursday at Alivia's

7. The Academic Interview for STEM Graduate Students & Postdocs

8. Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee for SS/Hum Graduate Students

9. Health Care Reform Panel: Obama-care versus Canada Single-Payer Care

10. Exhibit Opening; Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham

11. GPSC EVENT: Back 2 School Toga Party

12. Duke Campus Farm Contra Dance

13. Duke University Welcoming America Soccer Game

14. Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration


Next Week (9/09-9/15)

15. FREE Film Screening: Inocente

16. My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant

17. STEM Faculty Careers Beyond Duke

18. Science, Money and Politics: Three Stories about Cancers in Women

19. Academic Interview for Hum/SS Graduate Students & Postdocs

20. Reception for "Revolution Graffiti: Street Art of Egypt"

21. Networking: Building Professional Relationships for Graduate Students

22. DukeWELL Monthly Seminar: Resiliency

23. FREE Film Screening: "We Still Live Here"

24. FREE Film Screening: "Let the Fire Burn"

25. Fremont Rural Health Clinic

26. GPSC EVENT: Football Tailgate (Duke vs Pitt)


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

New this Week! Duke University Sport Clubs

OIT Offers Free Technology Training: in person & online

Kickball and Softball League Needs Players and Teams

Theology on Tap

Duke Medicine Orchestra

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

Duke Campus Farm: Community Workdays


Exploring Durham for the first time? Check out the Durham Must See Guide, produced by the Durham Visitor Information Center.
Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
Much Ado About Nothing
Thurs, September 12 @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, September 15 @ 2:00PM
MIDNIGHT SING-ALONG: "The Producers"
Fri, September 13 @ 11:30PM
Iron Man 3
Fri, September 13 @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sat, September 15 @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Mud
Thurs, September 19 @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, September 22 @ 2:00PM

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Campout is complete. We can all exhale.
Cheerful colleagues,
Congratulations to all the students who won season tickets to Duke Basketball this weekend! Friendships were established, shenanigans ruled, there was tasty free tacos (!!!) and everyone danced.

This week is jam packed with more amazing events on and around Duke campus. Educate yourself: challenge your body, open your mind and see the world in a new way!
Fumiko Chino


There's a GPSC GA meeting next Tuesday Sept 17, 6:30pm in 0016 Westbrook. In addition to voting people into university committees, we're also electing the Judicial Committee and members of the Young Trustee Screening Committee. Candidates will be nominated at the meeting, prior to the elections. There will also be a Happy Hour after this GA Meeting. All meetings are open to the public. If you are a GA member and cannot attend, please send a proxy.
Contact: Shanna Lehrman (GPSC University Affairs Coordinator)
The Judicial Committee advises the Council regarding the Articles of Governance, helps draft new legislation, and investigates all charges of misconduct by members of the Assembly and Executive Committee. We will elect 3 members at the meeting.
The Young Trustee Screening Committee (YTSC) oversees the screening process for the Council’s nomination for Young Trustee. The committee develops the application, screens the candidates, and presents finalists to the Assembly in the spring. We will elect 7 members onto the committee, including 1 chair. Anyone can serve, but members of the screening committee are ineligible to run for Young Trustee; any member who has a perceived conflict of interest with Young Trustee candidates must excuse him/herself from the committee as well.
CALLING ALL CARING and COMMITTED COLLEAGUES:
PRESIDENTIAL and UNIVERSITY COMMITTEE APPOINTMENT APPLICATIONS, EXTENDED DEADLINE
When: Application deadline is EXTENDED to Tuesday, Sept 10th at Midnight
Application/Committee Descriptions: HERE
Contact: Submit your application and CV to Shanna Lehrman (GPSC University Affairs Coordinator)
With a new year comes new opportunities to get involved with GPSC—and now is the time to apply! Graduate and professional students can directly participate in the administration of Duke University by serving as a student representative on over 30 Presidential and University Committees for the 2013 – 2014 academic year. Have your voice heard and advocate on behalf of the interests of your fellow graduate and professional students! Please note that ALL GPSC Representatives MUST serve on at least one Committee to retain their position.

