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CONTENTS:
This Week (9/30-10/6)

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

2. Job Search Workshop

3. GPSC EVENT: GPSC LUNCHEON SERIES - International House

4. FREE Film Screening: "New Muslim Cool"

5. Using Credit Wisely

6. GPSC EVENT: Thirsty Thursday @ SHOOTERS II

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

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

9. FREE Film Screening: "Reel Injun"

10. The Gauntlet: Flip Cup for a Cause

11. Graduate Christian Fellowship Meeting and Meal

12. Duke Iconathon

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

14. Student Science Education Outreach Grants

15. FREE Film Screening: "Topkapi"


Next Week (10/7-10/13)

16. My Vision for the U.S. Health Care System in 20 Years

17. Coming Out Day

18. The Teaching Statement for Graduate Students & Postdocs

19. FREE Film Screening: "The Undocumented"

20. Face to Face: Incorporating Collaborative Documentary Projects in Healthcare

21. FREE Film Screening: "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator"

22. "How to Give a Job Talk and Why It's Not the Same as a Research Talk" for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs

23. FREE Film Screening: "League of Denial: The NFLs Concussion Crisis"

24. World Mental Health Day Commemoration

25. Academic CV Writing for Graduate Students & Postdocs

26. Fall Festival in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden


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
Evangelion 1.11
Thurs, October 3rd @ 7:00PM and 9:30PM
Sun, October 6th @ 2:00PM
Pacific Rim
Fri, October 4th @ 7:00PM
Sat, October 5th @ 7:00PM

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I'm writing this to you from Montréal, Canada! Although I am drowning in maple syrup and feasting on poutine, I'm not so far away as to neglect to bring you this week's GPSC News, hot off the presses!

There are many opportunities this week to shake your tail feather, use your FLIP CUP skills for the greater good and bring science to local schools! Don't miss out on all the amazing events going on at Duke this week, there's something for everyone!
Fumiko Chino


This Week (9/30-10/6)


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. GPSC Event: GPSC LUNCHEON SERIES WITH UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATORS - International House
When: Weds, October 2nd: 12:00-1:30PM Note TIME CHANGE.
Location: Grace's Cafe in Trent Hall
Cost: FREE, Free Lunch 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 coordinators and acts as liaison among International House and various university administrative offices and academic departments as well as the Durham Community. In addition, she coordinates off-campus transportation, and manages apartments for short-term scholars.

4. 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.

5. Using Credit Wisely
When: Weds, October 2nd: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: Perkins Library 218
Registration: All FULL
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.

6. GPSC EVENT: Thirsty Thursday @ SHOOTERS II
When: Thurs, October 3rd: starting at 10:00PM
Location: SHOOTERS II
Register: None required.
Cost: Admission is FREE.
Contact: Ben Shellhorn
It was bound to happen: Thirsty Thursday is at Shooters II this month. Ride the bull. Dance in the cage. Flirt with undergrads. Don't talk about it afterward.

7. The Tech Savvy Job Search for Graduate Students & Postdocs
When: Fri, October 4th: 12:00-1:15PM
Location: Social Sciences 229
Registration: All FULL
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

8. "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.

9. 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.

10. The Gauntlet: Flip Cup for a Cause
When: Fri, October 4th: 5:00-7:30PM
Location: LSRC A Wing courtyard
Cost: $8 per person, $40 for team of 5
Contact: Peter Hansel
Join us, Friday, October 4th in the LSRC A-Wing courtyard for THE GAUNTLET: Flip Cup for a Cause - a flip-cup tournament supporting students attending the UN Climate negotiations in Warsaw, Poland. Prizes will be awarded to winning team. In a few months, your friends will be traveling to Warsaw representing Duke at the UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw, Poland. As we have in the past, students will be working with small developing nations and learning a lot about the negotiations. This event will help with travel costs associated with the trip.

11. Graduate Christian Fellowship Meeting and Meal
When: Fri, October 4th: 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Duke Chapel Basement Kitchen
Cost: $5 suggested donation for dinner
Contact: Chris Dieguez
Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship for our weekly meeting and meal. Dinner at 6pm, worship and talk to follow at 7pm. Our topic for this week is Perfection

12. 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.

13. 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!

14. 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.

15. 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".


Next Week (10/7-10/13)

16. My Vision for the U.S. Health Care System in 20 Years
When: Tues, October 8th: 8:30-10:15AM
Location: Sanford Room 04
Contact: Mary Lindsley
Reihan Salam, of the National Review's Online Domestic Policy Blog and the E Street Intitute, was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic, a producer for NBC News, a junior editor and editorial researcher at The New York Times, a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a reporter-researcher at The New Republic. He is the co-author of "Grand New Party: How Conservatives Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream" (Doubleday, 2008). Breakfast refreshments and coffee will be provided.

17. Coming Out Day
When: Tues, October 8th: 11:00-2:00PM
Location: Bryan Center Plaza
Cost: FREE
Contact: India Pierce
National Coming Out Day is an internationally-observed civil awareness day for coming out and discussion about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) issues. Come join us as the Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, student groups from across campus, and supportive offices gather on the Bryan Center plaza to distribute Love=Love T-shirts and information about coming out, being out, and the LGBTQ Community at Duke.

