GPSCNews: Keeping You Informed on a Weekly Basis!


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CONTENTS:
This Week (10/1-10/7)

1. Thirsty Thursday at Alivia's

2. GPSC Luncheon Series: Student Health Center

3. Mahato Image & Photo Contest

4. GPSC Sponsored 5k for Church World Service

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

6. Theology on Tap

7. Koru Class

8. Gandhi Day of Service

9. Art For All

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

11. GFC Weekly Meeting and Meal

12. The Yawpers, Sinners & Saints, Sam Lee

13. Duke Graduate and Professional Habitat for Humanity

14. Fall Farm Festival


Next Week (10/8-10/14)

15. GPSC Luncheon Series: Graduate Student Affairs

16. Theology on Tap

17. Women in Science and Engineering Research Symposium

18. Walk for Hope

19. The DAAD Review Committee is now accepting applications

Sports Section

Career Center


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Classy Colleagues!
I hope everyone had a phenomenal weekend! The GPSCNews is about to rock your calendar! To start, Duke Performances offers a ton of awesome and entertaining events; check them out by clicking on the title above. There is a Thirsty Thursday at Alivia's. GPSC is sponsoring a luncheon with Duke Student Health. The Mahato photo contest is still open and still offering a $1,000 prize. Come learn what GPSC does and how to get involved at the General Assembly meeting this Tuesday at 6:30pm in Westbrook 0016. Our speaker for Tuesday is Anna Kenyon, the Duke Student Health Insurance Manager. Our Career Center is boasting six professional-development events and our Sports Section lists 17 opportunities for you to show your Duke pride. The Did You Know? section now provides a fun fact AND includes a FREE Movie every week. I hope you find something you enjoy!
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
Chris Rowland


This Week (10/1-10/7)

1. Thirsty Thursday at Alivia's
When: Thur, Oct 4th, 9:30PM-2AM
Location: Alivia's
Contact: Alexis Mann
Come join GPSC for Thirsty Thursday at Alivia's (900 W. Main St, Durham, North Carolina 27701). Drink tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis ($5 value). Food may be available. Hope to see you all there!
NOTE: It will start at 9:30, not the usual 9:00 PM time.

2. GPSC Luncheon Series: Student Health Center
When: Tues, Oct 2nd: 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-Oct.02", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators, to pan.wu@duke.edu.
Context: This luncheon will feature Jean Hanson, RN, MPH, Associate Director, Clinical Support Services and Outreach Student Health Center. The Duke Student Health Center provides comprehensive health care for graduate, professional and undergraduate students. She will provide information about the many services and answer any questions you may have. She is also interested in your feedback about the services and desires for services that are not currently offered.

3. 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.

4. GPSC Sponsored 5k for Church World Service
When: Sat, Nov 10th: 8:30AM
Location: Al Buehler Trail
Contact: Daniel Brown
Cost: If you register now, the cost is just $25. After October 13th, registration will be $35. This fee covers race registration, a CWS t-shirt, and snacks following the race.
Register Here!
Come run “The Race Home” a 5K to benefit CWS-RDU’s immigration and resettlement program November 10th 2012 on Duke’s Al Buehler Trail in Duke Forest. The Al Buehler trail is a hilly limestone trail around the Washington Duke golf course adjacent to Duke University.
Parking: Duke students and those with Duke parking passes should park on campus and walk to the Al Buehler trail. All others will be directed to appropriate parking along Academy Road.

5. 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!

6. 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!

7. Koru Class
When: Tuesdays, Oct 2nd, 7th, 23rd, & 30th: 4:30-5:45PM
Location: Page 217
Registration: See CAPS Website
Contact: Gary Glass
This workshop series offers skills in Mindfulness and Meditation, which lead to the type of growth symbolized by the Koru. In addition to helping to decrease your stress, this course offers an approach for finding more satisfaction in your daily life. The course, consisting of 4 classes, is designed to help you learn mindfulness through the practice of meditation and other specific skills that calm and focus your mind.

8. Gandhi Day of Service
When: Wed, Oct 3rd, 9AM-12PM
Location: Fox Center in Fuqua
Contact: Manan Maheshwari
Gandhi Day is a day of service where students go out into the community to give back for a few hours to really "Be the Change." We have some great organizations this year, including:
• TROSA
• Durham CAARES
• Habitat for Humanity
• Durham Trails
• Durham Food Bank
Volunteering runs from 9am-12pm on Oct 3rd 2012(registration at 8am in Winter Garden), and is followed by lunch and conversation in the Winter Garden

9. Art For All
When: Thur, Oct 4th, 7PM-10PM
Location: Nasher Museum of Art
Contact: Jennifer Avery
Come join us for our first Art for All of the year! Open to all Duke students and the Durham community, this event will highlight the "Time Capsule" exhibit -- the collection of Duke alumnus and art collector, Jason Rubell. In honor of Rubell's time capsule, we would like to invite all attendees to help us create our own time capsule! Feel free to bring an item that represents who you are in this day and age. We will also provide materials for you to create an item on the spot.Entertainment will be provided by Stop Motion Dance Crew and as always, the Nasher Cafe will by supplying delicious hors d'oeurves!

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. GFC Weekly Meeting and Meal
When: Fri, Oct 5th: 6-8PM
Location: Duke Chapel Basement-Kitchen
Contact: Graduate Christian Fellowship
Join the Graduate Christian Fellowship for our weekly meeting an meal. Meet at 6PM in the Chapel Basement for a community meal, and at 7pm we will have a time of worship and Bible study. This week's topic: living together as a church in the face of disagreement. Suggested donation of $5 for dinner, but all are welcome regardless.