Fall 2013 GPSC Funding Applications close this week!
When: deadline is Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 at 10:00AM
Application: HERE
Informational YouTube Video: available HERE
Funding Guidelines: available HERE
Please contact the GPSC Student Groups Liaison, Abigail Labella, or GPSC Treasurer, Eden Ellis, if you have any questions. Office hours at the Perk (Perkins Library Cafe): from 11:30AM-1:00PM on Mon, September 9th.


Late breaking GPSC EVENT: GPSC LUNCHEON SERIES WITH UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS - DUKE LIBRARY
When: Tues, September 17th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Commons Restaurant at the Searle Center
Cost: FREE, Free Lunch Buffet will be provided!
Registration: Space is very limited! To register, please write an email entitled "Luncheon Registration-Sep.17", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators, to yilin.liu@duke.edu.
Contact: Yilin Liu
This luncheon will feature Dr. Deborah Jakubs, the Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian and Vice Provost for Library Affairs, and Robert Byrd, Associate University Librarian for Collections and User Services.


This Week (9/09-9/15)


1. 13th Annual Neuse Riverkeeper Sprint Triathlon Early Registration
When: Early registration ends Monday, SEPTEMBER 9th [after which fee will increase]. Race is September 21st, race day check in begins at 9:00AM
Location: Duke University Marine Lab, Beaufort, NC
Cost: Early Registration $50, after Sept 9th registration increases to $65
Contact: Abby Machernis or Margaretmary Gilroy
Please join the Duke University Chapter of the Coastal Society for their annual triathlon which consists of an 800-meter swim to Radio Island, a 6-mile bike around historic Beaufort, and a 2.5-mile run to the finish line back at Pivers Island. Participants may register as individuals for the entire event, or sign up as part of a two or three person team. There are two levels of participation, recreational (a little more fun and relaxed, but still a timed event) and competitive (really out to win)! A BBQ will take place immediately following the race at the Duke Marine Lab where prizes for racers, craziest costume, and most environmentally outfitted will also take place. To participate or volunteer, please visit the race website.

2. Education and Poverty: Confronting the Evidence
When: Tues, September 10th: 7:30-8:30PM
Location: SSRI-Gross Hall 230
Contact: James Speckart
Dr . Helen Ladd reviews the many ways that poverty affects educational outcomes for children, and how scientific analysis is helping us find causes and solutions.

3. Fall Career Fair
When: Wed, September 11th: 10:00AM-3:00PM
Location: Wilson Recreation Center
Contact: Career Center
Employer representatives (some of whom may be Duke alumni) from many sectors, including business, technology, education, government and non-profit, will be participating. If you're a Duke University student or an alumna/us, then you're invited to attend. Be sure to bring your resume! See registered employeers in attendance HERE.

4. Brains on Trial hosted by Alan Alda
When: Wed, September 11th: 4:00-5:30PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art Auditorium
Based on the forthcoming PBS series Brains on Trial, host Alan Alda will lead a panel discussion about neuroscience and the law with Duke professors Nita Farahany, Scott Huettel, Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Ahmad Hariri. UNC-TV will record the program for later broadcast.

5. Phillips Family Lecture: Gen. David Petraeus
When: Wed, September 11th: 6:00-7:30PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: FREE TICKETS to the live event are ALL GONE. Live-streaming simulcast available in Reynolds Theater HERE
Contact: Karen Kemp
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus will give the Phillips Lecture on national security issues in conversation with Prof. Peter Feaver. The Ambassador Dave and Kay Phillips Family International Lectureship is sponsored by the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy and co-sponsored by the Sanford School of Public Policy, Triangle Institute for Security Studies, and the Duke Office of Global Strategy and Programs. Please see http://sites.duke.edu/agsp/ for additional information. Free, but tickets required.

6. GPSC EVENT: Thirsty Thursday at Alivia's
When: Thurs, September 12th: starting at 9:00PM
Location: Alivia's Durham Bistro
Register: None required.
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
Now that Campout is over, join us this week for the first Thirsty Thursday of the academic year in downtown Durham at Alivia's. As always, bring your Duke ID in order to obtain drink tickets!

