GPSCNews: Keeping You Informed on a Weekly Basis!
This Week (10/8-10/14)

1. MAHATO IMAGE & PHOTO CONTEST NOW OPEN - $1000 First Place Award

2. GPSC Luncheon Series: Graduate Student Affairs

3. GPSC Sponsored 5k for Church World Service

4. Duke Med Elementary Volunteer Orientation

5. Theology on Tap

6. Duke Wind Symphony: 'Black Dog'

7. Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk

8. Walk for Hope

Next Week (10/15-10/21)

9. Avenue Q

10. Meshell Ndegeocello

11. Jazz @ the Mary Lou

12. Women in Science and Engineering Research Symposium

13. Theology on Tap

14. Tips-n-Treats

15. Free technology training at Duke – in person & online

16. Check your digital security savvy, and you could win an iPad!

Sports Section

Career Center

Duke Tickets lists a TON of AMAZING performances happening at Duke!?!
See "Magic Mike" on 10/19 & 10/20 at 7 & 9:30PM in the Griffith Theater
NOTE: Everything that is this COLOR and this COLOR is a link!
CLICK ON: Sports Section, Career Center, and Did You Know? to jump to each section!

Entertaining Duke Performances Here!
Classy Colleagues!
I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! The GPSCNews is here to bring you an exuberant display of events! To start, the Did You Know? section provides a link to the "Tickets@Duke" website, which has a ton of entertaining performance events; tickets are pretty cheap (less than $10) and most events are FREE. The Did You Know? also has information on how you can see "Magic Mike" for free. A highlight this week: Duke's Wind Symphony is performing this Thursday. The navigation bar is now "internally linked" so clicking on a title will jump to that event within the GPSCNews. Clicking on the titles of events in the body of the GPSCNews will open a new tab with the website where the information was obtained. Don't forget to check out our Career Center & Sports Section. I hope something catches your fancy!
Thanks for ROCKING!!!
Chris Rowland

This Week (10/8-10/14)

1. MAHATO IMAGE & PHOTO CONTEST - $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: 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
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.

3. 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.

4. Duke Med Elementary Volunteer Orientation
When: Mon, Oct 8th: 12-1PM
Location: Duke South Clinic Amphitheater
Contact: Danielle Sobol
Volunteers should attend this orientation in order to assist 3rd grade students through Duke Med Elementary (Teaching and Mentoring Interest Group) this semester. This orientation covers all activities and duties of volunteers. Any interested students, please contact Danielle Sobol (

5. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, Oct 9th: 5:30-7PM
Location: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)
Cost: FREE!
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!

6. Duke Wind Symphony: 'Black Dog'
When: Thurs, Oct 11th: 8PM
Location: Reynolds Theater
Cost: FREE!
Jimmy Gilmore is a native of Dallas, Texas and is Principal Clarinetist (ret.) of the North Carolina Symphony and presently serves as Senior Advisor for the Orchestra. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music. Mr. Gilmore was formerly a member of the Rochester Philharmonic and the U.S. Military Academy Band at West Point. A faculty member of Duke University and Meredith College, Mr. Gilmore has made numerous appearances as a soloist and recitalist throughout the Southeast. In addition, he has appeared many times as a concerto soloist with the North Carolina Symphony.

7. Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk
When: Fri, Oct 12th:
• 4PM Kickoff @ Fox Center - Fuqua
• 4:30 Run/Walk @ WaDuke
Cost: $5 Registration Donation goes to the breast cancer research

8. 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.

Next Week (10/15-10/21)

9. Avenue Q
• Thurs, Oct 18th: 8PM
• Fri, Oct 19th: 8PM
• Sat, Oct 20th: 2PM
• Sat, Oct 20th: 8PM
• Sun, Oct 21st: 2PM
Location: Sheafer Lab Theater
Cost: Students: $8 | Public: $10
The South's Oldest Student-Run Musical Theater Organization, Hoof'n'Horn is proud to present it's first ever production of the hit musical Avenue Q! The Tony Award Winning Musical for Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Original Score was conceived by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx and uses the art of puppetry to display a comical coming-of-age parable that addresses and lampoons both the issues involved in entering adulthood and Sesame Street. We invite you to join in as Princeton, Kate Monster, Gary Coleman (yes... THAT Gary Coleman), and all of Avenue Q's whimsical characters take you on the satirically hilarious journey that is adulthood! We promise to make you feel "Special"!
**Please arrive early. Late seating restrictions may be in effect.**