18. The Teaching Statement for Graduate Students & Postdocs
When: Tues, October 8th: 12:00-1:30PM
Location: Rm A156 LSRC
Registration: HERE
Contact: Career Center
A teaching portfolio is more than a collection of documents: it is set of claims about your teaching and evidence to support them. In this workshop, you will examine how claims and evidence can be framed in way that allows you demonstrate your skill (or potential) as a university instructor in a teaching statement supported by materials created by you (such as videos, handouts and student assignments). PRESENTER: Hugh Crumley, PhD, Director, Certificate in College Teaching Program, Duke University Graduate School

19. FREE Film Screening: "The Undocumented"
When: Tues, October 8th: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: American Tobacco Campus - Power Plant: Full Frame Theater
Cost: FREE
Contact: Emily Stewart
This film tells the story of migrant deaths along the Arizona-Mexico border and reveals the ongoing impact of immigration laws and economic policies on the very people who continue to be affected by them.

20. Face to Face: Incorporating Collaborative Documentary Projects in Healthcare
When: Weds, October 9th: 5:00-6:15PM
Location: John Hope Franklin Center 240
Contact: Trent Center
Physician and photographer John Moses, MD will discuss how photography, audio and multimedia presentations can be used to enhance our understanding of a variety of healthcare issues. He will reflect on his own photodocumentary projects as well as how the tools of documentary can be used to enhance medical education. Dr. Moses is a general pediatrician at Duke University Medical Center and teaches photography at Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies. For the last three years he has assisted Liisa Ogburn in directing the Documenting Medicine Program at Duke University.Free parking available in the Pickens Clinic lot across from the John Hope Franklin Center.

21. FREE Film Screening: "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator"
When: Weds, October 9th: 7:00-9:00PM
Location: Bryan Center Griffith Film Theater
Contact: Hank Okazaki
Film Screening: "Granito: How to Nail a Dictator" (Pamela Yates, 2011, 103 min, USA/Guatemala/Spain, in Spanish with English subtitles, Color, DVD). -- "Granito" is a story of destinies joined by Guatemala's past, and how a documentary film from 1982, "When the Mountains Tremble", becomes forensic evidence to help prove a genocide case against a military dictator. In "Granito," the characters sift for clues buried in archives of mind and place and historical memory, seeking to uncover a narrative that could unlock the past and settle matters of life and death in the present. Like a crime thriller where the narrative is revealed step by step, this epic film travels between present and past, uncovering evidence of massive crimes and bringing accountability to the present.

22. "How to Give a Job Talk and Why It's Not the Same as a Research Talk" for STEM Graduate Students and Postdocs
When: Thurs, October 10th: 9:30-11:00!M
Location: Room 143, Jones Building
Registration: HERE
Contact: Career Center
The job talk is not about your research. Although you will certainly be talking about your research, the job talk is your chance to show how you are the right fit for the institution. In this talk, Dr Bill Schrader will discuss how you can tailor your talk not only to showcase your research, but also to demonstrate that you are the best candidate for the job. Having held positions in academia, government, and industry, Dr Schrader will compare what all three employers are looking for in a job talk.

23. FREE Film Screening: "League of Denial: The NFLs Concussion Crisis"
When: Thurs, October 10th: 6:00-9:00PM
Location: TBA
Contact: Shelley Stonecipher
6 :00 pm: Film Screening: League of Denial: The NFLs Concussion CrisisFollowed by discussion with prize-winning ESPN investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada, and Duke Professor Philip Bennett, the film¿s managing editor. Join us for a special two-hour screening of League of Denial, the provocative new film from PBS FRONTLINE that tells the inside story of the National Football League's response to the risks of head injuries in professional football. What did the NFL know and when did it know it? What are the risks to players ¿ and to America's most popular sport? The film is based on the book by ESPN investigative reporters Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada. Duke Prof. Philip Bennett, director of the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, was the film's managing editor.

24. World Mental Health Day Commemoration and FREE Film Screening
When: Thurs, October 10th: 4:00-6:00PM
Location: Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Great Hall
Contact: Agata Rocka Stadiem
Join the Duke community for a documentary screening followed by a moderated discussion. Light refreshments will be served in Great Hall Room A. The documentary is titled: "Hidden Pictures: A Personal Journey Into Global Mental Health." Learn more at www.hiddenpicturesfilm.com/

25. Academic CV Writing for Graduate Students & Postdocs
When: Fri, October 11th: 12:00-1:15PM
Location: Duke Engage Classroom, Smith Warehouse, 2nd floor
Registration: All FULL
Contact: Career Center
An exceptional CV goes far beyond simply listing your academic accomplishments. This document allows you to market yourself to search committees as a compelling candidate with directly relevant skills and knowledge. The drafting process for this document is your opportunity to emphasize how your specific skills and experiences will fit within and enrich the targeted academic institution. In this workshop you will learn how to craft a compelling academic CV that highlights the knowledge, skills, results, and distinctions that comprise your qualifications. PRESENTER: Paul Miceli, PhD, Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services, Duke Career Center

26. Fall Festival in the Charlotte Brody Discovery Garden
When: Sun, October 13th: 12:00-3:00PM
Location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Contact: Sara Smith
Join us for an autumn fest in the Discovery Garden with activities for the entire family. Drop-in activities, information stations, displays and resources will include a salsa tasting contest, sack races at 1 and 2 p.m., SEEDS with seed bombs and the pollinator game, a plant a seed activity, taste a rainbow, storytime in the garden, Master Gardeners with plant information and advice, the Beekeeping Club of Durham and more. Free admission. No registration required. Parking fees apply. Information: 919-668-1707.


Ongoing Events, Opportunities and more

Mahato Image & Photo Contest Now Open - $500 first place award
When: Contest open NOW, submit 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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