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This Week (9/24-9/30)

1. Mahato Image & Photo Contest

2. GPSC Luncheon Series with University Administrators - Duke Library

3. Cimarron Latin Night

4. Theology on Tap

5. Duke Kunshan Student Advisory Council

6. Duke DPT 5K Run!

7. Race Judicata 5K Run/Walk

Next Week (10/1-10/7)

8. Duke Optical Society (OSA/SPIE) Ice Cream Social & Info Session

9. Theology on Tap

10. 4v4 "Play For 8" Flag Football Tournament

11. Walk for Hope

12. The DAAD Review Committee is now accepting applications

13. Stand Up for Science

Sports Section

Career Center

Students can see the movie "Ted" for FREE on 9/28 & 9/29 at 7 & 9:30PM in the Griffith Theater!?!
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I hope everyone had an outstanding Homecoming weekend! GPSCNews is hookin' you up with the freshest events. The Mahato photo contest is now open and offering a $1,000 first prize. GPSC is sponsoring a luncheon with Duke Library. Cimarron offers a salsa extravaganza to spice up your Friday night. There are several 5K events where you can have fun and support a good cause! Polish your professional style and check out the events in our Career Center. Support Duke and enjoy the entertaining athletic events listed in our Sports Section. The Did You Know? section gives you the inside-scoop on how to watch Ted, the movie, for FREE. I hope something peaks your interest!
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
Chris Rowland

This Week (9/24-9/30)

1. MAHATO IMAGE & PHOTO CONTEST NOW OPEN - $1000 First Place Award
Deadline for Submission: Sun, Oct 21st
Event Date: Wed, Nov 7th: 5PM
Location: Schiciano Auditorium
Contact: Wei Han
The Abhijit Mahato Memorial is now accepting submissions for the 2012 "Envisioning the Invisible" Image and Photo Contest. Entries must fall under one of two categories:
1. Making the ordinary extraordinary: Presenting everyday objects in an unique perspective that we may not have imagined seeing.
2. Sharing the science and knowledge of objects through vision and imaging: Using this image/photo to teach or show us something about our world that we may not yet know or have imagined.

Prizes awarded for 1st ($1000), 2nd ($500), and 3rd ($250) place based on selected judges voting and People's Choice Award ($250) based on voting of Duke graduate and professional students.

Deadline for submission 11:59 PM, October 21st, 2012. One image/photo submission per entrant. Please follow image and photo size and resolution requirements.
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. "Envisioning the Invisible" seeks to continue this wonderful idea.

2. GPSC Luncheon Series with University Administrators - Duke Library
When: Tues, Sept 25th: 12-1:30PM
Location: West Union Bldg - Taylor Cole Room (2nd floor adjacent to the Faculty Commons)
Contact: Pan Wu
Free Lunch Buffet will be provided!
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
Context: 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. They, along with other members of the Duke University Libraries' executive group, direct the centrally administered libraries (Perkins, Bostock, Rubenstein, Lilly, Music, Library Service Center, Marine Lab Library) and the operations associated with them, but not the independently administered professional school libraries (Divinity, Ford, Goodson, Medical Center). For graduate and professional students the Duke University Libraries are an essential partner in research, teaching, and scholarly communication. The Libraries' current strategic directions are to (1) improve the user experience; (2) provide digital content, tools, and services; (3) develop new research and teaching partnerships; (4) support university priorities; and (5) enhance library spaces.

3. Cimarron Latin Night
When: Fri, Sept 28th: 10PM-2AM
Location: 4020 Lounge at The Fish House
Contact: Raha Sabet
Don't miss out as welcome Fall Fashion and dance all night. Join us on Friday, September 28th for a great night of dancing and socializing! The doors open at 10:00 pm and a salsa lesson will be given by Paso Dance Studio instructors at 10:15 pm. The party will continue with DJ DavidDice & Dee-Jay Flako playing some of the hottest salsa, merengue, bachata and reggaeton. And, of course, there will be great drink specials all-night long including $3 domestic beers and $4 well drinks. Purchase your tickets in advance for ONLY $5 at or from a Kilombo volunteer (contact Raha Sabet at Tickets will be sold at the door for $10.
**Proceeds benefit El Kilombo nonprofit community center**
*This month's event is co-sponsored by Duke's Hispanic Law Students Association*
Invite all of your friends! We look forward to seeing you all there!
(18 to party, 21 to drink).

4. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, Sept 25th: 5:30-7PM
Location: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)
Webcast: Watch Here
Contact: Katie Owen
Duke Divinity's Presbyterian/Reformed Student Association and Westminster Fellowship invite you to Theology on Tap, a weekly gathering at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue) in Durham for Christian theological exploration around topics of science, news, culture, and life. Conversation topics rotate weekly. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks provided. All are welcome!

5. Duke Kunshan Student Advisory Council
Applications Due: Sun, Sept 30th
Contact: Kartik Pawar
The Duke Kunshan Student Advisory Council for Duke Kunshan University, established in Spring 2012, is seeking members from the graduate student community to join with the undergraduate members to advise university leadership on the creation and development of DKU. The Duke Kunshan Student Advisory Council for DKU (KSAC) will provide input and feedback on issues including:
(1) developing academic programs at DKU that address the globally connected world's opportunities
(2) creating an excellent academic and social environment at DKU that will promote personal development and global citizenship.
KSAC will meet four times a semester Our first meeting will take place in September. I sincerely invite you to make a difference through KSAC. Please fill out the application form: HERE!
KSAC members will contribute to shaping future DKU programs for both DKU and Duke students. For further questions, please email I look forward to hearing from you.
The deadline is September 30

6. Duke DPT 5K Run!
Date: Sat, Sept 29th
Time: 9:00am Kid's Fun Run
10:00am DPT 5K Run/Walk
Location: Corner of Science Drive and Highway 751
Register Online HERE!
Online Registration Closing Date: 9/28/2012
Registration is available the morning of the race.
Please stay after the run for Post-Race Activities. We will have free massages, awards, a raffle and refreshments!

7. Race Judicata 5K Run/Walk
When: Sat, Sept 29th: 11AM-2PM
Duke Law's Public Interest Law Foundation is holding its fifth annual Race Judicata 5K run/walk on the Al Buehler Trail! This event raises funding to support PILF's mission and enables Duke Law students to work in unpaid public interest positions by providing summer grants. Join us for food, fun, and prizes! Pre-register online at (search Duke Law Race Judicata) or at one of our tabling sessions. Registration is $20 before September 29, $25 the day of the race. Registration begins at 9:30 am on September 29.

Next Week (10/1-10/7)

8. Duke Optical Society (OSA/SPIE) Ice Cream Social & Info Session
When: Mon, Oct 1st: 4PM
Location: CIEMAS 3rd Floor Atrium
Contact: Amy Frees
FREE Ice cream! The Duke Optical Society Chapter is hosting an awesome ice cream social to get this semester started. Come socialize with fellow optics enthusiasts and learn about our plans for this year. We have exciting events coming up in outreach and networking and we need your help! All students, post-docs and faculty with an interest in optics and photonics are welcome to join us for an ice cream break!

9. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, Oct 2nd: 5:30-7PM
Location: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)
Webcast: Watch Here
Contact: Katie Owen
Duke Divinity's Presbyterian/Reformed Student Association and Westminster Fellowship invite you to Theology on Tap, a weekly gathering at Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue) in Durham for Christian theological exploration around topics of science, news, culture, and life. Conversation topics rotate weekly. Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks provided. All are welcome!

10. 4v4 "Play For 8" Flag Football Tournament
When: Fri, Oct 5th: 12-7PM
Location: West Turf Fields
Cost: $5.00 per player (all proceeds go to the Blair Holliday Recovery Fund)
Contact: Matthew Holdren
A maximum of 6-players to a roster. All participants will receive a T-shirt with a guarantee of two games. Champions of each division will receive our Four on Four Flag Football Award.
We will also have the "Punt-Pass Challenge" where you will get a ball to throw and a ball to punt. We will combine your yardage of the two and winning combination will receive a prize. We will have a female and male Punt-Pass Champion.
If you cannot join us by participating in this event, we welcome your support by coming out and cheering on your fellow students, co-workers, coaches, and more. You can also help us in raising additional money for Blair through our raffle; $1 per ticket with a chance to win an assortment of prizes.
Individual Players are welcome as we will have free agent teams available for play.
So come out to have a great time and to support our fellow Duke Blue Devil, Blair Holliday... We hope to see you there!
To register please click HERE!