10. Meshell Ndegeocello
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 8-11PM
Location: Bryan Center Reynolds Industries Theater
Cost: $32 | $26 | $10 Duke students | Reserved Seating
Contact: Ken Rumble
The singer, songwriter, and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello is one of the most beloved and elusive musicians of our times. A pioneer of the sophisticated welter of urban pop styles called neo-soul, she remains unmistakable for the dazzle of her bass playing and the "dark, stoic clarity" (NY Times) of her singing. *** Funk, jazz, hip-hop, soul: across eight critically acclaimed albums, Meshell Ndegeocello tested and excelled at them all. Her forthcoming album Pour une âme souveraine ("For a sovereign soul"), due October 9, takes another sharp turn - this time, into the songbook of Tryon, North Carolina native Nina Simone. Simone's self-directed fusion of jazz, classical, and gospel music makes her a clear kindred spirit of Ndegeocello. Simone was "pressured to make hits," Ndegeocello has said, "but her own sound was still irrepressible."This Reynolds Theater concert will feature Ndegeocello's homage to Nina Simone and, with a full backing band, interweave those songs with originals from across Ndegeocello's remarkable career, providing a fresh look at a musician who built a devoted following by skirting the spotlight.

11. Jazz @ the Mary Lou
When: Wed, Oct 17th: 9:30PM-12:30AM
Location: Mary Lou Williams Center
Cost: FREE!
Contact: Mary Lou Williams Center for Black Culture
Fill your Wednesday evenings with live jazz and the exquisite company of jazz lovers from the campus and community in an energetic and engaging atmosphere. Enjoy live performances by local musicians as well as Duke music students, with special guest artists all brought together by John Brown, Director of the Duke Jazz Studies Program. Jazz @ begins at 9:30pm and ends at 12:30am. Feel free to stay for just one set or for the entire evening. Comfortable attire and open to the public. Light hors d'oeuvres and liquid refreshment will be provided with the option to enjoy late night fare and drinks in the Faculty Commons provided by Plate & Pitchfork. Below you will find the dates that Jazz is set for the 2010-2011 Academic Year. Jazz @ is co-sponsored with DUU and Jazz Studies (Music Department).

12. 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.

13. Theology on Tap
When: Tues, Oct 16th: 5:30-7PM
Location: Fullsteam Brewery (726 Rigsbee Avenue)
Cost: FREE!
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!

14. Tips-n-Treats
Enjoy baked goods and get sweet on safety by talking with Duke Police officer
• Tues, Oct 16th: 6-8PM @ East Marketplace
• Wed, Oct 17th: 6-8PM @Food Factory at Devil's Bistro
• Thurs, Oct 18th: 11AM-1PM @ Bryan Center near the Plaza
Contact: Eric Hester

15. Free technology training at Duke – in person & online
OIT Training just added additional free technology training seminars to the fall 2012 schedule. Sessions include Sites@Duke (WordPress), Photoshop, Qualtrics, iMovie, PowerPoint, Excel and more.
Go here to view the schedule & to register:
Also, remember to check out the lynda online training library to learn on your own or compliment what you are learning in the classroom. Connect now:

16. Check your digital security savvy, and you could win an iPad!
Students, faculty and staff can enter a contest to win an iPad as part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month in October. Also this month, Duke’s IT Security Office is offering a series of events to help Duke users make sure their computers stay healthy, including “health checks” for Duke computers at various campus locations and a panel on data security for international travelers. To enter the contest or find out more, visit

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

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

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

Men's Golf Rod Myers Initational
When: Sat & Sun, Oct 13th-14th: All Day
Location: Duke University Golf Club

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

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

Career Center Events
Prepare for your post-Duke life!
Register for all events on the Career Center Website

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

Graduate Student Career Fair Prep for the Nonprofit & Government Career Fair
When: Wed, Oct 17th: 12PM
Location: Flowers 201
Registration Required

Internship Spotlight Series: Diversity Internship Programs
When: Thurs, Oct 18th: 6-7PM
Location: Social Sciences 124
Registration Required

Career Prep Series for Master's Students: What is Your Brand?
When: Fri, Oct 19th: 12-1PM
Location: Social Sciences 311
Registration Required

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