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CONTENTS:
This Week (9/23-9/29)

1. Syria in Crisis: What's Next?

2. FREE Film Screening: "Polisse"

3. FREE Film Screening: "Girl Rising"

4. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile & Connecting Professionally for Graduate Students

5. Converting a CV to a Resume for Graduate Students

6. GPSC EVENT: GPSC LUNCHEON SERIES - Career Center

7. FREE Film Screening: "La Salsa Cubana"

8. Annual Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture

9. Duke Start-up Challenge Clean Energy Track Kick-off

10. Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity Grand Opening

11. Oktoberfest

12. North Carolina Pride Parade & Festival

13. GPSC EVENT: Football Tailgate (Duke vs Troy)


Next Week (9/30-10/06)

14. Negotiating the Academic Job Offer for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs

15. Job Search Workshop

16. GPSC EVENT: GPSC LUNCHEON SERIES - International House

17. FREE Film Screening: "New Muslim Cool"

18. Using Credit Wisely

19. GPSC EVENT: Thirsty Thursday @ SHOOTERS II

20. The Tech Savvy Job Search for Graduate Students & Postdocs

21. "Tradition and Traditions" - The Inaugural Duke Graduate Conference in Theology

22. FREE Film Screening: "Reel Injun"

23. Duke Iconathon

24. Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance-Off

25. Student Science Education Outreach Grants

26. FREE Film Screening: "Topkapi"


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

Mahato Image & Photo Contest Now Open

Duke University Sport Clubs

OIT Offers Free Technology Training: in person & online

Theology on Tap

MEDMentors at the Durham County Youth Home

Duke Campus Farm: Community Workdays


The NC Latin American Film Festival features 27 films, from eleven countries, with the presence of fifteen filmmakers. The festival is FREE, open to the public and is ongoing September 16 to October 15.
Movies at the DUU in Griffith Film Theater, Bryan Center
Starbuck
Thurs, September 26 @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, September 29 @ 2:00PM
Despicable Me 2
Fri, September 27 @ 7:00PM
Sat, September 28 @ 7:00PM

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Duke believes in inclusion.
Creative Colleagues,
This is the week leading up to the North Carolina Pride Parade and I cannot think of a better time to highlight what an amazing diverse community we have here at Duke. Even just looking at the events for this week, there is a discussion about the current state of affairs in Syria, a FREE movie about improving education for girls from Afghanistan to Cambodia and... of course... OKTOBERFEST.

Graduate and professional students from all over the world -from all walks of life and all backgrounds- come to Duke to further their education. It should be our goal for us all to form a greater community, to broaden our concept of what the world is and the good we can do in it. The first step is to attend events, meet new people and expand your horizons. Here's your to do list.
Fumiko Chino


This Week (9/23-9/29)


1. Syria in Crisis: What's Next? Roundtable Discussion
When: Mon, September 23rd: 5:00-6:30PM
Location: Rhodes Conference Room, Sanford Building
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Contact: Keri Majikes
This roundtable discussion is a public scholarship forum organized by ISLAMiCommentary. The roundtable will feature Duke scholars discussing the political and cultural factors at work in the current civil war in Syria, the U.S. foreign policy responses to the ongoing crisis and the role of media coverage in shaping public opinion about the Syrian conflict and how the U.S. should respond. Panelists include: Bruce Jentleson, Professor of Public Policy and Political Science, Abdeslam Maghraoui, Assoc. Professor of the Practice, Political Science, Phil Bennett, Eugene C Patterson Professor of the Practice of Journalism and Public Policy and director of The DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke. The panel will be moderated by Robin Kirk, Program Director of the Duke Human Rights Center at the Franklin Humanities Institute.

2. FREE Film Screening: "Polisse"
When: Mon, September 23rd: 7:00-9:15PM
Location: Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Cost: FREE
Contact: Hank Okazaki
Film Screening: "Polisse" (Maïwenn, 2011, 127 min, France, in French with English subtitles, Color, 35mm). -- Based on real cases from the Paris Child Protection Unit, "Polisse" examines the brutal tasks of ten CPU officers, bringing together an ensemble cast composed of some of the finest actors working in France today. Much like superlative TV procedurals such as "The Wire", "Polisse" - the title is a child's misspelling of police - has the immediacy of news ripped from the headlines. Director Maïwenn (who also cowrote the script) immerses viewers into the unimaginable work this tireless corps of civil servants have devoted themselves to: investigating sexual and physical abuse against children, stopping kids from harming themselves or other youngsters.