7. The Academic Interview for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs (Academic Job Search Series)
When: Thurs, September 12th: 9:00-10:30AM
Location: Room 143, Jones Building
Registration: HERE
Contact: Molly Starback
In this session, a panel of Duke faculty members in the sciences and engineering will discuss the interview process for faculty jobs, including the campus visit, the job talk/chalk talk, and typical interview questions. PANELISTS: Dennis Ko, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology and Medicine; Jennifer Roizen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; James Siedow, PhD, Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Biology; Anne West, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurobiology

8. Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee for SS/Hum Graduate Students (Academic Job Search Series)
When: Thurs, September 12th: 3:30-5:00PM
Location: Perkins 217
Registration: HERE
Contact: Molly Starback
In this session, a faculty panel in the humanities and social sciences will discuss the faculty recruitment process from the search committee's perspective. Topics include what the search committee looks for in application documents (CV, cover letter, research/teaching statements), the screening process, and selecting candidates to interview. PANELISTS: Thomas Gould, Dean and Department Head, Arts, Sciences, and University Transfer, Durham Technical Community College.

9. Health Care Reform Panel: Obama-care versus Canada Single-Payer Care
When: Thurs, September 12th: 5:00-7:00PM
Location: Duke South Amphitheater
Registration: HERE
Contact: Mariah Rudd
Keynote speaker, Jeff Simpson, National Affairs Columnist, The Globe and Mail, will discuss access to care in Canada and the comparison between the Canadian healthcare system and that of the U.S. This will be followed by a panel discussion on access to health care in the US after health care reform. Panel members include: Kevin Schulman, Professor of Medicine and Gregory Mario and Jeremy Mario Professor of Business Administration; Don Taylor, Associate Professor, Public Policy; Barak Richman, Edgar P. and Elizabeth C. Bartlett Professor of Law; Sandra Danoff, DUHS Chief Strategy Officer. The panel will be moderated by Mac McCorkle, Associate Professor of the Practice of Public Policy and Director of Graduate Studies, Master of Public Policy Program. Light refreshments will be served.

10. Exhibit Opening; Be Still: A Storefront Church in Durham
When: Thurs, September 12 through Fri, December 13, 2013; Gallery open Mon-Fri, 8:00AM-7:00PM
Location: Allen Building Gallery, 2nd Floor
MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts student Kristin Bedford's images of Apostolic Deliverance Rebirth Outreach Ministries, a storefront church in East Durham, taken with the church's permission over the course of ten months in 2012-2013. "Remnants of the building's earlier inhabitants--a bank vault, utility closets, electrical wiring--are always in sight," says Bedford. "There are no traditional architectural cues, like stained glass windows or vaulted ceilings, to kindle a religious experience. The bare interiors make more visible the gentle gestures of faith. Whatever spirit is in the room belongs solely to the worshippers."

11. GPSC Event: Back 2 School Toga Party
When: Fri, September 13th: starting at 9:00PM
Location: The Tavern Food & Spirits
Register: None required but bring your Duke ID.
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
Because who doesn't want to celebrate the return to school? Because bed sheets are overrated. Because theme parties need to be FUN. Because why not? Toga. That's why.

12. Duke Campus Farm Contra Dance
When: Fri, September 13th: 7:00-10:00PM
Location: Duke Campus Farm
Cost: FREE
Contact: Emily Sloss
Join us for a traditional contra dance to celebrate the completion of a pavilion at the farm. There will be live music and a caller, lots of dancing and farm tours. Everyone is welcome.

13. Duke University Welcoming America Soccer Game
When: Sat, September 14th: 10:00AM
Location: Duke Central Campus Field
Cost: FREE
Contact: Dan Brown
Duke Central Campus soccer game with refugees, immigrants, and native born Americans.

14. Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration with Karaoke Contest and free Moon Cakes!
When: Sat, September 14th: 1:00PM (Preliminary)
Fri, September 20th: 7:00PM (Final)
Location: Love Auditorium (LSRC)
Register: Yes if you want to be part of the contest, send an email to dcssa2013@gmail.com. If you just want to watch the show, simply come and enjoy!
Contact: Binbin Li
As the Mid-Autumn festival, one of the most important Chinese festivals (Sep 18th) is coming soon, here we DCSSA (Duke Chinese Students and Scholars Association) sincerely invite you to enjoy celebrating our fascinating annual Mid-fall festival party on Sep 20th with free moon cakes! The celebration will include 2 parts: Karaoke singing exclusive contest and other talents show. As key part of the celebration, the Karaoke contest is just the right stage for you to show your talents (including but not limited to singing, dancing, hosting) and all the final contest candidates will win the fine art gifts prepared by us. If you are interested, please RSVP simply by sending email to dcssa2013@gmail.com, with your personal information and for those who want to register for the Karaoke contest, please get your music accompany ready ahead.


Next Week (9/16-9/22)

15. FREE Film Screening: Inocente
When: Mon, September 16th: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Richard White Lecture Hall
Contact: Jenny Williams
The film Inocente (40 mins.) is the inspiring story of Inocente Izucar, an undocumented immigrant who was homeless at the age of 15. It was not her plight that impressed filmmakers Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, but her talent and irrepressible spirit. Beginning each day painting her face with bright and extravagant makeup, Inocente creates worlds of colorful characters and shapes. The film follows her life in San Diego and support she received from the non-profit group ARTS: A Reason to Survive. Now 19, she has had a successful art show in New York City, and the documentary has appeared in many film festivals and on MTV. Following the screening will be a Q&A with Inocente at 7:45 pm and a reception/exhibit in the Jameson Gallery - Friedl Building, East Campus.

16. My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant
When: Mon, September 16th: 7:00PM
Location: Page Auditorium
Tickets: FREE but tickets must be picked up at the Box Office. Tuesday, September 10th, 11:00AM-6:00PM
Jose Antonio Vargas' personal journey contends with some of the most fascinating stories he's covered, living a double life as an undocumented immigrant since he was a teenager. Vargas hid his true identity to pursue his American dream--a career in journalism. Vargas became an acclaimed journalist, writing for some of the most prestigious news organizations in the country, including the San Francisco Chronicle, the Huffington Post and the Washington Post, where he was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech. His 2006 series on HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C. inspired a feature-length documentary -- The Other City -- which he co-produced and wrote.

17. STEM Faculty Careers Beyond Duke (Academic Job Search Series)
When: Tues, September 17th: 9:00-10:30AM
Location: Room 143, Jones Building
Registration: HERE
Contact: Molly Starback
At R-1 institutions like Duke, faculty often focus on research, grant-writing, and publications, sometimes to the exclusion of teaching. However, many postdocs and graduate students seek positions that provide more of a balance between teaching and research. In this session, faculty from schools that focus on both teaching and research will discuss applying, interviewing, and negotiating for positions at their respective institutions. They will also discuss the split between teaching and research, what a typical day is like, and what they know now that they wish they'd known then. PANELISTS: Antonio Izzo, PhD, Assistant Professor of Biology, Elon University; Garrett Love, PhD, Assistant Professor of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences, North Carolina Central University; Kathy Zarilla, PhD, Discipline Chair for Science, Durham Technical Community College.

18. Science, Money and Politics: Three Stories about Cancers in Women
When: Tues, September 17th: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Duke North Hospital 2003
Contact: Trent Center
The stories of how products and services were developed for cancers of women's reproductive organs proffer lessons about the complex ecosystem that sustains, and sometimes impedes, medical innovation. The stories center on controversies over patenting the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, development of Herceptin to treat breast cancer, and NIH's recent agreement with the Lacks family over research involving HeLa cells. Robert Cook-Deegan, MD is a research professor at the Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy, he is also a research professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy. He is the author of The Gene Wars: Science, Politics, and the Human Genome and an author on over 200 articles. Lunch provided at noon. Talk begins at 12:10PM.

19. Behind the Scenes with the Search Committee for SS/Hum Graduate Students (Academic Job Search Series)
When: Tues, September 17th: 3:30-5:00PM
Location: Perkins 217
Registration: HERE
Contact: Molly Starback
In this session, a panel of Duke faculty members in the humanities and social sciences will discuss the interview process for faculty jobs, including the campus visit, the job talk/chalk talk, and typical interview questions. PANELISTS: Beth Mulvaney, PhD, Professor and Head, Art History, Meredith College; Nancy Harris, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Elon University; David Bell III, PhD, Professor of French and Co-Director, PhD Lab in Digital Knowledge, Duke University; Saunjuhi Verma, PhD, Postdoctoral Associate, Sociology, Duke University.