12. The Yawpers, Sinners & Saints, Sam Lee
When: Fri, Oct 5th, 9PM-11:30PM
Location: Duke CoffeeHouse
The Yawpers, Sinners & Saints, Sam Lee are musical performers sponsored by the Duke University Union.

13. Duke Graduate and Professional Habitat for Humanity
When: Sat, Oct 6th: 8:30AM-3:30PM
Location: Details Given Upon Signing Up
Contact: Andre Van Rynbach
Come build houses with Habitat for Humanity! Volunteer shifts are from 8:30-11:30 and 12:30-3:30. Sign up by emailing Andre by Wednesday, October 3 indicating which shift you would like to work. Those who sign up will receive an email by Thursday with other pertinent details including directions to the worksite and information about carpooling.

14. Fall Farm Festival
When: Sat, Oct 6th: 4-11PM
Location: Woodcrest Farm, 5604 Dairyland Rd, Hillsborough, NC
Contact: farmhand.duke@gmail.com
Cost: $10
In the spirit of fun fall activities, including pumpkin carving, hayrides, bluegrass music, and pig roast! Catered by Foster’s Market and Fullsteam Brewery, but please bring one dish for the potluck since we’re eating family style. We will be selling tickets for $10 from October 2-4th from 10-3:30 at the Nicholas School in Hug Commons! If you can't buy tickets on campus ahead of time, buy your ticket the day of the event! We hope y'all can make it!


Next Week (10/8-10/14)

15. GPSC Luncheon Series: Graduate Student Affairs
When: Tues, Oct 9th: 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-Oct.09", including your full name, school/department, contact info, and any questions for the administrators, to pan.wu@duke.edu.
Context: TThis luncheon will feature Dr. Jacqueline Looney, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Vice Provost for Academic Diversity. The topic is “Prescription for Persistence: Strategies for Staying the Course in Graduate School.” Please come to join in the luncheon with Jacqueline, to learn about how Graduate Student Affair is related to your life in Duke and share your experiences.

16. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, Oct 9th: 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!

17. Women in Science and Engineering Research Symposium
Submit Abstracts: HERE
Deadline: Mon, Oct 15th
Contact: Emily Boehm
Dear Scientists,
Duke Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) and Sigma Xi are excited to announce a research symposium on December 1st, aimed at bringing together women in science of all ages and disciplines. We are inviting undergraduates, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and professionals in industry to share our research, network, and discuss issues of gender in the world of science.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS! We are seeking abstracts from female scientists for posters and podium presentations. Please submit your abstracts HERE from October 1-15. A faculty review panel will select the abstracts to be presented at the symposium. If you need a little extra incentive to participate, one poster and one talk will be selected by the faculty reviewers to win $100 in conference travel funds! In addition to the research presentations, the symposium will also include lunch, dinner, a keynote speaker, and a panel discussion of issues of gender in science. People of all genders are invited to attend, and if you are interested in volunteering to help make the symposium a success, please contact Hannah Aird.

18. 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
Contact: walkforhope@walkforhope.com
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.

19. 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


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

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: 3pm
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium

Women's Soccer vs. Boston College
When: Sun, Oct 7th: 1PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Volleyball vs. Clemson
When: Fri, Oct 12th: 7pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Men's Soccer vs. Maryland
When: Fri, Oct 12th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Volleyball vs. Georgia Tech
When: Sat, Oct 13th: 7pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Women's Soccer vs. Boston College
When: Sun, Oct 14th: 2PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Volleyball vs. Wake Forest
When: Tues, Oct 16th: 7pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Men's Soccer vs. Presbyterian
When: Tues, Oct 16th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Women's Soccer vs. North Carolina
When: Thurs, Oct 18th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Duke Field Hockey vs. California
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 6PM
Location: Williams Field at Jack Katz Stadium

Men's Soccer vs. Boston College
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 7PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium

Duke Men's Basketball Countdown to Craziness
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 8pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Duke Football vs. North Carolina
When: Sat, Oct 20th: TBD
Location: Wallace Wade Stadium

Duke Women's Basketball - Blue/White Scrimmage
When: Sun, Oct 21st: 1pm
Location: Cameron Indoor

Women's Soccer vs. Francis Marion
When: Sun, Oct 21st: 2PM
Location: Koskinen Stadium


Prepare for your post-Duke life!
Career Center Events

Register for all events on the Career Center Website

Job Search Workshop
When: Tue, Oct 2nd: 12PM
Location: Biological Sciences 154
Registration Required

Academic Career Series: The Tech Savvy Job Search
When: Wed, Oct 3rd: 12PM
Location: Social Psych 133
Registration Required

Career Prep for Master's Students: Building Professional Relationships
When: Fri, Oct 5th: 12PM
Location: Social Sci 311
Registration Required

Academic Career Series: Writing an Effective CV and Cover Letter
When: Tues, Oct 9th: 12PM
Location: Gross Hall 111
Registration Required

LinkedIn: The Recruiter's Perspective
When: Thurs, Oct 11th: 9:30AM
Location: Bryan Research 103
Registration Required

Engineering Career Talk featuring Brian Heaney
When: Thurs, Oct 11th: 12PM
Location: Teer 115
Registration Required


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