3. FREE Film Screening: "Girl Rising"
When: Tues, September 24th: 7:00-8:00PM
Location: Smith Warehouse - Bay 4, C105 "Garage"
Cost: FREE
Contact: Emily Stewart
The DHRC@FHI's Student Advisory Board will be hosting a screening of the new documentary film Girl Rising about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. For more information about the film please visit www.girlrising.com.

4. Maximizing LinkedIn: Creating a Strong Profile & Connecting Professionally for Graduate Students
When: Weds, September 25th: 1:30-3:00PM
Location: Social Sciences 124
Registration: all FULL
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.

5. Converting a CV to a Resume for Graduate Students
When: Weds, September 25th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Flowers 201
Registration: HERE
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.

6. GPSC Event: GPSC LUNCHEON SERIES WITH UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS - Career Center
When: Weds, September 25th: 11:00AM-12:30PM
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.25", 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 Mr. William Wright-Swadel. William Wright-Swadel arrived at Duke in August 2008 with more than 25 years of experience in Career Services, the past 10 years at the head of Harvard University’s career program. Wright-Swadel believes accessing campus Career Center offerings early and often will help students successfully navigate present and future choices.

7. FREE Film Screening: "La Salsa Cubana"
When: Weds, September 25th: 7:00-8:30PM
Location: John Hope Franklin Center 240
Cost: FREE
Contact: Hank Okazaki
Film Screening: "La Salsa Cubana" (Joseph Johnson & Sarita Streng, 2011, 80 min, Cuba, Spanish w/ English subtitles, Color, DVD). -- A dance group from the outskirts of Havana strives to win the Cuban national dance competition. The group comes from the Guanabacoa neighborhood and their passion is Cuban salsa. Along with the group's journey, we hear about the fabulous Cuban music, the ins and outs of the dancers' personal lives, and the history of the dance as told by old school dancers who were there when it started. This is an authentic and rare view of Cuba today and the dancing that lifts the national spirit.

8. Annual Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture
When: Thurs, September 26th: starting at 4:00PM
Location: Sanford 04
Cost: FREE
Contact: Megan Granda
David Scobey, executive dean of The New School for Public Engagement at The New School in New York, will speak at Duke University on Thursday, Sept. 26. The 2013 Civic Engagement Distinguished Lecture, titled "The Invitation: An Essay of Public Scholarship," takes place at 4 p.m. ET in Room 04 of the Sanford School of Public Policy on Duke's West Campus. Duke President Richard H. Brodhead will provide a brief introduction. The event is free and open to the public; a public reception will follow.

9. Duke Start-up Challenge Clean Energy Track Kick-off
When: Thurs, September 26th: 4:30-7:00PM
Location: Energy Hub Lobby (Gross Chem 100)
Contact: Margaret Lillard
Duke undergrad, graduate or professional students, postdoc or medical resident; alumni, faculty or staff: You can contribute an idea, organize a team, or be a team member or mentor in Duke's Start-up Challenge Clean Energy Track. This overview provides the rules and deadlines in the challenge's Clean Energy Track and the $100,000 ACC Clean Energy Challenge, and introduces past DSC/ACC competitors. Stay for the Energy Mix (5-7 p.m., Energy Hub) to connect with potential teammates and see table presentations from Duke student energy entrepreneurs. OVERVIEW IS IN GROSS HALL 104, Energy Mix is in the Energy Hub.

10. Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity Grand Opening
When: Fri, September 27th: 4:00-6:00PM
Location: 02 West Union
Contact: India Pierce
Come enjoy food, music, and friends as we celebrate the grand opening of our new center!

11. Oktoberfest
When: Fri, September 27th: 5:00-7:00PM
Location: Chapel Quad, West Campus
Annual Events presents Oktoberfest, a celebration of all things Bavarian culture! Join us on the Statue Quad in front of the Duke Chapel for food, fun, and a celebration of German heritage.

12. North Carolina Pride Parade & Festival
When: Sat, September 28th: 9:00AM-6:00PM
Location: East Campus
Contact: India Pierce
NC Pride will be hosted on Duke University's East Campus!

13. GPSC Event: Football Tailgate (Duke vs Troy)
When: Sat, September 28th: starting at 12:00noon
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
Duke continues their home stand against Troy on September 28! Join 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!