20. Reception for "Revolution Graffiti: Street Art of Egypt"
When: Tues, September 17th: 5:00PM; Exhibit runs from September 16 - October 11, 2013.
Location: John Hope Franklin Center Main Gallery
Contact: Kelly Schwehm
Reception for the opening of the exhibit "Revolution Graffiti: Street Art of Egypt." This exhibit introduces the diverse art scene that exists in Egypt today, a scene that is comprised of many graffiti artists and activists with dynamic messages and styles.The Swedish photographer Mia Gröndahl has documented and followed the graffiti movement in Egypt from its beginning in January 2011. Her work has resulted in a book and can be followed by the same title on Facebook.

21. Networking: Building Professional Relationships for Graduate Students
When: Weds, September 18th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Room 201, Flowers Building
Registration: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Graduate students frequently report that face-to-face networking feels uncomfortable, inauthentic, or both. Because you will work with others for most of your working life, your ability to build and maintain productive relationships is foundational. In this highly interactive workshop you will learn and practice how to create conversation with people you don't know learn networking norms and strategies, and identify effective ways to follow up to create and sustain mutually beneficial professional relationships.

22. DukeWELL Monthly Seminar: Resiliency
When: Thurs, September 19th: 5:30-7:00PM
Location: Center for Living, Integrative Medicine Building, Room AB
Cost: FREE
Register: HERE!
Contact: 919-416-DUKE (3853)
Resiliency, we know it when we see it. It is those people in our paths who ride the speed bumps of life and remain upbeat and optimistic. At this seminar you will hear about known neuroscientific evidence on key components of resiliency. Join us as we discuss these learn-able skills. Annie Nedrow, MD, MBA joined Duke Integrative Medicine in June 2012 and has practiced internal medicine over 25 years. She speaks and writes frequently on burnout prevention and resiliency training for physicians.

23. FREE Film Screening: "We Still Live Here"
When: Thurs, September 19th: 7:00-8:30PM
Location: Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"
Cost: FREE
Contact: Hank Okazaki
Film Screening: We Still Live Here (Anne Makepeace, 2010, 82 min, USA, in English, Color, DVD) --Part of the Rights! Camera! Action! Screening series -- The Wampanoag nation of southeastern Massachusetts ensured the survival of the Pilgrims in New England, and lived to regret it. We Still Live Here tells the story of the return of the Wampanoag language, the first time a language with no native speakers for many generations has been revived in this country. Spurred on by an indomitable linguist named Jessie Little Doe, the Wampanoag are bringing their language and their culture back. Co-sponsored by the Archives for Human Rights & Documentary Arts in the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

24. FREE Film Screening: "Let the Fire Burn"
When: Fri, September 20th: 7:00-8:35PM
Location: American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Full Frame Theater
Cost: FREE
Contact: Suzanne (Lani) Simeona
Our Third Friday film series at the Full Frame Theater continues with Jason Osder's "Let the Fire Burn." This series is free and open to the public. Screening starts at 7:00pm at the Full Frame Theater at American Tobacco. Seating is first come, first serve. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. Please visit our website for additional information: www.fullframefest.org

25. Fremont Rural Health Clinic
When: Sat, September 21st: 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.

26. GPSC Event: Football Tailgate (Duke vs Pittsburgh)
When: Sat, September 21st: starting 3 hours before kickoff
Location: Whitford Drive (on the right at the top of the hill)
Cost: FREE with your Duke Grad/Prof Student ID
Registration: No RSVP required
Contact: Tiffany Wilson
We're taking a break for the 9/14 game against Georgia Tech, but tailgates continue for Pitt on the 21st! Get ready for the game by joining your fellow graduate and professional students for cornhole, food, and beer starting three hours before the game. We'll be set up at the top of Whitford Drive in the grassy area near the basketball courts. Go Duke!