11. Walk for Hope
Date: Sun, Oct 14th
Time: 8am - 5 & 10K Run for Hope
10am - Walk for Hope
Location: 9401 Glenwood Avenue Raleigh, NC 27617
Cost: $30.00
Duke Contact: Cliff Brandt
The mission of the foundation of hope is to promote scientific research aimed at discovering the causes and potential cures for mental illness in order to develop a more effective means of treatment. Additionally, the foundation is committed to raising community awareness and supporting effective treatment programs.
The Walk is the longest running community event in the country devoted to funding mental health research. Last year, it attracted over 3,000 participants and raised over $500,000. This year, with your support and that of many others new to the event, we are confident we will raise even more.
The Walk not only raises money for a very important cause, it's a great time as well!
It runs through beautiful William B. Umstead State Park and a wide variety of refreshments are served at many points along the way. Afterwards, as part of the Walk's celebration and awards ceremony, The Angus Barn hosts a complimentary barbeque for all participants, featuring live entertainment and a remarkable array of outstanding food, soft drinks, and beer.

12. The DAAD Review Committee is now accepting applications for academic year 2013-14
Deadline: Events or exhibits must be held or started before Nov 10th
Contact: Dr. Douglas A. Campbell
Duke University is a Partner University with the Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD; German Academic Exchange Service) in reviewing applications, and recommending candidates for research grants and scholarships for study in Germany.
Research grants are open to Ph.D. students in any discipline and these can be short term (1-6 months) or long term Study scholarships (7-10 months). Study scholarships are open to undergraduates, recent graduates and graduate students wishing to study in Germany. Study scholarships are for one German academic year (October 1, 2013 July 31, 2014.) Additional detail regarding Eligibility Requirements and Application Guidelines can be found at one of the following links:
DAAD Research Grants
DAAD Study Scholarships
Completed application packets should be submitted to Dr. Douglas A. Campbell, Duke DAAD Campus Coordinator, at the following address:
Dr. Douglas A. Campbell
Associate Professor of New Testament
The Divinity School
Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708-0305

13. Stand Up for Science - Contest
Deadline: Events or exhibits must be held or started before Nov 10th
Final Submission: Must be received by Dec 1st at 11:59pm EST
Grad Prize: $10,000
Runner-up Prize: $5,000
Honorable Mention: 5 @ $2,000
The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) is sponsoring a competition for the most effective demonstration of how research funded by NIH, NSF, and other federal agencies improves the health, quality of life, or economy in local communities.
We are looking for YOU to create exhibits, events, or web-based outreach that highlight the value of NIH, NSF, or other federally funded research!
Ideas for submission include but are not limited in any way to: Rallies, Exhibits, Demonstrations, Science fairs, Flash mobs, Music/dance videos, Interpretive dance, Theatrical presentations, On-line game/interactive website.

Admission to all athletic events is FREE! with your Duke Student ID or Spouse Card!
Sports Section

Women's Soccer vs. Clemson
When: Thurs, Sept 27th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Duke Field Hockey vs. Boston College
When: Fri, Sept 28th: 6PM
Location: Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. North Carolina
When: Fri, Sept 28th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Duke Field Hockey vs. Kent State
When: Sun, Sept 30th: 1PM
Location: Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium

Volleyball vs. Maryland
When: Fri, Oct 5th: 7PM
Location: Cameron Indoor

Volleyball vs. Boston College
When: Sat, Oct 6th: TBA
Location: Cameron Indoor

Duke Football vs. Virginia
When: Sat, Oct 6th: TBA
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium

Women's Soccer vs. Boston College
When: Sun, Oct 7th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Prepare for your post-Duke life!
Career Center Events

Interviewing Skills and Strategies
When: Tue, Sept 25th: 12-1:30PM
Location: Flowers 201

Graduate Student Drop-In Advising on West
When: Fri, Sept 28th: 11:30AM-1:30PM
Location: Bryan Center Meeting Room B

Preparing for Interviews part of the Career Prep Series for Master's Students
When: Fri, Sept 28th: 12PM-1PM
Location: Social Sciences 311

Job Search Workshop for Graduate Students
When: Tues, Oct 2nd: 12PM-1:30PM
Location: Biological Sciences 154

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