Next Week (9/30-10/06)

14. Negotiating the Academic Job Offer for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs
When: Tues, October 1st: 9:00-10:30AM
Location: Room 143, Jones Building
Registration: HERE
Contact: Molly Starback
In this session, a panel of Duke faculty members will discuss the negotiation process. Questions include: What does a typical start-up package look like? How much can you negotiate it, and how can you provide justification for asking for more? How much grant money are you expected to bring if you get hired? What are some common pitfalls in the negotiation process? PANELISTS: James Siedow, PhD, Vice Provost for Research and Professor of Biology; Jennifer Roizen, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; George Truskey, PhD, Professor and Chair of Biomedical Engineering.

15. Job Search Workshop
When: Wed, October 2nd: 5:00-6:30PM
Location: Social Science 124
Registration: HERE
Contact: Career Center
Searching for roles outside of the academy requires planning, research, and discipline; success depends on more than online search engines and mass resume/CV distribution. In this workshop, you will expand your knowledge of job search tools and resources, identify how your knowledge and skills match with role requirements, and build a structured job search plan.

16. GPSC Event: GPSC LUNCHEON SERIES WITH UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS - International House
When: Weds, October 2nd: 11:00AM-12:30PM
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-Oct. 2", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators, to yilin.liu@duke.edu.
Contact: Yilin Liu
The luncheon will feature Lisa Giragosian, Associate Director of international house. Lisa provides leadership in the area of international scholar programs and services. She supervises program coordintors and acts as liaison among International House and various university administrative offices and acdemic departments as well as the Durham Community. In addition, she coordinates off-campus transportation, and manages apartments for short-term scholars.

17. FREE Film Screening: "New Muslim Cool"
When: Weds, October 2nd: 7:00-8:30PM
Location: John Hope Franklin Center 240
Cost: FREE
Contact: Hank Okazaki
Film Screening: "New Muslim Cool" (Jennifer Maytorena Taylor, 2009, 83 min, USA, English, Color, DVD). -- Puerto Rican American rapper Hamza Pérez ended his life as a drug dealer 12 years ago, and started down a new path as a young Muslim. Now he's moved to Pittsburgh's tough North Side to start a new religious community, rebuild his shattered family, and take his message of faith to other young people through his uncompromising music as part of the hip-hop duo M-Team. "New Muslim Cool" takes viewers on Hamza's ride through the streets, projects and jail cells of urban America, following his spiritual journey to some surprising places - where we can all see ourselves reflected in a world that never stops changing.

18. Using Credit Wisely
When: Weds, October 2nd: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Perkins Library 218
Registration: HERE
Contact: Sherrie Clayton
Managing your credit is key to maintaining a healthy financial plan. Do you know what your credit score is? Have you checked your credit report recently (or ever)? During this seminar, you will learn how to read your credit report, improve your credit score, and debunk some common credit myths. Understanding credit is crucial to using credit wisely.

19. GPSC EVENT: Thirsty Thursday @ SHOOTERS II
When: Thurs, October 3rd: tentatively starting at 10:00PM
Location: SHOOTERS II
Register: None required.
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
More information coming in next week's GPSC News!

20. The Tech Savvy Job Search for Graduate Students & Postdocs
When: Fri, October 4th: 12:00-1:15PM
Location: Social Sciences 229
Registration: HERE
Contact: Molly Starback
In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to use an RSS aggregator to simultaneously collect search results from hundreds of job posting sites, including the Chronicle of Higher Education and many other well-established, reputable sources of academic job postings (it really is much more efficient than getting email alerts.) This session is in a computer lab. PRESENTER: Hugh Crumley, PhD, Director, Certificate in College Teaching Program, Duke University Graduate School

21. "Tradition and Traditions" - The Inaugural Duke Graduate Conference in Theology
When: Fri, October 4th: from 3:00PM to Sat, October 5th: 4:00PM
Location: 0012W, Divinity School
Cost: $15
Registration: HERE
Contact: Brett McCarty
The Duke Graduate Conference in Theology provides an annual forum for graduate students from Duke and other institutions to engage with each other and with leading thinkers in their fields in order to promote and foster friendships and the exchange of ideas among those studying the various disciplines that constitute the academic study of theology. This year's conference theme is "Tradition and Traditions," and is organized as a critical assessment of a variety of recent retrievals of tradition in several theological disciplines.

22. FREE Film Screening: "Reel Injun"
When: Fri, October 4th: 4:00-6:00PM
Location: Richard White Lecture Hall
Contact: Hank Okazaki
Film Screening: "Reel Injun" (Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, & Jeremiah Hayes, 2009, Canada & USA, 86min) // Part of the Native & Indigenous Film Series of the NC Latin American Film Festival. --Followed by a round table discussion: "Native & Indigenous Representation versus Self-representation: Forms of Action". "Reel Injun" takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of cinema. Traveling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of 'the Injun' has influenced the world's understanding -- and misunderstanding -- of Natives. With candid interviews with directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, and Russell Means, clips from hundreds of classic and recent films.