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

NEW this week! Duke University Sport Clubs
When: ongoing all year
Location: Wilson Recreation Center
Cost: dues range from $75 to $600 per year
Contact: Mike Forbes (Director of Competitive Sports) and Jeremey Fritz (Sport Clubs Coordinator)
Did you know that all graduate and professional students are eligible (and encouraged) to join the Duke Sport Clubs Program!?! Please visit the Sport Clubs website if you are interested in competing in one of the 37 clubs, ranging from Field Hockey to Cycling to Sailing. Many of these clubs invite and maintain a huge graduate student membership such as Outing, Triathlon, and Ultimate Frisbee. If you'd like to get involved, just e-mail the club presidents and let them know!

OIT Offers Free Technology Training: in person & online
When: All Semester through November
Registration: Register for FREE seminars HERE
Contact: Christine Vucinich
Register now for the OIT Training Fall 2013 Free technology seminars. Sessions include Sites@Duke, iMovie, Excel, Prezi, Photoshop and more.

Kickball and Softball League Needs Players and Teams
When: Kickball -> Tuesdays 6:30-8:30PM (7 Weeks. 9/10-10/28 – min. 9 games)
Softball -> Sundays, 12:00-5:00PM (9 Weeks. 9/15-11/3 – min. 10 games)
Location: Kickball Southern Boundaries Park
Softball Pineywood Park
Cost: Kickball $50 – Use Discount Code “DukeGS0813“ for 10% OFF
Softball $50 – Use Discount Code “DukeGS0813S“ for 10% OFF
Contact: Danny Lefebvre
Kickball League Info HERE! Time to put the F-U-N back into kickball! We're bringing our easy-to-kick, lots of 'at-bats', 10 v 10 heated competition, weekly post-game-social-oriented kickball league to Durham; and it's about time! FREE BEER for the winning teams each week, League starts 9/10, but we’ll accept players and teams up to Week 3 of the season.

Softball League Info HERE! Competitive but social softball league with weekly post-game-socials. FREE BEER for the winning teams each week, League starts 9/15, but we’ll accept players and teams up to Week 3 of the season.

Theology on Tap: 1st, 3rd and 5th TUESDAYS
When: Alternating Tuesdays: 5:30-7:00PM; September 3rd through December 3rd
Location: Fullsteam Brewery
Contact: Katie Owen
Come out for theological conversation around issues of culture, faith, and life. Every other Tuesday at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue, Durham). Check www.dukepcm.org for the topics for each week throughout the fall! We'll provide non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, and rich conversation; Fullsteam beer is on you!

Duke Medicine Orchestra
When: Rehearsals are on Sundays: 6:00-8:30PM
Location: Bone Hall (Biddle Music Building, East Campus)
Contact: Verena Mosenbichler-Bryant
The Duke Medicine Orchestra strives to unite members of the Duke healthcare system and broader community in the pursuit of musical excellence and cultural enrichment, to inspire and renew its audiences and members. The orchestra provides an opportunity for musicians affiliated with Duke Medicine to come together to play substantial pieces from the classical repertoire. More than 50 orchestra members represent 26 departments across the Duke Medicine community. Public concerts are held at the end of the fall and spring school semesters. If you are interested in joining the Orchestra or have any questions, please contact the Artistic Director/Conductor, Verena Mosenbichler-Bryant. For more information check out these articles on WRAL and the News and Observer.

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.

Community Workdays at the Duke Campus Farm: THURSDAYS and SUNDAYS
When: Every Thursday and Sunday: 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Duke Campus Farm
Contact: Emily Sloss
Head to the Duke Campus Farm this summer for public workdays every Thursday and Sunday from 6-8pm. Throughout the summer, volunteers will be planting, harvesting, weeding and working on small construction projects. Everyone is welcome, including children and those without any background in farming or gardening. It's a great opportunity to learn how food is grown, meet others from the Duke community who are interested in food, and spend some time outside. Meals or snacks from the farm will be provided. Be sure to check our Facebook for workday updates in case of bad weather before heading to the farm. Carpooling is available, please email dukecampusfarm@gmail.com to request a ride.


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