23. Duke Iconathon
When: Sat, October 5th: 11:00AM-4:00PM
Location: Perkins Library 217
Registration: HERE
Contact: Michael Faber
The Noun Project is partnering with Duke University's Innovation Co-Lab to host an Iconathon around new, technology-oriented teaching models. The program aims to elevate and inspire Duke students who are solving problems through the rapidly changing technological environment. Iconathons are organized to engage the general public in the design process and participants include both designers and non-designers. No design or art skills are necessary, all are welcome to participate. The Iconathon is free to attend but tickets are limited, please RSVP.

24. Jonathan Toubin's Soul Clap & Dance-Off
When: Sat, October 5th: 9:00-11:30PM
Cost: $7 general admission / FREE with Duke ID
Location: DUKE COFFEEHOUSE
$100 cash prize !!!!! SOUL CLAP AND DANCE-OFF is by far the world's most popular soul party and 45 party. The concept is simple - all night dancing to the exciting and exquisite original 1960s soul records of world famous 45rpm rock and soul DJ Mr. Jonathan Toubin and, in the middle, a short dance contest determined by a community panel of judges. This NYC tradition since 2007 is also global recession-friendly mass entertainment with a universally inexpensive door price. Catch The Soul Clap!

25. Student Science Education Outreach Grants $500-$1500
When: Applications due Midnight, Sat, October 5, 2013
Contact: Carolyn Weinbaum
The Duke Center for Science Education is offering grants ($500-1500) for student teams to develop hands-on science activities for children in Grades 4-10. Each team must consist of at least 2 students (undergraduate or graduate) and a faculty advisor. Projects must relate to Human Health, Physiology, Fitness & Nutrition, or the Five Senses in some way, but may be as diverse as the genetics of taste to the chemistry of making ice cream to making medicines from plants to using catapults to mimic batting and throwing and more. Use your creativity to make science come alive! Download the application HERE.

26. FREE Film Screening: "Topkapi"
When: Sun, October 6th: 2:00-4:00PM
Location: Nasher Museum
Contact: Hank Okazaki
Film Screening: "Topkapi" (Jules Dassin, 1964, 119 min, USA, in English, Color, DVD). -- After years of enduring movie lampoons of his 1955 crime-caper classic "Rififi", director Jules Dassin topped them all with his own spoof, "Topkapi". It's a rather disreputable crew that teams up for the elaborate jewel theft in an Istanbul museum, masterminded by Maximillian Schell. Sexy Melina Mercouri (Mrs. Dassin) is probably the best of the batch: the others are faffling Robert Morley, unreliable Gilles Segal and Jess Hahn. Bumbling Peter Ustinov (who won an Oscar for his performance) is duped into helping the thieves, and soon finds himself uneasily straddling both sides of the law. As in "Rififi", the theft itself (taking place in Istanbul's Topkapi Palace museum) is played out in near-complete silence. We won't tell you how the crooks are foiled; just be advised that money flies out the door when something else flies in the window. "Topkapi" was based on "The Light of Day", a somewhat more somber novel by Eric Ambler. // Presented in conjunction with the Nasher Museum exhibition, "Doris Duke's Shangri La: Architecture, Landscape and Islamic Art".


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

Mahato Image & Photo Contest Now Open - $500 first place award
When: Contest open NOW, submission by October 15th, 2013; Mahato Memorial Event will take place TBA
Rules: One image/photo submission per entrant. Please follow image and photo size and resolution requirements. Submit photos here.
Contact: Laila Roudsari
The Mahato Memorial Committee is now accepting submissions for the 2013 "Envisioning the Invisible" Image and Photo Contest. The Abhijit Mahato Memorial at Duke University is dedicated to the life of Abhijit Mahato, a Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Engineering who was senselessly murdered near campus on January 18, 2008. In fond and loving memory of Mr. Mahato's life and interests, Duke University created his namesake memorial to annually celebrate his interests in the sciences and humanities as well as the connections between the two. One such hobby that exemplified Mr. Mahato's fascination was his love of photography and capturing moments as images as way to communicate complex and novel ideas and theories. Anyone, including individuals outside Duke, is encouraged to submit a photo or image to above link; please visit the Mahato Memorial Event website for more details.

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.

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!

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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